S C H E D U L E  &  C L A S S   I N F O

Due to COVID related restrictions and intermittent load-shedding, Polebase has had to become more flexible with their class schedules.

 For more information, please request the class schedule and updated timings from Cindy at info@polebase.co.za or 0848709051.

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Register, select your payment option and book classes on our online booking system.

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C L A S S E S   O F F E R E D

P O L E   F I T N E S S

Pole Fitness is a great way to have fun while keeping fit, it will improve your physical core strength as well as strengthen your whole body.

Fitness Benefits:

Continued lessons can lead to the appearance of firm, toned muscles over a relatively short period and also improves balance, agility, flexibility, stamina and co-ordination.

Each class, you can expect to burn anywhere from 250 to 450 calories, and we can guarantee you'll have a great time.

The Lesson:

 

We recommend gym shorts and sports tops as you will need to use your arms and legs for grip on the pole. Be sure not to put on any moisturiser beforehand as this lessens your grip.

Your lesson will be composed of a warm-up, a light stretch, and strengthening exercises. You will learn spins and tricks and then using these in a combination which we may pair with music to make a small routine at a later stage in your training.

Regardless of level, each lesson you will be working on your core strength, stamina, flexibility, musicality and most importantly, your confidence. We've got some awesome spins, climbs, poses and tricks to teach you! The difficulty inevitably varies with your level.

You do not need to be fit already, we will get you there, and make sure you have fun on the way!

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L E V E L  1  -  B E G I N N E R S

You’re getting your new addiction started!

At this level, you will learn the basics, including the correct grip techniques and some basic moves to start building your strength. This will help you feel more confident at lifting yourself off the floor and moving around the pole.

You will work on a static pole.

L E V E L  2  -  B E G I N N E R S

You should now have an understanding of basic grips and feel confident moving around and starting to climb the pole.

We’ll build on what you covered in beginners and add more grips, moves, climbs.

L E V E L  3  -  A M A T E U R

Preparation for intermediate level.

You’re starting to feel strong and confident now so be prepared to start going upside down and add some trickier moves and spins.

L E V E L  4  -  I N T E R M E D I A T E

You'll be upside down a lot more from here on in and with the strength and technique you've gained the combos will start to get longer and more involved.

 

The basics of drops and pops will also be introduced at this level.

L E V E L  5  -  A D V A N C E D

Moves will be more daring and dynamic! At this level, you will do the kind of movements which are a bit more challenging;  they require strength, good control and flexibility. Drops, pops and flips will also be a part of this level.

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E X O T I C  /  C L A S S I Q U E

This is perhaps what comes to mind for most people hearing about pole dance for the first time. Legwork and heels are a central piece of an exotic choreography. If you've never tried a pair of pole shoes on, I assure you they are fun but do add some difficulty to the moves. When we put pole dancing high heels on, it’s just as empowering as if you've put on sneakers, ballet shoes or just dancing barefoot. It is another way of expressing yourself with the beauty of pole dance in many different styles.

Style:

The style taught at our studio is Russian exotic, this is a dance style that uses a static pole, gymnastics strength, dance technique, choreographed transitions and grip switches to merge Pole Elements with floor work.

The Lesson:

 

We recommend gym shorts and sports tops as you will need to use your arms and legs for grip on the pole. Additional clothing and accessories such as leggings, knee pads and heels may also be worn. Depending on the routine being learned you may even want a top that covers your shoulders for when you roll on the floor. Be sure not to put on any moisturiser beforehand as this lessens your grip.

In this class, you will train various pole grips, dance moves and exotic tricks (around the base of the pole) and learn a choreographed routine. This class is high-intensity cardio, muscle-building workout (and confidence booster!).

There are 2 types (flow and hard):

Our main focus is FLOW: Rooted in ballet, rhythmic gymnastics and sensual flow. Flow style focuses on movements seamlessly melting from one move to the next, paying close attention to musicality, lines, legwork, strong pointe work, floor to pole tricks and transitions. In flow, a dancer’s movements should appear weightless, strong, soft, and effortless. Every move is intentional. Dancers stay connected with each and every movement. Tricks are added as accents, flowing with ease into the choreography of a routine.

​Once you gain experience and confidence, we will add some HARD elements. These can be fast-paced movements, quick to slow transitions, powerful pops, staccato beats, and an overall edgier more energetic feel.

In the end it's all about beautiful shapes and seductive movement while growing your confidence, getting fit and feeling great!

L Y R A

Aerial Hoop

The aerial hoop (also known as the Lyra) is rigged from the ceiling, allowing you to execute dynamic tricks, spins and swings! The Lyra provides the perfect frame for an endless variety of balances, transitions and routines.

Fitness Benefits:

Aerial Hoop classes are great for building strength, stamina and increasing flexibility.  A 1-hour class will give you a full-body workout. You will leave class feeling beat but with a smile on your face.

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The Lesson:

 

Tight fitting, long pants/leggings and a T-Shirt or vest top. You can also bring a pair of shorts to wear as you may prefer training in shorts due to the additional grip behind your knees.

U P C O M I N G   E V E N T S

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