Some of our lovely students completed their Stage 2 pole course and we couldn't be prouder! We also ran our ever popular mixed ability sessions where some of our more experienced twisters got to show off their super strength with some new and challenging moves.
Some lovely ladies popped around for a Dancehall session with our professional dance teacher. It's always so great to see our students feel confident, sexy and powerful while they're dancing and having fun!
Coming up in the next seven days, we have a six week beginners course due to start where some brand new students will be starting their pole journey!
Our Flexy & Stretch sessions are back and available to book for Mon, Tues & Wednesday at 8pm. No pole experience needed! Come get stretchy with us as we spend an hour going through some flexibility training and yoga moves – perfect for training those annoying splits!
Have a great week everyone, and hopefully we'll see you at the studio!
If you haven't already, why not try out our pole classes? Pole is a fantastic way to get strong and toned, whilst also gaining confidence and feeling sexy. You don't need to be strong or super fit to start classes either! We teach absolute beginners all the way up to stage 10 through our structured program.
If you fancy taking the plunge and trying out a new skill, you can book into our 1 hour taster class which runs Monday to Wednesdays at 6pm, 7pm or 8pm.
We also offer street dance classes designed for adults! Learn a new routine each week with styles ranging from hip-hop, shuffle, and commercial in these weekly 1 hour classes. A perfect way of getting some cardio in and burning fat whilst having fun, and also suitable for beginners as the moves will all be broken down and explained or modified for more experienced dancers. Wednesdays 7-8pm.
Twerk and Dancehall
If you'd like to try a different style of dance, why not try our twerk and dancehall class? These hip-rocking, booty-popping, crowd-stopping, up & coming new weekly fitness/dance classes will introduce you to using your body in ways you may not be used to, and muscles you may not have known you even had. You'll be surprised by how much of a work out this class is! (You can read about our experience taking the class in last week's blog post!)
You can come and shake yo thing with us on Wednesdays 6-7, right before our street dance classes. Wanna do both classes back to back? Double your fun for an extra £2.50
Lastly but not least, another alternative way of getting fit and gaining confidence is through our burlesque private lessons! Taught by Flossie Smalls or another great performer, this lesson will guide you through the basics of burlesque and the art of tease. Come channel your inner showgirl, gain body confidence and learn a routine with us! Props are provided, but why not dress up too?
For information on booking your workshop, contact us or refer to our website.
My journey into the world of pole dancing was through a very good and extremely persuasive friend who saw a Groupon offer and thought it would be fun and a brilliant way to get fit and learn something new.
It was with some trepidation that we arrived at our first lesson. Whilst the first lesson was really enjoyable I suffered for the next couple of days as my arms ached so much I could hardly lift them. However we preserved and came back for the second and subsequent weeks. As the weeks passed my aches and pains largely passed and we learnt so much the frog princess, the sun wheel, the chair to name but a few. Each week I could feel my muscles getting used to supporting my weight and my confidence grew. Then came the "upside down" week and this is an area I've really struggled with. All the instructors were really helpful and patient with me and eventually I cracked it and literally turned my world upside down.
While I'm still not as good as some of the girls on my course the other girls have been very supportive and really encouraging. We've had a lot of fun in class and have occasionally dissolved into laughter when one of us has ended up in a heap on the floor unable to move due to the amount we are laughing at our mishap. It's been just over a year since I started on this adventure and I have almost completed level 8, I can't believe I've got this far.
I'm so glad that I kept going as I've learned a lot about my abilities and I've surprised quite a few friends and colleagues who initially had no idea that at the age of 43 I'd taken up pole dancing. would recommend this as a method to get fit? Yes I would it's an excellent way to improve your all round fitness. I've discovered muscle groups I didn't know I had and that's quite impressive as I've been a member of the gym on and off for years. I have throughly enjoyed learning to pole dance and would certainly recommend pole dancing as its s really good experience regardless of how easy or hard you find the different moves.
I have attended 3x pole strengthening classes already and I love every moment of it! I love the fact I have become stronger, working my abs and core and I can now hold more pole variations for longer. Most important I see a lot more body definition! We also have a great laugh with the girls at the classes which makes it a lot of fun and at the same time achieve a great workout! I will definitely recommend to my friends!
By student - Afroditi - 31/03/16
Being a judge on Saturday 12th March 2016 for Welsh Dragon University Pole Competition was an amazing experience.
Welsh Dragon University Competition was made up of competitors from Cardiff University, Swansea University and Bangor University.
There were 3 levels - Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced, along side a Doubles category as well.
The competition was extremely high and all contestants had fantastic techniques for their levels and I could really see some of the girls from the advanced category going into becoming a professional competitor at Pole.
The organisers for the event were brilliant and always kept you up to date leading up to the event with weekly emails and the event was very well organised and everything went to plan and like clockwork during the competition.
It's definitely something that I would do again and judge more competitions.
It's exciting that Pole Sport is now being recognised as a sport and this is the first year that is will be in the Varsity University Sport.
It makes me proud to have been in this industry for so long and now have people's views change and appreciate it as a physical sport.