POLE DANCE COURSES at Bottoms Up!
Pole dance is amazing for fitness, strength and toning. Many people these days are looking for an alternative to traditional gym sessions and have found what they are looking for in pole dance classes. You don’t need any sort of strength or fitness to try. Pole will build your strength from day one! Bottoms Up! pole dance courses run in 8 week terms, one regular class per week for one hour. Classes include a warm up, pole work, spins, aerial tricks, floor-work, foot-work, movement, dance and warm down. Content progresses week by week, course by course, as your strength, skill and confidence increases. We do advise you need to be able to attend at least 80% of your 8-week course. We use 45ml static & spin poles with a range of different skin grips to choose from. Using a standard width pole in the beginning is advisable, as it will build your wrist & forearm strength and control right from the beginning. Bottoms Up! is a fun and friendly environment, come alone or come with friends. We welcome all ages, walks of life, shapes & sizes, male & female. Pole is an awesome sport and anyone can begin!
WARNING – POLE DANCING IS HIGHLY ADDICTIVE!
Spots are limited in all course classes to ensure you have your own pole. Bookings are essential.
POLE DANCING FOR BEGINNERS
BEGINNERS POLE DANCE
For the absolute beginner! Designed for ALL women: all ages, all genres, all shapes & sizes and all walks of life. This course introduces you to your new love affair with the pole! Combining basic pole moves, sassy spins, poses & burlesque dance moves. By the end of 8-weeks you’ll be spinning, climbing and be Bottoms Up! on the pole. You’ll also have one wickedly hot routine that will impress anybody!
BEGINNER POLE DANCE – LEVEL 2
This is for those who have completed a Beginner level course, but not quite ready to move into intermediate levels. Intermediate levels require confidence climbing and inverting. Beginners 2 not only works on building these specific strengths weekly, but also focuses on all the spin moves put into different little combos each week. Comprising of spins, movement & footwork with choreography. You’ll be able to relax into the moves to create beautiful lines & flow, as you already know the technique, so let the flow happen. This is a really fun course!
INTERMEDIATE POLE DANCE LEVELS
POLE DANCE – INTERMEDIATE 1
Going Up! Now that you are becoming stronger, and have an understanding of pole, Intermediate 1 introduces you to the next level of strength-orientated tricks up the pole, sideways spins, inverts & climbing combinations. Throughout the course your strength & confidence will increase preparing you for the flashy tricks to come! Intermediate 1 level assumes a basic understanding of pole. Students do need to have completed a Bottoms Up! Beginners Pole course, (or its equivalent), in order to enrol in this course. Confidence in climbing and inverting is required.
LYRICAL POLE DANCE – For levels Intermediate 1 and above
Lyrical pole explores a different approach with fluid movement with the pole. Using musicality, expression, shapes from contemporary dance, you will learn to use your body in unusual ways, and discover a new style. The pole is incorporated into the dance rather than it being the focal point. You can expect floor work, rolling, leaping, sweeping spins rather than big pole moves. All level students are welcome in this course as all movements & transitions will be new. Throughout the course we work on one long routine throughout the 8-weeks, along with conditioning specific lyrical movements on and off the pole. By the end you’ll have beautiful lyrical routine, and a new and unique outlook on pole dancing. This is a barefoot course and its advisable to bring legwarmers or socks & kneepads.
POLE DANCE INTERMEDIATE 2
The aerial beginning! Now the fun begins! Intermediate 2 follows with all the flash moves; Trickier lifts, leg hangs, eye-catching spins, inverts & combinations of all moves blended with new dance techniques. Includes the beginnings of ‘work in progress’ moves required for higher levels. *Students need to have successfully completed Intermediate 1 to enroll in this course. Confidence with being at the top of the pole, inversions and spins is required.
POLE DANCE INTERMEDIATE 3
Hitting the big time! Intermediate 3 consists of more complex combinations of all aerial moves, spins & tricks. Its now time for some real attention grabbing pole work! You have now hit a higher level of pole dancing and will require strength & stamina. Students will need to have confidently completed all pole course levels prior to enrolling. It is also advisable to speak with your instructor before booking.
POLE DANCE INTERMEDIATE 4
This course comprises of aerial & spin combinations of all moves learned throughout the Beginner & Intermediate syllabi. This will focus on conditioning your aerial strength, engage your flow, and make your transitions from one trick to another beautiful & seamless.
ADVANCED POLE DANCE LEVELS
This is a transitional course, designed to give you the strength, stamina & confidence to move into the advanced levels. Focusing on building strength and attention to detail on all moves learned so far. Incorporating moves from Beginner & Intermediate levels, into spin & aerial combinations, focusing on transitions in and out of moves. Learning variations, combinations and aerial inverts. Line, fluidity & technique are a main focus. Perfect for those requiring more strength, and those who are not quite ready to move into the Advanced levels. This is the ideal course for high-level students who have learned elsewhere, and those who have had a break from pole. Also acts as a second course for students wanting pole twice a week. You do need to have completed pole courses to at least Intermediate 3 or Advanced levels. Completion of this course will give you all the strength & confidence to move happily into the advanced levels.
ADVANCED LEVELS 1-6
Wow! You made it! Advanced levels 1 – 6 continue with intricate combinations of high skill level. Advanced levels assume a good understanding of not only pole, but a higher level of strength, flexibility & stamina. If you have followed through with all Bottoms Up! Pole courses you will have a thorough understanding of the art of pole, along with a great level of strength, stamina & flexibility. Well done you!! *Students need to have completed all prior levels of pole before enrolling. It is advisable to speak with your instructor prior to enrolment.
ADVANCED POLE DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY
A pole lot of fun here! Snippets of choreography including aerial, footwork, varying dance styles, spins, transitions and floor-work at an advanced pole level. A fast paced energetic class working on cardio & strength, and designed to test your brain! Learn to work and dance with different genres of music, with a view to working towards performance level. Use of different pole styles incorporating props! *An advanced level of pole, strength & stamina is required. Students will need to speak with instructor prior to enrolling.
This is a high level performance course comprising of the many different aspects of pole dancing. The course includes static & spin pole, aerial combinations, drops, dynamics, flips, flow, floor work and much more. As this is a performance level course you will need to speak to Jacquie before enrolling.
SPIN POLE COURSES FOR ALL LEVELS
SPIN POLE 1
The introduction to Spin pole course – yes the pole spins for you! This is perfect for any level student from Intermediate 1 and above, new to spin pole. Spin pole uses a different strength and dynamic to static pole. Moves are fluid and graceful and the approach is completely new. The combination of static and spin pole classes will increase your strength dramatically as you are using entirely different pole muscles. You need to have completed an 8-week Beginner level course (or similar) to enrol in this fun 8-week course.
This course is for those with some spin pole experience. This is an open level course for students of any level wanting to learn spin pole rather than static.
Spin pole course for higher level students with some spin experience, and able to comfortably aerial invert. You will learn lovely flowing combinations of moves and tricks. The ground is like lava, so feet don’t touch the ground!
TRICKS AND STRENGTH with LISA D
Taught by pole champ Lisa D, this course will feature some of her unique signature tricks as well as unusual advanced moves from around the pole world and the intricacies involved. A big aspect of this course focuses on strength building of those pesky muscles that are so important for high level pole dancing. Not for the faint hearted, but an amazing course that will give you a sense of achievement, some fancy & crazy tricks, strong muscles. The perfect second class to add to your weekly workout. It’s time to quit the gym and pole dance instead! This course is is subject to acceptance. Please speak with Lisa or Jacquie prior to enrolling.
CHOREOGRAPHY with Jaq
Known for her choreography & as a fierce performer, Jacquie is available on request to choreograph for, or with you on any project you may be working on. Jacquie has an extensive International performance history and a great understanding of musicality, performance and movement & stage presence, and can therefore help you take your performance or competition piece to a whole new level. Email email@example.com for enquires & bookings Choreography available for solo, duos & groups, on and off the pole.
FLOOR FLOW® with Jaq
To be able to find your movement with flow is an exhilarating and liberating feeling. The ability to use the floor to create movement, shapes, softness, dynamics all comes from be able to freely flow and find fluidity. Allowing yourself to take away the thinking brain and let your senses take over. This amazing 90minute class is derived from concepts and movements learned within Marlo Fisken’s Flow Movement, Floor Flow Training. Exercises that are influenced by numerous styles of dance, Cappeira, Yoga, sensual, animal movement, mobility training. Jacquie has recently completed this amazing course in Colorado and has been accredited as the first certified Floor Flow® instructor! She is excited to be able to teach & share her experiences & movement. This course will comprise of movements across and all over the floor to create sequences that organically happen. Movement that is unimpeded, continuous and water-like. Rolling, swirling, turning, swaying, rotating, lifting, undulating, circling, stretching. Beneficial for any person wanting to find fluidity & personal expression within themselves. No experience or level is required for this. This is not a pole based workshop. We invite anyone to join us on the floor.
FREESTYLE MOVEMENT with Jaq
Freestyle Movement is about the moment. The ability to spontaneously come up with movements inspired by the music selected. Music gives off a feeling, an attitude and a message. To be able to express yourself freely with no rules. No fundamental movements are required. This class will guide you to find your own raw movement and give you the ability to be free and express yourself through your own movement. This class is for any person of any level, any genre of dance. This is not a pole based class, and we invite everyone to come and find your freestyle movement.
PRIVATE POLE LESSONS
All of our Pole Teachers are available for private lessons on request. To book your lesson please email firstname.lastname@example.org Private Lessons are for any pole dancer wishing to add to their syllabus and enhance style & technique. Choreography, tricks, transitions and combinations suited to your individuality and dance style. Tailored to your speed, skill & level. Private and semi private lessons available.
BOYS ON POLES
We are currently not running male specific classes. We invite any male wishing to learn Pole to join our classes as per above. We love having boys in the studio and have many males attending Burlesque & Pole classes through different levels.
Keep your eye out for International artists touring and teaching at Bottoms Up! It is always amazing to learn new ideas, new styles of teaching, along with new pole tricks. We encourage students to enrol into workshops, as EVERYBODY will walk away with new knowledge. Bottoms Up! teachers also host specialised workshops on a regular basis so this is a great opportunity to learn something different than your regular pole class – and all of our teachers have some amazing history and skills to learn.
Not for the faint-hearted! An extreme high level of pole dancing is required for this workshop style class. Learn, understand and train complex tricks, transitions, movement and combinations. A very high degree of strength, stamina, flexibility and skill is required, along with an understanding of your own individual style of pole and how to enhance and create flare pertinent to your dancing! Email email@example.com if you are interested in joining the Trixters group.
POLE DANCE MASTER CLASSES & PERFORMANCE LEVEL
Available on request. Working with individuals to create your style of pole, whether it is the art, the dance, or the sport. Learning what method works with your body, technique and approach. Performance classes are for those wishing to design routines with a view of performing and/or competing. Learning stage technique, flow, presence and how to build a routine enhances your ability & skill, and that is unique for you. A very high degree of strength, stamina, flexibility & skill is required. Please CONTACT US for more information.