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Pole Dancing For Beginners: The Wrap-Around Move

Pole Dancing For Beginners: The Wrap-Around Move

Here is a great guide to pole dancing for beginners. Pole dancing expert Elaine Gosling from Poleminx and VideoJug shows you how to do the Wrap Around Move, an impressive move for those beginners out there.

Step 1: You will need

  • A free-standing pole
  • Comfortable clothes with bare arms and legs
  • A pair of sexy high heels or trainers

Step 2: Fit the pole

Before you begin pole dancing make sure your pole is securely fitted according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Give yourself lots of space and ensure that there is nothing obstructing your movement.

Step 3: Don't use lotions

Never pole dance wearing oils or lotions as these make the pole slippery and hazardous.
You may need to wipe down the pole too before you start to remove any grease and give you maximum grip.

Step 4: Stretch

Always warm up and cool down properly when you are pole dancing; and check that you are fit and healthy enough to start this physically demanding exercise.

Step 5: Grab the pole

Start at the back of the pole, with your inside foot close to the base. Use your strong hand (this will be your right hand if you are right handed, or your left if you are left handed) to grab the pole at about head height. Allow your arm to straighten, so your weight is hanging away from the pole.

Keeping your outside leg straight, swing it out to the side and step all the way around the pole, pivoting on your inside foot at the same time. Allow your knee to bend slightly as you turn.

Step 6: Hook with your leg

Place your outside foot down just behind the other foot. Transfer your weight to the back foot and hook your inside leg around the front of the pole, getting a good grip right behind the knee.

Step 7: Arch your body

To finish off, arch your body backwards, lowering your hand to allow for a deeper arch.

Step 8: Straighten up

Straighten back up and swing your leg down from the pole, ready to step into the next move.