There are tricks you will learn to help your strength training and condition your body to progress, in addition to stretching for safety and building the requisite strength to accomplish more advanced tricks. Some of the first tricks you will learn are called “inversion,” “shoulder mount,” and “butterfly.” A pole dance inversion is one of the first barriers that when a new pole dancer starts it’s like a right of passage. A pole inversion is when you stand next to the pole, grab it with both hands, pull down on it and pull yourself upside down. Fortunately for you, one of the benefits of starting pole dancing now is that we have pole dance accessories. Before they existed in our pole world it took a lot more effort and time to get to your goals. Now you can invert a lot more efficiently and gain core strength even faster because of them.