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Deep dive into Karo's favourite pole moves: Mastering the Pole Dance Move, the Scorpion

Updated: Nov 1, 2023

The best feeling is when you finally nail a pose. Nothing feels better on your pole journey, trust me.

Of the many awe-inspiring moves, one stands out for its striking beauty for me —the Scorpion. In this blog post, we explore the intricacies of the Scorpion move.


Unveiling the Scorpion: The Scorpion is a captivating and challenging pole dance move that showcases flexibility, balance, and core strength. In this move, the performer begins by executing an inverted V position on the pole, supporting themselves with their hands and securing their legs. From this starting point, the dancer gracefully arches their back, extending their free leg backward and upward, resembling the shape of a scorpion's tail.


(Pic shows Lotus Bra & High Rise Martini Shorts in Dark Rose)


Mastering the Art of the Scorpion: Executing the Scorpion requires a combination of strength, flexibility, and proper technique.


Here are some essential tips to help you master this mesmerising pole dance move:

  1. Building Strength: The Scorpion demands a solid foundation of upper body and core strength. Regular strength training exercises, such as push-ups, pull-ups, and planks, can help develop the necessary muscles to support your body weight on the pole.

  2. Flexibility Training: Flexibility plays a crucial role in achieving the Scorpion position. Incorporate stretching exercises into your routine, focusing on your back, shoulders, hips, and legs. Stretching after a warm-up session is vital to prevent injuries and improve your range of motion.

  3. Proper Technique: Start by perfecting the basic invert on the pole, which is a fundamental prerequisite for the Scorpion. Gradually work on arching your back, focusing on engaging your core muscles and maintaining control throughout the movement. Seek guidance from a professional instructor to ensure proper form and minimize the risk of injury.

  4. Incremental Progression: Like any pole dance move, mastering the Scorpion takes time and patience. Begin by attempting variations and exercises that mimic the Scorpion position, gradually increasing your flexibility and strength. As you become more comfortable, work on transitioning into the full Scorpion move.

Where does the Scorpion rate on your list of favourite moves? Does it feature? For some inspiration on combos and moves to try out, check out our TikTok to see F | Lux in action!


Like this post? Check out our blog on 5 Conditioning Moves to Improve Your Aerial Invert




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