ABOUT OUR CLASSES
Challenging and fun, our classes are a great alternative to traditional dance or gym style fitness.
The instructors at CED teach classes from both dance and fitness perspective. Some classes are naturally more on the fitness side and some on the dance side, but our focus is on the progress of each individual student. Let our instructors know your goals. We want you to take our classes in the direction you want to go.
BASICS: New students can start any day we have an intro or beginner class. New pole students (even if you have poled before), should start with any class containing Level I. Please pre-register online or contact us so we know you’re coming. Our classes are intended for adults 18 years of age and older.
See the FAQ for more details about these basics and the answers to other questions.
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Beginner Pole is actually split into 3 sub-levels since there is so much to learn. In all beginner levels you’ll be working on various pole climbs and training for your first invert. At the end of Level 3 you’ll have your first invert, a large repertoire of spins, solid climbing, and you’ll be ready for Intermediate!
Level I classes and classes that include Level I are open for public registration. This is where you want to start your pole education. Level 1 is dedicated to developing a great foundation in pole with some spins, dance moves, and floorwork.
Level 2 focuses more on spins and starting to learn how to combine skills together.
Level 3 is about polishing level 1 and 2 spins, adding more challenging spins, training from the floor for aerial moves that will come from inversions, one-handed spins, and combining spins.
Intermediate focuses on basic inversion holds and combos. We will also perfect other methods of climbing the pole.
Advanced students will be chaining inversion skills together and learn more advanced ways to invert.
Pole Dance Flow:While we do cover dance combo in all regular classes, the entire focus in this class is about the DANCE. You will need to have taken at least one Pole Level I class to take this class. It is also highly recommended that you are taking a Pole Level in combination with this class. This class is more about taking spins and tricks that you already know and creating dances, rather than learning new tricks. As some weeks will highlight floorwork, it is recommended that you bring leg warmers/kneepads and socks/pole shoes (shoe rental available at the studio!) as potential accessories to your normal pole wear.
Spin Pole: Our poles can SPIN! Learn how to control spin speed, build more strength in the holds you already know while on spin, and learn how to chain holds in spin mode. You will need to be in level 2 or higher to take this class. It is also highly recommended that you are taking a Pole Level in combination with this class. This class is more about taking spins and tricks that you already know and transferring them to a spinning pole, rather than learning new tricks.
Cardio Pole: Pole is great for strength training, but unless you are dancing full song choreographies, you aren’t getting much cardio. Even when you do start working on full dances, if you haven’t been doing cardio you will be out of breath. In this dynamic 45 minute class we will do a dance warm up, a pole dance warm up, pole skill drills, and a cool down. You’ll keep your heart rate up, burn fat, and keep moving. You will need to have taken at least one Pole Level I class to take this class. It is also highly recommended that you are taking a Pole Level in combination with this class. This class is more about taking spins and tricks that you already know and adding cardio, rather than learning new tricks.
Strength Training with Pole: Use the pole as a strength training tool. Your spins, trick, and dance combos will be easier and you’ll be able to progress faster the stronger you get. Pole is already a great way to strength train, but in this class you can take it to the next level.
What do I wear? SHORTS please. A lot of brand new students come in leggings or other pants. You will be limited in what we can do your first day because any kind of fabric on your legs will be slippery. No shoes required. A t-shirt or tank top is fine for beginners. NO LOTION, RINGS, or BRACELETS.
I’ve done pole before or I’m visiting from another studio, what class can I sign up for? Our general rule is that all students new to our studio must come to a class that includes level I to be assessed. For temporary/visiting students please give us a call or email so we can chat about what you’ve been doing at your home studio.
HoopDance is an expressive and unique form of dance incorporating the use of a modern adult size hula hoop. Hoopdance involves technical dance moves, freestyle art form in dance, and what is known as “tricks” with the hoop.
- Spinning the hoop around your waist works your core, hips thighs, gluts, and abs.
- When you add upper body moves, you are getting a complete resistance training and cardio workout for the entire body.
- Facilitates joy and laughter.
- As for calorie burning, the results are off the charts. According to researcher conducted at The Cooper Institute in the Dallas, Texas, who tested the Hoop Workout, the hoop dance exercise burned twice as many calories as riding a bike at 19 miles per hour or running.
- Bridges the gap between the mind and body so much so that…
- …Physical therapists are using the Hula Hoop as a rehabilitation device to treat individuals recovering from injury, stroke, and arthritis.
Tess La Coil and Eliza Sidecar have teamed up to offer the Essential Burlesque Arts Program. This comprehensive burlesque education happens twice a year and covers everything from the history of Burlesque, and dance basics, all the way to preparing for stage and culminates in an optional performance at one of our biannual recitals. Take just a couple classes or take everything for the full showgirl experience. We welcome everyone from brand new students who are just curious and looking for a fun class or two, to aspiring and experienced performers. Our program is For Fun, For Confidence, For You! Check out the details for the current Spring 2017 Program here.
Taught Ms. Roxi, you will learn to move your body in ways you never thought possible. Shimmy, undulate, and snake to worldly rhythms. Tone and strengthen your body with a focus on the core muscles. Beginner gives you the foundation movements. In the continuing level, you’ll work on putting the foundation skills from beginner into dance combinations and choreography, work on layering different movements at the same time, and dance with props. There are always performance opportunities for interested students.
Beginner Dance for Adults
All of our dance styles, from Pole to Burlesque and everything in between, do not require that you have a background in dance, but it will be easier for you to take the individual skills in each style and create full dances with basic dance skills.
This class is a combination of jazz technique, contemporary dance, and choreography. You will learn the basics of dance and jazz technique which can be used on their own but also greatly enhance your developing skills in other classes. Each class starts with a warm up song, and then we will spend class on technique and cross-overs. The last 20 minutes will be dedicated to learning a choreographed long combo/short dance.
Any students who commit to this class will be strongly encouraged to purchase black leather jazz shoes. As students progress and begin to learn intermediate and advanced level leaps and jumps then we will encourage to purchase a jazz sneaker (not the leather booties) which will help absorb the shock.
Dance Cardio is a full hour of easy dance moves put to popular high energy hip hop and pop songs. Dance Cardio begins with an easy warm up and ends with a cool down and stretch. The rest of the hour is filled with fun dance cardio chorography to get your heart pounding, body sweating and calories burning. All songs are choreographed to allow for intensity variations for students of all fitness abilities.
No prior dance or fitness required. Just come and be prepared to dance it out! Please wear breathable or sweat whisking fitness attire and lightweight fitness/running shoes.
Stretch class is a 30 minute class designed to help students with flexibility. We begin each class with a high energy warm up designed to get the blood flowing and ready the body and muscles for safe stretching. This class is tailored to meet each students’ flexibility and body position goals, as well as give each student a safe whole body stretch. This class rotates through all the muscles of the body so that students can begin to safely do various body positions including but not limited to the splits, back bends, and various foot to head positions.
No prior dance or fitness required, all students of any level may attend as all stretches will be modified to meet each student at their level and comfort. Join us on this journey and celebrate as your body becomes more flexible and limber. Please wear moveable clothing such as pole shorts, yoga pants, and t shirt or tank top.
CLASS PRICING AND PACKAGES
The following price chart covers pricing for our regularly scheduled classes and most featured/special topics classes. Some Featured or Special Topics classes might be a different price.
Please view our Class Calendar to see when classes are offered, and/or to sign up for classes by clicking on the one you want to attend.
|PACKAGE TERMS: When you sign-up for Quarterly, 6 Month, or Yearly Packages you are responsible for all monthly payments during the whole term of the package. You pay the 1st month when you first sign-up, then at the beginning of each following month for the entire term of the package your credit card will AUTOMATICALLY be charged for that month. You cannot cancel a package and there are NO REFUNDS. We will need medical or other documentation if you need to put a package on hold.
Please contact us if you would like to start a Monthly, Quarterly, 6 month, or Yearly package during the middle or end of a month so we can pro-rate appropriately.
How to purchase packages online: When you click on classes in the class calendar, all packages that can be used for that class will show up there, and from there you can purchase the package or just a single drop-in for that class. You can also purchase packages from THIS PAGE.