How do I join?
A step by step guide for joining our society and classes:
1) Purchase a membership from EUSA
Both Student and Non-Student Semester/Full Year membership options are available for purchase, find pricing info here
We require you to purchase a membership for insurance purposes
2) Request to become a member of our Members Facebook Page
Search 'Members Pole Dancing Society - Edinburgh Uni' on Facebook
Request to become a member, responses are usually given within 48 hours.
You will only be accepted if we can see you have bought your membership.
3) Fill out the online PAR-Q Form
This is a Physical Activity Readiness Questionaire. We must collect these from every member each year for insurance purposes.
The form can be found in the announcements listed at the top of the the Members Facebook Page.
4) Book into classes via the online booking system (you can find it in the 'book now' section)
In order to join a class you MUST have a booked space via Teamup.
You will receive your Zoom link (and password, if necessary) via email.
Do I need to be a Student?
Our society is open to both students and non-students.
Non-students just need to purchase the non-student membership linked above.
Where is it?
Our studio is located in the Highland room in Pleasance.
Do I need experience?
We offer classes from complete beginners to advanced so all are welcome! No previous experience is needed.
Do I need to lose weight or be fit to do pole?
Nope, pole is for everyone no matter what shape, size, or fitness!
I have no upper body strength, I can’t do pole!
Yes you can! It seems daunting at first but remember that we all start from the bottom and we work with what we’ve got - our instructors make sure you only do what you can manage, we don’t expect you to be pro athletes when you first begin! You’ll find that if you stick at it, you will improve with time, just like any other sport!
What happens if I cannot make a class, but I’ve already booked?
Don’t worry, if you have more than 48 hours before your class then you can request a refund on the EventBrite page.
If you want to cancel and it’s less than 48 hours before a class, you can post our members Facebook page to see if anyone else is willing to take your spot, or buy your spot off you!
I can’t seem to book onto classes in time! When are they released? (This question refers to in person classes only)
Two week blocks of classes are made live on EventBrite every 2 weeks on a Thursday at 6pm. We always post updates and announcements for classes on our members Facebook page, and we also send out a fortnightly email to remind everyone.
Our classes tend to book up very quickly, beginners classes are especially popular and in demand, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled, and book onto classes as soon as they are released to avoid disappointment!
What do we have to wear for pole? Do I have to be half naked all the time??
At the beginners classes you can wear a tshirt and leggings no problem, but as you progress, you will require more skin contact with the pole to be able to grip on properly, so will need to wear pole shorts and a crop top. Here at EUPDS we celebrate our differences, and we create a comfortable and encouraging environment
Will it hurt?
In beginners classes you will be practising pretty spins which won’t require a lot of skin contact, however changes as you progress. Pole dancing relies on a lot skin contact to be able to grip onto the pole, and it is inevitable there will be some bruising and mild friction burns as you become more advanced.
Here at EUPDS we wear our pole bruises with pride! You will never be pushed to do something you’re uncomfortable with. Instructors will be there to support you, and you don’t have to do what you don’t want to do.
Where can I buy kit for pole dancing?
We sell our own brand EUPDS kit and merchandise, at a discounted price compared to most pole apparel stores.
There are other popular sites you might want to have a look at also; Badkitty, Dragonfly, Rad, Pole Hog, Pole Junkie.
Do I need to be flexible/strong to do pole?
Nope! Anyone of all fitness, strength and flexibility can start pole, as you build it up with each class!