Pole Fitness and Choreography Classes
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All Levels Pole

This class is suitable for students at all levels of their pole journey. It is a trick/technique based class with plenty of individual attention given to each student, regardless of their level. This class is beginner friendly.

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Beginner/Elementary Pole

The Pole Beginner & Elementary class is our Level 1 & 2 class where you will begin your pole fitness journey. Here you will be introduced to the art of pole fitness by building strength in your core and upper body, improving flexibility, lengthening your posture, and bringing some confidence and excitement to the way you move and hold yourself through the spins and poses. After your introduction to pole, the Elementary level of this class will help you polish up the basic spins, tricks, and combinations. The foundations taught at these levels will prepare you (and are prerequisites) for the higher level classes.

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Pre-Intermediate Pole

Pole Pre-Intermediate is our Level 3 class where your pole fitness journey really begins heating up. As you have now conquered all Beginner & Elementary spins and poses, you are ready to move into more technique-based combos, as well as basic inverts. As you get used to being able to hang upside-down, Pre-Intermediate will focus on strength and conditioning exercises vital to good form. Leg hangs and laybacks make appearances at this level.

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Intermediate Pole

This is our level 4 class where we start to get really tricky! Your instructor will demo and offer an array of intermediate moves, transitions, and sequences to challenge the intermediate poler. Must be able to invert comfortably, has some experience with shouldermounting, can hold three or more point of contact moves while inverted, and has some experience with handstands.

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Advanced Pole

Pole Advanced is our level 5 class that will really challenge you! In this class, you will be going over more complex inverted moves, as well as multiple transitions in and out using only two points of contact. You must be able to meet previous requirements before signing up for advanced. Must be able to comfortably aerially invert with straight legs, have some experience shouldermounting, some experience with pole handstands, and are proficient with leg hangs.

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Elite Pole

Pole Elite is our level 6 class where your pole fitness training gets tested to the absolute limit, with high-intensity conditioning and power spins, to core-intensive flares, to extreme inverted tricks and daring drops, to splits and backbends galore. Your instructor will bring you through a focused cardio/flexibility warmup. Must be able to hold two points of contact while inverted, must be able to deadlift invert with straight legs, shouldermount, and has some sort of flexibility cross-training.

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Elementary Pole Choreography

Branch out of your normal pole routine and come learn something different. Challenge yourself with joining more complicated pole moves with dance styles to create a full routine during the class. Combine moves you already know with new transitions and combos. Type of choreography depends on the day, but can range from hip-hop to modern to contemporary and more. Six weeks of previous Pole Beginner classes suggested.

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Elementary & Up Pole Freeflow

Come explore your pole style with Pole Freeflow. This class has a general choreography outline, but each student focuses on their movement and creativity within that outline to develop a style all their own. Your instructor will task you with some interesting and off-beat movements, all of which are focused on you finding your own flow and freestyle. Socks recommended. Heels are optional. This class requires at least 6 weeks of consistent pole practice.

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Static Pole Basics

This pole class will introduce you to the basics of static pole, including but not limited to creating momentum around the static pole, different low-flow and inverted transitions, tricks and combos that flow seamlessly without the pole spinning. This class is suitable for all levels with progressions and regressions for those that have some static pole experience.

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Exotic Basework

Want to learn how to dance, while performing some sexy, exotic movements on and around the pole? Then Exotic Pole is for you. Body waves, handstands, rolls, flips, and plenty of floorwork await in this 60 min class. Your instructor will coach you through a brief sequence, focusing on upping your confidence to make you feel like the most exotic version of yourself. Heels and leggings are recommended, but not necessary. Kneepads are highly recommended. Suitable for All Levels, but there will be no inverts and the movements will be contained to the base of the pole and the floor. At least six weeks of previous Pole Beginner classes suggested.

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Flexy Pole Tricks for Inter & Up

Take your pole training to the next level by balancing strength and flexibility in this Flexy Pole Tricks class. Suitable for students who can aerially invert and are Intermediate or higher (level 4 & up). During the class, your instructor will focus on different splits, back bends, and twisty shapes to challenge your body and mind.

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Open Pole

Open Pole is an hour window where those wishing to practice are welcome to come to train. There is no instructor coaching, although there is always a member of the staff inside the studio. Students are welcome to plug in their music and work. Play at your own risk.

Please note: For safety reasons EDP does not allow Open Pole participants to instruct or teach each other during these sessions. This policy includes outside instructors that are participating. If EDP Staff recognizes this is happening, the participants that violated this policy will be asked to leave and no refund will be granted.

Yoga and Specialty Classes
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All Levels Acro Yoga

This class connects combinations of Intermediate and Advanced moves into beautiful, flowing choreography. Some classes are taught on static and some on spin pole. Students must have a firm grasp on Intermediate level moves (safely invert) and transitions before attending. Request approval from

Acro Yoga is a yoga practice that meshes yoga, acrobatics, and Thai massage. You work with a partner to establish humility, concentration, and trust. Each class is tailored to the level of the individuals from beginner to advanced.

New to Acro, Intermediate, or Advanced Yogis welcome in this All Levels Acro Class. No partner required!

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Intermediate Acro Yoga

Join your fellow Intermediate and above Acro Yogis in this fun and challenging class. You and your partner will be guided through more difficult Acro poses and washing machines, both standing and L-basing, in a safe and controlled environment. This class will push you to the next level of your Acro practice. No partner required; if you do not bring a partner, you will be partnered up with your classmates. This class is suitable for you if you have already practiced Acro and have a firm understanding of all the basics.

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Buti Yoga

Buti is a dynamic asana practice fused with primal movement, tribal dance, and deep core engagement. Fused with classic vinyasa and traditional yoga, not only is it an intense full-body workout, Buti has changed so many lives through connectivity with the self and your surrounding tribe. Suitable for beginner and up! Learn more at www.butiyoga.com

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Aerial Yoga

Come fly with us during this hour-long aerial yoga class on our quality hammocks! The hammock acts like a swing or soft trapeze, supporting the hips for forward bends and back bends. Yoga postures which some find difficult to do on the ground are more accessible in the air. The benefits of aerial yoga are numerous, including increasing blood circulation, lengthening the spine, and decompressing the lower back. This is an all levels, beginner friendly class.

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Active Flexibility

Suitable for all levels working to improve their flexibility, strength, and mobility. No matter where you are in your flexibility training, Active Flexibility will focus on your trouble spots to safely deepen your stretches and transform the way your body can bend actively and with proper intention. This class is highly focused on building muscle control to safely bring yourself in and out of deep stretches. These muscles will be worked actively throughout the whole class, as opposed to only passive stretching, which has the potential to cause injury. This class is an all levels class, which means beginner friendly. Advanced students will benefit from targeted activity designed to improve your end range strength for your oversplits and backbends.

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Buti Bands and Hotcore

Buti Bands is a HIIT-based resistance training workout targeted to LIFT + SHAPE your BOOTY while toning + strengthening the hips. Bands are utilized during high-intensity intervals to challenge the body through all planes of motion while targeting the hips and booty through lateral engagement. HotCore utilizes the Spiral Structure Technique to engage the deep muscles of the core.  Students practice in socks to facilitate fluid “drag” or friction creating resistance. The majority of movements in HotCore® build deep core strength best accessed through an exaggerated tucking of the pelvis and intentional rounding of the spine. In between sets, students move to restorative yoga asanas to stretch and lengthen. Buti Bands and Hotcore combines these short HIIT classes to create a killer burn you won’t regret! Be sure to bring socks!

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Invertable

This class in a non-pole class constructed to condition floor inverts for students of all levels. Students will be taken through a structured warm-up, focusing on wrists, shoulders, compression and active flexibility. Your instructor will coach you through a variety of floor inversions, from plow to crow to shoulderstand, headstands and handstands galore. No inversion experience required. Props will be provided, but you may bring yoga blocks if you wish.

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Stretch

Suitable for all levels working to improve their flexibility and mobility. Stretch is a basic flexibility class, with progressions and regressions for different student levels. The class will cover both passive and active flexibility. There is no pole in Stretch, so the class is open to nonpolers. But, if you are a poler, Stretch is a great way to give yourself consistent flexibility training to increase the range of motion when on the pole.

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Open Aerial

Open Aerial is an open practice time for those who have had exposure to aerial hammocks or acro yoga. Brand new beginners are NOT allowed. Must have minimum five aerial yoga classes at EDP CLE to be eligible to play. Play at your own risk.

Please note: For safety reasons EDP does not allow Open Aerial participants to instruct or teach each other during these sessions. This policy includes outside instructors that are participating. If EDP Staff recognizes this is happening, the participants that violated this policy will be asked to leave and no refund will be granted.

Additional Virtual Classes
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All Levels Vinyasa

All Levels Vinyasa class. Expect to move with your breath and focus your attention; this well balanced flow class will get you out of your head and into your body and your breath.

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Off the Pole Conditioning

This class will focus on all the conditioning you need to keep your pole progress fresh, even when you don’t have a home pole! We will be covering topics such as toe points, grip strength, active flexibility, and much more. No pole experience required!

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Beginner-Pre-Intermediate Floorwork

Floorwork is all about stringing movement patterns together without the use of a prop like a pole; your instructor will take you through a warm-up, followed by set conditioning moves tailored to the Beginner and Pre-Intermediate levels, appropriate progressions and regressions galore. Be prepared to shoulder roll, body wave, use your limbs for shape and expression. Different styles of floorwork will range from jazz, contemporary, slinky, and more.

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Guided Meditation

This hour long guided meditation will focus your attention on meditative thoughts, your breath, and your body. Keep your stress levels low and up those healthy coping mechanisms.