Pole Dancing – Ballerina Spin

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Expert pole dancing instructor Lisa Peklo teaches how to do the ballerina spin when pole dancing.

    Lisa Peklo

    Lisa is the owner of DivaFit Pole Dancing Studio in Ashburn, VA. Lisa has a degree in Exercise Science from Virginia Tech and has worked in the fitness industry since 1991. Her background has included everything from managing health clubs to teaching fitness classes. Her most recent passion is pole dancing and in 2006 she opened DivaFit where she teaches both students and instructors in the art of pole dancing for fun and fitness. Lisa is also an ACE Certified Personal trainer and a YogaFit Level 2 Yoga Instructor.

    Lisa Peklo: Hi! I am Lisa Peklo with Diva Fit pole dancing studio. I am going to teach you how to do a Ballerina Spin when pole dancing. You are going to stand next to your pole, make sure that you are nice and warmed up before attempting the spin. You could bring your inside arm closest to the pole up high on the pole. Your outside arm is going to come across the chest level and your outside leg is going to hook to the front of the pole. As you start to shift your weight forward, your inside leg is going to come up and its going to bend slightly behind you. I am going to show you what it looks like first in faster motion. You will notice that when I started to spin, my outside leg started to shift to where my knee was hooked on the pole. This is going to help your spin. It's not quite as stable, it's just your ankle that's hooked. So as you start your leg is going to shift to hanging on by the knee and that outside leg is going to come up. You will be landing on the floor, so control your spin with the arms so that you don't have a rough landing, here we go again. Inside arm is up, outside arm down. I am going to walk into it. Hooking the outside leg and here we go, and when you land on the floor you can always get up gracefully. Happy practicing your pole dancing!