This 30-minute introductory class is designed for students who have never done Aerial Hoop/Lyra or who still feel new to the apparatus. Become acquainted with basic positions sitting in the hoop and hand grip positions, and feel what it is like to have the hoop on various parts of your body. Class size is small, and each student will have their own low-hanging hoop.
Please wear tight-fitting long pants or leggings to protect your legs. Comfortable close-fitting tops are recommended. No jewelry, including rings, bracelets, necklaces, or dangling earrings.
This class is a prerequisite for the Aerial Hoop/Lyra Basics class. New students should take this introductory class regularly until the instructor approves the student for the Basics level class.
A fun and challenging class open to all levels (including beginners!). The aerial hoop is a metal ring which is suspended from the ceiling. Students will learn to take flight and apply their strength. We introduce basic grips and conditioning movements, increase hand strength, apply your flexibility, and help you gain confidence. Beginning students will learn how to mount the hoop, sitting positions, and other foundation skills. Consistently returning students will progress to learn new and more challenging positions and sequences. Wear clothing that covers the legs and backs of knees (e.g. leggings or yoga pants). No jewelry. 60 minutes.
Make those handstands come easier to you with fun drills and exercises. Learn to engage the basic muscle groups that help you hold headstands, forearm stands, and handstands (core, back, shoulders, hips). Students will practice solo- and partner-focused drills and stretches to make you stronger and more flexible! Consistently returning students may progress to more advanced variations of inversions. Prerequisite: students should be able to hold a plank push-up position for at least 15 seconds. Regular gym attire. No jewelry. 60 minutes.
This class will help you increase your body's range of motion. We start with a warm-up to increase the heart rate and overall mobility. Class moves at a moderate pace of holding stretches prolonged periods of time, often for up to several minutes. Highly recommended for students who want to increase their flexibility, especially those who want to improve their splits, back bends, forward bends, and shoulder flexibility. Great for improving posture, relieving stress, and alleviating tightness from sitting or exercise! 90 minutes.
Learn the basics and fundamentals of gymnastics - no prior experience required! Students will learn forward rolls, backward rolls, shoulder rolls, and their variations. Then students move on to learning cartwheels, round-offs, and front and back walkovers. The last portion of class is dedicated to the wooden rings on which students can learn different hanging positions and inversions. Please tie back hair, but please avoid hair buns, which will make rolling over the head difficult. 60 minutes.
Pole Express is a fun 45 minute pole dance class for all levels! Come regularly and watch yourself grow. Class begins with a warm-up fusing yoga postures. Leading into core strengthening exercises which build the necessary muscle groups for spinning and climbing the pole. Students will progress at their own rate with their instructor. Highly recommended for anyone who's been always curious about it. Shorts are required. Absolutely no jewelry.
Tap into your self-expression by practicing your pole dance flow. Students will learn a flow sequence consisting of footwork, turns, poses, climbs, and spins. This sequence serves as foundation for students to practice their pole flow. Teachers adjust level of challenge according to student's current abilities. This class is for beginners and all levels. 60 minutes.
Pole Play class is a fun pole dance class for all levels! Come regularly and watch yourself grow. Class begins with a warm-up fusing yoga and core strengthening exercises which build the necessary muscle groups for spinning and climbing the pole. Students will progress at their own rate with their instructor. Highly recommended for dancers, normal folks, house moms, and those always curious about pole dancing. Shorts are required. Absolutely no jewelry. 60 minutes.
Learn to apply the techniques of Pole Play with a partner. This class drills the basics of spinning pole and the basics of partnering. Ideal for two friends who like to dance together. No partner required at sign up. DO NOT WEAR LOTION or OILS within 12 hours of class time. All levels welcome to join. Students must remove rings and jewelry before class time to prevent damaging equipment and for safety reasons. Students are required wear appropriate clothing including fitted shorts and tank top or sports bra. Studio has available pole shorts and crop tops for sale. 60 minutes.
Carolyn Chiu’s Conditioning class is driven by the basics of gymnastics. Students will be working in a circuit training style where each student spends a brief amount of time at each station. The targeted areas of strengthening include hollow body, hand grip strength, arm and shoulder strength, core strength, gluteal and leg strength, and balance. The movements are a combination of static holds and repetitions to improve muscle memory and explosive power. This class is suggested for those looking to improve their current pole and aerial training. Apparatuses used include pole, aerial hoop, hammock and trapeze. Wear shorts if you want to do more pole conditioning and wear leggings if you want to do more aerial conditioning. 60 minutes.