Pole Ballet and Contemporary is a class that combines pole dancing with classical ballet and contemporary dance techniques. The class teaches basic principles of those two types of dance while simultaneously the pole is used as a reference point. By combining the aerial exercises that are included in a typical Pole Dance lesson and classical dance techniques, this class aims for a creative, dynamic, artistic result. Each lesson includes warm-up, stretching, strengthening and technique exercises, choreography and recovery time. The performance of a choreography is the purpose of each series of lessons. The lessons are made in such a way, that our purpose is reached through proper warm-up and instruction of the technical details and demands of each choreography. At the end, the choreography should not be only performed correctly, but we should also be able to express our emotions through it. The choreographies are adjusted and personalized for all levels.

While Pole Dance evolves globally, it is apparent that pole dancers’ training on other types of dance doesn’t function simply ancillary, but in most cases becomes essential. The term “Pole Dance” encloses by definition the meaning of dance, therefore it is deemed necessary for the dancer-athlete, besides the proper technical performance of difficult aerial exercises, to be able to master basic dance principles. It is a known fact that classical dance is the basis for any type of dance, offering countless benefits to dancers, like good coordination, balance, plasticity in movement, harmonic transitions, proper lines, flexibility and body control. At the same time, contemporary dance offers many movement choices, helps strengthening and flexibility, improves breathing and stimulates imagination and creativity.

The class is for all levels, from total beginners to advanced pole dancers and in general to any who wishes to improve their movement flow, their body lines and their transitions from one posture to the next. Our movement becomes effortless, we develop our musicality, our dance skills and our expression.

ALL LEVELS. With Lila Anastasopoulou. Duration: 1 hour. Drop in: 10€