We value unbroken movement exploration as a core part of all of the classes we offer. Regardless if it's aerial movement, grounded dance, or conditioning we emphasize flow, transitions, and even the significance of stillness.
skills based classes
Prerequisite No experience necessary
If you have never tried pole dancing before and are curious, this class is for you! This 1-hour class is a sample sized nibble of fun. You will be introduced to the pole through a variety of basic movements including dips, slides, poses, and spins.
WARNING: Pole dancing is highly addictive. Symptoms include increased self-confidence, toned body, and lifelong friendships.
Prerequisite Newbies, Pole foundations series, or instructor permission
The novice class is designed to provide you with a strong foundation necessary for a successful pole journey. We'll concentrate on strength, body awareness, and floor work. Students will work on individual moves as well as stringing movements together to create simple combinations. You'll learn fun party tricks like climbing, inversions, and chair spin. Perfect for the next time you find yourself at Dirty Dog. #InvestInFreeDrinks
Prerequisite Novice skill proficiency or instructor permission
Intermediate classes continue to build on a students’ growing movement foundation supported by moves that begin to challenge their physical & mental boundaries. With a focus on combos, you will start to gain stamina. To amp up the fun, you will now be introduced to Spin Pole (seriously, this is life-altering). Skills learned include inside/outside leg hang, caterpillar climbs, shoulder mount, and reverse grab spin.
Prerequisite Intermediate skill proficiency or instructor permission
Y’all ready to get buck wild? Not only do we work more physically demanding skills the emphasis is building sequences together to challenge stamina. Students are presented with a wide breadth of tricks and movement styles to encourage exploration to see what works with their movement voice. Skills learned include anything including moves that require only 1 or 2 points of contact.
Prerequisite Novice experience or instructor permission
If at one moment you're going "whee!" and then a split second later you're screetching "arghdsfer##$@@#!!!" on spin pole this class is for you! We will learn how to mount, dismount, and utilize the forces of physics to create beautiful shapes and transitions on spinning pole.
performance based classes
Prerequisite Some pole required
Pole & theatre fluidity
Pole Fusion brings together beginner/ intermediate pole tricks with a variety of other dance styles, ranging from Broadway, Tango, Swing, Salsa, and more! You will learn choreography, develop character & acting skills for performance, and build ground dance techniques to compliment your pole studies.
Dance styles and choreography will rotate monthly.
No experience necessary
Bring your body, bring your movement, and let's boost our lioness power through a fierce combination of burlesque, jazz, and heels. This class connects performance elements of burlesque to the raw presence of each performer while intertwining the art of musicality. We will focus on creating lines, utilizing your space, feeling every beat of the music and bringing your character to life-wrapped up in a monthly choreographed piece.
Wear something that makes you feel confident and powerful + heels. Themes will rotate monthly.
Prerequisite SOME POLE REQUIRED
Pole, chair, & floor stiletto fluidity
Do you like to roll and writhe on all the surfaces (chair, floor, walls, literally anything) while listening to music that makes you want to curl your toes and pull your hair? If your answer is "yaaass qween!" then you need to get your sexy butt into this class. Expect to tap into some dark corners of your sexuality and let a monster come out to play.
Wear something that makes you feel sexy and fierce. Stripper heels highly recommended. Routines rotate monthly.
dance, flexibility, and conditioning classes
No experience necessary. All are welcome to join
Using the techniques of High Intensity Interval Training, we will target all of your needed aerial muscles, and their lesser used counter parts to give you a balanced and strong aerial body in a fun 45 minute class, followed by 15 minutes of active stretch cool down.
No experience necessary
Bend Not Break is 50% strength and 50% stretch. We start with aerobic movements to warm up the body and then move into exercises that build your range of motion through muscle stability, balance, and expansion. We will bend and twist your body into shapes that you never imagined possible.
Come to class wearing layers of clothing so you can get warm fast and do not forget to bring your water bottle. Hydration is essential!
Prerequisite Newbie class recommended but not required
This pole conditioning class is an open level class that works the 3 core components of pole: strength, stamina, and skin conditioning. We start with a heart rate accelerating cardio warmup, move into body weight or light kettle-bell HIIT styled exercises, and then end with pole drills with different levels of difficulty depending on the individual’s experience.
Come to class with tight shorts or capris that expose the backs of the knees and a sleeveless top. Water bottle omg.
No experience necessary.
Trying to find soulful release and balance through movement? This class is your chance to slow down and come back home to your body.
Longer than our normal group class (90 minutes!), we start with a slow, juicy warm up followed by instructor guided explorations that help you reconnect with your body’s own unique voice and movement. We blend dance, stretching, meditation, and conditioning together in to help you intuitively melt into your authentic, emotional, sensual, and erotic self. No mirrors, judgement, or self doubt. Come discover your body’s voice and let it sing.
For new class participants, please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of class.