Glow Showcase 2024

Glow is The Pole Room’s signature Student Showcase event that provides YOU the opportunity to perform on stage without the pressure of a competition!

Each group performance at Glow is the product of 8 fun-filled, intensive weeks of training under the expertise of our skilled instructor team. Students learn a choreography routine filled with dance moves and pole tricks with up to 10 students. At the end of the 8 week course participants have the opportunity to perform the Glow Showcase in front of a live audience of up to 400 spectators. Glow 2024 is scheduled to be held at the Karralyka Theatre in Ringwood on Saturday May 4th. 

Glow routines are designed with YOU in mind. Instructors create a creative masterpiece in their own signature style; designing choreography that showcases each individual’s strengths and ensure you’ll feel confident taking the stage. 

Glow has been created by The Pole Room to challenge YOU to take your pole and aerial skills to the stage and perform in a fun and supportive environment with your fellow tribe members.

Glow 2022 Performers

Course bookings close 5pm Friday 1st March.
Spots are limited, and are sure to book out so get in early to avoid disappointment.

8 Week Glow Course Inclusions:

  • 8 x 90-minute sessions run over 8 weeks with an expert instructor at the studio
  • Dress rehearsal pre-performance at Karralyka Theatre
  • Professional photography with DanceFlicks
  • 4K video of your routine as a keepsake of your hard work
  • Snacks and drinks backstage
  • Backstage entry and dressing rooms to prepare
  • Smoke, Low Fog & Haze Machines
  • HD Theatre Projector and multi directional floor lighting
  • Front of House Venue Supervisor
  • Technician staff to help with lighting across the stage and throughout your performance.

Costumes, make up and tickets to the show are at extra cost. Early bird ticket pricing will be released to Glow participants ahead of the general public. All participants must hold active membership at a TPR studio – Mitcham, Kilsyth, Highett or CBD.

Glow 2024 courses cost totals $390 with payment options such as ZipPay and AfterPay available. 

**When a course is full the Sign Up button will disappear from the course list.

Glow Terms & Conditions can be viewed here

Level Guidelines:

  1. Beg+ – Beginner students and above.
  2. Inter+ -Intermediate 1 and above students. Must be able to climb to top of pole, invert to straddle, inside & outside leg hang
  3. Adv+  Advanced and above students. Must be able to aerial invert and shoulder mount from floor
Q: I’m in Beginner Level 1, can I join a Glow course?

A: As long as the course is Beg + you can absolutely join it!

Q: Do you have a detailed description of the performance courses before I book?
The name in addition to the instructor hosting the course will generally indicate the theme and style of the course.  If you need any additional information, chat to the instructor running the course or the Studio Manager.
Q: What’s NOT included in the costs?
The purchase does not include tickets for the show. Tickets will be sold separately and closer to the date. Performers will be required to purchase a costume and makeup for the show based on the instructors requirements. We will make all efforts to ensure the costume and makeup is affordable and plenty of notice is given.
Q: Dancing isn’t my strength, can I join a Glow course?
A: Don’t worry if you feel dancing isn’t your forte  – your instructor will work with you to showcase your strengths
Q: What happens if I’m away for a week and I can’t make a session?
A: In most cases your instructor will be able to catch you up on the content, however you must talk the instructor or studio manager and we’ll confirm prior to you enrolling.
Q: Where is Glow held?
A: The Glow showcase will be held at Karralyka Theatre on May 4 at 7pm.

From Bullied To Built-Up – Lauren’s Story

Lauren speaks about how The Pole Room family and Pole rekindled her love of dance

Lauren’s love for dance had dwindled to the point where she no longer enjoyed what had previously been a great passion. The 23-year-old had been dancing at a toxic school, for most of her life before discovering aerial fitness – both Lyra and Pole dancing. “Pole honestly saved me, gave me confidence, showed me love and gave me a whole new life. Pole helped restore my love of health and fitness because it really doesn’t feel like exercise.” she said.

Before finding The Pole Room, the young dancer felt like she hit rock bottom. “Even when I started going to the gym I felt judged. I didn’t feel confident. I felt weak, fat and out of place. I hated that. Because of all this happening around me on a constant basis, I eventually got such a negative association with fitness”. It was after Lauren travelled overseas, she decided she needed a new challenge. That’s when she decided to look into The Pole Room studio in Kilsyth, which she had driven past so many times. “I thought, maybe this could be fun,” she said.

The young dancer tried lyra – aerial hoops – which she instantly loved. “I thought this studio is going to be the same, I’m going to hate it. But that was not the case,” she said.
“I looked forward to going back to the studio each week. I felt so included, which I wasn’t used to.” Soon, Lauren decided to try out pole dancing. “After being encouraged by numerous new friends and a few teachers, I decided to start pole,” she said. “I didn’t feel 100 per cent confident for months. It took a lot for me to get the courage to wear booty shorts and just a crop.

“But everyone was amazing. I didn’t feel judged, get evil looks or anything. I was being loved and supported. It was amazing”. What went from one class a week, turned into three, which turned into five and soon Lauren was at the studio almost every day. “I’ve gained so much strength without even knowing,” she said. “I look forward to exercising, I look forward to going to pole each day, every week.” “Pole even gave me the courage to compete in Shine – the studio competition – and most recently I performed a solo dance, which I thought was never possible.”

Preparing for a Pole Dance Competition

Competitions are hard. I’ll say that again. Competition are hard!

They take a huge toll on you financially, mentally and physically. But are they worth it? Hell yes! Taking to the stage and brining your ideas to life in front of a crowd is one of the most amazing, terrifying, and liberatingly addictive experiences. For those new to the competition scene, here are a few of my top tips for getting competition ready.

Every competition is different. They have different criteria, different stage dimensions, number of poles, distance between poles, costume and music requirements, the list is endless! Get as much information from the competition organisers as you can before you start choreographing. If you’re unsure of something, just ask! Can you imaging creating the perfect 3-and-a-half-minute routine, only to find out they’re going to cut your music at 3 minutes! Preparation is key.

Pick your song, costume and theme early, and have a back up plan just in case. Most competitions wont let two competitors dance to the same song, so it’s a good idea to have something in mind before you apply, then get in early to secure your song choice. If you’ve ever been to a Pole Competition, you’ve probably noticed the most memorable routines have a solid theme which is carried throughout by the song, costume and the choreography. While it can be tempting to dance to a song you absolutely love, it will pay to delve a little deeper and develop a character to portray on stage.

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