SYLLABUS CLASSES

All syllabus classes focus on developing your trick vocabulary and build on from what is taught in the previous level. These classes will include a new choreography every 6 weeks so you can get an idea of how to string together the moves you’ve learnt and work on your body awareness and lines. Your instructor will let you know individually when you are ready and safe to proceed to the next level, everyone will learn at a different pace and you should be proud of your own journey!

POLE BASIC

Absolute beginners welcome! Here’s where all of us at PDM started. Not to worry, no experience or fitness background is necessary. Starting with the basic pole walk and grips, we will soon have you spinning around, climbing and sitting comfortably up the pole! Please wear a sports bra/singlet and shorts that expose the back of the knees and inner thighs, and bring along a sweat towel. No body lotion please! This will make the poles slippery.

Moving up criteria includes: katemoss, pole turn, vanessa, knee spin, fan kick, jamilla, climb + sit + layout combo, forearm grip.

POLE ONE

Now that you’ve got feel for the basics, it’s time to build on those skills, including going upside down from the basic pole sit! In this level you will learn more beautiful moves, longer combos up in the air, and overcome the fear of going upside down.

Moving up criteria includes: jamilla split, ball sit, skater, inside leg spin, twisty grip backstag, layback, headstand straddle down, half and full bracket grip.

POLE ONE+

Okay let's face it, you’re getting hooked. This level is perfect for those who want to master the straddle invert and get comfortable with single leg hangs (scorpio and gemini), which are the gateway to all those beautiful inverted moves that you want in your life!

Moving up criteria includes: ballerina, crucifix, handstand stag, outside to inside leg hang transition, half star, a confident invert and ability to hold your straddle on both sides.

POLE TWO

Take your moves to the next level, literally. In this level you will learn how to invert mid-air and expand on those leg hangs with stunning tricks and transitions!

Moving up criteria includes: aerial invert on both sides, invert straight to inside leg hang, controlled descent from invert, aerial crucifix, butterfly, sit to brass monkey, tammy to inside leg transition, headstand straddle up/ handstand straddle down.

POLE TWO+

For those who have their aerial inverts and leg hang techniques down, but need a little extra challenge. Broaden your movement vocabulary while developing your strength, stamina, flexibility, and confidence aerially to prepare you for Pole Three.

Moving up criteria includes: confident aerial invert on both sides, aerial ballerina, shoulder mount dead hang, jamilla to inside and outside leg hang, caterpillar climb, superman, confident brass monkey.

POLE THREE

This is currently our highest level syllabus class and will challenge your strength, flexibility and stamina! Learn more intricate transitions between the single leg hangs; outside leg, inside leg and brass monkey. Each term the class will focus on getting a revolving set of goals including mastering your shoulder mount and static V.

Moving up criteria includes: confident shoulder mount, splits on both sides, outside and inside leg hang to brass monkey, extended butterfly, forearm/ elbow ayesha, handstand straddle up, funny grip invert.

TRENDY TRICKS

Pole addicts, this one’s for you. Learn the hottest tricks in the market every week and keep it fresh!

Requirements: Pole 2 and above.

HOOP

Always wanted to run away and join the circus? Learn to navigate the hoop with confidence in this open level class. You will learn a new move or transition each week, with variations for the more advanced students, and, at the end of each term, we will teach you how to tie everything together to create a flowing choreography. This apparatus will challenge your full body coordination, and balance out the weaker side of your body.

Requirements: none

Please wear leggings and long sleeved top to protect yourself from friction burns.

HAMMOCK

The perfect way to relax after a long week. Learn how to flow gracefully through the air with a new combo each week! As with hoop, at the end of each term we will teach you how to tie everything together to create a flowing choreography.

Requirements: none

Please wear leggings and long sleeved top to protect yourself from friction burns.

ACTIVE FLEX

Stretching should be comfortable! This is an open level class targeted at dancers and aerialists especially. Learn the correct techniques of muscle engagement and developing flexibility through strength for a safer and more comfortable stretching experience. Achieve better progress in your flexibility whilst increasing your body awareness and control to improve yourself as a dancer/aerialist! Each term the class will focus on a revolving set of moves including splits, needle scale and chest stand.

Requirements: none

CHOREOGRAPHY CLASSES

Choreography classes feature a fresh routine every term, with the focus shifting away from the standard syllabus-based tricks and towards learning to find your flow, developing your personal style, and discovering different ways to move! They are great in complimenting your syllabus classes both physically and artistically and you should expect them to challenge your stamina and creativity.

CHAIR

A little sexy, a little acrobatic, and a lot of fun trying not to topple the chair while looking elegant. Learn all the different ways you can use a chair in a new choreography each term!

Requirements: none

Heels and/or above the knee socks recommended for this class.

INTRO TO EXOTIC

This class is perfect for those new to dancing in heels! You will learn how to strengthen your ankles for that weightless look whilst dancing, as well as typical exotic style legwork, pole turns, floorwork tricks, shoulder rolls and shoulder balances.

Requirements: Pole 1 and above.

Heels and knee pads recommended for this class.

EXOTIC HARD

For the exotic lovers out there to ramp up your game. This class will incorporate more interesting and challenging combinations as well as more difficult balances including shoulderstand variations, forearm stands and handstands.

Requirements: Intro to Exotic or similar experience, moderate flexibility, stable shoulder stand with the pole, smooth forwards and backward roll, handstand against the wall.

Heels and knee pads recommended for this class.

CONTEMPORARY POLE

Contemporary Pole showcases a more expressive side to pole dancing. Learn how to use your body to create art and find your flow!

Requirements: pole 1 and above

Knee pads and socks/foot undeez recommended for this class.


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