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Between 9th October - 2nd November our Group Mixed Level and Practice Classes have been cancelled in accordance with the latest government guidelines. If you have had a class booked during this time a credit has been reapplied to your account to use on online sessions, Private Lessons, Studio Hire or for when we resume Group Mixed Level and Practice sessions on Tuesday 3rd November.

Our Studio is still open for Private Lessons and Studio Hire Monday to Sunday between 9th October - 2nd November.

MOVEMENT

FOR EVERYBODY

Imagine a place where every body was not only welcome, but celebrated.  A place you can leave your stresses at the door, and enjoy movement without judgement. 

Pivot Pole Studio is a bijou movement space, nestled in the former 1940's Crawford's Biscuit Factory. We welcome students of all ages, shapes, sizes, abilities, genders and we cater for absolute beginners right up to professional; helping you to hone in on the best possible version of you mentally and physically. Improve your stamina, flexibility, motor skills, coordination, confidence levels and muscle endurance, all whilst having fun learning from certified, experienced Instructors. We can't wait to meet you and help you unleash the inner dancer you didn't know you had inside of you!

We keep our classes small to deliver a high quality experience to our students to truly give you the space to come try a new way to love your body, learn new skills, make new friends and enjoy movement, at whatever level. 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Inclusive

Irrespective of your age, gender, race, fitness level, shape or size, we have a class for you to enjoy in a non-judgemental, safe and encouraging environment. We pride ourselves on creating a really friendly community where members from all walks of life can support, encourage and get to know one another in a place they look forward to visiting each week! We also have a wonderful bunch of students from the LGBTQIA+ community who can't wait to welcome you either!

Accessible

We believe everyone should be able to experience the fun, freedom and expression of movement.  Because of this we aim to make our classes and facilities as available and affordable to our students as possible. This is possible through regular class options and discounts with the more classes you want to attend.  We also run a range of classes catering to different levels and tastes, so you're bound to find something that ignites a fire within you.

Body Positive

We know that all bodies are good bodies and all bodies can pole. Whatever shape or size you are, you are welcome at Pivot Pole studio. We make it our personal mission to nurture body positivity and confidence within all our students throughout their time with us through our personalised lessons and encouraging professional tuition. Rather than focusing on unrealistic weight-loss expectations, we aim to focus on fostering self-esteem, strength and longevity.

 

WHAT WE OFFER

MEET THE TEAM

JESS

Studio Founder, Pole & Flexibility Instructor

My journey towards opening the studio began in 2011, when I (at the time, shy, reserved and unconfident) took my first Pole class and just fell in love with it.  Was I any good at it? Hell no! Did I enjoy it? I most certianly did.

Flash forward 7 years, after managing other studios in the city, I decided to take the plunge and open up a space which would let me bring my vision to life.

I started Pole (and dancing in general) with no prior experience, limited flexibility, strength and coordination.  Pole has taught me to truly love myself for who I am, and to enjoy moving just for the pure joy of it, and I'm excited to give my students' the opportunity to experience that themselves in a space that is free of judgement and shame. 

• 3 Star PDC Approved Instructor

• Spin City Beginners Pole Instructing

• Spin City Anatomy & Physiology

• Spin City Flexibility & Stretching

• Spin City Pole Fabrics

• Spin City Strength & Conditioning

• Xpert 1 & 2 Pole 

• Xpert Spinning Pole

• Xpert Science of Heels

• Advanced Stretching Technique Instructor

• First Aid Trained ​

• COVID-19 Awareness Certified

• Nominated "Most Inclusive" , "Most Supportive", "Star Role Model" and "Commitment to Excellence" at the PWF Polexcellence Awards 2019

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KIRSTEN (AKA: RED SCHMED)

Pole Instructor

I enjoy going fast and being upside down! Formally an acro gymnast for almost fifteen years, (even competing for Scotland a few times), my desire to get a degree at uni forced me to start spending more time the right way up. By 2017, I simply couldn't live that way anymore, so I started pole dancing so I could spend as much time as possible upside down. I immediately became completely obsessed and discovered that my legs are too long for Instagram!

I love conditioning, and will plank anywhere and everywhere. My favourite tricks include straight-edge, pegasus and superman. I am the handstand queen and will incorporate handstands into pretty much everything I do! So come unleash strength you never knew you had with me!

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• Spin City Beginners Pole Instructing

• Spin City Intermediate Pole Instructing​
• Xpert Spinning Pole
• First Aid Trained ​

• 1st Place MMPS 2019 - Instructor

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EMMA

Pole Instructor

I have been pole dancing for more than 5 years and sharing the pole love with others couldn’t make me happier. 

 

Working on my strength, which also used to be her weakness, is my favourite as I find it so rewarding when I can accomplish a new strength move. I also absolutely loves spinning pole as it makes every shape look even prettier and it just makes me feel like flying! I started taking part in competitions in 2017 and cannot wait to compete more!  My other passion is practising and teaching Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga

• 3 Star PDC Approved Instructor

• Discoveries Dance Instructor

• XPert Science of Heels

• Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance

• 1st Place MMPS 2017 - Instructor

• 1st Place Pole Performance - Professional

• Additional language: French

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HIRE OUR SPACE

Are you interested in holding your workshop, event, launch, training, dance practice, etc. in our bijou space? Send us all the details to: info@pivotpolestudio.co.uk

Please note, the studios are only available to rent outside of class schedule times. This means we cannot cancel classes from our existing schedule so please do check our schedule prior to enquiry.

Training for a competition or performance and require a regular slot? Get in touch to discuss discounts on block booking the studio for the same time each week. 

✓ Bijou dance and movement space

 

✓ Located in the historic 1940's Crawford Biscuit Factory in Leith

✓ Solid bamboo wooden floors

✓ Mirrors

✓ An abundance of natural light during the day 

✓ Ambient  lighting schemes at night

 

✓ Sound system

✓ 3 x dual lined competition poles with both static & spinning function

Curious to take the next step and join us?​ Check out our online and in studio classes to discover what we have on offer and when you're ready to book head to our Schedule. Interested in our prices? You can read about them here. New to pole? You can read about our 6 Week Intro to Pole course; the perfect starting point for complete beginners.  Have a question? We're ready for you. Check out our helpful FAQs page; especially if you're visiting for the first time.  We can't wait to welcome you. 

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