I am a lazy dancer. I want pole work to be as easy as possible (it’s not often easy… maybe I should say I don’t want to make it any harder than it already is). So I try to make sure my body positioning allows for that. Sometimes it’s a matter of having leverage. Sometimes altering the pivot point a bit is a HUGE help. Sometimes it’s all about counterbalance (elbow grip aysha, anyone?). Sometimes it’s about allowing large muscle groups to help rather than relying on strongarming everything.
The next time you dance, think about how easy (or not) you’re making things on yourself. What if you changed your position a touch? How does that change the move?
Next post: how changing the move changes the dance. Stay tuned!