Beginner Pole Course
If you are nervous to take a pole fitness class, do not feel fit, or are self-conscious being in a class setting, this 3 week course is perfect for you! You will learn all the basics of pole fitness and become comfortable with your movement (and pole) by the end of this course. After this course, you will move on to pole fitness 2 classes.
Pole Fitness 1
This is the starting place for you to explore fundamental pole fitness skills. No previous experience in pole fitness or dance is required. You will begin to play with combinations of movements, spins and pole flow; all while gaining more strength and endurance as pole conditioning is incorporated. Before moving on to pole fitness 3, you will need to have a solid pole climb and be able to invert (go upside down) into a crucifix.
Pole Fitness 2
In pole fitness 2, you will learn an outside and inside leg hang, butterfly, superman, and many other new skills. Pole conditioning, perfecting pole 1 skills (beginner), and upside down tricks will be the focus of this class. It is highly recommended that you have a solid handstand and forearm stand before moving to pole fitness 3 (advanced).
Pole Fitness 3
In pole fitness 3, you will take your inversions to the next level by learning more advanced skills and transitions. You will also have a deeper understanding of the way you prefer to move.
Aerial inverts, handsprings/ayeshas, and shoulder mounts will be taught in this class.
Pole Fitness 4
In pole fitness 4, you will continue to expand on skills taught in pole 3 (advanced 1).
Aerial shoulder mounts, janeiros, elbow ayeshas, table tops, various grip switches, deadlifts, muscles ups, and power spins will be taught in pole 4 (advanced 2).
Pole Strength & Conditioning
In pole conditioning class, you will use the pole and your surrounding space to strengthen and tone small and large muscle groups. Expect to be challenged and leave feeling accomplished and stronger.
This class is for all levels. The instructor will modify for any person that needs modifications, ensuring that you execute moves safely while getting a great workout in.
Pole Dance Technique
In this space, you'll combine your mind and body to your surroundings. You will learn a choreographed piece, while simultaneously enhancing your mobility, control, musicality, and expression. Slow down, sense more, and then let it all out. Come be creative, vulnerable and passionate. We ask that you are comfortable with pole fitness 2 skills and transitions before attending this class.
Pole Dance Sensuality
Here, you will integrate your natural beauty with sensual and feminine movement and dance (through mind and body connection and expression). Each class will have set choreography, along with freestyle segments. This class contains exotic components of dance, and is a safe place to explore what sexy or sensual dance means and feels like to you. We ask that you are comfortable with pole fitness 2 skills and transitions before attending this class.
OFF THE POLE CLASSES
Handstands & Acrobatics
Our handstand classes focus on learning and mastering the ability to balance on our hands, head, and forearms. One handed, press handstands, and planches are also taught. In a handstand, we use every part of our body. We learn to stabilize ourselves in our hands, shoulders, core, back, buttocks, and legs; all simultaneously.
We also teach acrobatics, which is closely related to gymnastics skills; such as cartwheels, back and front walkovers, back and front handsprings, etc. We provide safety mats during every class.
Our flexibility classes are ideal for any level of flexibility. This class is designed to increase range of motion and flexibility in our joints and muscles. We focus on both active and passive flexibility exercises.
We regularly stretch our splits (front and middle), hips, back (upper, middle and lower), chest, shoulders, feet (toe point), and everything else in between. We stretch individually and with partners. We use yoga blocks, yoga straps, bands, and the wall to further extend our flexibility. A yoga mat is required.
Beginner Yoga flow is designed to link our breath and movement together with a focus on developing mind-body connection.
We will move through a series of shapes designed to increase our strength and improve our range of motion, as well as prevent injuries.
Please bring a mat, water, and towel. Blocks and straps are optional, but are beneficial to a yoga practice.