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Jordan Kensley Workshops

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Join us at Aradia Fitness Calgary for workshops with Jordan Kensley on Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Jordan Kensley is a California-based pole dancer and instructor. She discovered pole dancing from a Youtube video
in the summer of 2012 and, with no prior movement experience, decided then and there that she needed to be able to “do that”. From that first spark of interest, her passion for pole has grown and she has become a resident instructor at the world famous studios: Aeriform Arts, BeSpun, Cleo’s Rock’n’Pole, and The Vertitude, as well as a touring instructor internationally. She is also a resident dancer at the infamous Jumbos Clown Room, under the stage name ‘Roxie’. Jordan strives to embody the athlete, the artist, and the goddess in every dance. Her goal as an instructor is to help her students realize those same qualities in themselves. The journey through her Pole Dancing career has made her appreciate movement, especially in the form of free styling, heel clacks, and her signature sexy ballistic style. She has met so many inspiring people within this community and is looking forward to meeting many more in the years to come.

Awards and Experience:
2016
+Polesque NYC: Professional Overall Champion
+Pole Theatre Croatia: 1st Place Professional Classique, Professional Overall Champion
+Pole Show LA Choreographer & Featured Performer +Miss Pole Dance America Troupe Winner
+Dance Filthy AUS: 2nd Place International Professional Division
+Pole World News Awards: Hottest Legs, Featured Performer

2014-2015
+North American Pole Dance Championship: Professional – 2nd Place
+PSO Pacifc Aerial Art Championship: Dramatic Professional – 3rd Place
+Pole Theatre USA: 1st Place Professional Comedy Division, 3rd Place Overall Champion
+PSO Nationals: 2nd Place Professional Artistic Division

SIGNATURE TRICKS – 1.5 hrs (1pm)
Tricks, Combinations and Transitions: Intermediate/Advanced

Go up the pole with some of Jordan Kensley’s favorite tricks and combinations. Focusing on powerful ascents and descents, aerial threading combinations and some extreme pole tricks, Jordan has something to offer everyone. Learn the up-to-date tricks that keep Jordan and you excited!
$78 +GST (Membership pricing is $73 +GST)

GOING BALLISTIC – 1.5 hours (2:45pm)
Tricks and Dynamic Transitions: Intermediate

Going Ballistic is a class dedicated to mastering high speed and high force movements within your favourite pole flows. Take the tricks you think you know and transform them into something new, powerful, and dynamic. This workshop lets you experience Jordan’s’ Signature Movement by performing her intense dance style on and off the pole.
$78 +GST (Membership pricing is $73 +GST)

BOTTOMS UP – 1.5 hours (4:30pm)
Twerking, Bouncing Booties and Body Waves: All Levels

Twerking is the dance that will come to define this decade. Everyone’s doing it. Cats, dogs, Harry Styles, Miley Cyrus… And now it’s your turn! “Big Booty” not required! Come learn the basics of Twerking, put it to music in a fun mini routine and leave with new found confidence in your BOOTY-ful self!
$78 +GST (Membership pricing is $73 +GST)

 

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Tyler Ayers Workshop - Balance and Flexibility!

Get the chance to learn in studio and at home mobility, flexibility and conditioning exercises aimed to help you push yourself even further in your movement and training. Balancing for inverting, handstands and floor work focused on a strong emphasis of pole art and sport play huge factor in this workshop making sure everyone walks away with new skills and kick ass confidence. All levels are welcome for this 1.5 hour workshop!

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 6:35pm to 8:05pm: $40 +GST

BIO:
Tyler Ayres – Cirque du Soleil, Carnival, International Ballet Theatre, TADA

Internationally acclaimed and recognized choreographer and entertainer from Australia, Tyler is an expert in aerial arts, acrobatics, hand balancing, tumbling and hand-to-hand. Tyler was the youngest person ever to be funded by the Australian government ARTS ACT fund and has been working professionally in the entertainment industry since the age of 9. Companies that have benefited from Tyler’s performance and instruction include names from Cirque du Soleil and the Australia Institute of Sport to BLOCH and IADMS. Tyler was instrumental in the beginning stages of Acrobatic Arts, one of the largest acrobatics curriculums in the world, by constructing a large portion of the hand balancing syllabus. He also drove the design and launch of a new centre for high level and aspiring athletes while based in Calgary. Tyler now calls Vancouver home and is the Founding Director of TADA, Tyler Ayres Dance and Aerial, which develops and represents top level performers and publishes a training curriculum for hand balancing, suitable for athletes, aerialists, dancers and acrobats.

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Thank you, Tyler Ayers, for a wonderful evening of flexibility and balancing. What a great workshop!

Ashley in a very difficult chest-stand during our workshop with Tyler Ayers. Nice work, Ashley!

 

Samantha Star Workshops!  

Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 6pm to 9:15pm

Samantha Star combines her knowledge of pole, gymnastics, yoga, and hand balance to be a dynamic performer and informative instructor. She believes perfecting the fundamentals is the best way to gain strength and coordination to achieve a higher level of fitness and grace. By focusing on technique and core, she helps students attain a solid platform with which they can achieve confidence, strength and power. Samantha teaches at Body & Pole in NYC and also travels the world to perform, compete and teach pole fundamentals, power moves, power spins, inversions and handstand workshops.

Competitions

• 3rd Place – US World Pole Sports Federation (Qualifier for IPSF) 2015
• 2nd Place – Australian Pole Fitness Championship 2015
• 1st Place – IDSA World Pole Dance Championship of Sports Standard (China) 2014
• 2nd Place – Pole Championship Series 2014
• 1st Place – Women’s Division – Pole Classic at Pole Expo 2013
• 4th Place – Nationals Pro/ Level 4 Championship – Pole Sport Organization 2013
• 2nd Place – Atlantic Level 4 Championship – Pole Sport Organization 2013
• 3rd Place – National Elite Division – Midwest Pole Dance Competition 2012
• APFA Pole Athlete of the year 2012

Movement, Mobility, Floorwork 90 minutes – 6:00-7:30pm ($60 +GST):  Floor based class that will focus on creating acrose the floor movement patterns that can be used in warmups, workouts and floorwork in routines.

Power Heels 90 minutes – 7:45-9:15pm ($70 +GST):  Clack it, shake it, and twerk it all while popping it, flipping it and dropping it. That’s right all your favorite classic beautiful power moves, but masterfully taught in HEELS!

*Memberships receive $5 off each workshop!

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Samantha Star

Sam Star pole dancing workshops at Aradia Fitness Calgary.

 

Dakota Fox Workshops!

Monday, Oct 17th, 2016 at 6pm to 9pm

Dakota Fox brings a unique background to her pole fitness & aerial acrobatic classes. Her natural strength comes from her athletic experience in team sports and martial arts. Dakota’s power tricks and flow has gained her a large social media following.
She brings accessibility to her workshops, with her knack for breaking down difficult techniques and her ability to teach to all levels. She began performing in 2011 and completed her first pole dance competition in 2012.

Awards & Experience

Foxxy Flow from 6:00pm – 7:30pm $75+GST
Advanced Inversions from 7:30pm – 9:00pm $75+GST

  • Miss Pole Dance America Troupe Division Finalist 2016
  • Top 25 United Pole Artist Poler’s Choice Awards 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Pole Expo’s Pole Classic Competition Finalist 2015
  • North American Pole Dance Championship Elite Finalist 2015 –
  • Pole Theatre USA Pro Level Finalist 2015 –
  • US Pole Dance Championships Pro Level Finalist 2014 –
  • PSO Southern Pole Championship Bronze Medal Finalist 2014 –
  • Brian Friedman ChoreoCup Finalist (USA) 2014 –
  • PSO Southern Pole Championship, 3rd Place Pro Division (USA) –
  • EPDC Competition Champions Category 5th Place (England) –
  • PoleAndAerial.com Featured Guest Instructor –
  • APC 4th Place – Level 3 Championship Division (USA) 2013 –
  • National Aerial Pole Art “Neo Division” Finalist (USA) 2013 –
  • APFC Elite Division Finalist (USA) 2012 –
  • APFC “Video of the Year” Nominee (USA) 2011, 2012 –
  • Super Shag Invitational 4th Place – Pro Division (USA) 2012

 

Specialized pole dance, and sensual movement workshops at Aradia Fitness Calgary

Foxxy Flow workshop at Aradia Fitness Calgary with our very own pole star, Dakota Fox or Aradia USA

Specialty pole dance classes and workshops with high profile pole champions.

Advanced Inversions Workshop with Dakota Fox at Aradia Fitness Calgary

 

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