Pole dancing is a great way to keep fit and increase your confidence! You will learn how to dance, spin and eventually perform tricks inverted (upside down) on the pole, once you have mastered the basics. Anyone can give pole dancing a go: any shape, any size, any level. Emily's Pole Fitness will help you to increase your strength, flexibility and confidence, so you can reach your full potential on the pole.
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Aerial hoop is a circus art form, also known as lyra
. A steel hoop is suspended in the air, and one or more artists perform aerial acrobatics and gymnastic-style moves on it. You will be amazed at the things you will learn in the air on an aerial hoop and will eventually be able to start linking poses together to create your own routines.
Aerial hoop classes at Emily's Pole Fitness run in four-week blocks, or courses. Lessons for the next course you can book onto are Sundays 2nd, 9th, 23rd and 30th July (no lesson on 16th due to Weird & Wonderful workshops
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Aerial silks is another circus art form, also known as tissu
. Aerial acrobatics are performed by one or more artists wrapping themselves in and hanging from two strands of suspended fabric. You will learn the basics of aerial silks, beginning with creating beautiful poses and climbing, and building up to inverting.
Aerial silks classes at Emily's Pole Fitness run in four-week blocks, or courses. The next aerial silks course for complete beginners is running Thursdays 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th July, 6pm - 7.10pm. The next aerial silks course for improvers is running Sundays 9th July at 1.50pm, 16th July at 3pm (slightly later time due to Weird & Wonderful workshops
), 30th July at 1.50pm and 6th August at 1.50pm (no lesson on 23rd July).
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Phoenix's dance classes
Phoenix's dance classes are high-energy, action-packed sessions for all levels – from seasoned dancers, to people who have never taken a lesson before. Over four weeks, students build up a fun routine to a pacey pop song. Phoenix is an awesome instructor and his classes are always extremely popular.
Dance classes at Emily's Pole Fitness run in four-week blocks, or courses. Dates for the next course will be announced later in the year, after Weird & Wonderful
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Strength & stretch courses
As you advance in pole and aerial arts, strength and flexibility become more important to prevent injury and achieve those next big moves. We run strength and stretch classes for all levels – from people who can't yet lift themselves or touch their toes, to people who can do pull ups and find the splits easy. Each session in the course is 90 minutes long, with the first 45 minutes focusing on strength building and conditioning with Emily, and the second 45 minutes focusing on flexibility with Azaria.
Strength and stretch classes at Emily's Pole Fitness run in four-week blocks, or courses. Dates for the next course will be announced later in the year, after Weird & Wonderful
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Private lessons are available in pole dance, aerial hoop and aerial silks, as well as the below disciplines. To enquire about booking a private lesson, get in touch using our contact form
Aerial pole is a great twist on traditional fixed pole dancing. You will learn to climb, do tricks and spin on a flying pole suspended from the ceiling – many of the tricks and spins are the same as fixed pole in principle, but the movement of the aerial pole adds a whole new level of challenge and fun!
Emily also teaches trapeze. Trapeze is also a circus art, in which one or more artists perform acrobatics on a flat bar suspended between two ropes. It can be performed static or flying – Emily teaches on a static trapeze. You will learn to safely mount and dismount the trapeze in a variety of ways, create beautiful shapes using the bar and the ropes, and eventually build up to more dynamic movements.
Performance / competition coaching
Emily has a great deal of experience in competing and performing, and she is well-known in the pole community for her memorable character pieces. If you are putting together a competition or performance piece and you need some tips on stage presence, character, interesting combinations and movement styles, Emily can help with all of this and more.