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Master These 5 Popular Pole Dance Moves

Whether these are brand-new or practiced to perfection, consider adding these Pole Dance tricks to your list of favorites. Everyone has their favorite Pole Dance moves that they love to practice — but sometimes, new inspiration needs to strike. New Pole Dancers can enjoy a whole range of tricks to work towards, while practiced Pole Dancers can find comfort in returning to the basics. While everyone can take advantage of online Pole Dance classes , give these a try during your next session. Cradle Spin Level: Beginner This is a fun way to jazz up a sexy walk around the pole without climbing or inverting. To set up, slide your inside hand down to push against the pole, while your outside hand pulls your body in perpendicular to the pole. Bring those knees in to get into a ball, For best results, perform this move on spin, to get extra rotations in and create a beautiful shape. Jasmine Level: Beginner/Intermediate Jasmine is the ultimate transition move. This sideways trick is often the f

Conquering Aerial Anxiety During Pole Dance Class

Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned expert at Pole Dance; everyone feels the fear at some point. You’ve watched the instructor do the move, you’ve replayed the online Pole Dance class, you’ve studied it, hyped yourself up, counted down into it, and then… nothing. You don’t do it, your fear gets the best of you and it stops you in your tracks. It always ends with that same feeling of frustration, so how can we overcome it? Here at Lush Motion, we explore the reasons and solutions below.

What causes the fear?

Your body is doing amazing things during your Pole Dance class. It’s working every muscle and relying on it all coming together to nail that one move. However, Pole Dance is more than physical strength. Our Pole Technique classes prove there are many important aspects to Pole Dance. The risk of falling and injury is naturally a part of the sport. However, it also forces us to confront our fear of failure during each Pole Dance class. From an early age, we’re taught to avoid failure, when actually it’s a part of everyday life! The feeling of failure makes us freeze up, our palms get sweaty, we procrastinate and make excuses. 

A famous example of ‘aerial anxiety’ during Pole Dance class is the countdown before trying a move. This seems like a logical thing to do but some dancers find it gives them a chance to overthink. It might only be a few seconds, but your hands suddenly become sweaty and your brain goes into overdrive. Part of learning how to Pole Dance is how to fail while staying in control both physically and mentally. . Every time you try a Pole Dance move, you build strength and confidence. You take one step closer to your fitness goals. 

How do we work through it?

  1. Find a Pole Dance friend to spot you: if you’re still struggling with the move, ask someone to spot you as you attempt it. Make sure to clearly communicate to your friend what you need them to do. It always helps to have someone hype you up!

  2. Land Safely: Invest in a crash mat for your training. It’ll immediately make you feel more comfortable mid-pose, you know even if you do fall; it will be a softer landing. Read more about safely Pole Dancing at Home

  3. Break the move down: you might have watched the instructor do the move on repeat during your Pole Dance class but you have to break it down. Slow it down and pay attention to the different stages of the move. It will help you isolate what’s difficult for you. Our Pole Basics classes are online to remind you of the foundation moves, sometimes it’s good to revisit the basics! 

  4. Hit record: the idea of recording yourself might make you cringe. But it can give you a different perspective on how you move, it allows you to notice things that you wouldn’t notice while trying the move. It can also give you an idea of how high up you are on the pole; sometimes it might feel higher than it truly is!

  5. Believe in yourself: This might be the most difficult hurdle to get over. Your fears should be respected but don’t let them stop you! 

Embrace the Fear

Are you ready to feel the fear and do it anyway? Sign up today and gain immediate access to our Pole Technique classes, among others. One of the biggest challenges during Pole Dance class is aligning your mind and body. You’re stepping out of your comfort zone with every attempt, and for this, you’ll become a little braver. 


Why should I learn how to Pole Dance? 

Usually, a Pole Dance class will not only work up a sweat but it will cause your brain to start producing endorphins. After a Pole Dance session, you’ll start to feel much calmer and happier after your workout (and it’s shown to help you sleep better). 

Is Pole Dancing bad for your body?

There are some common short term injuries with Pole Dance, such as bruising and skin burn, but these don’t outweigh the benefits of Pole Dance.

How do Pole Dancers get in shape?

Pole Dancers do a range of strength, conditioning and flexibility workouts. Online Body Shape classes by Lush Motion are suitable as independent workouts, or as additional workouts to improve your Pole Dance skills. 

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