Stretching after a pole session is imperative if you want to improve your skills. Stretching is the difference between just prancing around and looking cute (which if that's your goal power to you, but I think you don't need to go to pole class to be cute) and building something you won't walk away from in 2 years. These stretches are foundational---they are the absolute least you will need to do after walking around in 6--8" heels for an hour.
In part one of this 3 part stretch series I show you how to stretch the back and front of your legs. Hamstrings, calves, hip flexors and quadriceps are all hit in this video.
Next week it's all about the forearms and your grip.
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Half mast flag is with both arms bent, pole into the chest. It can lead into brass monkey and elbow hold ayesha.
Be very mindful of your shoulder positioning and as with everything physical: if it hurts don't do it. Listen to your body.
This is how to do an aerial body wave. It is nothing like body waves with your feet on the ground because this is focused on your arms and pushing out from the pole where body waves on the ground are based and built in the chest area. It helps to have a strong bracket grip. Review the tutorial video before trying this more advanced move.
Note in the video how I show the body waves from the side so you can see what I'm doing. You'll notice in this tutorial I start the move facing the camera. This is because when you grip extra tight with your top hand as you are likely to do with bracket grip it rotates you up to half a turn around the pole.
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In last week's butterfly tutorial I showed you how to get out of butterfly and into a box split. This week's tutorial shows the box split both from butterfly and from the floor. As it's going to be psychologically easier to do it from the floor I show you that first. Butterfly to box split requires great grip. Always remember if you feel like you are slipping you are likely slipping so make sure you have an exit plan.
In this video I show you how use a crash mat with heels
As you see in the video you never stand on the mat with the heels. Practice this and all moves bare foot first then use heels.
If you have any questions feel free to comment here or directly on the video.
Well we have made it half way through the year. I set out to make a tutorial video for every week in 2019 and I am having a great time coming up with material for each video.
I will never forget the first time I saw a still of the butterfly. The dancer was fully extended into the split and I had no idea how they got into it. Not long after I saw a video of a group class and they had several dancers in there that could do the move. All of them got into it from cradle hold.
This video shows you a couple different ways to get in and out of butterfly so you have options.
We are half way through the year! I set a goal in the beginning of the year to put out one tutorial every Sunday for 2019. It's been a challenge that I have very much enjoyed rising to. I spent yesterday shooting more tutorials so I will have a few more moves that go together in the next coming weeks.
I am working on ideas for more videos and would love to hear your suggestions. If you have already made one and I haven't done the video yet I am probably waiting until I feel stronger in the move before shooting it. It is coming.
This move called the dangerous brain is one of the OG old school pole dance holds. I haven't even seen anyone do it in years. Maybe it can make a comeback I always thought it looked really cool during a performance. I even show you how to use a crash mat with shoes.
Aviva has been instructing private clients and group classes for over 20 years. Her passion is pole dancing. Her focus is safe, effective training for the purpose of achieving your goal.