If you’re searching for something to keep you motivated and challenged then pole dancing is it. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or someone who hates working out, you have what it takes to get started.
Our studios are full of encouragement and acceptance. When you walk into our classes, you will leave with new life long friendships that you will treasure. Our staff are professional, encouraging and dedicated to you and your goals.
Confidence is key when working out and that’s exactly what pole dancing gives you. You will learn to feel comfortable in your own skin, shed insecurities & learn to appreciate your body for the way it functions as opposed to what it looks like.
Are you ready to ramp up your routine with a whole new fitness adventure? Pole dancing takes the boredom out of burning calories & delivers you with a workout that will keep you motivated through achievement in each and every class.
The 8-week Level One Course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of pole dance.
Perfect for all newbies, regardless of current level of fitness, this course will see you spinning in all directions in no time!
Beginner = Level One & Two 8-week Courses.
We can see your confidence growing and it’s time to take it to the next level!
Think you’re a smarty pants coz you can hang upside down? Well girlfriend, now we’re going to take the hands off! Squeeze those thighs because here comes some tricks that need serious thigh strength!
Get ready to be introduced to things you never thought your body could do.
Intermediate = Level Three, Four & Five 8-week Courses.
Think this is where it ends? We’re just getting started honey! You can never learn it all in Level Seven because this course changes completely every two terms, giving you enough time to nail super advanced tricks but still always stay ahead of the latest pole trend.
This level will make up a huge library of tricks for you that in no time you’ll start to complete on some of the best stages in the country.
And because you’re part of Pole Princess, we’ll totally be there to cheer you on as your girl squad.
Advanced = Level Six & Seven 8-week Courses.
At Pole Princess
Learn basic pole tricks & a sexy routine
Learn basic pole tricks & a sexy routine
Learn a saucy strip tease routine ( g-rated, no clothes come off!!! )
Learn basic pole tricks & a sexy routine
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Contact your local studio for bookings.
We would recommend you start with our next 14-day kickstart intake. Our kickstart program gives you the best possible head start & is designed for absolute beginners. You will learn basic pole tricks and routines over 4 pole dancing classes within the 14-days. Our staff will tailor a personalized program for you depending on what your goals are which will include a minimum commitment of 3 classes per week for 2 weeks. You will also get bonus classes within the 14-days, a beginners welcome pack & studio tour! Contact your local studio for the next program intake.
For pole dancing classes we would recommend shorts, runners for the warm-up & heels for the rest of class. Heels are not mandatory but most people do find pole dancing easier in them (funnily enough!) so best to bring them with you just in case. Heels that strap around the ankle are best & the heel does not need to be super high. For aerial fabrics classes you need to be as covered up as possible to avoid material burn! Leggings and a t-shirt that fully covers your underarms is ideal along with runners for the warm up (the rest of the class will be bare foot). For all of our support classes that do not use the pole or silks, you can wear comfortable active wear.
The most important thing you need to know is that you’re going to fall in love and become addicted ;) Please arrive 10-15 minutes early so that we can get you settled in and get to know you. All classes must be booked in advance to ensure you have a space available. If you need help booking a class, please contact your local studio.
Definitely not! The whole point of pole dancing is that it makes you fit in your own time. You do not need to be fit already to start. You also do not need to have prior dance experience. Our instructors are highly trained individuals that can expertly break down every move and make sure you’re comfortable before moving to the next stage.
Classes sizes depend on the class type you’re doing. We guarantee one pole/hammock per person so you never have to share and get your full hours workout. Classes can range in size from 6-15 depending on location and class. High intensity workout classes run for 45 minutes where as pole dancing class and courses run for one hour at a time.
Pole dancing is like any other workout. If you’re only doing it once per week you’re not going to get amazing results fast. The best way to get better at pole dancing is to do it more often. That’s why we created the term pass options which give you unlimited access to classes every term for no extra fee. We would recommend a minimum of 3 sessions per week and this could be broken up in different ways. For example, you could do 3 pole dancing courses in a term, or break it up with one pole dancing course, one workout class and one recovery/stretch class. There’s many options available and we will work out what’s best for you with your first studio tour.
We recommend you book classes early as classes often get booked out due to our small class sizes. Courses & casual classes can be booked up to a month in advance. If a class is booked out, we would recommend adding yourself to the waitlist. When our waitlist fills up, we often add more classes. Students may also early cancel themselves out of classes in order to not be charged, freeing up space for others. If this happens, you will receive an email notification in order who joined the waitlist first and should you accept, you will be granted a spot in the class.
Yes we do! Direct debit is available for Term pass only which allow you to attend classes as often as you like for one weekly fee. We do not have direct debit options for singular services.
Absolutely! However your purchased services will only be valid at the location you purchased it from. services cannot be transferred between locations but you are welcome to do drop in classes or move completely if you find a location that better suits your needs.
Course purchases are only valid for the term you purchased them for. Session packs (including practice session packs) expiry dates extend further the larger the pack you buy, ranging from 16 weeks to 12 months. You can check specific expiry dates via our online store. When purchasing an 8-week course you will use this to book the same day & time for 8-weeks. Once the term has started, you will be granted access to take yourself out of individual days you can't make and rebook at another time into another class that is similar to your level or a casual class. Casual class packs however can only be used on casual classes. Practice sessions can only be used on practice sessions and private lesson packs can only be used on private lessons.
Pole Parties can be booked any time we don’t have classes running. We are available weekdays after 9.30pm, Friday, Saturday & Sundays at any time. Please contact your local studio to check availability. Please note: there is an extra $50 surcharge for Pole Parties booked after 9pm Mon-Sat and any time Sundays.
To book a Pole Party, just give the studio a call or send us an email with your preferred date and time. If the time is available, we can put it on hold for you for one week to allow you to confirm that it suits your guests. After one week has passed, if you’d like to secure the booking you can do so by paying the deposit over the phone or pop into the studio. Deposit amounts change dependent on which package you go for.
That’s no problem! This happens all the time. If you want to take advantage of all the activities with the 1.5 hour package with under 10 people, you can still make the booking. The booking will still need to be made for 10 people but you can divide that total costs amongst your guests.
We do not offer refunds for change of mind however, as long as you provide at least 6 hours notice for any casual class we can return your fee’s to your Pole Princess account to use at another time. If you miss a class in a course, you can arrange a 'make up' class yourself via your online account providing you have early cancelled out of the class you missed with more than 6 hours notice. Anything later than 6 hours notice is counted as a used class. All make up classes need to be scheduled within the same term otherwise they will expire.
Courses and classes require a minimum of 3 bookings to run. Courses are confirmed during the first week of term and can sometimes be left to the day it's scheduled to start just to allow for late bookers. You will receive a phone call, text or email if your course gets cancelled and will be given the option to move to another day & time or receive a full refund. Casual classes are confirmed by 4pm on the day Mon-Thurs. Classes running Fri-Sun are confirmed the night before usually by 9.30pm. We do not make phone calls for cancelled casual classes but instead recommend you download our free app and look at the schedule before heading in to the studio. We do notify people already booked in via email if a casual class has been cancelled providing you have opted in to receive notifications.
We understand that sometimes life gets in the way so don’t worry! You can early cancel yourself from any class via our free app (search Pole Princess in the app store), online via our website or you can give us a call & we'll do it for you. As long as you provide more than 6 hours notice before the class you're going to miss, you will be able to book into another class at any time within the same term. You can use a make up class on another course similar to yours, any level lower or even on any casual class so there's loads of options! Just make sure you book all your classes before the term ends and they expire.
Don’t let your Christmas pressie suck again this year! Pole dancing for fitness makes a bold statement… “I’m sexy, I’m strong, I’m confident, and I’m daring”. Put a pep in your loved ones step this Christmas and make yourself the one responsible for showing them what they’re really made of!
Ordering a Gift Voucher with Pole Princess is super easy! The whole process can be done online and delivered right to your email. No need to worry about your gift getting lost in the mail. And better yet, you can choose the amount you want to spend. Classes start from $35.
Make your loved ones smile this Christmas!
How to order your Gift Voucher:
Decide which location you’d like to purchase the Gift Voucher for. Gift Vouchers are location specific so be sure to select the right one! For a list of locations, see here.
From the link above, click on the BOOK CLASS button in the location of your choice.
Click on ONLINE STORE and then GIFT CARDS in the row below.
Choose a service with the listed amount you can decide your own spend by editing the bottom option.
Fill out all the details and tick yes if you want the recipient to get the card by email – if you tick yes it will ask you the email to send to and what date you’d like it sent. If you don’t tick yes, the card will be emailed to you to print
Choose a pretty pic & click make purchase!
Congratulations! You have now empowered your loved one with the freedom to express themselves <3Gift Vouchers for Christmas
By Sarah Schrader
Co-owner of Pole Princess Hawthorn and MtWaverley
Why do I Pole Dance?
This question has come up a lot during the last 8 years that I have been pole dancing and even more so in the last 18 months since I made pole dancing my full-time job. It’s also a question that is usually closely followed by the statement “oh I’ve heard that’s good for fitness”.
It’s a hard question to answer because it’s not as straight forward as having just one reason why and why I love it.
Why do I Pole Dance?
by Jen Zimmermann
“I can’t do this!” Sounds familiar? From my experience, it is the most commonly used sentence in any class I’ve ever taught or even attended myself. When I walk around in my classes and ask students to show me a particular move, this is how they will pre-empt their demo. Other popular variations include: “it looks ugly on me”, “I’m not good/strong/flexible enough for that” or my personal favourite “yeah nah”. Funnily enough though, it is usually followed by the person doing the exact thing they just said they can’t do. Guess what, you actually can.
Believe me, I get it! It is daunting when you try a new trick for the first time, regardless of whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pole dancer (let’s be honest, haven’t we all face-planted before? Yes, yes we have). There’s nothing wrong with a healthy amount of respect and caution towards a new move – but what’s with all the negative self-talk?
Talking yourself down has sadly become very common for women in all areas of life, including work, personal relationships, body image and fitness. If you were keeping count, you’d probably be surprised how often you say something bad about yourself without even realising it.
Not a big deal? Well yes, it kinda is: as many recent studies have proven, negative self-talk reinforces bad feelings you might have about yourself, and might end up seriously damaging your self-confidence. If you keep telling yourself that you’re not good at something, you are making it a lot harder for yourself to get better at it. Instead, use positive mantras and thoughts to trick your mind into believing in yourself, even if you’re not quite there yet, and you might be surprised at the difference it can make. Think of it as a simple placebo effect.
What does this have to do with pole? Often the barriers we come up against in our practice are in our head. We don’t trust ourselves enough, or our inner critic is keeping us from unleashing our full potential. Most of the things you think you can’t do are actually achievable and if you look back at your pole journey, I bet there’s at least one trick you thought you’d never get, that you are mastering now.
Don’t get me wrong here, of course there will always be tricks you actually can’t do at first (like, for real) – but you can try, and if you set your mind to it, you will get most of them eventually. Some might not work for your body (especially once you get to the higher levels), and you know what, that is okay! You don’t have to be able to do every single crazy trick out there. There will always be variations that suit you better and play to your strengths.
Don’t make the mistake of comparing yourself to your fellow polers either. You are you and you are amazing so work with what you’ve got. Everybody is gifted in different ways; you might be strong through your upper body or super flexi, have super tight leg grips or beautifully pointed toes – find what comes naturally to you and use it to your advantage.
While we always recommend that you work on the things you can’t yet do as well, you can definitely build your repertoire around tricks that work for you. So what if the girl next to you climbs up all the way to the roof the very first time she tries or ‘accidentally’ whips out a handspring (cow!) – she might not be able to move to music as gracefully as you can.
Keep that in mind for your next class and be proud of what your body can do – if you think about the things we put it through, it really is quite remarkable. Still not convinced? Here’s Ryan Gosling telling you – who are we to doubt him?Guess what, you actually can
When talking about fitness and the health benefits of different forms of workouts, you can’t look last pole dancing. Pole dancing has quickly become a very popular form of exercise and even a competitive event. Not only is it a great way to embrace your inner sexiness, but it also has numerous health benefits that shouldn’t be overlooked. We could talk about the benefits for days but instead, we’ve picked our top 5 reasons to pole dance for you guys so you can high-five yourselves for the awesome things you’re doing for your body right now!
1. BURN CALORIES LIKE THEY’RE YOU’RE WORTHLESS X-BOYFRIEND!
Harsh but true! Most people in the modern world could stand to lose about 10 kilos of fat, so any form of exercise is welcome. However, pole dancing taxes the muscles in the entire body and you are always moving – making it a great isometric and cardiovascular exercise wrapped into one. Way back in 2008 we ran a weight loss challenge to prove pole dancing is a genuine way to lose weight. The experiment was so successful it was featured on A Current Affair! Finalists of the challenge were told to do 3 pole dancing classes per week and change nothing else about their life. They all lost a minimum of 5 kilos in 8-weeks and the winner lost a whopping 12 kilos! Interested? We’re launching a new challenge soon only for people that are curious but at this stage have not yet tried pole dancing. Register here if you want to know more.
2. BUILDS CONFIDENCE HIGHER THAN YONCE’S!
Once you get the basics down and strengthen your muscles a bit, you will quickly begin to develop some serious skills and a body that makes heads turn. Being confident isn’t just about your state of mind – you will actually start to walk tall and improve your posture. Your skills on the pole will translate into real life and you will be able to move with the nimbleness and graciousness of a cat.
3. MOTIVATION ON FLEEK!
If a workout feels like a chore and you don’t really see any serious progress or you don’t actually pick up any skills that are applicable in real life, then you will quickly lose motivation. Pole dancing develops a strong body, builds stamina and makes you feel sexy. As your skills improve you will be motivated to work harder. Working out with a group of like-minded women also keeps you motivated as you start to build friendships with people that will cheer you on even through your nemesis pole tricks!
4. STAY FIT ON THE INSIDE!
Joint pain is a serious and persistent issue for many people and women in particular have a higher risk of developing osteoporosis later in life. Developing strong bones and connective tissue, along with increasing joint mobility, helps significantly decrease the risk of osteoporosis in women. Since you are not putting huge stress on your joints, as you would if you were running or skipping rope, pole dancing is a very safe form of exercise. Due to the fact that you are constantly strengthening the muscles in your hands by gripping the pole, common repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome can also be avoided.
5. SNOW WHITE AIN’T GOT NOTHIN’ ON YOUR SLEEPING SKILLS!
Resting is just as important for a healthy body as working out and eating the right food. Unfortunately not many people get enough sleep and most of the time it’s because they just can’t go to sleep. Regular workouts that tax the body, combined with the stretching you do as part of your pole dancing training, will ensure that you get a good night’s sleep every time you hit the hay.
The benefits of pole dancing aren’t limited to developing a strong body. It can help you improve your mental and emotional health, prevent injuries and increase mobility, as well as give your social and love life a boost by making you more confident and agile. If you haven’t taken the leap yet, you should definitely give it a try.
We’re looking for 8 women located anywhere in Melbourne to take our next fitness challenge. If you:
• Are curious about pole dancing but are too scared to try – you must never have done a class yet
• Are too scared to wear shorts & that’s what stops you (don’t worry, in this challenge you don’t have to wear them)
• Think you’re not strong enough to even attempt pole dancing
Then we want you! You will need to be able to commit to an 8-week schedule and agree to use using your journey for marketing purposes. If you’re ready to step outside of your comfort zone, here’s the link to register for more information.
Source: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/10-unexpected-health-benefits-pole-dancingTop 5 Reasons to Pole Dance
By Anastacia Snelleksz
Founder of Pole Princess
You may have had a squizz at our timetable and wondered what all of our classes really mean. You probably took the easy route and started with a Level One Pole Course and slowly worked your way up – that’s what everyone else does so I reckon that’s what you do, right?
We say this all the time but pole dancing is like going to the gym. When you first take out a gym membership you will tell yourself you’re going to go at least 4 times a week, right? Or maybe every day if you’re super keen beans… And for the first few weeks at least you will stick to that goal. Before you know it, you’re able to run faster, walk further, lift heavier, whatever it may be. We all know this feeling. (more…)The Perfect Class Mix