Welcome to Levitate Pole & Aerial
We are a family-owned boutique pole and aerial dance studio in Bayswater in Melbourne's outer east. We offer courses, casual classes and private lessons in pole fitness, aerial hoop, aerial silks, aerial sling and dance trapeze.
Our passion is to provide a warm and friendly community for pole dancers and aerialists in our boutique studio and provide a nurturing environment for our students of all levels to learn and develop themselves in their pole/aerial journey. We are a co-ed studio.
Pole Dancing for fitness is an increasingly popular way to get fitter and stronger. Try this fun way of exercising minus the boring routine.
You don't need to have done dancing or gymnastics previously to start pole (it helps but not necessary). We help you develop your skills and strength progressively.
Courses are available from Level 1 (Beginner 1) up to Advanced. Our classes are run in small groups.
Take your fitness to new heights with aerial arts.
Our Lyra course is progressive. Each week our highly qualified instructor will build on fundamentals skills learnt in previous weeks. They will teach exercises to build strength; preparing you for more advanced skills.
Courses are available from Level 1 (Beginner 1) to Level 7 (Advanced). Our classes are run in small groups.
A beautiful form of art and aerial fitness merged into one. Doing aerial silks can improve upper body strength, range of motion/flexibility and brain function and can reduce stress. It's addictive and it's never boring!
Courses are designed progressively, each week builds on fundamentals and skills from previous weeks.
Courses are available from Level 1 (Beginner 1) to Level 6 (Advanced Prep). Our classes are run in small groups.
Aerial Sling (a.k.a Hammock) has increased in popularity over the past few years. If you like the idea of a fabric apparatus but don't like to work with too much height, Hammock might be just the right apparatus for you.
Our courses are designed progressively. Each week builds on fundamentals and skills from previous weeks.
Our classes are run in small groups.
**Note: This is NOT an aerial yoga course**
A dance trapeze is a hybrid of a bar and a rope apparatus. It's becoming more and more popular. The ropes of the trapeze are attached to a single swivel, allowing the trapeze to spin easily.
Dance Trapeze is offered only as casual class at this stage and open to students who have had at least 1 year of continuous Lyra or Aerial Sling or Aerial Silks experiences. To participate in this class students are expected to know how to get on and off the bar safely, can aerial invert and can do leg hangs comfortably.
**This class is unsuitable for complete beginners**
Strength & conditioning focused class - a great complementary class to your pole/aerial training.
No prior experience necessary. Our trainer will adapt to your current level of ability & fitness. This class is run as a casual class.
Lili has an impressive 18-year career as a skilled pole and aerial artist. Her passion for pole dancing ignited in 2005, propelling her to shine both in competitions and outside the limelight. Lili's competitive journey commenced in 2012 at the APC Battle, where she secured an admirable 3rd place. This was a precursor to her subsequent victories, including claiming the top spot at the 2017 Masters PCS, securing 2nd place in 2018, and earning a 3rd place in 2019, all within the same division. In 2021, Lili transitioned her focus primarily to VPC/APC and aerial silks competitions, a testament to her versatility and unwavering dedication to the craft. Presently, as the founder of Levitate Pole & Aerial, Lili guides and empowers the next wave of performers while leaving an indelible mark on the pole and aerial arts landscape.
Kate started pole dancing back in 2012. For her it was a good way to build strength and meet new friends. And it had completely change her life for the better! Twenty kilograms less, a circle of friends she considers family, and a sense of self-confidence she’d never known before – pole was the key to it all! Kate comes from a background in education and is a versatile, experienced teacher.
She loves teaching beginners where she can share in the excitement of watching a student achieve their first climb or invert. She encourages everyone who’s ever considered pole or aerial not to put it off anymore, “No matter how unfit, uncoordinated or any other excuse you find, we will make it work and you just might fall back in love with yourself along the way.”
Kat is a contemporary dancer and circus artist from the Dandenong Ranges, Melbourne. She started dancing at age 4 and studied classical ballet until she was a teenager. Kat went on to major in Contemporary Dance at Deakin University and has been teaching and performing aerials, dance and hula hoops for years but her biggest love is aerial hoop.
Bec's pole journey began at the first Levitate Fitness open day four years ago when she watched a group pole performance. Bec was captivated by the strength, grace and elegance of the sport and signed up then and there!
Ever since, Bec has used pole dancing as a way to restore her self-confidence, build strength and escape the stress of daily life. Along the way Bec has also branched into aerial silks and loves the strength that comes with it!
Bec is also a qualified osteopath. She is fascinated by how the body works, moves and heals itself and can't wait to use this knowledge to help her students learn and progress along their own pole journeys!
Nat has been doing aerial since 2017 when she started pole as a way to get fit, meet friends, and put herself out of her comfort zone. The following year led to her beginning both aerial hoop and silks, but she found her calling in aerial hoop. Since then she has enjoyed building her strength, forming friendships, improving her capability, dabbling in performing, and exploring all that aerial has to offer. Outside of the studio, Nat is currently obtaining her Bachelor of Art Psychotherapy, and aspires to support others through all aspects of life, teaching being one of them.
Claire is a passionate performer and lover of circus. With a background in gymnastics, circus was a welcome opportunity.
She has trained aerial hoop for 5 years now, and it is her favourite aerial apparatus.
Claire is a stage and screen actress with a bachelor and honours degree in history. She loves to create and tell stories in her performances.
She has performed at many showcases and competed in the Miss Lyra Australia 2018 Vic Heats and National Finals, as well as the 2019 Miss Lyra Vic Heats.
Claire loves to collaborate, perform and share her love for aerial hoop with others.
Kate’s obsession with aerial started in 2019 when she joined a trial class for silks. She’d always been fascinated by what the human body is capable of and decided then and there this was the sport she’d been searching for. She’s since found her true love in hoop and a beautiful supportive community to help her along the way.
Aerial has provided Kate a space to be creative beyond her dreams and to dive out of her comfort zone into competing and performing, both of which she loves the challenge of.
She also has a training and facilitation background and strives to create a fun and safe learning environment for all students.
Our studio in Bayswater was custom built in 2016. It's 10 mins walk from Bayswater train station and ample parking is available.
The pole studio has solid hardwood floors, airconditioning & heating, 40mm diameter brass x-poles, crash mats, a mirror wall and Bluetooth connection stereo.
Can be booked for practice sessions.
Has a 7 metre high roof and 9 attachment points suitable for any aerial work. Half padded and half hardwood flooring. There are thick crash mat under each rigging point for safety.
Can be booked for practice sessions.
This is where group fitness classes are conducted. The gym is also available for booking outside gym class time. For times please check casual classes timetable.