Ascendance

Ascendance Pole & Aerial Arts is a nonprofit studio coming soon to the downtown Renton, WA area.

Pole Classes


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Beginner Pole

Our Beginner Pole class is great for brand new students. This level introduces students to the pole where we will gently warm up, go over basic terminology, safety and techniques, followed by learning a few fun moves. You absolutely do not need any experience or strength - come exactly as you are!

Take this class as many times as you’d like. It’s highly encouraged!


Pole L1

This is a beginner level class. After taking Beginner Pole (as many times as you’d like), this is the first level to move into. In Level 1, we focus on two-handed spins, transitions to and from the floor, work on climbing with proper technique, and introduce simple upright poses on the pole.
Prerequisites: Pole Pirouette, Dip Turn, Back Hook Spin

Pole L1/2 
This is an intermediate level class. This level is still fairly grounded, but we work on climbing, 2 handed spins, and transitions up and down the pole. You’ll really start to feel like you’re flying as we work on more complicated poses up the pole. For those that are ready, we will start invert prep and begin basic inverts. Spins and transitions become a little more complex as we introduce 1 handed spins and bracket holds.

Pole L2
This is an intermediate level class where we master climbing and introduce more ways to climb the pole. You’ll really start to feel like you’re flying as we work on more complicated poses up the pole.  We start invert prep, begin basic inverts, and also work on descending inverts. Spins and transitions become a little more complex as we introduce 1 handed spins and bracket holds.

Prerequisites: Basic Climb, dual side proficiency with two handed spins (i.e. Fireman, Front Hook, Chair Spin), Pull up to sit, Pole Sit variations, Fan Kicks.

If you are new to our studio and feel you meet this requirements, just email Hello@ascendancestudios.org to have the system limiter removed to enroll in this class.

Pole L2/3
This is an intermediate level class that is the perfect bridge between levels and is ideal for a L2 student who feels they are ready to add a little more to challenge their training, or for the L3 student who might feel they need a little more time to smooth and perfect their inversions foundation.

Those joining us here should have a solid climb, be comfortable with basic inverting on both sides, are comfortable with spinning one handed (working up to both sides), and have familiarity climbing and posing on a spinning pole. More dynamic spins and upright/inverting combinations will be seen in this level.

Prerequisites: Proficient Climb, dual side proficiency with one handed spins (i.e. Fireman, Front Hook, Chair Spin), must be comfortable with a Basic Invert.
If you are new to our studio and feel you meet this requirements, just email Hello@ascendancestudios.org to have the system limiter removed to enroll in this class.

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Pole L3
Level 3 is an Intermediate/Advanced level class. Students will be more comfortable working up the pole and building on their inversions repertoire. More dynamic spins and complicated combinations are seen in this level. We will perform simple combos aerially.  For more advanced students, we introduce the Ayesha.

Prerequisites: Dual sided proficiency with one-handed spins, solid climb and variations of climb (forearm climb, side climb), Upright Bracket/Split Grip Holds, Superman, Basic Inversions -  Crucifix, Outside and Inside Leg Hangs.

If you are new to our studio and feel you meet this requirements, just email Hello@ascendancestudios.org to have the system limiter removed to enroll in this class.

Pole 3/4

Level 3/4 is an Intermediate/Advanced level class. Students will be more comfortable working up the pole, and building on their inversions repertoire. We will perform more complex combos aerially and spend time polishing our foundations, while also building more strength with new moves.

Prerequisites: Aerial inverting, shoulder mounting, and extended Butterflys.
If you are new to our studio and feel you meet this requirements, just email Hello@ascendancestudios.org to have the system limiter removed to enroll in this class.

Pole L4
Level 4 is an Advanced level. This level spends a lot of time upside down! We combine more and more moves aerially, or work on more strength-heavy poses, lifts, and spins. We will perfect those Ayeshas and Handsprings in all grips, and unlock new strengths each week!

Prerequisites: Aerial Inversions (Circus Climbing), Shoulder Mount, Laybacks, Extended Butterfly, Brass Monkey.

If you are new to our studio and feel you meet this requirements, just email Hello@ascendancestudios.org to have the system limiter removed to enroll in this class.

Pole L4/5
Level 4/5 is a very Advanced level class. This level spends a lot of time upside down! We combine more and more moves aerially, or work on more strength-heavy poses, lifts, and spins. This class will challenge you with intricate transitions, flips, tumbles and drops, and on moves requiring greater flexibility. 

Students at this level should be very comfortable with ayeshas, aerial inverts, shoulder mounts, and 2 point of contact tricks before coming to this class.


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Low Flow & Floorwork
In this class, we take to the bottom 1/3 of the pole and the floor to explore various sequences and choreography emphasizing connection, sensuality, and fluidity. Students will develop a foundation of dance skills to create their own low-flow/floorwork flows.

Layers are highly recommended: (leg warmers, leggings, socks, knee-pads, top, etc.) Pole heels are highly encouraged as they often factor into choreography, but are not required. Climbing is not a required skill for this class.

Prerequisites: We suggest you have had a few pole classes before taking this class, or have prior dance/movement experience.

Exotic Pole
Unapologetic in nature, this class explores erotic and sensual dance elements designed to provoke and engage your audience, as well as proper movement technique through sequences or choreography. Explore a variety of Exotic dance styles (Western, Russian, Classique), as well as proper engagement and technique in pole heels.

Pole heels (6”+) are strongly encouraged. Layers (knee-pads, leg warmers, or OTK socks) are also required.

Prerequisites: We suggest you have had a few pole classes before taking this class, or have prior dance/movement experience.

Pole Choreography
Your instructor will provide guided choreography and teach you to string together individual elements to create a short routine. Here, you’ll learn to combine moves into a polished piece, while focusing on musicality and deepening your pole vocabulary. Styles and format will vary by instructor, so be sure to try out a few to find your favorites! Heels and kneepads will often be encouraged, but are never required.

Prerequisites: We suggest you have had a few pole classes before taking this class, or have prior dance/movement experience.

PoleFlow
Let your hair down and dance it out in Pole Flow! In this class, your instructor will provide prompts to help you put the dance in Pole Dance. This class will give you the tools and the confidence to start exploring your own movement style. Guided assignments and skills provided by your instructor will help you connect your head with your body, and deepen your pole experience.

Prerequisites: We suggest you have had a few pole classes before taking this class, or have prior dance/movement experience.


*Classes are subject to change. Please email hello@ascendancestudios.org for more details.

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