8-Week Performance Prep Course
Class in session! Next session starts Fall 2021
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.
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.
FLY TOGETHER FITNESS
PERFORMANCE PREP COURSE
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!
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)
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 :)
March 3rd, 2021
Topic: Getting started: Goals, performance vs. competition, PSO levels & categories
Reading/ Bring to Class: Bring goals for the course
March 10th, 2021
Topic: Story and content creation
Reading/ Bring to Class: Performance / dance storytelling reading
March 17th, 2021
Topic: Music selection & exploration
Reading/ Bring to Class: Bring potential performance song(s)
Recommended: Music choice finalized
March 24th, 2021
Topic: Foundations of choreography
Reading/ Bring to Class: Components of dance choreography reading
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
April 7th, 2021
Topic: Creative combos and the importance of transitions
Reading/ Bring to Class: Bring combo you love- yours or someone else
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
April 21st, 2021
Topic: Finishing touches (hair, makeup, costume bedazzling, final run throughs?)
Reading/ Bring to Class: Performance costume, hair, & makeup
May 1st, 2021