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Monday, January 31, 2011

Studio Video's

Devon Flint is back and teaching her regular hip hop class. Check out the progress they made tonight.



Meagan taught chair dancing (while pregnant) last Friday. It's the new dance that we will be learning for the month of February.

Useless studio facts :)

Just in case you were wondering (which I know you were), here are some fun studio facts:

January 2010 students visited class 1,122 times
January 2011 students visited class 1,209 times

February 2010 students visited class 1,561 times
Come on ladies, take lots of classes so we can beat this number!

Studio was founded in April 4th, 2008
Started in a high school dance room until pole dancing was added to the cirriculum. The principal didn't like that so much :)

The Ogden studio alone runs 43 classes every week.

Pole dancing can burn up to 400 calories per hour.

And, the best advertising we have is through referrals from our members . Keep sending your friends and family our way. We promise to make them come out of their shell and have fun while losing weight. Thank you for almost four years in business. Our students keep the program running and I think about you guys every day :)

Sincerely,
Meagan Goodson, Onwer

Saturday, January 29, 2011

African Workshop

Today's African dance workshop was a blast! Our instructor Stacy Matthews was so so fun. Here is the video of the routine we learned. Look for this workshop to come back in March.
video

Friday, January 28, 2011

Workshop update


Don't miss our weekly Saturday workshops. We try to bring in a new style each week AND have you noticed how we keep the prices way down? Dance shouldn't be for the rich! You do not need to be a member to attend a workshop.

I love celebrating all styles of dance and our weekly workshops are the perfect way to tap into every genre so we can be more talented and well rounded dancers. Yes ladies, even our African dance workshop can help you improve your hip hop or even pole skills :)

African Dance Workshop - $10 (Saturday, January 29th) - 6 spots left
Kids break dancing workshop - $10 (Saturday, February 5th) - 10 spots left
Lap dance workshop - $25 (Wednesday, February 9th) - 3 spots left
Spinner pole workshop - $10 (Saturday, February 26th) - 8 spots left

Click here to reserve your spot in any of these workshops today!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The February special is huge!

As you may know, our monthly membership prices are fixed. But that doesn't mean that we can't add incentives every once in a while!

If you purchase a membership anytime between now and the end of February, you can get this great special:

Sign up for any monthly membership and get a free 10 visit punch pass to give to a friend! The 10 visit punch pass is valued at $149. What a great gift to give a friend or family member. The punch pass doesn't expire for one year. You can save the punch pass and give it as a gift for a birthday, Christmas, or even a wedding present :)

All you have to do is sign up for your membership by clicking here. Use the promo code "give10" at checkout.

What a great deal!!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Burlesque sucess!




Amber's burlesque workshop was a big hit this past weekend. Thank you everyone who came! We will do it again soon.
Next workshops:
01/29/2011 - African Dance Workshop
02/05/2011 - Kid's break dancing workshop
02/12/2011 - TBA
02/19/2011 - Pole spin workshop

These workshops are only $10! To RSVP visit our website at http://www.danceogden.com/


Featured teacher.









This month's featured teacher is Shayli Lones. Shayli has been with the studio for almost three years and has spent the last year as one of our advanced pole teachers. She is a newly wed and a mom of two dogs and a hairless cat :)


Shayli is one of our most valuable teachers. She is always going the extra mile to promote the studio. Just a few weeks ago, she was featured on the X96 radio show talking about being a pole dancer.

Thank you Shayli for all you do!!!


Find Shayli on facebook to hear and see her X96 radio interview and pole demonstration.
Follow this link to go to Shayli's facebook:








Thursday, January 20, 2011

Who I found on facebook!

I was visiting various students facebook accounts to see who is posting pictures of themselves on the pole or aerial appparatus. Here's just a few that I found! Post your home and studio pictures on facebook....I just might find them :)

Rana practicing her "Ayesha" at home.



Shay practicing the "Allegra" at the studio.


Trish using her home pole!


Davina rocking the silk at the studio!


Chantel doing the fallen angel at the studio.

Coryne flipping on the silk!

Testimonial...with pictures!

Meagan,

I know this is really cheesy- but since we all know I am a nerd I am sending this anyway. :) I really wanted to say say thank you for finding the courage to open your own studio and provide a great environment for us to come and dance! Thank you really doesn't cover it.

I started taking classes at ADF back at the old studio, mainly hip hop, jazz and kick boxing (since I was too afraid to try pole), and I always had a great time at class. But when you opened Blue last year I decided I needed to great my butt back in shape and really do something for myself. I started the pole and aerial classes last January with the hopes of actually keeping a New Years resolution to loose weight. I have danced my whole life and always been relatively thin- but after I finished college and got married I stopped dancing and gained quite a bit of weight.

Last January, when I started at Blue, I weighed 165LBS- the most i have been at my entire life. I hated the way I looked- but more so- how I felt. Within just a few weeks I started to notice a huge change. I was slowly starting to loose weight and I was gaining muscle definition in my arms, which I never really had before. Blue has helped me find me again. A year later I still love taking the pole and aerial classes. And you have given me a new love with the trapeze!

I adore teaching Hoop and Trap- seeing so many girls struggle the same as I did and I get so excited for them when they accomplish something I know they struggled with. I love that I get to teach my "white girl" hip hop again and you have given me an outlet for all my crazy feelings in Jazz. I have slimmed down to a comfortable 135lbs, and i hope this year I can drop 10lbs more to get to my weight goal. Thank you Thank you Thank you. I love hanging out with all the girls and you and I look forward to our crazy adventures in the future!

you are the best!!

Devon

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After


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After

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Self confidence from pole?

Yes ladies, a piece of steel 2 inches in diameter and about 10 feet tall can give you the self confidence you've been lacking. One of my students approached me tonight and told me that she has a father who is a bit of a bullie. She is a 23 year old woman and 2011 was the first year she stood up to him and gave him boundaries when it came to her finances. This is so great to hear!!!

For me, my self confidence helped me be a more confident woman and a confident mother. I have a mom who is always trying to tell me how to parent my child. Since pole, I gained a spine and told her that I love her to pieces and I will consider her parenting suggestions, but at the end of the day it's my decision.

I used to work at a credit union where I let my co-workers boss me around and belittle me just because I didn't share the same religious beliefs they did. I walk in that credit union now a few times a week and look at my old co-workers straigt in the eye with my head held high. Because I keep my business account there, they know what I do for a living and I think it disgusts, but because of the way I carry myself, they know that I demand respect now and I won't entertain the rude comments anymore. These are just a few examples of self confidence given by pole that I wanted to share :) Hopefully many of you have the same stories to tell.

-Meagan, Owner

New pole gear coming soon!

Check out the new gear coming from the Bad Kitty Pole Fit line! I am so so excited!!!

Black light bottoms. I got these in neon pink and white just for our black light class.


Might grip gloves. No more blisters or packing on Dry Hands. Now you can get the same grip with these cute gloves :)


The most popular pole bra out there! It's the spider back sports bra.

Student benefits!

You won't believe the perks you can get just by having a membership at Adult Dance & Fitness.




50% off tattoo or piercing
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2450 Washington Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-621-3707





10% any service or surgery at Alpine Plastic Surgery
For example, you could save $550 off silicone implants!
Regular $5500.00 OMG!!!
Call Alisa to get this special discount 801-387-3913





Here's another cool deal you may not know about.

Aeropostale
4th Annual Jeans for Teens

Bring in any pair of your old jeans and get 25% off any new pair of jeans. Your old jeans will be donated to homeless teens all over the USA. Did you know that 1 out of 3 homeless people are under the age of 18???

Right now, all of Aeropostale's jeans are on sale for $10. Bring in just one pair of old jeans and your new jeans are only $7.50 plus you can feel good about yourself knowing that you helped a homeless teen!

Workshop update.

Here is an update to our upcoming workshops.

01/22 - Burlesque Workshop $10 - 1 spot left (almost sold out!!!)
01/29 - African Dance Workshop - $10 - 9 spots left
02/05 - Children's Break Dancing Workshop - $10 - 10 spots left

To register, click here.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Student moves.



Heather Dean is in our advanced classes and she has really come a long way since the day she started pole six months ago. Go Heather! Congrats on your elbow hold, it's a toughie :)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Get a free introductory class!

Become a blog follower and get a free intro class ($15 value). Use it yourself or give it to a friend.

All you need to do is become a follower of the blog (look in the upper right hand corner). We will send you an e-mail with a promotional code you can use on our website to sign up for a free class.

This offer expires 01/31/2011.

Saturday is studio date night!

All teachers, students, friends of students, and the men in their lives are invited to our studio date night. Come alone or bring someone....either way is great!

Here's the info:

Movie: Black Swan
Time: Meet at studio between7:00-7:30 for pole play.
After, we will head over to the movie theatre for a 7:45pm showing.

Cost: $8.50/person

This movie has it all! Dancing for us girls, and horror and drama for the guys.



Portman's Nina is a ballerina at a New York City ballet company who's struggled for years to get recognition, egged on by her pushy mom (Barbara Hershey) whose own ballet dreams never made it far, and consistently diminished by the company's director Tomas (Vincent Cassel), who sneers at Nina as often as he praises her. She's cast as the lead dancer in Swan Lake, which is a double role-- the virginal, doomed White Swan, and the vicious and manipulative Black Swan. Nina's got the White Swan nailed, but her shy demeanor and obsession with perfection keep the Black Swan's sexual and violent edginess just out of reach.

Determined to make it work, Nina tries all kinds of things to get in touch with her inner Black Swan, from allowing Tomas to seduce her to spending a wild night with new ballerina Lily (Mila Kunis), who is as free-spirited as Nina is repressed. All the while Nina experiences some weird stuff, from seeing her own face in that of strangers to a persistent rash on her shoulder blades that looks all the world like a sprouting wing. Things get weirder as the Swan Lake debut grows nearer, and it's less a question of how Nina will be able to embody the Black Swan than how much a toll it will take on a sheltered, fragile girl who has lived her life in New York City but knows no world outside of ballet.

Katy Rich, Cinema Blend

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Shelves are stocked!

We have a full supply of dry hands, dew point, and new naughty dance sweats will be on the shelves this weekend.

Naughty Dancer Sweats ($25) - "These little sweats are mine. I wear them all the time. To dance the way I couldn't, and move the way I shouldn't". During Christmas time, these sweats sold out in a matter of days. Gets yours before they are gone.



Dry Hands ($8) - Gives you a long lasting, moisture-repellent barrier. Perfect for beginner-advanced pole dancer. This is a favorite among pole students.



Dew Point body grip ($10) - This ultra formula is great for intermediate-advanced pole dancers. Gives you the stick without the dry skin.


Get both Dry Hands and Dew Point for $15!

Soon, we will be getting some more dancer leg warmers and belly dancing skirts. Stay tuned...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Need some inspiration?

Are you competing in the doubles pole competition in March? Check this out:

Doubles pole competition info


Our next pole competition is right around the corner. If you are interested, grab a buddy because this is a partners competition! Contestants are encouraged to come up with a theme, demonstrate synchronized pole moves, and a few partner moves. This is going to be so much fun! All levels of dancers are welcome to compete.

Competition Date: Friday, March 4th
Entry Deadline: February 15th
Location: 2440 Washington Blvd, Ogden
Time: 8:00-10:00pm

Team entry fee is $25/couple
You can register your team by clicking here.


Spectator tickets
$12 in advance
$15 at the door
To purchase tickets click here.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Jazz class for January

Here is the dance that the jazz class will be working on for the month of January. I think Devon did such a fantastic job choreographing this piece. Next time she teaches it, I'm definately taking it!

Check it out:

Saturday workshop update.


I thought it would be a good idea to host a different workshop each week that was affordable and fun. Well, I found a new guest instructor who is going to be offering the following workshop:

African Dance!!!!!
Saturday, January 29th
1:00-2:00pm
Only $10

Remember, there are only 10 spots available in each workshop. Here is an update for this month's workshops:

January 15th Flexibility Workshop - 5 spots left
January 22nd Burlesque Workshop - 8 spots left
January 29th African Dance Workshop - 10 spots left
February 9th Lap Dance Workshop - 7 spots left

To sign up for any of these exciting workshops, click here.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

January events!

Click here for more details on how to sign up for a workshop.

Monday night break dancing battle
Monday, January 10th
8:00-9:00pm
Free for spectators, $3 to compete

Flexibility workshop
Saturday, January 15th
12:00-1:00pm
$10

Date Night
Saturday, January 15th
Megaplex movie theatre
Movie: TBA
Time: Around 7:00pm
Cost: Whatever a movie ticket costs :)
We want to make sure you are staying healthy. Keeping your body in shape and your relationship with your man strong. This is a great opportunity to get to know eachother and give them men in our lives a chance to hang out.

Monday night break dancing battle
Monday, January 17th
8:00-9:00pm
Free for spectators, $3 to compete

Burlesque Workshop
Saturday, January 22nd
6:00-8:00pm
$10
Learn the entire routine to Express Burlesque
Check out the video clip below to get an idea of what to expect during this workshop.

Featured teacher!


This month's featured teacher is Amber Clarke!

Amber has been teaching at the studio for over four years. In fact, she was the first teacher I hired. She always makes class fun for everyone and is constantly updating her dances and keeping things fresh. Through her whole life, she has done it all from jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary, and now burlesque and chair dancing!

Amber is married to her husband of 12 years, Shane, and together they have a five year old son. She is the founder of Cadence Dance Company. She truly lives and breathes dance. You can find Amber in any one of our chair dancing classes that are held Tuesday's 7-8pm or Thursday's 8-9pm.

Boudoir Photography for Valentine's Day!

If you’ve been to the studio lately you may have noticed the photo display in the lobby for Utah Boudoir Photography. The amazing photographer is actually a long time student of the studio and once I saw her gorgeous and tasteful boudoir images, I fell in love and asked if she’d like to put up the display at the studio.

Pictured below is the photographer, Shay Voorhees. She has been a student of the studio for a couple of years and she is one of our most talented pole dancers. She supports the studio whenever she can and I thought it made sense to return the favor and show my students what a fantastic photographer she is :)


Right now she is running some killer Valentine’s Day packages and has agreed to add a bonus exclusively for Blue Students who have ‘Liked’ her Facebook page!!!

Valentine's Day Specials

Standard Mini-Session - $100
30-minute session
One outfit
One set
Five 5x7 prints
Blue students: three additional 5x7 prints!




Upgraded Mini-Session - $135
30-minute session
One outfit
One set
3x3 accordion album with rich pink fabric cover
Blue students: five additional 5x7 prints!



Delux Mini-Session - $150
30-minute session
Two outfits
Two sets
3x3 accordion album with custom photo cover
Blue students: ten additional 5x7 prints!



Standard Session - $150
1-hour session
Unlimited outfits within allotted time
Unlimited sets within allotted time
Products sold separately - 10% Valentine's Day discount
Blue students: additional 15% discount off products making total discount 25%!!!

If you would like to book a session, email Shay right away as I know her spots are filling up quickly. Especially at those prices!! Her email is photographybyshay.com. Don't forget to mention the studio to receive your bonus gifts!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I have to post this!

I know...I know. This post is a little wrong. But I'm doing it anyway! In light of all the pregnancies happening in the studio, enjoy!

Monday night break battle pictures.

Here are some pictures of the break dancing battle held at the studio this past Monday. We will hold this event every single Monday from 8-9pm. Admission is free. If you want to compete it's just $3. We welcome all styles from breaking and popping to ballet.





We had two girls show up to battle. One of them even beat out one of the guys and made it to the second round!!!



And the winner was....Jesse Sykes. He won a cash prize as well as a spot at the judges table for next Monday's battle. Congrats!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Midvale studio info



As you may know, our Midvale studio is under new ownership. The website will be up shortly at www.dancesaltlake.com

The owners have started a new Midvale blog which can be found by clicking here.

The new Midvale schedule can be found by clicking here.

If you haven't visited the new Pearl yet, you should definately check it out. The atmosphere is very spa like and they have added some very exciting and different classes to their schedule.

Monday night break battle!



Your Style vs. My Style
Hip hop, breaking, popping, tutting, and even the ballerina's are all invited to bring their style of dance every Monday night to battle other passionate dancers.

Every Monday
8:00-9:00pm
Adult Dance & Fitness
2440 Washington Blvd - Ogden
Free for spectators
$3 if you want to battle

Winner gets to keep all entry fees and gets a spot at the judging table the following week.

All ages, styles, and sexes are invited to battle.