pole dance

hello, we are the essex blades pole dancING club

Intermediate 2 / Advanced
7th October 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Activity Hall 1, Sports Centre
Intermediate Progression
9th October 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Activity Hall 1, Sports Centre
Intermediate 1
9th October 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Activity Hall 1, Sports Centre
Beginner 1
14th October 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Activity Hall 1, Sports Centre
Beginner 2
14th October 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Activity Hall 1, Sports Centre

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.


Recent honours?

South East Regional Winners - 2016, 2017
Derby Day Winners 2013 - 2018
Essex Blades Gold Standard Club - 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19
Raising and Giving Award Winners - 2017
Nominees for Social Club of the year - 2017, 2019
Nominees for Club of the Year - 2016, 2017, 2019


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.

Join us*

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.

Training times


Open Practice

monday| 1:30-2:30|ACTIVITY HALL 1



All club members welcome.


Monday| 2:30-3:45|ACTIVITY HALL 1

All club members welcome.


monday| 3:45-4:45|ACTIVITY HALL 1



Intermediate 1 members only.



monday| 4:45-5:45|ACTIVITY HALL 1


Intermediates 2 / advanced members only.



Open Practice

wednesday|2:30-3:30pm|ACTIVITY HALL 1



All club members welcome.

BEginners 4 & 5

wednesday|3:30-4:30pm|ACTIVITY HALL 1



Beginners 4 & 5 Members only.

beginners progression

wednesday|4:30-5:30pm|ACTIVITY HALL 1



Beginners Progression Members only.

intermediates 3

wednesday|5:30-6:30pm|ACTIVITY HALL 1



Intermediates 3 Members only.

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



Club committee



karen fuggle


olivia rayner


CAstillo Laylo


adele fages

alumni & welfare officer

simran talwar

social secretary

alicia kirk


loren ennis

publicity & communications officer

una brannigan

fundraising & volunteering officer


just play officer

jordan clarkson

fitness class coordinator

samantha redding

dance coach

kayla geohagen

competition & performance secretary




first year rep