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Basework

Fundamentals: Floor Pirouette (Diamond)

This is such a beautiful basework transition move. It can often be quite tricky; I’ve got some tips here on how to do it fluidly in heels and barefoot, with focus on breathing and clean transitions!
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Basework: Backwards Floor Pirouette (Diamond)

Once you’ve mastered the classic Floor Pirouette, a fun variation of this is much the same but in reverse! It’s a great transition move to include in your basework; what I love about it is that it’s a lesser used basework transition so you get the element of surprise! Make sure you’ve warmed up your...
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Basework: Inside Leg Roll

This is such a lovely basework transition with a spin and gorgeous sexy flexy transition out! Please make sure that you have warmed up your plough / shoulder stand before attempting this move.
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Basework: Forward Shoulder Roll to Inside Leg Roll

This is a beautiful transition move to link your floorwork to basework, or similarly as part of a floorwork pass to help you to transition from one pole to another.  In order to do this, you must be fully competent with shoulder rolls on both sides and well as inside leg roll on both sides....
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Basework: Viva Slide & Bridge Combination

This is a lovely intermediate level basework combination that serves as a flowy lower-third transition from floor to standing. I highly recommend wearing heels or something to cover your feet for this; it utilizes gliding which very much requires the feet to remain in contact with the floor, so please be mindful of the comfort...
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Basework: Drag ‘n’ Fly Spin Variation

Here’s a tutorial on one of my favourite little spins around the base of the pole. It’s a variation of the drag ‘n’ fly spin that I put into the lower-third plane, so honestly suggestions for a snappier sexier name for this move are very welcome! Note: I recommend wearing knee pads for this move...
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Basework: Skater Pirouette

This is an intermediate level basework trick that requires a lot of balance and a bit of courage!  Make sure that you are fully comfortable with classic pirouettes on both sides before you attempt this move: https://www.patreon.com/posts/27609013
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Basework: Cartwheel

Here’s a cute little basework move that looks like a cartwheel but is in fact a forward shoulder roll to a candlestick, to a backwards shoulder roll. Thankfully it’s not as complicated as it sounds, however, you absolutely must have a mastery of both forward and backward shoulder rolls on both sides in order to...
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Basework: Inside Leg Roll to Trapped Split

This is a beautiful transition move that showcases active flexibility! Before you try please make sure that you have done the following: – Mastered the Inside Leg Roll on both sides: https://www.patreon.com/posts/basework-inside-29080504 – Mastered your Backwards Shoulder Roll: https://www.patreon.com/posts/26642753 – Warmed up your splits with some Supine Flares and Floor Jades!  https://www.patreon.com/posts/27608524 https://www.patreon.com/posts/fundamentals-27608833
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Basework: Climbover to Back Hook Spin

I am not sure if this move has a fancier or less long-winded name, but it is essentially a climbover from an outside leg hang to a very low back hook spin.  You don’t necessarily need to be already doing inverts to achieve this transition movement, however you do need a solid pull-up crunch on...
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Basework: Leg Extension to Standing

This is a really cute movement to transition from floorwork or basework to standing with the pole again. It also helps us to develop our active flexibility by dancing through the extension, hurrah!  I’ve got a regression as well as a fun progression of this movement, to give you choice depending on where you are...
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Basework: Mermaid

Finally I am feeling human enough and have most of my voice back to record videos, yay! Here is a lovely intermediate basework pose that has lovely transitions that allow for maximizing dancing through your movement, as well as showing off active flexibility. It’s a shoulder balance with the pole and is very achievable! As...
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Basework: Shoulder Stand to Shoulder Roll

This is an intermediate basework combination including a shoulder stand with the pole, to a swivel to a shoulder stand facing away from the pole, exiting with a backwards shoulder roll.  This element is included in the Advanced Level Choreography May 2019. Prerequisites: Backward Shoulder Roll (check out my previous tutorial about this!)
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Basework: Inside Leg Press to Half Fish Flop

This is a beautiful intermediate / advanced level basework move! It can be challenging; take your time with this one and be sure to follow the steps carefully! Prerequisites: Backwards Shoulder Roll: https://www.patreon.com/posts/26642753
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