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In Studio Classes

Pole Foundations (Intro)

Pole Foundations is our introductory level pole class for those new to pole dancing. We will begin by conditioning strength and technique for inversion preparation and climbing then move into beginner level movements including spins, sits, and floorwork. From there, we’ll put those spins, tricks and floorwork together to create choreography.

Recommended attire: 
  • Short shorts, sports bra, and tank top

Pole L2 (Beg/Int)

In Pole 2, we’ll develop strength and condition to start going upside down, inverting to outside and inside leg hangs. We will develop new movements such as crucifix, teddy hold, side climbs, and Jasmine.

Prereqs:
  • Ability to climb to the top of the pole and perform a supine floor “inversion”

Active Flexibility (All Levels)

In this Active Flexibility class, we will build and strengthen the muscular system in order to support a deepening range of motion through the body. Each class is organized around a focus on either splits or backbends. This class is all levels but is not a restorative yoga flow. If you are an extra sweaty student, please bring a small hand towel to use.

***Note that this flexibility class is not appropriate for people who are recovering from spinal surgery, and is not a replacement for injuries that require physical therapy.***

Active Flexibility L2

In Active Flexibility 2, we’ll build strength through our deepest ranges of motion while focusing on form and function. Expect to develop balance, and proper alignment techniques, gain a basic anatomy and kinesiology knowledge and work towards skills such as flat square splits, backbends from a standing position, leg scales, and twisted postures. Whether you’re looking to advance in your pole/aerial practice, or just deepen your knowledge and skills of flexibility, this class is designed to take you to the next level.

Prereqs:
  • Ability to press into wheel pose (backbend)
  • Comfortable holding a split position with shoulders over hips.

Pole L3 (Int)

In Pole 3, we will work on conditioning strength and intermediate tricks such as Jade Split, Shoulder Mount variations and transitions, and Brass Monkey tumbles. Each class includes a static pole combo and a spin pole combo putting tricks together.

Prereqs:
  • Outside Leg Hang
  • Inside Leg Hang
  • Superhero
  • Butterfly

Pole L4 (Int/Adv)

In Pole 4, we’ll begin working on Handsprings technique and strength, tricks from Aerial Shoulder Mount and Brass Monkey as well as develop technique on spin pole! This class emphasizes combos putting moves together and focusing on unique transitions.

Prereqs:
  • Reverse grab
  • Caterpillar Climb
  • Shoulder Mount
  • Brass Monkey

Pole L5 (Adv)

Pole L5 is our pre-professional class for those working on advanced tricks and transitions. Strong emphasis will be placed on movement quality and expression in combinations.

Prereqs:
  • Aerial Shoulder Mount
  • Pole assisted handstands
  • No-handed leg hang transitions
  • Handsprings in all grips
Heels and kneepads are often recommended for a portion of the class

Heels Choreography (Beg/Int)

This all levels Heels Choreography class incorporates slow movement around the pole, transitions to the floor and floor work. We’ll develop body waves, heel clacks, splits, and slinky leg waves. This class will help you learn control, coordination, and proper execution of dance elements.

Heels optional and kneepads required

Prereq:
  • At least three Pole Foundations classes

Heels Choreography (Int/Adv)

This Int/Adv Sexy Choreography class incorporates more advanced heels work such as thread throughs, weaves, skates, dynamic tricks. We’ll develop extension, musicality, fluidity and may incorporate elements such as kips, rolls, throws, dynamic spins and pirouette variations.

Heels optional, knee pads required

Prereqs:
  • Basic invert from standing
  • Forward and backward shoulder roll

Pole Freestyle (All Levels)

In Pole Freestyle, we’ll develop our unique and personal movement styles through Freedance. Your instructor will be your guide as they walk you through a series of prompts and exercises that will help you develop movement that feels good in your body.

Prereq:
  • 3 Foundations classes
Recommended Attire:
  • Loose pants, long sleeve shirt over pole attire. Socks and heels optional.

Pole Inversions Conditioning (L1+)

In this Pole Inversions Conditioning class we will work on climbs, inverts and knee hangs while focusing on technique and building endurance through circuit training. This class is often used as a bridge class between Foundations & L2 and is helpful for anyone who wants to build on their aerial basics.

Prereq:
  • Have taken at least three Pole Foundations classes

Pole Tricks Clinic (L2+)

In this Tricks Clinic class, we will progressively build on foundational movements to develop new tricks and transitions for at least one spin pole combo and one static pole combo. This class incorporates a mix of classic moves such as handspring, ayesha, and leg hangs and mixes them with new trendy shapes.

Prereq:
  • Have taken three or more L2 classes

Aerial Silks Foundations (Intro)

Aerial Silks Foundations is for those new to aerials. We’ll begin each class with conditioning movement on the ground and working with the lower third of the silk, developing the core work, flexibility and strength needed to move safely up into the air. You’ll learn how to climb up the silks, wrap foot-locks and transition to positions and tricks in the air. You’ll also work on inversion preparation.

Prereq:
  • Leggings and a bodysuit/tight fitting top

AERIAL SILKS L2 (BEG/INT)

Aerial Silks L2 is for students who are comfortable climbing to the top of the silks and putting on a basic footlock. Students will learn how to invert from standing and will learn a variety of wraps upside down including angel, catcher’s, and cross back straddle.

Prereqs:

  • Climb to the top of the silks
  • Basic footlock
  • Comfortable with basic foot lock shapes

Recommended Attire:

  • Leggings and a bodysuit/tight fitting top

Aerial Silks L3 (Int)

In Aerial Silks L3, we will begin working on inversions in the air, wraps in and out of egg-beaters, single star drop, saltos and hip keys. In each class, students will learn how to transition between tricks to develop aerial combos that students will dance together at the end of class.

Prereqs:
  • Foot lock in the air
  • Inversion from standing
  • Angel and Catcher’s lock
Recommended Attire:
  • Leggings and a bodysuit/tight fitting top

Lyra L1

In this beginner level Lyra class, we will build strength through conditioning drills on and off of the hoop. Students will learn variations on how to mount the hoop, 3-4 tricks, and transitions between the tricks to create choreography in the air.

Recommended attire:
  • Yoga pants and a tank top that you can tuck in

Lyra L2

In this intermediate Lyra class, we will condition and develop aerial strength, work on beats and dynamic movement, rolls and rotationals, begin to explore drops, and transitions between the low and high bars.

Prereqs:
  • Double knee hang with no hands
  • One pull up holding onto the top bar
  • Invert to top bar
  • Front Balance with hands
  • Star on the bar/Straddle back balance
Recommended attire:
  • Yoga pants and a tank top that you can tuck in.

Handstands & Inversions (All Levels)

In this all levels Handstands and Inversions class, we’ll progress through headstand, shoulder stand, forearm stand and handstand holds and variations. This class emphasizes conditioning drills, core work and quality of movement to build handstand technique.

Active Flexibility (All Levels)

In this Active Flexibility class, we will build and strengthen the muscular system in order to support a deepening range of motion through the body. Each class is organized around a focus on either splits or backbends. This class is all levels but is not a restorative yoga flow. If you are an extra sweaty student, please bring a small hand towel to use.

***Note that this flexibility class is not appropriate for people who are recovering from spinal surgery, and is not a replacement for injuries that require physical therapy.***

Our Pricing

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Classes must be redeemed within 1 month of purchase.

May only be purchased once the first time you come to any of our studios.

Individual Classes

Room Rental: $35/hr.
Single Class: $40
5-class Pack: $200 $190
10-class Pack: $400 $360
20-class Pack: $800 $680

All individual class packs have a one year expiration from date of purchase

Private Lessons

  • Single Private Lesson: $100
  • 5-lesson Pack: $500 $460
  • 5 Week Intensive Training Program: $600
  • 2 person semi private: $150 ($75/person)
  • 3 person semi private: $175 ($58/person)

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