New Perspectives Pole and Aerial

Class Descriptions

Intro to Pole

Come learn the basics of pole! Learn basic spins, floorwork, hand positioning, and how to move around the pole in this class, all while building upperbody and core strength. Simple transitions between skills will be learned. We recommend this class be taken 3-6 times before advancing. A sample of some of the things you will learn can be seen here.

Pole Level 1

Once you have mastered the skills in the intro class, you will start to make these moves more advanced and add variety to them. You will add to the spins you already know and start learning basic climbing technique and basic body grips. You will also start putting skills you know together in simple flows and routines. In these routines, you will begin adding your own flare to the moves you have been taught. Through the skills taught in this class, you will being developing the strength and body awareness to go upside down! Basic spin pole will be instroduced. Instructor Approval needed. Here is an example of some of the skills taught in Level 1.

Pole Level 2

In this class, you will learn even more complex and combined spins. You will also start to learn tricks up on the pole and begin basic inversions on the pole. You will learn to string moves together in basic flows, including some on the pole. Moves will incorporate both static and spin pole. Instructor Approval needed. Here is an example of a Level 2 routine.

Pole Level 3

In this class, you will start to learn more complex inversions and holds. You will also be inverting in the air in this level. There will also be more freedom to begin creating your own combos and flows with moves you are taught. Instructor Approval needed. Here is an example of a Level 3 routine.

Pole Level 4

In this class, you will begin using more flexibility and strength for complex and varied moves. Skills will become more individualized to the students strengths. Drops and more fluid transitions between tricks will be taught. Instructor Approval needed. Here is an example of a Level 4 routine.

Pole Level 5

In this class, you will be working towards creating and developing new moves and transitions, as well as learning advanced skills. Seamless transitions between skills, as well as transitions from floor work and pole work will be taught. Instructor Approval needed. Here is an example of a Level 5 routine.

Open Level Pole

While this is still a structured class, you will work on progressing what you already know at your own level. Skills will be adjusted to level of the participants in the class. This class is open to any student who has completed Intro to Pole.

Spin Pole Fluidity

This class will focus exclusively on spin pole. You will work on entrances and exits from the pole, as well as building combinations that flow efortlessly around it. A strong invert is required for this class.

Pole Dance Level 1

Come and learn how to dance with the pole! You will be taught a short choreographed routine where you will learn to string spins and floorwork together fluidly and effortlessly. This class is open to any student who has completed intro to pole Here is an example of a Pole Dance Level 1 routine.

Pole Dance Level 2

Learn more complex flows both on and off the pole, with music. This class will incorporate spins, transitions, and pole work. In the level 2 class, we will also explore more styles of pole dance, such as contemporary and theatrical, in addition to traditional pole styles. This class is open to any student who can safely invert. Here is an example of a Pole Dance Level 2 routine.

Freestyle Flow

Get in the zone of movement with and around the pole! This class will focus on enhancing your freestyle through a series of excercises designed to highten your awareness of your personal movement style. If you need inspiration for a routine, motivation to find your own style, or the confidence to make freestyle a regular practice, this is the class for you! All movement styles are welcome: from sexy and sassy to contemporary dance to gymnastic. Heels are welcome but not necessary. This class is open to anyone who has taken at least one intro to pole class.

Sassy Stilettos

Break out your high heels and sparkly shorts for an all levels dance class! Learn to use your heels to glide effotlessly around the floor and the pole. This class is open to anyone who has completed intro to pole. Here is an example of a Sassy Stilettos routine.

Pick A Trick

Are there certain moves you want to learn or focus on? Things you wish there was more time in class to do? Come to this class prepared with a list of things you have been working on or would like to work towards and the instructor will guide you. This class is open to anyone who has completed intro to pole.

Intro to Aerials

This class will teach you the basics of both aerial silks, trapeze, and lyra. Learn basic terminology and skills. The intro class will focus mostly on core strength. We will start with various climbs and progress into different holds, inversions and touch upon choreography.

Lyra/Trapeze Level 1

Lyra (Aerial hoop) and trapeze classes include a warm up, stretch and strength tips, and conditioning. In this class you will learn various ways to mount and dismount. You will also learn different hangs, poses, and transitions both above and below the bar. The skills to be learned on these are endless. This class is open to any student who has completed Intro to Aerials.

Lyra/Trapeze Level 2/3

This class will build on material learned in Level 1 for more complex moves and transitions. It will also start to introduce dynamic movement on the trapeze and lyra. Here is an example of a Level 2/3 Lyra routine.

Aerial Silks Level 1

Aerial Silks classes include a warm-up, stretch and strength and various conditioning skills. In this class, we will build on the skills learned in the intro to aerials class. You will be introduced to drops, partnering, and moves higher in the air. This is a perfect way to get in a great workout and have fun at the same time! This class is open to any student who has completed Intro to Aerials.

Aerial Silks Level 2/3

This class will start to do basic moves aerially, as well as learn to use them to flow into other moves. Drops and complex (stacked) drops will be introduced as well.

Aerial Dance

This class introduces students to choreography in the air! The class will utilize both aerial fabric and aerial hoop to create routines done to music that focus on fluidity on the apparatus.

Open Play

This is unstructured time for you to practice what you have learned or work on routines. This includes all aerials and pole work. No instruction will be given. A staff member will be present, but you are only allowed to do skills that you are comfortable doing without a spotter.

Flexibility

Improve your flexibility today! Flexibility is important to keep your body and joints and healthy for the demands of any sport, including aerial work. Use this class to relax the tension out of your body or gain the flexibility for high level moves. The stretches done in this class can be modified to any flexibility level. This class is open to anyone, whether or not they participate in any pole or aerial classes.

Pole/Aerial Conditioning

Come to build strength for your next move or to just get in shape! We will work on strengthing the entire body. You must have completed intro to pole or intro to aerials to participate in this class.

Floor Inversions

Learn how to be upside down on the ground! Skills such as headstands, elbow stands, handstands, will be taught. This class is for people who have never been upside down to those who have mastered their handstands and are looking to take them to the next level. This class is open to anyone, whether or not they participate in any pole or aerial classes.

Beginner Belly Dance

In this class, you will learn basic bellydance movements put to different songs and beats. At the end, moves will be combined into a short routine wearing bellydance attire provided for you!

BellyFit

Get ready to SWEAT!! BellyFit is a unique combination of traditional style Bellydance/zumba and aerobic movements to form a fitness based dance class. It also incorporates yoga, Pilates, and barre work. This class aims to target, isolate, and control all those muscles needed for bellydance. Strengthen and tone your body with an amazing workout you will love!

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