Intermediate Level Pole Dance Moves

Assisted Pencil Spin

The Assisted Pencil Spin is a wonderfully flowy move that is best performed on spin pole. This move can be performed with either baseball grip or anchor grip and requires a lot of core and shoulder engagement to keep your body upright. It is considered an “assisted” spin because your inside foot assists you in providing momentum. A non-assisted version of this spin would require you to deadlift into the motion.

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Basic Invert

The Basic Invert is a highly sought-after milestone in any pole dancer’s journey that unlocks a whole new world of amazing tricks. This may result in rushed achievement, laying a poor foundation for future movement, leading to many pole dancers revisiting their inverts later as they move into Aerial Inverts and Shouldermounts.

This move requires a lot of core strength and willingness to move the body upside down quickly, but with the help of invert prep, this can be accomplished safely and quickly.

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Carousel Spin

The Carousel Spin is a gorgeous move that can be performed on either static or spinning pole. In this spin, you will be facing the pole and bringing the knees together and up, holding your body away from the pole.

Because you are holding your entire body weight away from the pole, it is important that you have practiced and understand the concepts of the Push - Pull method required when performing this spin.

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Corkscrew Spin

The Corkscrew Spin is a beautiful yet simple intermediate spin that utilizes an anchor grip to keep the body lifted and held away from the pole. This spin is most commonly performed on spin pole for smoother rotation around the pole, and the combination of a bent and straight leg is an interesting addition to any routine.

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Cross Knee Layback

Difficulty: Intermediate Category: Trick Type: Static Pole Points of Contact: 3Also Known As: Basic Layback Figure 4 Layback Cross Knee Release Cross Ankle Release Pre-requisite Moves: Pole Sit Knee Pit Grip The Cross-Knee Layback is considered a milestone move for...

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