How To Level Up To The Next Pole Class Level

In order to move up a level, students must demonstrate they can execute all required movements in a 30-minute private lesson or a semi-private lesson booked at the same time with another student that is also trying out to level up.

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If you are interested in leveling up but know you cannot execute the required movements there are several ways that you can achieve your goal to level up:

·     Book private lessons to work specifically on the movements you need to achieve; or

·     Register for one of our “Level Up” 4-week Pole Series (these are only held a few times per year); or

·     Dedicate yourself to taking our weekly classes that will give you the strength and technique needed to level up. These classes are typically “Bombproof Inversions” “Floor+Pole” “Pole Mash Up” and “Level 1 Beginner Pole” (and “Level 2 Pole” for those seeking to get into Level 3).

Required Movements + Workshops to get into Level 2

·     “Perfecting Your Basic Climb” Workshop

·     Superman

·     Forearm bracket climb

·     Star

·     Forearm stand against pole

·     Thread the needle pirouette

·     Serve it up pirouette

·     Basic exotic transitions (e.g., hip rolls, bodywaves, booty up first, booty chasers, pole walk, head roll/hair flip, figure 8s, etc.)

·     Drop split (can be a half split)

·     Basic spins (e.g., fireman, dip squat, Princess, Goddess, Chair, Mermaid, Peter Pan, Hollywood, Float, etc.)

·     Teddy

·     Side sit

·     Backward and forward shoulder rolls

·     Forearm bracket aerial hold

·     Full bracket hold from floor

·     Apprentice 

·     Pole sit variations (e.g., cross thigh, straight legs uncrossed. Etc.)

·     Pencil spin

·     Fan kick to pole sit

·     Shoulder mount fan kick

·     Freestyle for 60 seconds

·     A full split and straddle is not necessary but needs to be actively working toward front splits and straddles

 Required Movements + Workshops to get into Level 3

·     “Skincare + Diet For Pole Dancers” Workshop

·     “Enhancing Your Pole Climb” Workshop

·     “Enhancing Your Basic Inversions: The Big 3” Workshop

·     Climb with pointed toes

·     Split grip climb

·     Inverted D

·     Straddle climb to top of pole and straddle climb descent to bottom of pole

·     Basic Butterfly

·     Basic inversion

·     Crucifix

·     Chopsticks

·     Layout

·     Figurehead

·     Toothbrush

·     Swan Dive to superman descent from crucifix

·     Forearm stand without pole

·     Shoulder mount floating V

·     Shoulder mount to crucifix

·     Reverse Shoulder Mount

·     Aerial full bracket hold

·     Chopper spin on static and spin

·     Aerial invert

·     Figure 4

·     Pole handstand

·     Gemini

·     Scorpio

·     B Girl

·     Twisted Grip Pole/Forearm Stand

·     Hip hold (e.g., straddle, pike and ball)

·     Comfortable walking without pole in 7 or 8 inch heels

·     Freestyle for 2 minutes, one minute of that being on stage pole

·     Needs to be approximately 3-4 inches from the floor in front splits and straddles and actively working on flexibility