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Pole Trick Tutorial: Ayesha with a Forearm Grip

May 03, 2021 2 min read

A pole trick visual guide showing a female dancer doing the ayesha with a forearm grip pole move, wearing Super Fly Honey sticky fishnet leggings.

The ayesha is an advanced pole move, where you suspend your body in an inverted position with legs wide open. There are several grip variations to do this move, and in this blog, we’ll be focusing on using the forearm grip to do the ayesha pole move.

We go step by step on how to achieve this pole dance trick. You can also scroll down below to watch the full video tutorial.

Ayesha Pole Trick Tutorial

Entry: Chopper or V Invert Pole Move

For this move you start off by doing a chopper pole move or also known as a v-invert.

Transition 1: Inverted Crucifix and Forearm Grip

  1. Lift your legs up and cross grip them on the pole to position yourself to an inverted crucifix pole move.
  2. Reposition your lower arm so that your forearm is pushing against the pole.

Transition 2: Ankle Grip > Leg Extension > Ayesha

1. When you are comfortable with your forearm grip, slide down your leg on the same side of your bottom arm to position your ankle against the pole. This will give your body balance as you extend your leg down.

  1. Once you’ve your body’s balance, extend your other leg down. Push it towards your shoulder. As you extend your leg, keep pushing your forearm against the pole.
  2. Release your ankle from the pole and extend your leg outwards to position yourself into an ayesha.

Watch Ayesha Pole Dance Move Tutorial

More of a visual video learner? Then this video tutorial is for you. Fran (IG: @verticallove) shows you a step-by-step slow-mo video tutorial on how to get into this ayesha pole move and how to exit it too.



Looking for other pole split tutorials, check outJade Split Tutorial andUnicorn Split Tutorial.

Our Instructor, Francesca

Francesca is a pole dance instructor from Italy. She’s been pole dancing for eight years and teaching for three years, both in a studio and online. You can book an online class with herhere.

Fran has tried different sports in life, but she eventually realized nothing compared to pole dancing. Pole dancing was love at first sight for her. With each achievement in the classes she went to and with each step forward, Fran has found herself trying new shapes, new tricks, and new challenges.

Fast forward to now, she still loves pole dancing as much as she did then. According to Fran, pole dancing is never boring! She loves to be able to express her creativity on the pole plus the community is wonderful.

Her number 1 tip for someone trying out pole dancing? “Just have fun!” Don't worry if it seems difficult at the beginning, it will be even more difficult as you progress. BUT! You will be amazed at how strong you’ll become. Give yourself the chance and time, and you’ll see what wonders your body can do. 💜

Watch More Pole Trick Tutorials by Fran

If you’ve enjoyed this tutorial, we’ve got a couple more pole trick tutorials by Fran for you.