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Friday, April 30, 2010

May is for friendship!

My biggest pet peeve is when I walk into a store, a restaurant, or another gym and I smell and feel women being catty and just plain bitchy to one another. Folded arms, looking away, girls that can't even say "Hey".

I think that's why I love being in the studio so much. It is filled with so much love. I love it when I see a struggling student master a move and the whole class breaks out into cheering. Women genuinly have love and appreciation for other women, but for some reason, when I leave these doors all I see is the opposite.

So May is for friendship. You will see special things happening in the studio during the month of May that are designed to bring us closer and celebrate the special feeling that our studio already has. To start off, anyone who purchases or renews a membership will get a special one month pass to give to a friend or family member. Let's start getting more women in the studio to experience what the rest of us already have learned.

Watch out for female bonding in the month of May. You never know when the receptionist might hop out from behind the desk and give you a free hug! I'm serious....watch out!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Intro to pole class.

Teacher, Shayli Butters, taught a wonderful intro to pole class tonight. This was the first class for everyone! All the ladies pulled out their favorite spin that was taught in this short video clip. Enjoy!
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Monday, April 26, 2010

Pole Cirriculim $5

All of the pole moves that are taught in levels 1-4 are now available in a five page packet for you to own. Each move has a check box so you can track your progress and better determine when it is time to move up a level.

Ask for your at the front desk!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Lyrical Jazz...it's for everyone!

Check out Friday night's lyrical jazz class. We love to teach everyone how to love dance as much as we do. Devon Flint is the new instructor for this class and she did a fantastic slow dance to one of my favorite songs. Check it out:
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Beginning hoop.

This is what you can expect from a beginning Aerial Hoop (lyra) class. Here is Meagan performing just a handfull of the moves that were taught in yesterday's beginners class.
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Pilates is here!


We have a brand new teacher and a brand new class joining the program here at Blue.

Pilates
Thursday's 7-8pm
A mat will be provided or you can bring your own.

Wuh hoo! We love adding new classes for our students to try. Pilates is so so good for the core. This is a great class for all of our pole and aerial students who need a little extra strength and toning in that mid section.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Pole Fitness I moves

Here's a short video clip of the pole moves that students learn in pole fitness 1. Don't be afraid of the pole! We are not teaching women how to become a stripper. In our studio, you will start off with simple spins and holds. In pole fitness 1.5 every student will learn how to go upside down on the pole.

Enjoy!

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Silks on the street

We had a great turn out this past Saturday for Silks on the Street. Thanks for coming out ladies...you were fantastic!

What is "Silks on the Street"?
Glad you asked! It's an opportunity for all of our aerial teachers and students to show off their skills right on Washington Blvd. We suspend the rigs off of the balcony that overlooks our studio.
Beginning students are always welcome to participate. We provide outdoor seating for friends, family, and spectators. No need to choreograph an aerial routine. Most students just take turns performing 2 or 3 tricks at a time.

When is Silks on the Street?
Every Saturday noon-2:00pm as long as we have good weather.

This is a great opportunity for newcomers to check out the studio and see some of our students and teachers to strut their stuff!




Teacher photo's

Our 2010 teacher photo shoot was held this past Saturday. The theme was burlesque/circus. All of the teachers looked fantastic! Annie and Sheena spent many many hours preparing many of the costumes by hand. Here we are goofing off waiting for the real shoot to begin.



Friday, April 16, 2010

Sounds cool....but I can't pole dance!

Yes you can! Who says that you can't pick up a new hobby or exercise routine in your mid 30's, 40's, or 50's? Pole fitness isn't for strippers anymore. Give us the opportunity to show you that the pole is simply a piece of gym equipment. You will learn to spin, climb, invert, and maneuver your body in ways you thought were impossible.

Pole fitness is not difficult. We have wonderful classes that cater to especially the beginners. If you are new to pole fitness, take Intro to Pole as your first class. In this class, the teacher will discuss what pole fitness is all about. You will get a tour of the studio, see demonstrations, and even learn five pole moves that everyone can do!

Hop on our website www.danceogden.com and take advantage of our Free Day Pass. The stripper pole is now the vertical pole and the fitness community is owning it!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

2 news this morning

Click on the link below to see just one of the clips from our appearance on the Casey Scott show. Thank you so much Casey for allowing us to share!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Channel 2 news is coming!



Casey Scott from Channel 2 News will be in our studio tomorrow morning from 5:30am-9:00am. He will be doing a feature on our aerial program including our silk, hoop, and trapeze classes. If you are a student of Blue and you would like to help represent, please arrive at 5:15am. Wear a solid colored outfit (no prints or logo's please).

Turn on your T.V.'s tomorrow morning and check out the coverage!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Olympic pole fitness info

The IPSF is getting serious about getting pole fitness into the 2016 Olympic games. For all the details on the IPSF Click Here. Lots of good information to be read on this site.

Also, if you would like to help fuel the movement join the facebook cause:
Join the Cause!

Pole Fitness IS a sport and we are confident that the rest of the world will see it that way in the years to come. Thank you for your support.

Utah radio interview - what is pole dancing?

Lizz Schofield, co-owner of Studio Soiree and founder and member of the Pole Fitness Association, did this awesome radio interview a few days ago with KRCL radio. Lizz did a wonderful job of educating the hostess of the show as well as the listeners on what pole fitness really is. A student and friend of ours, Melissa Hite, was also a guest on the show. Way to go Melissa!

Notice how many questions were asked about strippers. What the fudge!!!
KRCL: RadioActive! April 8 (2010-04-08)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thursday night classes

This weeks break dancing class was so fantastic!
videoSo was the pole/chair class. Great job ladies!
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Shower photo shoot almost sold out!

We have had a great response to our $39 sexy shower/bubble bath photo shoot special. For all the details on the shoot scroll down the blog to read the origional post.

Here are the time slots we have left:

Friday, April 16th
4:00pm - Available
4:30pm - Available
5:00pm - Available
5:30pm - Available
6:00pm - Available
6:30pm - Available
7:00pm - Available
7:30pm - Available
8:00pm - Available

Saturday, April 17th
9:00am - Taken
9:30am - Taken
10:00am - Taken
10:30am - Taken
11:00am - Taken
11:30am - Taken
1:00pm - Taken
1:30pm - Taken
2:00pm - Taken
3:00pm - Available
3:30pm - Taken
4:00pm - Taken
4:30pm - Available
5:00pm - Available
5:30pm- Taken
6:00pm - Taken

Send an e-mail with your name, phone number, and day and time slot you'd like to danceogden@gmail.com

This is a really great opportunity to get a fun photo shoot for less than $40. Don't miss it!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Becca's USPDF practice

Here's a video Becca had made of her last practice before USPDF National Competition. Notice the back flip off the pole! As far as we know, she is the first to execute this flip. Way to go Becca!

This routine gives me chills. So beautiful.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Monday night at the studio:

I walked around the classes tonight and found some awesome things happening in our Pole Fitness 4 class,
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and a group of ladies taking our weekly Monday night hip hop class.

We got a new toy!

Our aerial trapeze classes have finally started and our first class was today. Here is our beautiful trapeze:
Instructor Hope McCurdy showing off her flexibility:

And the girl who seems to be good at everything, Becca Butcher, hanging by her armpits!




For now, this class is held every Monday 6-7pm. Look for more trapeze classes to be added in the near future.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Come to our recital!


You're invited!

Saturday, April 3rd
8:00-9:30pm
Admission $3
Pole Fitness, Aerial Silk, Aerial Hoop, and Chair Dancing to be preformed by teachers and students of Blue.

Drop the easter baskets and peeps and come enjoy an evening filled with our most talented dancers.

Bring the kids!

*Performers - Please arrive no later than 7:00pm with hair, make up, and costume

To be held at:
Blue by Adult Dance & Fitness
2440 Washingon Blvd
Ogden, Utah 84401
801-678-0225