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Chinese Pole is a vertical fixed rigged pole with a rubber coating. The performer uses the friction and counter force positions to ascend, descend and move around the pole. More advanced tricks include dynamic grip release drops and inversions.
The Chinese pole is suitable for all levels to start with beginner level. As strength in basic climbs and positions are developed more advanced transitions can be introduced. The performer will normally wear full non elastane clothing which works with rubber coating of the pole, including light plimsolls or flexible climbing shoes.
We do not have any Chinese Pole programme currently on offer. Please see our private coaching for more options.
Introduction Classes are also available on Wednesday evenings from 8pm - 9.30pm. Please see our Introduction Class page for the upcoming schedule of classes.
Chinese Pole Introduction Class coming up on April 20th!
To get more information about upcoming classes please contact us.
The circus factory is such a fantastic place with amazing tutors. There is never any pressure to go higher or do anything I'm uncomfortable with but I still always find myself pushing my boundaries from the support and enthusiasm of Brenda and the students. Couldn't ask for a better environment to see what I'm capable of or better people to share a passion with.
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The Circus factory is like a big playground where creative people play and work with each other and learn from one another. Exploring new movements is one of the most beautiful ways to entertain your inner child.
The equipment in CF is always improved/ updated and above all when it comes to aerial rigging/equipment it's regulated & safe. Knowing you can train on apparatus that is rigged well and checked regularly means a lot”
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“Circus Factory has been an amazing organisation and community to get to know. By learning skills I never thought I could manage, It has helped me develop confidence not just as an artist but in my everyday life as well”,
Circus Factory has professionally installed aerial rigging and all equipment and hardware undergoes regular inspection. All equipment is rigged at a low accessible level with professional landing mats mandatory for practice training. Our aerial Coaches are experienced aerial artists and have a high level of previous teaching experience. All classes are conducted with Covid 19 protocols in place.