We Have an Amazing Team of Highly Qualified Instructors
Pole Play was founded in 2005 by Sophia Warren who already had many years of professional dance, burlesque, circus and performance experience. Since then we have grown to encompass the World Class Team of amazing athletes who currently teach our classes. We have studied anatomy and physiology and many styles of dance, gymnastics, circus, calisthenics, animal flow, yoga and bodywork over many years, building our knowledge to be able to teach you the best ways to dance!
All of Our Pole Instructors Meet the Industry Standard
Of having a minimum 2 year pole history – and most much more!
Because It’s Super Important to Start With a Safe and Strong Foundation
It’s surprisingly easy to hurt yourself with bad technique. When you start out with bad technique your tricks and skills are built on a shaky foundation. To avoid injuries in the long term it’s super important to train with correct technique.
An Hour of Proper Training Can Replace Years of Trial and Error
We can fast track your skills with the many Training Keys we have learned over the years. It’s amazing how many pole and dance tricks will just kick right in if you have the correct information.
We Have Been Teaching Full Time Since 2005
So we really know our stuff!
Pole Play is a Supportive Studio Filled With Great Fun People
And we will help you feel at home in no time!
We Are a Multi Award Winning Studio
We have won over 24 awards including 1st Place at both the Queensland Pole Championships and the Australian Pole Championships twice!
Two of our top athletes are currently ranked in 1st place world wide for Elite Pole Sports Doubles female/female teams!
We Have Many Different Classes to Choose From!
We have a huge range of classes available every week!
Including Pole Fitness, Pole Dance Technique, Flexibility, Exotic Dance, Lap Dance, Aerial Hoop, Floor Dance, Burlesque, Fan Dance, Chair Dance and more!
Classes for All Levels
From first time beginners to elite and competition levels we have spent many years learning correct levels and progressions to be able to give you the most appropriate moves for your needs.
We Have a Private Purpose Built Studio
Our privacy is important to us so we built a beautiful space where we can dim the lights and really get into the groove!
We also have a whole wall of mirror, an Instructors podium so you can see clearly, yoga matts and blocks, a good clear wall for wall work, a rocking sound system, party lights and disco ball!
We Have 9 Poles To Play With!
We have both static and spin, brass and steel, 40mm and 44mm poles and 3 aerial rigging points!
We Offer High Quality Free Filtered Water
We know how important it is to stay hydrated. Especially in the tropics! So we provide free and delicious Zazen filtered water at the studio for you
We Love, Train and Teach All Styles of Pole!
Sporty, Sexy, Theatrical, Comedic, Acrobatic, Contemporary, we do it all!
We Understand That Different Bodies Are Capable of Different Things
And we can help design your training so that it works the best for you!
Some of Our Instructors Are Mums
So we know what it’s like to juggle life and kids
We Have Secret Facebook Community Groups for Our Students
Where we can chat about costumes, new moves or whatever else we feel like, as well as smaller groups for individual classes or performance troupes
We Have A Super Supportive Community
Of strong and friendly women (and some men!) We are always blown away by all of the amazing people we have on board and the level of support we have with each other. When life throws us curve balls, we know our PPS People have our back!
We Run Regular Social Events For Our People
Whether it’s a free gymnastics class or a good old girls night out, or perhaps a ‘Puppies in the Park Play Date’, as one of our students you will be invited to our social events!
We Provide Great Performance Opportunities
It’s not compulsory but so much fun! There’s nothing like a show date to inspire you to train hard! And it’s great to be able to show your friends and family what you’ve been up to! We run Staff & Student Showcases, both at our studio HQ and in venues around town such as the Center of Contemporary Arts. So you can see your friends and teachers in action! And choose to grace the stage if you desire.
Pole Play Studios Headmistress Sophia has been performing and producing in theatres, cabarets, clubs, and festivals for over 20 years! And brings her wealth of experience to our productions.
We Offer Free Performance Assessments
When you are working on a performance piece for one of our shows we will support you with Free Performance Assessments which give you countless tips on how to make your act really pop!
We Have a Star Student Program
We are super proud of our students, especially the high achievers! They don’t have to be the best dancers, it’s about their dedication and hard work and the things they achieve at their level.
We Have Trained With a Growing Number of Famous Dancers
Including but not limited to…
Andrea Ryff, Pantera T Blacksmith, Jamilla Deville, Jenyne Butterfly, Remi Martin, Suzie Q, Toby J, Kirsty Sellars, Enchanted, Carlie Hunter, Zoraya Judd, Kristina Moskov, Imogen Kelly, Willow J, Marlo Fisken, Michelle Stanek, Michelle Natoli, Shaina Cruea, Josiah Grant, Sergia Louise Anderson, Natasha Wang, Kelly Yvonne, Oona Kivela, Felicity Logan, Evgeny Greshilov, Kira Noire, Head Over Heels, NICA, Circus Oz, Felix Cane, Fontaine Bradbury, Oona Kivela, Yvonne Smink, Daniel Rosen, Heidi Coker, Bendy Kate, Roxie Zeimann and many, many more!
We Have Helped Launch The Careers of Numerous Famous and Highly Successful People!
We have helped to kickstart the careers of:
Eliza Hubber Pole Dance Instructor at Pole Divas Melbourne and Pole Competitor
Cynthia Xu Pole Dance Instructor, Multi Award Winning Pole Competitor
India Bohanna Owner of IndiPoleWear, Multi Award Winning Pole Competitor
Amy & Jude Winners of the Group Division QLD and Australian Pole Championships 2014 and 2015! 1st Runner Up Paragon International Pole Championships 2015, Semi finalists International Pole Championships 2015 and 1st Runners Up in the Group Division QLD and Australian Pole Championships 2016!
Sandra Schmidt (AKA Phoenyx Fireheart) – Pole, Flexibility, Exotic Dance, Twerk and Aerial Hoop Instructor! Personal Trainer. Brand Amabassador for JustLiveBrand
Juzzy Heather Owner of Downward Dawg Yoga Matts
The Sky Really Is the Limit!
We can assist you in taking your dance in whichever direction you choose!
If you’d just like to dance for a bit of fun and fitness or if you’d like to build a career in the industry – we can show you how!
We Offer Top Quality Competition Training
If you dream of competing then we can help!
We have been training competitors since 2007 and have placed in every competition we have ever entered!
Created By a Full Time Professional Dancer & Performing Artist
Pole Play Studios Boss Lady, Director Sophia Warren has been performing for decades and has built our studio with deep knowledge of dancers needs.
We Offer Specialty Workshops
We do much more than just pole!
We also offer workshops with touring dance celebrities and world famous performers, as well as specialty workshops in things like handstands and acrobalance, core engagement, floor flow and much more!
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