Timetable for Pole Dance Classes and
Fitness Conditioning Sessions
We have two studios on the same premises, Studio 1 and Studio 2.
* Please note our Public Holiday hours are sometimes different from the timetables below. Visit our Face Book Page for latest details.
Never tried a pole dance class before? The New Student 3x Class Pass is designed to give you a taste of our classes. Choose any three classes on our timetable to come to. Beginner 1 Pole Dance classes are suitable for individuals of all fitness levels who are new to pole dance and are recommended for your first classes.
Beginner 1 Pole Dance
Beginner Pole classes are suitable for people of all fitness levels. We teach you basic spins, holds and transitions. You will gradually develop strength as we work towards climbing and sitting on the pole. In classes at this level, students quickly begin to see the health benefits of increasing strength, tone and flexibility, as they develop confidence and familiarity with pole.
Beginner 2 Pole Dance
Beginner 2 Pole classes are for students who have pole basics under their belts. We focus on interesting pole spins and combos, upright pole holds, climbs and strengthing in these classes. We are working towards inverting (going upside down), but do not expect students to be there yet!
Intermediate 1 & 2 Pole Dance
For students who have developed a level of confidence in the pole basics and are competent at inverting, classes at intermediate level continue to add to students trick inventories, focusing on ability to execute sequences of tricks and spins in combos. A defining characteristic of classes at this level is regular work on a greater range of inverts, to help students further develop the core and upper body tone fundamental to achieving higher level pole skills.
Advanced Pole Dance
The Advanced Pole class is for students who have developed strength and skill in carrying out inverts taught at intermediate level, and are ready to tackle longer sequences of physically demanding aerial pole work. Not for the faint-hearted, the advanced class incorporates aerial strengthening exercises, as well as freestyle dancing to maintain and enhance strength and stamina. This is where Wellington's most elite level pole dancers come to learn.
Need to work on those strength moves - straddles, inverts, handsprings, jamillas, ayeshas? Do this class! Students will be warmed up and then taken through exercises to help develop strength where it's needed. Core, arms, shoulders and legs are a focus, to help students work towards tricks that can be elusive when strength is lacking. Following a thorough conditioning session, class will focus on technique and engagement in a selection of strength-based pole moves. This class is suitable and recommended for students of Inter 1 level and above.
Spin pole classes teach you the beautiful, flowy techniques and tricks involved in spinning pole. Beginner Spin classes are aimed at students with a knowledge of basic static pole (ie, beginner spins and climbing).
Pole Grooves classes are a great way to fit in your daily exercise. Open to students of all levels, these classes consist of a warm-up, followed by the teaching of simple tricks and dance movements that are then incorporated into a mini-routine. Dance routines change weekly. One of Body Electric's most popular classes!
Fluid Floor work
An hour session of floor work, movement flow technique and combos. Heels, kneepads and leg warmers recommended! Suitable for all levels.
Choreography Kickstarter focuses on basic movements that enable students to link together pole skills in creative and fluid ways. Classes are designed to stimulate ideas, and involve students creating their own combination of movements to share with others. Freestyling is also a regular component and helps build student confidence and experience in expressive movement to music. It helps students ready themselves for performeing. This class is currently run as a workshop.
We offer a full range of flexibility and strengthening classes. All of our flexibility classes contain elements of strength and conditioning to help your body achieve goals in pole. People from other sports disciplines are welcome to attend conditioning classes. They are perfect for dancers, martial artists, team sports players and anyone looking to increase their range of movement.
Awesome Abs consists of a vigorous warm up, followed by pole and floor based strengthening exercises. Abs are the focus with a diffent set of ab exercises each week to get that core sorted! Also intergrating some upper body strength training, this class is super-useful for anyone looking to get stronger. Suitable for all levels.
Let's Get Flexy
Let's Get Flexy is a classic dance stretch class consisting of a warm-up, strengthening and systematic stretching of all major body parts. Whether you are doing it to get more lithe and bendy on the pole, or to relax and recover, this class is highly recommended for all pole students. If you want to get your splits, this is the class for you! Leg strengthening and conditioning followed by intense leg splits stretches are a feature of this class.
For any dancer, the ability to move freely and easily is a vital attribute. Bendy Back uses dynamic sequences to fully explore your range of movement through your back, shoulders and upper body to increase both flexibility and mobility. This class is suitable for students of all levels.
Open Practise Pole
These sessions are designed for current students of Body Electric to practise on the pole, rehearse choreography, stretch etc. An instructor will be on the premises.
We will run specialised workshops for time-to-time to add variety and interest to our pole class timetable. This will include visits from out-of-town pole teachers to Wellington as well as occasional classes in different forms of dance.
Private Pole Dance Classes
Our instructors are available for private sessions. These are useful for pole students who want extra help with specific moves, or want help choreographing routines. We also offer private sessions for dancers visiting Wellington.