„Walk Like an Egyptian Arms“
„Waving Like a Bird Ready to Take Off“
These are not titles of Netflix horror movies.
It‘s just some of the gestures you do, when your arms are off the pole.
Thanks for the massive amount of emails about awkward looking arms and hands. I really enjoyed reading through them – probably the most entertaining ones I‘ve ever got.
Not only that! They were also very helpful. They helped me create the longest tutorial I‘ve ever done in my life. With, hopefully, the most valuable tips for arms and hands in pole dancing.
I left aside all confusing tips from ballet and other dance styles, and broke it down to 4 simple arm movements every pole dancer should know, in order to avoid overly relaxed and tense arms and hands. You can practice them off the pole to build motion memory first, and then you can transfer the exact same moves easily on the pole.
Finally, I’ll show you how to use your arms to create beautiful lines on the pole and make pole tricks and shapes appear bigger, bendier and prettier. Besides walking and basic spins, which seem to be the most challenging for you, I included tricks like Figurehead, Superman, Layback, as well as inverted moves – Flatline Scorpio, Outside Leg hang, Cross Knee Release.
Notice that I don’t talk about static arm positions. I always aim for a movement, even in moves that require full body tension. If this usually feels hard for you, check out this tutorial, where I show how to relax and look graceful in these type of moves.
Looking for more arms inspiration? Here are my 3 favorite Instagram videos.
Look how the best of the best in pole dance use their arms and hands to create beautiful lines. Although some of these pole moves are advanced, you can use the same arms expression for much simpler moves – on and off the pole:
1. Sensual from Renee Wu: https://www.instagram.com/p/BGINNAUTZ0_/
2. Off the pole from Sergia Louise: https://www.instagram.com/p/BgIgmaGl5jh/
3. Shapes from Louise W.: https://www.instagram.com/p/BRjRw79jANT/
Now show me your beautiful lines on the pole!