pole dance

hello! we are the essex blades pole dance club <3


 

At the University of Essex Pole Dancing Club, we aim to provide a great environment for our members to have fun whilst learning the art of Pole Dancing! Our classes are suitable for all abilities, from those who have never touched a pole before, to those who are more experienced. Although we are aware of the stigma that Pole Dancing can hold, we are always looking for ways to change this and are consistantly spreading the word that Pole Dancing is a fun, rewarding sport that deserves to be recognised. 

As a member of our club, you will have a weekly pole lesson run by our amazing coaches, as well as the option to partake in our optional Strength and Flexibility + Dance Classes which will help you master those pole moves faster and improve your flow! Both these classes are taught with all levels of ability in mind so please don't be scared to come along!

 

How many teams do we have?

Although our club is based on class sign up rather than teams, we do have an ever-changing competition squad that we hold auditions for if you wish to compete for us! Our squads compete in the categories of Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Group Performance at various competitions throughout the year.

 

Recent honours?

National Competition IUPC Champions 2012 & 2013
South East Regional Champions 2016
Derby Day Winners 2013 - 2018
Gold Standard Award 2016 - 2020
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 as all of these can damage the poles. 

*Due to COVID-19 restrictions, it is also advised for you to bring your own microfibre cloth to clean your pole and pole grip (optional) as we are no longer able to supply these for you. Other cleaning equipment will be provided for you.

Join us*


To be a part of the club, you will 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.

* Please note that due to COVID-19 we are identifying what activities are able to be played in line with UK Government and National Governing Bodies for sport guidelines.  Due to this, we have suspended playing memberships until we have a clearer picture of training and competition opportunities for 2020/21.

 

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 scadmin@essex.ac.uk  

Training times


REGULAR CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS resume tHE WEEK COMMENCING tbc*.
 

Beginner 3

tbc

New beginner members only.

Open Practice

tbc

All club members welcome.

Beginner 1 & 2

tbc

 

 

Returning beginner members only. 

 AdvanceD

tbc

Intermediate/advanced members only. 


 

STrength & Flex / Dance Class

tbc

 

All club members welcome.

 

WOrkshop Class

tbc

All club members welcome. (More specific to competing members)

Intermediates Progression

tbc

 

 

Intermediate Progression Members only.

Intermediate 

tbc

Intermediate Members only.

 

Please note, club training times listed above are during University term-time oNLY.

* Please note that due to COVID-19 we are identifying what activities are able to be played in line with UK Government and National Governing Bodies for sport guidelines.  Due to this, we have suspended playing memberships until we have a clearer picture of training and competition opportunities for 2020/21. This page will be updated once this has been confirmed.

 

 

Club committee


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jordan clarkson


PRESIDENT
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alicia kirk


vice-president
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emily pham


treasurer
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samantha khoo su yen


alumni & welfare officer
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Chelsea Winters


SECRETARY

 

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kirstie garbould


competition & performance secretary
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zoe melhuish


publicity & communications officer
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madeleine o'connor


fundraising & volunteering officer
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izzy stevenson


FITNESS CLASS COORDINATOR
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lauren bell


DANCE COACH