Workshops and Special Events

Choreography Creation

Saturday, April 24th 3-5 pm

You know the moves, it’s time to put them together. In the Choreography Creation workshop with Becky, you’ll learn the tools to link movements on the floor and up the pole to one another to create a complete sequence. You’ll also work through challenging prompts and games to invent your own movement. The first half of this 2-hour workshop will be composition and creation while the second half will be seamlessly linking together phrases to create a choreographed piece. (A break will be given in between). Bring a variety of your favorite tunes in a range of genres, a notebook, and your creative mind.
Becky has a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography from Ohio University and has competed and placed twice at Pole Sport Organization Great Lakes. This workshop is for polers leveled Elementary and up.

Aerial Dance Workshop

Sunday, May 2nd 2-3 pm

 

If you want to learn some fun and expressive choreography around and in our aerial hammocks, this workshop might be right up your alley.

Join Stephanie, certified aerial instructor, for an hour long choreography workshop focused on establishing beautiful dance sequencing using the hammocks. Feel your body flow with intention and grace, while finding new pathways of movement with the hammock as a prop.

This workshop requires each student to have the aerial foundations down. Please be comfortable with the basic poses including experience with a cross-back, mantaray, pegasus and straddle.

Beginner Pole Instructor Certification

 June 12-13th

 

Take your expertise to the next level with Ecole de Pole’s Beginner/Elementary accredited training course. Based on functional teaching methodology written by champion poler Justine McLucas, participants will develop a high skill level in technical instruction, pole grips and tricks, ways to correct technique, building strength and flexibility, with an emphasis on safety and injury prevention to support students throughout their pole journey.

Suitable as an instructor training tool, for new or experienced teachers, the courses provide insight and skills for the pole dancer wishing to further their own personal understanding of the mechanics of pole movement to apply improved techniques to their pole training as well.

Beginner EDP Certification Course is a two-day training approved by Fitness Australia, the ACE (American Council on Exercise) and PDC (Pole Dance Community UK, Europe, USA) .

The course content includes:

  • Principles of Pole Fitness
  • How to structure a Beginner Class
  • Muscles & Anatomy
  • Health and Safety
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Dance Aspects such as counting, phrasing, musicality, rhythm, and imagery
  • Contraindications and how to adapt tricks accordingly
  • Technique of Beginner tricks & spins including the muscles used, progressions and regressions, teaching points, safety, spotting, and correcting students
  • Functional methods of teaching pole tricks
  • Mechanics of Beginner spinning pole
  • Pole Conditioning both on and off the pole
  • Flexibility training for Beginner classes as well as the importance of stretching for balanced fitness

Pre-Requisites:

6 months consistent pole training recommended. If you have questions, please consult us in studio or via email at admin@ecoledepolecleveland.com.

Duration:

June 12th, 12-6 pm – June 13th 12-6 pm

Assessment:

Practical demonstration and Theory Exam to be completed during the weekend. Please note, participation does not guarantee passing of assessment. Successful completion of assessment is required for certification. If you do not pass the assessment feedback and recommendations will be provided and you will be welcome to retry at no additional cost at a future certification.

Digital Manual Included.

 

Pricing Options:

Pay in Full Option: $499

                   or

Two Payments of $262.50

Payment Plan Terms: Nonrefundable deposit of $262.50 is required to reserve your spot. Second payment due by June 1st. If the second payment has not been received by the due date your reserved spot may be given to another student. The nonrefundable deposit will be held as a credit on your account towards future certifications.

 

REFUND POLICY & COVID-19 UPDATE:

Trainings are non-refundable, but transferable. Should you need to cancel, or should your training be rescheduled or cancelled due to covid-19 (or other unforeseen circumstances) you will be given the option to transfer to your new date, or can receive a Ecole de Pole Cleveland credit for the cost of your training. We would be thrilled to help place you in a future training!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Bookings

Bookings are not final until payment is received in full. We do NOT offer refunds. By attending a virtual class you are agreeing to our waiver and release terms as shown before online booking. This includes agreeing to the class recording. By attending an in studio class you agreeing to the same waiver and release terms as shown before online booking including acknowledges that although strict measures are being taken by Ecole de Pole Cleveland to prevent the spread of COVID-19, attending classes at Ecole de Pole Cleveland could result in COVID-19 infection.

Cancellations, Tardy, and No Shows:

Workshops:

MEMBER PURCHASE:

Members receive a membership discount according to their agreement on in house workshops.

Members CANNOT purchase workshops with their discount for other people.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Cancellations may be made up to 24 hours prior. If cancellation is made under 24 hours before the start time of the workshop, you will be charged a $15 fee ($10 for members). This applies even if you have booked with under 24 hours before the workshop. The workshop credit will be released for you to reuse within the expiration time limit of your purchase. A single late cancel fee will be charged per session cancelled. If two sessions are cancelled in one day, two late charge fees will apply. If your card on file declines the late cancel charge, an additional $5 fee will be charged on top of the original late charge at the next available date. No transfers between students are allowed. 

REFUND POLICY:

We DO NOT offer refunds however you will be able to re-book the same value session for another time within the time frame of your credit limit period. 

TARDY POLICY:

Students who arrive after the workshop has started (between 1-9 minutes late) will be marked tardy. After 3 tardies, a late fee of $10 for members and $15 for non-members will be applied to your account.

If you are more than 10 minutes late, the doors shut and you will not be allowed to attend. The session will be treated as a “no-show,” which means the class credit will be taken off your account and you will be charged as described below.

NO SHOW POLICY:

If you do not show up for a scheduled session it is a “no show.” Your session credit then is not eligible for transfers. Your account also is charged a no show fee of $10 for members or $15 for nonmembers. If your no show charge is declined, you will be charged an additional $5 fee at the soonest available date.