Available Classes

Down the rabbit hole we go.

Beginner

Beginner

“BEGIN at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then STOP”.

All new Mad Hatters will start in this class. In this class you will learn the fundamentals of pole including, basic grips, spins, tricks and floorwork fit for a queen. Mastering the basics is so important for the correct development of muscle strength and movement, to help you progress through the pole levels. No previous flexibility, dance or strength skills are needed. Just come and have fun.

Level: Beginner Age: 14+

Progressive

Progressive

“Curiouser & Curiouser……”

You have mastered the beginner moves, and now we start to link them together to form longer, stronger and more complex transitions. We work on improving moves you learnt in beginner, while also adding new moves to your pole repertoire.

Level: Beginner-Intermediate Age: 14+

Intermediate

Intermediate

“Would you like an adventure now, or shall we have our tea first?”

This class is all about building you upper body, and core strength and control. You will learn to piece together basic spinning and trick combos.

Level: Intermediate Age: 14+

Intermediate 1

Intermediate 1

“You have fallen down the rabbit hole……There is no turning back now”.

By now you should feel confident on the pole and with your inverts. We now start to master our inside and outside leg hangs and really start to hold our straddle inverts on both sides. We learn some tricker spinning combos, and conditioning exercises focus on building your core strength to be able to lift and hold your own body weight.

Level: Intermediate 1 Age: 14+

Intermediate 2

Intermediate 2

“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person back then”.

Now we take what we have mastered in inter 1 and link together to form even more beautiful and complex combinations. We start working on our aerial inverts and adding more intricate floor work to our routines.

Level: Intermediate 2 Age: 14+

Intermediate 3

Intermediate 3

“This is impossible……. only if you think it is”.

In this class you will be learning all your aerial invert tricks and combinations from up high on the pole. All the tricks and combos you have learned down low will now be mastered up high in the sky. Your floor work will be more tricky and insane and you will also introduced be to freestyle dance.

Level: Intermediate 3 Age: 16+

Intermediate 4

Intermediate 4

“I knew who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since then”.

We start learning to grip the pole with other parts of our bodies, legs, elbows, knee pits, armpits, you name it we grip with it!!!! We start working on moves from our Ayesha and start all our handspring training. We also start learning other ways to invert and climb up the pole.

Level: Intermediate 4 Age: 14+

Intermediate 5

Intermediate 5

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it’’.

All those extra body parts and muscles you found out you had last level…..you now will use them to form amazing gravity defying combos and transitions. By now you will be bendy and be able to move your body in ways you never thought possible. The routine will focus on perfecting a high level of complex manoeuvres up the pole. Students will need to display a strong level of technique, control, endurance and performance. You will learn how to master aerial shoulder mounts Ayeshas and how to connect aerial inverts with smooth transitioning.

Level: Intermediate 5 Age: 14+

Mixed Level

Mixed Level

‘’How long is forever? Sometimes just a second’’.

This is a pole dancing class suitable for all levels. This class is for anyone who may need a makeup class for the term, or a Mad Hatter just after another pole class to feed their addition. In this class we work predominantly on pole tricks suitable to each individual’s level and we work towards building your strength and flexibility. We work on putting all your pole tricks together into combinations.

Level: Mixed Levels Age: 14+

Advanced

Advanced

“Have I gone mad?’’ “I’m afraid so, your entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secrete…All the best people are”.

This level is by invite only and is for those who have mastered all the tricks in our intermediate course to a high standard. Open to students who can show a high level of strength, control and performance confidence. You will work on gravity defying holds, spins and trick combinations, tumbling, drops and complete fitness and stretching exercises designed to help you achieve perfection. Please contact if you think you have what it takes to be in this level.

Level: Advanced Age: 14+

Cheshire Cats

Cheshire Cats

“imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality”.

This class is totally for all the mad little pole cats out there. This class works on using the pole to improve co-ordination, strength and flexibility, through the use of dance inspired movements and climbing. Your little crazy cat will gain confidence in this Fun filled Pole class for all boys and girls aged between (NOTE: MAKE UPS FOR THIS CLASS WILL ONLY BE AERIAL, ACRO, MIXED POLE, CATCH UP SPACE, AND STRETCH AND FLEX DUE TO AGE RESTRICTIONS IN OTHER CLASSES, PLEASE THINK ABOUT THIS BEFORE BOOKING AND PAYING FOR THE TERM).

Level: Ages 5-13 all levels Age: 5+

Aerial Hoop & Silk

Aerial Hoop & Silk

“How do you know I am mad?” …..“You must be, or you wouldn’t have come here”.

This class combines the madness and excitement of both Aerial silk and Hoop (Lyra), and turns them into a fun filled, total body work out. We learn some fun and amazing tricks and drops. It is a great way to build your core strength. We work on putting all our combinations into a beautiful routine.

Level: All Levels & All Ages Age: 5+

Acro Balance & Handstands

Acro Balance & Handstands

“Why sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast”.

In this class all ages and levels are invited to come alone, or bring a friend or family member. You will learn floor acro and balance moves, handstands and combos and routines. This class is mainly based around partner based acro combos and we will keep you with your partner as much as we can, but be prepared to be partnered up in some cases with a similar height and build as yourself.

Level: All Levels & All Ages Age: 5+

Stretch, Flex & Mobility

Stretch, Flex & Mobility

“Before Alice got to wonderland, she had to fall pretty hard down a deep whole”.

This class is open to all students and non-students, of all age and fitness levels who would like to increase muscle flexibility and joint mobility. This intense class is designed to get you amazingly warm. Using progressive and active stretching sequences of Pilates, dance, gymnastic and active flexibility exercises, you will learn to master the stretching techniques needed to perfect your splits, backbends and all the bendy combos u are struggling with on the pole.

Level: All Levels Age: 10+

Naughty Alice

Naughty Alice

"Don't worry Alice......Wonderland is better when you are completely lost".

This class will guide you through the art of controlled movement and silky smooth transitions. A blend of fierce. sexy dance technique, and powerful floor work choreo. Mad Hatters signature freestyle base work with inclusion of chair and Pole will have you entering maximal sexy Alice mode.

Level: All Levels Age: 16+

Pole Madness

Pole Madness

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there”.

Pole Madness is a Pole Dance-inspired cardio & strength fitness that brings out the inner athlete! Each song will have a specific training principle, and the music will drive you to next level! Even though this is an intense class, you absolutely can leave the room feeling successful regardless of your fitness level! Have fun and move through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. As well as using the pole, a wide variety of equipment will be used to offer resistance (hand-held weights, elastic tubing, kettle bells, medicine balls, etc.) as well as other techniques to strengthen the body and improve balance, core strength, aerobic conditioning, coordination and flexibility. The perfect class to complement your Pole dance classes, helping to improve your Pole strength and ability, you will be reaching your Pole goals in no time. This training program allows for different exercises to be modified in a range of difficulty from beginning to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises.

Level: All Levels Age: 10+

Private Classes

Private Classes

“Who in the world am I?”…..”Ah that’s the great puzzle”.

There is no faster way to achieve your Pole or Aerial goals, then with a private lesson with one of our amazing instructors. If you are looking to take your Pole or Aerial to the next level, or a training for an event or competition, then consider contacting us to book in for a Private lesson. 

* See prices under our vip and pricing info under the info article tab *

Level: All Levels & All Ages Age: 5+

Catch Up space

Catch Up space

" Would you tell me, please which way I ought to go from here?"......." That depends a good deal on where you want to get to".

This time slot is for students from any class, who need to make up a class they have missed during the term, and are unable to make the missed class up in any other scheduled class. It is also open to any non student who may want to try out any of our classes during the term if the term is too far through to join. This will allow new students to get a feel for what class and level they will join the next term. Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting us.

Level: All Levels & All Ages Age: 5+

Pole Frenzy

Pole Frenzy

"But I don't want to go among mad people,"....... "oh you can't help that, were all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad".

Free Class Practice Time, for all ages and levels under Instructor supervision. $5 For Current Students and $10 For Non MAD HATTER Students. Please note, that this class is not a structured instructor run class, students will arrive and run themselves through a thorough warm up and work on tricks and combos from there enrolled classes fit for their level and ability. This class STRICTLY depends on instructor availability so it is best booked on a casual week to week basis. Contact us for bookings. Follow the Facebook Page & Group for class availability and updates.

Level: All Levels & All Ages Age: 5+

Barre Attack with Jacqui Shearing

Barre Attack with Jacqui Shearing

“Do you suppose she is a wild flower?....”.

A beautiful mix of strength and grace with the right amount of flow and fun. That’s exactly what we have in store for you. Our hour of booty burning, fun and fitness. Our amazing instructor has developed a class that beautifully blends a Barre attack technique, traditional Pilates, cardio fitness and flexibility. The focus is Tight peaches and abs. The amazing Jacqui is in high demand, so This class is only run once a month, so follow the Facebook Page and Group for updates and get in quick !!! Contact us for bookings.

Level: All Levels Age: 14+

Absolems Mens Acro Pole

Absolems Mens Acro Pole

'Be what you would seem to be'- or of you'd like it put more simply- 'Never imagine yourself not to be'.

NEW TO MAD HATTERS DUE TO LOADS OF INTEREST,  MENS ACRO POLE CLASS !!! Designed just for the boys. This class is catered around the male art of pole, dynamic male movement and style,  think chinese type pole flips and flags and power moves, done alone and in doubles combos. You get to wear bordies and joggers if you wish you will have your own routine to work on and it will be mainly male instructed. A class for you to do your own thang !!! And of course males are still welcome in our other level classes as well. Male acro pole is for ages 5 and up :) so get everyone involved !!

Level: All Levels Age: 5+

Beginner/Inter Static Pole

Beginner/Inter Static Pole

"Why it's simply impassible!".........

"Why, don't you mean impossible? .........

No, I do mean impassible." Hahaha, Nothing's impossible!". 

This class introduces all levels of pole dancers to the static pole. In this class you will learn the basic techniques of  using a static pole, along with some cool tricks, floor work and combos designed especially for use on the static pole. This class has limited spaces, so you will receive close and personalised instruction, to ensure fast progression (only 6 studens Max) so book in fast. 

Level: All Levels Age: 14+

Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum Doubles pole

Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum Doubles pole

"Contrariwise,' continued Tweedledee, 'if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic". 

Bring a friend!!! Its time to partner up and share the magic and mystery of Pole. In this class you and a partner will build trust, confidence and strength. You will learn cool tricks and combos both on amd off the pole, that incorporate both of you. 

Level: All Levels Age: 10+

Parents & Little Petals

Parents & Little Petals

"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things: Of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings"  

Been dying to try out Pole and Aerial classes but cant find the time to get away without the little ones? . Never fear... this is the class for you. All students in this class will be like you :) so you can come and enjoy class, get fit and strong, meet other mums and dads.. ....and your little ones will make friends too.. bonus !!!!! You dont have to  stress about noise or class disruptions all we ask is that you keep them of the equipment (thats what our kids classes are for...;p) yes we also have classes for 5 -10 and also 10 -15 year old boys and girls. ask us about our kids classes. We have toys and an out the back fenced area and crash mats they can play on while they wait. So what are you waiting for.... this class is for mums and dads ??!?!

Level: All Levels Age: 14+

SEA LA VIE Mermaiding School

SEA LA VIE Mermaiding School

Ever dreamt of being a mermaid...?

Mermaiding is for everyone ! young, old, male and female. Its beautiful, graceful, fun, provides great fitness, flexibly and is magic for self confidence. SEA LA VIE Mermaiding school has been changing lives everyday, we help every day land dwellers fullfill their lifelong dream of becoming a mermaid/man/boy/girl all while enhancing their confidence, both on land and in the water.  We provide lessons (including tail and fin hire and light breakfast/morning tea/lunch or afternoon tea, depending on the time of your lesson, and a little photo shoots to capture your special day), tail and fin hire, tail and fin sales, birthday party and special event hire, mercamp and merpole camps, hens and bucks partys (yes men can do merMANNING as well). With a wide variety of packages to suit your needs and budget.  We are an affiliate of Mad Hatters Aerial Acro & Pole Dance Studio Ulladulla and mixed packages of Mermaiding and Pole and Aerial are available.  To find out more information and check packages and prices, or to book SEA LA VIE please head to www.madhattersaerialacropole.com.au and click on the heading on the info tab and the hens and events tabs on the left. Or contact us on 0413095867 or email madhattersaerialacropole@gmail.com

 MERMAID AND MERPOLE CAMP Make sure you like and follow the SEA LA VIE and Mad Hatters Aerial Acro & Pole Dance Studio facebook page and groups to stay up to date on special events and upcoming camps. You can also find info on  upcoming events at  https://madhattersaerialacropole.com.au/upcoming-events Indemnity.

Level: All Levels Age: 5+

Burlesque

Burlesque

"ALICE She drank from a bottle called DRINK ME And she grew so tall, She ate from a plate called TASTE ME And down she shrank so small. And so she changed, while other folks never tried nothin' at all. 

Unleashe your inner Dita Von Teese !!

Learn the art of the tease with this Classic Burlesque course. This class is all about being tasteful and elegant with a brassiere full of bumps, grinds and shimmies! This class will help you channel your inner diva, as we design a beautiful performance filled with a mixture of cheekiness and grace, removing your gloves, corset and stockings - and if you’re game - you can bare all with pasties! All levels and sizes welcome  ;) 

Level: All Levels Age: 16+

Progressive 1

Progressive 1

"It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards," says the White Queen to Alice.

You are inverting most of the time and are working on dismounting and holding a bat/crucifix. You are starting to climb the pole with ease and are able to hold your progressive moves for much longer. In this class we will continue to work on our progressive tricks and combos to help you get stronger, more confident and become a much rounded dancer. 

Level: Progressive 1 Age: 14+

Progressive 2

Progressive 2

"Speak in French when you can’t think of the English for a thing-- turn your toes out when you walk--- And remember who you are!"

You have mastered your inverts and can hold a bat/crucifix and are able to come to the ground for a dismount. You can climb up the pole with ease. In this class we now work on different exit moves and work on moves and combos that link these fundamentals together to form more complex and strengthening combos. 

Level: Progressive 2 Age: 14+