Ages for our Pole Dancing Classes (8-60+)
If you have never taken a pole dance class, this is the pole dancing class for you. This class includes a warm-up, core strengthening, and a cool-down with flexibility stretches. In this pole 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. The class will highlight body alignment, and confidence-building through body awareness and technique. This class is designed to introduce students to the pole and to the range of moves that can be performed with time and practice. Attention is also given to building upper body strength and flexibility all of which contribute to gaining pole skills. You can see for yourself what everyone else talking about! It will definitely leave you wanting more.
Once you’ve taken Pole .5 and passed all the requirements, move on to Pole 1! In this pole class you will start to prepare for inversions, focusing on good form and working on strengthening both sides for all moves. You must complete Pole .5 checklist to move into Pole 1 . In this pole class you will take what you’ve learned in your Pole .5 classes and bring it to the next level. This pole dancing 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, and move smoothly up and down and all around the pole and build your strength to prepare you for inversions.
After Pole 1, challenge yourself with this intermediate level class. Here you will learn inverted moves and work on putting moves together in combinations. Only for students who have completed Pole 1 checklist and can demonstrate the required moves. If you have had prior training in a different facility you must get approval by an instructor to take this class. You will learn more pole tricks including pole climbs, intermediate spins, and basic inverts and how to link them all together in a seamless, fluid routine. Students will strengthen and polish tricks and spins already learned in the beginner levels. This pole class includes warm-up, core strengthening, and a cool-down with flexibility stretches. The instructor will also work independently with students to master pole spins, turns, climbs, and inverts at their own pace and as their experience allows.
Advanced pole, here you come! This pole class will focus on strength and flexibility, learning advanced moves and putting together longer and more complicated combinations. Only for students who have completed Level 2 checklist and can demonstrate the required moves. If you have had prior training in a different facility you must get approval by an instructor to take this class.
Pole Power (currently not schedule)
This pole class is a great strength-building workout! It will focus on total body fitness that will strengthen, lengthen, and tone your body for optimal performance every day – a great improver to build up your muscles for your next pole stages, or for other sports activities. The class includes pole work such as holding a hanging grip, climbing, pull-ups and legwork. Other activities include pole tricks and transitions that help build muscle strength, planks, and press-ups, sit ups, squats, general pulse raiser moves & more. Please wear supportive clothing and athletic shoes.
Pole-ography (currently not on schedule)
In this pole class you will learn a new simple routine each class. 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! This class is NOT for first-time students as you may be expected to know basic moves and/or invert. Pole 1-3.
Interested in performing on the pole at a studio recital? Do you dream of auditioning for Bittersweet’s performance group, Relevé? Learn what captivates an audience and how to polish your moves to perfection. Practice creating routines, choreographing combinations and putting creativity and emotion in your performance. Make the simplest moves look unique and dramatic! Pole 1-3 only. This class does not focus on fitness and building strength, nor is it a tricks class. Students are meant to improve upon their existing repertoire of skills.
THIS IS NOT A POLE CLASS, INSTRUCTOR IS NOT PRESENT FOR SPOTTING OR TEACHING. Come practice what you learned in class. Open pole will be the only time you can get signed off on your moves as you work through the requirements to move up to the next level. This is only for current members who hold a membership at the studio.