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Find Your Flow: 9 Tips To Elevate Your Pole Dancing

3 minutes
01 February 2024

Are you looking to elevate your pole dancing skills to the next level? Today, we're exploring the art of finding your flow. Keep reading to discover our nine top tips and tricks that will help up your flow game and make every spin, climb, and transition look like a seamless, effortless work of art 💃

Get ready to unlock the secrets to making your dance skills flow like a pro...

1) Embrace the Basics

Before bringing fancy tricks with your flow, make sure your foundation is rock solid. Master the basics like pirouettes, spins, and climbs, and your body will thank you. These fundamental moves form the backbone of your dance, providing a base for flowing through movements.

2) Connect with Your Breath

Ever notice how everything feels more natural when you're in sync with your breath? Pole flow is no different, and holding your breath will show on your face! Breathe through your movements and feel the difference in your flow.

3) Where One Move Ends, Another Begins

The key to a natural flow is in the transitions. Instead of thinking of your routine as a series of individual moves, think of it as a continuous dance. Smoothly transition from one move to the next, maintaining a fluid connection between tricks and poses. This not only looks beautiful but also feels more comfortable once you get the hang of it.

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4) Find Your Unique Style

Your dance is an expression of you, so don't be afraid to inject your personality into it. Experiment with different styles – maybe you're drawn to the sultry side, or perhaps you're a fan of bold and dynamic movements. Finding your unique style makes pole dancing feel like a personal expression, which will add a vibe of authenticity to your flow.

5) Use Your Hands Creatively

Think of the pole as your dance partner. Use your grip strategically to create a connection between you and the pole. Let your hands wander and play - it's not just about holding; it's about dancing with the pole. If you're not using them to hold yourself up or support your wait, see how your flow looks with open or closed hands, or change up their position on the pole for a unique look.

6) Flow Beyond The Pole - Embrace The Space Around You

Break free with your dancing! Use the space beyond the pole, where the area around you allows you to move with freedom. Explore the floor and the space around you - let your flow unfold beyond boundaries!

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7) Explore Levels

Play with different levels to add dimension to your dance. Start with grounded movements, exploring the floor, then gradually move upward with climbs and spins. The contrast between low and high movements creates a dynamic flow that adds depth to your movement.

8) Freestyle Sessions - Dance Like Nobodies Watching!

Have a go at adding some freestyle sessions to your training. Put on some tunes and let loose. Freestyling allows your body to explore movement organically, helping you discover new transitions and combinations that feel natural to you.

At first, this can be scary, and you might totally mind-blank on what to do. To help make it easier, you can start by planning a few moves in advance and freestyle your transitions between them. Keep repeating and exploring your moves throughout your song, changing the order in which you do them and finding new ways to flow between your chosen tricks.

9) Practice, Practice, Practice

Like any skill, finding your flow improves with practice. Dedicate time to regular practice sessions and you'll be flowing like a pro in no time! The more you practice, the more natural and effortless looking your flow will become.

If you'd like to practice your flow outside of the studio, put on some music at home and dance freely in the privacy of your own place (no pole needed!). You can even multitask this with your housework if that's your jam

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Remember, finding your flow is a journey, not a destination. Enjoy the process, celebrate small victories, and let the dance unfold organically.

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