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Pole Class Descriptons

POLE

WHAT LEVEL AM I?

CLASS LEVELS ARE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT! Not just for your enjoyment, but for your safety and the safety of your classmates, too. We want you to AMAZE yourself, not hurt or disappoint yourself!

Absolute Beginner and Beginner: Start here! First time ever, first time back after an absence, and anyone looking to work on and clean up their foundation skills are welcome to take any aerial class that includes "beginner", "absolute beginner", or "all levels welcome" in the title or description. "Absolute Beginner" classes have a more gentle pace and take a deeper dive into mastering foundational aerial skills.

ADVANCED BEGINNER: After at least 8 classes, you are probably ready to try Advanced Beginner classes. For pole clases, you should feel comfortable with walks, dips/illusions, pirouettes, 3-4 spins, pole stands, crunches, and sits. Advanced Beginner is a BIG CATEGORY that includes a lot of conditioning to develop strength and learning basic inversions and aerial skills, so you are highly encouraged to keep this in your schedule permanently!

Intermediate: Once you are comfortable with the following: POLE: climbing to the ceiling, combining a few spins, connecting poses/positions on the pole, and freestyling with a few elements of aerial, base, and floorwork, Intermediate is where you will come to master inversions and longer aerial sequences. All the inversions begin here. HAMMOCK: please consult instructor. Like Beginner, Intermediate is vast and deep!

 

Advanced: After you confidently have a few different inverts on both sides from the ground and in the air in your toolbox, as well as comfort working with mixed sequences of skills and choreography, you are ready to hang out in Advanced classes!

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Pole Fitness Foundations: Beginner+

This is the place we all start our journey. Perfect for learning the foundations of pole dancing whether you have a 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 Advanced Beginner/Intermediate classes. 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 8 beginner classes before leveling up, ask your instructor if you are feeling ready for the next level.

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Pole Fitness Advanced Beginner+

Ready for the next level? Here we start to expand on everything learned in introduction to pole fitness and more. Advanced Beginner focuses on everything from strength, conditioning and flexibility to prepare you for Intermediate classes. 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. Advanced Beginner and Up. *We recommend 8 or more beginner pole fitness classes first, then move to advanced beginner+ based on instructor feedback. 

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Pole Conditioning (Advanced Beginners & up)

Inversions like "choppers", "Brass Monkey", "Trap Mount", etc; various climbs, hold and transitions are a few of the skills we will be preparing for in this class. Our goal is to increase full-body strength, "skin conditioning", and improve all aspects of pole preparation. After a typical warm up, we will work drills for conditioning to prepare for pole success. Basic inversions are also a goal! We want to help you achieve all the amazing pole goals you have in a fun, energizing class. Advanced beginner+ and up (8 previous pole classes required).

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Pole Fitness Intermediate+

Ready for the next level? Here we start to expand on everything learned in beginner pole fitness. This class focuses on everything from strength, conditioning and flexibility to inversions. 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. You're ready to climb the pole multiple times and looking to expand on base work, floor work, fluidity, choreography and putting more pieces together in your pole dance library! We will continue to work on developing sequences of skills and transitions both on the pole and to & from the pole, and basic inversions. If you’ve been attending classes regularly and inversion prep has been going well, you’re ready to start learning “choppers” and the main 5 inversions (inside leg hang, outside leg hang, cross-ankle layback, crucifix and brass monkey variations). Also, a basic introduction to handspring preparations and inversions for the advanced student. INTERMEDIATE AND UP, instructor approval required. 

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BEGINNER 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.

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Intermediate Pole Dance: Heels Edition

Come explore sensual, smooth dance flows & start combining skills and sequences with your use of heels (optional), hair flips, pole spins, and more! Whether you are seeking to build confidence in your movement or you already have it, this is the place to show it off! Class will include conditioning, options to advance skills will be included. Intermediate and up, knee pads required, must have some experience in heels, be able to climb (both sides) and train aerial skills and inversions (off the ground). 

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Intermediate Spin Pole

If you are seeking to learn flows and sequences of pole skills, inversions and tricks on a spinning pole, join this class! After we warm up, we will work on both the skills, transitions and endurance to create beautiful spin pole flows combined with different music and movement styles.  Prerequisites: you are climbing (both sides), getting into sits/knee hooks/bicep grips aerially, and attempting aerial inversions on a spinning pole. Intermediate and up.

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Pole and Chair (Advanced Beginner and up)

This is a choreography based class using the pole and a chair combined to make 1 sizzling dance flow. Heels optional, knee pads recommended, Advanced/experienced beginners and up.

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Climb & Spin Pole (BEGINNER+)

In Wendy Traskos's signature pole 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.

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Confidence Clinic: Pole for Absolute Beginners (and anyone else!)

If you are new to pole dancing and fitness, coming back after being away, or even if you are a regular student who enjoys working on basics, this class is for YOU. We will begin with 20 minutes of stretching and conditioning to prepare our bodies. Then we'll spend another 20-30 minutes on foundational pole base skills, allowing for time for questions, variations, and guided practice. We will end with guided "freestyles" in which we will use various cues to improve our confidence in our own fluid, structured or freestyle, continuous dancing. The goal is to leave our distractions and doubts at the door as we come in, and leave feeling proud, confident, and ready for whatever comes next. ALL LEVELS WELCOME. 

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POLE FLUIDITY

Now that you have a few floor, base, and aerial dance moves and skills, how do 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 & up students with modifications up/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

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FREESTYLE FLOW

Do you freeze when it's time to freestyle, or maybe you do 3 minutes of the same move? Or maybe freestyle is your favorite time to shine! Either way, please join us for this (mostly) pole dance class! We will start with simple choreography and moves and play with changes and modifications of tempo, music, emotion, and more. Then we will proceed to explore freestyle dance through guided exercises, challenging ourselves to move in new ways with confidence. ALL LEVELS WELCOME

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Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Pole Fitness

This class is ideal for both experienced (minimum 8+classes) beginners and anyone who has been taking pole classes and wants to continue developing their pole foundation skills, inversions, and flows. This class will include spins, climbs, and flows with emphasis on strength, transitions, and mastering the basics that will take your pole dancing skills to the NEXT level. Advanced beginners (at least 8 prior/recent classes, working on inversions, comfortable climbing both sides, using several grips) and up. 

AERIAL HAMMOCK & VINYASA YOGA

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AERIAL 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.

 

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RESTORATIVE AERIAL YOGA

Restorative Aerial Yoga is a calmer practice that de-stresses and decompresses the body by using the aerial yoga hammock low to the ground. Every movement is grounded. The hammock and your mat are the main props, but you can also bring your blocks and a yoga blanket for more support. By being grounded and lower to the ground each student can work on holding a gentle stretch for longer, with the option for modifications. The lower hammock can also be used for keeping your feet on the ground while also strengthening your upper body and practicing low inversions. We will stretch, strengthen, and invert while staying low to the ground. Let’s explore what lower movements can benefit you and your body. ALL LEVELS WELCOME.ALL LEVELS WELCOME.

 

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Aerial Hammock (Single Point Swivel) (intermediate/advanced)

What do you get when you cross aerial yoga with the circus? Aerial Flow 360! In this class we connect both points of the hammock to a single swivel, and then create beautiful, powerful aerial movement sequences. You control the spin & air time! Build strength and flexibility while developing graceful, connected skills. *Students must have at least 6 aerial yoga (double point) classes, OR 6 Intro to single point classes, OR instructor approval. 

 

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Aerial (hammock) Dance (Advanced Beginner and up)

This is the class for people who want to dance and spin...in the hammock! After a warm-up and conditioning session, we will be working on "choreography" in a single point swivel hammock or double point (non-spinning) to learn sequences of skills and poses to music. Hammock experience required, advanced beginners and up.

 

Aerial Yoga Class descrptons
Aerial Hoop Class Descript.

AERIAL HOOP

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INTRO/BEGINNER AERIAL 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. We have both "taped" and "untaped" classes, meaning the hoop is either wrapped in a cloth tape or not. One is not "easier" necessarily, some prefer one over the other, some like both, so try them both!  ALL LEVELS WELCOME. 

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OPEN LEVEL AERIAL HOOP

Are you ready to take your aerial hoop skills to the next level? Once you have developed the fundamentals, continue combining strength, skill, and grace in aerial hoop tricks, combinations, and flows. This class will build the strength and fundamentals to confidently create sequences including mounts; flows consisting of skills poses, and transitions; and dismounts from the hoop. LEVEL 2 AND UP, INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION REQUIRED. 

DANCE & FLEXIBILITY

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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.

 

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LIQUID MOTION

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. 

*Knee pads available for purchase in studio.

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CHAIR DANCE

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.

 

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BOOTY CAMP

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.

 

Dance & Flex Class Descrip
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