Looking back at how I found and learnt this spin makes me laugh today. ?
I was immediately impressed by its fluidity when I saw it in a video of one of my favourite pole dancers – Louise Wawrzynska.
I’ve been playing with „pole skating“ spins before, where the goal is to constantly keep contact with the floor. So, I got excited that this pretty spin might not be very difficult and that I’ll be able to make it look fluid just like Louise W. does.
First off: technically and strength-wise it’s an easy spin. It’s suitable for beginners and intermediate students. What appeared to be difficult for me though was figuring out the spin directions and the transition.
I realized that the spin starts backwards and somehow ends facing forwards. But I couldn’t see any transition at first. That’s how smooth it is!
I watched it 5 times in slow motion and I couldn’t tell what’s going on. After switching back and forth between my pole and the video a few times, I finally figured out how the legs and the hips follow the natural rotation of the spin. I broke it down in the video below, so it’s easier for you.
Sometimes we need to do less and follow the path of least resistance. It might feel unusual because as pole dancers we need a body control in pretty much all pole moves. But consciously deciding when and where to relax within the tension brings smoothness in our movement. This is my personal goal and something I’m working on at the moment.
When was the last time you tried to relax in your movement? When would you say that it’s helpful?
Watch the Pole Skating spin in action to this song that became my favourite just within a couple of minutes.
Put on your favourite song and make your own combo with this spin. Share it with the pole community. #15spinsintoclimb