I got so much positive feedback about what a game changer the last tutorial about head expression was for many of you. About how much looking at the mirror or at the teacher used to affect the way you move and how much better your dance now looks when you focus on your head.
If you haven’t tried it yet, today’s tutorial is another great opportunity to do so.
I’ll show you how your head doesn’t only make things prettier, but how it can also create movements and smooth transitions on the pole. How it can help you flow.
But because my tutorials are like my pole dance – they always end up different than what I imagined initially lol, explaining with words the concept of “the head guiding the body“ did not work as expected either.
Initiating movements with your head is an unusual sensation. Even the slightest change of a neutral head alignment has a great impact on your balance and your entire body control.
Here are two easy ways to learn it:
1. POLE FLOW CHOREO
I created and broke down step by step a complete pole choreography.
Beautiful moves and transitions flow seamlessly into each other – thanks to the head initiating and leading the movement. You can use them to connect any other moves as well. But most of all, I believe that they’ll help you start creating your own unique movements.
You can adjust the choreography to whatever feels more natural to you. And once you got it, forget about the mirror and focus on the sensation.
2. IMAGERY EXERCISE
I used a visualization exercise from Eric Franklin’s book “Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery“ to help you understand and feel the sensation of the head movements better.
Yes, it sounds funny.
Yes, it feels weird at first.
And yes, it could open your mind and senses for something new.
And yes, all these visual effects are quite entertaining as well. 🙂
I hope that you’re going to have just as much fun as I did dancing this choreography.