JUSTINE MCLUCAS – FOUNDER
Justine opened the first Ecole de Pole® in London in Jan 2010, combining a career in investment banking and as a professional ballerina into a new aerial adventure! She found Pole Dance in 2007 and that was it – it became a new passion and her new career – performing, instructing, designing pole wear and creating a studio where she could spread the word of pole and bring this life changing art and form of fitness to as many people as possible! Justine returned to her home country Australia after 10 years in London and continues to freelance as an instructor and teacher trainer, judge and giving workshops all over Aus and around the globe.
Justine tied for 1st place on points at Miss Pole Dance UK 2011, was a World Pole Sports Semi Finalist in Budapest 2011 and ranked in the World’s Top 25 at the 2012 International Pole Championships (IPC), has been nominated for Instructor of the Year at IPC 2 years running, and has performed in the prestigious ‘Gravity’ show Mexico, and the Pole Convention ‘Showcase of the Stars’ in the USA as well as Australia’s Pole Reflections Show. She also made it to the TOP 34 of the UK’s Sky 1 GOT TO DANCE in 2012.
Her biggest ventures are now the EAT SLEEP POLE RETREAT – Pole Camps, across different countries throughout the year in Asia and Europe (including annually in Thailand) and imparting her experience as a poler and performer to other aspiring pole dancers through workshops and the Ecole de Pole® accredited INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSES – with a mission to spread the pole love around the world – and bring you Ecole de Pole’s fantastic syllabus and high standard of training throughout the world!
POLE & AERIAL FITNESS
Discover Pole Dancing & Aerial Fitness Classes at École de Pole® (London, UK and Cleveland, USA).
Our syllabus was designed by champion poler Justine McLucas and is taught at all our locations, plus we have more super fun classes on our timetables such as Contortion, Aerial Silks, Hoop, Sexy Choreo, Yoga & Buti Yoga, Chair Dance, Handstands and Twerk lessons!
Our studios are all decked out with the latest equipment, X-Poles (40 & 45mm), chrome & brass, gymnastic wall bars, dance floors & full length mirrors. EDP creates a welcoming atmosphere for you to train in beautiful studios with friendly faces to guide you along the way to your pole & aerial goals!
So come improve your fitness & confidence, tone up, increase flexibility, gain upper body & core strength, all whilst having fun exploring these amazing forms of movement and fitness!
EXCELLENCE IN INSTRUCTION
Our Instructors are highly qualified and come from professional Dance, Gymnastics & Fitness backgrounds.
Our Instructor Training courses are available to the public, accredited by ACE (American Council on Exercise) and Fitness Australia. So if your dream is to become a Pole Dance Instructor, start your journey with Ecole de Pole’s MASTER Training series! Host one of our talented presenters at your studio, anywhere in Australia or the USA – or complete your certification online through our web based learning portal.