Breaking the ICE Series

Breaking the ICE I (LEVEL 1) Beginner

Class Description

Breaking the ICE I or previous pole/dance experience required.
Must be able to invert and climb.

We do NOT promote nudity at Chicago Academy of Pole & Dance. Nothing further than basic under garments (ex. bra, sports-bra, panties, boy shorts, booty shorts, g-string, etc.) are to be revealed in this or any other class.

All strips included in this class can be layered and students can strip to what they are comfortable wearing (2 tank tops, long pants over shorts, t-shirt over tank top, etc.).

Strips included in class by week;
Week 1 – None
Week 2 – Top Strip (Warm Up & Routine)
Week 3 – Bottom Strip (Warm Up & Routine)
Week 4 – Dress Strip (Routine Only)
Week 5 – Top and Bottom Strip (Warm Up & Routine)
Week 6 – Jean Strip (Routine Only)
Week 7 – Button Up Shirt or Zip Up Hoodie Strip (Routine Only)
Week 8 – All or Nothing (Routine Only)

Prerequisites

PREREQUISITE – None required.

Breaking the ICE I is a prerequisite for all other Breaking the ICE classes at Chicago Academy of Pole & Dance. If you have previous pole experience, call the studio to discuss appropriate placement for your skill level.

Class Assignments

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Supplemental Class

Breaking the ICE I can be taken in conjunction with the following classes as drop-in classes or in an unlimited membership to enhance strength, flexibility and to help reinforce what has been learned in the Breaking the ICE I series:

  • ICE-Sculpt – Open Level
  • Melting the ICE I (Beginner/Intermediate Flexibility) 1 hour class
  • ICE-Pole Basics (Beginner Pole) 1.5 hour class
  • Ballet Body Fit – 1 hour class
  • Beginning Ballet – 1 hour class
  • ALL “ICE”ography – 1 hour
  • Basic Body Flow – 1 hour
  • Contortion (Open Level) – 1.5 hour class

Breaking the ICE II (LEVEL 2) Beginner/Intermediate

Class Description

Breaking the ICE II

In this 8-week series students will learn and practice the core foundations of pole dancing while incorporating the sensuality of pole dancing into class. You’ll expand on basic movement by incorporating movement accents, variations of basic movement, and begin to open up and trust your body even more with various strip techniques included throughout the 8 weeks. This 1.5 hour class begins with a stretch and strength focused warm-up that will work your core and condition your body. Each week the warm-up will vary to ensure you are challenged and seeing results. After the warm-up you will spend a portion of class learning pole tricks, such as the Boomerang, Attitude Spin, and explore basic pole combinations while reinforcing basic climbing & inversions. Each week you will learn a new pole trick which you will practice and build on week to week as the series progresses. Pole Exercises to help reinforce previously learned pole tricks are introduced. After the warm-up and pole tricks, you will expand on your choreographed routine by adding accents, beginning to choose your own music, and incorporating strips that will help create and explore more fluid movement. Students may take the Breaking the ICE series multiple times if they choose, to ensure that they are comfortable with the practice before moving forward.

Prerequisites

PREREQUISITE Breaking the ICE I is a prerequisite for this class and other pole and movement classes at Chicago Academy of Pole & Dance. If you have previous pole experience, call the studio to discuss appropriate placement for your skill level.

Class Assignments

Coming Soon…

Supplemental Class

BREAKING THE ICE I

In this eight-week series students will learn and practice the core foundations of pole dancing while being introduced to movement that will help you to open up and trust your body.

This 1.5 hour class begins with a stretch and strength focused warm-up that will work your core and condition your body. Each week the warm-up will vary to ensure you are challenged and seeing results. After the warm-up you will spend a portion of class learning foundation pole tricks, such as the Fireman, Ballet Spin and Reverse Leg Hook, in addition to exploring basic climbs and inversions.

Each week you will learn new pole tricks which you will practice and build on week to week as the series progresses. This will allow you to master the basics before moving on to other pole classes. After the warm-up and pole tricks, you will take everything you’ve learned and work it into a progressive choreographed routine that brings the movement and pole tricks together.

Students may take the Breaking the ICE series multiple times if they choose, to ensure that they are comfortable with the practice before moving forward.

Breaking the ICE II – The Flip Side (LEVEL 3) Intermediate

Class Description

Breaking the ICE II – The Flip Side

In this 8-week series students will continue to enhance the core foundations of pole dancing while incorporating additional elements of sensuality into class. You’ll expand further on movement flow while being introduced to more complex movement variations. This warm-up will work your core and condition your body through increasing the duration and intensity of what you have been working from our previous levels. Each week the warm-up will vary to ensure you are challenged and seeing results. After the warm-up you will spend a portion of class being introduced to various pole exercises to help the flow and uniqueness of the pole tricks you have learned in previous levels. We will begin to incorporate SHOES into our pole & dance time (Yes those 6 inch shoes you have been seeing in the studio, you will finally start using in class). We will teach you to balance, walk, and find your own strut!

Each week you will learn a new pole trick which you will practice and build on week to week as the series progresses including basic spinning combinations, inversions such as the caterpillar, outside leg hang and more. After the warm-up and pole tricks, you will expand on your choreographed routine by adding the LAPDANCE! This element is a great way to enhance your new found expression and language of your body. You will understand the concept of the LAPDANCE chair and how we incorporate this into our classes. The last piece to understanding how it all works and putting it together.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: Completion of Breaking the ICE I (Level 1) & Breaking the ICE II (Level 2) or 4 months + previous pole experience.

Class Assignments

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Supplemental Class

Requirements for class – SHOES (sold at the studio and special orders can be placed through Chicago Academy of Pole & Dance)

Various Strip may be included in this class from previous level.

We DO NOT promote nudity at Chicago Academy of Pole & Dance.

Breaking the ICE III (LEVEL 4) Intermediate/ Advanced

Class Description

Breaking the ICE III

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Breaking the ICE III – The Flip Side (Level 5) Advanced

Class Description

Breaking the ICE III

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Breaking the Ice IV (Level 6) Advanced/Advanced

Class Description

Breaking the ICE III

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