Altitude Pole
Altitude The Mount Pole Studio
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Altitude Pole The Mount

The 138 Newton Street
Mount Maunganui 3116

Learn to pole dance at Altitude Pole The Mount!

Altitude Pole The Mount: Where we have unlocked the power of fun fitness. If you're ready to take your confidence to the next level, come join our inclusive community in the heart of the Mount.
Our expert instructors welcome all skill levels, and are there to support you through your empowered fitness journey. We offer a wide range of classes that will unleash your potential, and make you feel like a total bad-ass.

About the studio

Upon entering our Studio in the Mount you will find yourself in our little office and store! We have clothes, merch, grip, and anything else you might need! You'll then head into our Pole room and waiting area where we have couches and bean bags where you can watch the pole class before you, and mingle with other students. To the back left of the room we have a bathroom. As you enter through to the next room, which we call the aerial/everything else room, we teach classes like hoop, silk, dance, strength, and core. Upstairs is the mezzanine where we have a lot of our stretch classes. In the back of this room we have another bathroom and changing room. Once it's time for class your instructor will call you in! Your class will consist of participants of various ages and genders, all sharing the same level. Everyone is super welcoming and knows what it's like to be brand new! Classes begin with warm-ups, stretches, conditioning exercises, and then move on to skill training, and finishes with a little flow to connect the moves. If you have any questions throughout your class, don't hold back on asking – the instructor is there to guide you every step of the way. We are all there to make you feel like your most confident self. 

  • Poles
    Stainless Steel 45mm Xpole
  • Flooring
    Vinyl Planks
  • Rooms
  • Waiting Room
  • Changing areas
  • Rigging
  • Shower

We have 6 allocated carparks onsite, otherwise you must find on street car parks.

From 5pm onwards all 12 car parking spaces can be used, and the grass out the front. No parking in front of total oils garage doors at anytime please.

We are in the back corner next to Total Oil


Here at Altitude The Mount we have a huge range of classes and times. Monday - Saturday, mornings and evenings. There are options no matter your schedule. Jump on the links below to find the class times that work for you/ 

  • Pole Level 1

    Level 1 Pole


    Ready to start your pole dancing journey? Then our Level 1 Pole classes are for you! This beginner-level class is designed to teach you the fundamentals of pole dancing and build body awareness. It's the perfect way to get started on your pole dancing journey.

  • Pole Level 2

    Level 2 Pole


    Ready to take your pole dancing skills to the next level? Join our Pole Level 2 class! Building on the fundamentals you learned in Level 1, you'll start going higher up the pole and learning to invert. Get ready for a challenging and rewarding workout that will leave you feeling strong and confident. To attend this class you will need to be confident in our Level 1 curriculum.

  • Pole Level 3

    Level 3 Pole


    Our Pole Level 3 classes build on the skills you learned in Levels 1 and 2, you'll continue to work on invert skills and start to learn fundamental aerial moves. To attend this class you need to be confident in Levels 1 and 2.

  • Pole Level 4 at Altitude Pole

    Level 4 Pole


    Our Pole Level 4 class is designed for those who are serious about advancing their skills. With a focus on advanced fundamental pole tricks and combos, you'll be challenged in new ways and amazed at what you can achieve. To attend this class you will need to be confident in Levels 1 to 3.

  • Pole Level 5

    Level 5+ Pole


    Level 5+ is our most advanced class type, only available to those who are competent in the previous levels. With a focus on advanced pole tricks and combos that require more strength and flexibility, you'll be pushed to new heights.

  • Pole Flow

    Pole Flow


    Want to add more dance and flow to your pole schedule? Our Pole Flow class is the perfect way to do it! With a focus on movement, musicality, and fluidity, you'll learn to string together ground-based pole moves in a beautiful and graceful way. Attending Level 1 Pole is recommended.

  • Heels



    Our Heels class is where you'll learn how to move gracefully and confidently in any pair of heels. With a focus on fluid movement and musicality, this class is perfect for anyone who wants to add some sass and style to their pole dancing.

  • Spin Pole

    Spin Pole


    Our Spin Pole classes focus on learning how to dance on a spinning pole and create beautiful and dynamic combos. You'll be challenged in new ways and amazed at what you can achieve. A spinning pole is a setting on our poles that can make them spin in the direction of your movements from your body weight and momentum. This is different to our regular Levels classes that are on static poles that don't move.

  • Training Time

    Training Time


    Training Times are designed for experienced pole dancers who are looking for more time on the pole and the opportunity to work on their own skills. These sessions are exclusively available to our add-on pack holders and Unlimited Class members, so you can maximize your pole practice and take your skills to the next level. These sessions don't have an instructor taking them, so you will need to be approved prior to attending.

  • Stretch Flex Advanced

    Stretch & Flex


    Ever wanted to be able to do the splits? Or backbends? Then our Stretch & Flex classes are the one for you! Learn safe stretching techniques to help with the flexibility needed for our aerial arts, or just in general!

  • Strength



    Want to take your strength to the next level? Our Strength class is the perfect way to build power, endurance, and resilience. With a focus on conditioning exercises designed to target all areas of the body, this class is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their pole skills or just get stronger overall.

  • Silks1

    Silks Level 1


    Welcome to Silks Level 1 - your introductory journey into the world of aerial silks. In this beginner-friendly class, we'll guide you through the foundational skills and poses that make up the mesmerising art form of aerial silks. You'll explore climbing, wrapping and basic drops, all while suspended in the beautiful silks.

  • Silks2

    Silks Level 2


    Ready to weave your way to the next level in your aerial silks journey? Our Level 2 class is designed to challenge you, offering a curriculum that utilises drills and progressions to extend your abilities. Expect to see your silks skills soar and your strength surge as you work towards mastering this mesmerising form of aerial dance.

  • Silks3

    Silks Level 3


    For those ready to take their silks skills to the highest tier, our Level 3 class is where it's at! This advanced session continues to challenge your aerial prowess, introducing you to new, trend-setting tricks and techniques. Please note, a check-off from Level 2 Silks is required before attendance. Prepare to push your limits and continue your ascent in this exhilarating aerial art form!

  • Hoop1

    Hoop Level 1


    Embark on an aerial adventure with us in our Level 1 Aerial Hoop class! You'll get acquainted with the hoop, learning the fundamental poses and transitions that form the foundation of this dynamic discipline. Expect to boost your upper body strength, enhance your flexibility, and experience the sheer joy of defying gravity. Come feel radiant as you strike poses on a hoop suspended in the air!

  • Hoop2

    Hoop Level 2


    With the basics under your belt from Level 1, our Level 2 Aerial Hoop class will elevate your aerial journey, introducing you to new poses and more intricate transitions. The spotlight in this class is on inverts, giving you a fresh perspective on your aerial skills. Keep building that upper body strength and flexibility while basking in the beauty of your own mid-air performance!

  • Hoop3

    Hoop Level 3


    Take your aerial hoop skills to new heights in our Level 3 class! Here, you'll delve into more unique moves and captivating transitions, making use of both the top and bottom bars of the hoop. Experience the thrill of learning drops, rotations, and breathtaking shapes, all while continuing to increase your strength, flexibility and coordination.

  • Silks1

    Sling Level 1


    Soar into the world of aerial arts with our beginner-friendly Aerial Sling class. Here, you'll merge strength-building and elegance as you learn to climb, swing, and transition between silks and the supportive aerial sling. A perfect introduction to an uplifting journey in dance and fitness.

Our membership options are flexible. Whether you want to do pole, aerial, dance, stretch or all of the above, the choice is yours. Whether you want to do 2 class, 4 classes or unlimited classes each week, the membership options are there to fit your goals. 

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    Studio & Client Care Manager, Dance, Stretch and Strength Instructor

    Kirsty is a trained dancer who worked for Royal Caribbean cruise line for four years. Between contracts she found her love for aerial in London training full time circus. She's been back in Tauranga since 2019, and fell straight into teaching. She loves being part of the Altitude The Mount Team, and sharing her passion with others.

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    Pole Instructor

    Ness started her pole journey in 2018 as a way to keep fit and get back into dancing after growing up doing ballet. She became instantly passionate, and loves how pole allows you to express yourself. Ness is a keen performer and enjoys competing, recently winning NZAPP Hamilton Open heat in 2022, and placing runner up in NZAPP Finals Open heat.

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    Pole Instructor

    Donna joined pole several years ago because it was something different, a new way to keep fit, and absolutely loved it. The space felt safe, it was non judgemental, everyone was different but all connected, friendships were easily formed, and there seemed to be something for everyone. Still loving making those connections, and seeing students reaching their goals.

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    Head Instructor, Pole Instructor

    Katie has been a part of of the pole dance world for 9 years, and stumbled into the aerial and circus world about 6 years ago. She knew quickly that this was something she was passionate about and worked hard in the competition side of pole dancing, eventually teaching all levels of pole dance. Katie wants to ensure that everyone’s experience with Altitude is positive

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    Hoop, Silks, and Stretch Instructor

    With a background in martial arts and Iyengar yoga, my aerials journey began a bit later in life when my daughter introduced me to Hoop and Silks. As soon as I had my feet off the ground, making beautiful shapes and poses I was hooked. I love to pass on my passion for aerials to my students and see them grow in strength and confidence.

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    Pole Instructor

    Libby has been obsessed with pole for most of the last decade, and loves finding opportunities to perform and compete around NZ, to spread the joy of spreadies! Building strength, flexibility and confidence through pole dance has ignited a passion for movement and health which Libby is excited to share in her classes.

  • Mount Pole and Aerial Instructors 1


    Pole, flow, ab activation and dance instructor

    Emma has been dancing since 2004 and pole dancing since 2019. Flowing and moving to music as a group or solo performance has always been a part of her life. Moving from Auckland to Tauranga in 2021 she quickly became an instructor. She is so happy to be a part of the Mount team with such amazing instructors and students!

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    Pole & Hoops Instructor

    Natalie comes from a gymnastics background and loves all things flexi. In 2022 she won 3rd place in the Hamilton NZAPP Heats with a pretty epic routine. Outside of her time at the studio Natalie loves spending time with her adorable border collie and soaking up some sun at the beach.

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    Hoop Instructor

    Monique joined the Altitude teaching team in 2022 after being a long-time student at our studio. She loves having the chance to pass on her knowledge and passion to new aerialists beginning their journey. Fun fact, Monique's most recent aerials routine was a doubles act with her daughter.

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    Aerial Instructor

    Larrisa is one of our original instructors, Shes been teaching in this space before it became an Altitude. Her knowledge and experience is such an incredible asset to our team. She loves getting to know her students and helping support them as they progress through the levels.

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    Stretch and Flow Instructor

    Perf loves all things flexi and fluid. Starting her pole journey in Wellington Perf moved to Mount Maunganui soon after Altitude opened her and we snapped her up. She has performed multiple times in Pole Inferno, one of those times was in roller skates! Outside of the studio, you can find Perf either on the race track or at the gym.

  • Mount Pole and Aerial Instructors 5


    Pole Instructor

    School teacher by day, pole instructor by night, Maddy brings such an incredible insight to our team with her background in teaching. Maddy was one of our original pole students when we open and soon became an instructor thanks to her passion, personality and drive to help others succeed and build confidence.

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    Silks Instructor

    Clare is another original team member who has been with this studio since before Altitude took over with a rebrand. Clare recently came back to teaching after taking time out to start her family. She has a huge passion for silks and is excited to be back, sharing her passion and helping students master the art of Tissu

  • Mount Pole and Aerial Instructors 6


    Pole Instructor

    Rachel began her pole journey in Whanganui, performing in competitions such as Miss Pole Queen and shows such as Caburlesque. When she made the move to Tauranga we just had to have her as part of our teaching team. She brings a high level of skill and care to all the classes that she teaches and just loves seeing her students grow both in skill and confidence.

  • Mount Pole and Aerial Instructors 9


    Silks, Flexibility and Core Instructor

    Paula joined the Altitude Teaching team in 2022 after being a long-time student with us. By day Paula is a physiotherapist, she brings to her classes an incredible knowledge of anatomy and body awareness to help her students really understand what they are working on and why. If you like to be challenged her classes will be the right choice for you

  • Mount Pole and Aerial Instructors


    Silks Instructor

    Living a busy life as a mum of four I found aerials as something just for me to make sure I continue to evolve and prioritize my own personal growth and self-care. I fell in love with silks and became super excited to share this passion with others, I love seeing people challenge themselves and make small wins along the way.

  • Mount Pole and Aerial Instructors 2


    Assistant Manager, Silks and Pole Instructor

    Life is better upside down!! Melina is passionate about the freedom feeling when off the floor, in control of her body and flipping in the air !! Always grateful of having the chance to pass this passion onto others!

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    Mount Pole Studio
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    Aerial hoop mount
  • Pole Bridge

    Pole Bridge
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    Showcase Mount

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