Bring on the basics!
We pole dancers love us some tricks. We love to flip around, balance, make fun shapes, and generally just get crazy on the pole. And I think sometimes we rush through the basics, or we get them and think “OK, coolio, I’ll check that one off the list!” We forget that the most basic moves can be absolutely gorgeous. There’s a reason they’re basics!
Climbing! There is simply no excuse for a sloppy, ugly climb unless it is your first climb ever. None. You can climb with pointed toes and long lines and expression just as easily as you can with funky feet and a roached back. It is as much of a dance element as any other move you do. Make it count!
Leg hangs! Seriously, who doesn’t love how a well-executed leg hang looks? They are elegant and bad-ass at the same time. Do them, make them perfect, love them! Bonus: you can do them practically anywhere, including some crazy tilty-spinny dome-shaped apparatus at the park. 🙂
The next time you’re on the pole, don’t skip or rush through the more basic elements of our art form–make them perfect and make them your own. Doooooo it.