Michelle Mynx Academy of Pole Dance Workshops

BadAzz Workshop

BadAzz Tricks & Transitions POLE Workshop

Sunday, June 12, 2016
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
$60
Intermediate – Advanced

Students must be able to execute Butterfly, Gemini, and Scorpio Pole tricks (or Monkey, Griffin, or Seahorse in Mynxanese)

In this motivational workshop, BadAzz will be demonstrating his most popular BadAzz signature moves and combinations on static pole. Participants will have a chance to thread all the tricks learned in class to aid in your own future flows. Come learn these BadAzz tricks the right way, from the original BadAzz himself!

Bad Azz Workshop

Exotic FlowOgraphy

Saturday, June 11, 2016
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
$50
All Levels (Dance Class NON POLE)

This sexy off the pole movement class provides a tantalizing, slow, rhythmic & provocative choreography that flows cohesively and melts to the melodies which allows you to exude confidence, sensuality, and master musicality. You’ll gain an arsenal of new floor work and transitional moves plus fluid combos including sexy core building body movements.

Danielle Romano Workshop

The Beginning and The End : A Sovereign State Movement Trip

Thursday, March 10, 2016, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, $75
All Levels

Humans have been telling stories for centuries to keep present what they held most interesting, mysterious, or precious to them. It is in our nature to dramatize and enhance fact or fiction for memory’s sake; pole is no different. The next 3 hours will be devoted to exploring drama, comedy, and story presentation through movement, building key elements to develop presence, with students ultimately developing and presenting a short aerial/ground based story. Character preparation, tonal expression, mood setting, and thought building will be some of the topics discussed and explored through worksheets and partner exercises. This class is recommended for performers and those who want to develop their artistic vision on any apparatus

Danielle Romano Workshop

The Power Spirit : A Sovereign State Movement Trip

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm, $45
All Levels

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi

It has been said that true power comes from within, but WHERE exactly is this place and how does one access it for pole work? The next 2 hours will help one define sources of power, fresh movement, and honest performance commitment waiting within their own psyche. This workshop will blend energetic meditation, sports psychology, with intricate floor work sections into a super-power soup that will inspire, encourage, and support each participant. Sections of movement work and meditation are by inspired by and based upon Leandro Silva and his very own dance method, the “Silva Technique”, as well as the Japanese art of Butoh. These sequences will foster and build each student’s capability to connect to floor work in a more fulfilling, dominant, and captivating way. Pole work will be an extension of surface travel movement (i.e., jumps, leaps, flips,etc). No pole dancing experience required but knowledge is considered helpful. Participants are encouraged to wear clothing or bring any items that evoke a sense of bad-ass attitude, rebellion, and/or inner strength. This IS a beginner/intermediate level class although the ability to execute a floor based invert (headstand, handstand, cartwheel, etc) with CONTROL would be helpful. Level can be adjusted for more advanced student knowledge base.

Michelle Mynx Workshop

The Sexy Side with Michelle Mynx

February 6, 2016
$25
All Levels

Learn the art of strip tease, erotic floor work, and seductive lap dancing from one of the most experienced and passionate in the field. Let the seductress in you out! No matter what your style and personality, Michelle will teach you the fundamentals of these skills while celebrating your personal assets.

This class is open to all genders, but is taught from a fierce and feminine perspective.

Dress in comfortable layers and bring extra pieces for stripping, such as stockings, bras, heels, and anything else you’d like to learn to take off!

Bunni Thompson Workshops

Sexy Acro Chair Workshop

Sunday, October 18, 2015
11:00 am – 12:30 pm, $40
All Levels – No pole experience necessary

Balance, Twirl, Elevate and Extend in a variety of positions in this class! This Sexy Chair Class solely focuses on chair and lapdance tricks that are guaranteed to entertain and arouse who ever is watching when you whip them out!!!

Asselations Workshop

Sunday, October 18, 2015
12:45 pm – 2:15 pm, $40
All Levels – No pole experience necessary

Create your own booty tassels then learn how to use them in this unique class fused around burlesque dance and Atlanta style twerk technique. Wear cheeky shorts, fishnets, pumps and be ready to shake your assels!

Bio

Megan “Bunni” Thompson began her dance training at the age of eight. She continued to study dance throughout her childhood and teen years and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Dance and Choreography. She has worked with many world-renowned choreographers such as Robert Battle, Jawole Zollar, and Tania Isaac. When she lost her mother to cancer it was dance that got her through it. Her dance became a visual journal that allowed her to cope with life’s challenges and express herself through movement.

Bunni discovered pole dance when she began training for pole competitions with Vertical Joe’s Pole Fitness Studio. She had an interest in pole dancing because she loved the self –expression of the movement and that it had a sensual side that was powered by strength based moves. She started pole dancing because she wanted to challenge herself with another dance form.

She currently teaches at Vertical Joe’s Fitness. Bunni specializes in workshops that are focused on flexibility, dance & fitness classes with an emphasis on creating beautiful lines and building core strength, self-confidence and expression. She hopes to continue to travel and share her passion for dance through pole dancing with amazing people around the world.

Karol Helms Workshop

Karol’s Signature Tricks & Transitions Workshop

Sunday, October 18, 2015, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm, $60
Intermediate – Advanced

Anyone who is already executing inverted moves such as superman, shoulder mounts, leg hangs, etc. is welcome to sign up for this class. This one if for all of you wanting to learn Karol’s techniques for the most amazing tricks, combos, and unique transitions!! Some of the moves covered in this workshop are: Rolling Invert, Side Climb transitions, Superman Fall, Holly Drop, Layback Transitions, etc. Karol will help you concentrate on perfecting your technique with each move, learning correct grips for various moves and flowing into the move while dancing with the music.

Bio

As a pioneer in the early days of the pole fitness movement, which gained momentum mainly on YouTube, Karol gained popularity by sharing her training progress through her own videos as well as inspiring and encouraging others to find their own pole prowess. Karol’s pole dancing obsession began in 2006 when she purchased an X-Pole and began self teaching herself and helping others through videos on YouTube. She started competing in 2008 and currently holds the titles of Charlotte’s Poleapalooza 2008, USPDF East Coast Champ 2009, USPDF Miss Sexy 2010, and 3rd Place in USPDF 2012 Pro Championships.

Now as an official X-Pole sponsored athlete, Brand Director of the Pole Fit line by Bad Kitty, and Glitter Heels Pole Idol, Karol loves being able to travel around the world and connect with her fans, performing in some of the most amazing Pole showcases, and visiting countless studios teaching others to find confidence and strength through the art of pole dance.

Roz Mays Workshop

Build Your Stage Confidence Workshop

Saturday, October 17, 2015, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, $35
All Levels, Beginner – Advanced

Take a break from herculean tricks and work on building your stage persona. Travel beyond your comfort zone and learn how to intoxicate the audience with your personal style. We’ll experiment with tempo, eye contact, posture and moving with intent. Students will have the option of closing the class with a solo freestyle to their favorite song!

On deck for this workshop:
– Write about your performance goals
– Warm up
– Thoughtful entrances
– Hand, foot and eye placement (basic spins & climbs)
– Speed it up, slow it down (a simple combo of 3 moves done at different speeds)
– Put it all together!
– Shout outs & cool down

* ALL body types welcome
* Target audience: (1) novice students with little performance experience, and (2) stage veterans looking to polish their craft
* Required pole skills: basic spins and climbs (beginners welcome!)

Bio

NASM certified Roz “The Diva” Mays has dedicated many late nights at the gym to becoming a stronger and healthier athlete. Pole dancing is her sport of choice to teach, followed by TRX, strength & conditioning, flexibility and personal training. Among her finest contributions to the pole world has been creating Dangerous Curves: A Celebration of Plus Size Pole Dancers . Her talents have lead to a SAG membership for professional stunt work in Law and Order: SVU, The Big C and an Adam Sandler movie. She loves to teach obnoxiously loud classes at Body & Pole and Crunch in New York City. Recently, she was a featured performer on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Season 10. When she isn’t half naked and sweaty, Diva’s usual making pancakes with Beyonce.

Karol Helms Workshop

Karol’s Unique Dance & Transitions Workshop

Saturday, October 17, 2015, 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm, $50
All Levels, Beginner – Advanced

Is your prancin’ and dancin’ lackin’? Learn unique ways to approach your transitions and dancing around the pole. This one is perfect for all those newbies, as well as the seasoned polers who may be bored with the same old song and dance. Karol will teach you simple, yet beautiful dance transitions around the pole to use in your routines and free dances. Learn various ways to transition smoothly from the pole to the floor to execute fabulous floor moves, then learn interesting ways to transition back to the pole from the floor.

BadAzz Workshops

Futuristic Liquid Flow & Pole Workshop

Sunday, August 2, 2015
4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
All Levels, Beginner – Advanced

BadAzz’s Futuristic Liquid Flow and Pole Workshop will have you empowered and set for success, leaving you embracing a stronger sexy self-confident version of yourself! In this fun workshop you will learn a sexy arsenal of new floor and transitional moves including core building body movements that will help you release your inner diva. Not only will you work your core and muscle strength, BadAzz’s Futuristic Liquid Flow is a great way to conquer shyness moving around the pole, improve your inner sexy self-confidence, increased flexibility, and most importantly build your vixen alter ego.

BadAzz Tricksters Workshop

Sunday, August 2, 2015
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Intermediate – Advanced

Learn BadAzz’s famous unique signature tricks by syncing them into your own dance routine, leaving your audience and fans in awe and amazement. In this motivational and inspirational hour and a half workshop BadAzz will be demonstrating his top 5 BadAzz signature moves and combinations on static & spinning poles. Guaranteed to impress and wow everyone from beginners to professionals, this intermediate-advanced workshop will have you walking away feeling empowered, taking your pole routine skill set to the next level. This Tricksters Workshop will begin with a warm-up routine, leading into pole tricks and transitions into BadAzz Signature moves. The closing of the workshop will be putting all the moves together and dancing full out to a hot BadAzz song, followed by a cool down session. Come learn these BadAzz tricks the right way, from the original BadAzz himself!