8-Week Performance Prep Course

*Note: Our course is currently in session – if you are interested in a future session, let us know so we can plan accordingly!


This course has helped me break down choreography in a way that feels manageable! Even though I had competed and performed before, I never seemed to figure out how to complete the process without stress. This course has helped me figure out ways to enjoy the experience of crafting a routine and has given me tools to manage the large task of creating a piece.

– Rachel

I came into pole with no dance or performance experience and this course helped me grow my flow so much. I have learned how to express myself better, build a piece, and it helped create community around something I found overwhelming and scary on my own.

– Astrid

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This 8-week course will guide you through the process of creating pole fitness performances and/or competition pieces, from selecting music and creating a story to polishing the piece and refining stage presence. Following the course, you will have the opportunity to share your work via a virtual showcase and/or submit your pieces to a pole competition. 


Basic Information

Term: September 2nd - October 21st

Instructors: Jenn and Alicia; Guest instructors include Fly Together Fitness staff members


Course location: Online

Course hours: Wednesdays , 7pm- 8:15pm

*Additional training/filming slots available at the Fly Together Fitness studio*

Price: $150 for all 8 online workshops


Course Objectives

Each class will focus on one theoretical aspect of your performance, followed by guided practice time to allow you to compose your piece using the topics covered thus far and receive feedback.


At the conclusion of the course, you will have a fully choreographed piece and should feel empowered and have the knowledge needed to independently compose future performances and competition routines. 


Required Student Resources

Ability to access Zoom calls and share video during class. Home pole recommended but not required as students may participate using furniture and other items at home. 

Evaluation Procedures and Grading Criteria
This course is pass/fail, with all students passing who learn something new and have fun :)

Looking for some inspiration? You can find performances from some of your Fly Together instructors on our YouTube channel!

Course Schedule

Week 1

September 2nd, 2020

Topic: Getting started: Goals, performance vs. competition, PSO levels & categories

Reading/ Bring to Class: Bring goals for the course

Week 2

September 9th, 2020

Topic: Story and content creation

Reading/ Bring to Class: Performance / dance storytelling reading

Week 3

September 16th, 2020

Topic: Music selection & exploration

Reading/ Bring to Class: Bring potential performance song(s)


Recommended: Music choice finalized

Week 4

September 23rd, 2020

Topic: Foundations of choreography

Reading/ Bring to Class: Components of dance choreography reading

Week 5

September 30th, 2020

Topic: To prop, or not to prop?

Reading/ Bring to Class: Bring 1-3 props for in-class activity


Recommended: Skeleton/ piece mapping completed

Week 6

October 7th, 2020

Topic: Creative combos and the importance of transitions

Reading/ Bring to Class: Bring combo you love- yours or someone else

Week 7

October 14th, 2020

Topic: Polishing your piece – microbends, toe points & all the things you love to hate!

Reading/ Bring to Class: Reading on toe points


Recommended: Piece 95% complete

Week 8

October 21st, 2020

Topic: Finishing touches (hair, makeup, costume bedazzling, final run throughs?)

Reading/ Bring to Class: Performance costume, hair, & makeup

Virtual Showcase!

October 31st, 2020

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