Our Classes

Pole Classes

Intro to Pole

New to pole? This is the class for you! Learn how to safely perform basic pole techniques in a fun and supportive atmosphere.

Prerequisite: None

Pole Flow

Looking for a way to combine all those awesome moves into a fluid routine? Whether you are preparing for a performance or just want to improve your freestyle, this class will help students learn to incorporate their skills into a smooth flow.

Prerequisite: Intro to Pole recommended.

Beginner/Intermediate Pole

Develop your strength and build on basic skills as you learn new ways to move around the pole. In this mixed level class, students will explore a variety of spins, transitions, poses, climbs, and floor work.

Prerequisite: Intro to Pole recommended.​

Spinning Pole

Learn how to incorporate rotation into your favorite moves with this fun and challenging class.

Prerequisite: Intro to Pole recommended.

Aerial Classes

Aerial Yoga

Build strength and flexibility by incorporating suspension training into your yoga practice. Students will learn how to perform traditional yoga poses and conditioning exercises using an aerial hammock. Suitable for all fitness levels.

Prerequisite: None

Mixed Level Aerial Hoop (Beg-Adv)

Take your workout to new heights as you learn to safely perform a variety of mounts and dismounts, poses, and combos. Difficulty of instruction will be modified to accommodate each student’s current level of expertise.

Prerequisite: Intro to Aerial Arts recommended.

Aerial Hammock

Learn how to perform and combine a variety of movements using the aerial hammock. This mixed level class expands on hammock basics with fun poses, sequences, and drops.

Prerequisite: Intro to Aerial Arts or Aerial Yoga recommended.

Mixed Level Aerial Silks

Expanding on basic skills, students will begin to incorporate more challenging techniques and strength-based moves, including sequences and drops.

Prerequisite: Intro to Aerial Arts recommended.

Grounded Classes

Beginner Yoga Flow

Nurture your mind, body, and spirit with a traditional vinyasa flow class designed for all levels. Strengthen and tone your entire body as you learn to connect your breath with movement. Whether you are brand new to yoga or an experienced practitioner, this easy to follow sequence of postures will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated!

Prerequisite: None

Bellydance Basics

Shimmies, isolations, undulations and more! Come learn the unique art of bellydance in this beginner-friendly class, where each week we will learn different movements and combinations from the ground up. Beginners will gain a good foundation while more experienced students can drill the basics or take on additional challenges. No experience necessary.

Prerequisite: None

Floorwerk and Twerk New!

Sexy meets fun in this combo of floor moves and booty poppin’ skills! Build strength, balance, and confidence as you explore what is possible off the pole. Shorts and knee pads/thigh high socks/leg warmers are recommended.

Prerequisite: None

Bellydance Props

Whether it’s the delicate floating of a veil, the playful swinging of a cane, or the skillful balancing of a sword, props always provide an extra “wow” factor in our dance. Each week we will break down how to interact with each unique prop and integrate it into bellydance with fun tricks and combos. An all levels class where beginners will learn prop foundations and more experienced dancers will be offered additional challenges. Students are encouraged to bring their props , if they have them, but props will be available to use if not.

Follow us(@verticaldancemd) and/or Megan Lee bellydance to learn about upcoming weekly props!

Prerequisites: None

Tribal Style Bellydance

6 week course

Improvisational Tribal Style is a style of bellydance where the performance for the group is made up on the spot.In this class, dancers will learn particular movements and combos and the ‘cues’ that go with them. There is a leader in the group of dancers who will use the cue to let the other dancers know what is coming next. This class will cover all of the basic moves to our bellydance troupe format and how to move in a formation using these movements.

Prerequisites: None

Follow us at @VerticalDanceMD on Facebook to see session start dates

*Must know all class material to move up to Tribal 2

Sweat Your Sass Off: Choreo

A multi-genre dance choreography class with a strong hip-hop/jazz base. You’ll definitely get your cardio in and add some sass to your day!

Open Studio Time

Open Session

Can’t wait until next class to practice that new trick? Check out our open session! Use of facilities is available to current students who wish to develop skills at their own pace. No instruction is provided during this time.

Prerequisite: Intro to Pole, Intro to Aerial Arts, or previous experience required.