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 MONDAY 17TH JANUARY 2022 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 24th JANUARY 2022

 

RETURNING BEGINNERS 1

1:30pm - 2:15pm monday

Returning beginners only (£20)

RETURNING BEGINNERS 2

2:30pm - 3:15pm monday

Returning beginners only (£20)

OPEN PRACTICE/FITNESS

3:30pm - 4:15pm monday

All paying club members welcome (FREE)

 INTERS/AdvanceD

4:30pm - 5:15pm monday

High level intermediate/advanced members only (£30)


 

BEGINNERS A

2:30pm - 3:15pm wednesday

 

Beginner members only (£20)

 

BEGINNERS B

3:30pm - 4:15pm wednesday

Beginner members only (£20)

OPEN PRACTICE/FITNESS

4:30pm - 5:15pm wednesday

 

 

All paying club members welcome (FREE)

INTERS PROGRESSION/ INTERS

5:30PM - 6:15PM WEDNESDAY

Members which are trying to progress into inters and low level intermediate members only (£30)

 

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


publicity officer
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NORMA MADUBEKO


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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elsa anderfelt


fundraising & Volunteering officer
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sumaya ali


Fundraising & Volunteering officer
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tbc


Dance Coach
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tbc


first year rep
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tbc


COVID OFFICER

UPCOMING EVENTS


Essex Pole Fundraiser Raffle
17th January 12:01am - 31st March 11:59pm
Fundraiser raffle for charity. Prizes include Nintendo Switch & Mario Kart bundle, £20 One4all giftcard, £10 JustEat giftcard, £5 Starbucks giftcard. All proceeds go to charity. Tickets start £3= 1 entry, £10= 4 entries, £20= 10 entries. Donate now!
Pole Workshops: Aerial Silk 1
20th February 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Flight Aerial Arts Studio, Sprawls Farm, Bures Rd, West Bergholt, Colchester, CO6 3DN
Join us for a session at Colchester Flight Aerial Arts for a 1hr Aerial Silk session! Open to everyone, all levels and beginner friendly. 8 spaces only so book now! Discounts available for paying Pole members
Pole Workshops: Aerial Hoop 1
20th February 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Flight Aerial Arts Studio, Sprawls Farm, Bures Rd, West Bergholt, Colchester, CO6 3DN
Join us for a session at Colchester Flight Aerial Arts for a 1hr Aerial Hoop session! Open to everyone, all levels and beginner friendly. 8 spaces only so book now!
Pole Workshops: Aerial Silk 2
27th February 1pm - 2pm
Flight Aerial Arts Studio, Sprawls Farm, Bures Rd, West Bergholt, Colchester, CO6 3DN
Join us for a session at Colchester Flight Aerial Arts for a 1hr Aerial Hoop session! Open to everyone, all levels and beginner friendly. 8 spaces only so book now! Discount available for paying Pole members
Pole Workshops: Aerial Hoop 2
27th February 2pm - 3pm
Flight Aerial Arts Studio, Sprawls Farm, Bures Rd, West Bergholt, Colchester, CO6 3DN
Join us for a session at Colchester Flight Aerial Arts for a 1hr Aerial Hoop session! Open to everyone, all levels and beginner friendly. 8 spaces only so book now! Discount available for paying Pole members
Pole Workshops: Bungee Fitness 1
13th March noon - 1pm
Colchester Wado Ryu Karate, 19 Davey Close, Colchester, CO1 2XL
Join us for a session at Colchester Flight Aerial Arts for a 1hr Bungee Fitness session! Open to everyone, all levels and beginner friendly. 7 spaces only so book now! Discount available for paying Pole members
Pole Workshops: Bungee Fitness 2
13th March 1pm - 2pm
Colchester Wado Ryu Karate, 19 Davey Close, Colchester, CO1 2XL
Join us for a session at Colchester Flight Aerial Arts for a 1hr Bungee Fitness session! Open to everyone, all levels and beginner friendly. 7 spaces only so book now! Discount available for paying Pole members

KEY DOCUMENTS


CLUB CONSTITUTION

CLUB CODE OF CONDUCT

COVID OPERATIONAL PLAN

RISK ASSESSMENT