Workshops and Special Events

Intermediate Pole Instructor Certification

 September 11-12th

 

Take your expertise to the next level with Ecole de Pole’s Intermediate Instructor accredited training course. Based on functional teaching methodology written by champion poler Justine McLucas, participants will develop a high skill level in Intermediate level 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 course provides 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.

Intermediate 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:

  • Developing balanced Intermediate Pole Class Formats
  • Safely teaching Inverts and Effective Spotting Techniques 
  • Developmental Stretches for Intermediate Dancers
  • Muscle Movements, Joint Actions, and Anatomy
  • Pole Conditioning; Theory and Practical Application
  • Detailed Breakdown of Intermediate Tricks Technique and Theory, Teaching Points, and Adaptations
  • Mechanics of Spin and Static Pole
  • Handstand Training for Pole

Pre-Requisites:

Must have a Beginner/Elementary EDP Certification or the equivalent of.

Duration:

September 11th and 12th, from 12PM to 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.

Investment:

$499

Digital Manual Included.

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!

Summer Showcase

July 25th

6-9pm

Join us in-person OR virtually for our Summer Showcase! Come enjoy the many performances and bond with your fellow students and instructors for a night of warmth, friendship, and entertainment. Light snacks will be provided, and you are welcome to bring a dish to share, but it is not required.

Get a better awareness of your own body and learn how to approach your long term goals while getting hands-on feedback and advice from a professional in this two hour workshop. A workshop like this can help put you on the right track towards making progress and avoid potential mistakes.

Even if you have no immediate goals of becoming a hand balancer, this is still a very interesting skill to learn about because the body control and awareness required for it are completely unique.  This class is open level so anyone is welcome to attend regardless of ability level; the content is fluid and ultimately will be decided by the level and desires of the group.

Potential topics to cover:
-Physical preparation; how to take care of the wrists and shoulders for hand balancing.
-Lower body flexibility in regards to hand balancing.
-Low-to-the ground arm balances.
-Approaching hand balancing as a beginner, how to use the wall to build strength and confidence.
-How to bail safely: getting over the fear of inversion.
-Building consistency in the entry to handstand.
-Learning how to balance to take the handstand in the middle of the room.

Intermediate/advanced topics:
-Dynamic handstand: movement during a static balance.
-Common variations in handstand positioning.
-How to save the balance to avoid falling.
-Press handstand development
-Handstand pushups
-One arm balance

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.