There are so many beginner pole moves out there! It can be a bit daunting when you start going to lessons. I know when I first started pole just doing a simple spin seemed really hard! I try to teach moves in a rough order of difficulty. We start with step arounds and basic 2 handed spins. We then progress to climbs, seats and holds. Once a student feels comfortable doing these, we’ll gradually add harder moves and link them together into combinations and eventually routines.

I’ve put together my 10 beginner pole moves that I teach in the first few lessons. Just remember, everyone progresses at different levels and everyone has different strengths and weakness. It doesn’t matter if you get these the first time you try them, or it takes weeks. As long as you’re having fun and progressing at the level you want to that’s all that matters! If you want to build up your strength to improve quicker, try some of my Pole Conditioning Exercises.

The moves

The beginner pole moves included in this video are:

  • Swing motion (step around)
  • Fireman spin
  • Pixie spin
  • Back hook spin
  • Front hook spin
  • Half pirouette
  • Full pirouette
  • Basic climb
  • Pike sit
  • Crucifix

What other beginner moves do you love?

Happy poling! xx