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Welcome to Entangle & Sway

 
     
Prelude to Pole:
(introduction workshop - 1hr 30min)
Passage to Pole:
(5 week intro series - 1hr 45min)
Prelude to Pole
Passage to Pole
Sunday 17-Dec @ 3pm
Friday
5-Jan @ 7:45pm
Saturday 13-Jan @ 4:30pm
Saturdays
(1 Spot Open)
9-Dec to 16-Dec @ 9am
*2 week Intensive
Mondays 8-Jan to 5-Feb @ 8:15
Tuesdays 9-Jan to 6-Feb @ 6:30pm
**Workshops & series are non-refundable but can be rescheduled with at least 7 days notice prior to your original workshop/series start date.


 
Prelude to Pole (introduction workshop - 1hr 30min):

In Prelude to Pole you will get a taste of the excitement from this exciting form of fitness.  A fabulous workout and a unique routine designed for all women that you can only get at Entangle & Sway.  Come give it a try in this hour and a half entry level workshop!
  Passage to Pole (5 week intro series - 1hr 45min):

In Passage to Pole you will learn to sway and spin in a fun routine that will carry you through your full pole journey with Entangle & Sway.  Each week incorporates new tricks while getting fit! We teach proper safety habits and introduce you to what dancing at Entangle & Sway is all about. There is something to learn for everyone! We teach you everything you need to know to blossom to new levels.
 
Who is this workshop designed for?

-All women that are curious about pole dance fitness who would feel more comfortable trying a class before committing to the beginning 5 week series "Passage to Pole".
Who is this series designed for?

-Women who are ready to start pole dancing to a better body and mind! All levels are encouraged to take this class when starting to dance at Entangle & Sway. If this is your first go at pole dancing then this series is required.

 
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Frequently Asked Questions:
*First Class Prep*
 
Some Frequently Asked Questions:

I'm new to this, which class should I take first?

-Start with the Passage to Pole 5 week series class or if your not ready to commit to 5 weeks, you can try out one of the hour and a half Prelude to Pole workshops.

What should I wear to my first pole class?!
-A comfy top and yoga pants or shorts are perfect!  No need for shoes, everyone starts out barefoot. (heels are optional in later class levels) 
-When you decide to start wearing shoes, we request that you do not wear heels that are worn outside.  We are happy to provide you with a list of our favorite places to get pole dancing heels and what types work best! 
-As you progress through the levels you get to incorporate fun accessories and different types of clothing!  We love the fluff and sparkles, that’s for sure!

Is there nudity in class?
-Absolutely not. 
-Some more advanced classes require the use of skin against the pole for additional hold but most women wear short shorts and cropped tops when they reach that level.
 
I need to miss a class, what do I do?
-You are allowed one make-up class per series which turns into an additional Drop-In class.  For the make-up class, we require it to be completed within the 5 weeks of the purchased series.  You can can use it anytime after the completion of week 3 in any drop-in class (Pole Perfecting | Pilates | Silks | Extension | Ignition) or you are also more then welcome to make-up in another Passage series if there is space.

What if I am late to class?
-It is disruptive to class when students are late.  Please plan to arrive a few minutes early so you can settle in.  If you are running behind, please sneak in quietly.  Students are not allowed to participate if they are more then 10 mins late.  Email the studio to let us know and we can email you all the make-up class infomation.

Do I need to bring a yoga mat to class?
-We do have mats for students use, but we allow anyone to bring in their own mat as well. Studio mats are cleaned daily and there is also cleaner available for anyone to wipe down a mat before use.  


Do I need to be in shape to pole dance?

-No, the best part about pole dancing is all types of women can do it.  We teach a progression at Entangle & Sway that prepares your body, class by class, to perform the tricks.

Are there any windows?  Can people watch us while we are pole dancing?
-There are no windows, no one can see in!  Even though this is a fantastic form of fitness, it can still be intimate at times and we want everyone to feel extra comfortable.  The space is strategically lit as well, so no one has to worry about how they look! 

Will I actually get a workout from this class?
-Yes, definitely!  Each class starts with a full body warm-up specially formatted to sculpt and tone.  You’ll continue that workout with lots of dancing to follow it up!  You will certainly feel it the following day(s)! 

What kinds of women take pole dancing?
-All types!!  We get all different women of size, shape and age, as well as every profession you can think of.   From artists, lawyers, mothers, students and so many others.  Everyone was born to pole dance! 

Do you allow men to take classes at the studio?
-Currently we are an all female studio. (this includes the LGBT community, ie: any person who feels they are a women)
  
Do you have an age requirement to take classes or come to pole parties?
-We welcome all women 18 and older.

I have already taken pole dance classes before; do I need to take the introductory classes?
-We teach progressively at E&S, so we prefer all our students start with the intro series.  Don’t worry!  In the intro classes you learn a great routine to expand on, and it’s great for dancers of any level.
-We strongly suggest taking Passage to Pole prior to enrolling in a Pole Connection/Pole Elevation series.  Although if you have significant experience, please contact the studio and let us know what types of tricks you know and what your experience is and we can tell you what class we think is right for you!  We may request for you to come to a "Pole Perfecting" class so we can work with you a little and assess what level is right for you.
-There are also various drop-in style classes that are open to all levels.
Some Additional Pole Tips:

* Don’t wear any lotions the day of your class. It will cause you to slide off the poles, and it often leaves the pole slippery for other students that will use it after. 
  
* If you need to miss a class for some reason, please email, call or talk to your instructor for your make-up options.  We require any make-ups for series classes to be made up within the weeks of your series. 
  
* Please avoid wearing jewelry to class.  Watches, rings and bracelets will scratch the pole and earrings and necklaces may get caught. 
  
* We don’t allow street shoes in the dance space.  There are plenty of places for you to store your shoes and belongings. 
  
* Nervous?!  Many women are nervous their first time going to pole fitness classes, but we can assure you that there is nothing to be nervous for.  You will have so much fun!  (Yes, we said fun!  Fun fitness!!)  We work with each student individually, at their level, to make everyone’s experience comfortable and enlightening.  
  
* We suggest bringing water to your classes, but we also try to have bottled water available for purchase.

* Doors open about 10-15 minutes prior to class... please arrive a few minutes early to get settled in.



Continuing On:
 
 
What is my next step after the Prelude to Pole workshop?
You should move on to the "Passage to Pole" 5 week series class!

Then what's next?!
Once you "graduate" from the Passage to Pole series you will continue onto the Pole Connection 5 week series (Level 1: Anticipate).  You can also attend Drop-In classes! You can begin Pole Elevation series if you've have completed at least one Pole Connection level and have instructor approval.


What is Pole Connection vs. Pole Elevation?
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We teach new tricks in our 5 week Series classes. They are set up progressively, so each week you learn a new trick, building on what you learned before.  Our series classes are set up in two different ways; Pole Elevation (climbs, inverts, and handstands) and Pole Connection (spins, transitions, and floorwork)  In each class we teach you how to dance the tricks so you can easily incorporate them into your freestyle dance. Each series comes with one drop-in class to use during your 5 week series.  All of our Pole Elevation/Pole Connection series are 90-105mins long. The Connection/Elevation series are $195.


What are the Drop-In Classes about?
We have Drop-In packages for the Pole Perfecting, Pole Play, Pole Ignition, Pole Extension, Pole Method, Pole Silks and Pole Pilates classes. The Pole Perfecting class starts with a mat warm-up, then there is time to work on the tricks that you know with the instructor and then we dance at the end. The Pole Play class is pretty much all dancing and is often themed. A chance to explore the dance and different types of music and expand your freestyle dancing.  No new tricks are taught in either of these classes. Pole Ignition is our pole conditioning class.  Killer workout in an hour!  We also have a flexibility class called Pole Extension. And there's a Pole Pilates class to help focus on core strength! Pole Ignition/Extension/Pilates are open to all levels, no experience required. For the girls who are ready to start freestyling, we have Pole Method where we dance, dance and then dance some more! We also have Pole Silks classes which is a combination of silks and pole! *Sign-ups for drop-in classes are weekly.

  
I love to Pole Dance!  How often can I come?
You can come as often as you would like! We even have an Unlimted Drop-In Pass for those students enrolled in a Connection/Elevation series! Poling everyday can cause body exhaustion, so you should definitely give your body a rest at least a couple of days a week.


New to E&S but not to pole?
We teach progressively at E&S, so we prefer all our students start with the Passage to Pole series.  Don’t worry!  In the intro classes you learn a great routine to expand on, and it’s great for dancers of any level.

We strongly suggest taking Passage to Pole prior to enrolling in a Pole Connection/Pole Elevation series.  Although if you have significant experience, please contact the studio and let us know what types of tricks you know and what your experience is and we can tell you what class we think is right for you!  We may request for you to come to a "Pole Perfecting" class so we can work with you a little and assess what level is right for you.

There are also various drop-in style classes that are open to all levels.

 

   
We know you’re curious, come play with us! You won’t regret it!!
   
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