Vertical Joy | Pole Foundations | Playlist 1

Vertical Joy | Pole Foundations | Playlist 1

Taking you from your very first spin.
These spins have been produced and collected in order as each technique builds on the one before.

Vertical Joy | Pole Foundations | Playlist 1

11 Videos

  • Front Hook

    As a first spin, this challenges not only grip and hand placement, but ways in which to arrange your body around the big piece of metal you are now preparing to swing yourself around.

    Wearing:
    Creatures of XIX Black leggings
    Pole Lol's "Dance Like Everyone can go f**k Themselves" crop T-shirt
    C...

  • Back Hook

    Taking you through the basics of engagement, and control to help you achieve a flawless back hook. From positioning, grip, and engagement, to how to control and build momentum to make your spin smooth and gorgeous.

    Wearing:
    Creatures of XiX Black Leggings
    Pole Lol's "Dance Like Everyone Can Go ...

  • Sunwheel

    Taking you through the basics of the move, including muscle engagement, technique, grip pointers, common mistakes, and flash cards of key points to remember. Also including conditioning exercises to promote form, and fluidity of movement.

    Wearing:
    Creatures of XiX Black Leggings
    Creatures of X...

  • Close Contact

    Using techniques from the front and back hook as regards to engagement, this is the next in the series that will help you build co-ordination and finesse your movement around the pole.

    Wearing:
    Creatures of XiX Black Leggings
    Creatures of XiX XX top

  • Chair Spin

    One of the first 5 spins that every dancer should learn to help familiarise themselves with technique and engagement for a safe and progressive pole journey.

    Wearing:
    Black Creatures of XIX leggings
    Black Pole Lol's Merchandise "Dance like Everyone Can Go F**k themselves" crop T-shirt.

  • Kiss / Side Spin

    As the first spin that you will learn that relies on one arm (though I have included grip variations for 2 handed use until you get brave), this will incorporate techniques from earlier spins, as well as increase your co-ordination and confidence.

    Wearing:
    Creatures of XiX Red Leggings
    Creature...

  • Tuck Spin

    With a variety of ways to arrange your body around the pole, this spin helps develop core strength along with shoulder engagement, while concurrently using lift and momentum.

    Wearing:
    Creatures of XiX Red Leggings
    Creatures of XiX Black Selene Goddess Top

  • Cradle Spin

    Continuing on from the movement covered in the tuck spin, we are developing the use of the outside leg for momentum, with the use of a split grip bracket hold instead of the traditional/baseball split grip used in the tuck spin.

    Wearing:
    Creatures of XiX Red Leggings
    Creatures of XiX Black Selen...

  • Reverse Sunwheel

    Seemingly simple, the Reverse Sunwheel is a combination of a Back Hook and a Sunwheel, using techniques for entering both to transition around the pole in a new way.

  • Reversed Reverse Sunwheel

    Taking a further look at the leg shapes within this spin. leading this time with the knees instead of with the feet. As a beginner level spin, this helps develop your co-ordination and muscle memory for engagement, and provides possibilities for future transitions.

    Wearing:
    Creatures of XiX Leg...

  • Rockstar

    Focus on form over elevation in this spin. In later videos you will see me elevate the straight leg at a much higher angle than in this break down, however, I want you to focus on locking your knee and squeezing from your hip and quads; all while pointing your toes. I want to see correct form to ...