Portugal Pole Retreat

16-20 June 2023

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Pole, city & sun in beautiful Porto, Portugal

Join us for a 5-day/4-night experience with your instructors Jazzy, Wes & Indi. 

Level up your dance skills, relax, play & explore. 

What's so special about our Retreats?

Leave your stress at the door & join us in sunny, vibrant Portugal! Connect with like-minded dancers from all over the world — an experience you’ll never forget.

We are an Australian-based company that’s organized 20+ retreats and pole events around the world since 2016. No one else has more experience! You can count on us for a smooth and unforgettable experience.

Spaces strictly limited to 18 people. Reserve your spot to avoid disappointment.

Why we fell in love with Porto...

“Porto is a must-visit, oozing authenticity and charm. Come while it’s still cool but not too cool- you know how it is.” – Vanity Fair

“As Portugal has emerged as an A-List destination on the world stage appearing on ever more influencers’ Instagram accounts, the city that gave the country its name has quietly become its beating creative heart.” – Conde Nast Traveller

“Steeped in history, Porto is a haven for the design and food obsessed.” -Vogue

The little sister of Lisbon, Porto is a vibrant design- and food- obsessed city that was voted the world’s leading destination to visit in 2022. Loved for its rich culture, beautiful architecture, wide open beaches and delicious cuisine, Porto is cool, understated, authentic & charming. The kind of place you visit & fall in love with.

Steeped in history, Porto is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and when you meander the cobblestone streets of the city centre, you’ll see why. Famed for it’s glorious azulejos tiles & historic architecture, you’ll be quickly charmed. June is the month of long sunny days in Porto, perfect for exploring this creative city & hopping from one cafe to the next sampling Porto’s delicious specialities –  Port wine, seafood & Pastel de Nata (Portuguese custard tart). 

Let us take care of the details...

Your ticket includes 9 hours of Workshops with the world’s best pole dancing instructors,  accommodation, delicious food, sightseeing and social events. You’ll soak up the best Porto has to offer & have every detail taken care off.

Here’s what’s included in your Summer & Pole Dance Retreat in Porto!

9 hrs of workshops. Our small groups & your own pole means you’ll maximise one-on-one attention with your instructors.

4 nights accommodation at the stylish Catalonia Hotel in your ensuite (twin share or queen) room. Your hotel is just a 15 minute stroll to the studio and 5 minutes walking distance to the city centre. ​

Daily nourishing breakfasts and lunches. All dietary requirements are catered for.

A 3hr walking tour of the sights of Porto with our local English-speaking guide.

Delicious welcome gathering & farewell dinner sampling some of Portugal’s best cuisine.

Social events including Port wine tasting & beach picnic

A fully hosted Retreat experience with the Indi Pole team (German & English spoken)

Connect with other guests and plan your social schedule in advance! Before the retreat, you’ll connect with your instructors and other dancers in a private chat group. 

Learn incredible new skills & elevate your dance!

Your Instructors

Your instructors are Jazzy K (Switzerland), Wes Marx (Brazil) and Indi (Australia). These mesmerizing heels dancers are known for their exceptional fluidity & movement quality. Watch their dance & be swept up in their effortless flow.

Not only are these humans exceptional dancers & instructors, they truly care about their students and can’t wait to get to know you better. Our instructors join all the social events so you will have the chance to get to know them on a social level.

Dynamic & Energetic Flow

Wes Marx is a master of heels’ low-flow movement, which has become his speciality. Wes is well known for his unique style, effortlessly mixing impressive dynamic pole movements, musicality and flow. 

Goddess of Flow

Jazzy K barely needs an introduction! Well known as a leader in heels, dancers love Jazzy’s clear, precise, step-by-step instructions, breaking down the most complex movements into understandable pieces.

Liquid Legs & Slinky Queen

Indi has spent many years crafting a flowing, sensual & leggy pole style. Indi is passionate about helping dancers develop their own unique style and expression by breaking down complex techniques.

What will I learn?​

What will I learn? You’ll learn exciting new skills, choreographies and combos in heels. During workshops, you’ll have your own pole & our small group structure means you’ll receive plenty of one-on-one attention from your instructor during workshops.

What level should I be at to attend? This retreat is for you if you’re comfortable dancing in heels & can pirouette on both sides. This is not suitable for absolute beginners. This is a 100% Heels Retreat. As the Retreat approaches, you’ll complete a survey, allowing us to tailor the workshop content to our attendees in a thoughtful way.

Time to relax & explore

Porto is a lively city with a fantastic mix of culture, food, and nature. The architecture is colourful, and the riverfront is full of good vibes. June is the month of long sunny days in Porto, perfect for exploring the city or hopping down to the fantastic nearby beaches. When you’re not doing workshops, this vibrant city is yours to explore!

In addition to an unmatched pole dance program, you’ll experience the very best of Porto. We have curated a program of authentic & unique optional social events, & it’s included in your Retreat package!

Explore the city 

Saturday afternoon/evening: Porto walking tour. During your stay in Porto, we will take you on a walking tour of the city, where you’ll meander the streets & see some of its most beautiful landmarks. You’ll visit the a range of sites, showcasing the beauty, history & creativity of this vibrant, artistic city.

Vitamin sea

Sunday afternoon/evening: beach picnic. The beaches along the coast of Porto, Portugal are among the most beautiful and inviting in Europe. Whether you’re looking for a secluded cove or a bustling resort town, you’re sure to find it here. We’ll pack a picnic & go soak up some sunshine.

Good food – good life

Everyday: great food. During the retreat you’ll savor the full flavour of Portuguese cuisine. From fresh seafood to traditional meat dishes, taste the best food Porto has to offer. Pastel de Nata (Portuguese custard tart), Bacalhau (salt cod), Arroz de Marisco (seafood & rice) and Port wine are just a few of the delicious specialities of this food-obsessed city.

Retreat Schedule

Spaces strictly limited to 18 people. Reserve your spot to avoid disappointment.

Choose your Package

Twin
Share a room with your bestie or another dancer from the retreat.
1799
  • a spacious room with 2 separate beds
  • garden with small pool
  • welcome gathering & farewell dinner
  • breakfast & lunches
  • Porto tour, wine tasting & beach tour
Solo
For extra privacy, enjoy your own spacious double ensuite room (one person only).
2199
  • your own spacious double room
  • garden with small pool
  • welcome gathering & farewell dinner
  • breakfast & lunches
  • Porto tour, wine tasting & beach tour
Popular
Workshops only
This package includes all pole workshops, social events and Welcome get-together.
1299
  • Workshops
  • welcome gathering & farewell dinner
  • Porto tour, wine tasting & beach tour
  •  
  •  

Please take a look at our Retreat T&Cs

Spaces for this Retreat are strictly limited to 18 dancers, so book your spot today and join us for an unforgettable experience.

What other dancers are saying:

“I loved everything. Amazing organization, lovely people, the best instructors, delicious food, good vibes, so much inspiration.” 

Antonia – Slinky Weekend Berlin

“Beautifuly hosted, challenging but enjoyable workshops, lovely people, insanely good food. A good balance of relaxing time, optional activities & pole. I didn’t feel pressured to do everything on offer but loved that the options were there for me.” 

Bonnie – Bali Retreat

“Your retreats are always so personalized, and you can consider the needs and wishes of all students. This gives true value to it. It was unique, lovely and such an incredible experience. I would come back every year.”

Zala – Slinky Weekend Berlin

Frequently Asked Questions

This retreat is for you if you’re comfortable dancing in heels & can pirouette on both sides. This is not suitable for absolute beginners. This is a 100% Heels Retreat. 

If you opt for our solo or shared retreat package you’ll receive 4 nights accommodation, 9 hours of pole dancing workshops (3 hrs per day), breakfast and lunch each day, Welcome get together and Farewell dinner. 

If you choose the Workshop only package you’ll receive access to 6 x Pole Dancing Workshops (3 per day) and Welcome get together and Farewell dinner.

No, flights are additional and at your own expense.

Yet, not everyone is obliged to get Travel Insurance for Portugal. If you have health insurance valid in Portugal, you do not need Travel Insurance. 

If you are still wondering “Do I need travel insurance for Spain?” note that insurance is mandatory for you, only if one of the following statements applies to you:

  • You need a visa to enter Spain for short stays. One of the main requirements for a short-stay visa to Spain is a document that proves you have travel insurance that covers the whole territory of Schengen. The document must prove your insurance has minimal coverage of €30,000.
  • You will enter the Schengen zone through a member state that wants you to present proof of travel Insurance for entry to Schengen. Several Schengen countries demand travellers to prove they have travel insurance when they show up at their port of entry. You should check if the country through which you plan to enter the Schengen zone has such a requirement.

Included in your package are a welcome & farewell get together, plus all breakfasts and lunches. Some of our social events will include food & drink, though you may still wish to have dinner afterward if you’re super hungry! Workshop only package includes welcome get together and farewell dinner only.

We do our uptmost to cater to all dietary requirements. We can cater to vegetarian diets. If you have other dietary requirements and are worried about this, please reach out before booking.

Yes, you will need to arrange your transport to the hotel. You can use local public transport, a taxi or a rental car. Before the event starts, we connect all participants in a group so we can share travel options with you.

Getting to Porto city from the airport is a relatively straightforward process. The Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO) is located about 11 kilometers from the city center, and there are several transportation options available to travelers. The most convenient and fastest way to get to the city center is by using the metro. The airport has its own metro station, and Line E (Violet line) runs directly from the airport to the city center. The journey takes around 25 minutes and tickets can be purchased at the station or online. Alternatively, taxis are readily available outside the airport terminal, and the journey to the city center takes around 20-30 minutes depending on traffic. Lastly, several bus services also operate from the airport, with various routes and schedules available. However, it’s important to check the schedules in advance, as they may not operate 24/7.

Stronger pole dancing technique, friendships with like-minded people, relaxation and relief from the daily stress of home and so much more!

Yes, this Retreat is open to all genders.

If you show symptoms, our health staff will help arrange a test. If you test positive, we will assist you with understanding your options with respect to isolation. If required, you will be transferred to a hospital for treatment at your own expense.

Every Indi Pole team member is triple vaccinated. All instructors are fully vaccinated.

Awesome! That’s not a problem. You can arrange to extend your stay with the hotel directly or plan the rest of your holiday as you please.

Portugal Pole Retreat 

16-20 June 2023 

Pole, city & sun in beautiful Portugal

Join us for a 5-day/4-night experience with your instructors Jazzy, Wes & Indi. 

Level up your dance skills, relax, play & explore. 

What's so special about our Retreats?

Leave your stress at the door & join us in sunny, vibrant Portugal! Connect with like-minded dancers from all over the world — an experience you’ll never forget.

We are an Australian-based company that’s organized 20+ retreats and pole events around the world since 2016. No one else has more experience! You can count on us for a smooth and unforgettable experience.

Spaces are strictly limited to 18 people. Reserve your spot to avoid disappointment.

Why we fell in love with Porto...

“Porto is a must-visit, oozing authenticity and charm. Come while it’s still cool but not too cool- you know how it is.” – Vanity Fair

“As Portugal has emerged as an A-List destination on the world stage appearing on ever more influencers’ Instagram accounts, the city that gave the country its name has quietly become its beating creative heart.” – Conde Nast Traveller

“Steeped in history, Porto is a haven for the design and food obsessed.” -Vogue

The little sister of Lisbon, Porto is a vibrant design- and food- obsessed city that was voted the world’s best city to visit in 2022. Loved for its rich culture, beautiful architecture, wide open beaches and delicious cuisine, Porto is cool, understated, authentic & charming. The kind of place you visit & fall in love with.

Steeped in history, Porto is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and when you meander the cobblestone streets of the city centre, you’ll see why. Famed for it’s glorious azulejos tiles & historic architecture, you’ll be quickly charmed. June is the month of long sunny days in Porto, perfect for exploring this creative city & hopping from one cafe to the next sampling Porto’s delicious specialities –  Port wine, seafood & Pastel de Nata (Portuguese custard tart). 

What's included?

Your ticket includes 9 hours of Workshops with the world’s best pole dancing instructors,  accommodation, delicious food, sightseeing and social events, and you’ll experience the best Portugal has to offer & have every detail taken care of.

Here’s what’s included in your Summer & Pole Dance Retreat in Porto!

 

  • 9 hrs of workshops & you’ll have your own pole. Our small groups & your own pole means you’ll maximise one-on-one attention with your instructors.
  • 4 nights accommodation at a stylish Hotel in your ensuite (twin share or queen) room. Your hotel is just a 15 minutes stroll to the studio and 5 minutes walking distance to the city centre. ​
  • Daily nourishing breakfasts and lunches. All dietary requirements are catered for.
  • A 3hr walking tour of the sights of Porto with our local English-speaking guide.
  • Delicious welcome gathering & farewell dinner sampling some of Portugal’s best cuisine.
  • A fully hosted Retreat experience with the Indi Pole team (German & English spoken) 
  • Before the retreat, you’ll be invited to connect with your instructors and other dancers in a private Telegram group. Connect with other Retreat attendees and plan your social schedule in advance! 
  • At the end of this Retreat, you’ll have learned incredible new skills & your dance will be more bewitching, captivating, expressive & authentically you.

Your Instructors

Your instructors are Jazzy K (Switzerland), Wes Marx (Brazil) and Indi (Australia). These mesmerizing heels dancers are known for their exceptional fluidity & movement quality. Watch their dance & be swept up in their effortless flow.

Not only are these humans exceptional dancers & instructors, they truly care about their students and can’t wait to get to know you better. Our instructors join all the social events so you will have the chance to get to know them on a social level.

Goddess of Flow

Jazzy K One of the world’s best flow artists, dancers love Jazzy’s clear, precise, step-by-step instructions, breaking down the most complex movements into understandable pieces.

Dynamic & Energetic Flow

Wes Marx is a master of heels’ low-flow movement, which has become his speciality. Wes is well known for his unique style, effortlessly mixing impressive dynamic pole movements, musicality and flow. 

Liquid Legs & Slinky Heels Queen

Indi has spent many years crafting a flowing, sensual & leggy pole style. Indi is passionate about helping dancers develop their own unique style and expression by breaking down complex techniques.

What will I learn?

What will I learn? You’ll learn exciting new skills, choreographies and combos in heels. During workshops, you’ll have your own pole & our small group structure means you’ll receive plenty of one-on-one attention from your instructor during workshops.

What level should I be at to attend? This retreat is for you if you’re comfortable dancing in heels & can pirouette on both sides. This is not suitable for absolute beginners. This is a 100% Heels Retreat. As the Retreat approaches, you’ll complete a survey, allowing us to tailor the workshop content to our attendees in a thoughtful way.

Time to relax & explore

Porto is a lively city with a fantastic mix of culture, food, and nature. The architecture is colourful, and the riverfront is full of good vibes. June is the month of long sunny days in Porto, perfect for exploring the city or hopping down to the fantastic nearby beaches. When you’re not doing workshops, this vibrant city is yours to explore!

In addition to an unmatched pole dance program, you’ll experience the very best of Porto. We have curated a program of authentic & unique optional social events, & it’s included in your Retreat package!

Explore the city on a tour

Saturday afternoon/evening: Porto walking tour. During your stay in Porto, we will take you on a walking tour of the city, where you’ll meander the streets & see some of its most beautiful landmarks. You’ll visit the a range of sites, showcasing the beauty, history & creativity of this vibrant, artistic city.

Vitamin sea

Sunday afternoon/evening: beach picnic. The beaches along the coast of Porto, Portugal are among the most beautiful and inviting in Europe. Whether you’re looking for a secluded cove or a bustling resort town, you’re sure to find it here. We’ll pack a picnic & go explore

Good food – good life

Everyday: great food. During the retreat you’ll experience all the delicious, locally-sourced meals & savor the full flavour of Portuguese cuisine. From fresh seafood to traditional meat dishes, taste the best food Porto has to offer.

Retreat Schedule

Spaces strictly limited to 18 people. Reserve your spot to avoid disappointment.

Choose your Package

Payment Plans Available  

Twin
Share a room with your bestie. Or share a room with another dancer from the retreat? This is your option.
1799
  • a spacious room with 2 separate beds
  • garden with pool
  • welcome gathering & farewell dinner
  • breakfast & lunches
  • Porto tour, wine tasting & beach tour
Popular
Solo
If you'e seeking a little extra privacy, enjoy your own spacious double ensuite room (one person only).
2199
  • your own spacious double room
  • garden with pool
  • welcome gathering & farewell dinner
  • breakfast & lunches
  • Porto tour, wine tasting & beach tour
Resident
This package includes all pole workshops and an invitation to the Welcome get-together.
1299
  • Workshops
  • welcome gathering & farewell dinner
  • Porto tour, wine tasting & beach tour
  •  
  •  

Please take a look at our Retreat T&Cs

Spaces for this Retreat are strictly limited to 18 dancers, so book your spot today and join us for an unforgettable experience.

Other Dancers Voices

“I loved everything. Amazing organization, lovely people, the best instructors, delicious food, good vibes, so much inspiration.” 

Antonia – Slinky Weekend Berlin

“I have met so many amazing people through pole dance and had many unique experiences. This was one of them: the food, the classes, the people, everything. It was just incredible.” 

Iris – Slinky Weekend Berlin

“Your retreats are always so personalized, and you can consider the needs and wishes of all students. This gives true value to it. It was unique, lovely and such an incredible experience. I would come back every year.”

Zala – Slinky Weekend Berlin

Frequently Asked Questions

This retreat is for you if you’re comfortable dancing in heels & can pirouette on both sides. This is not suitable for absolute beginners. This is a 100% Heels Retreat. 

If you opt for our solo or shared retreat package you’ll receive 4 nights accommodation, 9 hours of pole dancing workshops (3 hrs per day), breakfast and lunch each day, Welcome get together and Farewell dinner. 

If you choose the Workshop only package you’ll receive access to 6 x Pole Dancing Workshops (3 per day) and Welcome get together and Farewell dinner.

No, flights are additional and at your own expense.

Yet, not everyone is obliged to get Travel Insurance for Portugal. If you have health insurance valid in Portugal, you do not need Travel Insurance. 

If you are still wondering “Do I need travel insurance for Spain?” note that insurance is mandatory for you, only if one of the following statements applies to you:

  • You need a visa to enter Spain for short stays. One of the main requirements for a short-stay visa to Spain is a document that proves you have travel insurance that covers the whole territory of Schengen. The document must prove your insurance has minimal coverage of €30,000.
  • You will enter the Schengen zone through a member state that wants you to present proof of travel Insurance for entry to Schengen. Several Schengen countries demand travellers to prove they have travel insurance when they show up at their port of entry. You should check if the country through which you plan to enter the Schengen zone has such a requirement.

Included in your package are a welcome & farewell get together, plus all breakfasts and lunches. Some of our social events will include food & drink, though you may still wish to have dinner afterward if you’re super hungry! Workshop only package includes welcome get together and farewell dinner only.

We do our uptmost to cater to all dietary requirements. We can cater to vegetarian diets. If you have other dietary requirements and are worried about this, please reach out before booking.

Yes, you will need to arrange your transport to the hotel. You can use local public transport, a taxi or a rental car. Before the event starts, we connect all participants in a group so we can share travel options with you.

Getting to Porto city from the airport is a relatively straightforward process. The Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO) is located about 11 kilometers from the city center, and there are several transportation options available to travelers. The most convenient and fastest way to get to the city center is by using the metro. The airport has its own metro station, and Line E (Violet line) runs directly from the airport to the city center. The journey takes around 25 minutes and tickets can be purchased at the station or online. Alternatively, taxis are readily available outside the airport terminal, and the journey to the city center takes around 20-30 minutes depending on traffic. Lastly, several bus services also operate from the airport, with various routes and schedules available. However, it’s important to check the schedules in advance, as they may not operate 24/7.

Stronger pole dancing technique, friendships with like-minded people, relaxation and relief from the daily stress of home and so much more!

This Retreat is open to all genders.

If you show symptoms, our health staff will help arrange a test. If you test positive, we will assist you with understanding your options with respect to isolation. If required, you will be transferred to a hospital for treatment at your own expense.

Every Indi Pole team member is triple vaccinated. All instructors are fully vaccinated.

Awesome! That’s not a problem. You can arrange to extend your stay with the hotel directly or plan the rest of your holiday as you please.

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