This is the place we all start our journey. Perfect for learning the basics to pole dancing whether you have a pre existing background in movement arts or not. We move at a slower pace getting acquainted to some of the top moves you should know before moving to Level 1. No shoes in this class, please, we want to focus on acclimating your body to the pole! ALL LEVELS WELCOME.
*We recommend you take a minimum of 3 intro classes before leveling up, ask your instructor if you are feeling ready for the next level.
Ready for the next level? Here we start to expand on everything learned in introduction to pole fitness and more. Level 1 focuses on everything from strength, conditioning and flexibility to prepare you for level 2. We are working on 2 handed spins and lifts, preparation for inversions and leg hooks and hangs, pole climbs, movements around the base of the pole (base work) and floor work basics. Levels 1 and up welcome, instructor approval required.
*We recommend 3 or more introduction to pole fitness classes first, then move to Level 1 based on instructor feedback.
So you are feeling good, finding a groove with some good skills, transitions and flows in your toolbox? Let’s get you upside down! In this class we will continue to work on developing sequences of skills and transitions both on the pole and to and from the pole, while learning and incorporating various inversion skills into your pole flows and dancing. Levels 2 and up welcome, instructor approval required.
If you are already solidly inverting from the ground, and able to do sequences of 3 or more tricks/skills on the pole, come work on your aerial inversions and more advanced skills and sequences, including spinning pole. In this class we will focus not only on clean basics, foundations, and transitions, but on more physically challenging skills and sequences. Levels 3 and up welcome, instructor approval required.
With or without heels, this class will focus on combining elements of dance and pole skills to create short flows of choreography. Starting with fundamental elements of movement and musicality, options will be layered into the choreography to accommodate more advanced students. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.
INTRO TO HEELS
Six inch. 7 inch. 8 inch. Mules. Straps. Lucite. Crystals. Neon. Light up. Oh, all of the fun and crazy choices in dance heels! If you have been wishing to take your dancing to the next level, literally, join us in this class as we explore how to safely and confidently dance in sky high heels. We will work on using the heel as it’s own apparatus, leg and ankle strength, transitions to and from the floor, pole, and wall, and yes, even how to fall safely in heels! If you need recommendations and sources for shoes, any instructor can get you started. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.
INTRO TO EXOTIC POLE DANCE
Would you like a safe space to get your dance on and learn to connect sensual movement sequences to music, and maybe learn how to dance in heels? In this class you will be guided through dance flows both on and off the pole, including how to incorporate heels, musicality, and fluidity into your movement. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.
EXOTIC POLE DANCE
Come get your dance on and start combining more advanced skills and sequences with your use of heels, hair flips, and more! Whether you are seeking confidence in your movement or you already have it, this is the place to show it off! Levels 1 and up welcome, instructor approval required. Options to advance skills will be included.
Time to heat things up! This class will start with a stretch & warm-up before we move on to learn a short sequence of low-flow moves, breaking down and drilling each section of the sequence. Some basic inversions might be incorporated into this class. High heels (dancing shoes only) and knee pads required. LEVEL 1 AND UP
CLIMB & SPIN
In Wendy Traskos's signature sought-after class, we will start with a stretch & warm-up before we learn a mini choreographed routine to music, with a spin, a climb, and a few transitions to connect the entire sequence. All moves will be taught on a beginner level, but intermediate moves can be taught to challenge students that are ready to take it to the next level. No inversions in this class. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.
Let's increase our full-body strength to improve all aspects of dance and pole skills. This class combines on and off the pole skills to increase strength and endurance to help you achieve all the amazing pole goals you have in a fun, energizing class ALL LEVELS WELCOME.
Time to build the strength and and endurance you need for pole & aerial dancing and tricks! Starting with a stretch & warm-up, this class is all about drilling fundamentals on the floor, standing-level, and some aerial moves to help perfect your timing, endurance and technique. If you are longing to create strong, clean sequences of skills in the air, this class is a game-changer. LEVEL 1 AND UP
Slow and sexy, fluid and fierce! In this class we’ll take the tempo way down in order to focus on technique, intention, and quality of movement. Bring knee pads and your favorite pair of heels (6 inches or above please!) as we will explore a number of slow sensual low flow combinations on both the pole and the floor. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.
POLE FLUIDITY - LEVEL 1/2
Now that you have a few floor, base, and aerial dance moves and skills, how you combine them in different ways? And how do you get from one to the other? This is a multi-level class for both level 1 & 2 students offering modifications up and down based on level. Fluidity class focuses on linking a series of pole moves and tricks into seamless combinations. We are working on shaving off the beginning and end of each move as we transition to truly exude fluidity. LEVEL 1 AND UP
INSPIRED BY INSTAGRAM
Do you have a wishlist of pole flows, dances, and tricks saved in your Instagram account? So do we! In this class we will pick a weekly post and break it down piece by piece, so you can finally pay homage to your pole fitness role models! We will let you know before class what we will be working on, as well as you can submit ideas to us! This is going to be 60 minutes of so much fun you won't notice the sweat! LEVEL 1 AND UP
AERIAL & VINYASA YOGA
Aerial yoga strengthens muscles and increases flexibility throughout the body. Using the aerial hammock, students flow through a series of postures and exercises, both traditional yoga poses and more circus-like, playful moves - while both using and counteracting gravity. The hammock facilitates deep stretching, helps build strength and, because of it’s high “play” factor, can reduce stress - a physical practice, but with a deep commitment to the mind-body connection.This practice is open to all levels, even with no prior yoga experience! Aerial yoga provides a full body engagement with a soothing savasana floating in your hammock. Come dangle! ALL LEVELS WELCOME.
This practice focuses on body and mind connection while simultaneously incorporating movement with breath. Open to all levels, vinyasa flow will help target full body movement, alignment, flexibility, and strength. Prepare your body for the challenges of life, family, work, and most importantly: aerial pursuits! Meet you on the mat! ALL LEVELS WELCOME.
INTRODUCTION/LEVEL 1 HOOP
Have you dreamed of floating and spinning in the air in an aerial hoop, developing and combining strength, skill, and grace? This class will build the strength and fundamentals to confidently: mount; perform basic flows consisting of skills poses, and transitions; and dismounts from the hoop. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.
DANCE & FLEXIBILITY
This class is a combination of dynamic stretching and deep static stretching - covering all the major muscle groups. Students learn proper, safe techniques to release tight muscles, build whole body flexibility and create space in the body. Emphasis is placed on understanding body mechanics, alignment, and mindful movement. You don’t need to be flexible to take this class - modifications and progressions are provided for all levels! ALL LEVELS WELCOME.
Liquid Motion is a movement methodology that primarily utilizes the floor as its classroom, working from the ground up. It focuses on sensuality, tucking, tilting, pelvic initiation and full range of motion through the spine. Through sensual floor work combined with basic dance theory and technique, we will teach you how to control and understand your body so that you can become more fluid in all aspects of your floor, aerial and pole journey! The Liquid Motion® program will challenge you both physically and mentally in ways traditional floor work and sensual movement classes never have. The end result is breathtaking and life changing. Liquid Motion® is recognized around the world for its seamless, organic and hypnotic quality of movement. The Liquid Motion® approach is designed by real people, for real people. ALL LEVELS WELCOME. KNEE PADS REQUIRED.
*Due to the pandemic, the studio is not able to offer free loaner pads to students. Limited quantities of knee pads will be available for purchase at the studio or are available at your local sporting store.
Hip hop is a fun & high-energy way to burn calories and have some fun in the process! NO DANCE SKILLS REQUIRED! In this class we’ll be learning hip hop combos to various artists while we sculpt, tone, and burn fat! High jumps (not required), provocative floor work, and flashy moves included! Combinations contain about 7-12 counts of 8, routines will be changed out bi-weekly. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.
Contemporary dance is an excellent way to find your lines... or break them if you want! In this class we’ll be pointing our toes A LOT, learning more about musicality (bringing movement and music together), exploring the emotion of a song, and learning how to build choreography. This class is an excellent way to help build the dance flow in floor and aerial routines, as well as improve ANY dance or movement you love. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.
Let out your inner Diva! We’ll combine jazz steps with slinky, sensual dance moves - in, on, and around a chair, with a little floor work for extra fun. Each class begins with a thorough warm-up and finishes with a cool-down/stretch - no dance experience required! ALL LEVELS WELCOME.
That booty, though…in this class, that’s what it’s about! Booty working, strengthening, building, popping, twerking, dancing and fun choreography all focused on the rear view! ALL LEVELS WELCOME.