8 Beginner Pole Moves You will Learn in Just 8 Weeks!

Ever wondered what amazing beginner pole moves you could master in just 8 weeks on your pole journey? Well, get ready to find out! In this blog, we’ll introduce you to 8 beginner moves that will leave you feeling strong, confident, and ready to take on the world. These 8 moves are also some of the most versatile pole moves that you will continue to come back to and include in your pole combos and routines for the rest of your pole journey.  

At Achieve Pole Studio we teach the Beginner Pole Course on a static pole – meaning the pole doesn’t spin. All videos in this blog are with the pole on static.

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Pole Move 1. Step Around

This is one of our favourites for sure. The Step Around provides one of the most fluid ways to transition from one move to another. It is a staple in pole dancing from beginner to pro. Say goodbye to clumsy transitions and hello to the Step Around! Mastering this move will help you glide effortlessly from one position to the next, adding fluidity and grace to your pole dancing routine.

This move can be on both Static or Spin pole. Note: the video shows the Static version. When performed with the pole on static mode it can be done single handed. On spin use both hands and turn your torso to face the pole.

How To: Step forward with the inside leg, draw a circle with the outside leg for momentum. Imagine someone pulling this leg away from the pole down towards the ground. Keeping the inside foot connected to the floor step the outside leg all the way around until it joins your other foot. A slight bend of the legs will help this move flow.

Pole Move 2. Twisted Grip Pirouette

Named Twisted Grip due to the rotation of the hand to grip the pole, Pirouette as it is a turn. This move combines strength and finesse and will become your go-to in pole performances. It flows so beautifully and is the perfect start to any pole combo. Try adding it at before and after the Step Around. 

How To: Pay particular attention to the action of the top hand. Think: tuck the thumb, check the time (this will twist the wrist), then keeping the back of the wrist touching the pole, turn under the arm.

Pole Move 3. Fireman Spin

Heat things up with the Fireman Spin! This is the one everyone has heard of and we all love it.

How To: Step with your inside leg, circle the outside leg connecting the ankle to the pole. As you spin down pick up the inside leg and connect the shin to the pole. Squeeze the pole between shin and ankle to glide gracefully down. Kick the back leg behind you as you touch down to land in a beautiful double stag sit.

Pole Move 4. Back Sit Spin

This one is a great lead in to the Back Hook Spin and it’s a visually pleasing way to transition from standing to the floor with grace. 

How To: with your inside hand high place the outside foot infront of the outside foot. Slightly bend your knees and turn yourself towards the pole so that your outside hip becomes your inside hip. Looking over your shoulder think about sitting down “around” the pole. Keep your feet connected to the floor until they naturally want to move with you.

Pole Move 5. Chair Spin

Introducing your first two handed spin – the Chair Spin! This one is harder than it looks so take your time with it. Mastering this move with correct technique will set you up for some of the more impressive fly moves further along in your pole journey. 

How To: Step forward with the inside leg, draw a circle with the outside leg for momentum, then draw both knees up towards your chest. Make sure you keep your top arm nice and long, don’t pull up and bend it. 

Pole Move 6. Fan Kick

Add a touch of flair to your routine with the Fan Kick! This move is not just beautiful, it develops the strength and technique needed for you to go upside down. So it makes for a great conditioning exercise.

How To: grip pole so that the hand of the inside arm sits at chin height and the outside hand at cheek height. Squeeze pole with your bicep and scoot your butt in front of the pole. Inside leg starts by drawing an arch/rainbow from across the body up and over to the other side.

Pole Move 7. Sundial

This move looks so pretty! Make sure you keep your inside arm lengthened and think about floating.

How To: Step with your inside leg, circle your outside leg around and hook the ankle. Your torso will face the pole. Imagine doing a back kick with the inside leg as this will generate the required spin.

Pole Move 8. Front & Back Hook

Finish strong with the Front and Back Hook. Introducing your first combo! These versatile moves will open up a world of possibilities for your pole dancing repertoire, allowing you to create dynamic and exciting routines. Practice the Front and back Hook spins on their own first and then elevate by combining them.

So there you have it – 8 thrilling beginner pole moves that will have you feeling like a pole dancing superstar in just 8 weeks! With our 8 week beginner course, you’ll soar to new heights, spin with unparalleled grace, and dazzle audiences with your newfound skills.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now and let’s make your pole dancing dreams a reality!

Here are some other beginner pole related videos to help inspire you.

8 beginner Pole moves:

Beginner Pole Class sneak peak:

Student demonstrating Chair to Back hook combo in week 8 of her course:


FAQ 1. Do I need to have upper body strength to start learning pole dancing?

Not at all! Our classes will help you build strength gradually, starting with the basics and progressing as you become more comfortable with the moves.

FAQ 2. Will I be sore after each class?

It’s common to experience muscle soreness, especially when you’re first starting out. This is a sign that your body is adapting and getting stronger. Remember to listen to your body, stay hydrated, and stretch after each class to help alleviate soreness.

FAQ 3. Will I learn routines in the beginner course, or is it just focused on individual moves?

Our beginner course focuses on teaching you foundational moves and techniques, as well as helping you build strength, flexibility, and confidence on the pole. As you progress, you’ll have the opportunity to learn simple routines that incorporate the moves you’ve mastered.

FAQ 4. How long will it take for me to feel comfortable with these beginner moves?

Progress varies from person to person, but with consistent practice and dedication, many students begin to feel more comfortable with the moves within a few weeks. Remember, patience and persistence are key!

FAQ 5. How do I sign up for the beginner classes, and when can I start?

Signing up for our beginner classes is easy! Simply click the button below to start your trial class and then click here to know more about our timetable.

If you’re looking for something special, we are offering UNLIMITED access to Beginner Pole classes for 8 weeks! To avail, click the button below.

We’re excited to welcome you to the world of pole dancing and help you embark on this exciting journey!

See you on the pole! 💋

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