Pole Dance Academy was established in 2009 by sisters Maddie Sparkle and Michelle Shimmy. With four studio locations in Sydney, Australia, the PDA team has taught thousands of students how to fly. We are passionate about the transformative effect of pole dance - whether it be through improved self-confidence, body positivity, improved strength and flexibility, or of course - general badassery. We are excited to welcome you to our online studio so that you can train with us no matter where you are in the world!
Welcome to Pole Dance Academy!

Welcome to Pole Dance Academy!

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 By participating in online classes at PDA Online, you acknowledge and accept that: 

  1. pole dance is a physically difficult and risky activity and it is possible that you may injure yourself;

  2. by participating in classes at Pole Dance Academy Online (PDA Online), you willingly assume the risk of participating in the recreational services supplied by PDA Online;

  3. you will advise your PDA Online instructor of any injuries you may have, and you will notify your instructor of any injuries you may sustain during class;

  4. you will follow all instructions given to me by my PDA instructor and you will not attempt moves that are beyond your current skill level; 

  5. you must be present and participate in the warm up and you must ensure that your training space is free from objects or obstruction and is a safe space to train in;​
  6. you release, discharge and hold PDA Online, its directors, contractors and employees harmless from any liability howsoever resulting from personal injuries or death suffered by you whilst participating in the recreational services offered by PDA Online (including but not limited to injuries or death arising because the recreational services were not provided with due care and skill or were not reasonably fit for their purpose); and 

  7. you waive your rights to commence legal action against PDA Online for any cause relating to my use and PDA Online’s supply of recreational services. 

  8. you waive your rights to take any legal action against PDA Online for any injury or death caused by participating in PDA Online classes or activities to the fullest extent permitted under the law.

  9. you assume all risk of any personal injury or death which you may suffer whilst participating in the recreational services offered by PDA Online. 


PDA Online is committed to providing quality services to you and this policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you in respect of how we manage your Personal Information.

We have adopted the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The NPPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information.

A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at www.aoic.gov.au

What is Personal Information and why do we collect it?

Personal Information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual. Examples of Personal Information we collect include: names, addresses, email addresses, phone and facsimile numbers.

This Personal Information is obtained in many ways including interviews, correspondence, by telephone, by email, via our website www.poledanceacademyonline.com, from your website, from media and publications, from other publicly available sources, from cookies and from third parties. We don’t guarantee website links or policy of authorised third parties.

We collect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of providing our services to you, providing information to our clients and marketing. We may also use your Personal Information for secondary purposes closely related to the primary purpose, in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure. You may unsubscribe from our mailing/marketing lists at any time by contacting us in writing.

When we collect Personal Information we will, where appropriate and where possible, explain to you why we are collecting the information and how we plan to use it.

Sensitive Information

Sensitive information is defined in the Privacy Act to include information or opinion about such things as an individual's racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union or other professional body, criminal record or health information.


Sensitive information will be used by us only:

• For the primary purpose for which it was obtained

• For a secondary purpose that is directly related to the primary purpose

• With your consent; or where required or authorised by law.

Third Parties

Where reasonable and practicable to do so, we will collect your Personal Information only from you. However, in some circumstances we may be provided with information by third parties. In such a case we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are made aware of the information provided to us by the third party.


Disclosure of Personal Information

Your Personal Information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances including the following:

• Third parties where you consent to the use or disclosure; and

• Where required or authorised by law.

Security of Personal Information

Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure.


When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information. However, most of the Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.


Access to your Personal Information

You may access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact us in writing.


PDA Online will not charge any fee for your access request, but may charge an administrative fee for providing a copy of your Personal Information.


In order to protect your Personal Information we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.


Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information


It is an important to us that your Personal Information is up to date. We  will  take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you find that the information we have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practicable so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you.


Policy Updates

This Policy may change from time to time and is available on our website.


Privacy Policy Complaints and Enquiries

If you have any queries or complaints about our Privacy Policy please contact us at:


PDA Online



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