The Phoenix Dance Studio

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Aerial dance uses apparatus (pole, silks, lyra, and more!) to learn climbing, spins, holds, inverts and beautiful poses to improve strength and fitness while gaining body awareness and dance skills.

Technique classes are used to teach appropriate level skills and techniques.  This class includes a warm-up, instruction of various skills, techniques, and transitions.  Class can also consist of small routines and improvisation to practice fluid combinations and repetitions of moves, to gain mastery.

 

Choreography classes are typically 10 week sessions.  Each class will lead you through a warm-up and instruction of skills (spins, poses, transitions).  You will then learn a choreographed routine that you will then have the opportunity to video.  *Please note:  It is not mandatory that you video your routine.  Videoing is an opportunity for those interested in documenting their progress and to also take home and share.

 

As a Beginner you can take any classes marked with a “I” (i.e. Pole I, Silks I, etc.). Please note some classes have age prerequisites.

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All of our beginner classes are designed to develop fitness, balance, poise, and to become more self aware, and dance more musically.  Skills are taught and reviewed to gain mastery, while building strength and endurance.  Anticipate that the class will provide some challenge in any of these areas but that you will show constant improvement overall.

Whatever feels comfortable!  Fitted clothing is recommended for all classes. Yoga pants and leggings are best for our aerial classes. Shorts are helpful in our pole classes. Feel free to wear layers.  Students will be bare foot for all lower level classes.

We offer floor classes such as lyrical, exotic, burlesque, and lap dance. These styles are offered intermittently throughout the year and allow students to increase their confidence off the apparatus. Exotic, burlesque, and lap dance are 18 and up.

The most important thing is to bring a positive attitude.  Taking this class may be something new, exciting, and daring for you.  We are here to support each other and enjoy the experience.

The calendar of classes can be found here.

You can take private lessons or semi-private classes. Lessons can be scheduled via email and are subject to instructor and space availability.

  • Privates: $55 (50 minutes)
  • Semi-Privates $30 per person

You may rent practice time to use the studio for $15 per hour (depending on staff and space availability).  All students must sign a practice waiver. We cannot guarantee private practice time.  (PRACTICE AND STUDIO USE POLICIES ARE POSTED ON OUR POLICIES PAGE AND IN THE STUDIO)

Our students range from 7-70 and come from all walks of life.  The median age is between 30-45.  Pole has an age restriction of 18 and up and our Aerial classes are 14 and up. Our kids classes are ages 7-13.

Pole, Exotic, Burlesque and Lapdance have an age restriction of 18 and up. Aerial and lyrical classes are 14 and up. Kids classes are ages 7-13. Most of our classes are co-ed. We offer several classes and workshops that are ladies only.

We offer 10 week choreography classes where students learn a choreographed routine. At the end of these choreography sessions, students  have the opportunity to perform their routine as we video.  We then edit the video with titles, credits, etc and you have a nice reminder of where you started!

You are not required to do the student showcase or shoot a video.  However, if you choose not to perform, you can come and enjoy!  This will allow you to get a feel for how the video shoots are run, support your fellow classmates, meet students from other classes, and just have fun.

If you still have questions, give us a call or e-mail our Program Director, Erica at erica@thephoenixdancestudio.com