3 Tips to Improve your flow using Amplitude!

In the words of Exotic Queen Daria Che “Amplitude is everything!”⁠

Daria Che & her effortless flow!

Amplitude:⁠ “𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙗𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙜𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙨 𝙤𝙧 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙣 𝙖𝙙𝙚𝙦𝙪𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙨𝙞𝙯𝙚, 𝙨𝙘𝙤𝙥𝙚, 𝙤𝙧 𝙘𝙖𝙥𝙖𝙘𝙞𝙩𝙮. 𝙁𝙪𝙡𝙡𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙤𝙧 𝙖𝙗𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙚𝙭𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙤𝙧 𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙖 𝙢𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙤𝙧 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨.”⁠

What does that mean, in practical terms? ⁠

It means that dancing to the full extent, with fullness or abundance, is everything!⁠

Ok….but how do I achieve this? ⁠

𝙃𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚 3 𝙩𝙞𝙥𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙞𝙢𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙫𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝘼𝙈𝙋𝙇𝙄𝙏𝙐𝘿𝙀⁠
(this applies to both exotic and non-exotic pole):⁠

1. Don’t cut your movements short! Take all your leg circles, swirls, twirls and glides and kicks to the full extent. Lift your leg as high as you can, hold your spin a second or two longer, add an arm extension. Make every movement fuller and bigger. ⁠

2. Emphasise the contrast between closed and open shapes. One of the keys to making you look more flowy and flexi when you dance is to create contrasts using your spine, specifically moving between closed and open shapes. For example, complete a slight rounding of the spine & extend an arm and leg in front of you, before arching your spine, leaning your head back, and extending your arm and leg behind you or to the side. Voila – instant flexibility and amplitude!⁠

3. Go low, then high! Small, then big! Amplitude can be created visually through changes in level (for example reaching a leg high, then taking it into a twirl to the floor) and also through changes in the area you cover in a movement (for example, a tight pirouette on the spot, followed by a twirl with an extended leg shape or extended arm). Going small first creates the feeling of amplitude in the movement that follows. Use contracts to create Amplitude.⁠

And most of all, remember to enjoy how it feels to dance. Pole requires both good technique and passion – this is the secret sauce that will take your dance to the next level. ⁠

If you want to improve your exotic technique and flow, check out our 4 Week Mentorship programs! They’re designed to fast track your progress and are strongly focused on technique.

Project “Voices from our Pole Sisters” Episode 1

Project “Voices from our Pole Sisters” is simply about sharing your pole stories.

Episode 1 by @encollowen

Why this poem?

I wrote this poem one day when I received an unpleasant comment on social media that said that I do not have the “ideal profile” of a pole dancer. I am not very tall, not very flexible and my pregnancy left wide stretch marks on my belly and thighs. It happens to me – sometimes – that I receive these kind of messages on my private messenger. So I was a bit depressed and angry because of this nasty comment, but when I watched my video to check it with my own eyes… It was not my physique that struck me but my smile! I really enjoy dancing around my pole. I was trying new things that I would never have felt able to do before …

So, I thought to myself that… after all… it does not matter to the critics if that made me happy.

And that’s exactly what I wanted to share with my other pole sisters: No matter who you are, your size, your age, your background…If you like to dance … well … dance, honey!

My poem : 
It does not matter…
It does not matter if, when you stretch your leg, they notice your skin creasing.
Because you are dancing…

It does not matter if you miss 5 cm or you have 2 cm too much to reach perfection.
Because you are experimenting…

It does not matter if, when you slip, they laugh.
Because, you, you risk…

It does not matter if they prefer to notice your shorts too short or your cleavage too plunging rather than your efforts…
Because, you … You fly.

My biography: 

I am Encollowen, “unconventional” pole dancer and mom of twins. I started pole dance, by accident, accompanying a friend to an initiation and I fell in love with this sport. For me it combines very well fitness (that I love) and dance (that I always regretted not being able to experiment when I was a child).

I try to fight the prejudices of this discipline by showing that even if we can sometimes find ourselves not thin enough, not flexible enough, too old or too shy … EVERYONE can find happiness in pole dance!

#DecemberDoubles Week 4

Welcome to the last week of our #DecemberDoubles Challenge!

We have loved seeing your videos and photos! So keep using the hashtag #DecemberDoubles to be featured & win prizes.

If you have enjoyed the Doubles challenge, we would love you to enter your email below to join the indi pole wear community. We love to connect with our followers and we’d love to let you know about future challenges and other pole related content!

 

Have fun, pole safe & tag us in your pics #DecemberDoubles to show us your moves!

WEEK 4 MOVES

Beginner/Intermediate level – The Circle

Advanced Level – the signature trick – the Fallen Fang

#DecemberDoubles Week 3

Welcome to Week 3 of our #DecemberDoubles challenge!

Our hosts bring you one Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Level move per week throughout December.

Follow us on Instagram and tag your pics #DecemberDoubles and you are in the draw to win prizes from our sponsors:

High Heels: www.highheels.com.au – a $100 gift card to spend on some of the beautiful heels on their website!

Pole Flexi Bands: www.poleflexibands.com – a set of Pole Flexi Bands and access to exclusive tutorials to increase your flexibility

indi pole wear : a $100 gift card to use in our eBoutique!

Have fun, pole safe & tag us in your pics #DecemberDoubles to show us your moves!

WEEK 3 MOVES

Week 3 Beginner Level – Partner Acro

Week 3 Intermediate Level – Shoulder Mount Flip to Handstand

Week 3 Advanced Level – Doubles Ayesha Climb

Have fun and pole safe!

#DecemberDoubles Week 2

Welcome to Week 2 of our #DecemberDoubles challenge!

Our hosts bring you one Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Level move per week throughout December.

Follow us on Instagram and tag your pics #DecemberDoubles and you are in the draw to win prizes from our sponsors:

High Heels: www.highheels.com.au – a $100 gift card to spend on some of the beautiful heels on their website!

Pole Flexi Bands: www.poleflexibands.com – a set of Pole Flexi Bands and access to exclusive tutorials to increase your flexibility

indi pole wear : a $100 gift card to use in our eBoutique!

Have fun, pole safe & tag us in your pics #DecemberDoubles to show us your moves!

WEEK 2 MOVES

Week 2 Beginner Level – Thigh Sit Hold

Week 2 Intermediate Level – Yogini Handstand

Week 2 Advanced Level – Double Pretzel