About us

Our Beginner Level 1 Pole Dance students performing for the first time in heels! Level 1 is designed for people who have never done pole. No previous dance or fitness experience is required or expected. We focus on your first climbs, spins, head rolls, body rolls and pirouettes – everything you need to know about beginner’s pole dancing! The dance style for level 1 is a playful sexy style to get you comfortable with all your sexy basics! Our Level 1 course includes access to studio for training and a “3 For FREE Casual Pass” so you can see everything we have to offer! You could learn too!
A fun and groovy Soul Pole Routine by our instructor Eddie! This course focuses on freestyle and letting the students create a routine together! We love seeing the diversity and creativity at The Pole Gym Brisbane City.
Pole Dancing is for everyone! This is a photo of one of our Grads Advanced Students - Aaron! He's living his best life on stage in his 70's themed costume. Get groovy and try something different at The Pole Gym Brisbane City!
Students and staff applauding another fabulous Grads Show - Rags to Riches! This course was a little sexy and a little bit broadway! Come and try something fun and different at The Pole Gym Brisbane City. Eddie and Jess Instructors are in the performance.
Our Level 4 students hugging and having a great time at The Pole Gym Brisbane City! This style has an emphasis on sensuality and is inspired by the old-school stripper style. It is designed to be performed in heels (but heels are always optional depending on student preference).
Our Level 2 students all in matching The Pole Gym Merch performing to The Spice Girls song - Who Do You Think You Are? You'll try all different dance styles in our level courses -contemporary, jazz, classic, sexy, hip hop, exotic and more!
Our Studio Manager Jess taking your bookings no matter the occasion! Jess dressed to perform in heels and sequins as a part of the LUST Staff Routine, while taking the reception computer backstage! We like to mix things up at The Pole Gym Brisbane City!
Doubles tricks display from our advanced pole students in the 70's Grads Show. The Pole Gym Brisbane City.
Performers photo from the 70's themed Performance Night. Our Student Performance Nights are a great oppurtunity to perform pole, aerial and dance routines they have learnt during the term!
LUST Staff Routine with Nomes, Dee and Jess. This sexy and sensual routine was written by our staff for the opening number at LUST Student Performance Night.
Students dancing with confetti at the end of our 70's themed Performance Night. The fun continues at The Pole Gym Brisbane City!
A trio of our fabulous students performing for the first time! In Level 2 we shake things up with a high energy jazz style routine! We focus on consolidating your strength by building on the tricks you learnt in Level 1. The Pole Gym Brisbane City.
Level 3 Contemporary Routine! This is the first time that student learn to go upside down in an invert!
Barbie Girl Pole on Wheels (Roller Pole) Routine! This was a fun, sassy and cheeky spin pole routine with roller skates. Everyone dressed in their own unique Barbie costume - so cute!
Rags to Riches Staff routine with our wonderful instructors! Cello Bordello, Tami, Kelsey, Nomes, Flick and Stevie. Sauve aerials fringe and pole routine!
Contemporary soul pole doubles routine. We love seeing the creativity from our students every performance night! The Pole Gym Brisbane City.
Solo Lyra (Aerial Hoop) Routine performed at The Pole Gym Brisbane City's Grand Opening Gala on Burnett Lane. Studio C Aerials.
Performance of Dani O's Twerk Team Booty Routine. Students having fun dancing and shaking their booty.
Fun and silly photo from the students who performed at the LUST Performance Night! Everyone had such a fun time pole dancing together!
The Pole Gym Brisbane City community. Behind the scenes from the students enjoying themselves at the Lust Performance Night.
The Pole Gym Brisbane City community. Behind the scenes from the 70's Performance Night. Students laughing together.

At the heart of The Pole Gym is the core belief that pole dancing and aerials should be a joyous and empowering experience for everyone, regardless of their fitness level, gender or background.

Our classes are open to anyone over the age of 18 (16 with parental consent).

We embody a culture of inclusion, support, and most importantly, fun! We proudly celebrate all different styles of pole dance and welcome all different kinds of people.

A common misconception is that you must already be strong, flexible or coordinated to start pole or aerial classes. We have tailored our programs to cater to absolute beginners, ensuring a welcoming and non-intimidating entry point. Our curriculum is structured and progressive with a focus on building strength and fitness gradually in a positive and safe learning environment.

We believe strongly in the power of performance as a means of building self-confidence and self-expression. We are proud to provide our students with regular opportunities to perform in front of a live audience, on stage with the bright lights while in a safe and supportive environment at our studio performance nights.

We take immense pride in the vibrant and close-knit community that has flourished at The Pole Gym. Our students find a home away from home and have formed many lasting friendships and bonds within our studio walls.

At The Pole Gym we are fun, creative and a little bit quirky! We look forward to welcoming you to our studio family!

Our History

The Pole Gym Brisbane City was established in April 2010.  At the time, many pole studios and competitions were focusing on only one or limited styles of pole. Some were focused on the ‘sport’ style of pole and distanced themselves entirely from high heels or anything resembling sensual movement. Others were totally devoted to the sexy style of pole dance.  Others still focused on exploring ‘artistic’ pole styles such as contemporary or theatre.

At The Pole Gym, we deliberately tried to unite and celebrate as many styles of pole as possible! We proudly fostered a culture of inclusion, support and fun where all types of pole dance – and all types of people – are welcome!

Several pole studio owners took the leap to create The Pole Gym brand originally. At one point The Pole Gym had 5 studios! Over time, studios were sold or re-branded as the owners moved onto new life chapters. The last of the original studio owners to move on was The Pole Gym director and The Pole Gym Brisbane City studio owner, Amy Pearce.

When Amy decided it was time to search for a new owner, she luckily found the best person in the world to buy it, nurture it and improve it. Ruth Grant, who was a head instructor at the time, took the reins in 2019. Along with her partner Darren, Ruth has steered The Pole Gym through the turbulent times of the Covid-19 pandemic, moved the studio to a newer, bigger location and truly made it her own without ever compromising the values and vision that were established in 2010.

The Pole Gym Brisbane City thrives because of its wonderful community of students, amazing staff and support networks. The foundations of The Pole Gym brand remain strong because of the wonderfully strong women that have created it, owned the studios that operated under it, nurtured it and improved it.  All for the love of fun, dance and fitness.