FLOORWORK FUNDAMENTALS

POSES & POSITIONS

CLAM POSES

Here's a collection of more starting and finishing poses for you to link together to create a basis for your floorwork. Feeling in a rut with creating floorwork sequences? Forget all the bells and whistles of fancy tricks and focus on perfecting poses which are the bread and butter of building solid strong foundations of floorwork.

FACE UP & FACE DOWN POSES
 

Here's a collection of more starting and finishing poses for you to link together to create a basis for your floorwork. Feeling in a rut with creating floorwork sequences? Forget all the bells and whistles of fancy tricks and focus on perfecting poses which are the bread and butter of building solid strong foundations of floorwork.

TRUCKER GIRL POSE

Trucker Girl is an absolute essential of a pose and a really helpful transition to help you link together your floorwork effortlessly.  For such a simple pose there's a lot going on so here's a detailed breakdown.

 

SEATED POSES #1

Here's a collection of more starting and finishing poses for you to link together to create a basis for your floorwork. Feeling in a rut with creating floorwork sequences? Forget all the bells and whistles of fancy tricks and focus on perfecting poses which are the bread and butter of building solid strong foundations of floorwork.

SEATED POSES #2

Here's a collection of more starting and finishing poses for you to link together to create a basis for your floorwork. Feeling in a rut with creating floorwork sequences? Forget all the bells and whistles of fancy tricks and focus on perfecting poses which are the bread and butter of building solid strong foundations of floorwork.

FACE UP ILLUSION SPLIT

Who doesn't love a split?? With this Face Up Split, a certain amount of flexibility is required, BUT a flat split definitely isn't! 

FLOOR JADE

Here's a details breakdown to help you master the Floor Jade, which is an intermediate floor trick.  This can be used as a floor trick, and also as conditioning to help strengthen active leg and hip flexibility as well as your Jade on the pole.

TRANSITIONS & ELEMENTS

SCISSOR SIT UP
 

Looking for a fun, powerful but simply way to sit up? Give this Scissor Sit Up a go. I personally like to take it to an Outside Illusion Split, but you can take it to any Seated position, so give them all a go!

HIP ROLLS

Simple but sensual; these hip rolls are perfect for adding embellishment to your routine and providing a moment to pause between transitions. 

KNOCK KNEE RAINBOW

Mastered your Double Knock Knee? Give this Knock Knee Rainbow a try. This is an intermediate floor transition and I recommend wearing kneepads.

 

FLOOR FAN KICK

Ahh, the floor fan kick. An absolute staple of a floorwork trick that you probably learnt in one of your first classes. We always think it's important to perfect the basics.  So start here!

FLOOR BODY ROLLS
 

Here's another essential floorwork trick for you to master. I've broken this down in detail so you can get the waviest of body waves possible.

PIKE TURN

Here's a simple and cute transition: The Pike Turn. This is a great way to change direction during your routine and looks good from any angle. 

LOG ROLL
 

Sometimes the simplest of transitions are the most effective! But just because something is simple doesn't mean you shouldn't keep working to perfect it! Here's an in-depth breakdown of how to make your log rolls look killer.

TURNOVER

Want to get from a seated pose to lying face down? Try this slinky Turnover; an absolute staple of floorwork if done right! 

SPEED BUMP BOUNCES

Is there anything more satisfying than a good ol' butt bounce? Give these Speed Bump Bounces a try and find out for yourself.

PIKE HUMP SPIN

Pike Hump is another Knee Spin variation which is a great way to get from a Reverse Crawl Position (or similar) to Kneeling. Try it slowly first and once it makes sense you can add some real momentum in to spin on the grounded knee!

FORWARD SHOULDER ROLL

Just like the backwards shoulder roll, this one is essential to master (on both sides!). Here’s a detailed breakdown to help you perfect your technique. We’ll start off simple and there’s a more advance version at the end for you to try.

BACKWARDS SHOULDER ROLL

By popular request, here's a detailed breakdown of the backwards shoulder roll. Got it? Give some of the exit variations a go! Make sure you're training on both sides and you've warmed up your neck and shoulders beforehand.

LEG MOVEMENTS

WAVY LEGS
 

Here’s a detailed breakdown of how to master your wavy legs (with two variations for you to play with); an absolute staple of solid floorwork. Why not incorporate these into your conditioning as well as your dancing?

TICK TOCK LEGS

This tutorial is all about those leg circles! How fast can you go? Remember, the legs are moving like hands on a clock!

FOLLOW ONS

Follow Ons are a super mesmerising element you can add to your floorwork. How slow can you go?

 

DOUBLE KNOCK KNEES
 

Get ready for all that leg circle and straddle goodness with these Double Knock Knees! How fast can you go? Add in with your own combinations and floor sequences.

CRAZY LEGS

Let's go crazy for crazy legs! This is such a fun leg movement to add into your dancing. I recommend checking out Double Knock Knee before giving these a go! 

FIGURE OF 8 LEGS

There’s something super mesmerising about figure of 8 legs. These can be done lying down (demonstrated here), as well as standing up! It’s all about that internal / external hip rotation.  Give them a try!

PAINTBRUSHES
 

If there was ever a move where you had to pretend your foot was a paintbrush and your butthole was a paintpot you’d want to learn it, right? Well, here you are! Another circular leg movement for you to master. These can be a little challenging at first but once you get into a rhythm with them to a great song you can go for hours!

PRANCES
 

Looking to enjoy a good old school floorwork trick? These mermaid prances will be right up your street! These aren't to be confused with the Leg Figure 8's we've done in the past, but can be linked together with them! These incorporate both our legs performing closed wavy legs (on our side) and a body roll.

HEEL GLIDES

Heel clacks are awesome, but have you ever heard the delicious sound of a heel spike gliding on the floor? Give these a try!