Pole Dance

Pole Dance has come a long way in the last few years, with classes popping up all across the United States and Europe. It is now widely popular as a fun, physically demanding form of exercise that can make you feel fit and sexy at the same time.

Pole Dancing increases upper body strength and core strength (ie abs and lower back), while toning the body as a whole. It’s easy and entertaining – and a great way to surprise him!

Souldancing Studio was the first to introduce Pole Dancing Classes in Shanghai, back in 2006. From the start, we invested in the best professional, American-standard rotating poles. Our dedicated Pole Dance Room, with no less than 16 poles, is still unique in Shanghai today.

Pole Dancing is a progressive dance style. It has many moves that absolute beginners can master quickly, as well as demanding poses that challenge even experienced dancers.

In our Beginner Pole Dance Class, you will first learn to move around the pole with confidence and grace, and practice sensual poses using the pole as a prop. This allows you to get comfortable with the pole and the basic steps.

You will learn the basic pole dance moves:

  • Wrap-around
  • Simple spinning
  • Climbing
  • Floor work
  • Transitions

Our Beginner Class is structured as an introduction to pole dancing, for people with little or no experience. You can stay in the beginner class for as long as you like, until you feel the urge to move on to more advanced techniques!

In our Advanced Pole Dancing Class, you will progress to more complex and impressive poses!

You will practice upside-down tricks and one-handed moves.

You will learn mid-air poses, including body grip poses (with no hands or legs), and how to switch positions without touching the floor.

You will further practice how to transition smoothly between each move. You will train with the class in order to master several pole dancing routines on different songs.

For all our Pole Dance classes, you should wear comfortable clothes exposing your arms and legs – shorts and a tank top work well. This is not for sexiness but because you need your skin to be in contact with the pole to get a better “grip” as you dance.

You can wear high heels or simply dance barefoot.

In our Shanghai Studio, we also sell removable dance poles that can be installed anywhere (no hammering or damage to your walls necessary).

You do not need to purchase a pole in order to take a Pole Dance class in our studio, but some students keep one at home to practice what they learn.

Shanghai Souldancing has several Pole Dance classes every day of the week. No previous experience is necessary. Please check our Shanghai dancing classes page for the full schedule.

If you are not a Souldancing Studio member yet, please see our “about us” page for info on our Shanghai Dance Studio. We are centrally located and within walking distance from subway Line 1 and 2. Click on “Map” at the top of this page to find your way around the busy Shanghai streets!

Feel free to reach us at 62564400 or if you have any questions.

See you in the studio!