Our studio is located in the CBD across the road from the gorgeous Hyde Park, which provides a beautiful view from our Penthouse and Parview studios (a perfect backdrop for your social media posts)
“If you’re coming by Public Transport, Museum Station is just across the road or we’re a 7 min walk from Town Hall Station. There’s also bus stops on both sides of the street.
If you prefer to drive street parking is available, loading zones finish at 6pm and you can often find a park in the block around the studio (Bathurst Street, Pitt Street)
There are also two parking stations close to the studio, Wilson Parking at Nithsdale Street and Secure Parking at Goulburn Street. Both have great after 5pm Weekday and Weekend Parking rates if you’re planning to stay all day.”
Our terms run for 10 weeks
Our 10 week course is $325 and we also offer a discount of $190 for any additional courses you book for the same term. E.g If you enrol in a beginners pole class $325, contortion class $190 and a strip/lapdance class $190 – that’s 3 classes a week over 10 weeks for $705. We require a 50% non-refundable / non-transferable deposit when booking into a class. The remainder is payable in the first week of term, however we also offer payment plans.
Students can select paypal to make 4 payments over 6 weeks. If you would like other payment plan options, please speak to reception and we’ll be happy to work out a payment plan for you.
Casual Classes can be done during the term, please contact us for availability
You can attend a catch-up class before or after you miss your normal class. Catchups are not rolled over to the following term. When the term starts, you will receive an email with a closed student facebook group link to join, this is where you’ll book in your catchup class.
Every day at 12noon or the previous day for weekend and lunch classes, the catchup class post is posted with class details. It will advise which classes are full and which classes have spots available. Leave a comment with the name of the class and the time to grab a place in line.
Reception will not respond to confirm your place, you will need to check that people commenting before you haven’t already taken all the available spots.
Yes you can attend a catch up class at our Miranda studio. Please contact the Miranda studio to organise
We do not refund or transfer class payments to another term or another student for any reason. We do not offer course cancellations, however you can switch to a different course within the same term.
Classes run for 1 hour with time at the end of class allocated for you to be able to clean you space, and pole before the next class comes in.
We recommend you get changed before class starts, to not miss any of the warmup. Once you enter the room, put your belongings off to the side and give your pole and space a wipe down with a cloth and metho, which is provided in all our rooms in spray bottles. Your instructor will start the class with a warm up, then its time to strap on your heels (if you have them) while the studio notices are announced. From there you’ll then work on revision and you’ll learn the week’s syllabus moves and combinations. Towards the end of class you’ll work on the routine adding onto it each week. Followed by a quick cool down you’ll then be asked to clean your pole and space around your pole before you leave
For your first class we recommend you wear shorts above the knees, bare feet or you can bring a comfortable pair of stilettos with an ankle strap (that you would be comfortable wearing out dancing). Every class starts with a warm-up in bare feet then heels pop on for the lesson.
“Not at all, whatever you are comfortable in but just know they are more comfortable than they look, don’t take long to get used to and make your legs look sexy. They also help you with floor transitions, protect your toes when you dance and provide extra grip on the poles especially if you choose to wear boots. We recommend checking out our friends at www.highheels.com.au or visit their shop on Crown Street which is less than a 10min walk from our studio down Oxford St!
If you purchase online or instore, use the code BILLIE10 for a discount!”
Yes, everyone gets their own pole for class.
The poles do spin, we also have poles which can be set to static
We have 38mm brass poles.
We have bathrooms on the same level. However, no showers. We do have baby wipes you can request at reception if you’re going out after class. Most students change in the room and some will have their polewear underneath their clothes they came in.
Yes, we have a chilled water filter in reception. We also sell bottled water for $3.00 at reception if you ever forget to bring your own.
Pole Dancers use their skin to grip to the pole, we also use different grip aids to help with sweaty/oily or dry skin. We have a bunch of different grip aids to buy at reception.
“Make sure that you arrive to class on time, we have a strict 5 min late policy that is enforced by reception and teachers, this is to ensure your own safety.
Please don’t chew gum in class.
Please don’t talk when the instructor is talking.
Please be supportive and respectful to other class mates and staff (rudeness will not be tolerated).
If you are doing a catch up class let the regular students of the class choose their poles first.”
“We highly encourage students to film themselves in class as it’s a great way to track your progress and a great learning tool, however, when filming in class you MUST check with the other students around you before recording espeically if you plan on posting on social media.
Filming your instuctor demonstrating or teaching a trick IS NOT ALLOWED, your teacher will let you know when you can record yourself, phones should not be filming for the entire duration of the class.”
Not at all! We assume that all first timers have had no experience! We’re here to teach you everything you need to know!
No! During our carefully structured courses you will build your strength up as you go!
You’re never to old to start pole dancing, we have students and teachers ranging in age from 20’s to 50’s!
We are an inclusive studio and welcome all genders to attend our classes.
We accept students from age 16 (16 and 17 we request permission from a parent or guardian). You can use active kids vouchers twice a year
“We offer are a range of classes that aren’t limited to Pole Dancing!
SLAP aka Strip Tease and Lap Dancing
Want to add a little extra spice into your fitness routine? Give lap dancing a go!
In Beginner’s SLAP, you will work on perfecting your technique in high heels, how to strip off clothing in a super sexy way, and how to give your partner (or whomever you choose) a delightful lap dance and learn to dance with props – chair, whips etc and basic floorwork. No experience required!
Splits & Contortion
Perfect for all levels, these classes will get you bendy and increase your mobility.
All classes have variations of stretches and conditioning techniques. The instructor will work out the most appropriate level for you. You don’t have to be flexible to start (or even be able to touch your toes).
These classes will build you up to great mobility and strength in those muscles, no matter where you are when you start.”
“Practice time is open studio time where you can practice the tricks and routines you’ve learnt in class. It’s open to all students and non-students and runs everyday.
Practice time is only supervised by an instructor on the weekends, they can help answer any questions about tricks, routines, or offer a spot. For safety reasons we ask that students do not teach each other in practice time.
Practice time is $10 for enrolled students, $20 for students not currently enrolled in the term and $30 for non-students (Practice time is CASH ONLY).
Practice times are shown in our timetable, Bookings are not essential.”
If you haven’t done pole before start at beginners. If you have done pole (coming back from break or coming from another studio) it’s best you come in for a free level assessment during the weekend practice time. Our instructor will go through the syllabus with you to assess you in the best level with us and you’re welcome to stay for practice after.
“On our last week of class (week 10), we have SHOWTIME! Showtime you can dress up to that term’s theme and you’re welcome to invite family and friends to come watch you perform your routine. Your classes join together and after an audience free warm up and run-through, the audience is invited in and each class performs and ends with a fantastic instructors show. It’s a really fun supportive environment! For some people it can be terrifying but when they’ve finished they want to do it again. It’s a fantastic way to get out of your comfort zone and you’ll get SUCH a sense of accomplishment.
If performing is not for you, just attend a catchup class before the term is over.
We have Amateur Nights twice a year and when you get REALLY good you might want to enter Miss Pole Dance Australia that we also run. There are literally hundreds of industry competitions each year, won’t take you long to get involved. You can find most of these comps advertised on Facebook or Instagram.
“Absolutely! Check out thepussycatpole.com.au or X-POLE Australia. Our poles in the studio are brass and 38mm. Some pole suppliers will have 40mm as their smallest size. We highly recommend a reputable brand and to not purchase poles through ebay or other sports websites.
There are many unsafe fake brands and last thing you want is a pole that is not properly fitted that can damage your property and also cause harm or injury to yourself.”
We sure do! Contact our lovely receptionists for more info.
To move up each level, you’ll need to be assessed by your regular teacher to get approval, make sure you speak to your teacher at the beginning of your class so they can assess you during the class. Each of our levels has a set of pre-requsite moves that you’ll need to master (on both sides) before moving up.
We highly recommend repeating levels, in fact most of our teachers repeated levels multiple times as they were learning.