Courses & Casuals

Brisbane City Studio

Come and learn how to pole in our six-week term courses!  Unlike casual classes, everyone is at the same level, so we can teach each pole move in full detail.  Content builds week to week, which motivates you to keep coming to class.  The drive to perfect pole moves inspires you to come and train.  The side effect of all of this is increased fitness, lots of new pole friends, heaps of laughs, a sense of reward and increased self-esteem!

At The Pole Gym, we have a two-tiered program, starting with our Level courses and then onto our Graduates courses. All of our pole courses include:

  • Secured place in your weekly course class with a pole to yourself
  • Unlimited training time in our designated practice area
  • Extra help from our instructors during Course Help & Catch Up times
  • Join in on other course classes of the same level if a pole is available

(You also get unlimited free casuals for your first term with us!)

If you haven’t started pole yet, Level 1 is the place to be! If you are joining us with prior pole experience, contact us for a free level assessment.

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! Book online!

Level 2Level 2:

Focus on building your strength and furthering the tricks you learned in Level 1. Includes pole tricks designed to get you accustomed to letting go of the pole in preparation for later levels; combined into a fun routine full of attitude – Level 2 will certainly build your endurance and is lots of fun.

Level 3Level 3:

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

Level 4Level 4:

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

Level5

Level 5:

High intensity, Latin flavoured – and those tricks are getting trickier! Level 5 includes your first leg hangs amongst other new challenges.

Level 6

Level 6:

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 6 choreography increases your pole stamina.

Leve7Level 7:

Aerial inverts, leg hang changes, superman combos and dynamic spins all integrate with powerful ‘earthy’ contemporary movement to build your strength, choreography skills and stamina as you build towards graduation

Level 8

Level 8:

Shoulder mounts and dismounts, caterpillar (upside down) climbs, Jade split prep and plenty more! See out your final level before entering the Grads program with a classic showgirl style routine. Think hair whips, high kicks and heels!

Grads Tricks 1, 2 & 3:

Tricks only courses focused on lower to higher advanced pole moves.  Rather than focusing on finishing a level then moving up, these are programs designed to keep you challenged working on tricks suited to your level of strength, flexibility and endurance. Your teacher will let you know if they feel you’d be better suited to a more advanced group whenever the time comes, but in the meantime, you’ll have plenty of content to keep you inspired and motivated. As a general guide, a student moving from Grads 1 to Grads 2 will be performing moves suitable for local amateur level pole competitions, while a Grads 3 student will perform tricks suitable to enter a state level amateur competition.

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 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.

Specialty Courses:

We’re all about offering our students variety at The Pole Gym, so on each timetable, you’ll find new speciality courses, although due to time/space constraints, not all of the specialty courses listed below will be on each term’s timetable. Please contact us for more info on any courses you see on our timetables that aren’t detailed here.

Pole-stands and Floor Tricks, Do you want to expand your trick repertoire and improve strength and balance? In this 3-week course, you’ll learn tricks and combos that focus on the base of the pole, including a range of pole assisted handstand variations! Suitable for levels 5 and above – must be confident with inverts and leg hangs.

Stiletto Skills, Heels, Heels, Heels! In this 3-week course, you’ll learn techniques for strengthening and polishing your trick execution in heels. Suitable for levels 5 and above – must be confident in inverted V’s, leg hangs and split-grip double arrow.

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 Beginners Spinners courses (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 & Workshops:

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 art form 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 & workshops:

Seductress Pole Dance, 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, 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.  We also sometimes run combined Pole & Chair routines!

Seductress Lap Dance courses, Master the art of seduction and learn a sexy lap routine to perform for that special person in your life – or just do it for yourself for fun! Over 3 lessons you will learn a fully choreographed routine that’s sure to spice up your week! Suitable for all levels

Booty Course, Have fun and work up a sweat while you learn how to shake, pop and twerk your booty! Over 3 classes you will learn a fully choreographed routine with your best asset being the main focus! Suitable for all levels.

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

Men’s Pole:

Just like gymnastics, there are differences between the fundamental pole tricks for guys and girls.  At our studio, we are strong supporters of increasing the number of men in pole competitions and we encourage all guys to give it a go!  We have a great plan for men to learn from throughout our levels.  Please contact us for more info and to book a place.

Lyra:

Lyra is the beautiful acrobatic art-form performed on aerial hoops. It builds up a lot of strength while you also have a lot of fun. Lots of pole students find that Lyra becomes their new love and vice versa, as both of these apparatus compliments the other and help the student achieve goals in both.

We run 3-week and 6-week Lyra courses that are sometimes mixed level and other times level specific.  Please contact us to find out which Lyra courses are running in our upcoming intake and take advantage of the discounts offered to combine these courses other courses in the same term.

The Pole Gym Casual Classes are a great way to compliment your progression in your pole course – or as a general fitness alternative to the gym!

Some of our casuals are about making you laugh so much you forget you’re working out – some are straight up about feeling the burn! Some use the poles, some are non-pole classes.  All of them are great for your fitness, achieving your pole goals, and improving your general well being!

We can’t run all the casuals you see below every term due to space/time constraints, but we do our best to get as many on each timetable as possible! If there’s anything new on the timetable that you don’t see a description for here, please ask us about it!

Casuals that use the poles:

Pole Newbies: An introductory pole class open only to those who haven’t done pole before and students in our Level 1 courses – you’ll learn a couple of basic moves and get an idea of what it’s all about!  Book online!  Or, if you can’t make the times listed, we can easily arrange something for you, just get in contact with us!

Pole Mania: A casual pole dancing workout class for all levels.  You can put in the tricks you are learning each week in your course (or other tricks you know) into the routine that is made up on the spot by the instructors.  Or if you don’t know any tricks yet, the instructor can show you something quick and basic to pick up or fill in with more dance steps. The main aim here is to jump in and give it a go.  Don’t worry if you don’t pick up the exact steps or get the trick right – it’s all about getting your body moving.  Different song styles each week ensure you won’t get bored.

Dance Dirty: Just like the Pole-Mania classes above, but is dedicated only to sexy styles of music and dance.  Sometimes it has some tricks like Pole-Mania, and sometimes just dancing.  Sometimes it is seriously sexy, sometimes slow slinky and sometimes silly and funny.  Come and see what it’s all about!

Urban Pole: Similar in structure to Pole-Mania classes above but we focus on urban/hip hop styles of music and dance.  Sometimes it has some tricks like Pole-Mania, and sometimes just dancing.  You can wear long pants for this class!

Pole Circuit: A workout and stretch class, run just like a normal gym style circuit, but with a pole twist, as some stations will utilise the poles for the exercise set.  For the first third of the class, all stations are workout stations, for the middle third, it’s half/half between workout and stretch stations and for the final third, all stretch stations.  This is great motivation for a workout with a difference and a great chance to put the stretch techniques you learn in our stretch & flex classes into extra practice.

Pole Sculpt: A combination of traditional exercise sets (such as push-ups, squats, crunches, etc) mixed in with pole lifts and climbs for an all over body workout.  This is a great way to get fit, to keep fit – and to increase the strength you need for the pole tricks in your course.  Choose the level you want to work at and then push yourself for the whole class.

Mixed Trix: A casual tricks class where you work on perfecting the tricks you learn in your courses and a few variations and fresh ideas for those tricks.  Sometimes we will partner up and work on doubles pole tricks (for example when two people climb the same pole and have to balance together!).  Sometimes we have spinning pole trix casual as well.  We advise students to finish a Level 1 course before starting this casual so you have some tricks to play with – so it’s Level 2+ (but new and Level 1 students have access to the Pole Newbies casual which also focuses on pole tricks).

Base Pole & Floor Work: Ever wondered how pole dancers make their floorwork and linking moves look so easy and fluid? It’s harder than it looks! Come and learn for yourself – you’ll learn some key floor moves and transitions around the base of the pole – and you’ll get a great workout while you’re there! Be sure to wear knee pads, leg warmers or long pants to this class.

Musical Poles: A casual where we focus on how different types of music can influence the way we pole! The instructor might teach some set choreography and then put that to different types of songs, or they might work on certain pole tricks and combos, or floor moves (for all levels) but teach you how to adjust them to suit each music style or how to find “hit” points in the music! When lots attend we can split into groups and perform for each other. A must-do class for anyone who wants to get better at performance pole!

Exotic Bootcamp: A conditioning class with exotic pole elements. Basically to help students build strength so that they can do the exotic pole tricks a lot easier, such as a stripper push up. Students will need to wear ‘heels’ to the class. Some of the conditioning exercises will be the actual trick or floor move.

Ballet Pole: Here we focus on learning basic ballet techniques as well as strengthening and control exercises to build and improve pole choreography. In some classes we also have ballet-style pole routines combining the techniques learnt and basic pole tricks and choreography.

Mixed Trix/Lyra: In this early morning causal you can choose what you’d like to focus on, tricks, or lyra, or even both! The instructor will give you some new tricks to learn or help you with ones you’re struggling with. It’s a great way to start your morning, especially learning new things!

Floor Flow: This casual focuses on floor choreography and transitions to flow around the pole and along the floor. Knee pads and/or leggings are highly recommended to avoid carpet burn!

Double’s Pole Tricks: In this class you will work with a partner to execute a “doubles” tricks. This is where both of you use the same pole to do pole tricks! Don’t have a partner? No worries we can pair you up in class!

Casuals that don’t use the poles (but are great for helping with pole goals!):

Stretch: A class designed to work on those flexibility goals, teaching and correcting technique so you can progress over time! There is no safe quick fix when it comes to flexibility, so this is a great class to get in the habit of coming along too! We like to cover all areas and mix up the focus stretches each week – and are open to requests from students in the class.

Acro & Handstands: An introduction into basic acrobatic elements and balance poses, usually performed in pairs or as a group. Handstand beginner basics drills, exercises and conditioning to help with early handstand development and progression. Great for students who are new or learning handstands, who want to try some paired partner balance and for something fun and different!