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Lauren (aka Cherri)

Lauren (aka Cherri) Cherri is a pole performer & choreographer with over 10 years experience and 8 years teaching experience. Crowned Miss Pole Dance QLD 2022, she says her love for pole dancing is only amplified seeing her students grow and achieve their goals in class. 

POLE AWARDS

  • Miss Pole Dance QLD Pro Champion 2022
  • South QLD Pole Championships Pro 1st Runner-up 2023
  • Miss Pole Dance QLD Pro 1st Runner-up 2023
  • Miss Pole Dance QLD Pro2nd Runner-Up 2020
  • Hunter Valley Semi-Pro and Overall Champion 2019 

FITNESS & PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ecole de Pole Master Trainer Certificate – Beginner, Inter, Advanced (2023)

Advanced Master Training Course

ObjectivesThis course has been designed to build the knowledge to plan and instruct a safe Advanced level pole fitness workout, and to deliver an effective class through appropriate demonstration, using a wide range of teaching and communication skills. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Plan and instruct an Advanced Pole Fitness Class
  • Manage the training schedule of an advanced pole athlete;
  • Understand when and why to implement progressions and regressions;
  • Understand how to support and nurture advanced students’ progress;
  • Consider safe ways to prevent injuries; and
  • Draw upon a deep understanding of the principles and mechanics of advanced pole dancing and movement.

Study Time11.75 hours (2.75 hours self paced learning & online theory exam, 9 hours face to face tutorials including practical assessment)

Pre-requisitesCompleted the EDP INTERMEDIATE MASTER Training Course (or equivalent).

CECs: You will earn 6 AUSactive CECs on completion of the course (or 1.0 American Council on Exercise CECs). To claim CECs you must be on the Register of Exercise Professionals in the applicable country (you do not need to be registered to take the course – only if you want to claim CECs toward your registration).

Course Content:

  • Components of an Advanced Pole Warm Up
  • Advanced Conditioning
  • Strength vs Flexibility
  • Anatomy in Advanced Pole including muscles involved in specific movements of the shoulder
  • Muscles for stabilisation and injury prevention of the shoulders
  • Training for Good Lines (Active Flexibility)
  • The Contortion Phenomena
  • Advanced Methods of Stretching
  • How to Instruct Flow & Fluidity using Imagery
  • Structuring Advanced Pole Classes & Routines
  • Dangers & Safety for Advanced Pole Dance (drops, flips & advanced spotting)
  • Injury Prevention & Cross Training
  • Nutrition within the scope for AusREPs
  • The Advanced Pole Student & Teaching Styles
  • Encouraging creativity & freedom of expression
  • Training for Competitions
  • Physics of Pole Grips
  • Advanced Mechanics of Spinning Pole
  • Breaking down technique of advanced tricks and spins and understanding muscles used Progressions and regressions
  • Step by step preparations, teaching points & tips for advanced tricks, with opportunities to actively implement and practice new teaching skills using active learning methods

Manual: covers theory units and complete breakdowns of almost 110 Advanced pole tricks & spins, flexibility & conditioning exercises; with technique & watch out points, tips & spotting techniques.

Assessmentincludes practical demonstration of the instructors’ ability to teach the tricks of this level and deliver the objectives of this course safely. A theory test will be given, covering anatomy, class formats and other units of the course to show the instructors understanding of the principles of pole fitness and their responsibilities as an instructor within the scope of practice for Registered Exercise Professionals.

Insurance: You will be eligible to receive $20 off your first annual premium with DanceSurance Australia on completion of this course. Insurance in other countries can be recommended. 

Phuket Workshop Retreat: Week 1

  • 12 hours workshops over 5 days
  • 3 levels: Intermediate/Pre-Advanced, Advanced and Pro/Elite (we will assess your answers to the questions on booking to determine your level if unsure don’t worry!)
  • Welcome Thai Buffet at the Ayara resort’s luxury 5* restaurant – mingle and get to know each other the first night!
  • Traditional Thai Long Boat island hopping half day trip included
  • Farewell party 3-8pm on final day (5 Dec) on the world’s only floating beach club – YONA Beach (optional – can be removed from package and refunded AUD $100 on request if confirmed by 31 July, or you can leave by 6pm to make flights on last day booked from 10pm onwards) Alternatively – book an additional night at the hotel and check out on 6 Dec.
  • On Site Pole studio at the resort with floor to ceiling fixed x poles over 3.1m tall and floor to ceiling mirrors
  • Complimentary water at the studio for all students every day, all day
  • Welcome bag & detailed Welcome Pack included
  • 15% off at the resort’s Cradle restaurant and juice bar for all participants
  • Small groups – only 12 per level.
  • Non-poler packages available – partners/friends/ mum’s welcome! Everything but pole workshops & welcome bag included!
  • All participants can use all hotel facilities including the infinity pool!
  • Payment Plans available (5 monthly payments)
  • No Accommodation packages available for those on budgets
  • NEW format – no classes on arrival day (30 Nov) – see timetable below for detailed planning info
  • Can leave after class on final day (5 Dec) OR join for the Yona Beach Club farewell (can even get a flight anytime from 10pm or later on the final and you will make it to the airport – we are including a transfer from the pier at 6:30pm for those wanting to leave Yona at 6pm). 
  • Alternatively – book an additional night to stay over after the farewell.

Hotel Packages include:

  • 5 nights accommodation (click Prices & Bookings to see room choices). Book additional nights direct with the hotel for a discounted pole retreat rate (especailly if you want to stay after the Yona Beach Club farewell)
  • Airport transfers
  • Welcome drink and cold towel on arrival
  • Breakfast daily (a la carte & incredible buffet, including champagne breakfast every day if you like!)
  • Luxury Ratana Spa treatment at the hotel (90mins)

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Phuket Workshop Retreat: Week 2

  • 12 hours workshops over 5 days
  • 3 levels: Intermediate/Pre-Advanced, Advanced and Pro/Elite (we will assess your answers to the questions on booking to determine your level if unsure don’t worry!)
  • Welcome Thai Buffet at the Ayara resort’s luxury 5* restaurant – mingle and get to know each other the first night!
  • Traditional Thai Long Boat island hopping half day trip included
  • Farewell party 3-8pm on final day on the world’s only floating beach club – YONA Beach (optional – can be removed from package and refunded AUD $100 on request if confirmed by 31 July, or you can leave by 6pm to make flights on last day booked from 10pm onwards) Alternatively – book an additional night at the hotel.
  • On Site Pole studio at the resort with floor to ceiling fixed x poles over 3.1m tall and floor to ceiling mirrors
  • Complimentary water at the studio for all students every day, all day
  • Welcome bag & detailed Welcome Pack included
  • 15% off at the resort’s Cradle restaurant and juice bar for all participants
  • Small groups – only 12 per level.
  • Non-poler packages available – partners/friends/ mum’s welcome! Everything but pole workshops & welcome bag included!
  • All participants can use all hotel facilities including the infinity pool!
  • Payment Plans available (5 monthly payments)
  • No Accommodation packages available for those on budgets
  • NEW format – no classes on arrival day – see timetable below for detailed planning info
  • Can leave after class on final day OR join for the Yona Beach Club farewell (can even get a flight anytime from 10pm or later on the final and you will make it to the airport – we are including a transfer from the pier at 6:30pm for those wanting to leave Yona at 6pm). 
  • Alternatively – book an additional night to stay over after the farewell.

Hotel Packages include:

  • 5 nights accommodation (click Prices & Bookings to see room choices). Book additional nights direct with the hotel for a discounted pole retreat rate (especially if you want to stay after the Yona Beach Club farewell)
  • Airport transfers
  • Welcome drink and cold towel on arrival
  • Breakfast daily (a la carte & incredible buffet, including champagne breakfast every day if you like!)
  • Luxury Ratana Spa treatment at the hotel (90mins)

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Phuket Instructor Training Camp

Bookings will open online first week of March – keep an eye on our Instagram @ecoledepole to know when bookings are Live (do not email to book!)

Prices are per person
Room type information link: https://www.ayarakamalaresort.com/

No Accommodation: AUD 1889

Deluxe Ocean View:
Single AUD 2675
Twin AUD 2360
Triple AUD 2350

Grand Thai Spa:
Single AUD 2730
Twin/Double AUD 2385
Triple AUD 2370
Double/ Twin Non poler AUD 555

Deluxe with Pool access
Single AUD 2930
Twin/Double AUD 2485
Double/ Twin Non poler AUD 655

Grand Thai Spa with private pool:
Single AUD 3350
Twin/Double AUD 2695
Triple AUD 2575
Double/ Twin Non poler AUD 865

Grand Pool Villa
Single AUD 4220
Twin/Double AUD 3130
Double/ Twin Non poler AUD 1300

Phuket Workshop Retreats (Week 1 & Week 2)

Bookings will open online first week of March – keep an eye on our Instagram @ecoledepole to know when bookings are Live (do not email to book!)

Prices are per person
Room type information link: https://www.ayarakamalaresort.com/

No Accommodation: AUD 1130

Deluxe Ocean View:
Twin AUD 1685
Triple AUD 1670

Grand Thai Spa:
Single AUD 2145
Twin/Double AUD 1720
Triple AUD 1695
Double/ Twin Non poler AUD 735

Deluxe with Pool access
Single AUD 2395
Twin/Double AUD 1850
Double/ Twin Non poler AUD 855

Grand Thai Spa with private pool:
Single AUD 2920
Twin/Double AUD 2099
Triple AUD 1950
Double/ Twin Non poler AUD 1114

Grand Pool Villa
Single AUD 4010
Twin/Double AUD 2655
Double/ Twin Non poler AUD 1670

Beginner Master Training Course

Objectives: This course has been designed to build the knowledge to plan and instruct a safe beginner level pole fitness workout and to deliver an effective class through appropriate demonstration, using a wide range of teaching and communication skills. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the value of fitness
  • Understand their responsibilities as a pole instructor and how to build confidence with their students
  • Understand how to safely adapt tricks to suit the varying needs and fitness levels of students in a general beginner class
  • Identify muscles required, and correct the technique of students using watch out points and tips during the exercise or movement
  • Understand how to structure a beginner pole routine, incorporating musicality and dance aspects and how to deliver this to a class
 

Study Time: 10 hours (2 hours self paced learning & online theory exam, 8 hours face to face tutorials including practical assessment)

Pre-requisites: 6 months pole training recommended.

CECs: You will earn 6 AUSactive CECs on completion of the course (or 0.7 American Council on Exercise CECs). To claim CECs you must be on the Register of Exercise Professionals in the applicable country (you do not need to be registered to take the course – only if you want to claim CECs toward your registration).

Course Content:

  • Principles of Pole Fitness
  • How to structure a Beginner Class: build an effective warm up, plan a balanced class, structure routines and link movements in combinations, safe cool downs
  • Muscles & Anatomy essential in Pole (weight bearing exercise, muscle movements and joint actions in pole grips)
  • Health & Safety (risk assessments, pre-exercise screening, spotting, instructor responsibilities)
  • Teaching Methodology (teaching and learning styles, cueing and communicating)
  • Dance Aspects (counting, phrasing, musicality, rhythm & imagery)
  • Contraindications and how to adapt tricks accordingly
  • Technique of Beginner tricks & spins (muscles used, progressions and regressions), teaching points, safety, spotting, correcting students)
  • Functional Methods of Teaching Pole Tricks
  • Mechanics of Beginner Spinning Pole
  • Pole Conditioning (on and off the pole)
  • Flexibility Training for Beginner Classes; the importance of stretching for balanced fitness

 

Manual: covers theory units and complete break downs of over 65 Beginner (Levels 1 & 2) pole tricks & spins, flexibility & conditioning exercises; with technique & watch out points, tips & spotting techniques.

Assessment: includes practical demonstration of the instructors’ ability to teach the tricks of this level and deliver the objectives of this course safely. A theory test will be given, covering anatomy, class formats and other units of the course to show the instructors understanding of the principles of pole fitness and their responsibilities as an instructor within the scope of practice for Registered Exercise Professionals.

Insurance: You will be eligible to receive $20 off your first annual premium with DanceSurance Australia on completion of this course. Insurance in other countries can be recommended.

Intermediate Master Training Course

Objectives:

This course builds knowledge to plan and instruct a safe Intermediate pole fitness class and to deliver an effective class through appropriate demonstration, using a wide range of teaching and communication skills. Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Plan and instruct an Intermediate Pole Fitness Class
  • Define the scope of practice for a registered exercise professional and provide clarity in regard to their role and responsibilities
  • Identify the muscles and joints used in Intermediate pole grips and moves
  • Offer suitable progressions and regressions to meet the varying needs and fitness levels of students in an Intermediate class
  • Identify and correct student’s technique and build strength
  • Understand functional and efficient execution of movement
  • Demonstrate safe and effective spotting as inversions are introduced
  • Understand how to support injury prevention
  • Promote creative expression and fluid movement
 

Study Time: 11.75 hours (2.75 hours self paced learning & online theory exam, 9 hours face to face tutorials including practical assessment)

Pre-requisites: Completed the EDP BEGINNER MASTER Training Course (or equivalent).

CECs: You will earn 6 AUSactive CECs on completion of the course (or 0.9 American Council on Exercise CECs). To claim CECs you must be on the Register of Exercise Professionals in the applicable country (you do not need to be registered to take the course – only if you want to claim CECs toward your registration).

Course Content:

  • Producing balanced class plans incorporating motor skills, strength & flexibility training
  • Functional and efficient movement 
  • Inverting for the first time, safety exits, effective & safe spotting
  • Muscle movements & joint actions
  • Anatomy of the core & wrists
  • Mechanics of pointing the toes
  • Developmental Stretching for Dancers
  • Managing student expectations & goal setting
  • Imagery, creative expression and fluidity
  • Building on Beginners – functional training for Intermediate level pole students
  • Breaking down technique of intermediate tricks and spins and understanding muscles used Progressions and regressions and adapting tricks for differing difficulty levels
  • Step by step preparations, teaching points & tips for intermediate tricks, with opportunities to actively implement and practice new teaching skills using active learning methods
  • Momentum & dynamics
  • Mechanics of Spinning Pole: controlling speed
  • Pole Conditioning: theory and practical application
  • Introduction to handstand training for pole
 

Manual: covers theory units and complete break downs of almost 100 Intermediate pole tricks & spins, flexibility & conditioning exercises; with technique & watch out points, tips & spotting techniques.

Assessment: includes practical demonstration of the instructors’ ability to teach the tricks of this level and deliver the objectives of this course safely. A theory test will be given, covering anatomy, class formats and other units of the course to show the instructors understanding of the principles of pole fitness and their responsibilities as an instructor within the scope of practice for Registered Exercise Professionals.

Insurance: You will be eligible to receive $20 off your first annual premium with DanceSurance Australia on completion of this course. Insurance in other countries can be recommended. 

Justine McLucas

Justine is the founder of Ecole de PoleŽ, now a multi-faceted pole dance industry brand, including the EDP Instructor Training Courses written by Justine, worldwide Pole Camps and Licenced studios. She established the London studio in 2010, with EDP now  also in Cleveland & Akron, Ohio, USA.

Australian-born Justine started dancing at 3 training in ballet, jazz, contemporary and singing throughout her childhood, performing in a singing & dance troupe called “Teeny Boppers” on stages for years even before her 10th birthday. With Honours in her RAD Advanced Ballet training, and a quarter finalist in the prestigious Prix de Lausanne competition at the age of 15, she was soon accepted to the Hamburg Ballet School where she completed her professional ballet training and performed with the school and company on stages around Germany. After an ankle injury left her unable to dance en pointe, Justine went home to Australia and began working in finance.

With a passion for South East Asian culture, she completed a Bachelors Degree in Arts (Asian Studies) as a mature age student from The University of Sydney in 2005, with a triple major in Asian Studies, Anthropology and Thai language, also spending 6 weeks studying in a Bangkok university. The letters after her name are now J McLucas (Asian Stud) – no joke!

She then set off to travel across the world, visiting places such as Thailand, Vietnam, Nepal, Tibet & Base camp, Mt Everest on a journey to move to Europe again, landing in London, where she continued in a career in Investment banking and collateral management.

But her true love has always been dance, and fate would have it that a gym in central London in early 2007, tempted Justine to try their Pole Dancing classes – and she was captivated by the strength, beautiful lines, and uniqueness of the art, motivating her to train and start performing again, this time in the world of cabaret and acrobatic pole dancing, where she established herself firmly amongst the elite polers of Britain, and has since built a solid reputation as a respected performer, choreographer and instructor around the globe. As well as a competing pole dancer, she performed as a Burlesque Artist and Can Can girl in cabaret company “Cabaret Rouge” performing regularly at Cafe de Paris and other London West End venues.

Justine tied 1st place on points at Miss Pole Dance UK 2011, was a World Pole Sports Semi-Finalist in Budapest 2011 and ranked in the World’s Top 25 at the 2012 International Pole Championships (IPC), has been nominated for Instructor of the Year at IPC 2 years running, and has performed in the prestigious ‘Gravity’ show Mexico, The Pole Convention ‘Showcase of the Stars’ in the USA as well as Australia’s “Pole Reflections” and numerous West End productions and Music Videos. The photo of her Eagle (the Ecole de Pole logo) is also used on the American PSO championships logos.

She brought her unique Contemporary Pole style (making use of all that ballet background), to the mainstream in 2012, reaching the Top 34 of Sky 1’s Got To Dance in 2012, with a dream come true moment with one of her dance idols, Adam Garcia (who went to the same dance school as her in Sydney as kids), teaching him a pole move on screen (and nabbing a kiss and a cuddle from him too). She is an X-Pole Australia Ambassador and the face of Pole Motion DVD’s.

Justine is known for dance quality, artistry, technique, control and exquisite lines. An all rounder though she loves to throw in a few deadlifts, handstand tricks & Iron-X’s just as much as her signature pretty, flexy, pole flow combos, with choreo heavily influenced by her classical training – her teaching has been awarded with nominations for “Instructor of The Year” at IPC 3x.

When not poling… Justine can be found doing one of her other loves… drinking red wine, building children’s homes in Thailand, hanging out with her Chihuahua Chilli.

Justine now lives in Brisbane, Australia, and is available for Workshops, Instructor Training (worldwide), and can be contacted about Ecole de Pole licenced studio opportunities globally!

Follow Justine on Instagram HERE

POLE AWARDS

  • Miss Pole Dance QLD “INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR” Award 2017, Australia
  • Nominee for IPDFA IPC “Instructor of The Year” 2013 and 2015
  • Nominee for the “Representin” Award: Most Positive Role Model in the Pole & Aerial Community (Pole World News Awards USA 2014)
  • Internationally accredited IPDFA judge & World Sport (Miss Pole Dance) Judge
  • GOT TO DANCE 2012 (UK) Series 3 -TOP 34
  • IPDFA International Pole Championship Semi-Finalist + shortlisted to top 25 in the world 2012
  • Ranked No 17 in the World by Poleranking.com 2011
  • World Pole Sport & Fitness Semi-Finalist, Budapest, 2011
  • Miss Pole Dance UK tied 1st Place on points & Best Entertainer, 2011
  • Pole Divas Professional Championship Runner Up, 2010
  • Pole Divas Professional Championship London, Winner 2010
  • Miss Pole Dance UK Finalist & Best Costume, 2009
  • VOTED #17 United Pole Artists – Global Poler’s Choice Awards (2016), #20 in 2012, and #25 2013
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FITNESS, DANCE & EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Twerk & Twerk/Pole Instructor Training Course – Gal Be Pole, Israel (2015)
  • Future Fit Training – Pilates Inter & Advanced, Level 2 & 3 Mat Pilates Diploma (2009)
  • Drummond Education â€“ Level 2 Gym Cert: Exercise to Music (2008)
  • Pole Dancing School, UK â€“ Intensive Teacher Training Course (2008)
  • University of Sydney Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies, Anthropology, Thai, 2005)
  • Hamburg Ballet School â€“ Classical Ballet, Anatomy, Pilates, Spanish, Contemporary, German, Dance History (1998-99)
  • A.R.A.D. Award – Associate of the Royal Academy of Dancing, Advanced, Sydney 1996
  • Pilates (Reformer & Mat) – Penny Latey Studio, Sydney (1996-97)
  • Ecole Classique Sydney – RAD Ballet Int/Advanced, Contemporary, Pilates (1997)
  • Tanya Pearson Academy Sydney – RAD to Elementary, Character, Contemporary (1991-97)
  • Julie Anne Talent School – RAD Ballet Grade 1 -4, Jazz, Song & Dance (1986-1991)
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Gold Coast Instructor Training Camp

  • Complete all three certificates of the internationally accredited Ecole de Pole Master Training Series over 5 days (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • 26 hours training/ theory & practical sessions over 5 days
  • Tutorials will start at 12pm on Day 1 and finish early afternoon on Day 5 (followed by a farewell pool party!)
  • Welcome Meet & Greet (catered with lots of yummy canapes!)
  • Welcome bag & detailed welcome pack included
  • Small group – only 18 enrolments accepted
  • Partners/friends/ mum’s  welcome as non polers – contact us for information
  • Accommodation and travel not included

Tammy “Bam Bam”

Tammy aka BamBam is a Brisbane based professional pole dancer and instructor. She has a background in Jazz dance and a passion for performing.

Growing up she was constantly running, jumping, dancing or climbing trees. So when she came across pole it was love at first sight.

Tammy is a passionate instructor and a huge advocate for injury prevention through the application of strength training and correct engagement. She is a qualified personal trainer and has a sadistic love of conditioning. Her love for teaching pole is obvious and her enthusiasm infectious.

Tammy is proud to be an Indi Pole Wear spokeswoman and Glitter Pimp Shoes ambassador.

POLE AWARDS

  • QLD Pole Championships Winner – 2015 & 2019
  • Miss Pole Dance Queensland 17/18 – Winner
  • NSW Pole Championships 2017 Sponsors Choice
  • Miss Pole Dance Queensland 2016/17 Sponsors Choice
  • Miss Pole Dance QLD 2015/16 – First Runner Up
  • Queensland Pole Championships 2014 – First Runner Up (Amateur division)
  • Miss Pole Dance QLD 2014/15 – Winner (Amateur Division
  • 2 x Miss Pole Dance Australia national finalist
  • 2 x Australian Pole Championships national finalist

FITNESS QUALIFICATIONS

  • Cert III and IV in Fitness – Academy of Fitness (2015 – 2016)
  • Purple Heart First Aid & CPR Training
  • Federal Association of Teachers of Dancing (FATD) – Modern Dance
  • Grade one to Bar to Star (highest level under FATD) – Modern Dance (1997 to 2006)

Naomi Browne

Naomi’s passion for physical development begun at the age of 4 when she was introduced to gymnastics. She trained as a gymnast for many years and then started developing her dance skills and musicality. Mixing the two sports in the form of pole dance makes Naomi’s style of performance strong and dynamic as well as elegant and powerful.

Her interest in acrobatic skills, dance and performance also extended to fascination with human physiology, movement and biology, leading her to study anatomy and physiology and later graduating from the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences with a Diploma as well as extra studies. Her application of knowledge gained from these studies allows her to have a unique perspective on instructing others in training safely and making progress in developing their skills.

Naomi has only been competing in the pole industry for the last 3 years, and took out 1st place in her first competition at Pole Expressions 2016, and since then has gone on to compete and place in numerous Australian State and National competitions. She has also been invited as a guest performer at highly regarded pole competitions and studio performances.

As well as training for herself, She has been teaching the highest level classes in two pole studios for the last 3 years and is passionate about students learning correct technique and seeing them grow within the sport.

When she is not in the pole studio, Naomi works as a self-employed physical rehab therapist working with clients including, athletes, mothers, elderly and youth to improve any physical ailments they may have, anything from sports injuries in professional athletes to arthritis or growing pains.

POLE AWARDS

  • Australian Pole Championship Best Trickster 2022
  • QLD Pole Championships 1st runner up 2022
  • Queensland Pole Championship, Professional Sponsors Choice 2018
  • Pole Championship Series, Professional 2nd Place 2018
  • Battle of the Pole Gyms Professional Winner 2018
  • Miss Pole Dance Queensland, Guest Performer 2018
  • Queensland Pole Championship, Ameteur Winner 2017
  • Australian Pole Championship, Ameteur Winner 2017
  • Hardcore Pole Championship, Semi-Pro, Best Trickster 2017
  • Pole Expressions, Open Women Champion 2016

FITNESS & PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ecole de Pole Master Trainer Certificate – Beginner, Inter, Advanced (2019)
  • Gymnastics at Mitchelton Youth Club
  • St John CPR Certificate (2018)
  • Ecole De Pole Instructor Training Course – Beginner (2018)
  • Ecole De Pole Instructor Training Course – Intermediate (2018)
  • St John First Aid Certificate (2017)
  • Pole Instructor Training – Pole Fitness Australia, Brisbane (2016)
  • Cert IV Massage Therapy
  • Diploma of Remedial Massage – Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (2008-2011) with certifications and electives in:
    • Musculoskeletal Anatomy
    • Anatomy and Physiology 1,2 &3
    • Remedial Massage
    • Communication Practice Management
    • Chinese Medicine
    • Structural Alignment
    • Advanced Deep Tissue Manipulation Shiatsu
    • Reflexology
    • Lymphatic Drainage Cross Fibre Mobilisation

Chris Talbot (aka Blue Phoenix)

Dr Chris Talbot (PhD), 2022 Mr Pole Dance Australia, 2014 Mr Pole Dance World, 2014 INBA Melbourne Male Fitness Model Champion. A pole dance performer/instructor/competitor, fitness model and body transformation specialist.

Originally a Marine Biologist, jumped out of the boat and into the gym to pursue his passion in the health and fitness profession. He is a pole dance instructor and competitor, performing nationally at a variety of private, public, corporate and special events and showcases.

Chris has been a member of the Aussie Pole Boys and their show “Voyeur” in Sydney, as well as Kabaret touring Australia with his pole act. Know as “Blue Phoenix Pole & Fitness”, Chris caters pole dance instruction, performances, and fitness training programs and nutrition advice to suit individual special event needs, or health and fitness goals.

POLE AWARDS

  • Mr Pole Dance Australia 2022
  • Pole Icon People’s Choice 2022
  • Mr Pole Dance World 2014

Gold Coast Workshop Retreat:

  • 12 hours workshops over 5 days
  • 3 levels: Intermediate/Pre-Advanced, Advanced and Pro/Elite (we will assess your answers to the questions on booking to determine your level don’t worry!)
  • Welcome Meet & Greet on first night (catered with lots of yummy canapes) included!
  • Sailing in Paradise half day trip to nearby island and beaches – snorkelling, stand up paddleboard – included!
  • Stars showcase and an opportunity to perform! 2x Brass X Stages outside on the terrace
  • Farewell Beach Club party on the last day (included) with food and drinks!
  • Studio located on site in the conference room at the VIBE HOTEL, Surfers Paradise
  • Complimentary water at the studio for all students every day, all day
  • Welcome bag & detailed Welcome Pack included 
  • Small groups – only 16 per level.
  • Non-poler packages available – partners/friends/ mum’s welcome to attend the events: welcome party, sailing trip and showcase, farewell
  • Payment Plans Available
  • Elite/Pro start from approx. 10am on Day 1
  • Adv start from approx. 12pm on Day 1
  • Inter/Pre-Advanced start from approx. 2pm on Day 1
  • Classes finish at approx 1pm on Day 5 – farewell party at a Beach Club included for the afternoon however you could leave anytime after classes to catch flights etc.

Gold Coast Instructor Training Camp

  • Complete all three certificates of the internationally accredited Ecole de Pole Master Training Series over 5 days (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • 26 hours training/ theory & practical sessions over 5 days
  • Tutorials will start at 12pm on Day 1 and finish early afternoon on Day 5 (followed by a farewell pool party!)
  • Welcome Meet & Greet (catered with lots of yummy canapes!)
  • Welcome bag & detailed welcome pack included
  • Small group – only 16 enrolments accepted
  • Partners/friends/ mum’s  welcome as non polers 
  • Accommodation and travel not included

Phuket Instructor Training Camp

  • Complete all three certificates of the internationally accredited Ecole de Pole Master Training Series over 5 days (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced). Click here for course content
  • 26 hours training/ theory & practical sessions over 5 days.
  • Tutorials start 12pm on Day 1 (26th Nov) and finish approx 10:30am on 30th Nov (so you can depart and checkout from the hotel after this or stay for brunch with the group until approx 11:30am)
  • Welcome Set Dinner on 26th Nov.
  • Farewell champagne brunch & pool party
  • Welcome bag & detailed Welcome Pack included
  • 15% off at the resort’s Cradle restaurant and juice bar for all participants
  • Small group – only 16 enrolments accepted.
  • Partners/friends/ mum’s welcome as non polers.
  • All participants can use all hotel facilities including the infinity pool!

Hotel Packages include:

  • 4 nights accommodation (click Prices & Bookings to see room choices). Book additional nights direct with the hotel for a discounted pole retreat rate if you wish to arrive the day before, or stay an extra day (we recommend arriving the night before as tutorials start midday on 26th so book an extra night on 25th!)
  • Airport transfers
  • Welcome drink and cold towel on arrival
  • Breakfast daily (a la carte & incredible buffet, including champagne breakfast every day if you wish!)
  • Luxury Ratana Spa treatment at the hotel (60mins)

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