Welcome to Polaris Pole Dance – Wellington City’s Dedicated Pole Dance and Fitness Studio! We teach pole dance to women and men of all ages, shapes, and sizes in a positive, fun, and encouraging atmosphere. We aim to help all our students to gain strength, improve fitness, and build confidence through learning this amazing aerial dance form. At Polaris Pole Dance you’ll enjoy our exciting, creative and inspiring lessons, and get an awesome complete body work out while having a whole lot of fun!
Pole dance is a unique dance experience that combines stunning spins, holds, poses, and breathtaking aerial tricks with graceful movement, transitions, and cool dance moves. With movements inspired by Ballet, Salsa, Hip-Hop, Jazz, gymnastics, and exotic dance, you’ll learn to move around the pole and put together a performance as graceful, challenging and sexy as you like! This flexibility means Pole Fitness has become the latest fitness craze for both women and men.
Pole Dance offers amazing benefits including:
- An incredible whole body work out!
- Building core strength and stability
- Increased fitness
- Improved flexibility
- Lose weight and tone your body
- Increasing your confidence
- Inspiring your creativity
- Having a whole lot of fun!
Our clients frequently tell us they get a much better work out and more results from our classes than the gym because they are enjoying themselves so much! We’re sure once you give pole dance a go, you’ll quickly become a pole addict like the rest of us.
The Polaris Team
Meet some of our experienced instructors who will guide you on your pole journey. Our instructors have a wealth of experience in pole dance, teaching, and performance, and have competed in prestigious pole dance competitions and performances. You can be sure that you’ll be learning from Wellington’s most experienced and most passionate pole dance instructors.
Amy founded Polaris Pole Dance in 2010 with her now-husband, Peter. Amy is an Xpert qualified Pole Fitness Instructor (Level 1 & 2), and achieved 100% on both the practical and theory elements of the course. She has been pole dancing for eight years, and teaching for seven years, and she brings a wealth of knowledge to her classes. Amy has performed regularly on stage in Wellington, has competed in national competitions including Miss Pole Dance New Zealand, and was a finalist in the New Zealand Amateur Pole Performer competition, 2011. With her bubbly personality and broad knowledge of pole, Amy is a warm, passionate, and intuitive instructor.
Peter began training in pole fitness after attending a local pole dance competition with his flatmate. He has gone from strength to strength on the pole, winning the Wellington heat of the NZ Amateur Pole Performer competition in 2011, and placing First Runner up in Mr Pole Dance New Zealand 2013. Peter helped establish Polaris Pole Dance in 2010, and is an Xpert qualified Pole Fitness Instructor (Levels 1 – 4). Peter has also trained in Chinese Pole, and his knowledge of this strength-based discipline is invaluable when teaching in the Polaris studio.
Emma is our itinerant pole dance teacher who pops in from time to time! With an amazing repertoire of pole tricks, incredible flexibility, and sultry dance style, Emma is a major asset to the Polaris teaching team. Emma is an Xpert qualified Pole Fitness Instructor (Level 1 & 2), and has taught at Milan Pole Dance and Pole Dance Academy in Singapore. She entranced the audience and judges on stage at the NZ Amateur Pole Performer 2013, 2014, and 2015, and was a finalist in Pole Legends 2016.
Marine biologist by day, pole dancer by night! Laura’s love of pole and lovely personality are a perfect fit for our beginners classes where she is a warm, compassionate instructor. Her background in yoga also comes in handy – her cool downs are really thorough and feel so good! Laura’s smooth, graceful style is becoming well known throughout Wellington, and was showcased brilliantly at the New Zealand Amateur Pole Performer competition where she competed in the Wellington heat in 2012, 2013, and 2015.