Pole Dance

What is Pole Dancing?

Pole dancing is a performance art that offers an exciting combination of dance and acrobatics. Today, it is a popular form of fitness practiced in numerous gyms and dance studios. Pole Dancing can be a liberating avenue to redefine yourself-perception and develop your physique, strength, flexibility, and abdominals. Come and challenge yourself - whether it be to develop confidence, build strength, work on your performance, or simply have some fun - you will be surprised by what you can achieve!   

Pole dance taster

A Pole dance taster is an opportunity for you to experience what doing a pole class is like! This class is completely free for members and non members. During this session you will learn basic spins, transitions and floor work, the class will vary from week to week but all moves will be from the beginner syllabus. You can attend this class up to 3 classes completely free of charge! A deposit will be required to book which will be refunded upon arrival. Learn a lifelong skill and develop strength and flexibility no matter your fitness level. Gym workouts will never be boring again!!!!

Pole Dance for Beginners (Static)

Pole dance for beginners will teach you the basic beginner spins, climbs, transitions and inverts. This level will lay down the foundations with an emphasis on technique in a progressive structure which makes it safe for anyone doing pole for the first time. Beginner pole dance will incorporate strength exercises and flexibility conditioning to give you a well rounded training experience. Suitable for complete beginners.

Intermediate Level Pole (Static)

In this class, you will build on the foundations learnt at beginner level with new shapes, transitions, inverts, and movement combinations which will be tailored to intermediate level. This class will start to challenge harder spin variations, different ways to climb as well as working on more complex sequences up the pole. You will learn different entries and exits from classic pole moves and generally develop your strength and confidence to the next level. This class is not suitable for beginners, pre requisite is 6 weeks of prior training with Pole Dance for Beginners with confidence on your inverts and climbs.

Spinning Pole for Beg/Int

This spinning pole class is designed to teach you the technique of spinning pole building on new combinations to develop your strength and endurance, as well as learning new tricks, shapes, and transitions. Spinning pole requires more strength both in holding static poses, as well as the added challenge of the pole in motion, so if you are a complete beginner then we recommend you start with 6 weeks of static pole to build up some basic strength and control. The prerequisite is a confident climb and in vert on both sides. 

Spinning Pole -Intermediate/ Advanced

This spinning pole class will build up your strength endurance as you learn advanced spin pole tricks, shapes, and transitions, all within a choreographed routine taught in sections so you can focus on your flow and technique. Prerequisites for this class are confident aerial inverts on spinning pole, extending butterfly, and shoulder mount. 

VO2 LONDON

VO2 LONDON

Things you Need to Know

  • Do not moisturise your body before pole - it will make it very hard for you to grip
  • Always wear shorts so that your skin is exposed to grip the pole - or invest in sticky legging @polejunkie.com
  • Please do not wear jewellery as it damages the poles and is a health and safety risk
  • We provide gripping agent on your first class, after that ‘Dry Hands’ can be bought at reception
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early for class - lateness will result in refused entry

Benefits of Pole dance

  • Increase your upper body strength, coordination, endurance, core strength, and flexibility
  • Improve your overall physique and body composition
  • Work on your performance skills and develop a sense of musicality
  • Destress with a creative outlet, which is proven to promote mental health
  • Increased body confidence - you will gain a real sense of achievement 
  • Make new friends and learn a lifelong skill
  • Build functional gymnastic strength and learn how to dance your way to happiness 
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