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Spinning Pole

When working on a spinning pole it is essential that you understand how the pole differs in nature from a static pole so that it can be used safely and effectively. The Spin City Spinning Pole Instructor Course will teach you how to effectively use the spinning mechanism of the pole and will expand your repertoire to include a range of spinning techniques.

online Course Cost: £175

Questions about the course? Click on the headings below for more information, or contact us.

Course requirements and Pre-requisites

You will need:

  • to hold a Spin City Beginners Pole Fitness Instructor Course certificate, or equivalent certificate
  • access to the internet via a PC, laptop, or mobile device
  • access to at least 1 pole that can be set to spin
  • a minimum of 2 hours’ study/training time per week (to complete the course within the 1-year deadline)
  • a device to film videos on (mobile phones are allowed)

Course Moves List

BASIC SPINS

  • Fireman Spin
  • Knee Hook Spin
  • Crossed Knee Hook Spin
  • Side Spin
  • Back Hook Spin
  • Attitude Spin
  • Chair Spin
  • Sailboat Spin
  • Reverse Attitude Spin
  • Pirouette Spin
  • Basic Hold Spin
  • Pencil Spin
  • Pirouette to Pretzel (Oona) Spin
  • Forearm Spin
  • Floor Skater Spin
  • Cradle Spin
  • Corkscrew Spin
  • Baby Sonic Spin
  • Elbow Chair Spin
  • Double Elbow (Sword) Spin

SEATED SPINS

  • Basic Seat Spin
  • Basic Seat Elbow Hold Spin
  • Peter Pan Seat Spin
  • Elbow Grip Side Seat Spin
  • Ball Seat Spin
  • Seated Angela Spin
  • Seat to Cup Grip Thread-Through
  • Sonic Spin

CLIMBING ON SPIN

  • Basic Climb
  • Side Climb
  • Basic Climb to Vortex Spin
  • Knee Hook Spin to Side Climb
  • Basic Climb to Side Hold
  • Basic Climb to Seated Spins

Course ASSESSMENT

This course has two main parts to the assessment; a theory assessment and a short video to show your technical ability.

Theory AssessmentPractical Assessment
Answer theory questions related to each unit of the course . Questions are multiple choice, or short answers.
Film yourself performing a combination of 5 moves from the spinning pole course syllabus.

You will have 1 year from the date you are enrolled onto the course to complete the online study and assessment.

Course Description

The theory section of this course will teach you the basic rules of working with the spinning mechanism, the importance of shoulder engagement, hand grip technique and control of momentum, along with health and safety specific to spinning pole. The practical section of this course will cover over key techniques using the spinning mechanism, including combinations and conditioning examples.

UNIT 1 – INTRODUCTION TO SPINNING POLE

To begin the training we will cover the distinct differences between working on static and spinning pole. We’ll cover pole-specific terminology, how to create momentum on a spinning pole and most importantly, how to control the spin and combat dizziness.

UNIT 2 – SPINNING POLE MOVES

The second unit of the course covers our spinning pole introductory syllabus, broken down into three sections; Basic Spins, Seated Spins; Climbing on Spin. Each move will be detailed with a video of the technique including teaching points, safety points, progressions and regressions. The accompanying course manual breaks these down even further with common problems your students may encounter.

UNIT 3 – SPINNING POLE COMBINATIONS

Spinning pole leads naturally to lots of combinations where you can link together various moves and poses to create beautiful combinations. In this section of the course we have provided set combinations alongside a combinations ‘toolbox’, which is formed of a variety of prompts to encourage creativity and build in additional challenge for more experienced students.

UNIT 4 – SPINNING POLE STRENGTH & CONDITIONING DRILLS

This unit explores a short series of strength and conditioning drills that can be used with your students to help increase confidence and technique as well as their strength.

UNIT 5 – SPINNING POLE SAFETY

The final unit of the course covers Health and Safety from a both the general perspective of pole fitness classes, as well as spinning pole-specific safety principles.

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