If you followed the previous spin tutorials from this series, you’ve probably heard me say a few times: „Swing your leg sideways to front“. If you haven’t payed much attention and you still got the move, great!
For today’s spin though the momentum is everything! Plus a new factor comes into play – the hips.
The Hips-Around Spin (I’m starting to feel embarrassed about these names) is a perfect move for learning how to follow the natural direction of a spin. How to “go“ with the spin.
This is a huge fluidity win and will help you nail a lot of pole dance spins.
Now, imagine a spin for a second. It’s a circular movement, right? So, if we want to follow the natural direction of the spin, we need to create a circular movement as well. It’s all about letting the hips and the legs create such movement, instead of just swinging to the front.
It’s so easy when you know how to visualize it. Here are two ways that work:
- Imagine kicking all four walls of the room.
This is a tip I got from Sergia L. Anderson when she was teaching the Phoenix. Although Phoenix is a static spin, we have a similar momentum and sensation here as well.
- Imagine drawing a big circle in the air with your swinging foot.
The hips should be leading the circular movement.
I’ll show you in this tutorial.
Try out both techniques and let me know which one works for you best.
And here’s an intermediate/advanced spinning combo with the Hips Around Spin:
P.S.: How do you get along with this spin? Is it something you’ll use in your pole practice?