Pre-Requisite moves exist for each level of our Technique Pole Classes here at Sydney Pole and the reason we have them is so you and your instructor/s can feel safe, secure and confident in your ability to perform certain moves on the pole. As you move through the levels, you'll find that, rather than learning moves in isolation, you will work through moves you've learnt previously and progressively add onto them, finding more exciting and challenging tricks and combos to try!
Our Week-10 Pre-Req Check is especially important as it gives you an opportunity to have a one-on-one with your instructor, see where you're at pole-wise, and see how comfortable you're feeling in the pre-requisite moves of that level. We require everyone to complete all pre-requisite moves safely with control, grace and stability on both sides, before moving onto the next level Technique or Dance class.
WHAT IF I CANT NAIL ALL MY PRE-REQS BY WEEK 10?
No dramas! We all progress at different levels and our strength and flexibility abilities are hugely varied. It's important to feel strong in all the pre-requisites otherwise you won't have the necessary skills required to execute moves safely and confidently in the next level. Remember, it's not expected you'll move up a level term after term! Many students do the same Tech & Dance level for a number of terms to keep working on nemesis moves and get stronger and fitter!
IF I'M MOVING UP A TECH CLASS, SHOULD I MOVE UP A DANCE CLASS TOO?
While Tech classes just focus on conditioning and pole moves, Dance classes require you to place these moves in context and keep your body moving on and around the pole. For this reason, many people choose to do the level they've just completed in their Technique classes for their Dance class! It's a great idea as it helps you cement the moves you've learnt during the previous Tech term and discover clever and classy ways of getting in and out of those moves!
WHAT IF I MOVE UP A LEVEL BUT IT'S TOO INTENSE?
If you move up to the next pole level but then find that it's a little too overwhelming and you don't feel comfortable, it's absolutely fine to return to the level you were previously at. It's obviously great to challenge yourself but there's no problems moving back to the previous level if you need to work on strength, flexibility or technique aspects a little more before tackling more difficult moves.
WHAT ARE ALL THE PRE-REQS FOR MY LEVEL?
You can find all the pre-reqs for each level here!