‘Static’ Pole and ‘Spin’ Pole?
Pole dance poles have two modes – ‘Static’ and ‘Spin.’
‘Static’ poles are ‘locked’ or ‘fixed’ in place, and do not rotate or move with the pole dancer’s movement. They are often preferred for beginners because they offer more solid support to students, allowing them more easily to control their momentum around the pole while they learn basic pole techniques.
‘Spin’ poles rotate around their central axis with the dancer’s movement, and help to create beautiful flow, shapes and symmetry. We recommend that students become comfortable in our Beginner 1 and Beginner 2 Static Pole classes before trying out our Spin Pole classes.
We encourage all our students to develop skills on both static and spin poles.
Our Static Pole Classes
Our Beginner 1 (static) pole classes are the place to start for people new to pole. Students generally participate in three to six Beginner 1 classes, and then move themselves into Beginner 2 classes when they feel comfortable with the basics, and ready to attempt a broader range of content.
Students are welcome to stay in a given pole class level for as long as they like. Students are also encouraged to take classes at more than one level at the same time, to help consolidate their existing pole repertoires, as well as challenge themselves with new content.
Read on for a description of each of our Static Pole Classes.
Beginner 2 Pole
Beginner 2 Pole classes focus on more challenging beginner level spins and tricks, particularly inverts, that are required for students to feel ready to move up to Intermediate Pole classes.
This class is aimed at students that have gained a solid foundation in the basics of Beginner 1 level classes, but are yet to master Beginner level inverts.
It is also suitable for intermediate level students who would like to continue to strengthen their basic inverts, as well as work on higher level beginner spins.
Inter 2 Pole
Inter 2 Pole classes build on the content developed in Inter 1 Pole, adding to students’ trick and spin repertoire, material of increasing difficulty.
The tricks with which students have become familiar in Inter 1 Pole (including straddle inverts, leg hangs, crucifixes, etc.) are sequenced in more challenging combos, which emphasise strength, stamina and control.
Students are also taught higher level holds and more dynamic spins that are hallmarks of advanced level pole work.
Basework Pole classes focus on movement that utilizes the base of the pole and the floor area around it. This class includes low flow content and combos, as well as more challenging floorwork sequences, and pole base and floor tricks. Handstands, shoulder stands and forwards and backwards rolls feature regularly.
Knee pads and leg warmers are essential, and the class is only suitable for Intermediate level students and above.
Experience in Fluid Floorwork classes, if possible, is recommended prior to attendance of this class.
Our Spin Pole Classes
Spin pole classes teach you the beautiful, flowy techniques and tricks involved in spinning pole.
Our Beginner Spin classes are perfect for students with a knowledge of basic static pole content (ie, beginner spins and climbing), as taught in our Beginner 1 and Beginner 2 Pole classes.
Intermediate Spin classes are aimed at students who are Intemediate level static pole students, and comfortable with basic inverts and leg hangs. Read on to learn more about our Spin Pole classes.
Our Pole Dance Classes
We have a wealth of Pole Dance Classes to choose from at Body Electric! Choreography and dance content changes from week to week, and varies from instructor to instructor. Students are kept busy and challenged in these stimulating and super fun dance classes, which benefit both the body and mind!