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Pole And Aerial Curriculum Classes
Our Pole and Aerial Curriculums are taught in progressive levels. The skills in each level are covered in an 8-week session with different material covered each week and lots of review of foundational moves to develop muscle memory and confidence. After the Intro levels, students will typically take two or more sessions to build strength and master the foundational moves in each level before moving on. Instructors may introduce new non-core skill moves from session to session for variety.
Students will be required to demonstrate a checklist of foundational skills learned in each level before moving on to the next level. Progressing to the next level should always be done in week 1 of a session. Pole Curriculum Classes include Introduction to Pole, Beginner Pole, Intermediate Pole , Advanced Pole, Master Class Pole, Masters Elite Pole, and Open (Mixed) Level Pole. Split classes (for example Advanced/Masters Pole will cover both levels listed and welcome students working at either level. They are not "in between" levels. Aerial Curriculum Classes include Intro to Aerials, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Aerial Silks and Hoop (Lyra), Beginner Aerial Hammock, and Open (Mixed) Level Aerials.
You do not need to be a pole or aerial curriculum student to join some of these classes. Some of these classes do, however, have curriculum level pre-requisites for the safety and enjoyment of all participants. Special equipment/accessories by be required or recommended for some of these classes such as running shoes, knee protectors, leg warmers or tights, high heeled shoes, etc. Please check the class description and confirmation when registering for a class for the first time so you can be prepared.
PLEASE NOTE: Curriculum classes must be registered for in 8 Week sessions, even if you are purchasing a monthly membership. When registering for your curriculum session(s), please use the "Make a Recurring Reservation" option and register for all 8 weeks. If you are on any type of membership, month to month or prepaid, Regular "5 & 5", VIP or grandfathered, please chose the "Register as Unpaid" option after choosing the date range of all 8 classes. This option will only work if you have a membership. Registering for all 8 classes of the session ensures that all students and members are given a guaranteed spot in their "home base" class of choice (same day and time each week for the duration of the 8 weeks). We ask that students wait until the first day of the session to manage their cancellations and make-up registrations for the duration of the session. This applies only to curriculum classes. Thank you.
The curriculum for this class is constantly evolving as we work on new and trendy moves as well as old favourites that never fail to impress. Featured moves may include Ayesha, Pencil, Hip Holds, Cartwheel Mount, Iguana Mount, Brass Monkey, Twisted Grip moves, and many more. We also work on spinning pole for portions of this class.
Beginner Silks is a curriculum session class and students should start in week 1 (or 2 at the latest) of the session and register for all 8 weeks of the session. The program is progressive and skills will be built upon week over week.
Pre-requisites: Students should be able to climb at least halfway up the silks, perform inverts and hipkeys from the ground, and wrapping their feet in the air before moving on to Intermediate. Please ask an instructor if you're not sure if you're ready to move up. Transitions should be made to the next level at the beginning of an 8 week session.
What to Wear: Please wear close-fitting, long pants, tights, or capris and bring a t-shirt that covers at least your arm-pits or long sleeves if you wish to protect arms. No rings, bracelets or watches please. No zippers or buckles on clothing.
Beginner Aerial Hoop is a curriculum session class and students should start in week 1 (or 2 at the latest) of the session and commit to attending as many classes in the session as possible their first time through a level. The program is progressive and skills will be built upon week over week.
Please wear long, close-fitting pants, tights or capris. No zippers or buckles on clothing and no watches, bracelets or rings, please.
Prerequisites: Completion of the Beginner Aerial Hoop program at Brass Butterflies or equivalent from another studio, ability to do a pullover, at least one unassisted chin-up, tuck-through and reverse (also known as skin-the-cat). If you're unsure if you are ready for this class, please contact Brass Butterflies to determine your eligibility.
To join this class, students should have the ability to consistently tuck-through (skin-the-cat) to knees on the lower bar, invert in the ropes, do 2 full chin-ups or pull-ups, demonstrate a solid 1-arm hang, and should have completed Intermediate Hoop at Brass Butterflies or the equivalent at another studio. Contact reception to have the appropriate pre-requisites added to your account.
Students should wear bottoms that are at least knee length with no zippers, and no jewellery (rings/bracelets). Sleeves are not required, but may be preferred to avoid friction burns. Shoes are not required for this class. Make up is also discouraged as depending on certain moves, the hammocks can get dirty quickly if students wearing make up and accidentally rub their faces on the material.
While the instructor works with individuals and smaller groups, the other students in the class will be given moves to review and practice as well as conditioning and flexibility exercises they can work on individually until the whole group comes together again at the end of class for a cool down and flexibility training.
Please note: At this time, Advanced Hoop and Silks skills will not be taught during this session. Advanced students may attend if they wish to review skills already learned in previous classes.
Basic technique and skills will be taught on both aerial silks and hoop and students may also be introduced to aerial hammock and static trapeze. Class sizes are kept small (a maximum of 6 students to one instructor), and students will progress at their own speed and comfort level.
Please bring clean indoor running shoes for the warm-up portion of this class. It is also recommended that you wear long pants and sleeves, or tights or leg warmers to keep the heat in your muscles as you stretch them.