I am new to The Brass Ring where do I begin?...Here is our level system to help you decide what classes are best for you at any level...
WHERE DO I BEGIN?...
Ready to try pole fitness? This class is required if you have never taken
a pole class before or if you want a well-rounded refresher course. You will be introduced to a perfect mix of sexy dance, spins and tricks... a little taste of everything Pole! We recommend that you take at least 6-12 POLE BASICS classes. You must take a minimum of 6 Pole Basics classes before you move on to the next level of classes which are our FUNDAMENTALS CLASSES.
AERIAL FITNESS Class
Ready to try aerial fitness? Our small group beginner aerial classes allow you to get your feet off the ground and fly. Enjoy the air up there as you learn the basic fundamentals of multiple aerial apparati, including aerial silks (fabric) and aerial hoop (lyra). We are mainly a pole dance studio but offer 2 classes a week in beginner aerial fitness. The instructor will advance you as needed as you progress.
Please follow the level system, it is designed to help you progress safely. It is our goal to meet the specific needs of our clients, we want to help you build strength and learn proper technique which is essential for your continued growth. If you have experience but are uncertain about your level, please contact us, we can assess your current ability and recommend the appropriate classes for you. We retain the right to not allow you to participate in class if you do not meet the prerequisites for the class level you are registered for. Please understand this is for your safety and so you get the most out of your classroom experience.
I HAVE COMPLETED MY POLE BASICS INTRO. TO POLE CLASSES, WHat's NEXT?...
Congratulations, you are now ready for more classes! Once you are ready to advance your pole dancing skills after a minimum of 6-12 POLE BASICS CLASSES these are the following classes your may take:
*POLE FUNDAMENTALS - CLIMB & SPIN (must complete a minimum of 6-12 before taking any level 1 classes)
*Hip Hop/Twerk Pole Dance Level 1
POLE TRICK FUNDAMENTALS
This is our beginner level pole tricks class. You will learn the fundamental concepts that will be the blueprint to build a solid foundation for your aerial journey. This class will focus on spin technique, climbing, basic pole tricks, movement theory, and conditioning. This is a great drop-in class for more advanced students who would like to review important pole trick fundamentals. Once you are comfortable with the class content and can climb and spin confidently, you are ready to move onto Pole Level 1 classes. (a minimum or 8-12 Pole Tricks Fundamentals and being able to safely forearm climb is required)
POLE DANCE FUNDAMENTALS
This class can be taken after you have completed 6-12 Pole Basics classes. This class that focuses on building fluid movement up down and around the pole. A great class to build your dance vocabulary. Add quality, style and technique to your movement. Your dancing will be mesmerizing in no time! *Please wear knee pads, socks and/or heels.
One of our most popular classes! Think of the floor as another dance apparatus. Just like pole dancing you need to build a strong foundation for floor work. You will learn the fundamentals of shoulder rolls, beginner floor acrobatics, and sexy slides. Through movement exercises and choreographed floor routines you will fall in love with slithering around on the ground. Once you are comfortable with the content of this class, you can forward and backward shoulder roll, headstand and handstand you can move up to Advanced Floorwork. *Please wear knee pads, socks and/or heels to floorwork classes.
POLE DANCE LEVEL 1 CLASSES
After you have completed a minimum of 6-12 Pole Basics Classes along with 8-12 Pole Tricks Fundamentals and/or 8-12 Pole Dance Fundamentals classes. Enjoy a wide variety of dance styles in our Level 1 Dance classes. Focus on the art of musicality as you move to all kinds of musical genres, learning different dance styles including: exotic, contemporary, hip hop and everything in between.
FLEXIBILITY - STRETCHING FOR ALL LEVELS
You will bend over backwards for this class. This is a non pole class. There are no perquisites for this class. Contortion is perfect for those interested in gaining flexibility, improving full body mobility, learning safe contortion technique or if you just want a gentle stress relieving class. Stretching is an essential part your fitness training. As we get stronger we need to keep full range of motion for a healthy body. This class leads you through a sequence of stretches and exercises that will help you safely improve your flexibility. Listening to your body and consistency is essential for progress in your flexibilty journey.
After you have completed a minimum of 6-12 POLE BASICS classes and the required 8-12 POLE TRICK FUNDAMENTALS classes you are ready for POLE TRICKS LEVEL 1. In this class you will learn and perfect pole dance moves, spin theory, and basic pole tricks that will be the foundation of your pole knowledge.
POLE TRICKS LEVEL 1
OUR LEVELED POLE TRICKS CLASSES...
Things you will learn in Level 1
*Beg. Pole Spins
*Cross Knee Release
POLE TRICKS LEVEL 2
In this class you will take your pole moves from LEVEL 1 and evolve them into new shapes and combos. You will learn about the pole world upside down, learn to become inverted, and master your leg hangs. This class will focus on important inverted pole moves that are integral for more advanced pole tricks and aerial pole combinations.
LEVEL 2 PREREQUISITES
*Cross Knee Release
POLE TRICKS LEVEL 3
At this point, you have built a strong pole foundation and are ready to take those skills and advance them using your personal strengths to find those tricks variations that work for you. The focus is on learning more advanced pole tricks from your foundational knowledge and how to link these tricks together to create exciting combos.
POLE TRICKS LEVEL 4
After you have completed Level 3 POLE TRICKS, you are ready for POLE TRICKS LEVEL 4. This is our advanced level pole tricks class. This class list will always evolve as new tricks and transitions are invented. You will learn handsprings, ayeshas and advanced/professsional level tricks and combinations.
LEVEL 3 PREREQUISITES
*Cross Ankle Release
*Invert from the floor
*Aerial Strong Hold
*Aerial Bracket Grip
LEVEL 4 PREREQUISITES
*Aerial Shoulder Mount
*Goofy Grip Invert
*Reverse Grab Spin
*Cross Ankle Release
OPEN LEVEL - POLE TRICKS Level 1-4
If you can't make your leveled pole class time and would like to work on your specific trick level, OPEN LEVEL POLE TRICKS LEVEL 1-4. at 12pm on Wed. Is a great option. You must have completed 6-12 POLE BASICS classes and 8-12 POLE FUNDAMENTALS classes before taking this class. Must be comfortable forearm climbing before taking this class. Your instructor will build the class and advance the progression of moves for each level.
SPIN POLE - LEVELS 1/2
Put a “spin” on what you have learned on static pole. Take the moves your are working on in LEVEL 1 and 2 and use them on spin pole. Focus on techniques for controlling your momentum while on spin pole and how to use that momentum to create beautiful spin flow combos. Must be able to forearm climb on static pole and have completed a minimum of 8-12 Pole Basics classes and 8-12 POLE TRICSK FUNDAMENTALS before taking this class.
POWER POLE - LEVELS 1-4
After you have completed 6-12 POLE BASICS CLASSES and 8-12 POLE TRICK FUNDAMENTAL classes and are comfortable forearm climbing then you are ready for POWER POLE. This is one of our most popular classes and is great for levels 1-4. Add to your repertoire a stronger understanding of conditioning, strength building and proper muscle engagement for building strength rapidly and safely. Focus on technique for power moves. It takes consistency to be able to hold your body in the air, the principles you will learn in this class must be worked on diligently so you can build the strength necessary to execute them effortlessly. The focus of this class is on inversions, ayehsas, power climbs, power spins, and grip variations. You will gain HULK like strength from this class and your body will be doing things you never imagined it could do!
This class will focus on personal movement: melt into the pole, glide across the floor, breathe into beautiful shapes and extensions, and allow music to flow through your body to create a truly fabulous and unique class experience. Freestyle Dance Class provides a calm, welcoming, accepting environment for you to express yourself and move the way your body wants to. Class will begin with a relaxing warm up and progress into guided movement exploration. This class does not teach choreography. It is a freestyle prompt lead dance class. We recommend that you already have a pole dance vocabulary. 6-12 Pole Basics classes and 8-12 Pole Dance Fundamentals and/or 8-12 Pole Trick Fundamentals classes are required before taking this class.
POLE DANCE ELEMENTS
Open Gym sessions are instruction-free, supervised practice time. Students will use this time to perfect movement learned in class, to work on routines or enjoy spending a little alone time to train with your aerial apparatus of choice. There will be an instructor present if you need a spot or assistance. Students are UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES allowed to instruct one another. Students must work within their level of abilities. Students are NOT allowed to adjust aerial equiptment, instructors are there to make equiptment adjustments. Mats must be used during this time when training on all aerial equipment. You must be a current Brass Ring student or have permission from The Brass Ring staff before signing up for OPEN GYM.