Bad Azz Workshops!

Bad Azz‘s Futuristic Liquid Flow and Pole Workshop

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (90 min)
$60
All Levels

This class 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, Bad Azz’s Futuristic Liquid Flow is a great way to conquer shyness moving around the pole, improve your inner sexy self-confidence, increased flexibility, and more importantly build your vixen alter ego. Video footage of the material taught will be provided.

Bad Azz Tricksters Workshop

7:45 pm – 9:15 pm (90 min)
$60
Intermediate – Advanced

Learn Bad Azz’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 Bad Azz will be demonstrating his top Bad Azz 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. Come learn these Bad Azz tricks the right way, from the original Bad Azz himself! Video footage of the material taught will be provided.

Posing for Pole: Prep for Pole Shoots with Michelle Mynx Workshop

Posing for Pole: Prep for Pole Shoots with Michelle Mynx Workshop

Sunday, February 26, 2017
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm (90 min)
$30
All Levels

With our Pole Portraits with Insominiac Studios in mind, I am offering this posing workshop specifically geared toward photo shoots on Pole. This workshop is open to all pole dancers, whether you are signed up for the portrait sessions or not, though we do have spots available for that as well!

Pole shoots can be much more challenging than some may expect. In this workshop i will share with you some general tips for posing on pole and also help you find the best shapes and angles for you as an individual.

I suggest thinking it over and making a list of tricks you would hope to be photographed in. Think of the things you are strongest and most comfortable with, the things you can hold confidently for at least a few seconds, and the things you can maintain a relaxed face or smile with. Remember this is the time to use those beautiful shapes you just can’t seem to find the perfect transition for.

Bring any costume pieces you would like to wear and any ideas you may have for your specific vision.

Kenneth Kao Pole Ninja Workshops

Pole-kour: Bails, Tricks, and Jumps Workshop

Saturday, October 1, 2016
1 pm – 2:30 pm (90 min)
$50
Intermediate and Up

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).

Easy Can Look Hard Workshop

Saturday, October 1, 2016
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm (90 min)
$50
Intermediate and Up

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.

Bio

Dr. Ken is the 2014 Men’s Pro US National Pole Championship Silver Medalist, 2014 Pacific Men’s Pro Champion, recipient of the 2013 Pole Expo Pole Classic second-place and People’s Choice Award, 5th place finalist in the 2014 World Pole Cup in Brazil, amongst UPA’s 2013 Top 20 Poler’s Choice Awards, and nominee for “Most Inspiring Performer” by the 2014 PWN Awards. He is best known for being the first performer to jump between two chrome poles spaced 8 feet apart in competition venue.

He is a Master Instructor at Vertical Fusion, located in Boulder, Colorado, graduate and editor of the elevatED pole and flexibility instructor course, AMP Parkour Coaching Certified instructor at APEX Movement Parkour Gym. He runs the online pole tutorial series, “Doctor Ken’s Pole Ninja Tutorials” on YouTube, and has appeared twice in Ninja Warrior, interviewed with several news segments both nationally and internationally due to his unique perspective as both a Chiropractor and athlete.

As a Chiropractor, he is the owner and doctor of Vital Balance Chiropractic, LLC, where he specializes in athletes and trauma. Considered Parkour’s Official Chiropractor by Mark Toorock of American Parkour, Ken has worked with several famous traceurs such as Brian Orosco and Levi Meeuwenberg, and he is frequently invited to speak around the country. He is APEX Movement’s Pro-Team Doctor.

Ken’s diverse background gives him specific and unique perspectives when teaching pole, and he believes that with the right progressions, anything the mind can imagine, the body can do.

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.

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!

Marlo Fisken Workshops

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Floor Flow®

Sunday, April 19, 2015
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, $45, All Levels

Whether in the air or on the ground, fluidity is the mastery of weight transfer. This workshop will explore unconventional floor transitions that allow you to create innovative and unpredictable groundwork sequences. Open to all levels.

**Layers are HIGHLY suggested (pants, short sleeves and legwarmers or socks). Your back, shoulders, legs, ankles and knees should be covered. Knee pads are optional.

Pole Flow®

Sunday, April 19, 2015
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, $55, All Levels

When your movement, awareness and rhythm merge, you start to Flow. This all levels pole workshop will focus on connecting combinations of spins to seamless, always-moving floor work.

*Pants are recommended.

Pole Flow® Signature Moves

Sunday, April 19, 2015
6:45 pm – 8:15 pm, $55, Intermediate – Advanced

Learn Marlo’s favorite spin and static creations. This workshop includes a variety of spins, climbs, holds, transitions, drops, and unique sequences. Appropriate for intermediate-advanced dancers.

WTF… Work The Floor

Sunday, April 19, 2015
8:30 pm – 10:00 pm, $45, All Levels

In this workshop, you will learn both creative urban-contemporary and sexy-acrobatic floor work that will enhance your pole freestyles and performances. Open to all levels.

*Layers are HIGHLY suggested (leggings, legwarmers, knee pads, socks, and a tee-shirt). Your feet and knees must be covered.

Accro Brandon Workshop

Power Pole – Unlock Beast Mode

Saturday, March 7, 2015
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
$55
For Intermediate and Above Students

This class is for intermediate and above students. The ability to climb the pole multiple times is recommended, ability to invert is not necessary although would be helpful.

During this class, we will go through a series of Strength and Conditioning drills and warm up exercises that I use daily to develop my muscles, grips, inversions and tricks that become my pole flow, dance, and routines.

After the warm up series, I open up class to more advanced tricks, dynamic moves and creative combos, transitions and assist students with any maneuvers they may want to learn, see, or need help with.

Torwa Jo "FIYA STARTA" Workshops

Workshop 1: Twerk It!

Saturday, October 18th: 12 noon – 1 pm
$20

Move over Miley! Let us show you how it’s really done. Wiggle, wobble, wine, drop, pop it on a handstand in this fun class for Twerk enthusiasts. New moves and new ways to shake your jelly on with Vertical Joe’s!

Workshop 2: Poppin’ On Da Pole!

Saturday, October 18th: 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
$30

Let’s take our dance skills into the sky as you learn the art of twerkin’ in your pole tricks with our ATL signature aerial poppin’ on da pole moves.

Bio

Torwa Jo “FIYA STARTA” – Xpole Athlete, professional dancer & choreographer, pole historian and “twerk” technician. Torwa Joe, aka Fiya Starta, named for her burning desire to turn everyday women into “pole-a-holics” and for her being “fire/hot” on the pole. She has been featured pole dancing on Lil’ Wayne concert tours, Ludacris performances, The Real Housewives of Atlanta and The Braxton’s Family Values. Fiya Starta is the owner of Vertical Joe’s Fitness Studio, Atlanta’s largest facility for fitness for women, and the creative director of The Sexy Circus pole dance production.