Pole dance and pole fitness are used interchangeably in order to describe a movement that empowers men and women, allows them to be free of inhibitions, discover and explore the abilities of their bodies and build self confidence and esteem. Many types, shapes and sizes of people are drawn to pole because of all it has to offer. While some pole dancers focus more on athleticism and raw strength to achieve those desired power moves, other dancers focus more on flexibility and grace in order to create an art that undeniably and unequivocally allows them to become other worldly. What will you style be? What will your art look like? Join the class that’s right for you and find out.
Which class is right for you?
Beginner Level Classes
These classes are suitable for those that have no pole/fitness experience or are returning to pole after a year or longer.
Beginner Pole: New to pole? New to dance or fitness? Beginner Pole is where you’ll start your journey! Each class you will become stronger and more graceful as you learn how to move around and up the pole. Learn your first spins, sits, climb and combinations to create a solid foundation of movement and body awareness.
Beginner and Beyond Pole: This class is a mixed level class suitable for those with no pole or fitness experience to students with lots of pole or fitness experience. Students will work on level appropriate skills. ALL LEVELS
Intro to Pole-The Series: This six week series is designed for the student that’s just starting pole. A progressive course focusing on the basics of pole dance including spins, transitions, climbing and building your strength through conditioning exercises. At the end of the six week course students will have gained enough knowledge to put together a short routine. Best for students with 3 months or less of pole experience.
Low Flow Choreo Series: A six week series for those wanting to learn musicality, movement and the creativity of building choreography showing how movements can connect into a fluid dance. This series will develop a routine that will build out with each class taken. Heels recommended but not required. ALL LEVELS
Get Stretched: We see flexibility in your future! In this class, students will learn how to stretch for splits, straddles, back bends, forward folds and more! Using a variety of techniques to get you bending over backwards and forwards with active, passive and partner stretching. Wear layers (bring knee pads or small pillow for sensitive knees), water, rag and be prepared to sweat! ALL LEVELS
Bootylicious: Show off your best ass-sets with this booty-focused class. Get your cardio on while learning twerks, bounces, poses and combos that would make Sir Mix-a-Lot proud! No prior pole or twerk experience required! Knee coverage and flat shoes recommended. ALL LEVELS
Open Pole: Open Pole is for anyone wishing to spend unstructured time on the pole. No instruction will be given during this time. Students absolutely may not, under any circumstances attempt any tricks that require spotting. Students wishing to participate in inverted tricks, aerial or otherwise, must be a current Dahlia intermediate/advanced level student or instructor and must have approval from Dahlia intermediate/advanced level instructors to attempt any inverted skills. The purpose of Open Pole is to practice skills students have already learned, rehearse or build routines and to allow students extra pole time. Please allow for a safe environment for all by adhering to expectations. Instructor supervising reserves the right to ask anyone not adhering to the expectations to no longer attend Open Pole.
Classes with Prerequisites
These classes may be mixed level but have prerequisites in order to take them.
Don’t Step on a Crack: A back bend focused 90 minute class. The first half of this class is spent warming up, stretching, clearing mobility and finding the full range of motion needed in order to back bend safely and deeply. We will then shift our focus to combos around the bottom half of the pole that focus on back bends. Finally, we take our fresh bends up the pole to work on the back bend trick of the evening. Reward yourself at the end of class with some nice forward folds. Prerequisites: layback (or working on it), advanced plank (or basic plank), brass monkey (or working on them), handstands, superman (or working on it), jasmine.
IntX: Drop, slink, straddle and glide into intermediate level pole tricks and spins. Join this TRICKS class with a twist on learning different exotic flares and movements to find your own sexy style. Shoes and knee pads recommended. Prerequisites: safely inverting, solid spins, working on shoulder mounts, laybacks, planks, must have 6-12 months pole dance experience.
Inversions and Handsprings: This class is apprioriate for students who have taken at least 10 months consistent Beginner Pole classes. In this class, we will condition to improve and challenge your current inversions and handsprings, as well as learn new ways to invert and handspring on the pole! We will go over inversions and handsprings such as: high-v invert, shoulder mount in various grips, flag press, extended butterfly, ayesha in various grips (split, elbow, cup, twisty, football, etc.) and more! Prerequisites: MUST BE FULLY CAPABLE OF THE FOLLOWING ON BOTH SIDES: fireman series, chair spin, basic climb, side climb, jasmine, layback (cross knee, ankle hang or thigh hang), basic invert (if close to an invert but can safely descend into crucifix or butterfly, as well as tuck and hold against pole for 10+ seconds, along with all other prereqs., please contact instructor to be evaluated), handstand against wall and pole, inverted crucifix from a controlled basic invert, butterfly.
Choose Your Own Adventure: A puzzle-based class where students will be given individual tricks or combos and be tasked with the challenge of discovering unique entrances and exits, as well as transitions into other tricks on their own. Entrances/exits, transitions, and variations will be discussed before and during to help students build a greater understanding of not only how to build phrases on their own but also so they can slowly discover their own personal “flow” and intuitive movement while expanding their pole vocabulary. Prerequisites: Student should be comfortable with basic static spins and climbs, and working on/toward inverting from the floor, jasmine, hip holds, leg hangs, genie, super woman, leg switches/swivels, shoulder mount, and brass monkey.
High Intermediate/Advanced Pole Tricks and Transitions: INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION REQUIRED
Must be fully capable of the following on BOTH sides:One handed spin/ Blind Spin, Pretty Climb, Side Climb, Straddle Invert, Shouldermount, Inside leg hang, Outside leg hang, Flag, Brass monkey, Layback (ankle hang, cross knee release, or thigh hang), Butterfly, Regular/split grip Ayesha
Private lessons available. Prices vary by instructor. Contact instructor directly or email studio for more information.