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July 2014
Can you believe showcase preparations has well and truly begun. Music requests are coming in, and students are discussing costumes! Showcase vibe is already in the air! We met lots of lovely hens this month and last month and had lots of fun hosting pole hen parties.

MAY 2014
What a busy few months we've had! Lots of tasters in Glastonbury and Burnham-on-Sea with new classes starting. Ladies night in January and 2 in March, drumming up lots of interest. We also had a pole jam on the 1st of May to celebrate UK Pole Dance Day, lots of students turned up,past and present which was great to see. We now have a busy few months coming up with lots of hen parties and showcase preparation will commence as well as tasters in Glastonbury and Burnham-on-Sea!

JANUARY 2014
Happy New Year to you all! Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and new year. Pole lessons commence again w/c 6 Jan. I've had a lot of texts and emails from students who are missing poling!
There will be tasters on 28 Jan in Dancefit, Burnham-on-Sea and Tor Leisure, Glastonbury. Come along and see what its all about!

DECEMBER 2013
Showcase was a massive success, thanks to everybody involved who helped make the night happen. We trialed a new venue this year which was a big hit, so we have provisionally booked it again for next year! We raised a very impressive £1375 for Martha Care. So proud of everybody.
Then the week after 12 of us headed up to Telford to UKPPC, another great day out. Which saw Bendy Kate win the Elite category. We all came away feeling very inspired and cannot wait for next year!
This year we will break up for Christmas w/c 16 Dec and resume lessons w/c 06 Jan, with tasters in all venues to follow shortly after

NOVEMBER 2013
Wow what a few busy months! This is the month of showcase, eeeek!!! Everyone is very excited. Lots of last minute costume changes and nerves flying! We are aiming to sell 100 tickets this year and raise over £1000
We have also book to go watch the pros again at UKPPC (UK Professional Pole Championships) on 1st Dec, there are 12 of us travelling up to Telford to have a fantastic inspirational day out. We are all looking forward to that.

SEPTEMBER 2013
I don't know where to start! We have more tasters planned for the end of the month at Dancefit in Burnham-on-Sea and Tor Leisure in Glastonbury. We have had a lot of interest for more pole classes which is very exciting. Please click here for more details.
Choreographing for routines is nearly complete for this years showcase. Lots planned, being planned and prep is underway to make this years showcase a big success.
I also have an exciting announcement......... I am expecting my first baby due early March 2014. Nothing is changing, I am still teaching as normal with the great help and support of the instructors.

JULY 2013
Pole Essence has arrived in Glastonbury! Great turn out for the tasters, lots of interest which was great. We will be running more taster in Glastonbury Aug/Sept. Planning for this years showcase is underway, we all have lots of ideas which is very exciting!

JUNE 2013
After a very successful photo shoot students are now choosing their choices of photos and disc of photos. A big thank you to all the instructors for their time and organisation on the day & Green Apple Photography for taking some amazing photos! We have had a great response and looking forward to the next one!
A taster has been organised for 25 June at The Exchange in Bridgwater and due to popular demand we are also in talks with a few gyms in Glastonbury. Hoping Pole Essence will be arriving there soon.

APRIL 2013
Tasters all organised, there will be a week of tasters w/c 15 April check out Free Tasters, or registar your interest here. A pole photo shoot has been organised for 26 May, a fun busy day with some fantastic photos!
The 1st May is National Pole Dance day, we have organised a Pole Jam to celebrate, everyone is welcome to come and play!
We are also very proud to announce we are now a part of the PDC (Pole Dance Community) and are Approved Instructors, so very exciting times ahead.

MARCH 2013
Wow lots happening! Lots of tasters in the pipe line for mid April, a pole photo shoot being orgaised for May. And already planning showcase!

JANUARY 2013
HAPPY NEW YEAR! We've all had a nice break over the festive season. Let our bodies recover from all the aches, pains & bruises from pole!!!
Lessons commence again on the 7th Jan. And lots of FREE taster planned for 14th-18th Jan in Bridgwater & Burnham-on-Sea.

DECEMBER 2012
Last lessons before Christmas will be w/c 17 Dec. We have made up a fun Christmas routine we will be teaching you in your last lesson! YAY!!!!! We have also been busy planning a social Pole Essence Christmas night in Bridgwater on the 21st December. All details can be found on our facebook page. All past, present and futuer students are more than welsome.
There will be lots of tasters happening in January in all of the venues. Hope to see you at one of them.
 
OCTOBER 2012
Wow, what a month, I don't know where to begin! We have welcomed a new pole instructor, Charlotte Acreman, to help take new classes. Charlotte has been learning pole fitness with Pole Essence for 3 years, so she is more than ready to step up to the challenge!
We have started a new class at Dancefit in Burnham-on-Sea and a new class at the Engine shed in Wells.
As well as all of that we had our annual showcase on the 27 October, what an amazing night that was. A big thank you to everybody that helped out with performing routines & helping out behind the scenes which made the night such a success. A big thank you to all the local business that supported us by donating fantastic prizes for our raffle & auction. We raised over £1000 for 2 great charities. Three representatives from BARB came to watch our showcase and all enjoyed the evening.
 
SEPTEMBER 2012
New Venue
Due to an increase in demand we will soon be holding free pole tasters at a new venue, the Engine Shed in Wells. Keep your eyes peeled for dates and times.
The charties for this years showcase have also been picked: Local charity - BARB, Burnham Area Rescue Boat and National charity - MSRC. Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre. Preparation is well under way for the showcase!
We also all attended and passed an Emergency First Aid course this month, we are now all first aid qualified.
 
JULY 2012
Exciting news!
This years showcase has been announced............. It will be held on the 27th October at the Oaktree Arena in Highbridge, the theme is Halloween Special, Monster Mash. More details will be announced nearer the time.
Due to a high demand we are holding tasters at Dancefit in Burnham-on sea on the  25th July and 27th July, classes to start begining of August
 
JUNE 2012
I want to say a big thank you to all the Pole Essence students for all the support they having given me while taking over Pole Essence.
NEW CLASS New classes are under way! There is a new beginners class starting 26th June at The Exchange in Bridgwater. We will also be in Glastonbury in the near future, watch this space!
 
MARCH 2012
BIG NEWS
NEWS.........Andi is moving to shires new............Lincolnshire! Her partner has a great new job opportunity and she will be following.
It is all very quick and sudden and we will be leaving on the 30th March.
Sam Smith will be taking over POLE ESSENCE from the 1st April with Charlie Higgs and Zoe Recardo continuing to instruct and assist Sam on her new task!!!!
Andi will still be helping Sam in the background for the foreseeable future but ultimately Andi has handed over the reins!
Please do not hesitate to contact regarding classes going forward or any other queries you may have, Andi has loved every minute running POLE ESSENCE and has every faith in Sam and the girls to take POLE ESSENCE to new heights!!!!
 
SEPTEMBER 2011 - JANUARY 2012
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SEPTEMBER 2011
POLE FAMILY PARTY
At the beginning of September, we held a Pole Party at the Basonbridge Inn near Highbridge. We had a great turn out, with lots of members inviting their family and friends along.
Photos will be uploaded soon.
FREE TASTERS
Throughout September the girls will be working hard with two whole weeks of tasters. Pop in see what we're about and have a go if you fancy. New classes will be starting in early October.
Thank you
A big thank you has to be said to all the Instructors who have been covering the fort whilst Andi has been away sunning herself. There's nothing like being thrown in the deep end and you girls have done fantastically.
An extra special Thank you to Instructor SAM SMITH who has been co-ordinating the Tasters and dealing with the Admin whilst Andi has been away.
AUGUST 2011
INSTRUCTOR TRAINING
In the next couple of weeks, you will be seeing the instructors wearing their NEW UNIFORM!! This is very exciting and will really help in lessons. Photos will be uploaded this week!
INSTRUCTOR TRAINING
Due to the continued high demand for classes, Andi will be training a further 5 girls over the coming months to eventually take on courses one - six. They are Charlotte, Claire, Zoe, Sarah and Kelly, the girls will be observing and helping out in some classes also over the coming months.
This will hopefully mean Andi can concentrate fully on taking Pole Essence in new, exciting directions whilst offering Somerset a premier pole fitness service.
Jo and Rachel will continue to head lessons in Glastonbury and Charlie and Sam in the Bridgwater/Burnham on Sea area.
NEW BEGINNERS COURSE
A new beginner's course will be starting on Wednesday 17th August 2011 at the DanceFit Studio in Burnham-on-Sea.
We have a few spaces remaining on the course, contact us now and find out how you can get fit with a fantastic new workout for the Summer!!!
Register your interest now here
NEW CLOTHING RANGE
Our new clothing range is going from strength to strength with nearly all Pole Essence students wearing an item or all the unifrom.
AllHoodies, T-shirt and Vest tops have the Purple logo on the back and Pole Essence on the front left breast.
Joggers, Bra Tops and shorts come with Pole Essence on the left breast/hip.
Allitems are Black.
The clothes range from £10 - £20, with bags and towels available from under £10. Photos will be on the website soon!
JULY 2011
GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS.
We would like to congratulate Harriet on her exciting news!!
 
Harriet has just had confirmed that she and her partner Mark, are expecting their first child early next year. This is fantastic news for Harriet and Mark, and Pole Essence says a BIG CONGRATULATIONS.
Harriet has also decided due to her time and energy being focused elsewhere, she will be taking an indefinite break from Pole Essence. 
We wish Harriet every success in the future and all the best with her impending arrival. There is no doubt Harriet will still be on the Pole Essence Radar but will be on a social basis until further notice.
Andi will be taking over all management duties of the business, with the support of Instructors - Jo, Rachel, Charlie and Sam. Pole Essence is taking this change as an opportunity to tweak our current sites with the option of expanding, training four more Instructors and offering a wider variety of classes from September.
Stay tuned!!
JUNE 2011
NEW INSTRUCTORS
The girls are now ready and trained!! Whoop! big Congratulations to Charlie and Sam who will be taking on Dancefit and The Exchange, and to Jo and Rachel who will be teaching at The Train Station. Over the next few weeks you may see Andi in the lessons, this is just for assessment reasons and giving the girls a helping hand.
MARCH 2011
INSTRUCTOR TRAINING
Due to the huge demand for classes, Andi and Harriet will be training a total of 5 girls over the coming months to eventually take on courses one - six. They are Jo, Rachel, Charlie, Sam and Charlotte, the girls will be observing and helping out in some classes also over the coming months.
This will hopefully mean Andi and Harriet can concentrate fully on taking Pole Essence in new, exciting directions whilst offering Somerset a premier pole fitness service.
NEW BEGINNERS COURSE
A new beginner's course will be starting on Wednesday 16th March 2011 at the DanceFit Studio in Burnham-on-Sea.
Tasters will be held on Wednesday 9th March at 8.20pm. Come along and find out how you can get fit with a fantastic new workout for the Spring!!!
Register your interest now here
FEBRUARY 2011
NEW CLOTHING RANGE
We have designed a new  clothing range to help make your pole fitness experience even more enjoyable.
All Hoodies, T-shirt and Vest tops have the Purple logo on the back and Pole Essence on the front left breast.
Joggers, Bra Tops and shorts come with Pole Essence on the left breast/hip.
Allitems are Black.
The clothes range from £10 - £20, with bags and towels available from under £10.
NEW BEGINNERS COURSE
A new beginner's course will be starting on the 28th February 2011 at the The Train Station Gym in Glastonbury.
Tasters will be held on Monday 14th February at 8.00pm. Come along and find out how you can get fit with a fantastic new workout for the Spring!!!
Register your interest now here
JANUARY 2011
NEW YEAR, NEW CLASSES
Happy New Year to all! We have new classes starting January in Burnham on Sea and Bridgwater. This year we hope to open up more classes and increase our charity work and events.
28.01.2011
This Friday we spent a fantastic Night with the Mark WI!
It was a fantastic night full of giggles and laughs!!
We had some fabulous girls demostrating, special thanks to Charlie, Zoe, Cynthia and Jenni who help Andi out loads!!
The girls did a question and answer session, demostration and then we got a few of the ladies up to have a go!!
Due to the interest we are hosting another two tasters for the WI next week!!Check out our
December 2010
CHRISTMAS
Pole Essence Breaks up for Christmas on the 17th December and Will be back with New Classes in February 2011. We would like to wish everyone a Fantastic Christmas and a very happy New Year. We look forward to seeing new and old faces in 2011 for some move Poletastic times!!!!
 
November 2010
SHOWCASE PHOTOS
A selection of photos from our extremely successful charity showcase which took place in October this year. For more check out our Events pages!!!
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November 2010
NEW BEGINNERS COURSE COMING SOON!
A new beginner's course will be starting in January 2011 at the DanceFit Studio in Burnham-on-Sea.
Tasters will be held on Tuesday 23rd November and Tuesday 14th December at 8.30pm. Come along and find out how you can get fit with a fantastic new workout in the New Year!!!
Details to follow soon but in the mean time please add yourself to the waiting list if you are interested in joining by contacting us through the form on the Contacts page.
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October 2010
NEW BEGINNERS COURSE COMING SOON!
A new beginner's course will be starting shortly in Glastonbury at the Trainstation Gym. Details to follow soon but in the mean time please add yourself to the waiting list if you are interested in joining by contacting us through the form on the Contacts page.
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October 2010
POLE ESSENCE CHARITY SHOWCASE
Pole Essence is delighted to announce that our recent Moulin Rouge! inspired showcase raised a fantastic £650 for our chosen charities, Help for Heroes and Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.
 
A huge thank you to everyone who took part, came to watch and donanted to these brilliant causes.
 
Special thanks to:
Abbey Moor Stadium Management, Glastonbury
Lockdown Security
Dave Bird Photography
Dilliway & Dilliway, Glastonbury
 
Photographs and videos to follow
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September 2010
NEW INSTRUCTORS
Andi and Harriet are very pleased to welcome our two newest instructors, Jo and Rachel who will be teaching Beginners Pole Fitness at the Trainstation Gym in Glastonbury.
 
Jo and Rachel are former students who have been learning with Pole Essence for over a year and have now progressed to instructor level. They look forward to meeting you at a Taster session soon!
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