Classes    


Class Size is limited to 6 participants per class for all pole dance/sport classes so that each student may have access to a pole, safety, and quality instruction.  More students are permitted for stretching and specialty classes.  The drop in price is $20 for 1 class.  You can also purchase a 6 class pass for $100.  For those of you who Love Pole and know you'll be at the studio for the most fun, uplifting work out around, you can purchase a Love Pole 20 Class Pass for $300.  It's a great value!  Love yourself; Love pole!  There are a limited number of Unlimited passes available for purchase as well.  The unlimited pass will automatically renew monthly and you'll have access to workshops as well as classes for only $110.  It is a great deal!   Some longer workshops will be available at a reduced price for unlimited pass holders and some are free with the unlimited pass.  

Introduction to Pole Fitness       Required first class/workshop
Expressions Fitness Inc. Pole Sport Fitness and Pole Dance Studio is very unique.   The studio is run in a manor that caters to the athlete and her desires, safety permitting.  Safety is the priority.   It is important to take this introductory class in order to understand how to utilize all that Expressions Fitness has to offer.  You'll get to experience a brief sample of some of the different classes at Expressions Fitness.  You'll be better prepared to choose what class style is right for you.  All new students must take just one introductory class.  


There are a few exceptions to this rule.  You do not have to take the introductory class if you meet the following criteria: 1) You are a pole dance/sport athlete visiting from out of town 2) You have taken a pole class at Expressions Fitness in the last 6 months 3) You have been actively practicing pole fitness for a year or longer.
  


This workshop is offered at various times throughout the week.  Please look under tab labeled "Workshops" on both the website and the Mindbody software.  Contact us to request a specific time or day for an intro class. 

Class Levels
      The class level refers to the difficulty of tricks that will be reviewed in class.   If a class can be modified either for more or for less difficulty depending on student needs and ability there will be several levels listed. 

Level 1:  In level 1 classes, there are no inverts or lay backs taught in class.  Students will have hips above knees when standing or on the pole; however, knees can go above hips when doing floor work.  This level includes climbing and upright aerial pole positions.

Level 2: In Level 2 classes inverts will be taught from the floor if the student has demonstrated and passed physical ability requirements.   There will be 3 points of contact maintained for every invert taught at this level.  Students must complete 3 pull up crunches properly without instructor assistance before taking a level 2 class.

Level 3:  In Level 3 classes, students can aerial invert, but must continue to maintain 3 points of contact when inverted.  The physical requirement for level 3 classes includes appropriate demonstration of both 3 pull up crunches on both sides, aerial, and 3 tilt backs on the ground.  Both exercises must be executed smoothly before advancing.

Level 4: In Level 4 classes, students will be permitted to try more advanced pole moves with less contact points on the pole as long as mastery of required moves is demonstrated.   For example: Students can try to flip into a handspring after mastery of the following: 1) inverted climb 2) Butterfly to flat line combo 3) Sink into ending handspring position from the air.  Requirements are in place for safety.  

Pole Expression

Pole expression is a pole dance focused class.  There are 3 areas of pole dancing including on the pole, around the pole, and floor dancing.  We call the on-the-pole movement, aerial dance.  We refer to the floor dance as floor work.   Each class will present classic movement in new ways.   At the end of class, each participant dances however she wants to dance to the song of her choice under the lights.  It becomes refreshing and revitalizing to express your self through dance.  This class is open to anyone who wants to dance; no dance experience is required. 

This class is Scheduled: Friday mornings at 11am

Pole Tricks

Pole tricks class is a full hour of detailed tricks instruction.   This class moves very slowly due to safety.  Athletes must be focused and know the details of how to execute difficult tricks properly.  Athletes who take this class still get a great workout even though the class moves slowly. It's challenging mentally and physically to move your body into difficult positions.  The tricks that athletes are permitted to try are based on safe execution of requirements.  Although safety is our focus, athletes surprise themselves with the wonderful ways in which they can move their bodies.  This class is for the athlete that enjoys neat tricks.

This Class is offered: Monday 8pm levels 2, 3, & 4, Wednesday 8pm Levels 3 & 4, Thursday 6:45pm Level 1 & 2
Pole Fit

Pole Fit class is a class designed to deliver a fast strength building pole style work out with a strong core focus.   The work out is similar to either weightlifting, cross fit, or boot camp; however, it is also different in that it will work your body in a way that will increase your ability to move into and out of pole sport fitness tricks.  You develop muscle memory for pole tricks while working out.  It is also a great way to build strength, endurance, and stamina.  This class is all pole sport (No Dancing).  At the end of class, you'll get to try 1 trick of your choice.  This class is always modified to increase or decrease difficulty for participants.  The exercises are chosen based on what would benefit the individual athlete the most.  Athletes new to pole fitness are welcome.  In fact, this class will excel your pole sport ability as fast as possible. 

This class is offered: Tuesday 5:30pm levels 1&2

Fit Expressions


This class is a combination of Pole Fit and Pole Expression.  Athletes will gain strength quickly with exercises in the beginning of class.  The fit class exercises are always chosen based on which movement will benefit the individual athlete the most.   The second half of class, athletes get into pole dance mode learning dance moves to transform into artists. The end of class is reserved for dancing time.  Each individual will pick a song and dance under the lights.  It's both pole sport and pole dance in one class.


This class is offered: Tuesday 8pm levels 1 & 2

Fit Tricks

Pole Fit Tricks is a combination of Pole Fit class and Pole Tricks class.  This is a pole sport style class. It's for those who want to exercise and gain strength as well as learn tricks techniques in the same class. The first half of class consists of working out pole fit style moving fast and working hard.  The second half of class slows down for the detailed tricks instruction and execution. Athletes need to be focused and try to gain a clear understanding of the tricks and how to execute them properly.

This Class is offered: Wednesday at 10:30pm level 2, and Friday at 5:30pm Levels 2, 3, & 4




Tricks Expressions

This class is very similar to an Expressions class; however, there's at least a full 20 minutes spent on tricks.   There will always be a dance time at the end of class.  The first half of class will be warm up and detailed tricks and the second half of class will be dance time.  We will only learn 1 trick maybe 2 if reviewing a previously learned trick.  We will then add the trick to our dance the second half of class.  Keep in mind the Expressions moves faster then the slow tricks class.  Tricks can be dangerous if not performed properly and safely. 

This class is offered: Monday at 1:45pm levels 2 & 3,  Tuesday at 6:45pm levels 2 & 3, Friday at 6:45pm levels 1 & 2

Specialty Classes are on Thursday Evenings at 9:15pm.  Each Class is repeated on the same Thursdays every month. 
Chair Dance
Chair dancing is exactly that.  It's dancing with a chair instead of a pole.   Come explore the world of chair dance.  It is a dance class for all abilities.  There's more cardio and movement flow and less need for modifications.  However, modifications can be made to add style.  Classic pole dance movement is incorporated into the chair dance.    This class is set up as a regular class.  We'll be learning different chair dance moves throughout the year.   This Class is offered: by request

Flow & Floor Work
This class is about dancing fluidly focusing on pole floor dancing.  You'll be able to teach the body how to move in ways that flow from position to position easily.  The class content will help your pole performance by helping the body develop the ability to transition with beauty and grace making very difficult movement look easy.  You'll explore new ways to move through classic floor dancing.    Take this class and learn to flow through floor with with grace and beauty.  
This class is offered: by request

Heels Class

Heels class is a class that addresses moving, walking, and pole dancing in heels.  It feels good to be in heels and try the moves we've already learned on the pole.  It is a good idea to take this class before trying to dance in heels.  One very important piece of equipment you need to bring to class is a pair of heels.  Pole fitness is a new experience in a pair of heels.   Things like climbing, walking, and floor dance feel different and very feminine.   This class is offered: by request

Spin Pole
Spin pole is a full hour of class time dedicated to the spinning pole.   Spinning pole is much harder than a static pole and requires much more strength.  However, this new challenge for the muscles looks beautiful.  It's also fun for those who enjoy spinning on spin pole.  Please wait until you've developed some pole strength before trying spin pole class.  This class is offered: by request

Spins on Static
This class is open to anyone.  It's a full hour of spinning on a static pole.  You'll learn a wide variety of ways to spin around the pole.  You might even come up with your own spin variation.  Spinning on a static pole is fun and enjoyable.   It's a great way to work out. This class is offered by request.
Performance class

Showcase class is a class designed specifically to put together showcase and performance pieces.  Athletes must bring the song they want to dance to for performance class.  It is recommended that athletes also bring a pair of headphones in order to repeat the song during class for personal listening.   The purpose of this class is to put showcase pieces together and run through them as practice for the showcase/performance. 

This class is offered: 6 weeks prior to showcase time.  

Trick Combinations Class
       In this class you will learn how to string together combinations of movements that you've already learned. This is an important skill.  This class is meant to challenge your current knowledge and help you to grow as a pole fitness athlete. 

This class is scheduled:  Tuesdays at 9:15pm levels 2, 3, &4.


Roll and Stretch Class

Roll and Stretch class is a class designed to increase your stretching ability.  Stretching takes time, effort, and the right techniques.  You will learn about rolling your body and different roller options.  Rolling helps keep the muscles healthy and flexible.  We will be doing PNF stretching or Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation.  This type of stretching allows the body to stretch further without tearing muscles.  We're all about safety at Expressions including stretching safety.  Back bending and back flexibility is a strong focus in addition to hips, legs, and shoulders.

This class is offered: Wednesday 5:30pm, and Friday 8:30am and 4:15pm
Fit, Tricks, Flow
   
There's a lot to do in Fit, Tricks, Flow class.   This class will consist of a 10 minute warm up and 10 minutes of fit class.   The 20-30 minutes of tricks class will include demonstration of old tricks, trick combinations, and new tricks that are chosen for the appropriate class level.  The last 10 minutes of class, we will then expand on the reviewed/learned tricks and add dance moves as well as ways to move into and out of the tricks smoothly with "flow."  Some dancing moves are added, but they will be limited.   You must take an Expressions class for detailed dance instruction.  
  

This class is offered: Wednesday 9:15pm levels 2 & 3, Thursday 10:30pm levels 1 & 2, and Friday Morning at 9:45am levels 1&2
  
Pole Flow Yoga


Pole Flow Yoga is a perfect combination of Ashtanga-style yoga flows integrating the pole as a tool & aid to enhance the movements. This is not a static yoga class. You will learn to move with your breath as your muscles relax, lengthen & strengthen during the Asanas (positions/poses). As your body actively oxygenates from this style of breathing it has similar overall benefits to aerobic training without the stress on your joints. Dynamic body weight movements & transitions will challenge your body to use your entire core & important toning stabilizer muscles. This style of training teaches your muscles to be tight, lean, sexy & flexible!

 NOTE: YOU WILL GET SWEATY & you will definitely feel the “toning” the next day.  Your pole will be your partner & help you deepen your stretch, create wrist & grip strength, enhances body position & alignment awareness for advanced pole moves & adds a creative twist to traditional yoga poses. Since yoga & flexibility training is in perfect harmony with Pole/Aerial fitness this class is the ideal addition to every training plan. (Perfect for beginners in Yoga or Pole!! but the variations taught will challenge even the most seasoned athletes!)

Buti Fitness

* BUTI : Sexy. Dynamic. Powerful. *

* Free your hips. Free your mind. *

BUTI is a super fun and sexy workout that combines yoga, dance, circuits of plyometrics and BOOTY shaking! It's a high-intensity workout, and SO much fun! Classes consist of deep stretching, BUTI shaking and heart-pounding cardio that will free your hips, tighten your abs, and skyrocket your energy!



*What to wear: Booty shorts and a sports bra (or whatever the heck you are comfy in. You can come in head to toe sweats, but I bet you’ll want to take off layers!) Barefoot.


* What to bring: Yoga mat (if you want, but the studio has one) and water!

* BUTI : Sexy. Dynamic. Powerful. *

* Free your hips. Free your mind. *

BUTI is a super fun and sexy workout that combines yoga, dance, circuits of plyometrics and BOOTY shaking! It's a high-intensity workout, and SO much fun! Classes consist of deep stretching, BUTI shaking and heart-pounding cardio that will free your hips, tighten your abs, and skyrocket your energy!



*What to wear: Booty shorts and a sports bra (or whatever the heck you are comfy in. You can come in head to toe sweats, but I bet you’ll want to take off layers!) Barefoot.


* What to bring: Yoga mat (if you want, but the studio has one) and water!
* Buti: Sexy. Dynamic. Powerful *
* Free your hips. Free your mind. * 

Buti is a female empowerment lifestyle brand. Derived from the Marathi word Buti meaning, "the cure to something hidden or kept secret," our goal is to guide women through movement to support the female spirit. 

Buti is a super fun and sexy workout that combines yoga, tribal dance, circuits of plyometrics and BOOTY shaking to transform the body from the inside out! It's a high intensity workout, and SO much fun! Classes consist of deep stretching, Buti shaking and heart pounding cardio that will free your hips, tighten your abs and skyrocket your energy! 

What to wear: Booty shorts and a sports bra (or whatever the heck you are comfy in. You can come in head to toe sweats - but I bet you'll want to take off layers!). Barefoot recommended. 

What to bring: A yoga mat (if you have one, if not, the studio has some) and water!