About our Pole Level Program
Our Level Program includes a curriculum of moves within 6 "color" routines that changes every 2 weeks to help our students practice and progress safely. We encourage students to move through the class levels at their own pace.
All students can move to the next level by requesting a Level Assessment with an instructor, and a list of required moves to pass the level can be provided before the Level Assessment. While it is not a requirement to have attended all "color" routines, the student must be able to perform these moves comfortably and confidently in order to pass. After moving up a level, students are still welcome to review lower levels.
If you already have prior experience, please contact us at 512-477-7653 so we can determine the best level for you.
This is for students that are new to pole. Learn basic pole fundamentals including proper grip, balance, and control, all while building strength! We’ll focus on walking around the pole, basic spins, and floor work. Make sure to wear shorts because we’ll be covering sitting and climbing on the pole too! No prior experience is required.
Now that climbing and sitting are familiar, let’s learn some new spins and climbs! We'll start moving up, down, and all around the pole with new moves and transitions. We will also start building strength and prepare you for your first inversion!
You are now ready to turn everything upside-down! We will improve inversions, learn leg hangs and one-handed spins, and learn more about spinning poles. Be ready to put your newfound tricks and transitions into beautiful combos.
Now that you've been hanging upside down for awhile, let's get ready for some new challenges! We'll be working on more complex pole combinations and static rotations, drops, tumbles, and introductions to handsprings.
Having built a solid foundation of pole work, this is now the opportunity to learn moves found on Pole Sport & Arts World Federation Code of Points, experiment with new pole transitions, and try to recreate those inventive and crazy tricks we see polebrities post on social media. Entering this level is by lead instructor invite only.
Come worship at your favorite house of pole every Sunday morning, where we'll come together to nurture our inner deities. Each class will begin with a focused freestyle warm-up, followed by learning 30-45 seconds of pole choreo or flow, and we'll end each class with a meditative movement exercise to cool down and center ourselves for the week ahead. A balanced blend of dance, pole, and mindfulness: everything a religious poler needs to feed their wild soul. All Sinners, Saints, and Agnostics are welcome!
Pole Flow Basics
Do you draw a blank when your instructor puts on the sexy lights and it's time to dance? Have you mastered all the moves, but struggled to put them together? This is the class for you! In this class, we will work on the basics of creating beautiful pole flow: transitions, extension, basic dance moves on and off the pole, and what to do with your hands, feet, and head! Each week we'll drill down on 2 or 3 specific skills that will help you improve your flow. Everything will be dancey, from the warm-up to the drilling to the cool down, you'll be working on finding your own unique expression in your movement! Come tap into that magnificent dancing goddess/god/enby deity inside you that we all know is dying to break out!! This is an all-levels class. However, we recommend you have taken at least 5 pole classes before signing up.
Flux - the action or process of flowing. Pole dancing is more than spins and tricks; it's the empty space in between that helps complete a dance. This class will focus on transitions, musicality, rhythm, and fluidity up, down, and around the pole as well as explore different dance styles. Our warmup may include some freestyle; creating organic body movements with cues designed to help explore your own dance style. Class may include short flow sequences broken down with details on how to make them feel easier and flow better, or it could be a choreographed routine designed to increase your pole flux. Knee pads are strongly encouraged. Heels are optional. This is an all-level class. However, we recommend you have taken at least 5 pole classes before signing up.
Pole Happy Hour
Happy Hour is a time for you to come in to the studio to practice and improve on what you’ve learned in class, train for a performance or competition piece, or connect with others at Happy Hour for pole support. An instructor will provide a guided warm up and cool down as well as spot you or answer any questions you may have. However, this is not a structured class, so no new material will be presented. This is your time, so come in prepared with what you want to work on.
Thick, Fine, and Divine
You are confidently thick. Fine. And yassss honey, divine. Pole is calling for you, too! Let's use our hips, thighs, and other ass(sets) to our advantage while learning the fundamentals of pole dance. If you've been hesitant to give pole dance a try, because of lingering physical doubts...Here is the sign you've been looking for. Come on over, or bring a friend or two! We're thick, We're fine, AND divine over here. All We're waiting for is you! 🍑
Pole Wish List
This class is a “choose your own adventure” where you get to work on your personal pole wishes. We know you have your own pole goals and are always looking at new tricks or are plagued by a nemesis move. This mixed-level class will start with a general warm-up before focusing on individual wishes. The class may also be split up based on skill level. Expect a technical breakdown of each move that will give you a better understanding of the movement’s theory, the technique needed, and how to best execute along with the challenge of learning to be comfortable in the move. Heelwork can also be part of your wish list too! Bring them or don’t. It’s up to you! Students must pass a Pole 1 Level Assessment in order to enroll.
Guaranteed to be a challenging but rewarding class built on repetition, strength training, and conditioning to take you to the next level. Focus is on consistency in technique and proper body and hand positioning on the pole in order to gain the strength and awareness to start executing moves cleanly and more effortlessly. Let's build you up to be the powerhouse poler you are meant to be. Start seeing faster pole gains by coming to this class! Students must pass a Pole 1 Level Assessment in order to enroll. Prerequisite(s
This is Flux all amped up! Get your flux on as you work through pole dance flow combinations infused with sinuous floor-work and customized trick combos. Every few weeks we'll learn a new 1:30-2:00 minute routine which will combine low flow and aerial basics with more intermediate and advanced flow and aerial skills to help you build stamina and a more advanced pole flow. Every poler deserves to feel powerful and confident when they dance, so let us help you get in touch with your inner savage!! Knee pads are strongly encouraged. Heels are optional. This class is not for the faint of heart, we recommend you have taken at least 5 Pole 2 classes before signing up.
This class will start with basic ankle conditioning and foundational heel movement exercises. We'll then focus on different heelwork flows and how to create efficient, different, and intentional aesthetics and lines desired. Flow sequences may include pirouettes, edge work, traces and threads, glides, floor work, and heel clacks. 7"-8" pole-specific heels are required, and knee pads are strongly recommended. This is an all-level class. However, students must be able to maintain upright holds and know basic hand positions and spins, so we recommend you have taken at least 5 pole classes before signing up.
This class teaches seductive choreography with sexy floor work and flowing dance moves on and around the pole. Express your feminine side and build your confidence moving around in your baddest stripper pumps! Bring your heels, knee pads, leg warmers, and knee-high socks. This is an all-levels class. However, we recommend you have taken at least 5 pole classes before signing up.
Master the art of dancing with heels and find a new kind of fluidity. We will start with a technical warm-up by practicing pirouettes, edge work, traces and threads, glides, floor work, and heel clacks. Then we'll dive into a choreographed routine experimenting with the different styles of pole dancing with heels. Heels are required, and knee pads are strongly recommended. This is an all-levels class. However, we recommend you have taken at least 5 pole classes before signing up.
Designed to help you feel more comfortable & confident in the art of pole flow all while you sweat! In this class, you will find body awareness, proper control, and learn some important tips to keep your body safe all while feeling sexy! Knee Pad and Platform Heels (Platform Boots/Closed Toe Preferred) are required. Students must pass a Pole 1 Level Assessment in order to enroll.
Flexibility & Conditioning
Back Bends and Heart Openers
This class is about back and shoulder flexibility. Focus on proper alignment, engagement, and activating the muscle groups for effective back bending. Explore flexibility and mobility, and work on ways to open, strengthen, and stabilize the shoulders, spine, and hips. Some juicy yoga woo will be incorporated at the beginning and end of every class. This class is for all levels. Beginners are welcome. It is recommended that you have a strap, yoga blocks, and a yoga mat.
Splitties for Stiffies (Front and Middle Splits)
Stiff hips, tight quads, and hamstring hell—are you constantly frustrated by these feelings no matter how much time you spend stretching? You’re not alone, and welcome to the tribe! 😉 Positive physical changes and sensations often precede big visual changes, and this will be our focus. We’ll move through a variety of strengthening exercises and stretches to improve your muscle activation and mind-body connection, which will help provide a stable foundation for your splits work moving forward. Wear clothes that allow you to relax, but focus. If dark glasses and/or earbuds will help eliminate stimulation and get you in the zone, bring those, too! Water, a sweat towel, socks, and layers may also be useful. **highly suggested tools**: 2 yoga blocks (or more), mini-bands (light, medium, or heavy, multipacks are available), yoga mat. *potentially helpful accessories*: 3lb-8lb ankle weights (useful for feedback, start light if you’re unsure), floor sliders/discs
New to splits and backbends or want some additional conditioning? This is the class for you. We'll activate and strengthen the muscles you'll need to build beautiful bridges and strong, stable splits. **highly suggested tools**: 2 yoga blocks (or more), mini-bands (light, medium, or heavy, multipacks are available), yoga mat. *potentially helpful accessories*: 3lb-8lb ankle weights (useful for feedback, start light if you’re unsure), floor sliders/discs
This class will focus specifically on active flexibility with exercises and drills to support new poses and fun shapes. If you feel comfortable working on splits and backbends, this class will build towards more advanced moves like standing splits, waterfall backbends, and elbow stands. Class will begin with a full-body warm-up but each week will have a different focus. Week 1: Straddles & Middle Splits Week 2: Front, Side, & Standing Splits Week 3: Shoulders & Upper Back Week 4: Backbends & Inversions Week 5 (if occurs in the month): Full Body Flex with Backbends and Splits Students must be comfortable sitting in a front split (does not need to be flat on the floor) and holding a bridge backbend. It is recommended that you bring a yoga mat, yoga blocks, resistance bands, and a strap.
Move it, Roll it, Stretch it
We'd pole 24/7 if we could, but we all know that isn't the best thing for your body. We know cross-training with cardio, strength, and flexibility is a great way for your pole body to maintain balance, find improvement, and even prevent injury, and we also know to give our body some R&R so it can recover between our workouts. If any of that speaks to you, then this class has all of it! We’ll start with some quick endurance cardio HIIT or circuit training to get our heart rate up and follow it with a short full-body strength training session using bodyweight resistance and strength exercises. Once our bodies are warm and pliable, we’ll get rolling! We'll foam roll, lacrosse ball, or peanut to help release our tense muscles and work out our kinks and knots from the past week and get it ready to stretch. We’ll end the class with some active flexibility or end-range work followed by gentle passive stretching to relax our muscles. Expect to feel rejuvenated after this class and ready for the week! For all fitness levels. Bring lots of water, a foam roller, balls, and a yoga mat.
Yoga for Pole Dancers
This class focuses on flexibility, balance, and strength on the mat, which all translate to pole shapes and gains. Each class incorporates a combination of different warm-up sequence flows, peak poses (such as arm balances, headstands, and standing balances), and a melty, restorative cool down. Expect an opportunity to get out of your head and into your body. No prior yoga experience is necessary but a willingness to move and stretch is. Please bring a yoga mat and water.
Fit & Flex
Looking to gain strength AND flexibility? Then this class is for you! First, we'll warm up our bodies with interval training such as push ups, sit ups, and other exercises using our own body weight. From there, we'll work on passive stretching, active flexibility, and end range control and focus our work on vertical, front, side, and middle splits, shoulders, and back flexibility. Condition and strengthen for pole and overall general fitness. Gain upper/lower body and core strength to help take you to the next level. Note: This class does not involve any work with the pole. It is an all levels class, and no pole experience is needed.
In Beginner Handstands, we work on building the strength and comfort to get upside down safely. We also focus on building the skills and body awareness necessary for students to practice handstands and handstand drills using a wall for assistance. Skills covered in this class include cartwheel drills, cartwheels, planks, headstands, press headstands, handstand drills, spot- and wall-assisted handstands. No prior experience is required.
In this class, students begin learning how to balance in a handstand using the strength in their hands and fingers along with their core. This class is appropriate for students who can do headstands unassisted, are comfortable with cartwheels, and can kick to handstand against a wall or with a spot. Skills covered in this class include: kick to handstand, press handstands, cartwheel handstands, handstand balancing with wall or spot assistance, and handstand-roll-downs. Students must be able to kick into a handstand with a spot and to do a headstand unassisted.
A Dancer's Guide...
A Dancer’s Guide… To art identity and self-expression. Do you often feel like a robot doing choreography but lost in how to express feelings and add to the performance of the dance? Are you just stuck dancing to 8 counts or worried about what comes next? Then this class is for you! In A Dancer’s Guide… we will focus on building stage presence, musicality, dance basics, and spatial awareness through across-the-floor drills, floor work, freestyle, and structured choreographies. Knee pads are recommended but will not always be required.
Bootylesque: Booty Basics
Welcome to the temple of ASS! This is a high-energy class that is all about mastering your booty moves and embracing the power of the jiggle. We'll start with some Jane Fonda-style toning to target the muscles you'll need to pop, wiggle, and shake that derrière. We'll move onto some Bounce-style twerk moves and some Bump-n-Grind butt stuff. Spandex boy/booty shorts and legwarmers are ideal for this class (or leggings that don't restrict the seismic activity of that booty). KNEE PADS and YOGA MATS are highly recommended. Whether you're a master of your posterior or are still wondering what all the rump fuss is about, you'll come away with a new respect for the power of your booty!
Bootylesque : Dance it Out
Ready to get that ass in gear? We'll incorporate the techniques you've learned in Bootylesque: Booty Basics into fun sequences. We'll build a routine in class that will range from Bounce-style Twerk to Bump n Grind Showgirl sleaze. Booty owners of all levels are welcome! If you're looking for the breakdown of the movements we'll be incorporating in class, we recommend getting friendly with Bootylesque: Booty Basics. Long live butt stuff! Spandex boy/booty shorts and legwarmers are ideal for this class (or leggings that don't restrict the seismic activity of that booty). KNEE PADS and YOGA MATS are highly recommended. Whether you're a master of your posterior or are still wondering what all the rump fuss is about, you'll come away with a new respect for the power of your booty!
This fun class will teach you how to utilize your natural skills to create sexy, provocative, and character-driven routines. Shimmy, shake, and slink through sassy burlesque techniques. The routines rotate each month (we go over the routine at the beginning of each class, so no fret if you're joining us at the end of the month). Towards the end of class, we'll divide the class and take turns performing for each other.
Focus on shape and silhouette through isolation and movement; a generous portion of teasing and grinding; rounding this delicious dish off with some zesty acro chair.
Learn a floor routine to help you with your off-pole tricks; concentrating on how to travel, roll, glide, and dance across the floor. Knee pads and leg warmers are necessary. Layers and socks are recommended. No heels are needed. Note: This class does not involve any work with the pole. All levels are welcome, and no pole experience is needed.
This class is all about tapping into your personal power. This is for students looking to develop more confidence in movement and expressive performance, discover their unique power and voice in movement, and take a moment out of their busy lives to slow down and reflect in a safe space. This class will involve guided meditation, group and partner movement exercises, eye contact exercises, and confidence building work. While this is a "Goddess" class, it is inclusive! Women, dudes, and non-binary folks are welcome!
Hula Hoop Dance
Expect a fun and energetic class where you will learn to dance with your hoops as you explore many aspects of hula hooping including on-body and waist hooping, off-body skills, twin hooping, floorwork, isolations, and tricks. This is a time to expand on your talent, build arm and leg strength, and improve coordination! No experience needed, and hoops are provided!