Class Description

Aradia™ Fitness Pole Dancing and Sensual Movement Classes for Fitness

With foundations in yoga, pilates and dance, Aradia™ Fitness offers fitness classes specifically tailored for the feminine spirit. Aradia takes a holistic approach to fitness offering benefits that serve our mind, body and soul. Students gain confidence as they build physical strength, flexibility and conditioning. Students also gain a sense of wellness as they learn to adore, celebrate and flaunt every curve of their body. Aradia Fitness classes are open to women, those who identify as women, and to the feminine of spirit.

From the moment you walk in the door, you will feel welcomed. We will start slow, teaching you the basics as you build up strength and confidence. Before you know it, you’ll be challenging yourself to try moves and spins you never thought you’d be able to do! Classes are lighthearted, warm and full of laughter. Clients come for the workout and stay for the wonderful sense of community and celebration!

Please read below for descriptions of our currently offered classes. For information on attending classes, we recommend visiting our FAQ page, the Pricing page for rates & pacakges, as well as our Class Schedule to get signed up for your first class today!

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POLE DANCE FITNESS LEVEL PROGRESSIONS
Levels Pole 1 – Pole 7

Each of these structured sessions gives our students a solid foundation in pole dancing & sensual movement. These classes are lively, sexy, and fun! Beginner classes incorporate the Aradia Fitness floor workout (our sexy take on Yoga) as well fundamental pole dance transitions, spins, tricks and strength building exercises. Students must attend at least eight (8) classes of each level before being eligible to advance to the next level.    Taking at least one class per week (if not more) will help you progress faster than taking classes infrequently (your frequency will determine how many classes you may need to reach the strength to assess to the next level) . For safety reasons, Aradia Fitness requires all clients to pass an assessment prior to advancing. Clients are welcome to attend any Pole Level class at their current approved level or any lower level.

Aradia Fitness also offers two Mixed-Level pole dance class options for clients to attend in addition to their structured pole level class – Mixed Level 2 & 3 and Mixed Level 4 & 5. Mixed level classes may count towards a student’s class count for pole advancement & assessment.

** IMPORTANT ** First-time pole dance students must begin with a “Teaser: Intro to Pole Dance Class”.  After completion of your Teaser class, you will then be eligible to attend any Pole 1 or Beginner Pole class on the schedule. During your first class, your instructor will give you an overview of how clients can progress through their pole journey at Aradia Fitness!

** IMPORTANT ** Clients who are a first-time visitor to Aradia Fitness, but already have pole dance experience, should email us at calgary@aradiafitness.com prior to your first class for an email consultation & level placement. We welcome pole enthusiasts from near & far to train with us at Aradia Fitness!

Pole Fit classes will progress your learning and all pre-requisites are listed if any.

Pre-registration is required for all Classes and Sessions.

Pole Dance Classes

Teaser: Introduction to Pole:  The Aradia Fitness signature “Teaser” class is the perfect introduction to Pole Dance & Sensual Movement for fitness! Students will be taking through our one-of-a-kind sexy mat workout & warm-up. Afterwards, the instructor will introduce the student to foundational pole dance techniques & exercises. The “Teaser” class is a required prerequisite prior to attending any Pole 1 class on the schedule.

Pole 1: Pole 1 introduces clients to the perfect mix of pole work and sensual movement… transforming your mind & body as you “Meet Your Sexy Side”. This class is designed on a 4-week lesson plan rotation and includes an important mix of our sexy yoga-fusion workout as well as strength training on the pole. Clients will also learn a variety of pole dance spins & transitions and how to them together into mini choreographies. Prerequisite to attend Pole 1 is completion of at least one “Teaser” class or instructor approval. Clients must attend a minimum of eight (8) classes of Pole 1 & complete an assessment before being eligible to “Level Up” to Pole 2.

Pole 2: In Pole 2, clients continue to explore more challenging spins, tricks & transitions and be introduced to pole climbing, sitting and inverting. We will begin to phase out the sexy yoga-fusion workout and transition to more strength-training using the pole. Pole 2 is based on a 4-week lesson plan rotation.  Prerequisite to attend Pole 2 classes is completion of a Pole 1 “Level Up” assessment or have instructor approval before attending any Pole 2 class. Clients must attend a minimum of eight (8) classes of Pole 2 prior to “Level Up” to Pole 3.

Pole 3: In Pole 3 clients are introduced to flying high on the pole as we continue to invert (flip upside down) and climb! All that hard work in Pole 1 and Pole 2 will pay off as you tackle even more challenging spins, tricks and transitions. Instructors will also begin to transition clients to “freestyle” dancing where you will learn how to effortlessly put everything you know together into your own dance style. Pole 3 is based on a 4-week lesson plan rotation.  Prerequisite to attend Pole 3 classes is completion of a Pole 2 “Level Up” assessment or have instructor approval before attending any Pole 3 class. Clients must attend a minimum of eight (8) classes of Pole 3 prior to eligible to “Level Up” to Pole 4.

Mixed Level 2 & 3: This is a mixed level pole class for students in Pole 2 or Pole 3. Topics covered will be techniques from these levels.  This less formal class gives clients an extra, guided pole workout geared specifically for beginner/intermediate level students. You must be in Pole 2 or Pole 3 to attend. Attendance in this class will count towards the eight (8) class minimum for Pole 2 or Pole 3 “Level Up” assessments.

Pole 4: In Pole 4, clients are challenged even more as we begin to tackle static aerial holds using different parts of our body, such as inner thighs and hips. The spins, transitions and strength work become increasingly more challenging as we continue to prepare clients for more advanced levels. Pole 4 is based on a 4-week lesson plan rotation. Prerequisite to attend Pole 4 classes is completion of a Pole 3 “Level Up” assessment or have instructor approval before attending any Pole 4 class. Clients must attend a minimum of eight (8) classes of Pole 4 prior to eligible to “Level Up” to Pole 5.

Pole 5: Welcome to Pole 5 – a high flying composition of challenging new thigh & hip holds, impressive spins and intense strength building techniques. This class will challenge you with exciting new feats of athleticism! By this point, you will be comfortable with freestyle dancing and instructors will help you create interesting new ways to seamlessly flow your spins, tricks & transitions together into a stunning performance. Pole 5 is based on a 4-week lesson plan rotation. Prerequisite to attend Pole 5 classes is completion of a Pole 4 “Level Up” assessment or have instructor approval before attending any Pole 5 class. Clients must attend a minimum of eight (8) classes of Pole 5 prior to eligible to “Level Up” to Pole 6.

Mixed Level 4 & 5: This is a mixed level pole class for students in Pole 4 or Pole 5. Topics covered will be techniques from these levels. This less formal class gives clients an extra, guided pole workout geared specifically for intermediate/advanced level students.  Prerequisite to attend this class is completion of Pole 3 “Level Up” assessment. Attendance will count towards the eight (8) class minimum for Pole 4 or Pole 5 “Level Up” assessments.

Pole 6: The journey to reach Pole 6 has been full of laughter, bumps & bruises and challenges you never thought you were capable of overcoming! In this level, you will be challenged even more with advanced spins, tricks & transitions. Clients will learn new ways of climbing and inverting on the pole as well as truly acrobatic aerial static holds. Your strength & flexibility will continue to grow!  Pole 6 is based on a 4-week lesson plan rotation. Prerequisite to attend Pole 6 classes is completion of a Pole 5 “Level Up” assessment or have instructor approval before attending any Pole 6 class. Clients must attend a minimum of eight (8) classes of Pole 6 prior to eligible to “Level Up”.

Pole 7:  The crème de la crème of pole dance fitness!  Welcome to our advanced series where clients have successfully mastered Pole 1 through Pole 6 and are ready to take their pole journey to the next level.  In Pole 7, instructors will cover various topics from pole techniques, new combos, drops & handsprings, acrobatic floor work and move.  Prerequisite to attend Pole 7 classes is completion of a Pole 6 “Level Up” assessment or have instructor approval before attending any Pole 7 class. 

Expert Series: This is the class that never ends! Pole Fitness is an ever-expanding and dynamic sport, with new tricks coming out everyday! Each instructor has their OWN expert series. Details are available when you click on the class on our schedule. Prerequisite will be either Pole 6 or Pole 7 depending on the series.

Men’s Pole: This class is open for male students only.  We will start off with pole strength conditioning and move onto some fun tricks and combos.  This is an intermediate class so you must have the strength for basic inversions.

 

Pole Fit Classes

Climbing Workshop: For students in Pole 3 and higher this workshop will help with different climbing techniques.  You will work at your own pace to master and add finesse to your climb to the top!

Doubles Workshop:  For students in Pole 4 and higher this workshop will get you to work on brand new tricks and combos that use 2 girls on one pole!  This class is great fun to do with a friend (we can pair you up if you’re coming alone).  Improve your strength and coordination through a variety of doubles spins, poses and tricks.

Flexibility and Conditioning:  No matter what level you have completed, we work together on building our flexibility and strength to attain our goals!  All students are welcome!

Getting Ready For the Stage: This class is offered during competition season or prior to a showcase.

Inversion Workshop: For students in Pole 2 and higher this workshop will help you to flip upside down, snake down the pole, and do handstands against the pole. We will break the moves down step-by-step, and also work on activating the muscles you need to use for each move. You will work at your own pace to master and add finesse to whichever moves you are ready for. Pre-requisite is Pole 2.

Pole Circuit:  Cardio, strength training, circuit training, and pole dancing all combined into one fun hour! This class is designed to work the entire body. Combining cardio, strength training, and pole dancing into a fun and challenging circuit to keep your body moving throughout the hour. All levels are welcome!

Pole Fluidity: Fine-tuning the moves we have learned, this pole dance-style class will help prepare you for the intermediate levels by working different choreography to help link moves together. Great workout for endurance, dance and strength. Bring leggings/legwarmers, kneepads and pole dancing heels (if you have a pair) just in case.  Pre-requisite is Pole 2.

Pole2Chair Flow: Take Poleflow one step further with this fusion workshop!  Combine the choreography of Poleflow and add the extra challenge of working with a chair to travel up, down and around the pole! Pre-requisite is Pole 5 and above.

Spin Pole:  Learn the fundamentals of the spinning pole in Novice (Pole 4 and above). Work into more complex movement in Intermediate/Advance class (Pole 6 and above).  Controlling your spin, climbing, inverts and more! The dynamics of these classes will challenge both intermediate and advanced students alike! 

Sexy Fit Classes

Chair Dance Workshop: This is the sexiest workout you and your friends will ever try. Use a chair as a prop while building on sexy chair dance choreography. On the chair, around the chair, with the chair, you’ll have a blast learning tricks that you can do at home!

Floor Play:  Unleash your sexiness as we get down and stay down with floor work! Work on body awareness, grace and movement for pole or dance. Wear kneepads and/or legwarmers… and most importantly, don’t forget to let your hair down for this class! 

Lap Dance Workshop: In this sexy class, we will cover all the basic lap dance moves to give a great performance for your special someone. Our Lap Dance classes cover new choreography and provide you with a cheat sheet to take home! Please bring some heels and get ready to have fun!

POUND®:  POUND® is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. This 45 min workout fuses cardio, Pilates, isometric movements, plyometrics and Isometric poses. Burn between 400 and 800+ calories, strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles, and drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique – all while rocking out to your favorite music!  Through continual upper body motion using our lightly weighted drumsticks, called Ripstix™, you’ll turn into a calorie-torching drummer, POUNDing off pounds as each song flies by.  POUND® is a great way to improve your cardio for pole!  Are you ready to Rock Out while you Work Out?!  Check out the video and see for yourself!!!

*Please bring your indoor sneakers or gym shoes to class or you can go barefoot too!  

**We provide the POUND® proprietary Ripstix® for our students in class!

Yoga Flow: Synchronize your breath with movement, combining sun salutations (flow) with a variety of other postures to strengthen, stretch and synergize the body/mind. Vinyasa is known for being dynamic and vigorous and in challenging the physical body, it calms the busy mind. Yoga compliments your pole journey by improving your balance, strength and flexibility.