8-Week Performance Prep Course

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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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In this 8-week course you'll be guided through the process of creating a pole fitness performance and/or competition piece - from selecting music and creating a story to polishing the piece and refining stage presence. At the end of the course you'll have the opportunity to share your work via a virtual showcase and/or submit your pieces to a pole competition!


Basic Information

Term: March 3rd - April 21st

Instructors: Jenn and Tamar


Course location: Online

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

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

Price: $195 for all 8 online workshops (membership discounts apply)


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 will feel empowered and have the knowledge 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 :)

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

Course Schedule

Week 1

March 3rd, 2021

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

Reading/ Bring to Class: Bring goals for the course

Week 2

March 10th, 2021

Topic: Story and content creation

Reading/ Bring to Class: Performance / dance storytelling reading

Week 3

March 17th, 2021

Topic: Music selection & exploration

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


Recommended: Music choice finalized

Week 4

March 24th, 2021

Topic: Foundations of choreography

Reading/ Bring to Class: Components of dance choreography reading

Week 5

March 31st, 2021

Topic: To prop, or not to prop?

Reading/ Bring to Class: Bring a portion of your piece


Recommended: Skeleton/ piece mapping completed

Week 6

April 7th, 2021

Topic: Creative combos and the importance of transitions

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

Week 7

April 14th, 2021

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

April 21st, 2021

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

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

Virtual Showcase!

May 1st, 2021