hello, we are the essex blades pole dance club
At the University of Essex Pole Dancing Club, we provide a great environment for our members to have fun and learn the art of Pole Dancing! Our classes are suitable for all abilities, from those who have never been on a pole before to those who are more experienced. We are a relatively young sport but are spreading the word on Pole Dancing in a fun and safe environment! We also have Strength and Flexibility Classes which will help you master more pole moves and Dance Classes to help with your choreography and movement both on and off the pole.
How many teams do we have?
Our squads compete in the categories of Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Group Performance at various competitions throughout the year.
National Competition IUPC Champions 2012 & 2013
South East Regional Champions 2016
Derby Day Winners 2013 - 2018
Gold Standard Award 2016, 2017 & 2018
Raising and Giving Award Winners 2017
Nominees for Social Club of the year 2017
Nominees for Club of the Year 2014, 2016 & 2017
Do I need anything else before I get involved?
Skin contact is needed for Pole Dancing, so shorts are needed. Please do not wear rings, moisturiser or fake tan to the pole class.
To be a part of the club, you need to join up as a member. All of the different club membership options are listed below with a description of what each membership covers.
* Please note that your membership information will be used in conjunction with Essex Sport (University), purely for the purpose of providing access to required facilities and data analysis. Your data will not be shared with anyone else or used for marketing purposes.
Allows the member to attend Come & Try sessions and Trials, vote in club elections, added to the club mailing list and attend socials.
Class membership for staff members and Alumni. Allows the member to attend Open Practice, Dance/Strength & Flex, and workshop classes. Includes all the benefits of basic membership and also provides insurance cover at sessions.
Please note, staff and alumni may be required to hold an Essex Sport membership (Bronze, Silver, Gold) in order to access sessions.
intermediate / advanced member
This memberships is open to those in Intermediate Training or Intermediate/Advanced taught for the term. This allows them to attend their training, session, open practice, open in elections, added to the club mailing list and means you are insured against injury.
This membership will also include access to all Strength & Flex/Dance classes for the term.
Please note, as memberships have to be uploaded to the Essex Sport system manually, it may take 3-5 working days before you are able to book onto your session via the Essex Sport app and attend training sessions. Should you have any problems, please email email@example.com
REGULAR CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS resume tHE WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 13th january 2020.
monday| 1.30-2.30|ACTIVITY HALL 1
New beginner members only.
Monday|2.30 - 3.30|ACTIVITY HALL 1
All club members welcome.
Beginner 1 & 2
monday|3.30 - 4.30|ACTIVITY HALL 1
Returning beginner members only.
Monday|4.30 - 5.30|ACTIVITY
Intermediate/advanced members only.
STrength & Flex / Dance Class
wednesday|2.30-3.30pm|ACTIVITY HALL 1
All club members welcome.
All club members welcome. (More specific to competing members)
Intermediate Progression Members only.
Intermediate Members only.
Please note, club training times listed above are during University term-time oNLY.
alumni & welfare officer
competition & performance secretary
publicity & communications officer
fundraising & volunteering officer
FITNESS CLASS COORDINATOR