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Does the pole spin or the dancer?

What’s wrong with the dancers?

How do we help them stay in their rhythm instead of losing sync?

What’s wrong with the dancers?

We see people standing around the pole with their hands in front of them looking like they’re trying to find a way to fall out of the dance. This isn’t the truth! If you look closely, the dancers are on solid ground. They don’t have to move like this to do the correct move. The dancers are in sync with the action while being the ones that are on the ground.

What’s wrong with the dancers?

There is a “fall out of sync” or “disconnect” that happens when you are standing up too fast from the pole. Usually this is when I am holding the pole. The other dancers in the middle and side of the dance are looking at me, so I have to slow down and get into a low position so they can be in sync.

How do we help them stay in their rhythm instead of losing sync?

The dancer is dancing a perfect, coordinated dance with the other dancers (as opposed to the side dancers that are standing out of place). If the dancers are in sync, then they should be the ones in the middle and side of the dance (where the ball goes), so they don’t have to move in an “out of sync” posture. As long as you can still see the dancers when they are dancing together, then you have everything you need to know about how they are dancing — and why they didn’t stay in sync.

Let’s look at some examples of when this is happening:


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The dancers are dancing on one of the other poles (there are lots of different sizes and orientations of poles). You can either tell which pole they are on — by holding up your arms and looking at the area they’re dancing through; or by comparing the positions they are in. If they are on the bottom, then it’s not a dancer disconnect — you can tell if there are more than four dancers on the pole.

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