Workshops and Events
Sascha Bachmann Workshops
Aradia Fitness Calgary is excited to be hosting two workshops with renowned gymnast, circus artist and coach Sascha Bachmann!
About Coach Bachmann:
Coach Bachmann was born in Germany into a family of great gymnasts. By the time he was five he’d developed a passion and talent for gymnastics that would shape his entire life. He left home at 15 (inspired by the success of his grandfather – one of the most noted gymnasts of his time) and moved to Montreal to study at the National Circus School under the supervision of renowned Hand Balancing & Aerial Straps teacher Yury Bozyan.
Fast forward to today. Sascha has performed all over the globe, from the bright lights of Broadway to prestigious stages in Vegas, Tokyo, Paris, and beyond, with companies including Palazzo, Wintergarten, Cirque De Demain, Les Sept Doigts De La Main and Cirque Du Soleil.
Students have noted time and again that Coach Bachmann’s talent and drive are only surpassed by his kind, humble nature. He’s motivated by a love for movement that he can’t help but pass down – without pretension or intimidation – to students of any level.
August 26, 7pm – Beginner Aerial Straps
n this 90-minute introductory workshop, participants will learn how to approach Aerial Straps training safely with the goal of building a practice they can apply beyond the scope of this event. There will be a heavy emphasis on correct technique and injury prevention, followed by fundamental conditioning drills to build a strong resilient body for any type of straps and any other type of aerial training.
Attendees will be taken through elemental shapes and their progressions, that will form a solid foundation for more advanced tricks & transitions.
September 14th 9:30am – Beginner Handstand
This beginner workshop focuses on the fundamentals of hand balancing with an emphasis on safety and technique. It is aimed at those who have little to no experience doing handstands.
During this 90-minute workshop participants will be taken through the following topics:
*How to prepare and strengthen the body for a successful practice
*Exercises/Drills to learn and improve your straight handstand
*Specific mobility & injury prevention
*Programming and how to modify exercises and drills to suit various levels
This workshop is suitable for those who want to learn how to get into and out of a handstand safely, whether at the wall or freestanding. With the exercises covered you’ll be able to keep practicing and improving by yourself at home after the event.
Kira Noire and Evgeny Greshilov Workshops!
July 13th – 16th, 2019
Kira is a Russian pole artist from Saint Petersburg, Russia. She started pole dancing in 2008 and after a few years she started to teach and compete in Russia, Europe and the world. In 2015, she started working with Evgeny in doubles and then a short time later they worked at the biggest Russian dance-circus show in Leningrad Centre as pole artists. Her brightest awards are:
- Winner of Pole Classic 2016 by Pole Expo, Las Vegas
- Ultimate Champion at International Pole Championship IPC 2015 in doubles category, Hong Kong
- Winner of Pole Art Cyprus 2014
- Finalist of International Pole Championship IPC 2013, Singapore
- Winner and Miss Attitude of Battle of the Pole 2013, Stockholm
Evgeny is a russian pole dance & fitness artist and founder & co-owner of online school Open Dance Academy. He has been working as an aerial performer, dancer and choreographer for over 10 years and currently travels around the world, doing workshops, showcases and judging pole championships. His pole titles include:
- 3 time World Pole champion
- 7 time International Pole champion
- Pole Theatre Greece – Overall Pro winner 2017
- IPC – Ultimate chamption 2015
- Pole Art – Man champion 2013
- IPSF – Gold medal 2012
More information about their workshops at Aradia Fitness Calgary will be posted shortly!!!
Exotic Peach Pop-Up shop
July 6th, 2019, 12:00pm-6:00pm
Rocky Mountain Pole Retreat 2019 (SOLD OUT)
May 24th – 26th, 2019
We are beyond excited to co-host this amazing retreat with our Aradia studios in Alberta. This is the only event of its kind in Western Canada and we cannot wait for it! Please join us and your fellow Aradia students across Alberta for a pole retreat in the mountains!!! Event Details: – Two nights at the Canmore Super 8 by Wyndham (breakfast included). – Four people per room included in standard price. You can request fewer to a room however, it is subject to an addition fee. – Three workshops. Two by guest instructor Pink Puma and one by Aradia Fitness instructor / owner Monika Deviat! – Only eight (8) spots available to Aradia Fitness Calgary students with memberships or consistently active class packs. – Early bird pricing available until Dec 31, 2018, $395 + GST. – Cost after Dec 31, 2018, $430 + GST. – Option photoshoot will be available at an addition cost. Details TBD. *This event is NON-REFUNDABLE. It can however be transferred to another participant. Absolutely no exceptions.
Aradia Fitness Calgary's Spring Showcase 2019
April 13th, 2019
Please join us on April 13th, 2019 to support your friends and family as they perform at our second annual Studio Showcase! There will be amazing pole and aerial performances by students and instructors. Door prizes are also being given away during this special evening!
Proceeds from all our in studio showcases are going towards a theatre show in the future 🙂
Carly Child Workshops!
Sunday, November 11th, 2018
Carly is a pole artist, aerialist and handbalancer. She has been teaching and training in flexibility and hand balancing for over 10 years and has been competing and teaching as a pole artist for 3 years. Carly’s style is a combination of elements from her past, including safety and rehabilitation techniques, that has created an animal like movement quality in pole and movement in general. Carly’s Competition Titles include:
- 2017 Pole Theatre USA Drama and Overall
- 2017 Pole Art America Elite
- 2017 USPDF pro qualifier
- 2016 Pole Theatre Art Pro
- 2016 PSO Nationals Pro
- 2016 Pacific Pole Championships Pro 2nd
- 2015 National Aerial Pole Art Allstar 2nd
Her certifications include and are not limited to: Yoga Alliance 200 hr YTT, USAG Safety & Risk Management and a Bachelor in Exercise Sport Science.
Flex your Flex – 1:30pm, 1.5 hrs
(with Rubberbanditz®) Active stretching is an essential element to advancing flexibility in aerial movement. This class will focus on flexibility techniques, injury prevention, sustainability and active flexibility to use up the pole. The class is sponsored by Rubberbanditz®. (All Levels) $68 +GST (Platinum and Gold Member pricing is $61 +GST)
Faux Flares and Flips – 3:30pm, 1.5 hrs
A static pole workshop combining the dynamic elements of spinning, flaring and flipping. Learn acrobatic basework flips and tricks that can be smoothed into soft flow or amped up into a dynamic combo. Great class for those hesitant to flips and want to dip their toes in! (All Levels) $78 +GST (Platinum and Gold Member pricing is $71 +GST)
Ride the Tide – 5:30pm, 1.5 hrs
Learn to let go and explore new movement patterns in this low flow and dance based class. This class will work to alter not only the way you move but also the way you think and feel about movement. We will utilize choreo, freestyling and pole technique to help you go with the flow and ride the tide of new dance movements. $78 +GST (Platinum and Gold Member pricing is $71 +GST) Click here to sign up for her workshops!
Aradia Fitness Calgary's Spring Showcase 2018
May 27th, 2018
Please join us on May 27th and support your friends and family as they perform at our in studio showcase! There will be amazing performances by students and instructors. Wine and door prizes will also be available during this special evening! We welcome all styles all pole performances, from contemporary to exotic.
Magnus Labbe Workshops!
Monday October 23, 2017
Magnus is currently traveling, teaching and performing around the world to share his passion for pole dance. He has 10 years of dance experience and is trained in Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip Hop. He has been teaching dance since 2008, but he fell in love with Pole 5 years ago. The new way of dancing in the air and combining dance and aerial arts was fascinating and Magnus had to explore this new way of dancing. His unique style has made him a respectable and world known Pole Dancer in the Pole community, where he have been a judge at Pole Art France, Pole Theatre Sweden and Pole Dance Competition Denmark. Magnus Labbe was a finalist in the TV-show Denmark Got Talent and the professional male winner of Pole Art Cyprus 2014 and the current U.S. Aerial Champion. 2016 U.S. Aerial Championships 1st Place 2015 Pole Classic at Pole Expo 3rd place 2015 Pole Art Italy 5th place 2014 Pole Theatre Paris 1st place in Pole Art 2014 Pole Art Cyprus 1st place 2014 Copenhagen Pole Competition 1st place 2013 Danish Pole Dance Championship 1st place Contemporary Pole – 6PM, 1.5hrs This special and creative contemporary pole class by Magnus is inspired from modern dance techniques. Learn how to flow around the pole using release techniques from the modern dance world and explore a language of flow movement. We will do contemporary choreography using the pole and we will be spinning, rolling and dancing on the floor and in the air. Please bring socks and kneepads for protection. Pre-requisite is Pole 2 and above (should be able to climb and invert). $78 +GST (Membership pricing is $73 +GST) Magnus’ Secret Tricks and Combos – 7:45 PM, 1.5hrs This workshop has it all! This is Magnus’ favourite tricks and combos. You will be climbing, dropping, inverting, rotating, spinning and more in this fun and challenging workshop on static pole! Pre-requisite is Pole 5 and above (aerial inverts a must). $78 +GST (Membership pricing is $73 +GST) Click here to sign up!
Jordan Kensley Workshops!
Saturday, August 12th, 2017
Jordan Kensley 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 an instructor at the world famous studios as well as a touring instructor internationally. She is also a 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) Click here to sign up!
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. Click here to sign up!
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 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! Please click here to view all our classes, including this workshop, that we offer at the Aradia Fitness studio Want to sign up for a class?, click here.
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