Beginner Level Pole Dance Moves

Attitude Spin

The Attitude Spin is a gorgeous beginner pole dance spin that will start teaching you dynamic movements required in pole that are outside of the average range of motion. Once you are familiar with hooking your leg into the pole, the next step is to get familiar with the feeling of bringing the back leg behind your body and holding it there, which will start to test your glutes and how flexible your body is.

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Back Hook Spin

The Back Hook Spin is the reverse of the Front Hook Spin, however, because of the backwards momentum, it is mechanically different. Both spins are excellent for beginner pole dancers and teach a wide variety of skills on the pole. In this spin, you will need to generate more backwards momentum to bring your body around the pole successfully.

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Basic Backbend (Pole Assisted)

The Basic Backbend is a simple and beautiful pose that goes well in almost any pole dance routine. This movement will begin to showcase the flexibility and strength required by many pole shapes, no matter how simplistic they look from the outside.

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Basic Body Rolls

These Basic Body Rolls are a versatile, slinky move that you can incorporate into any pole dance routine. Body rolls are perfect to use as a spacer in a song, or a highlighted move in more sensual flow. Body rolls also help you get used to exploring how your body can move in pole dancing. They are an excellent aid for working on flow and fluidity at a beginner level – not to mention they are fun!

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Basic Leg Waves

These Basic Leg Waves are a gorgeous way to showcase grace in any floorwork routine. These do not require the pole at all and can be done in a standalone floorwork setting. The key to leg waves isn’t flexibility – though it does help – nor is it necessarily coordination, which comes with practice. The key to good leg waves is keeping everything loose. Your legs will constantly be moving and bending, and you get to decide how wide and showy (or how small and simple) each leg wave is.

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