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3 Ways Pole Dancing Exercises Benefit the Body

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  1. Strength Training: Would you like to strengthen your upper body? Pole dancing offers suspensions that challenge and strengthen your arm and core muscles in a fun and sexy ways.
  2. Flexibility: From leg splits to dance stretches, pole dancing can increase participant flexibility even after the first class.
  3. Confidence: Are you shy? Pole dancing classes are a great way to get out of your shell and get your sexy back in a safe space.

 

Would you like to try a pole dancing exercise class? Bittersweet Studios offers pole dancing classes led by experienced instructors to sculpt your body and boost your confidence.

Bittersweet Studios Whisky River Full Moon Party

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Bittersweet Studios always enjoys performing at Whisky River, and we performed aerial silks there again on June 22 for their quarterly Full Moon Blacklight party. We had a great time and the crowd was wowed by the aerial acrobatics and glowing silks. Make sure to keep an eye on the schedule and come out to see us the next time we perform!

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Marlo Fisken Workshop

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On June 16th, Bittersweet Studios had the pleasure of hosting the incredible Marlo Fisken for her signature tricks workshop. We learned some new floorwork around the pole, how to work a static pole and some fun new tricks. She was such a great instructor and pushed us all to work our hardest. The best part was at the end when she had us free-style while she called out numbers from 0 to 5, indicating how fast we should be moving, with 0 being completely still and 5 being manic. It’s always good to work on free-styling and it was fun to have some direction!

Check out video of our freestyle HERE!

International Pole Convention 2013

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Bittersweet Studios had an AMAZING time at the International Pole Convention 2013, which was held in West Palm Beach June 7-9. Our Releve Aerial Dance group performed a great doubles routine that included some acro, and Katie Cooper, one of our instructors, performed a fun solo routine. We met Oona Kivela, Marlo Fisken, Kyra Johannesen and many other incredible pole dancers as well as watched some absolutely breathtaking performances. Check out all of the videos we took at the Pole Convention on our YouTube channel!

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MargaritaFest 2013

Bittersweet Studios was incredibly excited to be a part of Folio Weekly‘s MargaritaFest 2013! We set up our area with a silk and a pole, as well as our amazing caterer available for our parties, Small Bites. The attendees were amazed by the acrobatics and loved the tank tops and tshirts we had available to buy. (If you’re interested, stop by the studio and check out our super fun shirts, such as “Life is Better Upside Down”!) While we demonstrated some pretty cool advanced moves, we tried to make it clear that we offer classes for all levels and capabilities. Almost everyone comes in with no dance or gymnastics background and little upper body strength, but that’s why we offer aerial classes! Don’t be intimidated by what you see our instructors demonstrating: you will start out at a basic and attainable level, then progress as you get stronger. There’s no harm in trying a class, and you might just find that it will change your life!

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Check out the rest of our pictures from the event on our Gallery page!

 

Bokwa Master Class

On Saturday April 27th Bittersweet Studios hosted a Bokwa master class taught by Lauren Machamer. Bokwa is a high-intensity, easy to follow cardio class that is an amazing workout. In Bokwa, you follow the shapes of letters and numbers as you move, so there’s no new complicated choreography to learn with each new song. Bittersweet is hosting a Bokwa certification on Sunday May 5th if you’re interested in becoming a certified Bokwa instructor. Call the studio at 904-451-2627 for more information!

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Releve Aerial Dance Cabaret Lyra Performance at Whisky River

On April 12th, Releve Aerial Dance was given the opportunity to perform at Whisky River for their Cabaret Night. We had a great time and the audience really enjoyed the unique entertainment of our girls floating high above the crowd!

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Relevé at the Florida Pole Fitness Championships

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On Sunday March 3, 2013, Bittersweet Studios’ performance group, Relevé, had the opportunity to perform dance, pole, lyra and silks at the close of the Florida Pole Fitness Championships in Orlando. We worked long and hard to put on a great show and we had a blast doing it! Check out video of our performance HERE.

February Girls’ Night Out

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We like to have girls’ nights out every so often for our members to have a fun time and hang out with friends. For the month of February, we had a burlesque party on the 22nd and one of our amazing instructors, Lexi, taught us a fun routine. We had so much fun dressing up, dancing, and having fun! Make sure to join us for the next girls’ night out. Check out the video HERE and make sure you keep up to date with our events by liking our Facebook page!