Pole dance instruction.
Covering the moves that should be the foundation of every pole dancers repertoire.
Build your library of moves from the very beginning, learning how to isolate and engage your muscles safely.
This series is also helpful for starting over when rehabbing injuries, to go over the basics and prevent further injuries.
In this video, we look at how to engage the shoulders and chest while jumping up into a move.
Learning how to use the momentum of a hop/jump, to swing yourself around, and arrange your legs to create the corkscrew motion.
Using techniques developed when working on the corkscrew spin; the Pencil works on transmuting the momentum created to engage the core in a manner that works with the centripetal force. This is more noticeable when the pole is switched to its spinning function.
As one of the more difficult beginner level spins, this is not so much about the upper body strength that we have worked on up to this point, but focuses on the engagement of your quads and hamstrings.
This is part of the reason that I focus so much on active flexibility training, as it develops...
This is often taught as one of the very first spins. However, I feel that without the correct shoulder and arm engagements being drilled by other spins first, these spins can allow you to lose engagement in the top arm as you pivot towards the pole. This is why I have placed them in this order.