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PoleSoc is an inclusive society, welcoming people of all ages, genders, sexuality, religious persuasion or any other backgrounds. If you have an accessibility question, please do get in touch via email - we would love to have you and will try our best to accomodate any additional needs. (We operate under a Zero Tolerance & Safe Space Policy here).
Everyone is welcome to come along, build their self confidence and be amazed by what they can achieve with just a bit of practice and encouragement. Our society allows people with similar interests to meet in a friendly environment and learn how to pole dance in a way that wont break the bank. It is the perfect way to throw out everyone's preconceptions of pole dancing and prove that it's a fun way to get fit, meet wicked people and have a great time at uni.
As a society, we teach our own classes on campus. We are run for students and by students, so people can learn cheaply and safely and have fun doing it! Our lessons are held on Mondays and Fridays during term time (if you get a place, you will be assigned a class and informed of the time and location). Our classes have a structured format which allows students to learn new moves, practice old ones and work towards performances if they're interested. We also make an effort to include strength and flexibility conditioning for those looking to progress in these areas. Classes are divided by ability to make sure everyone gets as much pole-time and attention as possible. Your safety, comfort and enjoyment are the most important things to us.
Throughout the year we also provide many opportunities for our members to perform what they've learnt, both as part of our own charity fundraising showcases and as guest performers at events run by other societies on campus.
Our overall aims are to promote strength, flexibility and pole but most importantly to promote confidence and have fun!
So come along and give us a try!
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Committee contact details:
Co-Presidents: Sophie King & Claire Blackman
Vice-President: Ayesha Shaheen
PoleSoc have been awarded the silver events leaf award by the Students’ Union in recognition of their exceptional ability to organise and hold events (2015)
PoleSoc have also been awarded the silver social leaf award by the Students' Union in recognition of the fun and engaging social activities they put on for their members (2015)
PoleSoc have been awarded the bronze inclusivity leaf award by the Students’ Union in recognition of their positive efforts to increase membership within their society and include as many members as possible (2015)
PoleSoc have been awarded the bronze community leaf award by the Students' Union in recognition of their commitment to making a positive difference within the community (2015)