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July 10, 2018

Flexibility at Any Age

Flexibility is possible…at any age! Some of the most frequent questions we hear from new students are in reference to flexibility.  Everyone wants to be as flexy as possible as quickly as they can so they can get in to all of the fun new moves they’ve seen on the internet.  Just like it takes time to build your strength so that you can do new moves safely, it takes time & patience to improve your range of motion in a healthy manner.  Trying to force yourself into stretches improperly can lead to hypermobility rather than flexibility. Flexibility vs. Hypermobility: […]
April 13, 2018

Bungee Fitness is Here!

Bungee Fitness You asked for it, we got it…Bungee Fitness has arrived at Bittersweet Studios!   Bungee fitness is here & we are so excited to have this brand new workout at our studio! Many new students are apprehensive about their current level of fitness when it comes to aerial arts like our pole fitness or aerial silks classes. The bungee workout will help students build their strength and fitness in order to feel more comfortable trying out something new & gravity-defying. Bungee fitness is for EVERYONE. Bungee training will help you gain strength, control, and cardio to build your […]
March 16, 2018

Find Your Fitness

I’m not sure where the time goes, but somehow we are already three months in to 2018!  So…how are those new year’s resolutions going? By now you should be making great strides or, if you are like the vast majority, they’ve already been completely abandoned.  While that may sound a bit harsh, it’s true. Statistics show that the majority of resolutions never make it past the first quarter of the year…especially fitness related resolutions. Why is that?  The most common answer is LIFE.  Life happens. We get busy & things just fall by the wayside.  Most of us are already […]
February 15, 2018

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 […]
June 2, 2015

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 […]
February 2, 2015

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 […]
October 2, 2014

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 […]
May 1, 2013

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!
April 30, 2013

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!