You do not need any type of dance or pole experience to start classes. Learning is progressive and each student moves at her own pace.
You do not need to already be in shape. Challenge yourself at your own pace and increase your strength and flexibility gradually.
Divine Movement is a danced based class. Although Divine Movement is not a fitness studio you will get a great workout. Your whole body will become increasingly more toned and flexible as a result of the dance movement and pole moves. Pole Dancing is also great for improving upper body strength and overall stamina.
Wear comfortable clothes you can move in. Yoga pants or sweats and T shirts and tanks. For the beginner Pole 101 series we will be barefoot or wearing legwarmers.
If you are a new student click on the classes page to sign up for pole 101. Click ‘Save your spot’ to be guided through enrollment. If you have completed pole 101 you may purchase a class pass and will not need to enroll in a session. Go to the classes page and scroll down to ‘Returning Students’ and click on ‘Purchase Classes’.
Students with previous dance experience but with no previous pole dancing experience are required to begin in Pole 101. Transfer students with previous pole experience may skip Pole 101 and move into Basic Spins where you can be assessed for higher levels. In this level you will learn a simple but beautiful routine that you are required to know well before passing up into the levels where the dance portion of class is freestyle. We teach a specific style of improvisational freestyle dance (Boudoir Dance). This requires just a little time to sink into and get a feel for! Our hope is that you fall in love with Boudoir Dance as much as you love the tricks and technical accomplishments that pole brings. To see the full list of pre requisite moves, please see our Prerequisites page. In order to have your student profile prerequisites updated to allow you to skip Pole 101 please email email@example.com and let us know about your previous pole experience.
If you miss a Pole 101 class you may make it up another day that same week, or the following week in another Pole 101 class. We allow 1 make up class per student The makeup class must be made up within the 6 week series that the student is enrolled for.
I'm visiting from out of town and would like to attend an intermediate or advanced class. How do I get the prerequisites fulfilled online so I can sign up?
If you are visiting from out of town and have the experience necessary to stay safe on the pole we would love to have you in class! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what tricks you’ve been working on! We will help you get into the class that is right for you at your current level.