It is very important to us at Pole Fitness Seattle to ensure both student safety within the classroom but to also emphases education on proper technique, injury prevention, and body awareness. The programming at Pole Fitness Seattle is built around progression and safe training.
We all come into the pole studio with various degrees of physical abilities and backgrounds. We need practical guidance, education and focus when practicing pole. This is especially important when it comes to body awareness and conditioning. Enrichment classes like Freestyle Flow, Polesque, PoleOgraphy, Conditioning and Flexibility are essential for a healthy and holistic pole practice and will help you train and development more awareness of your unique body and its mechanics.
We do require transfer students, students visiting from another studio, and students that have been away from OUR studio for at least three months to be assessed (or reassessed) to be placed in the appropriate class in our Climbs and Spins or Inversions curriculum. This is ensure safe technique and improve the overall class experience. If you are new to pole or are considered Beg/Int we recommend you try beginner drop in or Climbs and Spins 1. These do not require a studio assessment.
Assessments are not tests. They are designed to properly place a student in the appropriate level at Pole Fitness Seattle so that you get the best experience possible.
If you are preparing for an assessment please come ready to warm yourself up, wear shorts and have a notebook as we recommend taking a few notes to familiarize yourself with the language and terminology used at Pole Fitness Seattle.
Once you have completed your assessment one of our senior instructors will "clear you" in our system to register for classes. If you receive an error message when trying to register check to make sure you meet the prerequisites and are "cleared" for that particular class.
Climbs and Spins I This class is the next step in our beginner pole dance program. Students should be familiar and able to demonstrate the four essential spins and basic transitions taught in our intro series/ beginner drop in classes. (fireman, front hook, reverse hook and pinwheel) Climbing and pole sits will introduced in this class.
Climbs and Spins II In this level students will be introduced to split grip spins, upright elbow holds, static poses, and more. The curriculum will require students to climb in and out of spins and the focus will be on more complicated transitions and advance spins.
- Able to demonstrate single handed beginner spins - Solid basic and forearm climb to top of the pole - Able to sit on both sides - Student can execute and transition out of 6 CS1 spins with ease (flow).
It is very important to us that students in our inversion classes are working on clean and safe technique. The fundamental inversions taught in our Inversions 101 class are essential to success and quality progression. Inversions 101
Assessment of pole crunches/ pikes on both dominate and non dominate sides of the body.
General spin inventory and ability to perform clean standing transitions,
Clean and solid climb.
Ability to hold proper splay (not a chopper) for 5 counts on each side
Deadlift full chopper basic invert on both sides
Extended butterfly on both sides
A clean basic aerial invert on both sides
Ability to perform a smooth and complete combo including 3 inverted poses, holding each for 8 counts
Split Grip Ayesha held on dominant side for 8 counts, on non-dominant side for at least 3 counts
Clean Aerial Shoulder Mount on both sides
Ability to perform a combo of more than 5 inverted poses into a smooth and complete combo, , with emphasis on clean lines and control
Comfort with spin pole combinations
Inversions 404 Pre professional level
Demonstration of superior strength and control for aerial, inverted combinations
Ability to perform lengthy static and spin pole routines with clean technique