All syllabus classes follow a 6 week term structure and are targeted towards developing your strength, flexibility, stamina and trick vocabulary in a progressive manner. These classes will feature syllabus tricks incorporated into a new spin pole choreography each term to give you ideas on how to string together the tricks you’ve learnt.
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 so embrace your own pace and enjoy the journey!
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 and yoga mat. 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.
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.
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 to inside leg hang, controlled descent from invert, aerial crucifix, butterfly, sit to brass monkey, superman, tammy to inside leg transition, headstand straddle up.
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, extended butterfly,, confident brass monkey, handstand straddle down.
This is currently our highest level syllabus class and will challenge your strength, flexibility and stamina! Learn more intricate transitions and get those classic power moves you may have dreamt of such as shoulder mount and Ayesha(static V) variations.
Moving up criteria includes: confident shoulder mount, splits on both sides, outside and inside leg hang to brass monkey, forearm/ elbow/ true grip/ twisty grip ayesha, handstand straddle up, funny grip invert.