Pole dancing is an integrated movement/dance form comprised of ballet alignment, modern & jazz sequences, belly dance hip work, basic tango steps...and burlesque moves, including flying turns and other maneuvers on the “pole.”
Pole dancing is “transcendent” of all forms since there are no distinct notions of “right” and “wrong,” aside from a balanced alignment and utilization of proper biomechanics on the pole. Ultimately, each woman becomes aware of the unique ways her body moves, defining her own style, enhancing her personal strengths. All our classes are two hours.
The Dancer’s Conditioning Workout:
Advanced techniques to maximize results. Appropriate for all fitness levels. A one hour class intended to strengthen and lengthen both core & structural muscles. This comprehensive workout draws upon ballet technique, yoga, Pilates, and calisthenics to maximize gains in functional strength, flexibility, balance/agility, and cardiovascular endurance. Specific methods are instructed, which include progressive muscle relaxation, diaphragmatic breathing, antagonist-agonist stretching, isometric conditioning, and neuromuscular proprioception. The warm-up for Level I - VIII pole classes incorporates this workout.
Pink Ribbon Program:
The Pink Ribbon Program is an internationally recognized Pilates-based Recovery Program developed by a survivor for survivors. This exercise program is designed to help women regain mobility, strength, and function post-operatively. This exercise program begins with a four-staged process that helps stretch and strengthen the shoulder, chest, back and abdominal muscles, increasing range of motion in those areas affected by surgery. In addition to this program, we introduce a variety of feminine movement sequences to reconnect women to the natural language of their bodies, cultivating a sense of femininity, while reclaiming the ability to feel sensuous, powerful, and beautiful.