Meet your Instructors
Bec Collins may be better known as performer ‘Bebe Sparkle’, The Queen of Diamonds and creator/owner of Tasmanians largest and most respected pole studio Diamond Class Pole and Fitness Studio which started operation in 2007.
She is the award winning business owner of Diamond Class Pole and Fitness Studio (Hobart Tas) and an established performer, emcee, producer and troop leader/creator of The Diamonds of Polesque (since 2007).
Working internationally in her field as the IPDFA IPC International Correspondent and an IPDFA PolePro Master Trainer which means Bec/Bebe is not only internationally accredited at the highest level of pole instructor but also instructs for the organisation accrediting other instructors around the World.
Having performed in festivals including Falls numerous times, many Fundraising Balls and Galas, Dark Mofo she has also performed nationally including on Australia’s Got Talent multiple times as well as on many stages nationally.
At home she is responsible for progressing pole dance from the pubs and clubs of Hobart to a professional fitness, dance and theatre studio environment, she has offered Tasmanian polers the opportunity to progress on a national level by producing the Tasmanian leg of the Miss Pole Dance Australia competition.
Recognised nationally as one of the Australian Pole Dancers Magazine top 50 most influential people in the industry multiple years, Bec is extremely passionate about offering Tasmanian polers the same, if not better opportunities than are available in other states and is super proud her studio is considered as one of the most professional in Aus and the only studio in Hobart with IPDFA qualified instructors recognised by Fitness Aus.
Bec has taught and met many inspirational women and men that have gone from little self body/mind confidence and strength to finding a happier version of themselves they never thought possible through pole dance and fitness. She’s taught many title winners in Pole Dance, Burlesque, Pinup and even Drag and is known for her skills in creative choreography and character work, her flexibility and her fun motivational teaching techniques.
Awards and Other
“I believe anyone can become what they want if they work hard at it!”Bebe Sparkle
After discovering Burlesque in late 2011, Cherry was amazed by how much her confidence grew and in early 2012 she decided to delve into the world of Pole Dance as well!
Bringing these elements together (Polesque) in both her teaching and performing, Cherry has found a way to empower women and loves seeing their confidence grow as hers has.
Pole Dancing Achievements
Mary AKA Miss Minx has been apart of the diamond family for just over a year now, she’s taken part in shinning diamonds 2015 and other in house showcases. She is also passionate about Dance, she has had experience in a wide range of styles which include ballet, lyrical, jazz, song and dance and kick. Mary has been dancing for 14 years now and throughout this time has taken part and placed in numerous eisteddfods and concerts, this experience has helped immensely with the dance and choreography aspects of pole.
Now Pole is a passion of hers too that she hopes to be doing for as long as she can, the idea of a fun way to get fit drew Mary in and the encouraging and positive environment that diamond class pole and fitness provides has kept her coming back and is what makes her so proud to be apart of a wonderful studio!
Sarah began teaching her own classes at the Studio in January 2015 and at the same time joined the Studio’s performance troupe The Diamonds of Polesque.
Sarah is always involved in the many Studio events and competitions and was Stage Manager at the Miss Pole Dance Tasmania 2015 (state leg of National Competition).
Pole is Sarah’s personal pick me up, the favourite part of her day. Sarah loves that it challenges her, both mentally and physically but also offers and outlet for creativity. Through pole dancing she has gained all over body strength, fitness and flexibility and continue to do so. Pole has not only bought an added and ongoing element of happiness to her life but a deeper sense of self-confidence too.
“I feel blessed to be part of such a positive, supportive and energetic team and an amazing community. I am proud to be an instructor at Diamond Class Pole & Fitness Studio”Sarandipity
Emily has danced since the age of 5 and thinks there is no better way to express yourself.
Having tried Disco, Jazz, Hip Hop and Modern Ballet, she then tried a little Ballroom before giving pole a go. While she is a performer at heart, she finds more enjoyment from teaching and helping students achieve their goals. While Emily doesn’t have a favourite style of dance, she finds contemporary the most diverse and the easiest to tell a story.
“I may not have the strength yet to wow people with an incredible pole move, but I sure can make you smile or feel a bit emotional through a dance performance.”
Emily was a valued instructor back when we were in North Hobart a few years back and then took a break from dance/teaching. She has now returned as she missed us too much … we knew she couldn’t stay away too long and super happy to have her bubbly self back on the sparkly team
Shane has been an advanced level poler at Diamond Class since 2012 and a valued staff member for many years best known for his comedic co-emceeing roles at themed shows, cleaning the poles and helping out at every single Diamond pole show and competition and for his ridiculously acrobatic pole tricks we get him to show off regularly!
Becoming an instructor early 2019 he has judged in-house student comps and is best known for his upper body strength tricks and flips + strength training techniques that add a WOW to any pole routine!