New Pole Dance Schedule

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New Pole Dance Schedule – Starts June 3rd!

Sunday

  • 10am-11:30am – Level 1 | [Tiffany]
  • 11:30am-1pm – Level 3 | [Emma]
  • 1pm-3pm – Pole Clinic | [Emma]

Monday

  • 6pm-7:30pm – Poleography [Gil]
  • 7:30pm-9pm –  Level 2 [Gil]

Tuesday

  • 6pm-8pm – Leveling Up in Pole [Vinnie]
  • 8pm-9:30pm – Level 1 [Tiffany]

Wednesday

  • 4pm-6pm – Clinic [Vinnie]
  • 6pm-7:30pm – Level 3 [Vinnie]
  • 7:30pm-9pm – Level 2 [Vinnie]

Thursday

  • 4pm-6pm – Pole Clinic [Vinnie]
  • 6pm-8pm – Leveling Up in Pole [Vinnie]
  • 8pm-9:30pm – Exotic [Vinnie]

Friday

  • 6pm-7:30pm – Level 2 [Beau]
  • 7:30pm-9pm – Level 1 [Beau]

Saturday

  • 11:30am-1pm – Level 2 [Meg]
  • 1pm-2:30pm – Level 3 [Meg]
  • 2:30am-4:30am – Clinic [Meg]
  • 4:30pm-6pm – Level 4 [Beau]

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Pole Dance Class – Descriptions

Level 1: Intro to Pole is for students who are new to Pole, returning after time away, or those who wish to review the basics of static and spinning pole. Classes focus on safely engaging the upper body and core, combining simple tricks and floorwork, and learning the basics of climbing and pole sits.

Prerequisites: None

Appropriate class content includes but is not limited to:

  • Beginner/intermediate conditioning and flexibility focusing on safe engagement
  • Pole holds (tuck holds, lifts in grip variations, sits, etc)
  • Base conditioning (forearm stands, crunches, straddle-ups, etc)
  • Front and back hook spins
  • Fireman and pinwheel/firefly spins
  • Chair spin (one-handed to back grab appropriate)
  • Cradle spin
  • Any other basic spin (martini, pike, sword, etc)
  • Split Grip Conditioning
  • Pirouettes
  • Basic floorwork
  • Choreography combining any of these elements
  • Spinning Pole
  • No inverted tricks or power spins at this level

Level 2: Beginner is for students who are comfortable controlling momentum and properly engaging shoulders and core in basic spins and climbs.  This class will focus on cultivating proper technique for inversions and muscle engagement that is specific to Pole Dancing.

Prerequisites: 3 Pole crunches on each side, 6 basic spins, 2 climbs

Appropriate class content includes but is not limited to:

  • Basic inversion technique/Inverted Crucifix
  • Bracket Grip Holds
  • Apprentice
  • Inside/Outside leg hangs
  • Jade/Duchess
  • Chinese & Thigh Climbs
  • Cupids
  • Shoulder mnt. Prep
  • Spinning Pole
  • Butterfly
  • Remi Sits
  • Gene
  • No reverse grab, ballerina, or ayesha

Level 3: Intermediate is for students who have mastered basic inversion techniques and have been working on their active flexibility and proper muscle engagement.  This class will focus on more advanced inversions, tricks, and transitions; refining technique; and expanding on existing pole vocabulary.

Prerequisites (both sides): Inside/Outside leg hangs, Cupid, Shoulder Mount, 4 inverted moves in a row, splits 8 inches from the ground, 15 second bridge hold, and 30 second hollow body hold.

Appropriate class content includes but is not limited to:

  • Increased conditioning and active flexibility in warmups
  • Side/claw mounts
  • Castaway, Chinese, & Caterpillar climbs
  • One-handed versions of all basic spins
  • Beginner power spins
  • Ayesha
  • Aerial flare
  • Janeiro
  • Shoulder mount combinations

Level 4: Advanced Pole is for students with a solid grasp of climbing and inverting who wish to expand their vocabulary, refine their technique, and prepare for competition and performance. Conditioning and flexibility are significant components of this class. Students will use both static and spinning poles at the instructor’s discretion. More advanced mounts, inversions with fewer points of contact, flexibility tricks, and advanced power spins are covered; student requests are welcome.

Prerequisites (b0th sides) Instructor Certification Required:

Two Ayeshas variations, Shoulder Mount to Brass Monkey, Aerial Flare to an inversion, Catepillar & Chinese climbs, Splits 6 inches from the floor, and 30 second bridge hold.

Appropriate class content includes but is not limited to:

  • Cardio, strength training, and flexibility in warmups
  • Endurance conditioning
  • Advanced inverted poses and combinations on static and spinning pole
  • Grip switches, flips, handsprings, drops, and similarly advanced acrobatic tricks
  • Power spins
  • More difficult mounts (ayesha, handstand, cartwheel, etc.)
  • More difficult climbs (V climb, caterpillar climb, circus climb, etc.)
  • Choreography including any combination of these and Level 1 and 2 elements

 

Leveling Up in Pole is for any pole student wishing to improve their strength, flexibility, and endurance on and off the pole.  The focus is to cultivate pole-specific strength, flexibility, and engagement in order to ascend through the levels.  Classes are split into 75 minutes of strength conditioning and cardio followed by 45 minutes of flexibility training. Poles may be used for conditioning drills and for demonstrating technique at instructor discretion. This class is open to any skill levels, with beginning, intermediate, and advanced versions of most exercises.

Prerequisites: None

Appropriate class content includes but is not limited to:

  • Cardio: jogging, jumping jacks, extended flow
  • Strength conditioning on the floor (push-ups, planks,, leg lifts, hollow body, etc.)
  • Pole drills (endurance climbs, pull-up squats, cupid crunches, etc.)
  • Endurance holds (tucks, Vs, sits, forearm stands, handstands, etc.)
  • Pole-relevant basic tumbling on the mat (forwards and backwards rolls, cartwheels, etc.)
  • Active and passive flexibility drills to encompass shoulders, back, straddles, splits, oversplits, etc.

All Levels Poleography is a movement-focused class for students to explore freestyling, learn pole choreography, and improve as performers. Class will include either a fully choreographed short dance or will run more loosely as a movement exploration around one or more predetermined tricks. Class content will focus on fluidity, creating new transitions on the floor and in the air, becoming comfortable with improvised movement, engaging an audience, and musicality. Heels are encouraged but not required.

Prerequisites: Completed Level 1

Appropriate class content includes but is not limited to:

  • Cardio and flexibility in warmup
  • Across the floor exercises
  • Strength conditioning only when directly applicable to class content
  • Improvisation exercises
  • Finding space exercises
  • Choreographed dances (half a song is fine)
  • Heel technique

Exotic is a movement-focused class to students to explore the more sensual side of pole.  Students will be taken back to the roots of pole dance with moves and flow meant to seduce an audience.  There will be an emphasis on low-flow and fluidity over tricks. Heals encouraged.

Prerequisites: None

Appropriate class content includes but is not limited to:

  • Front and back rolls
  • Low Flow
  • Splits
  • Stripper pushups
  • Twerking

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