Class Descriptions

Kinetic Arts Tucson Class Descriptions

At Kinetic Arts Tucson we pride ourselves on our wide variety of cutting-edge classes and convenient timetables. Below, you’ll find our current lineup. Take a look and see what sparks your interest! Ready to start but a little unsure which classes to choose? We got you! Shoot us a message through our Facebook or Instagram accounts, or email us at: [email protected] and we’ll chat. Happy training!

Pole FUNdamentals (Intro to Pole)

Dare to be bold, embark on a journey of self-discovery, build strength … and have fun! This introduction to pole is designed for true newcomers to the sport. Never touched a pole? No problem—we all have to start somewhere. Be ready for some cardio, strength training, flexibility work, and of course, pole! At Kinetic Arts, we recommend that everyone start with at least a couple of Pole Fundamental classes. Mastering the fundamentals builds a strong foundation for all dances to build upon. Even if you have some previous pole experience, our Pole Fundamentals can still help you level up in Pole 1 & 2 classes.

That said, some people with previous pole/yoga/dance/fitness experience are able to jump into our classes without attending Pole Fundamentals. We encourage everyone to challenge themselves while striving to firmly gain the knowledge necessary to grow strong in the art of pole! Pole Fundamentals is offered three times a week, click here to reference our class schedule and book your classes today!

Pole Crush (Pole 1 & 2)

So you’ve decided you have a crush on the pole. Don’t worry, it happens—in fact, we think you’d better let it blossom. This class is designed to make you comfortable in your developing relationship with yourself, your body, the pole, and the way they all go together. We’ll dive into what you’ve learned in our Pole Fundamentals (intro) classes and start perfecting the basics.

By mastering simple spins and sequences, as well as improving strength and flexibility, we’ll begin taking the training steps necessary to get more difficult moves, like inversions and handstands.

Combo Nation (Pole 2)

In this class we work on combos, holds, climbs, and sequences that blend multilevel pole skills. We combine floor work, spin work and combos to create an endurance and strength workout that will build you up to propel you to the next level.

Not sure if you are at Pole Level 2? Come to Pole Crush and let the instructor know that you would like to train and be tested so your level can be determined. It is preferred that students graduate from Pole Level 1 skills before attending our Combo Nation Level 2 Pole class.

Flirty Flow (Level 1 & 2)

In this class we’ll focus on fluidity and sensuality, working on moving smoothly, slowly (when appropriate!) and seamlessly between poses and treating transitions as integral parts of our dance. Flirty Flow usually involves much more floorwork than our other classes, so bring knee pads if you have them. No kneepads? No problem—we have some to loan.

It’s a Level 1/2 class with pole moves planned accordingly …but (relatively) simple tricks don’t always mean easy! That said, of course, we’ll help you with any obstacles you may run into—and if you sometimes feel awkward “dancing sexy,” we’ll help you with that, too! In fact, if that’s ever the case, definitely challenge you to give this class a try.

Heels are encouraged …we do love our dramatic drops and heel clacks! But they’re totally optional: Sensual and flowy does not require towering stilettoes. If you don’t want to wear heels, just bring some leg warmers and/or make sure you’re wearing socks so you can slide around on the floor with us. (Half-socks that bare your ankles, or socks that can be folded down, are ideal in case you need to climb.)

Since Flirty Flow has a sensual aesthetic and we want everyone to feel as free and comfortable as possible, this is an 18+ class. It’s also one of our few classes that we almost always incorporate some choreography we can all do together, without restricting your unique, individual style. (Take away your flare? We wouldn’t dare!)

Technique Class (Level 2)

Technique Class, formally known as Pole Sport, focuses on the ‘sporty’ side of pole. Classes begin with a fun, high-energy warm-up to get your blood flowing, followed by creative conditioning exercises that utilize your own body weight, the pole and/or aerial hoop. 

The bulk of the class will be spent learning cool tricks with good technique. Once benchmark skills are mastered, we will link them together into beautiful sequences. Practice makes progress—and Pole Sport students will be nurtured and encouraged on the path to reaching their #polegoals! 

This is a great class for Moms of Teens/Tweens to take together. Anyone 10-years and up who trains at Level 2 or above is welcome! 

Polegraphy (All Levels)

Introducing our newest class! Polography will nurture and develop the stage performer in all of us. It focuses on dance choreography, movement, and technique while transitioning between pole combinations. Polography is a great workout that gives students the poise and stage presence to perform pole dance choreography with confidence.

Polegraphy is intended to be the ultimate TGIF workout!! Come and sweat off the work week and get ready for the weekend! Train with us and you will definitely leave ready for whatever you are looking forward to – whether that’s a Netflix and Chill or going out on the town kind of evening.

Flexuality (All Levels)

Our Flexuality class is for students of all levels so everyone can learn about what flexibility does for polers—and how great it feels in general. Through active and passive stretches, as well as floor and pole stretches, we’ll work on our backs, shoulders, wrists, and other body parts—including, of course, our legs. Once we’re feeling thoroughly limber, we’ll take it to the pole for some moves and poses that utilize and show off our bendiness.

Lyra (Aerial Hoop)

Lyra, also known as an Aerial hoop, is a suspended metal ring used to create beautiful shapes, transitions, and aerial movement. In this class, you will learn basic handgrips and mounting. You will learn various balances, beginner’s poses and spinning moves in and around the hoop. This is a great class for students who want to learn a new apparatus. Training on multiple apparatuses helps the student to build strength in new ways. No previous experience necessary.

Open Pole / Open Studio

During Open Pole / open studio on Sunday’s and Friday’s, registered students are invited to use our beautiful studio. The poles, mirrors, tumbling floor and other amenities are available to practice tricks and combos, rehearse a routine, dance your heart out, or just play. This is supervised time with no instruction, however, a Kinetic Arts staff member is always happy to spot you, help you practice or land trick and chat about aerial arts. Students who are training on the lyra are also invited to practice on either of our two hoops,

Advanced Open Pole / Competition Training

Need some time to perfect a competition routine, performance piece, or work on that fancy trick? Our Advanced Open Pole / Comp Training is a time for students to create, share, and rehearse without the structure of a formal class. Warm-up, stretching, and cool down are done individually, but an instructor is always there to lend a helping hand, provide a spot, or bounce ideas if you need.

Not training for a competition or quite advanced yet but still want to attend a more free-form session at Kinetic Arts? No problem, we also host Open Pole on Friday’s and Free Play on Sunday’s. Please reference our schedule for the times.

Fitness, Conditioning & Tumbling Classes

Gymnastics Tumbling

Tumbling classes concentrate on strength, flexibility, and coordination development, which will enhance other Kinetic Arts skills related to pole and lyra. We focus on skill progression which enhances fluid movements from one skill to the next. Participants will safely learn proper techniques for basic floor gymnastics tumbling.

Aerial Conditioning

Build strength with this conditioning workout for pole and aerial fitness using your own body weight and light hand weights. Gain confidence while burning calories with this full-body workout. Besides helping you in your aerial journey, this conditioning class will also help you improve your overall fitness level.

Parents, this class is for you… Let the kiddos take Youth Pole Sport from 5:00-6:00 p.m. and stay for Aerial Conditioning from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Kids are welcome to hang out in our large communal area, we have some games available, coloring books and WiFi. Contact us at: [email protected] if you have any questions about bringing kids to our studio while you attend classes.

Aerial Conditioning class at Kinetic Arts Tucson is an all-levels fitness class designed for both aerial performers and those who enjoy floor workouts in a group setting.