Why pole dance / pole fitness?
Pole dance is a beautiful melange of gymnastics, dance and circus elements that delivers a rigorous work-out, improves fitness, tone and strength, and has people from all walks of life stepping up to explore this powerful dance form. Gymnasts and dancers are increasingly turning to pole dance as another outlet for their strength, creativity and freedom of self-expression, and are in turn elevating pole dance to higher artistic and professional levels.
Pole fitness is not only fun, it works and tones more muscles than you can imagine. The benefits are endless. It increases strength, fitness levels and flexibility, burns fat, tones and builds muscle definition (pole fitness literally targets your entire body!). It also demands an incredible amount of coordination and balance – learning to control spins, executing tricks on the pole and performing a routine will strengthen muscles throughout your body, including your core strength. And if that wasn’t enough… it releases endorphins, builds confidence, self-esteem and a special camaraderie between pole fanatics who love to train and get fitter, stronger together.
You can read up more about the difference between pole dance and the aerial arts on our blog “What is Pole Dance? What is Aerial Art?”.
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Our classes incorporate all elements of pole dance and fitness, including spins, tricks, transitional moves and floor work, enabling us to nurture well-rounded pole dancers. We are focused on delivering high quality training and want students to get the most out of each class.
Each pole fitness class consists of a warm-up, strength conditioning exercises, pole tricks or spins instruction, and a cool down. We also teach routines combining the moves that you have learnt, with the opportunity of performing for your friends and family at studio jams and our annual “A Feast of Flight” show.
The tables below list the tricks and skills taught at each level at The Pole Project.
In order to progress to the next level, the student must be able to:
- Execute at least 8 of the prerequisite/compulsory tricks in RED for each level, and
- Perform a combo which incorporates at least 3 of the prerequisite/compulsory tricks in RED.
These tables are intended to help our students to:
- understand the skills taught and acquired at each level;
- understand the skills required in order to progress to the next level (see tricks in RED); and
- gauge and assess the level he/she is at.
The lists are intended to work as helpful guidelines (and to help you set goals!), rather than to stipulate any formal assessment that would be required in order for the student to progress to the next level.
In the case of doubt, or if you would just like to work through some specific tricks and combos in order to move up, book a private session with one of our awesome instructors!