The Society

What is pole?

Pole dancing is a sport and movement expression which combines both dance and acrobatics and can be practiced for a lot of different reasons, including having fun, building confidence, or simply just for fitness benefits. Pole dancing uses strength, endurance and flexibility, which you will undoubtedly develop through the classes. Skills such as climbs, spins, transitions and inversions will be taught and you will be amazed at how much progress can be made week after week! 

I’ve never done pole before – can I try it out?

Absolutely – our Level 1 classes are perfect for anyone with no or very little pole experience. 

When are the classes?

You can find out more in our Calendar, or in the ‘Our Classes’ section.

What do I need to wear?

It will be easiest to pole in a tank top or sports bra and shorts, but you can wear whatever sports clothes you feel comfortable in. Layering longer clothes on top of short ones will keep you warm during the warm up!

I’m not a student at the University of Cambridge – can I still join?

Unfortunately, we only take current students, staff, alumni and those affiliated with the university.

What if I’m too unfit to pole?

You are never too unfit to pole – contrary to what you might expect, pole is a very accessible sport, in that it offers many variations and modifications to moves to cater to all fitness levels. What’s most important is that you have fun poling, but if you keep at it, strength, flexibility, fitness as well as confidence will build up over time as well!

Classes and membership

Where do I book classes and buy membership?

You can book classes and buy membership on our club’s gymcatch page.

How much are your classes  and memberships?

Our classes cost £7 for non-members, and £4 for members. Open sessions cost £6 for non-members and £3 for members.

You can buy an annual membership for £30, or a termly one for £15.

I’ve bought membership but I can’t use the members discount!

We have to change your account type to ‘member’ manually, so please bear with us! If you can’t use the membership code after a week, please drop us a message on our Facebook page.

What are the membership discount codes for this term?

The codes are polemember22 for the annual membership, and polememberMich22 for the Michaelmas-only membership. You will be able to use these once your membership has been activated.

How do I cancel a class?

Please cancel your space through our gymcatch store.

NOTE: we will only refund you until 24 hours before the class or open session. You can still cancel your space later than that, but you will not be refunded.