Pole dancing combines dance, acrobatics and fitness. At iSpin we take elements from various dance forms, pole fitness, Chinese pole and circus performance. There are four levels of pole dancing at iSpin, plus VAMP for those seeking a more exotic style.
Your pole class will include warm-ups, pole tricks, cardio fitness, strengthening and flexibility. You’ll also learn a full routine throughout the term, combining pole moves and dance choreography so you can put your newly learnt tricks into practice! Every five-week term is different!
What to bring
Pole dancing clothes aren’t just fashion statements! Skin sticks to the pole, so the more skin exposed the better. Wear short shorts, as you will need as much of your legs and knees uncovered as possible. Wear a comfortable top, such as something you’d wear to the gym (a singlet may be preferred to a t-shirt, again so that more skin can be used).
Bring a towel and water bottle.
Most students pole barefoot. In regular pole classes, sneakers may also be worn, or you can try heels in week 5 for an extra challenge! If you don’t have heels you can borrow some of ours.
This is the basic 101 introduction to pole – no experience or fitness level required, only a willingness to have fun! Beginners pole is open to all abilities, genders and fitness levels. You’ll learn basic pole moves from the floor, while building your confidence in gripping and spinning on the pole as well as a routine incorporating dance and pole tricks so you can try out your new moves.
Take the leap to bridging! Bridging is the next level up where you become more comfortable going upside down and learn to hold weight-bearing moves.
If you’re unsure whether you’re ready to move up to bridging, talk to your instructor or send an email to email@example.com.
In Intermediate you’ll spend more time upside down and progress to more complex tricks, combinations and transitions. This level is a challenging strength and cardio workout.
If you’re unsure whether you’re ready to move up to Intermediate, talk to your instructor, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This class is aimed at a high-intermediate to advanced level. There’s plenty of inverts, fast spins and longer, intricate combinations. The routine is aimed at an intermediate level with the option of harder extensions.
At this level, we don’t assume you’ll be able to accomplish every move. For example, you may favour more strength-based moves compared with flexibility moves or vice-versa. However, it’s a great opportunity to challenge and perhaps even surprise yourself!
If you’re unsure whether you’re ready to move up to Advanced, talk to your instructor, or send an email to email@example.com.