Uplifting Hen Parties and Birthday Dos

A hen do or birthday outing with a gravity-defying twist!

Take your gang to one of our Gloucester or Cheltenham studios for an unforgettable session with laughter, new heights, a camera roll full of impressive and hilarious Instagrammable moments, all without the social pressures of being in a group or breaking the bank!

Here’s what’s important to us in hen do and birthday party sessions:

We want everyone on your hen or birthday shindig to NOT spend any time worrying over making mistakes or looking perfect! Our sessions are set in a laidback no pressure environment, with content carefully planned to cater to ALL abilities, backgrounds and ages!

Our hen and birthday sessions are designed for anyone who has NEVER set foot in a pole or aerial studio before. We require ZERO flexibility, gymnastic ability or circus performer-level strength. Even the most skeptical and reluctant participants will soon be drawn in and are 99% guaranteed to surprise themselves with the epic feats they will complete.

And for anyone who would rather sit out on the upside down energy, no problem at all! We have plenty of chill out areas in our studios, there is ample space in class to fire everyone on from the sidelines AND they can act as chief iPhone photographer for the group!

Disciplines, Formats and Pricing

We offer pole fit, aerial hoop, silks and sling or dance parties for hen parties and birthdays!

Bespoke programs can be arranged and bookings can last from one to two hours, depending on number of participants (4-30) and session content.

As standard, we host a 60 minute package which starts at £25pp, where we teach the basics of your chosen discipline. We then move on to work on some awe-inspiring partner and doubles poses, with plenty of opportunities for impressive and fun photos! We finish with some games and a little choreo to music, this can be a song of your choice and we can get down to the hen’s jam, or the birthday special! Totally cool to skip this section and just go with more of the hench stuff!

The hen and birthday celebrant will always go free, and we throw in a bottle of prosecco and a box of chocolates as a little gift from us!

Aaaaaand for existing Momentum-ers who are hosting a hen or a birthday do with us, we throw in an extra 10% off 🙂

Hens and birthdays can be booked at our Gloucester and Cheltenham Meadow and Bournside studios on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Please see below for more information!

Hi from Owner Anna

Fun and Rewarding Disciplines

Take We have a total of five distinct disciplines you can choose from, depending on what your group prefers.

Our most popular package is a “pick and mix” session with pole fit, aerial hoop, silks and sling where everyone has a go at everything for maximum value and tons of fun!

Pole Dancing

Pole involves the learning of spins, poses and holds on a chrome or stainless steel pole. This discipline is very accessible as no inverting is required and participants can have at least one foot on the floor at all times. Our sessions do not require leg grip so leggings and jogging bottoms can be worn. We can make this as sassy and cheeky as you like!

Aerial Hoop

One of the oldest circus disciplines! Aerial Hoop is a suspended metal circle that gives participants to safely take flight right away and get off the floor and even inverted as the session goes on! Hoops can be lowered or pulled higher up to work with individual confidence levels. Similar to pole, no leg skin is required and sessions are done in leggings or jogging bottoms and we work with crashmats throughout.

Aerial Sling and Silks

Often also collectively referred to as aerial fabric. This classic beauty of circus arts involves two fabric ribbons that are either hanging from the ceiling as a double column or a hammock. Thanks to the mix of silks and sling, this tough discipline is made more accessible by presenting many options and heights can be adjusted. Similar to aerial hoop, we will get off the floor pretty quickly and for those who dare, go upside down as the session goes on, with crashmats of course! Again, leggings or joggers are the way to go!

Aerial Yoga

The mindful one! With silks rigged in the hammock shape, we work through some more traditional yoga poses using the hammock, a bit closer to the floor than in aerial fabric, and with a Savasana relaxation thrown in! Don’t be fooled, there is still plenty of upside down and fun stuff, but with a slower pace, a tad less noise and bit more zen! Usual yoga attire applies!

Chair Fit Choreo

This is our dancey one! Using a chair, participants will learn a sassy, fun and uplifting choreography to music. You can even pick the song if you like! We will incorporate impressive balances using the chair, so even though it’s not aerial circus, it is still circus!

The Next Step

Booking your Hen Do or Birthday Party

In order for us to get you the exact activity and package you have in mind, please do fill in the form at the bottom of the page. Our events manager Laura will design your booking for your exact requirements!

We welcome any group size from 4-30 participants, with sessions lasting from 1-2 hours, incorporating a single or multiple disciplines!

Questions and Queries

Please do let us know of any access requirements, or if you have any questions or worries over the suitability of pole and aerial arts for your group!

We will issue you with a full guidance document on what to wear, where we are, what to bring, when to arrive and what to expect that you can forward to all participants so everyone is fully in the know from the get-go!

You can start any of our disciplines at any time, and choose a session that works for you and your schedule. Any beginner or mixed ability class is suitable for new starters, just skim the timetable to find your preferred class, venue and time!

We always recommend booking the first sesh drop in at £15 a pop without any commitment!

This way you can check us out, no pressure, and we email you after class to chat about what’s best for you booking-wise going forward. so you don’t have to worry and we’ll sort it!

Here’s a lil list on what we have on offer:

Pole, Heels Pole, Aerial Hoop, Aerial Silks, Aerial Sling, Flexibility, Pilates, Aerial Yoga 🙂

All of our classes are cool for you if you have ZERO experience, just start and see where your training takes you!

So grab your fave leggings or joggers, bring some water and come and hang out with us!

We’re excited to meet you in class! xxx

What do I wear/bring?

Any gym, dance, yoga, general exercise clothing you feel comfy in and can move freely in. Our pole classes are in socks or barefoot, and please wear socks for aerial arts. Leggings are totally cool for your first pole sesh, and please ensure you wear full length or 3/4 bottoms for aerial arts.
Bring water and then you’re good to go!

Can I get changed?

Yes all venues have changing facilities.

What about parking and finding the studio?

See all of our venues here where you will find detailed descriptions on parking, venue addresses and access.

What happens in class and when I get to the studio?

Your teacher will know it’s your first sesh and come over and say hi and have a lil chat. We then warm up altogether before the teacher guides you through our beginner plan, i.e. how to spin and hold yourself on the pole, get on a silk and in a hoop. You’ll then be making gorgeous shapes and short combinations! Plenty of rest in between goes and don’t forget to bring your phone as you will want to take photos of the cool stuff you’ll be doing. We then cool down together before we leave you to enjoy the post-class buzz on the way home and check in with you via email on what happens next.

How tough of a sesh is it?

It is totally normal to feel sore the day (or two) after your first class as the workout is actually a lot more than what it feels like while you’re doing it (bonus if you ask us lol). Sometimes, there may also be some bruising or mildly sore hands from gripping the pole, hoop or silks. Again, totally normal and this stuff will be much less intense over time.

Is there an age limit?

Nope! Over 18s for our heels pole classes, and all others start at 16 with parental consent. We have polers and aerialists in their 50s and 60s who started while in their 50s and 60s.

Do you do courses?

Yup! Twice annually, in Jan and Sept, we host our signature 12 week beginner course, The Momentum Method! At all other times of year, just hit the button below to start in a beginner drop in sesh!

Got ZERO experience and upper body strength. What now?

Actually, this is the perfect place to start. Because we require ZERO, and we really do mean it, ZERO, experience. We don’t teach pole and aerial because of upper body strength but in order to build it. We don’t teach pole and aerial because of existing experience, but to gain it!

If you fancy hearing us chat about that very first class, listen to our pod episode with owner Anna and instructor Shay where we talk about our first class!

READY? Let’s do it!

Book your Hen Do or Birthday Bash with Momentum x