Bad Azz Workshops!

Bad Azz‘s Futuristic Liquid Flow and Pole Workshop

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (90 min)
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)
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.

Carmine Black Workshops

FlowWork (LowFlow)

Saturday, March 18, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (90 min)
All Levels

This workshop will focus on Carmine’s signature transitions and flow. We will explore elements of low flow, while creating innovative ways to dance on and off the pole. This workshop focuses on floor to pole transitions, spins, playing with momentum, and pirouette variations.

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


Saturday, March 18, 2017
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm (90 min)
Low intermediate and up

Strap on those stilettos, and lace up that g-string. It’s time to release that inner ratchet on the dance floor. Learn movement that will explore both exotic and erotic sequences; where you will twist, turn, and twerk up and down the pole. Make sure to have leg warmers, knee pads on hand. Heels are encouraged and recommended.

Melissa Schrader Workshop

“Connect The Dots”- Show Stopping Transitions Workshop

Saturday, February 18th, 2017
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (90 min)
Mixed Level

You have those favorite pole moves down. Now learn how to connect them though innovative pole transitions! Learn show stopping, jaw dropping ways to flow between your favorite pole moves, making the crowd stop and ask “Whoa! What was that?!” Creativity in your transitions is what brings the “WOW” factor to any pole routine. You will learn dynamic static rotation, drops, rolls and base work tricks in this workshop. Exotic style and new variations added to fundamental moves, breathing new life into them. All levels welcome, advancements and modification options given for all combos.

* Please wear shorts and knee pads, heels or socks to slide and glide.

Kenneth Kao Pole Ninja Workshops

Pole-kour: Bails, Tricks, and Jumps Workshop

Saturday, October 1, 2016
1 pm – 2:30 pm (90 min)
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)
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.


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.

Marlo Fisken Workshops

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Pole Flow® Workshop

Friday, September 30, 2016: 1 pm – 2:30 pm (90 min)
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

Signature Moves Workshop

Friday, September 30, 2016: 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm (90 min)
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.


Marlo teaches workshops and certifications all over the world, full-time; she draws on 25 years of dance and 15 years of teaching to create unique, high-energy class experiences. She is known for her detailed eye for alignment and movement quality, but is better known for her fantastic playlists and her desire to inspire playful movement in people of all ages.

She has presented at fitness conventions such as ECA, IDEA, The South Beach International Festival, and Festival de Fitness in Rome. She is certified many times over (ACE, AFAA, NSCA, Kane school), and is a graduate of Leslie Kaminoff’s Anatomy of Yoga Advanced Study course. Marlo also holds a degree in Anthropology from the University of Miami because she believes that, “Understanding what it means to be human is grounding, and incredibly important.” Plus, she loves spending time around other primates, since she too has very long arms.

Between planes, trains, buses, poles, floors, stages and studios, she splits her time in New York City (where her apparel line is manufactured) and Boulder, Colorado (where she hangs with her love, drinks kombucha, and experiences nature). She loves walking everywhere in minimalistic shoes, (which is great, because she let her driver’s license expire after living in New York for 10 years), crafting reasons to wear costumes and fostering creativity.

BadAzz Workshop

BadAzz Tricks & Transitions POLE Workshop

Sunday, June 12, 2016
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
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
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
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!