POLE AND AERIAL ARTS SUMMIT 2024

Currently the ONLY Business Conference for the Pole and Aerial Arts sector in the UK!

Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd of June 2024

Do not miss this event for a chance to:

– learn together

– stop struggling alone

– gain expertise in all areas of business and teaching

– listen to talks by experts within and outside of the industry so we can come out of our echo chamber

– meet and collaborate

– rise together and elevate the industry!

Held in Gloucester, this event fuses practical pole/aerial workshops, so instructors can leave their teacher self at the door and enjoy being students,

conference talks by vetted experts,

hands on business optimisation workshops,

and a content day to fill your b roll with videos galore (don’t worry, the studio is entirely unbranded) and professionally edited candid photos of you teaching and training so your marketing shots are sorted!

Whether you teach pole or an aerial discipline, you run classes as a freelancer, you own a studio or want to open one, this is THE event for you to gain invaluable knowledge, advice and coaching so you can crack on pursuing your goals without wasting time, money or opportunities!

Sessions and Itinerary

We’ve got a whopping 22 events happening over the three days!

FRIDAY 21/06/2024, 6pm onwards

STUDIO OWNERS AND INSTRUCTORS


📍 Momentum Pole & Aerial, Gloucester
Pole Tricks, Heels Pole, Aerial Straps Technique workshops for instructors

Teachers: Lauren Jamieson – aerial, pole teachers TBC

Dinner and drinks in town – not included in ticket price

SATURDAY 22/06/2024, 9.30-5pm

STUDIO OWNERS

📍 Gloucester Guildhall, Bluecoat Room

Expert talks on sales, business 101, team leadership, Instagram optimisation, marketing, burnout and finance, by Anna Rohnbogner, Scott Baldwin, Sara Kedge, Maria Stutt, Rachel Luke, Lucy Cropper and Scott Johnson.

INSTRUCTORS

📍 Gloucester Guildhall, George Hunt Room

Expert talks on injury mindset, longevity, effective talk-teaching and communication, dyspraxia, imposter syndrome, running a biz and family life, compassionate coaching and bookkeeping by Annie Norris, Scott Johnson, Lauren Jamieson and Rebecca Solomon, Shay Maloney, Ayesha Agogo, Dr Julia Frearson, Kelly Gentleman and Tessa Thomas.


7.30pm Conference Social at Warehouse 4, Gloucester Brewery – dinner and drinks not included in ticket price


SUNDAY 23/06/2024


STUDIO OWNERS, 9.30-4pm

📍 Gloucester Guildhall, Bluecoat Room

Hands on workshops with

– Anna Rohnbogner: Steps to building a 6-figure studio (60 mins)

– Rachel Luke: Email marketing to level up your retention and new starters numbers (2hrs)

– Scott Baldwin: Easy optimising of your website to gain more clients (2hrs)

INSTRUCTORS, 10-4pm

📍 Momentum Pole & Aerial, Gloucester

Kassia Portas: Mitigating upper body injuries in recreational polers and aerialists (2hrs)

Content Jam with photographer Lottie for all your marketing pics and vids (studio is entirely unbranded):

– fill your b roll with a ton of videos for social media

– candids of you in your element – 5 edits included

– individual headshot blasts – 3 edits included

Ticket Options

Several ticket options ensure you can find the deal that works best for you!

£250 FULL weekend ticket, access to all sessions of your choice

£150 SATURDAY ticket, access to studio owner or instructor talks

£150 SUNDAY ticket, access to studio owner workshops or instructor seminar and content session

£60 FRIDAY ticket, access to one pole/aerial workshop only

If you fancy coming as a studio gang, we do group discounts, starting at £650 for 3 persons from the same studio. Please email me on anna.rohnbogner.coaching@gmail.com for bundles for bigger groups.

Please note that accommodation is not included. When purchasing your ticket, you will be asked if you want to join a WhatsApp group of fellow attendees looking to share AirBnbs. Tickets include tea, coffee and biscuits on session days. Breakfasts, lunches, dinners, drinks and socials are not included.

Where are Conference Venues?

Conference venues are in Gloucester City centre, and within a 20 minute walk of each other along the stunning Gloucester Docks. Venues are within walking distance of shops, restaurants, bars, city centre AirBnbs and hotels. The Guildhall and Momentum Pole & Aerial can be reached on foot from the train and bus stations, with local bus stops close by.

Momentum Pole & Aerial
Unit 54b
Morelands Trading Estate
Gloucester
GL4 4WB

Momentum Pole & Aerial Gloucester is a 2,000 sq ft studio with two pole areas and aerial truss. Tea and coffee facilities are on site, a microwave and kettle, changing facilities, WIFI, and Aldi is the nearest supermarket at a 3 minute walk away, plus Hetty’s café and the BBQ Society downstairs are open on weekends for food, drink and brownies. Parking is free. Find more info on the studio here.

Gloucester Guildhall
23 Eastgate Street
Gloucester
GL1 1NS

Gloucester Guildhall houses the Bluecoat and George Hunt Rooms for Saturday and Sunday. The venue has a range of facilities including a café/bar and is connected to a multi level car park. Talks and seminars will use projectors and whiteboards. Find all venue info
here.

What to Expect

Pole and Aerial Arts Summit is definitely professional and all things business BUT it’s not stifling or pretentious. It’s simply a weekend for us to nerd out on becoming less exhausted, more productive and successful studio owners, and gearing up to becoming better and more well rounded instructors!

Who is it for?

– current and future pole/aerial studio owners

– freelance pole/aerial instructors

Why attend?

There is nowhere else in the UK right now that helps us in our lives as studio owners and teachers with all the things we struggle with, like work-life balance, imposter syndrome, marketing and advertising, how to keep the studio afloat and growing, how to teach without wrecking your body in the long term, selling your classes, having a positive relationship with your team, achieve your business goals and not lose your mind in the process 🙂

Plus it’s a good chance to meet others in the same boat so we stop struggling on our own, and be part of a growing number of people in the pole and aerial arts sphere who are keen to level up x

What’s included?

All scheduled sessions according to your ticket type! This means top notch knowledge and expertise from renowned teachers, business coaches, clinical psychologists, lecturers, sports therapists, digital marketing wizards and accountants!

What happens if I miss a slot? Can I chop and change what I attend?

All cool! Yup, you design the schedule that works best for you! Attend across studio owner and instructor strands, have a break when you need and come along to all the things that tick your boxes. The exact timings and schedules will be released at least 6 weeks before the conference date.

How much is it?

Absolute bargain of only £250 for the full weekend! Can’t make all three days? Don’t worry, we have £150 day tix for Saturday and Sunday, and a £60 option if you just want a workout on the Friday!
Bundle options are available for you to save some cash: 3 attendees from the same studio can come for only £650, whoop!

Can I spread the cost?

Totally cool to divide the cost with 2 instalments! There is a non-refundable deposit of £50 per ticket (£150 for bundle) due upon booking to secure your space, with the remaining balance due on 13/05/2024. Please email me on anna.rohnbogner.coaching@gmail.com for the deposit option! x

PAAS 2023 Feedback

“I’m really feeling for all the studio owners who didn’t book today…they’re already missing so much and it’s not even lunch yet! Being able to share your worries and woes with other Studio Owners in the same situation, sharing knowledge and experiences, and finding the joy in what we do – this is what the PAAS is all about. Left the day feeling grounded, informed and ready for the future of my Studio!” Lucy

“I’m now in the process of setting up a pole & aerial studio after owning a business in a different sector for many years. This conference was actually super helpful for both, not just the pole & aerial studio. It was fantastic value for money & given me so many ideas. Thank you!” Zoe

“PAAS was amazing. I learned so much from each speaker and I feel so inspired to build my business up to be even bigger. I also feel closer to others in the industry now, knowing that we’re all learning together.” Maria

“The diversity of speakers and range of topics covered was fantastic. Each topic being covered with a depth of knowledge and passion. Also great to see how broad the community is!” James

“Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the day. What a wonderful array of expertise and amazing talent! Massive thanks to Anna for organising this. I will 💯 be back for next time and highly recommend this to any studio owner/pole instructor. Exceptional value for money and excellent organisation, well thought out and put together. See you next year!” Sonia

Ready for your best year in biz?

If you’re ready to

– level up your studio

– attract more new starters

– fill your classes

– retain regular clients for longer

– have a harmonious team

– crack marketing, advertising and sales as painlessly as possible

OR

– keep developing as an instructor

– need some professional headshots and teaching action shots

– build confidence as a teacher

– learn more about the bodies and minds of the people you work with

– take charge of your career and working life,

We will hang out in June!

Really looking forward to seeing you at the conference!

Ts and Cs

Some elements of the conference may be filmed for marketing and advertising purposes. If you do not wish to be filmed on any advertising or marketing materials, please inform us. Conference tickets do not include accommodation, travel or food. Tickets are non-refundable but transferable. If you sell your ticket to another attendee, please inform us.