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Things to Know About Pole

Aerial Arts of Rochester uses skill charts to track your progress. Once you've completed all your skills, you are ready to advance to the next level. This allows everyone to learn at their own individual pace.

* 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.

Pole Dance & Exotic Style Classes

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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 during classes.  No prior dance is needed. Don’t worry about your strength, we can help you build that! You’ll see yourself improve every week. 60 minutes.
* Shorts are required.


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Level 2A & 2B 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. 60 Minutes.

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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.

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Exotic Chair Dance

Come learn a routine that is fun, sassy and spicy using the chair as a prop complete with plenty of slink floor work. 60 minutes.

* Ages 18+ welcome
* Leg warmers recommended
* Heels optional

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Lollipop (Pole & Hoop)

This unique freestanding apparatus combines elements of both pole and aerial hoop. You'll want to be at least a level 2 student.  60 minutes. Offered periodically.


Swinging Pole

This wondrous hybrid apparatuses has the ability to swing and spin as it is not connected to the floor. Come experience the pole like never before! Covered in rubber, similar to a Chinese pole, you'll have maximum grip. We recommend that you cover the skin. Bring a long sleeve shirt and thick leggings/denim. Levels 2 and up welcome across all apparatuses or have instructor approval. Offered Periodically. 60 Minutes.

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Open Pole Practice

Take this time practice what you have learned in class, stretch, condition and create! 60 minutes.

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