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Shirley Pole Dancing
Pole Dancing


Aerial Arts

Your Timetable


6:30pm Beginners
7:45pm Mixed Ability


1:00pm mixed ability
6:30pm Mixed Ability
7:45pm mixed ability


6.30pm intermediate Pole Flow
7:45pm Beginner pole flow


6:00pm mixed ability


6:30pm beginners
7:45pm mixed ability


6:00pm Mixed Ability



6:30pm Beginners

7:45pm Mixed Ability


6:00pm mixed ability

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Our story

Vertical Joy is Gainsborough’s only pole dance and aerial arts studio boasting newly refurbished facilities and state of the art equipment. If you have ever fancied trying pole or aerial then this is the place to come.

Take a look at what our fantastic students have been getting up to in classes to date! Vertical Joy are always eager to turn pole virgins into pole addicts. The team of instructors recognise the confidence and self-esteem issues attached to stepping into a pole class for the first time. You will only ever find a supportive, friendly and understanding environment within which to train and challenge yourself as you grow in confidence and experience. If you are still not sure about giving pole a go then read our beginner’s guide, located on the pole dancing timetable page, put together by students for those wanting a little reassurance about what they are stepping into.

If you would like to look at competing in championships around the country then Vertical can assist you to that end. We also host workshops throughout the year with the world’s best so that students can try different styles and progress in key areas with the right tuition.

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Established 2014 with this slinky, flowing logo.

Our Senior Instructors

sarah myers pole school owner

Sarah Myers

“My passion is empowering people so they have the confidence to dance like nobody is watching”

Our studio owner and senior pole instructor, Sarah is a certified spin city intermediate pole instructor and level 3 personal trainer. She has over 16 years of experience in pole dancing, over 6 years of experience in aerial arts, and is a qualified yoga and stretch instructor.

katie von shambles aerial arts instructor

Katie Von Shambles

Our beloved aerial arts guest instructor. She pops in to deliver hoop conditioning that none can rival and remind us what we are made of.

Katie is a Certified Spin City Intermediate Hoop Instructor & Beginner Pole Instructor as well as a level 3 Personal Trainer. She has a Circus Fit Diploma in Trapeze, Silks, Hammock, Net, and Hoop, over 8 years of experience in Pole Dance & 9 years of experience in Aerial Arts. She is also a super busy qualified beautician and business owner which is why we don’t see as much of her as we would like to.

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A little bit of useful background on our cherished studio and the people who have contributed to it over the years and whom we adore.