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 required.

Pole Conditioning & Flexibility

Develop the strength and flexibility you will need to master a variety of tricks and combos. This class combines beginner through intermediate level moves with body weight exercises to improve overall physical fitness and build your pole skill set. Appropriate for all levels though intro to pole can help.

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: my 1st cirque-hoop edition or hoop private lesson required.

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: My 1st cirque-fabrics edition, Aerial Yoga or hammock private lessons required.

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: My 1st cirque-fabrics edition or silks private lessons required.

Grounded Classes

Chair-werk

This is an all levels class geared towards anyone wanting to learn chair dance. This is a full body workout where you will learn to balance and maintain holds on chair as well as fluidly move and dance on and around the chair. Depending, you may even learn some fun choreographed chair dances.
Note: tight pants you can move easily in work best.

Prerequisites: 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

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

Yoga: Beginner and Beyond

An Iyengar Yoga styled class; quality of movement is prioritized over quantity of moves. The detail, precision and alignment can greatly benefit you both in your standard yoga practice and also for many of our other classes on and off the ground!

Prerequisites: None

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!

Hula-hoop Dance

Exactly how it sounds; rekindle your childhood skills with this fun workout! On body and off body hooping techniques.

No experience necessary!

Monthly Specialty Classes:

-My 1st Cirque-hoop edition; an aerial hoop class designed for the brand new student! No experience necessary!

-My 1st Cirque-fabrics edition; an aerial fabrics class designed for the brand new student! No experience necessary!

-Flow and Floorwork: exotic pole; get ready to impress yourself in this exotic pole class! You’ll learn to embrace that smooth, sexy side as we work on low flow, seamless transitions and floorwork. Bring your heels, knee pads and a pole outfit you feel confident in! Intro to pole experience recommended.

-Advanced hoop; an aerial hoop class for the experienced student. Learning harder moves and incorporating the strap into your hoop practice! Must have ‘mixed level hoop’ experience!

Open Studio Time*currently off the schedule*

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.