A typical Pole lesson will start with a thorough warm up, a strength and conditioning section, a recap of the previous classes moves, new moves, a section of choreography and a cool down.
Here at The Dance Shack we encourage our students to try different styles and find influences that suit their personalities to make their experience unique, and their pole journey… One of their own making.
Like all of our apparatus based classes, Pole is taught using a syllabus which is broken down into levels.
Each level is broken down into moves appropriate to the level being worked on, a family of moves, where variants of a chosen move are delved into further to show students how small variations create greater changes and offer personalisation of moves, a selection of combinations, level appropriate strength and conditioning as well as dynamic moves. At the end of each level, every student is assessed to ensure that they are progressing well and that they are ready to move onto the next level of training.
We also hold monthly workshops in the more sensual side of Pole, for those looking to make their dance style a little more exotic… Heels essential.
We are also lucky enough to be able to offer aerial pole. This creates an opportunity to apply your skills on the pole, without the limitations of being static.
All of our poles operate on both static and spin, and are taught on both as standard.
If you are looking for a great workout, with the benefits of building muscle, increasing stamina and letting your creative side run free, then Pole might just be the class for you.