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Aerial Arts of Rochester
565 Blossom Road  
Suite Z  
Rochester, NY 14610

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Things to Know About Pole

* Skip lotions and oils prior to class
* Bring shorts as skin contact is needed to execute many movements
* No jewelry. Jewelry has been known to cause unexpected injuries and also damages the equipment
* Classes are co-ed
* You will sweat, please wear deodorant or a comparable product
* Lockers are available for use, however you'll need to bring a lock.

Introduction to Pole Workshop

This 60 minute workshop, will give you the opportunity try out pole dance fitness. You’ll learn a short routine combination and many entry level moves, such as the classic fireman spin!

- Bring shorts
- Skip lotions and oils prior to class
- Remove jewelry on hands/wrists (this includes wedding/engagement rings)
- Co-ED
- Ages 16+ welcome with parental consent


*Workshops are not meant for parties larger than 3. Workshops are intended for those who want to try out pole dance for fitness, not celebrate a special occasion.
If you are interested in hosting a private event, visit our parties tab.
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Level 1 Pole Dance

You’ll want to start with Level 1 formatted for entry level students and beginners. You’ll learn the basics from how to grip the pole, stand, sit and execute simple spins. A short choreographed combination will be taught at this level. No prior dance is needed. Don’t worry about your strength, we can help you build that! You’ll see yourself improve every week.
* Shorts are required.
60 minutes.

How do I know if I'm ready to move up to Level 2?
1) Ability to climb up 2 times and descend down safely
2) Sit with no hands for 10 seconds

3) Have completed a minimum of 1 full session of level 1 or have instructor approval
* Most students take level 1 pole for 2 - 4 sessions.

Level 2 Pole Dance

Level 2 Pole is where you start learning complex spins, static poses and holds in addition to different methods of how to climb the pole.  We will explore a variety of combinations and sequences. Basic inversions and handstands will also be introduced. There is so much to learn and explore in level 2, the possibilities are endless. You'll want to hang out in level 2 for an extended time. Students who are ready for level 3, often continue taking level 2 and attend multiple days a week.

How do I know if I'm ready to move up to Level 3? The following tricks should be mastered.
* Inverted crucifix
* Jasmine 
* Cross knee release
* Forearm handstand

* Ability to hold yourself in Split Grip and Pencil Positions

Level 3 Pole Dance

In Level 3, choreography will allow you to explore the art of pole through unique transitions while in the air. Shoulder mounting, handsprings and

challenging holds which involve fewer points of contact.
60 Minutes.

Instructor approval is required for this level.

Acro Chair Dance

This is not your average chair dance class. Acro chair dance will have you mounting, balancing and transitioning with fun choreography.
60 minutes.

* Ages 18+ welcome
* Leg warmers recommended

Acro Chair Dance is a specialty series that is 3 - 4 weeks in length verses our regular 6 week session schedule. This course is seasonal.

Open Pole Practice

Take this time practice what you have learned in class, stretch, condition and create!

60 minutes.

Rules of Open Pole Practice

1) Please remove jewelry on hands/wrists.
2) Clean your pole after use.
3) USE a MAT while doing inversions (going upside down). This rule will be strictly enforced. If you are seen doing inversions without a mat, you will asked to use one. If you are seen doing inversions a second time without the use of a mat, you will be asked to leave.