Hello everyone! Welcome to KCL Pole's KCLSU Page!
We'll constantly update this page with important information on membership, freshers events, classes, etc. as we receive information from KCLSU, King's Sport and our partner studios. Please read on for more info on freshers & new members, returning members, membership, an introduction to KCL Pole and what's in store for 2020/21.
*NEW* KCLSU Welcome Fair
Meet us on the KCLSU attendify welcome app from 24/09 - 26/09. Also, stay tuned for our live pole performances on the 25th of September from 2.30pm - 2.45pm to see what you can achieve if you pick up pole!
*NEW* Upcoming Taster Sessions and Socials!
We will be hosting taster session and socials (both in person and online) in the week following the welcome fair. Stay tuned to our Instagram or sign up to our newsletter (link below) to stay updated on the details and how to sign-up.
*NEW* Pole Classes at London Dance Academy (LDA)
We are finalising our pole class timetable with LDA! Class bundles will be listed for purchase on this page in the coming week or two. To join our classes, purchase our membership and class bundles when they are for sale.
Freshers and New Members
**As the landscape is constantly changing due to COVID-19 please sign up for our newsletter here to ensure you stay as up to date with our events and classes as possible - https://forms.gle/uMZ6AVssAX7n4JoB8**
Whether or not you've never done any sport or dance or came from the circus, we are beyond excited that you are thinking of joining us at KCL Pole! While we most certainly want to bring in-person pole classes to you in semester 1, we understand that not all of you will be able to join us. We will do our best to bring virtual off-the-pole sessions, showcases and socials to you over zoom so that you still feel like you are with us.
Welcome back! We are doing our best to bring back the classes, open pole session and socials you love (safely) from Sept/Oct and we can't wait to see you again. For those who have graduated but aren't ready to leave us just yet, please purchase the associate membership to keep enjoying what we have to offer! We miss everyone so much and can't wait to see you all again soon.
We understand that this is an unprecedented time and not all of you will be able to join us in-person for semester 1 but still want you to feel as included as possible. For those who will be with us in London, get our standard membership (£30) to enjoy all our in-person (and virtual if you'd like) classes and events! For those who won't be in London, please still join us through our online membership (£15) in semester 1. It may be difficult to deliver pole classes online (as you'd need a pole) but you'll still have a range of activities to choose from! When you get to London, you will be able to purchase a top-up (£15) to get access to in-person classes. Note that on top of any membership, you will be required to purchase sports insurance (£4).
Upon purchasing your membership, join our 2020/21 Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/986433551796505/
Introduction to KCL Pole
In non-COVID-19 times, we offer:
Weekly Pole classes at London Dance Academy - Level 1 (complete beginner) to Level 4 (Advanced) at a heavily discounted price
Open Pole Sessions at Guy's Campus - Free sessions to try out pole moves and hang with all the great people here at KCL Pole
Off-the-pole classes at Guy's & Strand Campus - Work on things like hand-balancing and strength and flexibility and greatly improve your on-the-pole skills at the same time!
A wide range of socials - from nights out at The Vault to dinner socials to costume design sessions
Trips - Summer tour and other short trips for competitions or pole shows (we've been to Paris, Brighton & Budapest over the last 2 years!)
Competitions - We take part in a variety of London-wide, regional and national competitions. Did we mention that we are 2x Regional Champions and 3x KCL vs UCL Varsity Champions? Quite a feat given that we've only been around for 5 years!
Showcases - We have a range of showcases from small-scale club-only ones to help our members boost confidence to large-scale charity showcases, giving you plenty of opportunities to showcase your routines no matter your level.
Since COVID-19 hit, we've managed to stay connected virtually and here's just some of the thing's we've done over Zoom:
Virtual off-the-pole classes - Regular stretching and conditioning classes to make sure we're all on top of our game during the quarantine!
Virtual "open pole" sessions - A free training session where we gather virtually and work on whatever we want to work, ask for advice and ideas from each other and just catch-up!
Virtual Charity Showcase - Our Social Secs and Showcase Manager organised a virtual pole showcase in support of Black Lives Matter and invited our friends at Imperial Pole to join us. We had a great night of performances while giving back to our community!
Virtual Pride Quiz Night - At KCL Pole we welcome members from all backgrounds and walks of life, our very own Social Sec, Ria, held a very educational Pride quiz night for us, helping us be more informed and inclusive while having fun at the same time.
KCL Pole '20/21
We are constantly adapting with the situation so please check this page and our social media regularly for updates.
Thank you for reading and for being patient as we sort all the details out for the year in these unprecedented times. Nevertheless, we are beyond excited to meet all of you. We look forward to introducing you to this wonderful sport and art form and including you in this loving and supportive Pole community at King's and beyond. Until then, if you have any questions or concerns at all, please reach us through our Instagram page (@kclpole), Facebook page or email (email@example.com).
Jessica Glazov, President
On behalf of the KCL Pole 2020/21 Committee