Which classes are right for you? Our “levels” make it easy to know which classes are safe to join. Classes denoted specifically as “Fitness” classes do not use the poles, so all women are welcome.
Level 0 – Pole Virgins!
- If you have never taken a pole class, or still use silly words like “left” and “right”, then you are at level zero. A very good place to start!
Level 1 – Beginner / Ground Bound
- If you have plenty of sexy moves, but just aren’t ready to flip upside down yet, you are at level 1.
- Level one students are comfortable with moves where the hips are below the head.
- Progress at this level is focused on gaining skill at climbing, learning to invert, and building fundamentals.
Level 2 – Intermediate / Inverters
- If you can invert with control (no kicking up!), you may be a level 2 poler.
- Level 2 students must demonstrate they are comfortable with the following tricks: Inverting from the ground (including shoulder mount), pole sits, inside leg hangs, outside leg hangs, Crucifix, Flatline, Butterfly, Superman, Figurehead, Layback, Forearm stand, and Front/Back rolls.
- Level 2 students must demonstrate competence with the following spins: Around-the-world, Fireman, Ballerina, Back hook, Sundial, Attitude, and a two spin combo (ladies’ choice!)
- Progress at this level is concentrated on aerial inverting (including aerial shoulder mounts), drop tricks (Holly drop, Superman drop, etc), tricks with 3 points of contact, and single hand spins.
Level 3 – Advanced / Aerialists
- If you are consistent with aerial inverts, you may be a level 3 poler.
- Level 3 students must demonstrate competence with the following tricks (in addition to level 2 requirements): Aerial inverts, Brass monkey, Layback bridge, Genie, Extended Butterfly, and Thigh hold.
- Level 3 students must demonstrate competence with the following spins (in addition to level 2 requirements): Reverse spin, Monkey, Juliet, Helicopter Invert, and a 3 spin combo (ladies’ choice!).
- Progress at this level is concentrated on increasingly advanced moves, as well as gaining fluidity. Some examples of tricks level 3 students will work on: Closed Allegra, Jade, Iguana mount/dismount, Martini drop, Titanic, Multi-spin combos, Eros, and Fish Flop.
Level 4 – Elite / Straight Up Ninjas
- If you have mastered the Ayesha, you might be a level 4 Ninja/student.
- Level 4 students must demonstrate competence with the following tricks (in addition to level 2 & 3 requirements): Must consistently perform the Ayesha with controlled ascent and descent, Closed Allegra, Iguana mount/dismount, Dove, Caterpillar climb, Cupid, and the Unicorn.
- Progress will be toward mastering the most advanced tricks. Examples include: Janeiro, No-hand Allegra, Ayesha variations, Brass Monkey variations, etc. A great deal of emphasis will be placed on fluid transitions from one advanced move to another in a controlled and safe manner.