Pole Classes at Body & Pole

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POLE CLASSES – LEVEL SYSTEM

Once you have taken INTRO TO POLE classes (We recommend taking the class at least 3-5 times), and you feel that you completely understand and get the moves you learned in Pole Virgins class, you are then ready to join any of our LEVEL 1 BEGINNER classes. DO NOT sign up for LEVEL 2 BEG/INT classes without first attending BEGINNER classes or a consent from one of the instructors.

General Disclaimer: It is our goal to meet the specific needs of our students at Body & Pole in each of your classes.  Please understand the importance of building strength and stamina while using proper technique is essential to your safety and continued growth. If you have some experience with the pole but are uncertain about your level, please register for a L2 class and the instructor can help assess your current ability. If you have not taken a class with the apparatus of choice, we advise you to first take INTRO level classes.

Pole Dancing Classes at Body & Pole

 

INTRO TO POLE – (previously “Pole Virgins”)
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*INTRODUCTION TO POLE: If you have NEVER taken a pole dance class and are a total pole virgin, this is the class for you. (we recommend taking this class 3-5 times). In this class you will learn the fundamentals of pole dance technique & strength training. From walking around the pole, to basic spins and floor work you will walk away with all you need to join our beginner level classes. Please wear shorts/pants so that the back of your knees can be exposed.

 

POLE – LEVEL 1 (*BEG)
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*Must have taken at least 1-2 INTRO TO POLE classes first (we recommend between 3-5 times). It’s time to take what you’ve learned in our Pole Virgins classes and bring it to the next level. This class was created to teach you everything you need to know in order to progress to our Level 2 classes. You won’t only have a great time but you will get an amazing cardio and strength training full body work out. Learn how to spin, climb, move smoothly up and down and all around the pole and build your strength to prepare you for inversions.

FEEL READY FOR POLE LEVEL 1? HERE ARE SOME PRE-REQUISITES:

Dual-sided proficiency while performing:
• dip turn 
• back hook spin 
• comfortable with INTRO level floor work

POLE POWER – LEVEL 1 (*BEG)
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*Must have taken at least 1-2 POLE VIRGINS classes first (We recommend between 3-5 times). This class is all about the power, strength training and conditioning with Flexibility to add to the balance. If you want to take your repertoire to the next level, or you are an advanced student who wants to nail those dynamic power moves every time, come practice your power moves and build your strength rapidly.

Pole’Ography – LEVEL 1 (*BEG)
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*Must have taken at least 1-2 POLE VIRGINS classes first (We recommend between 3-5 times). In Pole’Ography, you will learn a unique, stylized pole routine designed to increase your pole movement vocabulary while also focusing on musical and emotional connectivity. This class strives to improve your sense of musicality, lines, and expression with the use of dynamic and contrasting movement on the pole. Learn to combine moves into one beautiful flowing piece, while most importantly adding your own individuality!

Pole Dancing Classes at Body & Pole

INTRO TO HEELS – LEVEL 1 (*BEG)
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*Must have taken at least 1-2 POLE VIRGINS classes first (We recommend between 3-5 times). Pole Dance these days is more than just heels and hair, but we can’t deny the sense of freedom that comes from expressing ourselves sensually! (Plus, it’s so much fun!) In this class, you will learn and practice basic pole dance moves in high heel shoes. We’ll slide, slink, slither & slam as you can only really do when you’re wearing stilettos. This class is appropriate for all levels, including beginners. Don’t forget your favorite pair!

 

POLE – LEVEL 2 (*BEG–>INT)
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*Only for students who have been taking Level 1 classes for at least 6 weeks, have prior training in a different facility or been approved by an instructor to take this class. Ready to go upside down? This is the class for you. Created for those who are already working on basic spins & climbs and want to take it to the next level. You will be learning basic inversions and more advanced climbs, spins and floor work.

FEEL READY FOR POLE LEVEL 2? HERE ARE SOME PRE-REQUISITES:

Dual-sided proficiency while performing:
• basic pole climb
• comfortable with 2 handed spins (fireman, back double attitude, basic carousel spin, chair)
• pull up to sit
• Pole sit variations
• pull up crunch
• fan kick
• inversions (forearm headstand cross ankle pole mount, cross knee release)

POLE DIVAS – LEVEL 2 (*BEG–>INT)
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**Only for students who have been taking Level 2 classes for at least 4 weeks or have prior training in a different facility. Bring your heels and sassy sexy self to this super fun class. You will learn how to strut your stuff, sex it up and put it all together in a fabulous routine and become the diva you always wanted to be. Beware Beyonce, Body & Pole is in da house!

Pole Dancing Classes at Body & Pole

Pole’Ography – LEVEL 2 (*BEG–>INT)
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**Only for students who have been taking Level 2 classes for at least 4 weeks or have prior training in a different facility. In PoleOgraphy, you will learn a unique, stylized pole routine designed to increase your pole movement vocabulary while also focusing on musical and emotional connectivity. This class strives to improve your sense of musicality, lines, and expression with the use of dynamic and contrasting movement on the pole. Learn to combine moves into one beautiful flowing piece, while most importantly adding your own individuality! This class is NOT for beginners as you may be expected to climb and/or invert.

POLE POWER – LEVEL 2
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NOT FOR BEGINNERS, YOU MUST BE ABLE TO INVERT PROPERLY. This class is all about the power, strength training and conditioning with Flexibility to add to the balance. NOT for beginners! Level 2 and up only. If you want to take your repertoire to the next level, or you are an advanced student who wants to nail those dynamic power moves every time, come practice your power moves and build your strength rapidly.

Pole Dancing Classes at Body & Pole

SPINNY POLE – LEVEL 2 (*BEG–>INT)
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**Only for students who have been taking Level 2 classes for at least 4 weeks or have prior training in a different facility. In this class you will take your Level 2 moves to the spin pole. Learning creative ways to flow up and down the pole as it spins around. Must be comfortable with basic inversions.

POLE FLUIDITY – LEVEL 2 (*BEG–>INT)
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**Only for students who have been taking Level 2 classes for at least 4 weeks or have prior training in a different facility. In this level 2 pole dancing class, you will focus on flexibility, core conditioning, arm strength and body awareness to execute level 2 pole dance moves and spins. Rather than static moves and individual tricks, you will learn to flow your pole dancing moves into sequences.

 

POLE – LEVEL 3 (*INT)
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For students who feel very comfortable with inversions, leg hangs, climbing, and spin pole. Must have been taking our level 2 classes for at least a few months before signing up for this class, or at least 1 full year of extensive training in other facilities. If you are comfortable with all your level 2 inversions, we are ready to take you to the next level of strength and grace. In this class we raise the bar with more advanced inversions and holds as well as spins. You will learn how to put it all together in some beautiful combos, as we help you find your own strength and style. Level 2 (Beg–>Int) classes are required prior to this class, or an approval of one of our instructors.

FEEL READY FOR POLE LEVEL 3? HERE ARE SOME PRE-REQUISITES:

Dual-sided proficiency while performing:
• 1 handed spins 
• climbs and their variations (forearm climb, side climb, spinning climb on static pole)
• upright bracket/split grip holds
• familiar with the mechanics of level 2 spinny pole
• inversions:

- chopper into basic inversion
- crucifix 
- cat pounces in crucifix
- outside leg hook
- inside leg hook
- superman
- aerial inversions (from strong hold grip) 
- lay backs
- butterfly
- jamilla 
- prince stand with holding the inside leg
- inside-outside leg hangs, and transitions in/out

Pole Dancing Classes at Body & Pole

 

POLE – LEVEL 4 (*INT–>ADV)
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This class is not for the faint of heart. You have been taking POLE LEVEL 3 for a while and are ready for more, now let our instructors challenge you even more. DO NOT take this class without an instructor approval. *If you are visiting from out of town or another facility, please give us a call to find out if this is the proper class for you.

FEEL READY FOR POLE LEVEL 4? HERE ARE SOME PRE-REQUISITES:

Dual-sided proficiency while performing:
• climbs (upside down, aerial climb variations, monkey/outside leg, circus/inside leg, shoulder mount, jamilla)
• spinning inversions on static pole
• drops and tumble downs
• comfort with spinny pole and upright/inverted combos
• inversions:

- ayesha
- handspring (grip variations)
- splits on the pole (upright, jade variations, upside down variations, chopsticks)
- brass monkey 
- handstand pole mounts 
- prince Stand without holding the inside leg 

POLE FLUIDITY – LEVEL 3 + 4 (*INT–>ADV)
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In this intermediate /advanced class, focus remains on building your strength and flexibility with additional tricks and more advanced movement. As you advance your pole art, this class will focus on musicality, body alignment, finding your own style and improving your quality of movement to become a better dancer or performer.

 

POLE (PREVIOUSLY CIRQUE DE POLE) – LEVEL 5 (*ADV)
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Ready to drop some jaws and defy gravity? This class is not for the faint of heart. This is where the real pros come to play. You will learn everything the pros know how to do, from handspring variations, to drops and moves that will test the limits of your strength and flexibility. Whether an athlete, hobbyist or a performer, learn how to create and deliver a powerful, clean and dazzling performance, giving Cirque De Soleil a run for their money. Can take only with an instructor approval.

 

OPEN POLE PLAY TIME
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THIS IS NOT A CLASS, INSTRUCTOR IS NOT PRESENT FOR SPOTTING OR TEACHING. Come practice what you learned in class, bring a friend or come alone. This is not a class, you will not be learning anything new. This is not recommended for beginners, you should feel comfortable on the pole before coming to Open Pole Play Time.

POLE – OPEN LEVEL (LEVEL 2 and UP ONLY)
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NOT FOR BEGINNERS – If you are taking Level 2 classes or have been pole dancing for over 6 months at other facilities, you can join this class. In this class the instructor will teach level 2 moves and advance them to your ability and level. Teachers are open to student suggestions on moves they would like to work on that day.

FINDING YOUR FREESTYLE – OPEN LEVEL (LEVEL 2 and UP ONLY)
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**Only for students who have been taking Level 2 classes for at least 4 weeks or have prior training in a different facility. Maybe you don’t invest enough time in your freestyles, or maybe you do and you just want more. This workshop is designed to give you the tools and freedom to go deeper and farther in your freestyle movement. Become more confident in your own body and learn how YOU love to move in a supportive environment focused on the individual and the collective enjoyment of dance. In this class you will go through a guided warmup followed by assignments designed to trigger different styles and personal growth in your own pole dance. We may ask you to bring in a few favorite songs, a clothing item, or even shoes! This class is an intimate setting, and you will have lots of personal space to explore across multiple poles. (Get ready to DANCE your heart out!)

Pole’Nastics – OPEN LEVEL (LEVEL 2 and UP ONLY)
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Take your Pole tricks to the next ‘flipping’ level! This interval training class will help you transition gymnastics floor based moves to the pole. Class starts with an across the floor warm up working skills on the floor with mats before moving them to the pole (ex. cartwheels and walk-overs). Level 2 pole classes required. Must be inverting. Gym’nastics class required for at least 4 weeks or prior training at other tumbling gymnastics facilities.

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