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About Us


Pole Dance Community

Claire is a qualified and insured, 3 star PDC registered pole fitness instructor working in Bath/Bristol. She has been part of the pole industry since 2011 as an instructor, performer, competitor and judge.

From 2020-2022 she managed the UK Professional Pole Championships alongside Kassia Portas before handing it over to focus on her family. 

Claire has completed her accredited training with Spin City Instructor Training and is a contributor to the Team Spin City Instructor Resources and the Spin City Pole Bible. 

She has a background in dance and drama and uses these theatrical skills to enhance her teaching. With a keen eye for technique she is known for creating and teaching routines perfect for any ability.

Claire teaches Beginners through to Advanced students, as well as regular workshops including Pole Fabric, Spinning Pole and Doubles Pole and Private classes or pole parties on request. 

Claire has an NVQ 3 in British sign language. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and use British sign language to communicate and are interested in learning pole dance, she would be the perfect person to teach you.


In 2017 Claire was nominated and shortlisted for Most Influential Individual as part of the PoleExcellence Awards at Pole World Festival and in 2018 she was nominated for Spin City Instructor of the Year as well as 'Outstanding Teacher' and Star Role Model' at the PoleExcellance Awards. In 2019 she was nominated for 'Most Supportive'. 




  • Finalist - Miss Pole Dance Semi Pro UK 2014

  • 2nd place - Solent Pole and Aerial Hoop Competition, Professional Category 2014

  • Judges award – Yorkshire Pole Championships, Professional Category 2015

  • Finalist - Solent Pole and Aerial Hoop Competition, Professional Category 2015




  • Spin City Masquerade Ball showcase 2012

  • Spin City does Las Vegas showcase 2013

  • Bergstock Festival, Reading 2014

  • Spin City - We will Rock you! showcase 2014

  • Laughingstock festival, Reading 2014

  • Spin City presents the 80's showcase 2015

  • Spin City Celebrates 10 Years showcase 2017

  • Spin City Burlesque Show 2017

  • University of Bristol Pole Society Showcase - guest performer 2017 

  • University of Bristol Pole Society Showcase - guest performer 2018

  • Spin City Showcase 2018

  • Spin City Showcase 2019

  • Masquerade Ball - Newbury 2019 

  • Secret Garden Festival, Reading 2019

  • Pole World Festival, 2019

  • Spin City Showcase 2023

Classes and Timetable 

Claire teaches weekly group classes at Balance the Countryside Gym on a Thursday night and monthly workshops at Spin City Bristol. These are open to beginners upwards, over the age of 16.  Private lessons are available at both locations. 


Classes last 1 hour.

Balance Gym 

6 week course £72 /  £15 for drop in classes 

Spin City Bristol

£20 per 1.5 hour workshop


Each class consists of a warm up, strengthening drills, spins, tricks, combos and transitions and a cool down.


All classes are subject to a 24 hour cancellation policy unless otherwise stated.


In all classes there is a strong focus on learning to link moves together seamlessly, working on combinations to build strength and stamina as well as learning new moves.


Claire also runs regular workshops, pole jams and practice sessions at both locations. 


If you are in any doubt as to which class is most suitable for you, please do not hesitate to get in contact.


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Workshops & Events


Claire runs a variety of workshops throughout the year at Spin City Bristol.

If you are interested in hosting one of her workshops at your studio please get in touch.

Pole'orgaphy is about the creation of a routine for performance, competition or just for fun. 

We look at each different element of the creative process and how it all fits together.

Pole'Ograohy can be delivered as a course, a condensed one off workshop or individual focused workshops.

Open to all abilities with a minimum of 2 months pole experience. 



Pole Parties can be a fun way to celebrate an occasion such as a hen or stag party, a birthday or just spend time with friends.

Parties can be tailored to whatever you are celebrating and Claire is happy to work closely with you to make sure it is as much fun as possible. You might have a specific theme in mind, or want to learn a routine to a certain song. Whatever it is, let her know.


Parties are available for small or large groups. 


£20 per person, 

Minimum 6 people, or £120

For a 1.5 hour session


To enquire about a party or for more information please use the Contact page.

Pole Parties Hen Stag Birthday

''Despite only now being able to raise my arms over my head, the most painful calves in the world and some major trauma to my leg hairs i'd like to say a big thank you for the most ridiculously entertaining pole fitness and dancing lesson on Saturday - Thanks to your bubbly and friendly class you took a rag tag bunch of tragic, hairy, unfit blokes in leotards/hotpants, most of whom had only just met, and galvanised them into a kick arse woman's entertainment troupe. The music was just what we wanted, the routine was epically funny and it was bang on the right level of difficulty before we headed out on the town''



Mobile: 07506403627

Contact us

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ClaireLouisePole@Spin City Bristol 

184 Hotwell Road, Bristol, BS8 4RP

ClaireLouisePole@Balance the Countryside Gym

White Lias, Loves Hill, Timsbury, BA2 0EU

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