Semi-Private Lessons: Descriptions and Prerequisites

Semi-privates are held in the studio at 2511 w. North ave, Chicago. Sign up on MindBody to reserve spots!

Intro to Pole

An overview of foundational movements in pole dance. Learn basic moves accessible to all levels of strength and/or flexibility. Gain insight into proper muscle engagement and body connection to build longevity into your pole journey.

Fundamentals

Learn the foundations of strength, muscle engagement, and balanced training (a.k.a. train both sides) through the basic climbs, spins, and tricks/shapes. 

Spin Pole Fundamentals 

Stop being afraid of spin pole and make physics your b****. Learn basic principles of spin pole along with fun, attainable combos.

Prerequisite: Intro to Pole 

Floorwork

Grounded dance and choreography. May involve any variety of styles including slinky, leg wavey movement, undulations, rolling around the floor, as well as more dynamic moves such as shoulder stands and/or the occasional thrashing to 90's nostalgia music. 

Low Flow, Level 1&2

Low pole and floor choreography (no climbing required). Low Flow level 1&2 is dance-focused and will include minimal-to-no tricks. 

Low Flow, Level 3&4

Low pole and floor choreography (no climbing required). Low Flow level 3&4 will include more intricate dance movements and tricks. 

Heel Work

Pole-based heels technique and choreography.

Prerequisite: Intro to Pole and ideally Fundamentals 

Burlesque Dance

 Learn the art of the tease from the gal who'll blow you away with her Windy Titties, Hot Tawdry.  Open to all levels and all humans. Movement experience a plus, but not necessary.  Open to all levels. 

Elements of Choreography (aka "Dance for Overthinkers")

Explore building blocks of movement, dance, and performance. Expand your toolbox of concepts to help you build acts and/or choreography with greater confidence. This is largely a pole-free class which may occasionally incorporate low-key pole use. 

Artistic Pole Dance

All levels, no prerequisites. This class challenges you to rethink your relationship with pole as an apparatus, and reimagine the possibilities for movement with and around it. Play with artistic expression and incorporate elements of burlesque into your pole dance. 

Arm Balancing 

This all-levels class combines flexibility and conditioning in order to get upside down!  From low arm balances like crow or hurdlers, to inversions like chin stand and handstands, build strength and control on the floor that can be translated to the pole. Or stay on the floor! You do you! Enjoy learning variations and progressions and see where it takes you.

Power Pole

Strength moves all day!

Ayesha Workshop

Exactly what it sounds like! Come workshops your ayeshas. Learn all the anatomy, muscle mechanics, and injury prevention necessary to unlock your ayesha or bring it to the next level.  

Level 2 and up. 

Spin Flow

Playtime on spin pole! Flowy combos with no inversions. 

Tricks,  Level 1 prerequisites

Before taking Level 1 Tricks you must be comfortable taking your feet off the ground in some capacity, and properly exacute a pole circle and a pole sit. Prior to meeting these requirements you may take Intro, Fundamentals, Open Level Flexibility, and Floorwork Level 1.

Tricks, Level 2 prerequisites

Before taking Level 2 Tricks, you must be able to demonstrate control in climbs (of any type), fan kicks, stronghold, as well as a basic grasp of physics in spins.

Tricks, Level 3 prerequisites

Prior to taking Level 3 Tricks, you must have some safe, controlled way to get into an inverted-V position whether that be dropping down from a jasmine, standard chopper, shoulder mount, etc. Must be comfortable getting and staying up-side down. You should be able to touch your toes, do a deep lunge, and extend your shoulders close to 180 degrees so as to avoid injury.

Tricks, Level 4 prerequisites

Instructor approval and/or feeling very comfortable in level 3. 

Listing almost any specific trick will be a gate keeper to someone. Pole is for every body and we understand that "advanced" needs to be assessed on an individual basis. 

Virtual Classes: Descriptions 

Virtual Classes are marked on the schedule as "VIRTUAL. Sign up on MindBody and receive a zoom link no later than 15 minutes prior to the start of class. 

Flexibility, VIRTUAL

Open level, no pole required

Tricks for Low ceilings, VIRTUAL

No space? No problem! Get creative with your crammed home pole setup and make the most of the space you have. Also appropriate for people who do have a spacious pole room. Pole required.

Pole Choreo, VIRTUAL

Get your dance on! Pole required. 

Pole Conditioning, VIRTUAL

Work hard, get jacked, train both sides! Build strength and endurance that will carry over into all your poling as well as life. Carry more grocery bags! Open more jars!

Restorative Move & Stretch, VIRTUAL

Noodle around and lengthen yourself in ways that feel restorative! Not everything has to be hardcore, pole dancers.

THE BRASS RING CHICAGO
2511 W. North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
Contact: brassringchicago@gmail.com
Parties: brassringparties@gmail.com
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All purchases are non refundable and expire 30 days from date of purchase.
6 hour cancellation policy.