Pole Fabric

The Spin City Pole Fabric Instructor Course will teach you how to effectively use the pole fabric clamp system to support and adapt existing moves and will expand your repertoire to include a range of fabric specific techniques.

Online Course Cost: £175

Questions about the course? Click on the headings below for more information, or contact us.

Course requirements AND PRE-REQUISITES

You will need:

  • to hold a Spin City Beginners Pole Fitness Instructor Course certificate, or equivalent certificate
  • access to the internet via a PC, laptop, or mobile device
  • access to at least 1 pole and pole fabric clamp system, with the ability to set the pole to spin
  • a minimum of 2 hours’ study/training time per week (to complete the course within the 1-year deadline)
  • a device to film videos on (mobile phones are allowed)

Course Moves List

  • Split Fabric Spins
    • with legs on the pole
    • with legs off the pole
    • holding the pole
    • using Snake Grip
  • Hitch Spins
    • with a high hitch
    • with a mid-height hitch
    • with a low hitch
  • Split Fabric Inverts
    • Seated Series
    • Bow and Arrow
    • Pencil
    • Crab
    • Reiko Splits
    • Layback Splits
    • Shoulder Mount Series
  • Inverting Between the Fabric and the Pole
    • Pike, Straddle, Ball, Pencil
    • Splits Series
    • Gemini/Scorpio Series
    • Superman and Seated Dismounts
  • Cross Back/Crucifix Grip
    • Cradle
    • Crucifix
    • Seated Series
  • Single Fabric Inverts
    • Crucifix
    • Thigh Hold Push Out
    • Crucifix to Superman
  • Snake Grip Inverts
  • Hitch Inverts
    • Back Balance Series
    • Standing Series
    • Hitch Invert Variations


This course has two main parts to the assessment; a theory assessment and a short video to show your technical ability.

Theory AssessmentPractical Assessment
Answer theory questions related to each unit of the course. Questions are multiple choice, or short answers.
Film yourself performing a continuous combination of 5 moves from the pole fabric course.
You will have 1 year from the date you are enrolled onto the course to complete the online study and assessment.


The theory section of this course will teach you the basic rules of working with a fabric clamp, fabric terminology and safe grip variations, how to adapt existing pole moves from your syllabus onto fabric, different methods of class planning and fabric specific health and safety. The practical section of this course will cover over a huge variety of techniques, from adaptations on standard pole moves to new moves created by the addition of the fabric, to combining these into combinations, sequences and choreography. We will finish with different ways to incorporate conditioning exercises into your pole fabric classes to create cross-training options for your students.


As a starting point, we will introduce you to the basics of using a pole fabric clamp system. This ranges from understanding the nature of the fabric and how it is inherently different from the pole to correct shoulder positioning and the importance of safety over aesthetics. We will cover height of clamp, momentum and lifting, body position, progression and the basic hand grips.


Our second unit is the main body of this course. We will cover over 50 different move variations: some from classical pole moves, some classically performed on fabric and some fusing the two disciplines. Each move will be detailed with teaching points, safety points, progressions, regressions, and common problems.


Unit 3 is where we will teach you how to analyse your current pole syllabus to consider which moves can transfer over onto fabric by following our 12-stage strategy.


In unit 4, we will give you a range of different formats in which to structure your individual classes. We will discuss how to build your syllabus using a system of safe progression and the benefits of incorporating conditioning and combinations in to your lesson structure.


To demonstrate successful pole fabric choreography, we will teach you a sample routine combining classical pole moves with new techniques and effective transitions. Within this unit, we will also discuss how to create your own pole fabric choreography toolbox full of possible links and transitions.


Health and safety is fundamental to effective pole fabric classes. In this unit, we will look at key health and safety concepts such as public liability insurance and risk assessments. We will also cover specific fabric health and safety considerations, such as clothing, hand care and equipment care.

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