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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, safely mounted in an appropriate training environment
  • 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 units

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.

Spinning pole units:

  1. Introduction to spinning pole
  2. Spinning pole moves
  3. Spinning pole combinations
  4. Spinning pole strength and conditioning drills
  5. Spinning pole safety

Course Moves List


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.
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