What happens at a WEPDA class?
We begin each class with a group warm up and end with a group cool down. During classes we work on spins, tricks and dance from our syllabus at your own pace. With a maximum of 2 students to a pole, our classes are kept small with a supportive atmosphere. As well as all of this, you will be introduced to floor work, dance choreography and conditioning exercises to build your endurance as well as your strength.
What happens at a Fierce & Flexible class?
We begin each class with a group warm up before moving onto a range of individual and partner stretches, all under the careful supervision of our instructor. Variations will be suggested to suit your each individual’s current level of mobility. Flexibility is vital for overall health and even small improvements can have a huge positive effect on daily lifestyle, mood and activity performance.
Meet your instructors
Suzi graduated with Merit in dance in 2004 and has been teaching and performing various styles for more than a decade.
Her professional performance repertoire includes Scottish Ballet, FireBox Dance Theatre, InsideOut Productions and F3 Entertainments. Alongside performing she has continued her professional development in her key areas of interest, focused upon dance and flexibility.
She has more than twelve years of teaching experience helping to share her knowledge, skills and passion for dance with students of all levels.
She has focused on pole and contortion in recent years and she continues to thrive on sharing the reward of progression in physical ability and confidence with all her students and colleagues who in turn thrive on her energy, enthusiasm and motivational style of teaching.
She firmly believes that with the right mindset, support and commitment anyone can achieve their goals.
Maggie, AKA Dr Pole, has been teaching pole dancing for nearly 7 years. Her journey began at the Glasgow University Pole Dancing Club, which she ran for 3 years, before taking a full time job as a doctor. She continued to teach part-time, but soon realised dance was her true calling, and is now a doctor part-time, and a pole dancer every minute she can be.
She loves how pole gives students confidence and body empowerment, and just how inclusive the sport can be. She was part of the founding committee for Pole Sports UK, the National pole sports federation for Great Britain and has spoken about her sport at the 2016 TEDx UofGlasgow conference. She has taught at studios across Scotland, and regularly performs and competes. She is passionate about helping students learn what their body is capable of and how close and supportive the pole community is.
Kirsten joined the world of pole six years ago having worked as a climbing instructor.
She came across pole by chance after being blown away watching a Youtube video. Not just by the strength and grace she could see from the dancer, but also how fun and exciting its appeal was.
The challenge was that she was very shy and the thought of going to a class was terrifying to her. So she bought a pole and taught herself at home. It wasn’t until a year later that Kirsten had the courage to go to her first class in Glasgow.
She loved every minute of class and regretted not starting sooner. She was surprised at how welcoming the class was, how quickly she progressed and how much safer she felt learning in a studio with experienced instructors, till she became one herself.
Kirsten developed her confidence so much that it has become a passion for pole performance. She has performed at events around Scotland as well as placing top three in national competitions.
Since beginning her pole journey, Kirsten has also become a qualified sports therapist, running her sports injury clinic here at the studio.
Kirsten aims to promote all aspects of pole and fitness, making everyone feel welcome and confident whatever age, background or ability.