SUMMER OF INTENSIVES
ABOUT CLAUDIA RENEE
Claudia Renee is an internationally recognized pole instructor, performer and choreographer. She’s taught choreography in over 6 countries since 2010. She’s the head instructor at the world famous BeSpun in Los Angeles, has taught numerous tutorials for “Cleo’s Rock’n Pole” as well as the “BeSpun Flow Challenge” She is also a sponsored Mighty Grip Athlete. You can see some of her signature choreography in “Pole Show LA” as well as ”Torque Method Aerial Arts Show”.Known for her captivating performances, especially in the inaugural “Miss Pole Dance America” where she played the character of “Dexter”. Her passion for creating longevity in pole dancers, building lasting relationships with her students and encouraging innovative movement in every student has helped her create a name for herself in the pole community.
ABOUT CARMINE BLACK
With over 10 years of experience in movement and bodywork, Elizabeth specializes in improvisational dance and performance art. She was a professional ballroom dancer for over 3 years, and has experience in belly dance, salsa, hip-hop, and contemporary movement. In 2013 she started taking pole classes, became Xpert certified and has been obsessed with pole dance ever since. Her ultimate goal is to create a safe and creative environment where students can learn different techniques while exploring an authentic expression of their own body movement. Through sensuality and awareness, she believes that dance can be empowering, and encourages each student’s journey individually
4 Elements Intensive
What you will Learn
- 8 hours of training over the course of two days, 4 workshops 2 hours each.
- Spin Pole, Static Pole, Low flow, Base work, Floor work.
- Seamless transitioning, fluidity, intentional directional changes on and off the pole
- Performance and competition skills
- How to increase longevity on the pole.
- Injury prevention
- Greater understanding of the body pole smarter.
- Flexibility, safety
- A full understanding of all the elements of pole dancing.
- For all levels
LOW FLOW & FLOOR WORK
21st July 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Get grounded and immerse yourself into a BASEWORK journey full of low flow sequences, transitions and intentional directional changes. You will also master the technique of creating momentum and distributing weight properly to keep you light on your feet. Heels, knee pads and layers suggested.
SPIN POLES & STATIC SPINS
21st July 3:30 to 5:30 PM
Be one with the spin pole. Learn everything you need to know about spin technique on static and spin. From proper alignment, injury prevention, learning how to slow down/speed up the pole and creating clean aesthetically pleasing transitions.
FLUIDITY & FLEXIBILITY
22nd July 12:00 to 2:00 PM
If you’ve ever struggled with micro-bends, pointing your toes, clean lines, flexibility or fluidity on and off the pole, struggle no longer. You will learn Claudia’s signature flexibility technique that took her from 0-100 with splits and back-bends. No backbend or splits required to take this workshop. “Water” will solve all of your problems and help you move gracefully. You will also learn ways to “cheat your flexibility” when necessary. Heels, knee pads and layers suggested.
CHOREOGRAPHY & PERFORMING
22nd July 2:30 to 4:30 PM
Everything you need to know about being the best performer you can be. Learn how to “give face” at appropriate times, the blueprint for creating/teaching choreography, and how to create a strong stage presence. You will also learn a full choreographed routine. Heels suggested and knee pads suggested.
CB Movement Intensive
3 hours of movement exploration per day. Saturday & Sunday. 6 hours of movement.
25th of August 5:00 to 8:00 PM
Day 1: Introduction into progressions of sensual & exotic technique.
-Edgework conditioning/Heel Technique.
-Sensual & Exotic methodologies.
-Building progressions on foundational movement on the bottom third of the pole.
-Floor progressions & sequences in heels (clacking, dragging, flow).
26th of August
2:00 to 5:00PM
Day 2: Intention and Connection
-Elements of what makes movement connected.
-Exploration of sensual movement (i.e. what makes something sexy).
This workshop is a very active session. You will spend the majority of time engaging or dancing.
No refunds. If you RSVP via payment you must secure someone to replace you. Signups close the day before the Thursday before the intensive. You must secure payment before then.