Courses & Casuals

Sunshine Coast Studio

Our six week courses will allow you to enjoy a mix of fun, dance and fitness in a safe environment as you progress all the way through to Level 8 and beyond to Pole Graduates.

Each level incorporates learning a full break-down of core technique for the pole ‘tricks’ while at the same time teaching you a fantastic structured dance routine that will take your mind off that dreaded word – ‘exercise’.

By learning our course routines, you will discover the art of pole tricks and dancing of so many different forms – from the sensual and slinky right through to contemporary, Latin, cabaret and hip hop.

We know how to combine flavours of all sorts of dance styles to ensure that you get the most out of your pole workouts. We also have ‘On the Side’ courses focussed just on the ‘sensual’ side of pole dancing as well as ‘Spinner Pole’ courses for all levels from Spin-Introduction up to Spin-Obsession.

Level 1Level 1:

Our Level 1 courses are designed for women who have never done pole.  We focus on your first climbs and spins – everything you need to know about Beginner’s pole dancing.  The sassy styled dance routine is so much fun to learn and Level 1 is suitable for all fitness types with no level of dance experience required.  Make sure you take advantage of our free unlimited casual classes offer for new Level 1’s as this will greatly enhance your experience and provide extra fitness benefits!

 

 

Level 2Level 2:

Focus on slow, controlled pole tricks and movement in a contemporary inspired routine that builds on the techniques learned in level 1.  Find your flow, lines and grace all while building strength and toning.

 

 

Level 3Level 3:

Pole tricks designed to prepare you for the world of upside down pole moves, combined into a fun routine full of attitude – level 3 will certainly build your endurance and is lots of fun.

 

 

Level 3.5Level 3.5 (Inverts):

A course designed to focus solely on your first inverts (going upside down) and all the right conditioning exercises to help increase strength and control so your inverts look clean and are safe.  Aerial inverts are introduced towards the end of the course.

 

 

Level 4Level 4:

A jazzy routine that will have you climbing higher on the pole and introducing inverts into the performance.  This level is a great bridge between lower and intermediate levels of pole.

 

 

Level 5

Level 5:

Time to embrace that sexy, sensual style of pole dance, all while increasing the difficulty level of the pole tricks with your first laybacks and more.

 

 

Level 6

Level 6:

High intensity, latin flavoured – and those tricks are getting trickier! Level 6 includes your first leg hangs amongst other new challenges.

 

 

Level 7

Level 7:

Elbow stands, butterflies and your first ‘drop’ tricks are some of the challenges you’ll find as an upper level intermediate poler.  Combining these with the hard hitting Level 7 choreography increases your pole stamina.

 

 

Level 8

Level 8:

The final level where the routine structure is based on all students performing the same tricks at the same time, including aerial inverts, leg hang changes, superman combos and more – this rock inspired routine represents a rite of passage into our Graduates pole program.

Graduates Foundations:

A tricks only course that introduces all the fundamental technique needed to prepare you for Grads Tricks levels. Run over two terms with a different set of tricks for each term, the course also includes more specific conditioning drills to prepare you for advanced pole.

Grads Show:

At The Pole Gym we feel it’s very important that students continue to develop their dance and performance skills, rather than simply working on pole tricks.  All Graduates level students (from foundations through to Grads 3) are encouraged to enrol in our 12 week pole show courses that are the feature performance at our studio show nights.  Unlike Levels 1-8 that are set routines with everyone performing the same pole tricks, Grads Show courses include feature pole trick sections that allow the student to showcase the pole tricks and combinations they are best at.  The Show itself can range from a non-themed choreography piece, through to themed and costumed choreography, through to character and plot based shows, through to pole theatre.  We pride ourselves on the creativity of our shows and invite you to be part of them as a Grad student, or to come and watch them at our show nights.

Spinning Pole Courses:

In the pole world, spinning pole is just as, if not more important than, static pole. (A spinning pole is where the pole keeps spinning using ball bearings, driven by your momentum).  Although our Levels 1-8 program is static pole focused, we have a range of spinning pole courses available for students to develop spinning pole skills.

Starting with Spin-Introduction (suitable for Levels 2 and up), moving onto Spin-Evolution (suitable for Levels 4 and up), then Spin-Addiction (suited to Levels 6 and up), Spin-Passion (suitable for Levels 8 and up) and finally Spin-Obsession (suited to Grads level students).

Please contact us to find out which spinning levels are running in our upcoming intake and take advantage of the discounts offered to combine these courses with a static level course in the same term. We strongly recommend that all of our pole students take a spinning course every few terms as they move up through our static pole levels.

Seductress Courses:

You may see that some pole studios try to distance themselves completely from the sensual or sexy side of pole dance in favour of promoting pole as a sport.  At The Pole Gym, we proudly celebrate all styles – pole as a sport, as an artform and also classic, sexy pole dance.

Our core routines and our focus on studio show nights are an expression of pole art – and the conditioning and tricks we learn in class represent pole sport.  Our Seductress courses (and our casual Dance Dirty classes) delve into the fun, sexy, cheeky, slinky, sensual, naughty, feminine elements of pole dance.  We run three main types of Seductress courses:

Seductress Pole Dance courses, where the focus is all about the sexy choreography, rather than teaching new pole trick technique. There are often pole tricks in the routine and the focus is moved towards how to make the move look slinky, rather than the level of difficulty.  Some routines are for all levels (even students who haven’t started pole tricks yet) and some are level specific.

Seductress Chair Dance courses, where we use a chair as a performance prop and dance apparatus rather than the pole.  Learn fun tricks on the chair as well as how to move in a sensual way around it and link with sexy floor moves.

Seductress Lap Dance courses, where you can learn the art of lap dance, pretending that there is someone sitting in the chair.  Learn for fun (and a great workout!), or to perform for someone special at home – or both!

Please contact us to find out which Seductress courses are running in our upcoming intake and take advantage of the discounts offered to combine these courses other courses in the same term.

Pole-Taster
Introduction pole class for those looking into our Level 1 courses – Please Contact Us to find out when the next Pole-Taster Class is scheduled.

Pole-Sculpt
Combines ‘traditional’ exercises with pole lifts and strength work to achieve an all over body sculpting work-out. No spins, tricks or dancing to distract you in this one – you will know you’re getting a great workout.

Pole-Circuit
No matter what circuit shape we choose (e.g. circular or pod rotation) or how we time your stations (e.g. by the minute or by number of reps) – you will get a
great workout out of our circuit classes.

Pole-Mania
Maximum fun and laughs as the teacher and the students create a routine on the spot to a different song each week, this class can get a little crazy!

This class is a pole dancing class like our courses, but focused less on learning new technique of pole tricks and advancing through levels – more on
keeping you moving for a great workout at your current level with variations, combinations and most importantly – lots of dancing to get the cardio going.

If you haven’t tried pole before – this is a great class to try out to see if you like pole – just remember that you will get a lot more ‘detail’ on the tricks in your first level course.

 

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