About Twisted Pole
Twisted Pole Studios was first opened in 2011 by Hannah Capocci. We started off in a small 5 pole studio and a year later moved into Warser Gate with 10 poles. Twisted Pole is ideally located in the heart of the city centre close to bus routes, tram lines, the train station and multi storey carparks. Now in its eighth year we are the biggest pole studio in Nottingham offering all styles of pole dance, flexibility classes as well as hosting national and international pole stars. We are extremely proud of all of our students and pride ourselves on being a welcoming and friendly studio open to everyone 16 and above.
Located on the 4th floor of a Grade II listed building benefitting from double aspect beautifully arched windows which allows tons of natural light to stream through and when the light fades our sympathetic uplights will always show you in your best light! We have original wooden floors with fantastic acoustics for those heel bangs and plenty of space to roll around working on that floor flow and choreography.
All of our instructors are first aid trained and insured and have all entered competitions. They are patient, highly knowledgeable with years of experience, they train regularly to keep their skills, pole moves and safety and spotting techniques up to date. Come along and see for yourself what a great team we have!
You may need to pay in advance for some types of classes such as our private lessons. Please Book below!
We have different classes for all abilities. If you are unsure whether you are the right level for a class please contact us directly and we can advise you.
We use Paypal to accept bookings for private lessons, flexibility and group classes as well as our courses.
If you have booked a private lesson with us you will need to pay a £10 deposit in advance of the lesson. This is fully refundable if you cancel with more than 24 hours notice.
Our Upcoming Events
Below is a list of our upcoming events. Check back regularly to keep up to date with what we have going on.
Below you'll find the answers to our most frequently asked questions
What should I wear to a pole fitness class?
We advise people to wear comfortable clothes such as leggings/shorts with a vest top and bare feet. Please avoid wearing anything too flowy and especially clothing with zips or studs as these may scratch the poles. As you progress on your pole adventure it will become necessary to wear shorts and sometimes crop tops, the more skin contact you have with the pole the more grip you will have making those super advanced moves easier to achieve!
Please DO NOT wear moisturiser on the day of your pole class as this will make the poles very slippery. Please speak to your instructor for advise on skin care if you have concerns about dry skin.
Do I need to be fit to try a pole fitness class?
Trust us when we say that ANYBODY and EVERYBODY can benefit from pole fitness classes. The great thing about pole fitness is it targets your core and upper body muscles without you even realising it because you're having so much fun! Our highly trained and experienced instructors can adapt moves to suit your fitness level and are always happy to recommend off the pole strengthening exercises to help.
I think I might be late to class, can I still join in?
If you think you are going to be more than 5 mins late for class then sadly the answer is no. We encourage people to arrive between 5-10 mins before the start of class so you have time to change, sign in and fill out any forms if you are new. The warm up is a crucial part of the class, it is designed to get your blood flowing and your muscles warm before you begin the real hard work. When people arrive late it disrupts the class and is unfair on all the others who are waiting around. Please respect your fellow pole dancers and arrive in good time :)
Can I come and try pole with out committing to a course?
Yes you can! We hold twice weekly drop in classes on a Monday and Friday evening 6-7pm which are suitable for those with previous experience. If you are brand new to pole we have a new class for 2020 on Monday evenings 8-9pm, so no matter if you've never tried pole before or a seasoned competitor we will always be able to cater for your training.
Will it hurt?
I'm not going to lie, yes it sometimes hurts and yes you will often get bruises. This is perfectly normal - after all you are spinning and twirling yourself around a metal object! A certain amount bruising and muscle soreness after training is to be expected - if you do have any concerns please speak to your instructor and seek medical advice.
I'm pregnant, can I still come to class?
Unfortunately not. We wouldn't want anything bad to happen to either yourself or your unborn baby. We recommend that you wait at least 3 months after a natural birth and 6 months if you had a caesarean section. We appreciate that everybody is different so if you are at all unsure please get in touch with us directly 07919037619
What can I expect from my first few classes?
One of our lovely students recently wrote a blog which details the beginning of her pole journey, it's a really detailed read giving a first hand account of some the questions you may be wondering. You can find it here:
Is there parking nearby?
With the studio being located in the heart of the city centre we do not have any parking specifically for us, however the nearest NCP car parks are located here and are within a 2 min walk of the studio:
Lace Market Car Park Pilcher Gate NG1 1QE https://www.nottinghamcity.gov...
Stoney Street NG1 1LS https://www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-c...
There is also limited on street parking on Woolpack Lane, Barker Gate and Plumtre Street
We really love our students and appreciate the love they give us too!
Atmosphere is really chilled, Cat made me feel at home straight away and all the girls I've met are all lovely and friendly. Studio is spacious and light too, would recommend to anyone wanting to give pole a go!
Mandy C via Facebook
A group of three of us went along as a birthday surprise for a friend. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome. Cat is fab and really encouraged us whilst making it so fun! We've all got the pole bug and are hoping to make it a regular thing! So so so much fun! The highlight of our weekend!! <3
Emily D via Facebook
I will highly recommend Twisted pole especially to beginners, such a good company and I’ve learnt a lot.
Esther O via Facebook
Lovely studio. Fabulous instructors what more could you want?!
Julie via Facebook
Twisted pole is a lovely studio. Everyone is very welcoming and Cat's classes are so much fun. You'll feel strong in no time at all
Jennie B via Facebook
Lovely welcoming studio with excellent instructors!
Ellie via Facebook