Polercise Ltd. was the first purpose built pole dance studio in Northern Ireland. The studio facilitates weekly exercise classes, as well as being suitable for hen parties and celebrating special occasions.
Pole dancing classes were introduced to Northern Ireland by the Managing Director El when she opened her first studio back in 2005. El can be credited with being the first to introduce and teach the art of pole to the majority of Northern Ireland women now in the business.
Polercise has featured in many news paper articles and has also appeared on the following TV channels:
What to expect
Polercise is the latest fitness alternative to aerobics, pilates and the gym, with an increasing number of celebrities publicly declaring their addiction to the pole. Artisitc pole dancing lessons improve muscle tone, strength and flexibility whilst increasing your confidence by developing your sexy, sensual side!
The lessons will teach you pole work and sensual movements, incorporating cardiovascular strength and flexibility training.
All warm ups are structured in the same way.
- A 10 minute aerobic warm up
- 5 minute stretching
- 10 minutes of workout - to build on upper and lower body muscles. All exercises are specifically designed to help with pole work
The fun factor
Classes are fun from beginning to end but the MOST fun begins when we move on to pole tricks and dance routines. We move onto our pole tricks and dance routine. Wearing your dance shoes at this stage is optional! Some people like to let their inhibitions go. Its your hour, its totally your choice.
Time to kick off the shoes again, grab a mat and relax. We finish off the class with a 5-10 minute cool down.
Classes are not intended for professional training but are dedicated to fitness and for women of every age, shape and size.
Polercise is held every weekday night from 6pm to 9pm, and every Saturday for practise and parties. Check the 'Venue' section of the web-site to find the venue closest to you.
Polercise also comes with a SERIOUS WARNING! It is a highly addictive sport and before you know it you may find yourself trying to show off your skills outside the studio!
There are a few important things to keep in mind when paying for your chosen class:
- Classes need to be paid in full before the class starts. This is to ensure your place in the class and to cover insurance costs. There are, however, a few exceptions:
- Zumba and practise classes are pay-as-you-go classes
- A deposit is required for parties, with the remainder due on the night
- You can pay either by cash in any Polercise studio or via Paypal on the website. However, when paying via Paypal, there is a 4% charge
- If you don't have a Paypal account, you will have to set one up. Don't worry, it doesn't take long!
To pay, go to the venue of your choice, and click on the class you wish to book in the 'Timetable' section. This will add the class to your Paypal basket. On this page you will also find information and prices on all classes. Alternatively, you can refer to the table below for information and classes. Clicking on any of the classes on each venue's timetable will add them to your Paypal basket.
|8 Week course Belfast||£83.20|
|8 Week course l'Derry||£83.20|
|8 Week course Letterkenny||€83.20|
|8 Week course Dundalk||€83.20|
|8 Week course aerial strength & conditioning||£72.80|
|8 Week Course Pole Improvers Class||£41.60|
|8 Week Chair Zumba||£62.40|
|8 Week Course Pole Circuits||£41.60|
|8 Week Course Tri Fly||£83.20|
|8 Week course Dance||£65|
|One to One Session Per hour||£36.40|
|One to One Session 6 hour discount||£187.20|
Please use our Book form for parties.
I haven't done a lot of exercise before, can I still do pole?
Yes! Polercise is open to women of all ages, shape and size. The beginners class starts off light and gradually becomes more difficult. You might be surprised the difference 8 weeks can make!
What do I need to wear / bring?
For beginners, wear a gym top, bottoms and trainers. You should always bring a bottle of water and a towel. Once you move up the levels you will be expected to wear shorts but this will not be until the middle of Intermediate 2. You will be told a week in advanced when to bring them.
As an added extra, you can also bring high heels to put on at the end of class and strut your stuff!
How many people are in a class?
Classes always vary, but expect anything from 4 to 10 people.
How long does a class last?
Classes usually last an hour, expect Advanced Conditioning, which lasts an hour and half.
What happens in the class?
Every class consists of:
- 10-15 mins warm up and stretching
- 10 mins muscle building
- 20 mins learning new moves
- 10 mins learning dance routine
- 5 mins cool down
Do I have to pay the money for the class in advance? Is there no way I can pay-as-I-go?
Unfortunately no. Polercise has taken Northern Ireland by storm and the classes are usually packed. Paying in advanced is to secure your space, as well as covering all insurance costs. The only exception is Zumba, which is £5 per class.
I've completed beginners but I don't feel confident in my moves. Will I still be ok to continue to the next level?
It is highly advised against doing this. If you don't feel comfortable with your moves, it is sometimes a good idea to stay back. This doesn't mean repeating the same level though! We have a Pole Grooves class for each level. Rather than repeat the same routine, Pole Grooves builds on what you already know and works on strengthening your skills. It is also cheaper than a normal pole course.
I am male, can I still attend polercise?
Yes and no. As pole dancing can be very daunting but also confidence building, we try to keep male and female seperate. Polercise classes are most often made up of women, however, if you are male and have a handful of other male friends (around 4) interested in attending, we can arrange an all male class. Parties can be mixed groups.
Events / Productions
For functions with Flair
Polercise aims to bring Pole and Burlesque performances to a range of markets including:-
- Corporate & charity events;
- Private functions and parties;
- Product / venue launch parties;
- Promotions &photocalls.
Our specialist performances can be tailored to suit any theme or occasion including family friendly.
As you already know and love pole, we would like to ask for your support.
If you work for or have contacts in any of the above sectors and would be happy for us to approach them with a view to introducing the products Polercise can offer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07727224095.
Please provide the following information:-
- Your name
- The name of company you work for or have a contact in.
- The name of the person we should contact.
- Their job title, phone number / email.
Thank you for your help. Together we can share our passion for pole!
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