Class placement

Beginner classes do not require instructor approval. Novice, intermediate, and advanced class enrollment are subject to instructor approval. New and visiting students with pole and/or aerial experience may email [email protected] for class placement questions.

Not all classes are available on all schedules. For our current class schedule, visit our scheduling website.

Pole class descriptions

Beginner classes (no prior fitness experience required)

Pole Fundamentals

Prerequisite: none

Enroll in this course if you're completely new to pole fitness. Learn basic spins, climbs, and holds. Pole Fundamentals does not increase in difficulty during the session. Join at any time.

Fluffy Kitty™ Pole

Prerequisite: Student must identify as a plus sized person. ​

Fluffy Kitty is designed for plus-sized folx of all genders to help change the way you interact with your body. This class will help you gain strength and flexibility while cultivating a positive body image. No judgment here! Class also includes access to resources, support, and fitness professionals who specialize in plus size athleticism. There is no maximum weight limit for any of our classes.

Eat My Chrome: Pole Conditioning

Prerequisite: none

Eat My Chrome focuses on strength training without dance moves. This class offers pole-based conditioning exercises designed to help you acquire the strength necessary to safely execute more advanced moves.

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Novice classes

Pole Level 1

Prerequisite: 8 classes of Pole Fundamentals and/or consent of instructor

Required skills: carousel kick, pole sit, basic pole spins and pole grips

Students will polish up their fundamentals moves and will also add new spins, floorwork, tricks, dance elements, and strength-based moves and poses to their repertoire.


Spin Pole Level 1+

Prerequisite: 8 classes of Pole Fundamentals, a strong understanding of Pole Level 1 repertoire and/or consent of instructor

Required skills: carousel kick, pole sit, basic pole spins and pole grips

Take your Pole Fundamentals and Pole Level 1 skills and apply them to spin pole.

Pole Flow 

Prerequisite: 8 classes of Pole Fundamentals, a strong understanding of Level 1 repertoire and/or consent of instructor

Required skills: carousel kick, pole sit, basic pole spins and pole grips

Break away from tricks and find your dance expression in Pole Flow. The goal is to practice stringing together patterns that combine floorwork, spins, and basic strength poses.

Embrace Your Sexy: Level 1+

Prerequisite: 8 classes of Pole Fundamentals, an understanding of Level 1 repertoire and/or consent of instructor

Required skills: carousel kick, pole sit, basic pole spins and pole grips

Connect with the sensual side of pole dance through exotic style choreography, sensual movement prompts, and platform heel instruction. Shoes with platforms (dance or stripper heels) are recommended but not required.​


Intermediate classes

Non-invert Level 2

Prerequisite: at least 8 classes of Level 1 and consent of instructor. No tuck invert required

Required skills: Pole Level 1 requirements + stronghold crunch, chair spins, pole climbs and increased body awareness

​This course focuses on intermediate moves that do not require an invert. More complex spins, strength based moves, floorwork, and transitions will be explored throughout the semester.

​Pole Level 2

Prerequisite: at least 8 classes of Level 1 and consent of instructor

Required skills: Pole Level 1 requirements + basic tuck invert, chair spins, pole climbs and increased body awareness

Execute inversions and more advanced spins, strength-based moves, and floorwork through combos and choreography that draw on gymnastics, ballet, hip-hop, and other genres of dance.​

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Advanced class

 Pole Level 3

Prerequisite: at least 6 Level 2 classes and a strong understanding of Level 2 repertoire

Required skills: Pole Level 2 requirements + inside/outside leg hangs, shoulder mount, advanced spins and climbs, body awareness, active flexibility, and mental toughness

This course requires a high level of stamina, strength, and technique. You will focus on proper technique in spins, dance, and floorwork as well as conditioning and flexibility exercises to create extreme feats of athleticism. 

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Aerial arts class descriptions

​Beginner classes (no prior fitness experience required)

Aerial Fundamentals

Prerequisite: none

Enroll in this course if you're completely new to aerial arts, or for those who need to build up strength and confidence before moving to other classes. We'll introduce three circus apparatuses: static trapeze, lyra (aerial hoop), and silks (circus fabric). This course offers a solid base of basic techniques, locks, and holds that reappear in all levels of aerial arts. You will also learn aerial awareness and develop a basic aerial vocabulary.​​


Intro to Hammock

Prerequisite: none

Aerial hammock is one of the most accessible apparatuses in aerial arts. This class will include conditioning and instruction on basic poses, mounts, and transitions.

Fluffy Kitty™ Aerial

Prerequisite: none

Fluffy Kitty is designed for plus-sized folx of all genders to help change the way you interact with your body. This class will help you gain strength and flexibility while cultivating a positive body image. No judgment here! Class also includes access to resources, support, and fitness professionals who specialize in plus size athleticism. There is no maximum weight limit for any of our classes.

Novice Classes

Circus Conditioning

Prerequisite: must be able to mount apparatuses or consent of instructor

This class welcomes all levels and focuses on building strength, flexibility, and stamina on aerial equipment. This class is especially useful for students who wish to acquire the strength necessary to advance in the Defy Gravity curriculum.

Hammock Level 1

Prerequisite: at least 8 classes of Intro to Hammock and instructor approval

Students will build on the knowledge gained in Intro to Hammock and will learn new moves that require more strength, flexibility, and endurance.

Silks I

Prerequisite: Complete a silks evaluation with an aerial instructor

Aerial silks are both beautiful and challenging. Students will learn how to climb, execute basic holds using the feet & hips, and how to control the fabric. Students will continue to build strength and proper technique.


Silks Conditioning

Prerequisite: Same as Silks I

This conditioning class is open to those who are cleared for Silks 1. Similar to Circus Conditioning, this class focuses specifically on strength, flexibility, and stamina as pertains to silks.


Trapeze I

Prerequisite: Complete a trapeze evaluation with an aerial instructor

Keep in mind that this is static trapeze, not flying trapeze or swinging trapeze. We will learn basic tricks and expand on our understanding of good fundamentals technique. Learn the basics and work up to more challenging tricks. This class will get you off the ground, onto the bar, and into the ropes!


Lyra I

Prerequisite: Complete a lyra evaluation with an aerial instructor

Lyra is the perfect apparatus for those looking to flow from one beautiful pose to the next. Students will learn basic mounts, poses, and transitions while also growing their aerial vocabulary and technique in this class.

Intermediate Classes 

Open Silks: Level I and Up

Prerequisite: must already be enrolled in Silks 1 or Silks 2

Open silks is designed for Silks 1 and Silks 2 students to explore new moves and combos. Students must take Aerial Fundamentals and be cleared for Silks 1 before signing up.


Open Trapeze: Level I and Up

Prerequisite: must already be enrolled in Trap 1 or Trap 2

Open trapeze is designed for Trapeze 1 and Trapeze 2 students to explore new moves and combos. Students must take Aerial Fundamentals and be cleared for Trapeze 1 before signing up.


Open Lyra: Level I and Up

Prerequisite: must already be enrolled in Lyra 1 or Lyra 2

Open lyra is designed for Lyra 1 and Lyra 2 students to explore new moves and combos. Students must take Aerial Fundamentals and be cleared for Lyra 1 before signing up.


Advanced Classes

Silks 2

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and silks evaluation

This class will push students harder physically on silks with heavier conditioning and more complex tricks. Build off your Silks 1 curriculum to create new sequences and shapes in the air. This class is only for students who have demonstrated a complete understanding of all Silks 1 tricks and technique.


Lyra 2

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and lyra evaluation

This class will push students harder physically on Lyra with heavier conditioning and more complex tricks. Build off your Lyra 1 curriculum to create new sequences and shapes in the air. This class is only for students who have demonstrated a complete understanding of all Lyra 1 tricks and technique.


Trapeze 2

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and  trapeze evaluation

This class will push students harder physically on trapeze with heavier conditioning and more complex tricks. Build off your Trapeze 1 curriculum to create new sequences and shapes in the air. This class is only for students who have demonstrated a complete understanding of all Trapeze 1 tricks and technique.

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Additional open-level classes (no prior fitness experience required)

​​​​​Bend & Flex: Flexibility for Pole and Aerial Arts

Prerequisite: none

Bend N Flex offers a comprehensive, deep stretch session that works to open hips and loosen tension in common areas. If you're looking to get your splits, oversplits, a backbend, or just increase your overall flexibility, Bend n' Flex will help.

Burlesque Basics

Prerequisite: none

This class explores different styles of classic and neo burlesque utilizing different genres of music, conventional (and non-conventional props), and varied dance styles. Routines feature solo dancing, as well as dancing in pairs and larger groups. Get a heaping dose of self-love and confidence as we flirt, seduce, and tease. All shapes, sizes, genders, and fitness levels are welcome and no dance experience is required. Wear clothes that are comfortable and easy to dance in.

Vertical Barre: Cardio Conditioning for Dance

Prerequisite: none

This open level class is perfect for anyone wanting to cross train and/or learn the dance basics. We’ll use a combination of dance- and ballet-inspired cardio and conditioning exercises designed to strengthen and increase stamina across all dance forms. We’ll also teach fundamental ballet movements like developpes, plies, jumps, and pirouettes.

Beginner Belly Dance

Prerequisite: none

Explore the ancient form of belly dance. Learn to move and isolate your hips, arms, and chest in very new ways. Strengthen your muscles, flexibility, and your body confidence. Learn the shimmy, belly rolls, as well as traveling steps and turns. Belly dance with fun, upbeat music, and break out some new moves for the dance floor.

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Prerequisite: none. Not currently scheduled

The combination of acrobatics and yoga is a partner-style exercise in which one person of the team "bases" or sustains the other person – the "flyer" – in the air. This class teaches fundamental concepts of both of these roles as students explore both hand/feet hold techniques and the art of sustaining stunning yoga poses while suspended.

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