The Daily Wildcat Visits Kinetic Arts Tucson

We’re so happy to share this article in the University of Arizona’s paper, The Daily Wildcat, all about our studio—with a special emphasis on how great pole can be.

In “Empowering Women Through the Art of Pole Fitness,” local journalist Taylor Gleeson does a great job of expressing how pole dance and pole sport has personally empowered the two KAT women she interviewed, owner Brenna Mirae and pole teacher Anna Mirocha.

“Both Mirocha and Mirae stressed the importance of body confidence in women, and both agreed that pole is a great way for women of all ages to feel empowered and more confident with their bodies.

“KAT offers a variety of classes, including flexibility, aerial hoops and cardio, all with the goal of making the studio a ‘fun place to work out’ while also being a welcoming place for women and men.

“Both said they hope that this studio and the classes help grow each customers self-confidence and become part of a family.

“‘There’s just something about it [when] girls help each other,’ Mirocha said.”

When Gleeson came to the studio for the interview, she even tried a pole class herself—along with an enthusiastic friend she brought along. Both young women loved the class, agreeing it was fun and satisfying (and declaring they’d be back!). We can’t wait to meet more University of Arizona students at Kinetic Arts Tucson. KAT is a perfect place for Wildcats, after all.

Kinetic Arts’ New Student 3-Class Pass

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Pole is for all genders, of course, though this article takes the opportunity to mention how beneficial it can be for women, especially young women (like all you college women out there, hint hint!), who may be still developing their sense of self—or, hey, girls who just want to have fun!

And fun is definitely one of our goals in each of our classes. At Kinetic Arts Tucson, lovingly referred to as KAT, you can “get your pole on” seven days a week. We have an incredibly affordable introductory class package for new students: 3 classes for just $23. This is our way to really encourage those who are new to pole fitness, or just new to the KAT studio, to really give our pole classes a spin.

The New Student 3-Class Pass can be used for any of the eighteen classes we currently offer—which, besides pole, include two lyra (aerial hoop) classes and four aerial-conditioning classes.

Our conditioning classes are basically fitness classes anyone can take, whether or not they’re pursuing pole classes. But these classes are specially designed to help students strengthen and condition muscles that are absolutely crucial for performing with skill and ease on the pole and hoop. They’re also choreographed, which helps students improve coordination, loosen up, and naturally gain confidence and grace while moving. (Besides making the workouts incredibly fun… Not a single fitness class goes by without laughter and smiles.)

All our classes are leveled, and all our instructors are trained and ready to help each student progress in the art of pole. Brand-new students usually start with our Pole FUNdamentals class, which we offer three times a week, and progress naturally into Pole 1, Pole 2, and then more advanced classes as they master specific skills in each level.

Come by today and take your first class with our New Student 3-Class Pass! We guarantee you’ll get hooked on this empowering and fun fitness phenomenon.

December Events at Kinetic Arts Tucson

On Saturday, December 8, we hosted a fabulous Chair Dancing Workshop. Kinetic Arts Tucson (KAT) instructor Katie Ottley brought her flirty & fun expertise of chair-dancing tricks and choreography to students and members for a 2-hour workshop. This was our featured workshop of the month. Every month we aim to bring our students dynamic workshops to add to your performer portfolio! 

“This workshop was so much fun. Can’t wait to see more workshops led by all of our talented staff.” – Chair Dance Workshop Instructor, Katie Ottley

Friendship is Magic

"Friendship is Magic" show at Kinetic Arts Tucson, December 21st.

You’re invited to a magic show like none other! Join us this holiday season for an all-ages, original act with Tucson-born and world-traveling performers Special Head and Clay Mazing.

In 2013, Special Head was featured on America’s Got Talent performing his awe-inspiring levitation act. Clay Mazing, founder of Emergency Circus, and Special Head have traveled the country performing at state fairs and rodeos. Emergency Circus is a nonprofit that has traveled near and far to bring “the best medicine” — laughter — to the “under-circused.” You won’t want to miss seeing their show at Kinetic Arts Tucson! 

The show starts at 7pm, $10 entry, free for kids 12 and younger.
There will be an opening performance before “Friendship is Magic.”

Following the magic show, stay for a funky dance party for all ages to enjoy. Bring your squiggle feet and let’s boogie! 

Artist PUTRIDroaches and original art work. On display now at KAT for viewing and purchasing. Join us for the Closing Reception on Dec. 29th.
The artist, PUTRIDroaches, and her work. On display now at KAT for viewing and purchasing.

Kinetic Arts Featured Artist: PUTRIDroaches
Closing Reception, SATURDAY, December 29, 6-8 pm 
FREE EVENT INCLUDES: Aerial performances, hot chocolate and example copy of PUTRIDroaches NEW coloring book 2019 calendar will be available for ordering.
 

Artist Bio: 
PUTRIDroaches has been creating art since she was a very young girl. She has experimented with many different mediums finding that her favorites have been illustration, fiber arts and metal work. She is currently focusing her attention towards developing science fiction coloring books. Surrealist monsters and humanoid creatures are her specialties. 

Her latest book serves as not only a therapeutic coloring experience but also a monthly calendar. Order your copy at the closing reception on December 29th!

See more work by PUTRIDroaches at Etsy.com/shop/PUTRIDroaches

We’re excited to announce that next month we’re hosting an AcroYoga Workshop with Serena Tang! Saturday, January 19, 1-3 pm

Unlimited membership at Kinetic Arts Tucson for $100 a month.

KAT Quarterly – Issue no. 1

Greetings!

We hope  you enjoy our first-ever quarterly e-newsletter, which will hit your inbox every season (in addition to other must-know email updates on all things KAT). We’re so excited to share what’s happened since our opening—plus, of course, to announce what you can look forward to this fall.

First, thank you all so much for your support during this amazing opening season. We took a big leap of faith by launching in the heat of a southern Arizona summer, but you all really showed up for us. After arriving in droves to inspect our new space during our June 22 grand-opening gala, you approvingly followed up with a likewise impressive attendance of our Roaring ‘20s–themed event, “Speakeasy: Live at the Kat Club.” Our favorite Speakeasy memories include a raffle, a cakewalk, a vaudeville variety show boasting talent of all ages, the acrobatic antics of the lovely Kat Crew performance troupe, and live music by Bam! The band.

And if you missed either event, don’t worry—there are plenty more fun, family-friendly happenings coming up. For proof, just read on.

Events!

  • Sat., Sept. 29: Join us for the classy burlesque workshop “Flourish: Dance Fitness for the Fabulous” with professional performer and bikini bodybuilder Sonia Rita. Put on your dancing shoes and let your inner showgirl shine during this evening of vintage dance instruction and inspiration focused around feminine empowerment, to take place 6 to 8 p.m. at the KAT studio (17 E. Toole Ave.). Visit www.facebook.com/sonia.allen for more information.
  • Sat., Oct. 13: We’re excited to be a spotlight of a show dubbed “the Call of the Fairies,” a spectacle to behold on a large outdoor stage near our downtown headquarters—specifically, behind Hotel Congress, 55 N. Fifth Ave. We won’t give away all the deets yet … but we do want you to join us in dressing up in fairy wings! No wings? No worries: We’re also hosting a wing-making workshop that same week, on Mon., Oct 8, inside the KAT studio starting at 4 p.m. (Trust us—these wings will look so cool you’ll want to wear them on Halloween and maybe even for November’s All Souls Procession too.)
  • Oct, 27, from 7 to 11 p.m., We’re excited to bring to you, Spirit House- Live at the Kat Club. The inspiration for this title came from the southeast Asian tradition of a spirit house as a shrine to the protective spirit of a place. A spirit house is a dedicated structure to honor the guardians of the land. Kinetic Arts Tucson is at it again with event that will leave you spellbound. Join us in honoring the spirits and become entranced in dance and live performances. We will offer food and beverage. Cakewalk, bob for apples and sign up for the raffle and art opening featuring local Tucson artist. A night to remember and of remembrance. Bring an item to place on the altar. The Altar will stay up till after All Souls as a tribute to The Spirit House and to honor the season.
    Admission is $10- $25 Sliding Scale
    Doors open 6:30
    7:00 Art Opening Live Music by Hatpin Duo
    8:00 The Spirit House Vaudeville Show
    9:30 Dancing and Revelry

Fall Schedule

We opened with a bang, offering as many classes as often as we could so we’d learn about your preferences. We knew we’d need to make adjustments some time down the road.

Well, that time has come! But don’t worry, we still have the great classes you’ve grown to love and lots of time slots to choose from … not to mention new classes, too!

Starting Sept. 1, we’ll offer more pole level 1 and 2 classes than before, including one called Flirty Flow (bring your heels if want, or borrow ours!). Off the pole, new instructor Katie Ottley—a super fun woman with an extensive dance, fitness, and teaching background—will be teaching a free class Saturdays at 9 a.m. called Cardio Dance Groove, offering a great way for you (and your friends) to enjoy our space while getting your blood moving and your heart pumping.

Katie is also offering a new class Tuesdays at 6 p.m. specifically designed with parents in mind—grownups can come take a fitness class at the same time as their aspiring superstar polers attend Kids Pole Sport, taught by Rori Chacon, a mother and a USPF pole sport regional champion. We’re still in the process of writing our curriculum for an entire kids’ program, so look for a full list of kids’ classes late fall, when we plan to offer kids’ tumbling, yoga and ballet. For more information on the kids’ program and to get a taster of what Kids Pole Sport is all about, come to our Kids Pole Sport open house on Tues., Sept. 4, at 5 p.m.

Our updated schedule is always live at www.kineticartstucson.com. Sign up for classes today.

Thanks for reading, stay tuned for our next email, and keep dancing your art out with us!

Brenna Bean
Kinetic Arts Tucson
Owner/Artistic Director

Kinetic Arts Tucson is a progressive and inclusive pole, dance, and acrobatics studio located in the heart of downtown Tucson. Our cutting-edge aerial programs push the boundaries of dance, art, and fitness as our award-winning, certified teachers passionately bring you the best instruction and opportunities in the industry, helping you boost your wellbeing while having fun.

We offer a wide range of recreational and competitive classes in a variety of disciplines for adults and children alike … and for those who love the spotlight, our spacious studio doubles as a performance venue. We regularly host community events giving local artists, musicians and dancers—like you—a chance to shine.

So if you’re searching for an effective workout, a creative outlet, or just a new experience, come on in. Our friendly staff and encouraging group of students form a fitness family waiting to help make it happen.