The Brass Ring (tm) is offering IN-PERSON CLASSES ONLY at this time. Our hope is that we never have to offer virtual classes again, and are manifesting that intention to the universe.
Intro to Pole
You MUST take this class prior to any other if you do not have pole experience. This class is 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.
THIS IS NOT AN INTRO CLASS. You must have pole experience or take Intro prior to 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
THIS IS NOT AN INTRO CLASS. You must have pole experience or take Intro prior to 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
Low Flow Elements
Build a vocabulary for low flow. Learn and drill foundational flow elements (bodywaves, pirouettes, step-arounds, leg waves, etc.). This class will explore dance techniques, variations, and stylizing elements to improve overall flow and fluidity. All levels. Socks highly recommended. Heels optional.
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.
Pole-based heels technique and choreography.
Prerequisite: Intro to Pole and ideally Fundamentals
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.
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.
Strength moves all day!
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.
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.