All classes are 60 minutes in length. Every class begins with a 10-15 minute warm up, and the rest of the time will be spent learning various skills and combinations. Any class level can be repeated as many times as you wish.
Classes have a maximum capacity based on the room and style of class, so be sure to reserve your spots in advance. A class may be cancelled if there are less than 3 people enrolled within 3 hours of the class's start time.
Pole Kitten is our entry level pole class. Participants will learn basic spins, floorwork, transitions, and sitting positions on the pole. You will also learn different combinations to string together the tricks you are working on. You may join this class at any time by signing up here!
**All participants must be able to safely perform crossed knee releases and chair spins with dual sided proficiency**
In Pole Tabby, participants will expand upon their basic spins, transitions, and floorwork from Pole Kitten. You will learn different climbs up the pole, spins on spinner pole, various skills from releases, and how to invert and perform leg hangs. This level will take more skills from the ground to the air!
Sample tricks from our tabby syllabus include: Straddle spins, Reverse grabs, Jasmine spins, Crossed ankle releases, Wrist sits, Side climbs, Inverted crucifixes, Leg Hangs
**All participants must be able to safely perform crossed ankle releases, climbs, and single arm spins with dual-sided proficiency.**
In Pole Cat, participants will learn at ascend into different inverted pole from the floor and descend into them aerially. You will continue learning more advanced floorwork, transitions, and climbs, and combinations
Sample tricks from our cat syllabus include: Reverse grab variations, Leg hangs, Juliet spins, Butterflies, Jade splits, Shoulder Mounts, and Extended Butterflies
**All participants must be able to safely perform aerial inversions, extended butterflies, and shoulder mounts with dual sided proficiency**
In the Pole Calico level, you will learn different aerial inversions, more advanced transitions on and off the pole, and different repel moves.
Sample tricks from our calico syllabus include: Spinning shoulder mounts, Brass monkeys, Tick tocks, Holly drops, Caterpillar climbs, Ayeshas (all grips), and Aerial shoulder mounts.
**Instructor Permission Only**
Pole Tigress is an ongoing advanced level to continually push particiapnts' skills, incorporating many of the newest pole tricks and transitions. You will learn challenging strength moves, advanced tumbles and drops, deadlifts, and more. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you are visiting the area and would like to determine if you are eligible to take this class.
Mixed level classes are open for any Tabby and above level participants to attend. Each individual will be taught different level-appropriate skills and combinations in the class that match their current skill set and progression.
Flexy Felines-Stretch & Flexibility
Stretch & flexibility classes are open to all levels unless otherwise specified. Different variations and stretching goals will be provided for all participants depending on your personal level of flexibility.
Beg/Int Flexy Felines focuses on different stretching techniques to eventually acquire splits and backbends (bridges). Int/Adv Flexy Felines is aimed toward individuals who are either very close to or are comfortable in their splits and backbends (bridges) and would like to train over-splits and contortion back bending.
Power Panther-Strength & Conditioning
Power Panther is a conditioning based class that works both and and off the poles with different drills and/or circuits to strengthen your body for pole work. This class is open to all levels will have material and variations to benefit each individual wherever they may be.
*Note: Power Panther classes are typically performed barefoot*
Exotic & Contemporary Pawgraphy
Exotic pawgraphy is a sexy pole choreography class that will focus on learning different choreography with bi-weekly routines. This class challenged your brain as well as your body as you learn to dance your pole tricks set to a song. Exotic pawgraphy is divided based upon level with Beg/Int classes targeted toward Tabby+ participants, and Adv classes require instructor permission. Heels are strongly recommended for this class.
Contemporary pawgraphy is a contemporary pole choreography class open to levels Tabby+. Participants will want to be barefoot for this class.
Circus cats is a gymnastics based pole class focused on learning strength or gymnastics based pole and floor tricks and combinations. This class will develop handstand skills, acrobatic skills, and more dynamic pole tricks and flips. Participants must be able to perform leg hangs on each side, or receive instructor permission to take this class.
Learn both tricks and combinations of movement off the pole and on the floor in this all level class. Progressions of crawls, rolls, leg patterns, transitions, heel work, and contemporary movement will be taught to learn to dance without a pole and take your floorwork to the next level. Pants or legwarmers are strongly recommended and knee pads are often encouraged. Heels typically recommended.
This class will cover basic skills on the lyra, or aerial hoop. You will learn sitting poses, poses below and in the hoop, and combinations to string them together. No experience is required, and students may join this class at any time.
**All participants must be able to safely perform straddle mounts, basic poses in and under the hoop, and single leg hangs with dual sided proficiency**
In Lyra Cat you will continue expanding on the poses learned in Lyra Kitten and begin learning poses on the top of the hoop. More difficult transitions will be introduced and basic drops will be taught.
Sample tricks from our Cat syllabus include: Double Knees/Hocks on top of the hoop, Gazelle Split, Poisson, and Single Leg Roll Ups
Demographic specific classes: Tom Cats & Pole Cougar
While all of our leveled classes are open and welcoming to any individual regardless of age and gender, we have a few demographic specific classes on our schedule.
Tom Cats: This class is targeted specifically for male identifying participants with a focus on more masculine pole tricks and combinations. This class is open to male identifying individuals of any age or level and will progress based upon the individual’s strengths and needs.
Pole Cougar: Pole Cougar has material similar to all of our other classes but is targeted specifically for female identifying participants over the age of 30.