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Pole Sports and Arts World Federation (POSA) Championships 2017

On December 15th and 16th three of our youth athletes competed in Vaduz, Liechtenstein at the Pole Sports and Arts Association (POSA) World Championships. Haley Pafford, Athena Roberts, and Jayden Vyne spent months preparing for this international competition after qualifying in March 2017 at the US Pole Sports Federation Championships here in Jacksonville at the University of North Florida.

 

Haley, age 16, has been dancing her entire life and first started taking aerial classes with us, but soon fell in love with pole sports. Her incredible flexibility and grace are always inspiring and her performances are beautiful. She has taken classes at many dance studios throughout Jacksonville, FL, but her favorite is Bittersweet Studios!

How long have you been taking classes at Bittersweet? Almost4 years now.

What is your favorite aerial class? I enjoy Kat’s Lyraography class a lot.

What is the most fun part of competing? Definitely not the preparation! I love actually performing it on stage and showing everyone what I’ve built during hours of practice.

What advice do you have for someone taking a pole class for the first time? Take an Epsom salt bath afterwards!

Athena, age 11, began her athletic journey in figure skating and wanted to take aerial classes to improve her strength, balance, and flexibility. While taking aerial classes at Bittersweet Studios, she grew curious about what was happening on the other side of the curtain and took a pole class. She discovered the joy of dancing on and around the pole and her strength and flexibility have definitely improved in her two years of taking aerial classes.

How long have you been taking classes at Bittersweet? About 2 and a half years

What is your favorite aerial class? Silks.

What is the most fun part of competing? The relief of getting the routine done!

What advice do you have for someone taking a pole class for the first time? Try your best: it doesn’t come easily but you’ll get it!

Jayden, age 14, has worked tirelessly over the past several years to hone her skills in all areas of aerial dance at Bittersweet Studios. She loves both lyra and pole and always chooses unique music for her performances, using her extreme flexibility to create one-of-a-kind movements. She takes multiple aerial classes a week with us and we’ve loved seeing her strength grow!

How long have you been taking classes at Bittersweet? For about 2 years

What is your favorite aerial class? I love to take the Lyra classes

What is the most fun part of competing? I love meeting people on the team and from other countries.

What advice do you have for someone taking a pole class for the first time? Just try your best and don’t give up.

4 Year Anniversary Showcase

On Saturday, November 12th we had our four year anniversary showcase, and to make it even more fun, we had a 70s theme! Our students loved the theme and ran with it, dancing to music that ranged from “I Will Survive” to “Bad Company” to “Dancing Queen”! We loved all the neon colored costumes, and even a wig and gold accents from our guest performer, Sabrina Madsen! Check out all of the videos from the evening HERE! Our next showcase will be in the spring and we can’t wait to see what our students bring to the table!

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Flirt Your Way to Weight Loss

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Aerial and Pole Dancing: Fun and Sexy Fitness

Did you know pole dancing develops your core strength and upper body more than most other sports? Aerial and pole dance are also great ways to develop endurance and maximize your flexibility. With professional competitors across the globe, pole dancing is more than just a sexy way to stay fit…it’s a serious work out!

Join the fun and watch our professional pole dancers perform their amazing routines when you get in touch with Bittersweet Fit Studios. We offer classes, performances and more! Visit us on the web to learn more.

Spring is Coming, Try Something New

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Pole dancing fitness classes in Jacksonville are perfect

Spring is on the way, and that means people all over the country will soon be knee deep in their spring cleaning projects. Don’t forget that along with your home, your body also needs to spruce up.
Exercise is an excellent way to clean up your body’s bad habits this spring. Of all the exercise regimens out there, pole dancing fitness is the best.

Intense, yet gentle

The benefits of pole dancing fitness are applicable to many parts of the body. As a beginner, you begin to notice improvements in your core strength and flexibility. As you progress, your confidence and self-esteem starts to come along, as you learn to master certain techniques. By the time you reach advanced classes, your coordination has enriched as you start to time moves with your newfound physique.
All of this is incredibly healthy for your mind and soul. When you begin to apply yourself to a practice like this, the information helps to remove and replace a lot of unnecessary stress.
We at Bittersweet Studios, understand how the start of spring is an opportune time to cast off the weight of the past and learn something new. That’s one reason why we provide quality pole dancing fitness in addition to our many other classes.
Visit our website or call (904)-451-2627 to sign up for a class, today!

Transform Your Body, Transform Your Life

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Aerial Silk Performance

There are so many ways these days to stay in good shape. The amount of exercises seems to multiplying by the minute. It is growing at such an astounding pace – it can be truly overwhelming at times. But going to the gym to lift weights, or getting outside to run can become boring and stale, and when they do, we have the perfect solution! The classes at Bittersweet Fit Studios are designed to help you get toned muscle, and increase your flexibility. Perhaps the best part about our classes is that they are infused with fun! It almost feels like you aren’t working out at times.

Jacksonville Aerial Skill Performances

If you or someone you know is looking for a new way to exercise, or perhaps is simply looking to try something new, send them on over to Bitter Sweet Fit Studios. Our classes can help you transform yourself, and get the body you’ve always dreamed of, and have a little fun on the way too! The various classes we offer are even great as a Bachelorette Party idea!

Sculpting a Summer Body

And keeping it all year long

If you’re chasing a summer body, you better hurry up! The famed season is only weeks away and there’s only three months of summer to show it off! For many people, the rush to attain a summer body is pressure-filled. It doesn’t have to be that stressful. There is one simple way to make that summer body yours.
Get your summer body and keep it! Once September hits, doesn’t mean you have to stop all exercise. You’ll find that maintaining a fit physique all year long will do wonders for your mental state. How do you accomplish this? Enroll yourself in an exercise class!
A pole dancing or aerial arts class to be exact. In the Jacksonville area, Bittersweet Studios offers the classes that can help shape you summer body. With commitment, you can keep it too. Visit our website or call (904)-451-2627 to sign up for a class, today!

Jacksonville Grand Openings, Corporate Events, and Fundraisers

Book the Bittersweet Studios Performance Group

Everybody wants their event to be a success. However, many of the people who plan events struggle to do so. Having the Relevé Aerial Dance group from Jacksonville’s Bittersweet Studios perform at your event is a great way to make it a hit.
Here are some of occasions we can perform at.

Grand Openings

A new business needs all the publicity it can get its hands on and a grand opening offers a lot. An aerial dance performance will have people coming back long after the party.

Corporate Events

Your employees deserve a celebration. There is no better way to say “thanks” then to present a high-energy, exotic aerial performance for them to enjoy.

Fundraisers

One important aspect of holding a fundraiser is figuring out what your potential donors enjoy. If a majority of them appreciate professional dance, then our group will ensure you reach your fundraising goal.
At Bittersweet Studios, our Relevé Aerial Dance group is comprised of trained fitness and dance experts. They are all well versed in many forms of aerial arts & dance and can help your event be the memorable bash it deserves to be.
Visit our website or call (904)-451-2627 for more information!

 

An MC, High Quality Lights, and Aerial Silk Performances

How to make a club, better

Nowadays, a club itself is not enough to make a profit. It’s the extra features that a club offers which attracts party animals and keeps them going.

Things like;

An MC

A club becomes more interactive if you have one person whose main job is to announce drink specials, make announcements, and most importantly keep the crowd hyped.

High Quality Lights

A good compliment to a club’s vibe is a phenomenal light rig. With the house lights down and multi-colored spotlights going haywire, it’s hard for club goers to leave the dance floor.

Aerial Silk Performances

This has become a trend recently. The involvement of aerial silk performers from a club’s ceiling is an additional element that is more elaborate than a go-go dancer but not exhausting like full-on acrobats.

Are you interested in giving aerial silks a try? Bittersweet Studios in Jacksonville not only offers aerial classes but a diverse range of pole dancing classes as well.

Visit our website and learn more about our exciting alternatives to traditional exercise.

Top Three Reasons Why You Should Try Pole Dancing

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1.)  No longer taboo- Pole dancing used to have a negative meaning to it. Now it’s a safe and healthy workout.

2.)  Full body workout- With routines that work out your heart, abs, legs, and chest, you’ll be sure to get your full workout in each session.

3.)  Fun- When you’re working out, being stressed is the last thing you need. Pole dancing classes are offered for groups so you can go out and have some fun.

 

If you feel like pole dancing is something you’d like to try out visit bittersweetfitstudios.com for more info or visit them in person if you’re in the Jacksonville, Florida area.

 

Women and Pole Dancing

For as long as human kind can remember, women have gotten shamed and blamed for everything. If you wear red lipstick, you’re wild; if you wear a dress, you’re asking for it; if you pole dance, you’re a loose woman… It’s time to stop with all the stereotypes and take them down one by one, starting with pole dancing.

Pole dancing is not about stripping. Pole dancing is about taking who you are and challenging what you can be. It’s about strength, confidence, fitness and feeling confident in your own mind and body. It’s taking ownership of your body and using it to express yourself with an art form.3

Think of all the things you keep silent about, and then think about what it’d be like to say those things out loud. With dancing and through dancing, women reach the strength and courage they need say those things they sometimes can’t. Pole dancing may have an association with stereotypes but honestly, what doesn’t? Don’t let connotations stop you from doing something that can empower you and you might enjoy. Try it once. If you don’t like it, no harm done, but you just might discover something new about yourself in the process.