With the basic spin there is always one foot on the floor. It is used to transition from one position on the pole or from facing one direction to facing another direction. There are many add-ons to the basic spin, one of them I show you in this video, the back hook spin. This can be used to get to the floor for some floor work or you can land on your feet to continue pole work.
Note: this spin can also be paired with the pirouette, a spin I taught in early May.
This move was just something to do after you iguana lifted and held pencil for a while. Okay before I get down I'll hook my foot into this split thingy.
Then there was this shot.
With this one shot this move became a favorite.
Angles are everything and I'm not sure I like it as much on the other side so there may not be a place in every performance for it. Due to the angle factor I have found that I like the result the most when I lift up into pencil from the floor like in the first part of the video. I do show how to do it from the air because every move has at least 2 ways to get into it and I try to show as many ways as I can.
Violator. This move is also called the violator. I could not remember that in the video and actually only came across someone's posting with that name of it in the last 2 weeks hence the timing for the last 2 tutorials. They kind of go together because they are similar but like all moves that are alike, just because you can do one doesn't mean you'll have an easy time doing the other.
Even though I say in the video that the pole is where you think it is you still want to try to be off to one side or the other and make sure to put the pole on the fattest part of your butt that you can.
This move is a staple for stage performance. It is more about sitting on your arm/wrist than smashing your leg against the pole, however if anything is to be pushed into the pole make sure it is your leg.
The top hand is the most important, be sure to grip well. Before you try to pull your bottom hand off the pole it is helpful to pull your body back in towards the pole with your top hand to alleviate some of the pressure on the bottom hand. This will make it much easier to get the hand out of the way.
This was so hard for me to figure out in the beginning (mostly because I had to do it on stage in front of an audience) but once I did this became one of my favorite moves to just dance around the pole. There is no limit for revolutions as long as you can stave off the dizziness and you can do a half or even 1/4 turn to get you positioned where you want to be to set up your next move.
This is the last video in the side-climb series. All of these moves can be done from side climb or from aerially inverting. The diagonal split is a cool move to throw into any performance and can be transitioned off a couple different holds. It does help if you can do a floor split but if you get the right angle like with everything else in pole it can be faked so don't get discouraged and keep working for that split.