In The Shadows was started in September 2007. Since then we have grown from offering small fortnightly classes to offering a full timetable of classes as well as private lessons, parties and performances. We have a lovely dedicated studio in Weston-super-Mare.

In The Shadows achieved Pole Dance Community (PDC) Approved status in 2009. The PDC approval offers students assurances that certain standards are being met. These include relevant insurances, first aid certificates, and no more than three people to a pole in classes. Being part of the PDC also allows our students the option to take part in the Advancement and Accreditation Programme (AAP) where students can take grades and monitor their progress easily. For more information about the PDC and the AAP please visit the PDC website - www.poledancecommunity.co.uk

We are pleased that our studio successfully achieved membership of the PoleSafe Federation in May 2018. The PoleSafe Federation is an organisation that is dedicated to raising awareness of teaching and training safely in the pole industry. Members must meet certain criteria showing good practice including relevant insurance, first aid certificates, qualifications and safe equipment. The PoleSafe Federation provides it's members with a variety of resources to stay up to date with best practice in the industry. You can find out more about them on their website - www.polesafefederation.com



Lucie is the owner and head instructor of In The Shadows Pole Dancing.  Lucie first started pole dancing in April 2004 and has been hooked ever since.

Lucie has been lucky enough to attend master classes with some of the world's top pole dancers including Pantera, Jamilla Deville, Jenyne Butterfly, Becca Butcher, Bendy Kate, Daniel Rosen, Jakub Kolasa and Sarah Scott.


Lucie’s fitness qualifications include - Personal Trainer (Level 3), Gym Instructor (Level 2), Exercise to Music (Level 2), Xpert Pole Fitness Level 1 & 2, Spin City Intermediate Pole Fitness Instructor, Spin City Beginners Aerial Hoop Instructor, Circuits, Gym Based Boxing, Studio Cycling and Stretch and Flexibility.


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Kirsty first started pole dancing in 2013 and became an instructor at In The Shadows in 2018.

Kirsty teaches classes on a Wednesday and provides holiday cover for other classes.

Kirsty is a PDC approved instructor.


Gemma first started pole dancing in 2013 and became an instructor at In The Shadows in 2017.

Gemma provides holiday cover for classes.

Gemma is a PDC approved instructor and has the Xpert Pole Fitness Level 1 & 2 qualification.