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
Essex Blades Gold Standard Club - 2019/20, 2020/21 

 

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. 

Join us*


*CLASS MEMBERSHIPS GO LIVE ON THURSDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2021 AT 12PM!

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.

By purchasing a membership you are agreeing to the clubs code of conduct.

 

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 18th October 2021

 

Beginner A

1:30-2:15pm monday

Beginner/returning members only.

Open Practice

2:30-3:15pm Monday 

4:30-5:15pm wednesday

All club members welcome.

Beginner B & c

2:30-3:15pm wednesday 

3:30-4:15pm wednesday

Beginner/ returning 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

3:30-4:15pm monday

5:30-6:15pm wednesday

 

 

Intermediate Progression Members only.

Intermediate 

4:30-5:15pm Monday

Intermediate Members only.

 

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

 

 

Club committee


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lauren bell


PRESIDENT
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Kirstie Garbould


vice-president & Competition & Performance Secretary
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emily pham


treasurer
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CHARLOTTE HOULIHAN


communications officer
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NORMA MADUBEKO


communications officer 2 & secretary

 

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Lisa karunanayake


Alumni, Welfare & covid Officer
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una brannigan


Fitness Class Coordinator
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Bethany Grist


Social Secretary
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Social Secretary
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sumaya ali


Fundraising & Volunteering Secretary
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tbc


Dance Coach
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tbc


first year rep
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tbc


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UPCOMING EVENTS


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CLUB CONSTITUTION

CLUB CODE OF CONDUCT

COVID OPERATIONAL PLAN

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