With foundations in yoga, pilates and dance, Aradia™ offers fitness classes specifically tailored for a woman’s body. Aradia takes a holistic approach to fitness offering benefits that serve a woman’s mind, body and soul. Students gain confidence as they build physical strength, flexibility and conditioning. Students also gain a sense of wellness as they learn to adore, celebrate and flaunt every curve of their body. Dance classes for adults are tailored to bring musicality, rhythm, and movement to their fitness regimen.
From the moment you walk in the door, you will feel welcomed. We will start slow, teaching you the basics as you build up strength and confidence. Before you know it, you’ll be challenging yourself to try moves and spins you never thought you’d be able to do! Classes are lighthearted, warm and full of laughter. We offer a variety of dance classes for women. Women come for the workout and stay for the wonderful sense of community and celebration!
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Pole Dance Levels and Progressions
Levels Pole 1 – Pole 7
Each of these structured sessions gives our students a solid foundation in pole dancing & sensual movement. These classes are lively, sexy, and fun! Beginner classes incorporate the Aradia Fitness floor workout (our sexy take on Yoga) as well as fundamental pole dance transitions, spins, tricks and strength building exercises. Clients must attend at least eight (8) classes of each level before being eligible to advance to the next level. For safety reasons, Aradia Fitness requires all clients to pass an assessment prior to advancing. Ladies are welcome to attend any Pole Level class at their current approved level or any lower level.
Aradia Fitness Loudoun also offers Mixed-Level pole dance class options for clients to attend in addition to their structured pole level class – Beginner Pole(Pole 1 & Pole 2), Intermediate Pole (Pole 3 & Pole 4) and Advanced Pole (Pole 5, 6, & 7). Mixed level classes can count towards a student’s 8 class minimum for pole advancement & assessment.
** IMPORTANT ** First-time pole dance students must begin with a “Teaser: Intro to Pole Dance Class”. After completion of your Teaser class, you will then be eligible to attend any Pole 1 class on the schedule. We offer 7 levels of pole dance classes and follow a structured curriculum so clients can safely advance through the levels. During your first class, your instructor will give you an overview of how clients can progress through their pole journey at Aradia Fitness!
** IMPORTANT ** Clients who are a first-time visitor to Aradia Fitness Loudoun, but already have pole dance experience, should email us at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your first class for an email consultation & level placement. We welcome pole enthusiasts from near & far to train with us at Aradia Fitness Loudoun!
Pole Dance and Sensual Movement classes
Pre-registration is required for all classes.
Pole Dancing Classes
TEASER (INTRO TO POLE DANCING CLASS)
The Aradia Fitness signature “Teaser” class is the perfect introduction to Pole Dance & Sensual Movement for fitness! Students will be taken through our one-of-a-kind sexy mat workout & warm-up. Afterwards, the instructor will introduce the student to foundations of pole dance techniques & exercises. The “Teaser” class is a required prerequisite prior to attending any Pole 1 or Beginner Pole class on the schedule.
POLE LEVEL 1
This level introduces clients to the perfect mix of pole work and sensual movement, transforming your mind & body as you “Meet Your Sexy Side”. This class is designed as a 4-week lesson plan rotation and includes an important mix of our sexy yoga-fusion workout as well as strength training on the pole. Clients will learn a variety of pole dance spins and transitions. They will learn to put them together into mini choreographed dance sequences.
Prerequisite to attend Pole Level 1 is completion of at least one “Teaser” class or instructor approval. Clients must attend a minimum of eight (8) classes of Pole 1 & complete an assessment before being eligible to “Level Up” to Pole 2
POLE LEVEL 2
In Pole Level 2, clients continue to explore more challenging spins, tricks & transitions and will be introduced to pole climbing, sitting and inverting. We will begin to phase out the sexy yoga-fusion workout and transition to more strength-training using the pole. This level is based on a 4-week lesson plan rotation.
Prerequisite to attend Pole Level 2 classes is completion of a Pole Level 1 “Level Up” assessment or have instructor approval before attending any Pole Level 2 class. Clients must attend a minimum of eight (8) classes of Pole Level 2 prior to “Level Up” to Pole Level 3.
POLE LEVEL 3
At Pole Level 3 clients will be introduced to flying high on the pole as we strengthen our inverting and climbing techniques. The skills and strength acquired in Pole Level 1 and Pole Level 2 will begin to pay off as you begin to take on challenging spins, tricks and transition moves. You will begin to “freestyle” routines with guidance form your instructors and learn to effortlessly combine various sensual movements and pole spin and tricks into a dance style of your own. Pole Level 3 is based on a 4-week lesson plan rotation.
Prerequisite to attend Pole Level3 classes is completion of a Pole Level 2 “Level Up” assessment or have instructor approval before attending any Pole 3 class. Clients must attend a minimum of eight (8) classes of Pole 3 prior to eligible to “Level Up” to Pole 4.
Beginner Pole is a mixed level pole class for beginner pole students in Pole 2 or Pole 3. Topics covered will be techniques from these levels. This less formal class gives clients an extra, guided pole workout geared specifically for level 2 and level 3 students.
Prerequisite to attend Beginner Pole is completion of Pole Level 1 “Level Up” assessment. Attendance in Beginner Pole will count towards the eight (8) class minimum for Pole Level 2 or Pole Level 3 “Level Up” assessments.
POLE LEVEL 4
At this level the clients will be challenged to a greater degree as they begin to tackle static holds using different parts of their body. The spins, transitions and strength work become increasingly more challenging as we continue to prepare clients for more advanced levels. Pole Level 4 is based on a 4-week lesson plan rotation.
Prerequisite to attend Pole 4 classes is completion of a Pole 3 “Level Up” assessment or have instructor approval before attending any Pole Level 4 class. Clients must attend a minimum of eight (8) classes of Pole Level 4 prior to eligible to “Level Up” to Pole Level 5.
POLE LEVEL 5
At this Level clients have developed their skills and strength to take on new challenging thigh and hip holds. They will learn intricate spins and greater strength building techniques. At Pole level 5 you would be comfortable with freestyle dancing and the instructors will help you create a sequence of pole skills, sensual movements, spins, and tricks that flow seamlessly into each other. Pole 5 is based on a 4-week lesson plan rotation.
Prerequisite to attend Pole Level 5 classes is completion of a Pole Level 4 “Level Up” assessment or have instructor approval before attending any Pole Level 5 class. Clients must attend a minimum of eight (8) classes of Pole Level 5 prior to eligible to “Level Up” to Pole Level 6.
Intermediate Pole is a mixed level pole class for intermediate pole students in Pole Level 4 or Pole Level 5. Topics covered will be techniques from these levels. This class provides the clients fluidity to move through extra guided pole workouts geared towards a mixed levels.
Prerequisite to attend Intermediate Pole is completion of Pole Level 3 “Level Up” assessment. Attendance in Intermediate Pole will count towards the eight (8) class minimum for Pole Level 4 or Pole Level 5 “Level Up” assessments.
POLE LEVEL 6
There has been a lot of laughter, aches, bumps and bruises to reach this level!! You have overcome so many challenges and accomplished things that you never thought you would! At this level you will further enhance your skills and strength by tackling Advanced spins, tricks and transitions. Clients will learn new ways of climbing and inverting on the pole as well as truly acrobatic aerial static holds. Your strength & flexibility will continue to grow as your prepare to enter the ultimate advance level of Aradia Fitness pole classes…
Prerequisite to attend Pole Level 6 classes is completion of a Pole Level 5 “Level Up” assessment or have instructor approval before attending any Pole Level 6 class.
Advanced Pole is a mixed level pole class for advanced pole students in Pole Level 6 or higher. Topics covered will be techniques from these levels. This less formal class gives clients an extra, guided pole workout geared specifically for advanced level students.
Prerequisite to attend Advanced Pole is completion of Pole Level 5 “Level Up” assessment. Attendance in Advanced Pole will count towards the eight (8) class minimum for Pole Level 5 or Pole Level 6 “Level Up” assessments.
In this hour long class you will dance and spin your way to a heart pumping workout! Cardio Pole Dance is a great addition to your regular workout and is designed for students who have taken at least four pole classes. Great class for endurance, dance and strength.
Drop-in for some open pole time to practice your spins and tricks! Open Pole is an informal class with no new instruction given. An Aradia Fitness instructor will be present to assist you with questions or tips on the pole dance moves in your current registered level. – NEW CLIENTS with no pole experience should instead attend our Pole 1 class.
This is an hour and fifteen minute one of a kind Aerial hammock and pole dance fusion class. Students will go through a quick cardio warm up using the poles. The workout involving the Aerial Hammocks will help build strength in your shoulders and ABS. Students will learn new beginner level pole moves and explore pole dance moves. The class will conclude with stretching utilizing the silk hammocks.
Pre-registration is required for all classes
Polerina is a ballet inspired class using the classical Vagonova and Balanchine Method of technique designed to improve a dancer’s range of motion, enhance muscle flexibility and increase their level of core muscle strength. Through a variety of stretches and strengthening exercises, dancers will also increase their awareness of their own body’s potential as it connects to expression through movement. Students will focus on building the flexibility, strength, and control needed to execute all levels of pole movement and tricks.
In this class you will follow a series of stretching exercises that will stretch your muscles from head to toe. This class is designed to increase and improve your flexibility to prevent injury, maintain healthy joints, counter the soft tissue tightening effects of aging and help with your pole fitness classes. All levels are welcome!!
FLOW AND STRETCH
Introducing a 75 minute class! First 45 minutes of the session will be focused on transitions and tricks on poles and the last 30 minutes of the class will be focused on building flexibility. Best of pole and flexibility in one class. The class is ideal for Level 2 and above.
Building Dance Strength and Movement” helps dancers tone and condition their entire body, using a chair as an aid. The first part of class will focus on strength, while the second part will focus on movement, culminating in a short choreographed combination
Aerial Yoga is a blend of yoga and aerial circus arts, utilizing a silk hammock as a prop to aid the students in surrender during the traditional postures that are difficult to achieve due to physical injuries or emotional fear. Practicing Aerial yoga helps with physical healing as it aids natural alignment, decompression of the spine and joints. It increases blood flow to the pituitary glands and reversal of blood in inversion nourishes the skin, eyes, and face. It helps with detoxifying Lymphatic system.