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Spins On Static

Fundamentals: Steparound

In my humble opinion, you are never too good to brush up on your technique for steparounds! Here is a video explaining tips as well as commonly made mistakes.  I always include steparounds as part of my own dance practice even after 13 years, because they are fun and because I like to make sure...
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Fundamentals: Classic Pirouette

Here are some tips on how to improve your technique on classic pirouettes using a wrist roll from a steparound. Please check out the separate tutorial on steparounds first!
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Fundamentals: Leg Admiration Switch

This is a gorgeous transition move that uses both directions and sides of the body. It’s a useful move to include to add as a seamless transition to the opposition direction, and it’s just good old school  sexy! It’s important to have fully mastered your steparounds on both sides before trying this move: https://www.patreon.com/posts/27608890
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Spins on Static: Steparound to Back Steparound

This is one of my favourite old school pole dance spin combos. It’s very simple, beautiful and versatile (not just in sexy pole dance but to all styles of movement!), though it is a confusing one initially! Here’s a detailed breakdown of the in’s and out’s of this combo as well as helpful points for...
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Spins On Static: Steparound Conditioning Drill / Flow Sequence

This is a combination of movements of spins on static pole that you can use a conditioning drill to develop your transitions and flow, as well as to use as a ‘filler’ move for choreography or when you are freestyling. It’s also just super old school sexy pole! It’s designed to allow you to transfer...
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Spins On Static: Steparound Conditioning Drill / Flow 2

Here is another old school flow that you can use as a conditioing / warm-up drill and as a tool to develop your fluidity with transitions on both sides. You can do this on static pole and spinny pole (not you’ll have to use slightly different shoulder engagements when doing it on spinny!). There are...
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Spins On Static: Viennese Whirl

This is a beautiful intermediate level one-handed spin that will allow you to swoosh dramatically around the pole as spiral back up onto your feet again seamlessly. It’s important to pay attention to your breathing (as always) with this move as well as allowing the momentum of the move to help you transition smoothly; we...
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Spins on Static: Barrel Roll / Log Roll

Here is a fundamental move of Exotic pole dance, the Log Roll also known as the Barrel Roll. This technique can be applied to more advanced transitions and sequences; there are seemingly infinite possibilities! That being said, you can also do this move without shoes and incorporate it without Exotic style. This move can be...
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Spins On Static: Barrel Roll to Twisted Lunge

Once you’ve mastered the Log Roll or Barrel Roll, you can try this fun progression. You’ll see this combo being used quite frequently in ‘Russian style’  Exotic Dance. And of course, you can also do this move without shoes and incorporate it without Exotic style. Technically this move is more of a pivot than a...
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Spins On Static: Basic & Advanced Twist Down

Here’s a beautiful transition move for static pole (although, having said that, it can also work on spin pole too provided that you are super solid in your shoulder engagement!).  I’ve got a basic version (with feet staying on the floor) and a more advanced version (which is essentially a one-handed spin). There is also...
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Spins on Static: Juliette

This is a beautiful intermediate level spin! As it’s a one handed move, I advise making sure that you have a solid one handed steparound as well as competency with doing the basic spins one handed.  Now, this can also be a difficult move not because it’s physically difficult, but more so because it’s confusing...
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Spins on Static: Juliette To Attitude Spin

Feeling happy with your Juliette spin? Yay! Here’s a beautiful combination of a Juliette spin to a very low Attitude spin around the base of the pole. I’m really interested in transitions and linking moves together especially on static pole; how can we “milk” our movements and make our spins last as long as possible?...
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Spins on Static: Reverse Grab

Here is an epically thorough and detailed breakdown of the Reverse Grab spin, as requested by Mia. Please note, this is commonly labelled as a beginner move, it is not! This is an intermediate level move. Before attempting this move, you should: – Warm up thoroughly – Have a solid one handed chair spin on...
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Spins on Static: Lollipop

I really love transition moves, or tricks that designed to help you to flow from one move to the next. So this gorgeous static pole rotation is one of those. It also works really well as part of choreography Massive thanks to my friend Jess in Edinburgh who shared this one with my a while...
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Spins on Static: Dynamite Kip

Who doesn’t love a good heel bang?! This move is a more advanced variation of a Fankick, with some added kaboom!  That being said, this move is all about technique. Before you attempt this move it’s absolutely ESSENTIAL that you can perform pull-up crunches on both sides and hold your own body weight with control....
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Spins On Static: Back Slide Variation with Heel Bang

This tutorial was requested by an awesome Patron! This move is a sequence of cute little movements that I came up with and have used in some of my performances. I’ve broken it down step by step and included an example of how to use it in your dancing. Of course there are many ways...
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Spins on Static: Reverse Grip Steparound to Flare

Here is a lovely spin combination using what I call a Reverse Grip Steparound into a Flare! Enjoy! Suggestion: This could be added into to the Beginner Choreography: June 2019 sequence by replacing the fankick. Instead of landing on the knees from this spin you could land in a gentle plié onto the feet and...
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