Class Descriptions

Pole Classes

  • GENTLE POLE

  • Gentle Pole is a somatic based pole dance class. This class starts with breathing exercises and continues with Bartenieff Body Connection warm up. You’ll find your flow through pole choreography and learn to move your body with ease around the pole. Gentle Pole will help you find your connections with the pole and your body.
    * This class is for all levels. No prior pole or dance experience required. Leggings and/or knee pads are recommended.

     

     

  • CONTEMPORARY POLE

  • This class combines the artistry of contemporary dance with the strength of pole dancing. This somatic-based contemporary pole class applies Laban Efforts to pole dancing for flow and expressivity. Through a choreographed routine, you’ll explore creative ways for bodily stroytelling and expressions.
    *All levels are welcome. Not recommended for first timers.
  • POLE (LOW) FLOW

  • This choreography based pole class includes low flow tricks and spins that are performed on the lower part of the pole and around the base as well as floor work. Low Flow focuses on finding fluidity and ease in your movement while creating momentum and seamless transitions between your moves. This class will also give you a strong foundation in musicality. A general familiarity with basic pole spins and moves is necessary. Depending on the level of the class, beginner or intermediate/advance low flow tricks will be performed.
    * Participants must be familiar with basic pole spins and moves. Knee pads are recommended.
  • POLE FIT L1

  • Pole Fit L1 is This class is perfect for beginners and people who are new to pole dance. This is the beginning of your pole and dance journey! You’ll learn the foundations of pole dancing and build your strength. This dynamic class will teach you a variety of beginner pole moves including pole spins & twirls, climbs, pole sits, as well as simple transitions and short combos. Pole Fit L1 will help you increase your body awareness and feel connected to yourself!
    * This class is for all beginners. No experience is required. Please wear shorts for this class.
  • POLE FIT L2

  • Ready to get upside down? In this class you’ll start to learn pole inversions and get used to the sensation of being upside down. You’ll continue to build advanced beginner/intermediate pole moves, leg hangs, and combos while developing your strength further.
    * Not for beginners – participants must be comfortable with pole climb, pole sit variations, and basic pole spins. Instructor approval recommended.
  • POLE COMBOS L3

  • You will learn intermediate/advance static pole dance combos in this class.  This class explores static pole tricks and transitions from a creative perspective. You will be introduced to more dynamic spins, flips, jumps, and more complicated combinations with less points of contact.
    * Participants must be comfortable with aerial inversions and shoulder mounth.

     

Off the Pole Classes

  • FLOORWORK

  • This class focuses on your relationship with the ground, utilizing movement and body organization patterns that supports you to move in and out of the floor efficiently with momentum. Drawing inspirations from pole dance and contemporary dance, you will explore organic and smooth transitions, body locomotion, and sequences with different qualities and dynamics such as rolling, swinging, falling, and balancing. This class provides a variety of alternate movements for each movement and sequence. All levels and abilities are welcome.
    *We recommend leggings/sweat pants and socks for this class.
  • SOMATIC-BASED CONTEMPORARY DANCE

  • This class focuses on spacial and body awareness, use of body weight and weight shifts, floorwork, turns, muscle engagement, and dynamic alignment. With the contemporary and release forms at its core, you’ll learn a choreography sequence, play with expressive movement qualities & Efforts, have fun with inversions, and connect with the floor in safe ways.
  • MOVEMENT for EVERYBODY

  • Give yourself permission to move! You’ll creatively engage with emotional, physical, and cognitive processes through movement and dance. This class will allow you to safely explore and express yourself freely. Movement for Everybody offers a guided movement practice that helps you find body-mind connectivity and harmony.
    *This class is for everyone who wants to move! No experience is needed.