What happens in your classes?
During class, our instructors will lead you in a group warm up and cool down. You will then work through our syllabus at a pace that is right for you. You will work on a variety of spins, tricks and holds on the pole. 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.
You can check out our social media pages to see what our students have been up to!
When are classes and how much do they cost?
We offer individual classes and packages as well as private lessons and parties for special occasions. The price will depend on how many classes you wish to book. Please have a look at our Timetable and Price List page for more information.
Do I have to book in advance?
Yes, we require all students to book on the website via our booking page.
Who can join?
Pole is for men and women of all ages and fitness levels. Before booking, we will ask you to fill out a Health Questionnaire and PAR Q to determine if you have any injuries or health issues which may prevent you from taking part. There is no weight restriction for attending our classes.
I’m a beginner, will I be able to do it?
Absolutely! Remember, we were all beginners once! Our team of experienced instructors are here to help you work through our syllabus at your own pace. We are sure that you will find our classes the right mix of challenging and fun to keep you motivated.
I’ve done pole before, what level can I join?
All studios have a slightly different syllabus and class structure. We therefore ask prospective students to contact us in order to allocate you to the appropriate level. This may include attending a class to place your level.
Will it hurt?
When you use bare skin to grip the pole, you will experience some pinching pain as a result of the friction. This is necessary in some moves and you will become desensitised over time.
What should I wear?
Clothing: Shorts and t-shirt is ideal, but you can wear leggings or whatever you feel comfortable in to begin with.
Footwear: Bare feet, dance shoes, or clean trainers. No outdoor shoes should be worn inside the studio please.
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What shouldn’t I wear?
We ask you to remove all jewellery before class. Our poles are as important to us as your jewellery is to you – to prevent damage to either of them, we will ask you to remove all rings, bracelets, necklaces and body jewellery.
Lotions: Do not apply on the day of class. Hand cream, body lotion and fake tan will make you and the poles very slippery. Not only is this frustrating as it makes everything more difficult, it is also a hazard.
How big is the studio?
We have 2 rooms, toilets and a changing room for our customers. The studios themselves are very spacious with plenty of room between poles. We have 6 poles in Studio 1 and no poles in Studio 2 as it is used for stretch classes, conditioning classes and is also used as our sports therapy clinic.
How big are your classes?
We have a maximum of 2 per pole or 12 participants in our pole classes.
In our Fierce and Flexible, classes we will have a maximum of 16 participants.
In other specialised classes such as dance or pole workshops, we may adjust the class size accordingly.
How many instructors are there?
West End Pole Dance Academy is owned and run by Kirsten, Maggie and Suzi. At this time, all classes are taken by one or more of us, depending on the class size. Have a look at our “about us” section to find out more about us.
I still have some questions. How do I contact you?
(Please bear in mind that we do receive a high volume of enquiries daily. We aim to respond to each of them within 24 hours, during our opening times)