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Social Distancing Special during COVID-19: We are offering only private pole lessons at this time, for you or for you and up to three others in your social-distancing bubble.
Our schedule is fully customizable to your schedule!
Text Diane at 719-233-8982 to schedule your lesson and to arrange payment.
Or use the button to prepay, then text Diane to schedule your lesson!
Hi! I’m Diane Martin, owner of South Springs Pole, and I’d like to tell you about my journey with pole fitness. I took my first pole lesson in 2008. Pole was brand-new in Colorado Springs back then, and I had never known anyone who had done it; I just went out on a limb and signed up for an intro lesson. I was not in shape—in fact, I had never really been in shape—and I was a bit older than most of the other students in my class. In spite of all that, I fell in love with pole on my first spin. I smiled from ear to ear, and for the next few days, I felt like a kid with a secret: I was so excited about my new hobby!
I stuck with it, and a couple of years later, I started teaching lessons on my pole in my living room. It didn’t take long to realize that I needed more space, so I found a location to open a "real" studio. That was a success for several years, but now it's time to come home again. A while back, my husband renovated half of the lower level of our home into a cozy studio with five poles, and in November we reopened our basement studio, to provide basic and intermediate pole instruction. And I am excited to have added Kathy Prichard to my instructor staff!
Our first love in pole is teaching the basics. We love teaching the basics of dance, counting music, and routines for each level in our curriculum. And we fully expect some students who are more advanced than we are to find their pole home here too. We have five beautiful brass spin/static poles, so even when this time of social distancing ends, our class sizes are small and personal: a maximum of four students except for pole parties.
We at South Springs Pole welcome anyone, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation/expression, or skill level. We are here to help you move forward in your pole life, so please check out what we have to offer. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Our new schedule is customizable to your needs, so please call, text, message, or email us with questions. We look forward to journeying in pole with you!
At South Springs Pole, you'll get not just the "what," but also the "how" and the "why" of every pole move. You'll get suggestions like "shift your weight to the other foot" and "put your outside hand on top" and "watch what my feet do here," to make pole accessible. One of our mottos is "Can't isn't a word here unless it's followed by yet." Diane is trained and certified to teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced students; Kathy is trained and certified to teach beginning students. Both are certified through PoleMoves, a premier member of the Pole Fitness Alliance, and the most trusted source for pole fitness professionals. PoleMoves focuses on the basics: techniques and safety; so our students gain a solid understanding of the finer points of any pole move. Because of our training and our commitment to helping you succeed, we provide patient, attentive instruction that ensures you'll leave every class with at least one "I did it!" moment. You can do it! Come and see!
Short shorts and a tank top or crop top are best. No lotion, please, except Corn Huskers or commercial pole grip aids. You need exposed skin to grip the pole, but we understand if you're a little modest at first! Please, no rings or bracelets, as they can cause blisters and scratch the poles.
When you arrive, please pull right up onto the gravel on the front or side of the house (in what would be our front or side yard if it wasn't parking spaces). Please don't park on the street unless all of our off-street parking spaces are full. (You'll block others from being able to park off-street.) When you've parked, just come right in and downstairs; no need to knock or ring the doorbell. We're expecting you!
Due to Covid restrictions, we're not offering open group classes right now. See below for details on private or semi-private lessons.
In our private lessons, it will be just you and your instructor, or you and your guests who are in your social bubble and your instructor. Private lessons are 60 minutes long, but we may go longer than that if everyone has time. Right now, one private lesson costs $20. Right now, you can bring one, two, or three guests for (are you ready for this?) $30 for ALL OF YOU! Get it now, because this deal definitely won't last forever!
Because of Covid restrictions and the size of our studio, we are limited to a max of four guests to help you celebrate a birthday or other special occasion. For your 90-minute event, we'll provide an instructor who will teach you basic pole skills and a flirty routine, and table space in case you want to bring food and/or beverages (adult beverages are okay). We'll give you extra time to decorate too, if you want, up to two hours for setup, party, and cleanup. You get all this for $60.