At Descending Angels we use professional grade, chrome X-Poles. We offer two sizes, 40mm and 45mm.
In all of these classes, it is suggested that you pack your pole bag with appropriate attire. Layers are great! Yoga pants, booty shorts, tank tops, sports bras, bikinis, legwarmers, ankle socks, knee pads and optional heels are all great to have. There is no judgement here on your clothing or style choice. We just ask that whatever you do wear, that it is form fitting so that we may check your posture and form. As you progress, you will need to make sure some areas of skin are exposed for grip purposes. If you have any questions about this, please click on the “What to Bring/Wear” tab when booking your class.
Please remember, no lotion the day of class and arrive to class on time, giving yourself a few extra minutes to get settled and to put away your belongings.
These sessions are designed for those completely new to pole. Even if you have not exercised since grade school, you can start and succeed here. Classes are designed to slowly get students acquainted with body posture and basic movement around the pole, all with one foot still firmly planted on the ground. No upper body strength? No problem! Along with supporting yourself additionally in the legs with our step-arounds, we will also incorporate muscle strengthening exercises that you may do at home to help with progression and strengthening. If you are new to pole dancing and do not currently exercise, it is recommended that you start with this option. However, if these times do not work for your schedule, you may also register for “Pole 1” or “Pole 1 & 2”.
These classes are for beginner level polers to learn basic spins and transitions in a welcoming environment enriched with other new, supportive polers. Our level 1 spins will take both feet off the ground (if a student needs a grounded version, that may be substituted). Our focus here is on posture and safety as you learn how to hold your body in new and challenging ways. Students will work muscles they never knew they had and feel great about their new found skills! Along with spins, we will also learn transitions and sexy floorwork for a well-rounded dance style. Along with a mini routine, students will learn exercises that they may continue to practice at home, even without a pole, to help their progression and developement as a dancer.
Pole 1 & 2
This is another one of our beginner level classes, those new to pole may take this class as well as more established beginner level students. These classes are split level and set-up like our Pole 1 classes but with additional progressions for the level 2 students in class. Students may also begin step-ups (in prep for climbing), so please be sure to wear clothing that exposes the legs or dress in layers.
Pole 2 is similar to Pole 1 & 2, however, since it is not split level, this class allows for more concentration on level 2 movements and conditioning for progression. We also consistently work on step-ups/climbs and invert preps. In these sessions you will learn mini routines utilizing level 2 movements like the chair, boomerang, tuck, etc.
Please be sure that you have been cleared by your instructor before taking this class as you do need to have passed level 1 before registering.
Pole 2 & 3
This is a split level pole dancing class for those who are of at least a level 2 with our studio. If you are unsure of your level, please inquire with Nikki before registering for this class as everyone attending does need to be of at least a level 2. We work with climbs, inverts (both grounded and aerially), holds and spins. This is more of an advanced beginner/intermediate level pole class.
Spin Pole Flow
In this class the poles are set to spin mode and the lights set low as we’ll have extra fun with spin combos, transitions, climbs and basic inverts/hooks (those who cannot invert yet will hook from standing or stay low to the floor). This class if for those who are a solid level 2 or higher.
Spins, Tricks & Flow
This class is our advanced option for those who can climb and invert. In this class we will work at times with learning spins, inversions, spin/inversion combos and sensual flows to put everything all together. Since this is a mixed level class, students will learn the approiate movement for their level. At times, conditioning exercises will also be involved along with flexibility training.
Need more pole time in your life? Occasionally, we will list Practice Hour slots on our schedule. These are 60-minute sessions that are self-lead for current students of the studio to practice on their own. Students must have recently attended at least 4 classes of the discipline that they will be practicing. This is so that each individual is knowledgeable in safety, warm-up, cool down and movement. There is no instruction during this time, but an instructor will be onsite to overview the session. Each individual is responsible for their own warm-up and cool down.
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