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. Dates for the next course are Sundays 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th June.
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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 on Sundays 3rd, 10th and 17th June, 10.50am - 12pm (this course consists of three sessions only for £42). The next mixed ability aerial silks course is running Thursdays 31st May & 7th, 14th and 28th June (no class on 20th June), 6pm - 7.10pm.
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As you advance in pole and aerial arts, flexibility becomes more important to prevent injury and achieve those next big moves. We run a weekly stretch class for all levels – from people who can't yet ltouch their toes, to people who already find the splits easy. The knowledgable, bendy and skilled instructors at Emily's will challenge everyone at a safe and appropriate level. Each session is one hour long and costs £10.
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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.