Chinese Pole Workshop with Justine Squire
This is a workshop especially for our Pole Dancing regulars! Although, as with all our courses, all are very welcome
We have invited Justine Squire a leading performer and teacher of Chinese Pole to run this half day event for us!
This workshop is particularly aimed at those who have already attended at least one Intermediate Pole dancing course and have a reasonable fitness level.
Our Chinese Pole Workshop was a great sucess last time, check out the blog for a picture of all the 2010 chinese polers squeezed onto a pole!
Book now – limited places available – www.chinesepole.eventbrite.com
Justine Squire ran away to the join the circus after a degree in International Relations in Nottingham. Having then dedicated herself to training at Circus Maniacs school Of Circus Arts in Bristol she went on to perform with NoFitState, Invisible Circus, Circus Ferrel as well as for Cabarets, festivals, Agencies and charities across the Uk and Europe. Despite being addicted to a variety of aerial equipment Justine was always drawn to the traditional discipline of chinese pole. She spends a great deal of time developing work in this area with her doubles partner Tao Guo who she has been performing and teaching with for the past 3 years. Currently Studying Contemporary Dance Theatre Justine continues to train, perform and develop solo doubles an ensemble on work in an effort to combine the elements of both dance and Circus.
During the workshop We will cover the initial aspects of Chinese Pole work including how to prepare the body and muscles for aerial work, basic aerial safety, building upper body strength (through conditioning on the pole), and learning basic climbs, positions & sequences.
The workshop will be run according to needs of the group and will be a fun and supportive environment to try something a little different and also to explore building and creating new movement sequences on the pole and discovering what’s possible.
The class is suitable for those (16+) with a good general level of fitness and body awareness.
Aerial work requires a certain level of fitness and upper body strength but don’t let this put you off! it just means you will progress faster being able to hold your own weight. The strength will be gained by doing working on the pole and conditioning. The main thing is to have fun and try something new.
We look forward to seeing you all there!