Workshops

Workshops are held at different studios in the Denver / Boulder area, so please note the location of any workshops that you register for. All pole workshops are held in pole studios with permanently rigged poles, and some of the non-pole workshops are held in a movement studio with lots of open floor space. We have put together a map with all the studio locations for you, and you can always use the Pole Theatre USA Facebook group to coordinate carpooling to workshops.

If you are purchasing multiple workshops, click Add to Cart for the first workshop, then when you are redirected to the cart just click on Workshops in the left sidebar to come back here and add more workshops to your cart.

All workshops are non-refundable, but you can give/sell your spot to a friend if you need to cancel. 

Kenneth Kao – Easy Can Look Hard

Date: Friday, September 1
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Cost: $55
Location: Vertical Fusion, Boulder

Here’s the thing about Acrobatic Pole. It uses momentum and commitment to make things happen. It’s fancy, and often scary, but the truth is that with the right progressions, many moves become easy and safer than you’d think. Contained within this workshop are the flashy moves made simple. These are the crowd pleasers, the dramatic poses, the wow factors. And the best part? This is the actually the stuff that gives you the time to breathe. This is an intermediate level and up workshop.

Kenneth Kao – Pole-kour: Bails, Tricks, and Jumps

Date: Friday, September 1
Time: 7:15pm – 8:45pm
Cost: $55
Location: Vertical Fusion, Boulder

Parkour in pole! Learn the basics of the Parkour landing, cast, lache, and broad jump, and how to adapt these skills to pole. Some fun and exciting momentum based tricks will come from this, and you leave with new certainty in your own safety, giving you the freedom to be fearless when exploring your art. This is a workshop for intermediate levels and up (prereqs: leg hangs, inversions, shoulder mounts).

Michelle Stanek – Spinny Pole Level 2/3

Date: Friday, September 1
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Cost: $60
Location: Rockstar Pole Fitness, Westminster

This is one of Michelle’s most popular classes at Body & Pole. ALL levels love to take this class, but it is geared toward the Intermediate student. You will learn tons of simple shapes, interesting flows and also how to manipulate your speed and create dynamic movement on spin.

Maddie Sparkle – Frou Frou Sexy Pole

Date: Friday, September 1
Time: 7:45pm – 9:15pm
Cost: $65
Location: Rockstar Pole Fitness, Westminster

In this workshop you will learn a choreographed routine with Maddie Sparkle. You will need knee pads or thick legwarmers and stripper heels. This workshop is for all levels with some pole experience.

Michelle Shimmy – Dirty Sexy Floorwork

Date: Saturday, September 2
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Cost: $70
Location: Boulder Spirals, Boulder

Learn how to get down and dirty in the sexiest way with this workshop. Shimmy’s floorwork style is sexy, sensual and acrobatic. Shimmy will teach you the basics of sexy floorwork, and you will learn a fully choreographed routine. Bring leg warmers and heels (maybe even knee pads if your knees are a bit sensitive!). No pole required for this workshop.

Maddie Sparkle – Dance Filthy on the Floor

Date: Saturday, September 2
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Cost: $60
Location: Studio 3sixT, Denver

In this workshop you will need knee pads and stripper heels. You do not need a pole, this routine is pure floorwork. Let’s get filthy on the floor. You will learn various somersaults, rolls, turns and poses all put together into one wicked routine. This workshop is for all levels.

Michelle Shimmy – Signature Tricks & Combos

Date: Sunday, September 3
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $70
Location: Tease Studio, Denver

In this workshop, learn some of Shimmy’s beautiful signature combos and tricks to incorporate into your own performances and training. Shimmy’s signature tricks include unusual grips, flex moves, power moves and plenty of spinning. If you’re not used to using the pole on spinning mode, Shimmy will teach you techniques to control your momentum.

Marlo Fisken – WTF2: Exotic Breakdance Edition

Date: Sunday, September 3
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Cost: $45
Location: Tease Studio, Denver

This workshop is a few steps wilder that WTF…Work the Floor. What would it look like if you could add breakdance-inspired footwork, threading, freezes, and momentum techniques to your sexy floor work? It would looking freaking awesome. Bring your beanie and get ready to learn some next-level floor work. Note: It is super important to cover your shoulders, back, and knees for this class.

Marlo Fisken – Pole Flow® Rotations: the Art of Aerial Spinning on a Static Pole

Date: Sunday, September 3
Time: 12:45pm – 2:15pm
Cost: $55
Location: Tease Studio, Denver

Learn Marlo’s subtle hand, leg, and alignment techniques that can make your aerial transitions flow and rotate. This workshop will provide you with tools to make your static pole deceivingly seamless. Appropriate for intermediate-advanced dancers.

Marion Crampe – Pole Bendy Clinic

Date: Sunday, September 3
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Cost: $60
Location: Boulder Spirals, Boulder

You always dream to get flexy pole moves. This class is The One to reach your goal. During the first part of the session, learn Marion’s technique of contortion and flexibility to improve your pole dancing workout. In second half, put your shorts on and get a chance to try your favorite bendy tricks on the pole. All levels. (The perfect workshop if you’re dreaming of a bendy move, whether it’s a flat Jade or Rainbow Marchenko!)

Marion Crampe – LaCrampe Masterclass

Date: Sunday, September 3
Time: 1:45pm – 3:15pm
Cost: $60
Location: Boulder Spirals, Boulder

Learn and understand a progression of movements and tricks in this very special LaCrampe way. During this session, you will get the tips and techniques to achieve some of the signature and favorite Marion’s combos and moves. Should have good inversions and leg hangs, but Marion will adapt to all levels.

Steven Retchless – Hooker Heels

Date: Sunday, September 3
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Cost: $50
Location: Studio 3sixT, Denver

Hey girl, heyyyyy. It’s all about rolling on the floor with no apologies in your tallest hooker heels. I feel strong, smooth, and sticky-sweet. Let’s crawl across the floor like it’s our job honey. Do a little dance, make a little love, we are getting down on the floor tonight! Rock and RnB will get us in the mood to do what we like to do, anything we want. That’s right, sexy never left so put on something nice, take it off and let’s bump and grind.

Steven Retchless – Femme Pole

Date: Sunday, September 3
Time: 12:45pm – 2:15pm
Cost: $50
Location: Studio 3sixT, Denver

A Signature Class that’s made it’s way all over the world and continues to be Retchless’ favorite to teach. A Dance based Pole class interwoven with tricks and choreography. High Heels, knee pads, small bottoms and tight tops are recommended when invoking your inner diva. Move your hips to the sexiest jams and live out that music video dance break in this class!

Michelle Stanek – Modern-Sexy Fusion

Date: Sunday, September 3
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Cost: $50
Location: Studio 3sixT, Denver

This is Michelle’s signature style. Step outside the proverbial box and bring a contemporary flow to the pole. This workshop will be floor-based (few aerial on-the-pole moves). We will work around the pole using levels – jumps, rolls, spins, etc., taking inspiration from contemporary dance with the requisite dash of sexiness we cannot escape! This class can be offered to all levels, but at least a beginner-level of pole dance skills is preferred. * Wear pants, leg warmers, t-shirt, etc.