Beginner Information

We will turn your fitness upside down!

Who we are

  • Inclusivity at its best – all body types are welcome!
  • Top quality professional instruction.
  • A tight-knit studio community.

What we do

  • Group classes and VIP 1:1 training
  • Classes that not only enhance your pole skills but also contribute to your overall well-being, both physically and mentally.
  • Connect like-minded individuals who share a passion for pole dance and a commitment to personal growth.
  • Offer a safe space for you to learn about all the wonderful things your body is capable of.

Easy Like Saturday Morning! 

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Have you always wanted to try pole, but never dared to take get going? This is the course for you! Join our patient instructors and learn everything you need to know to gain the confidence to join our regular classes in just four weeks!

  • Sat, 10 Feb   9:30am - 10:30am
  • Sat, 17 Feb   9:30am - 10:30am
  • Sat, 24 Feb   9:30am - 10:30am
  • Sat, 2 Mar   9:30am - 10:30am

Pole based conditioning, how to use the pole for a full body workout to increase upper body and core strength
Floor based movement around the pole
Spins around the pole
How to use the legs to grip the pole and hold static poses

Monday Evening Classes

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Suitable for students brand new to pole dancing, or those who have just started their pole journey and are looking to keep training.

  • Mon, 12 Feb   8:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Mon, 19 Feb   8:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Mon, 26 Feb   8:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Mon, 4 Mar   8:30pm - 9:30pm

Pole based conditioning, how to use the pole for a full body workout to increase upper body and core strength
Floor based movement around the pole
Spins around the pole
How to use the legs to grip the pole and hold static poses

 

Friday Feels - Unlock Elegant and Sexy Pole Dance!

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Have you always wanted to try pole, but never dared to take get going? This is the course for you! Join our patient instructors and learn everything you need to know to gain the confidence to join our regular classes in just four weeks!

  • Fri, 16 Feb   6pm - 7pm
  • Fri, 23 Feb   6pm - 7pm
  • Fri, 1 Mar   6pm - 7pm
  • Fri, 8 Mar   6pm - 7pm
Have you got that Friday Feeling? Or are you desperately in need of the Friday Feels? Our Absolute Beginners Pole Dance Choreography Course, starting on February 16th, is the perfect way to wind down on a Friday and spend an indulgent hour on YOU!
An introduction to the art of pole dancing.
Designed for those taking their first steps into the world of pole and sensual movement, this course focuses on building confidence, strength, and grace through a beautifully choreographed routine.

What to Expect:

  • Step-by-step instruction for beginners, using easy to understand language and clear prompts.
  • A warm up which will increase your grace and mobility.
  • Learn a full pole dance routine over four weeks.
  • Build strength and flexibility.
  • Boost confidence and express yourself.
  • Fun and supportive atmosphere.
  • Beautiful studio setting with gorgeous lighting.
  • Limited spots available, so secure your place now and let the magic begin

 

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What is your pole personality?

Take our free quiz to find out.

  • Choose the picture you are most drawn to
  • You can select multiple options if you are equally drawn to both

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Which are you most attracted to?

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Do you see yourself as a hair-whipping dancer, or more of a lyrical dancer?

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Do you see yourself more as a belly dancer, or as a gymnast?

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Do you feel like a smouldering baddie or a shy beauty? Maybe a bit of both?

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Dark and stormy or light and breezy?

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Neon lights or dappled sunlight?

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What do you identify with the most?

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Physical contact or spoken word?

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Bold and sensual or captivating and artistic?

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Do you prefer candles and incense or crisp fresh air?

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High heels or barefoot?

Enter your details to reveal your pole personality

Our Class Timetable: Your Path to Progress

  • Perfect for those new to pole dancing.
  • Learn the fundamentals of pole work, basic spins, and foundational moves.
  • Gain strength, flexibility, and confidence as you progress.

  • Perfect for continuing your pole journey.
  • Learn fundamental inversions, progressions of static poses and spins.
  • Further conditioning to get you ready for going upside down!

  • Designed for experienced pole dancers looking to push their boundaries.
  • Master intricate moves, breathtaking spins, and gravity-defying inverted tricks.
  • Advanced conditioning and flexibility work for tricks.

Beginner Flow Foundations

    • Learn foundational pole flow techniques and transitions to flow around the pole.

    • The same content over the course of four weeks and work on perfecting rather than jumping to a new routine every week.

    • Express yourself through your clothes and movement.

Basework Flow - Mixed Ability

    • Open to all levels, including beginners who have completed at least one four-week beginner flow.

    • Flowing pole dance set to music.

    • Enhance your artistry and pole dance skills.

Magic Tricks - Mixed Ability

    • Open to all levels, including beginners. (Students brand new to pole dancing should book beginner classes to build foundational skills)

    • Explore unique pole trick shapes. Make pretty content for your insta grid, with level appropriate variations.

    • Embrace seasonal themes and challenge your creativity.

    • Enhance your range of active and passive flexibility training to dial in grace and ease of movement both on and off the pole.

    • Each class will cover exercises and stretches for the full body including back and shoulders, hips and legs.

    • Each month has a specific focus which will be supported by a video you can do at home! You should complete this video 3x per week.

    • Beginners are absolutely welcome.

  • Practice and perfect your pole skills.
  • Hire a pole to yourself for your personal development.
  • Challenge your creative and choreography skills.


Jade 24
Jade 24
2023-11-02
Devon Pole Dance has changed my life in so many ways! Starting something new is always scary but DPD is such a supportive environment, where you feel safe and accepted no matter what. I couldn't ask for a better community♡
Zoe Mazdon
Zoe Mazdon
2023-11-02
I joined Devon Pole Dance just under two years ago, I started by doing private lessons with Issy before finally building up the confidence to do classes. I’ve never felt safe or comfortable in a fitness or dance environment before but Devon pole is so much more than a studio, it’s a community ❤️ One that uplifts, empowers and protects one another! Classes with both Issy and Leanne are amazing, everything to tailored to any ability, size, age. Warning: your ego will grow with how much everyone hypes you up!
Mytee Radicals
Mytee Radicals
2023-10-14
Devon Pole Dance is so much more than just pole studio. It's a community of like minded beautiful people that will become your family, give you confidence, strength and make you feel worthy. The amazing instructors have great attention to detail, patience and passion when it comes to teaching. Issy and Leanne take great care for their students individually and treat everyone equally. 100% recommend this pole studio.
Becki Allott
Becki Allott
2023-02-18
Discovering Devon Pole Dance has been really life changing for me! Having relocated to the south west, as a busy working mum I found it tough to make any time for myself. I’d always wanted to dance, and found Issy’s classes, and they had timings that fit in with my work and family life. I was amazed at the inclusive and positive atmosphere; anybody and everybody is welcome and made to feel comfortable, regardless of ability. The emphasis is on a holistic and balanced approach, building strength, and safely learning to develop your pole skills, and having fun while you do it. It’s a safe space to be yourself whilst working on fitness, strength, flexibility and dance skills. But it’s not just about pole, I’ve also found a diverse, inspiring community that I’m so proud to be a part of. Definitely give this a go if you’ve been thinking about trying something new!
Emma Archard
Emma Archard
2022-10-12
Really enjoying the beginners class on a Tuesday with Leanne. Taking me out of my comfort zone, but super fun and come away smiling and excited for next week.... although a little bit achy showing me in using muscles I've never used before.
Krissy Pretty
Krissy Pretty
2021-03-28
Issy at Pole Dance Devon was so welcoming and really took time to understand what I wanted to achieve from our lessons together. She tailored our session so well that they where both challenging as motivational with easy to track progress being made each session. Her group classes are fun, supportive and again tailored to the abilities in class. If you want to try pole dance or build on your current ability I would urge you to get in touch!

New Client Discount Code – NEWCLIENT 20% off your first class

Why Pole Dance?

At Devon Pole Dance, we’re all about providing excellent pole dance instruction in a supportive and fun environment. We believe that pole dance is a personal journey, and there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to teaching it.

Our classes offer a safe, inclusive, fun environment where you can learn at your own pace.

You will receive unprecedented support from your teacher and class-mates. Our classes are about so much more than pole dance. We have helped hundreds of students to increase their confidence, strength and flexibility.

You don’t need any prior level of fitness to start, most of our students come to us with no prior dance experience. We will teach you everything you need to be the best pole dancer you can be.

Use code NEWCLIENT for 20% off your first class

Frequently asked questions

Your basic clothing kit for pole is made up of leggings and a long sleeved top for the warm up and cool down/stretching and spins. For climbing the pole, practicing seats etc. you will need additional skin grip. This means shorts, a sports bra and camisole top. You may also like to bring socks to make your floor-based turns easier. From lesson one, any student who wishes to, is encouraged to feel free to wear heels. We suggest that you wear a pair with an ankle strap. Further information on heels and kneepads can be found below.

Our advice is to wear clothing that doesn’t cut in and makes you feel good.

You should not apply moisturisers to your body or hands for 24 hours before your class.

Please bring a bottle of water and a sweat towel.

In short, NO! A consistent pole dance practice will improve your level of overall fitness and flexibility. Over time, you will build fluidity in movement as well as strength. It’s ok to be a beginner, and mistakes are part of learning. We look for progress, not perfection.

At your own pace, you will learn the essentials of how to move around the pole, as well as spins and simple upright poses such as seats on the pole. You will then be introduced to climbing up and down the pole. As you progress you will learn to link movements and enter into poses from climbs. Everybody learns at a different pace and there is no pressure to progress.

There is no upper age limit and we accept students from age 16 onwards.

Without good flexibility it is very much possible to learn many fantastic poses, spins and transitions at beginner level and beyond. Regular pole dance training will improve your level of flexibility. A lot of famous pole dancers are on record as saying they started with no existing flexibility. We offer weekly flexibility sessions to improve your range of motion.

No. Your pole dance lessons include conditioning which will improve your strength in all the ways you need to be a competent pole dancer.

No. Pole dance is for everybody. Whatever your life goals are, please use pole to support your self image and uplift you in learning all the amazing things your body can do.

Up to 48 hours before the start time. There are no exceptions to this rule, so please don’t ask.

Group Classes

You can rebook a class up to 48 hours before the class start time. This can be can done through the online booking system; simply log in and amend the booking. A class booking can be moved forward once, up to four weeks into the future.

Private Lessons

Please contact Issy to rebook and provide at least 48 hours notice. A private lesson may be moved once, up to four weeks into the future. Private lessons which are part of a six week course must be taken within eight weeks of the start of the course.

(Special workshops may have a different policy)

  • Arrive 5 minutes before the start of class.
  • You are advised not to apply any moisturisers, oils or lotions on the day of your class. Doing so will be at your own risk.
  • Remove outdoor shoes before entering the studio and place outdoor clothing and bags into the cloakroom located at the back of the studio.
  • Please remove jewellery before class.
  • Don’t speak over your instructor. Pole lessons can be a social occasion, however not paying close attention to instructions can lead to misunderstandings.
  • Please replace your basket and mat neatly at the end of class.
  • Ask questions. You add to the experience of the whole class.
  • Be kind to others and celebrate their successes.
  • Introduce yourself to your pole buddy.
  • Be welcoming to newcomers, always.

Why train with Devon Pole Dance?

Creating a safe and inclusive learning space is super important to us, especially for those who feel they don’t quite fit into mainstream fitness classes but have a curiosity for taking a more unique path. So forget about the typical “abs and gains” mentality—here, we focus on the captivating, empowering, and powerful aspects of pole dance.

“Discovering Devon Pole Dance has been really life changing for me! Having relocated to the south west, as a busy working mum I found it tough to make any time for myself. I’d always wanted to dance, and found Issy’s classes, and they had timings that fit in with my work and family life. I was amazed at the inclusive and positive atmosphere; anybody and everybody is welcome and made to feel comfortable, regardless of ability. The emphasis is on a holistic and balanced approach, building strength, and safely learning to develop your pole skills, and having fun while you do it. It’s a safe space to be yourself whilst working on fitness, strength, flexibility and dance skills. But it’s not just about pole, I’ve also found a diverse, inspiring community that I’m so proud to be a part of. Definitely give this a go if you’ve been thinking about trying something new!” ~

Becki

Group Class location

Class location

Reformed Fitness Torquay, 5 Woodland Cl, Torquay TQ2 7BD

Find the studio to the left of reception