How to Dance on a Spinning Pole

by Kelly on April 30, 2011

*Thank you to one of my readers for coming up with this fabulous idea for a post!*

When most people learn to pole dance, they start out on a stationary pole.  Transitioning to a spinning pole can make you feel a like a newbie all over again but with a couple quick tips, you’ll get the hang of it in no time!

  • You’ll need less momentum than on a static pole.

If you are used to dancing on a stationary pole, you’ll want to watch the amount of “push off” or swinging of the outside leg that moves you around the pole.  A spinning pole needs less and if you aren’t careful, you’ll end up looking like a cartoon character hanging onto the pole for dear life so that it doesn’t fling you across the room.

Also, be aware that different poles have different amount of tension in the spin.  Some spin more easily than others.  Once you get used yours, you’ll look back and wonder why it ever seemed so hard to get the right amount of spin in the first place.

  • Know where your brakes are.

When you are on a spinning pole, your pieces and parts (meaning your arms, legs, and torso) are what control your speed once you have mounted the pole.  The closer you are tucked into the pole, the faster you will spin.  If you want to slow down, kick out your legs and lean away from the pole.  Play with doing a few times… it’s fun!

  • Stop the dizzies.

OK… maybe you can’t stop them totally, but you CAN help them.  Some people say that if you look at the pole while you are spinning, it helps.  I never notice being dizzy until I come out of a spin.  I have a great trick for that one… you just do a sexy pose or a slow sensual move until the room stops spinning.  Seriously, it’s one of the best things anyone ever taught me and it looks good too!

Do you have tips or tricks to share?  I’d love to hear them!

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