Pole Catz Australia offers pole dance classes, burlesque, lap dancing courses and fitness classes (fly gym, tacfit etc.) in Gold Coast, Tweed Heads and Bryon Bay.

Instructors

Instructors

Shayla Bartlett

Tweed Heads Owner/Instructor
Location: Tweed Heads Studio
Star Sign: Scorpio
Teaching/specialities: Beginner–Advanced Pole & Lap Dance

Likes: Traveling, dancing and being among friends
Dislikes: Study and winter.

Favourite Song to Pole Dance to: It changes quite often but either fast and crazy or slow and sexy.

Favourite Pole Trick:
Handsprings & drops are my go to freestyle tricks however i love anything that flows well in a routine or looks great in photos.

Background/Experience:
I have been dancing for over 16 years in many different styles, such as hip hop, jazz, belly dance, aerial silks, Zumba, burlesque, lap dance, Twerk and of course Pole which i started teaching in 2011 and have owned Pole Catz Tweed Heads since 2012.

Why do you love to Pole Dance/Teach:
I LOVE teaching dance because I get witness first hand these ladies progress week after week becoming the sexy, confident bad-asses they were always meant to be!!

Tips for your Students to bring out their Feline Prowess:
Just come along have fun and you’ll be swinging around those street signs in no time 🙂

Debbie Carlson

Location: Tweed Heads Studio
Star Sign: Leo
Teaching/specialities: Beginner/ Intermediate

Likes: Pole Fitness and Water Skiing
Dislikes: Snakes

Favourite song to dance to: Anything that’s slow and contemporary style

Favourite Pole Trick:
The Miracle it’s a levitation trick also whatever I may have just mastered.
I love moves that are unusual and unique that make people think “How is she doing that?!”
If there is a different way to approach a move you can be sure that’s the way I will do it.

Background/Experience:
I have been doing pole since 2011 and teaching since 2014. I also love Circus Arts Which have been doing since 2004. I have also had 10 years of competitive water skiing.

Why do I love to teach pole:
It’s an excellent way to keep fit and is not boring. I love watching the students achieve things they never thought they were capable of achieving.

Tips for your students to bring out their Feline Prowess: Just be yourself relax and have a good time, it’s challenging but rewarding it doesn’t matter what age you are just have fun and the rest will come.

Laurynn Gorton

Location: Tweed Heads Studio
Star Sign: Scorpio
Teaching/specialities: Beginner/ Intermediate

Likes: Spending time with friends, Dancing & Performing
Dislikes: Preparing for competitions

Favourite song to dance to: It changes frequently, mostly anything on the pop charts

Favourite pole trick:
Iron X and Handspring or anything on spin pole

Background Experience:
I’ve always loved to dance but never had any formal training as a child. Just before I finished my schooling I began to instruct Zumba classes, which I LOVED!

Why do you love to teach:
There is no greater feeling than watching your students blossom and grow into confident amazing dancers. Plus, we always have so much fun in class.

Tips for your Students to bring out their Feline Prowess:
Don’t focus on what everyone else is doing and more importantly don’t try and train above the level you are at. Everyone progresses at a different pace so don’t be too hard on yourself if you’re taking longer to learn something. And.. warm up your shoulders!!!

Megan Hunter

Location: Tweed Heads Studio
Star Sign: Aquarious
Teaching/specialities: Twerk

Likes: Pole dancing, playing water polo, spending time with friends and family, girls night out and going to the beach
Dislikes: Any word or sentence with ‘moist’ in it

Favourite Song to Pole Dance to: When I’m at home I usually dance to anything in the 90’s hip hop genre, mostly Biggie Smalls.

Favourite Twerk Trick: Pop/Drops

Background/Experience:
I first walked into the Pole Catz studio in 2014 with absolutely zero dance experience. I started off with pole and soon fell in love with the studio, sport and most importantly, the girls. I was first introduced to twerk by the beautiful Kristina in a twerkshop and loved it!!! I started taking twerk classes when they started up at the studio and took over as instructor when Sarah had to leave in 2016.

Why do you love to Pole Dance/Teach:
I love seeing new girls walk through the door and seeing how quickly they learn how to pop, drop and even isolate their butt muscles! Anyone can twerk and it doesn’t take long and it’s soooooo much fun!

Tips for your Students to bring out their Feline Prowess:
Pole Catz is a place free of judgement so be confident in what you have and shake what yo mumma gave ya 😂

Ayesha Cree

Location: Tweed Heads Studio
Star sign: Aries
Teaching/specialities: Sexy Flow

Likes: booty shaking, almost all genres of music, pole dancing, the beach and dogs.

Dislikes: Celery & photos of my face

Favourite song to dance to: Muse by OCAD

Background/experience: When I was younger I dabbled in a few different styles of dancing, nothing really stuck. I used to do a lot of yoga. Then in 2015 I started going to Pole Catz Tweed Studio and fell in love with pole, lap and twerk. I felt accepted and welcomed instantly. I especially loved twerk because of how fun and freeing it is.

Why do you love to dance/teach: I love dancing for many reason but mainly because of how much confidence it has given especially with my body. I am always excited to see my students grow into confident booty shakers, going from full length tights to the tiniest booty shorts just like I did.

Tips for your students to bring out their feline prowess: Don’t worry about who’s watching, own what you’ve got and do what makes you feel sexy.

Dee Boak

Location: Tweed Heads Studio
Star Sign: Scorpio
Teaching/Specialities: Burlesque

Likes: Dancing, singing, bike riding, Hanging out with friends
Dislikes: Early mornings, grumpy people and any food that is green.

Favorite Song to Dance to: Dirty, Christina Aguilera
Background/Experience:
I have been dancing on and off since I was 8 years old doing different types of dance such as jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary, funk, pole and burlesque

Why do you love to Dance/Teach: I love to dance because it makes me feel empowered, my body automatically moves to the beat of the music and its a great way for me to express how I feel on the inside. I love teaching dance because I get to be apart of someone else’s journey from beginning to end and see the transformation of a person confidence.

Tips for your Students to bring out their Feline Prowess:
Leave your inhibitions at the door and come and get your sexy on.

Sarah Madden

Location: Tweed Heads Studio
Star Sign: Aquarius
Teaching/specialities: Beginner Pole

Likes: Dancing, coffee, time with friends, summer, adventures with my children
Dislikes: cows, mornings

Favourite song to dance to: Any thing loud

Favourite pole trick:
Strength moves, hand spring, iron x, human flag

Background Experience:
I have done dancing and gymnastics on and off my whole life. I started at Pole cats in 2014 and have never looked back

Why do you love to teach:
I love seeing the excitement and enthusiasm as students succeed and achieve their goals. Watching students learn to move their bodies, grow stronger and more confident is absolutely incredible. Being a part of somebody’s journey is an amazing feeling.

Tips for your Students to bring out their Feline Prowess:
Enjoy the journey and take your time. Each student will progress in their own time, it’s not a race. Always train both sides and remember to stretch. Hold your head high when you dance (even if you’re a little scared) you’re amazing so have fun and let that goddess shine.