Pole

Tell me more about Pole Classes!

Pole dance and fitness combines strength, grace, and individuality. A Pole is vertical stainless steel apparatus attached at both the floor and the ceiling. Here at Gravity we also have Aerial Poles that are suspended to the ceiling only, which opens a whole new world of possibilities. Pole classes break down spins, dance flows, and floorwork. In pole, you can dance barefoot or in heels. There are no limits to the variations of your style!

*Note - please refer to our Schedule link as not all classes may currently be offered*

Pole Level 1

Welcome to Pole Level 1 Novice. This class is for students with little to no previous experience but also open to folks who want to hone those foundational skills. In this fun class, we start with a warm-up to get the blood flowing, followed by basic moves around the pole, dips, spins, and floorwork. This class is approachable for any level!

Requirements: None

Pole Dance (Level 1.5 & Up)

In this novice/intermediate pole flow class, you will combine standard pole skills with floor movement. We will teach you choreography to one song per month, in a variety of dance styles and genres. So you will have time to learn the moves in progressions, adding on to build confidence and your own flair!

Requirements: Recommend having 3 or more pole classes

Pole Heels (All Levels)

Welcome to Intro to Heels! In this pole class, you will learn to strut your stuff around the pole while wearing platform heels. We will warm up, do some ankle strengthening excercises, and then learn a fun choreographed combo. This class is for brand new polers or anyone new to wearing heels while they dance!

Requirements: None

Attire: Platform heels (like Pleasers or similar brands). 6" to 7" are normally ok when you first start! Street heels are not designed for proper ankle support. We recommend bringing knee pads.

Pole Level 2

Welcome to Level 2 Intermediate! Get ready to start climbing and practicing inversions. We will add in more combos, begin shoulder mount preps, and add in conditioning to get you that stamina to move into even more exciting moves. We will also add in some low flow moves to practice headstand and handstands.

Requirements: Dip Spin to Pirouette / Backward Knee Hook / Forward Knee Hook / Fireman Spin / One Climb / Pole Sit

Pole Level 3

Time to start defying gravity! Level 3 Advanced class builds upon the grounded foundations and really getting more comfortable off of the ground. We will expand the new grips we started introducing in Intermediate like Funny, Twisted, and Cup into more difficult moves and combos. Combos will be longer and more complicated. We will work on inverting aerially. And let's return to some basics by ensuring clean lines and pointed toes!

Requirements: Any one-handed spin (Ex: Attitude or Juliette) / Climb to top and back down 2 times / Inverted Crucifix hold 5 seconds / Inverted V hold 5 seconds

Pole Level 4

Welcome to Level 4 Expert. This is a trick class for our most mastered students. We build off everything we have learned, combining moves and transitions into sequences. Students will have a wide range of offerings. Get ready to practice those handsprings and tumbles!

Requirements: Aerial Invert / Extended Butterfly / Inside and Outside leg hangs with no toe taps / Shoulder Mount

Aerial Pole (Level 2+)

Want to release your inner child? Aerial Pole is definitely a smile-maker. This pole is rigged to an aerial point, but not to the floor, so it is a new adventure in physics. During class, we will start with fundamentals and add to them based on students experience level. Note, these poles are silicone-wrapped versus stainless steel or brass, so you can wear attire that covers your skin.

Requirements: A basic climb is strongly recommended.

Attire

For regular Pole classes, we recommend workout clothes for ease of movement and because skin contact is necessary for grip. We love easy layers for your warm-up and to have handy for floorwork. Yoga shorts or "booty" shorts and a tank top or sports bra are normal attire once you are climbing and learning tricks.

For Aerial Pole classes, the above attire is also great. Or because these poles are actually silicone-wrapped, leggings and shirts are also fine as the skin contact grip is not required on this apparatus.