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classes

Black Widow offers a variety of classes for pole dancers and athletes at all levels. Our core classes are designed to teach required skills for the progressing dancer. We recommend students attend at least 1 core class per week in addition to a mix of general curriculum classes for best results. Please note the pre-requisites and specified core level before signing up for a class.

core classes and level descriptions

Intro to Pole

Pre-requisites: None

Ready for your first pole class? This is the perfect place to start! In this class, you’ll learn proper form, simple spins, and beginner flow with support from our wonderful instructors. No experience is needed for this class, just bring yourself, some water, and get ready for a great time!

Shorts and sleeveless or shortsleeved shirts recommended. Kneepads are optional.

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Beginner Pole

Pre-requisites: None

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This class is designed for new dancers to build strength and confidence on this new apparatus. You’ll learn beginner spins, climbing, and basic combos needed for higher level classes.

 

Shorts and sleeveless or shortsleeve shirts recommended.

Intermediate Pole

Pre-requisites: basic invert, climb

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Previously Pole 201, combos, tricks, and new ways to invert will be introduced in this class. Get ready to expand your pole repertoire!

 

Advanced Pole

Pre-requisites: Mount, Aerial Invert, Brass Monkey

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Previously Pole 301, this class is for high intermediate to advanced students. Students will start taking moves to the next level and focus on building stamina and stregth. 

general curriculum

Chair Flow

Prerequisites: None

Learn sensual and fluid movement on an average piece of furniture. Students learn a chair dance choreography that may utilize pole and floor techniques as well. Learn to use your environment and blur the separation between you and the apparatus. You'll never look at a chair the same way again! 

Strength and Flexibility

Prerequisites: None

Build strength and flexibility in this approachable and fun conditioning class! Students will go through a thorough warm up and work several core muscle groups important for pole. The class ends with targeted flexibility work. This class is perfect for newbies looking to get stronger and bendier as they start their pole journey!

Beginner Polography

Prerequisites: At least one beginner pole class

Tie together walks, spins, and flow from Beginner Pole into a cohesive choreography. In this class, you’ll start to explore your own personal style.

 

 

Socks, pants, and kneepads are recommended. 

Liquid Motion

Prerequisites: At least one beginner pole class

Achieve seamless and natural movement quality by applying basic dance theory, fitness, conditioning exercises, and sensual movement exploration in this floorwork class. Liquid Motion is a movement methodology that encourages dancers to find their own unique sensual movement style. Come find out what it means to "Get liquid"!

Sacred Twerk

Prerequisites: None

Learn how to control and isolate the glutes and to use your core and legs efficiently to maximize the booty bounce. This class is a full body cardio workout so be prepared to sweat! Please wear leggings that allow the glutes to jiggle as needed. No shorts as we cannot afford that level of hotness.

Heelcraft

Prerequisites: At least one beginner pole class

Dancing in heels is an art all its own. Heelcraft provides students with a solid foundation for dancing in heels. Develop stability and balance as you learn to move smoothly and naturally through drills and short choreographed sequences. This class is appropriate for both students brand new to heels as well as those looking to refine their heel technique.

Low Flow

Prerequisites: At least six beginner polography classes

Learn fluid and hypnotic movement while working exclusively on the bottom half of the pole. Students learn spins and transitions strung together in a combo developed to optimize flow. Move with purpose and utilize your energy to the fullest to find your own flow state using the pole as your apparatus.

Beginner Spin

Prerequisites: At least five beginner pole classes

Spin pole can feel like a whole new apparatus. Whether this is your first time trying spin pole or you're just looking to create more natural and fluid movement on spin, Beginner Spin is certain to teach you proper spin control and technique and to improve your spin pole skills.

Intermediate/Advanced Spin

Prerequisites: Beginner Combos and Conditioning, Beginner Spin Pole, Profiency in Climbs

Take your spin pole skills to the next level. Intermediate/Advanced Spin is a natural progression from the skills you learned in the beginner version of this class. Learn more physically demanding holds and poses while also incorporating increased speed and as well as inversions in your flow. 

Beginner Combos and Conditioning

Prerequisites: Proficiency in climb, pole sit, jasmine

Build endrance and learn common transitions on static pole including jasmine to genie, martini variations, brass sits, and more! Students will focus on conditioning for long term sustainable movement.

Intro to Inverts

Prerequisires: Proficiency in climb, pole sit, jasmine

Ready to go upside down? Whether this is your very first invert or you're looking to smooth and condition, this class will teach proper activation and technique to go upsidedown

Mobility

Prerequisites: None

Mobility means "the ability to move or be moved freely and easily." Beyond simple conditioning, this class combines strengthening, stretching, and myofascial release techniques to help you achieve a supple muscles and supported joints. This class is perfect for any mover or athlete.

Splits and Flexibility 

Prerequisites: None

Focus on building the stregnth and flexibility you need for splits and other flexy moves! This class offers conditioning, stretching, and safe progressions for you to acheive side and middle splits, back flexibility, and sustainable mobility for long term movement.

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