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Advanced Pole Fitness

The Spin City Advanced Pole Fitness Instructor Course will cover the highest level of instruction in pole fitness, exploring arms only techniques and an introduction to handsprings and dynamic movement. 

Please note – a minimum ceiling height of 3.5 metres is recommended to enable you to complete some of the practical elements contained within this course.



Questions about the course? Click on the headings below for more information, or contact us if you have any questions about pre-requisites or suitability for your needs.

Course requirements and pre-requisites

You will need:

  • to meet the minimum age requirement of 18 years or older
  • to hold a Spin City Intermediate Pole Fitness Instructor Course certificate, or equivalent certificate
  • a minimum of 3 years’ pole fitness experience (recommended)
  • access to the internet via a PC, laptop, or mobile device
  • access to at least 1 static pole, safely mounted in an appropriate training environment (a ceiling height of 3.5 metres is recommended for this course)
  • 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)
  • at least 1 student of a suitable ability level for the teaching assessment (aged 18 or older).

Course units

You’ll find the theory side of the advanced training course in the first three units. Our advanced teaching and coaching unit looks at how your role as an instructor will develop as students become more independent learners. We’ll also look at health and safety considerations when working with advanced level classes.

The practical elements of this course will concentrate on three different elements of advanced training:

  • Advanced pole moves
  • Handsprings
  • Dynamic movement

Advanced pole units:

  1. Introduction to advanced pole fitness instruction
  2. Advanced teaching and coaching
  3. Health and safety at advanced level
  4. Advanced pole inverts, poses and transitions
  5. Arms-only skills
  6. Handsprings
  7. Dynamic movement
  8. Combinations and sequences at advanced level Strength and conditioning at advanced level

Course move list


  • Shoulder mountprogressions
    • Straddle
    • Superhold
    • Jacknife
  • Aerial shoulder mount
  • Eros
  • Brass monkey to flag
  • Flag invert
  • Allegra
  • Jade
  • Dragons tail
  • Recliner invert
  • Aerial advanced jamilla
  • Advanced jamilla to extended butterfly


  • Arms-only prep position recap – flower, inverted D and extended butterfly
  • Ayesha – split grip, elbow grip, twisted grip, and cup grip
  • Straight Edge – split grip, elbow grip, twisted grip, and cup grip
  • Jacknife – split grip, elbow grip, twisted grip, and cup grip


  • Split grip handspring
  • Twisted grip handspring
  • Cup grip handspring
  • Reverse entry split grip handspring
  • Reverse entry cup grip handspring


  • Spin and snap
  • Shoulder mount walk and bounce
  • Shoulder roll seated and standing
  • Holly drop
  • Vixen roll

Course assessment

This course has two main parts to the assessment; a theory assessment and a practical assessment.

Theory AssessmentPractical Assessment
Answer theory questions related to each unit of the course. Questions are multiple choice, or short answers.Practical demonstration. Perform a continuous sequence of five moves from the pole syllabus.
Core moves technique and execution. Perform each of the core course moves with correct technique, demonstrating level-appropriate entries and exits.
Teaching demonstration. Teach three individual moves (one each from units 4 & 5 and one from units 6 or 7) to at least one student of a suitable ability level. 
Online learners will have 1 year from the date you enrol onto the course to complete the online study and assessment.
Face-to-face learners will have the opportunity to complete their assessment within the course weekend.

Spin City are dedicated to ensuring the assessment process is accessible to learners that meet the training course enrolment criteria. If you have a learning need, there will be a place to declare this on your enrolment form. We are also able to offer a limited selection of reasonable adjustments where individuals may find particular practical elements prohibitive. Please contact our mentoring team for more information relevant to your individual circumstances.

Core moves

Compulsory moves required for technical assessment

  1. Shoulder mount variation
  2. Eros
  3. Allegra or jade
  4. Recliner invert or dragons tail
  5. Advanced jamilla to extended butterfly
  6. Arms-only grip 1 – any grip, any position
  7. Arms-only grip 2 – alternative grip, any position
  8. Handspring – any grip
  9. Dynamic movement – roll or drop
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