4 Week Beginner Series
4 Week Beginner Series
Pole at Play's Pole Dancing 101 Beginner Series is
for brand spankin' new pole students! In this 4-week series, you will learn the fundamentals of pole dance, such as proper form, grip, technique, how to strut with sexy confidence, and safely execute various beginner friendly spins, poses, transitions, floorwork, and exotic dance moves. You'll also learn a pole dance routine along the way!
We have a series each month and classes are held on Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
To register for Pole Dancing 101, simply click on the series you wish to attend and complete your purchase through PayPal. You will automatically be added to the roster of the series you select and no further action is needed.
Two weeks before the series begins, you will receive a welcome email and info packet.
Series fill up fast so make sure to register in advance. You can check out our policies here.
Wondering what pole gear you'll need for class? Scroll down to the bottom of this page or check out our "What to Wear" page.
Upcoming Pole 101 Series
If you would like to attend a Pole Dancing 101 series AND take advantage of the better class rates that our regular packages offer, you can purchase one of our regular packages and email Pole at Play to reserve your spot in the series you wish to attend. 4 classes will be deducted from your package for the series and the remaining classes can be used for our regular Pole at Play classes once you have completed Pole Dancing 101!
Once your purchase is complete, you are all set! Your spot is reserved and you will receive a welcome email with an info packet attached 2 weeks before the start of the series. You can also visit our What To Wear, Pole at Play policies, and our FAQ pages to help prepare you for class. We look forward to Dancing with you!
Pole 101 Class Descriptions
Class 1 of 4
Floorwork, Pole safety, & Grip
Description: Pole at Play welcomes you to the magical & sexy world of pole dancing with Class 1 of our Pole Dancing 101 Beginner Series. After we warm-up, we will focus on floor work— sexy dance moves performed on the ground surrounding the pole. We will then turn our attention to the poles, where we will learn the fundamentals of pole safety--proper grip and form, muscle engagement and joint stabilization.
Class 2 of 4
Transitions and fluidity
Description: Your pole dancing journey continues with Class 2 of our Pole Dancing 101 4-week series. In this class, you will learn how to exude sexy confidence and highlight your assets while executing exotic pole moves, as well as how to connect these moves using transitions to create seamless, fluid combos and routines. Some of the combos we will work on in this class will be part of the Pole 101 group routine you will learning in this series.
Class 3 of 4
Description: Are you ready to get swept off your feet? In this class, you will learn how to stabilize your joints and engage the muscles necessary to safely execute a variety of pole spins— a pole dancing favorite best described as controlled falling. We will then incorporate some of these spins into combos that will be included in the group routine we will be putting the final touches on next week in our last class of the series.
Class 4 of 4
Description: We wrap up our pole dancing series with Class 4 of Pole Dancing 101. This class is a culmination of everything you have learned over the course of the series as we will be putting the exotic moves, transitions, floorwork, spins and combos together to create a full length exotic pole dance routine! If you wish to continue your pole dancing journey, ask about our Pole 101 student discount.
Once you have enrolled in our Pole Dancing 101 Series, you'll want to prepare your first class. Here's what you'll want to wear to class or pack in your pole bag:
Exotic Dance platform heels*
Booty shorts or form fitting leggings
Form fitting tank top, t-shirt or bodysuit
Any medications you may need (asthma inhaler, insulin, etc.)*
(* optional but recommended, or as needed)
When choosing what you'll wear to class, opt for comfortable yet form fitting attire. Exotic Pole Dancing is all about accentuating curves and creating dramatic silhouettes. It's difficult to determine if you're doing a move correctly or practicing proper form if you can't see your shape. Have fun with it! We encourage our students to wear whatever makes them feel sexy!
For more info and links to our favorite pole gear, visit our "What to Wear" page.
What to do when you arrive at the studio...
Please do not come to class if you are sick or have been diagnosed with COVID 19.
If you have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed or is suspected of having COVID 19, please do not attend class for 5 days from your last close contact unless you are fully vaccinated and have tested negative on a rapid antigen test. Please wear a mask at all times while in the studio for 10 days from last exposure and practice social distancing.
Upon entering the studio:
Please sanitize your hands at one of the hand sanitizing stations in the lobby or on the front desk.
If you need to change your clothing, please use the Moroccan tent adjacent to the cubbies.
Place your belongings in one of the available cubbies at the back of the studio. Leave your street shoes, socks, rings/jewelry and outdoor clothing with your belongings and put aside your pole gear to bring to your station.
If it's your first class with us and you were unable to print up the medical waiver attached to the welcome email you were sent, please arrive 5-10 minutes early. Your instructor will give you a medical waiver to fill out before class begins.
Choose a pole and set your pole gear at the base.
Grab an alcohol spray bottle and a rag from the basket in front of the Moroccan tent, spray rag with rubbing alcohol and wipe down your pole.
Grab a mat from the partial wall on the other side of the cubbies and one of the yoga balls appropriate for your height from one of the racks on either side of the studio. (5'5" and above--blue, pink or purple ball; 5'4" and below red ball)
Lay your mat at the base of your pole and begin bouncing on your yoga ball to warm-up your muscles.