Open a Studio
We want YOU to find your place in the pole community by opening your own Ecole de Pole Studio in your town or city to run as your own baby, where you can build a fabulous friendly environment for training with the tools to provide an unparalleled pole syllabus, breed amazing dancers and be a successful pole-trepreneur too!
Is this you? Have you always dreamed of owning your own studio & being the Pole Boss?! Then we want YOU NOW!!! We are looking for people in cities across Australia – the United Kingdom (more opportunities now available across London too!) – Ireland, Scotland – Europe – Middle East – New Zealand – Hong Kong – Malaysia – Singapore – or any other areas in Asia – USA or Canada!!
Anywhere where there are polers in the world, we think there should be access to the services and training offered by the Ecole de Pole brand so we want you to help us make that happen around the globe! Become one of the crew and help us bring the services and standard of training that Ecole de Pole offers to more pole addicts everywhere!
Owning your own business is hardwork – we won’t lie… but nothing is more rewarding! It does take a special kind of person to be responsible for EVERYTHING though and to build on the integrity and values of the Ecole de Pole brand so far – so you will need to apply and tell us why YOU want to own an Ecole de Pole, and prove a few things to us (like your willingness to name your first child Justine… kidding!!! But you will need to be able to cough up the initial licensing fees and have access to finance the building of a new studio and rent etc to start up.. that’s the serious bit… then we can play upside down happily ever after and invert around the globe; visiting our sister schools and sharing the pole love the EDP way!) Ok it’s not all roses and puppies (though we do have a herd of canine mascots at all our studios so far… anyone know of Chilli at EDP London or Missy at EDP Singapore?) If the puppies haven’t convinced you why you NEED TO BE AN ECOLE DE POLE STUDIO OWNER then just see what you get below for joining the Ecole de Pole global community
Your Package includes:
- In person or online accredited Instructor Training, Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced certifications, for up to 4 staff. This is the world renowned, internationally accredited EDP Instructor Training Course created by Justine, taught at EDP worldwide for over a decade, plus a full syllabus trick by trick, with class plans, videos of routines, warm ups and all. Check out the instructor training certifications in detail HERE
- Business procedures, policies and Induction (getting started help on running a studio)
- Operating Manual: everything you need to know to start up, budgets and plans for initial costs and year forecast, what booking systems to use, and a lot of Know-How collected over 13 years of EDP operating so far, with Justine’s history in investment banking, combined into a manual so that you can step in and start up with everything you need from logos, to websites to contracts, budgets, business plans, policies & of course the syllabus!
- An established brand known globally across the entire pole community for its name and its logo (Justine’s famous Eagle!) – Justine and her brand have made it onto lists for Best Studio nominations numerous times (she was contracted as Artistic Director of Sweden studio The Dinali centre who purchased her syllabus and teacher training course in 2011), and she has taught thousands of students and instructors across every continent of the world over more than a decade! Students, pole stars, circus artists and the like, all travelled to London to visit EDP and we have amazing Ecole de Pole studios in Cleveland (since 2017) & Akron (since 2023) in the USA.
- Full pole consultancy provided to help you design the rigging of your poles, make sure your poles and studio set up are of the highest standard and safest! You find the space – we will help you design according to the best structure and fit out (we know how this works – we’ve designed pole studios in 8 different venues now!)
- You will be given a website! Now that normally costs a bomb and takes months to build! But yep, we will just give you one in line with the format and design of the professional existing sites we have at ecoledepole.co.uk + ecoledepole.co.uk + ecoledepolecleveland.com! So you don’t need to hold expensive photoshoots or have access to loads of images, pay graphic designers and web developers on top of all the other start up costs saving you time on the basics you need to get up and running as quickly as possible.
- An expanding network of studios now in London & USA (with more we can’t wait to share with you!) – ensures you get global recognition and continuing advertising for your studio (all this global networking means growth, growth, growth! And lots of international support from your fellow EDP crew!)
- Merchandise – available to you to sell in studio including the famous slogans Whack Me, Pole Boss, Boss Ass & McLucas Mafia
- Established POLE CAMP business with a well-known name and business model. Run your own camps using the established Ecole de Pole Retreat name, or take advantage of hosting an Eat Sleep Pole Retreat in your own studio in your town and bring the world of pole to you! The Eat Sleep Pole Retreats have been taken from Barcelona, to Mallorca, Poland, Singapore, London and now in Thailand! Become part of the team providing pole holidays in one of the most exciting and fun sub-business opportunities you have as an Ecole de Pole studio owner
- A business license structure that gives you a reasonably priced (and feasible!) way to start up your own business with the least amount of hassles in any country from Europe to Australia, to New Zealand, America or the Middle East!
- Business Mentoring
- Commercial property leasing consult and recommendations
About our Founding Pole-Mother
– Justine McLucas –
Over 16 years in the pole dance industry, Justine has completed REPS ETM and Level 2 Fitness Qualifications, numerous other Fitness credentials including Mat Pilates Instructor Certificate, and an extensive career as a ballet dancer, cabaret performer & aerialist (Hamburg Ballet, Cabaret Rouge, West End London, Got To Dance SKY 1 Top 34)
Justine is now a female pole entrepreneur – single handedly building the Ecole de Pole brand when she started her first studio in London in Jan 2010, and has now taken it across the globe as far reaching as Singapore and the USA. Justine wants more of our pole community to follow the pole-trepreneur path!!! She was awarded the Miss Pole Dance QLD, Australia 2017 Industry Person of the Year.
Formerly in investment banking in Sydney & London – Justine’s business model combining her finance background with her extensive dance and fitness knowledge, has proven a huge success
Ranked in the top 17 in United Pole Artists Polers Choice Top 100 Awards, Justine has planted herself firmly in the world of pole dancers. Miss Pole Dance UK tied 1st place 2011, Pole Divas UK 2010 2nd place, GOT TO DANCE Sky 1 Top 34, Britains Got Talent, Fitness TV, The Alan Titschmarsh show… read more on Justine HERE www.justinemclucas.com) she brings inspiration, top notch knowledge on dance and fitness, a love of sharing everything pole & dance related with her studios, and impacting on lives of people and dancers all over the globe – her reputation and her brand Ecole de Pole continues now to grow and grow.
An avid philanthropist, Justine has used her position amongst the pole community to create events in support of UNICEF, ECPATT (against trafficking), McMillan Cancer Research, Jo’s Cervical Trust, Starfish Volunteers and more, and even now dedicates her days to a fundraising consultancy firm in Australia.