What to wear?
Think gym with sex appeal!!
A light tank top or t-shirt and short shorts are ideal
Track pants, tights and/or leg warmers for warm up, cool down and stretch classes
For the classes with more pole work you will want your legs bare so that your skin can grip the pole
Your favourite dance heels!
We have a range of styles of dance and work out gear for sale at the studio
What to bring?
An open mind
A small cloth to clean the pole
A small gym towel
A water bottle
A yoga mat for stretch classes
What not to bring
Please don’t wear any lotion or moisturisers to pole class – It gets slippery!
Shoes vs No Shoes
This is really a personal choice and comes down to the wishes of each individual
For Pole: Warm-ups and your first class barefoot is fine, after that, heels or boots are great! The best shoes for pole dance allow you to pivot freely on the ball of the foot, and have plastic, leather or pvc on top which allows for more grip. We recommend that beginners wear something which covers the top of the foot to help to give you that bit of extra grip while still building up the upper body strength.
For Burlesque: Students are encouraged to bring a small pair of heels
Do I need to be fit & strong before I start classes?
No you do not!! Our classes are designed to suit all ages and levels of fitness with something for everyone. Most people have very little or no strength or fitness when they first come to us and we work everyone at their own pace. It’s about allowing us to help you find the perfect level and style of training for you. We will help you get there!!
Am I too old/old enough?
We are never too old to dance! We have had students in their 80s and our eldest competitive pole dancer is in her early 60s and holds 2 Silver Medals from the Australian Pole Sports Championships!
Our classes cater to students of all ages and are adapted to suit the students needs
Students under 18yo must have their medical form signed by a parent or guardian
Students under 15yo must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for their first class
Exotic dance and burlesque classes are for 18+ students only
What kind of poles do you have?
We have 9 x 4m poles
– 2 x 45mm spin/static brass Lupit International Pole Sports Championships poles
– 5 x 44mm static stainless steel
– 2 x 40mm spin/static brass X-Poles
Is it only for women?
Classes at Play Pole Studios are not limited by gender unless stated otherwise
The only requirement is that you are there to dance
What if I have an injury or medical condition?
This does not necessarily mean that you cannot dance/train. It does mean that you must tell your Instructor so that we can modify the movements to suit you
We also highly recommend that you get advice from a health professional
How much stripping is in a Striptease Workshop?
We practice with our sexy clothes over our workout clothes! In an all female environment we laugh freely and learn to sauce it up while having a great time! There is no nudity
Can you teach me how to dance in the Exotic Dance Industry?
Yes we can! Some of our Instructors have lots of experience in the Exotic Dance Industry and can easily teach you the style of dance you need as well as tips and tricks for increasing your income and training while you perform!
Please note: Most Pole Play Studios classes are aimed at fitness and fun; they are not ‘stripper classes’. For students looking to start out in the industry, or boost their dance skills to give them a more competitive edge, private lessons are recommended
What are the studio opening hours?
Our office hours are Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm and Saturdays 9am – 1pm
Our Studio Head Quarters are open whenever we have training sessions, classes or events running, or by appointment
Please note: Our Studio HQ is not always open during normal business hours
Can I watch a class first?
We recommend that you come and give it a go! We find that even the most cautious get into the swing after some instruction, and we can show you step by step what to do
You can also see a lot of what we do on our Instagram
And drop into the studio and have a chat with one of our staff during the Pole Jam Practice Sessions
If you really want to watch a bit of what you’re in for before trying a class then we allow women only to watch for 10 minutes max. Sorry boys, if you want to watch there are clubs in town for that!
Should I arrive early for my class?
It is good to aim to get there 10min early for your first class.
This gives you some extra time to find us and fill out the medical form on arrival.
After that you are welcome to arrive just before your class, though please be on time to ensure that you are there for the full warm up, and remember that dancers start warming up as soon as possible. If you have an extra minute or so to stretch and move before class you will get even more out of it!
How do I book a class?
1. Book online
Book yourself in with ease and find all of the information you need including class times, prices, descriptions as well as Instructor bios and what to bring and wear. Plus we will send you email reminders and give you the option to review us after your class.
2. Contact us to check availability for any classes or courses you are interested in joining and drop payment into Pole Play Studios ANZ ACC 490984582 BSB 014681 with a note of your name on it to confirm or pay by Credit Card (subject to surcharge)
3. Register your interest in any casual class, workshop or private lesson by checking availability with us and pay on arrival. This runs the risk of the class either booking out with prepayments or occasionally being rescheduled if we do not have enough confirmed bookings to go ahead.
How early do I need to book?
The sooner you book the better!
Places are limited and classes often fill up in advance
The sooner you book the sooner we can guarantee you a place
When you book early it gives our instructors more time to think about your specific needs and tailor our classes to suit
What if I need to cancel my class?
Casual class and workshop cancellations outside of 48 hours allow for a full refund or transfer
Course cancellations outside of 48 hours from the start of the first class allow for a full refund or transfer
Cancellations inside of 48 hours incur the full charge
No shows will be charged the full amount
When you book your classes through the website you can log in again to change them when you need