C I N D Y
Welcome to our Tribe!
Cindy is the founder of Pole Base Durban. She has been practising pole fitness for about 6 years. Her style of teaching is based on passion and dedication. She wants her students to thrive and have the best possible environment to excel in.
Cindy is unique from the other instructors in the sense that she doesn't have much of a dancing background. However, she's living proof that it's never too late to learn. With time and dedication, you will conquer rhythm, strength and flexibility limits you never dreamed you could.
In 2017 she won gold in the intermediate division of the KZN Pole Awards competition and walked away with the performance of the night ... something she never thought possible.
"When you learn that you are stronger than you thought,
that's when I know I am doing my job!"
K A T H E R I N E
Come pole with attitude!
Kath did modern dancing throughout school and came across pole fitness when she wanted something new to try. She soon fell in love and realised she'd found her tribe!
Kath loves that pole brings women together of all shapes, ages, and backgrounds to learn and grow together.
“I’m eager to help beginner and amateur dancers on their journey as they grow and make Pole Base their second home.”
A M Y
Ready to get your heart pounding?!
Amy has been poling for 6 years and has competed in KZN, JHB and CPT as an advanced dancer. She will show you that Pole Dance is a wonderful way to express yourself through both movement and music combined.
Amy competed in Arnold’s Classic 2017 and won East Coast Pole Advanced 2015 and 2016.
Amy’s passion lies in drops, pops and tumbles… anything to get the adrenaline going!
“It is an incredible sport that brings incredible souls together.”
A M Y J
Get ready for some pole play!
Amy started dancing at the age of 3 – training in ballet, tap, modern and ballroom during her school years. She discovered pole in 2018 while looking for a form of exercise that had all the fun of dance without being a chore. The rest is history!
Amy loves the challenging nature of pole fitness; doing moves she never thought herself capable of. The sense of community the studio has built is a bonus.
Amy’s teaching style combines the strength and flexibility of her dancing background. But most importantly, she wants her students to have fun and discover their passion for pole.
“As someone who could never do a pushup, I love doing things that I never thought I would be capable of!”
T A R Y N
Taryn has had a passion for dance from an early age. As a child, she explored a mixture of dance styles including ballet, tap, modern dancing, rock 'n roll and freestyle - her favourite. She discovered pole dancing back in 2014 after watching a BeSpun video on YouTube. Inspired, she tried a class and quickly became obsessed with the sport. So much so that in 2017, she took a pole-cation to Los Angeles, USA to train at the world-famous BeSpun studio where she found her love for the exotic/Classique style of pole dancing.
Taryn has had the rare privilege to train with pole stars like Claudia Renée, Michelle Shimmy, Maddie Sparkle and Sarah Scott.
"I love the confidence that pole dancing (and a pair of Pleaser heels) gives women, and how it overflows into their daily lives."
A S H
Strengthen your mind, confidence and body.
Ash has always been very into fitness, she was looking for a new challenge where she could strengthen her body in other areas while bringing up her confidence.
Ash takes huge pride in helping others grow and succeed.
Ash loves the community Pole Base has brought to women, where they can feel comfortable and confident within themselves and can come together to support each other.
“Pole is the best way to boost your confidence and fitness levels
while having fun”
C A R M E N
Come learn how to fly!
Carmen has always had a passion for dance but never had any formal training. She discovered Pole Base in January 2020 & fell in love with the sport as it combines both dance & strength which really excited her.
She is a qualified teacher and has a drive for teaching & helping other students. She has the privilege of teaching the Beginner classes & absolutely loves showing women what they are capable!
Pole has changed her life as she has found a sport that will forever encourage her to learn & grow!
“It is the best feeling seeing your students tackle things they never thought possible & watching their confidence grow weekly!”
Z A H R A
Love at first dance!
Zahra has always been full of passionate energy having participated in many sports throughout her schooling career. While dance was never part of those years, in 2019 when she discovered Pole and Lyra it was love at first dance!
Pole and Lyra brought out her strength both physically and mentally, it added a new spark to her life. She wants to help others find that same strength and passion.
“There's no feeling quite like getting that one move right, up in the air with everyone cheering you on.”