I’m honored to be a finalist in the West Coast competition of East Meets West TRI-POLE CHALLENGE:A three day pole fest in North Hollywood with performances by some of the hottest polers on the west coast AND PRANA, on Friday (8/13), a 3 category competition on Saturday (8/14), PLUS, AFTER PARTY, and on Sunday (8/15) WORKSHOPS BY SOME OF THE TOP POLE FITNESS INSTRUCTORS in the US and abroad . For more information and tickets click on the East meets West logo, or here
Hosted by Samantha Jones of E-Fit Dance in Charlottesville, Va. and Michula Nunez owner of Antix Fitness in Redlands, Ca.
North Hollywood, California
The Tri-Pole Challenge Event Weekend
August 13th – August 15th 2010
Friday, August 13th 2010
“Rock the Pole” and Bad Kitty Pole Fit Expo
Saturday, August 14th 2010
1:00 PM : Amateur Competition (Age 18 – 34)
3:30 PM: Ms. Spinster Competition (Age 35 & Up)
6:00 PM: Bi-Polar Competition (Pairs)
Tri-Pole Challenge After-Party Hosted by Platinum Stages:
Workshops on Sunday august 15th
Prana is going to teach an array of her original and personal favorite tricks.
Level: Intermediate/Adv. Cost: TBA
This class is for all of you dare devil experienced pole dancers, Nadia Sharif, USPDF contestant and Leigh Acosta our Resident Aerialist will be teaching partnership pole tricks on a single pole. You will learn how to execute movements around each others bodies and create strong positions with beautiful lines. You will also learn a doubles performance that is both fluid and Athletic. Cost: $30 per person if you come in a pair or $40 solo Class Duration: 90 minutes
Pole Conditioning with Michula Nunez, 3:00-4:00pm
Tired of feeling weak and wondering why you can’t execute the more difficult tricks ON the pole? Are you tired of getting winded just when after you climb? This is your opportunity to learn how to build your upper body strength needed for advanced aerial tricks on the pole and to improve your overall endurance. You will be subjected to Michula’s infamous highly intense and the most challenging pole class that you will ever encounter. You , your core and upper body will reap the rewards! This workshop will equip you with drills and exercises for your upper back, shoulders, and core! Cost: $40 Level: For all levels, but must be able to climb Bring: water, towel Suggestion: Wear athletic shoes
We are proud to offer affordable pole dancing classes for all levels of experience at three San Francisco Bay Area Locations including:
San Francisco (Mission)
San Francisco (Glen Park)
Redwood City (CoVertical Studio)
AFFORDABLE POLE DANCING CLASSES
FOR All WOMEN
(Level I pole dance)
No Prior Experience necessary: this class eases each woman into the language of the dance. This is your foundation class which focuses on strengthening your body while building confidence in your own sexy style of moving. You will learn a seriously sexy and exciting pole dance routine and a total of 44 hot dance moves including: poses, transition moves, floor work, and pole spins. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face and ignite your body and sole.
Class meets for one and half hours, once a week for 4 weeks.
FIRST EVER MISS POLE DANCE U.S.A.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to show of your pole dancing skills…here’s a copy of the official announcement
US Pole Dance Championship 2009
Get ready for the event all of you enthusiastic pole dance addicts have been waiting
for… US Pole Dance Championship 2009!
Take out your camera, and hit the pole because we’re still looking for submissions!
The winner of US Pole Dance Championship will win a trip to Sydney, Australia, in
October 2009 to meet with Bobbi of Bobbi’s Pole Studio. The winner will also perform at
Miss Pole Dance Australia for more than 2000 viewers.
Applicants must be female US citizens or valid Green Card holder, 18 years of age
or older. Submission deadline Jan 31st. For more information please visit us on
The US Pole Dance Championship ’09 will be held at the funky Bleecker Street Theater,
downtown New York City, Sunday afternoon March 15th at 2:30pm.
We’re looking forward to see you there!
US Pole Dance Federation
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Things to Check out Before You Sign up and Part With Your Cash
Pole dancing classes tend to be taught either by ex-club dancers or fitness instructors, and to be honest, I’ve seen some pretty shocking practice from both. Fitness qualifications do not necessarily denote a good teacher, but do check the format of the class – there should be a warm-up, a lot of structured pole activity and a cool-down or stretches to end.
Pole dancing can be pretty dangerous. It’s definitely worth checking if someone present will know what to do should you hurt yourself badly.
Public liability insurance is essential – for your own protection and safety and I would not train with someone who did not have it. As a general rule, insurers only insure people they are satisfied know what they are doing, so if your teacher isn’t insured…
Number of Students per Pole:
It’s always worth checking how many people will be in the class with you and how many poles there are. We try to avoid more than three on a pole. Any less and you will work a lot harder, any more and you’ll do a lot of standing around. Three seems to work – you get enough time to practice without getting too exhausted.