Aerial Arts, Pole Fitness & Dance, Yoga and Burlesque go hand in hand.... they are art forms that are used to evoke beautiful imagery wherein your body becomes the work of art!!! These forms of dance and art can be used to enhance sensual movements or display pure feats of athleticism.... and even a little of both if that's what you choose and the curriculum for all classes is soundly rooted in Yogic principles to maximize safety. The classes are designed to accommodate all fitness levels, and every level builds on the strength and stamina built in the previous level. Sessions are 4 weeks long, 1.5 hours once a week (total of 6 hours), and $75.
POLE FITNESS & DANCE
Pole Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced... Each level includes both STATIC and SPINNING pole instruction and contains moves taught on and off the pole. Beginner Pole is suitable for ALL beginners and is designed to build the strength and pole experience necessary to comfortably move onto Intermediate and Advanced Pole. Each Level provides new Walks, Pole Moves, Pirouettes, Floor Work and Pole Spins that build on the prior level. Aerial pole moves such as sits, stands, climbs, and knee and elbow holds are introduced in Beginner and Intermediate Pole classes so that when you reach the Advanced level you are conditioned and ready to comfortably invert. Recommended attire: tank tops; stretch pants can be worn, however, shorts are preferred as many moves require skin contact with the pole; heels are acceptable, but, not required, however, socks will be needed if no shoes are worn. Register Spins & Trix... This class will include spins from all of the Grounded levels, as well as some basic trix and sits. Inversions, Floor Work and Walks will not be presented in this class. Recommended attire: tank tops; stretch pants can be worn, however, shorts are preferred as many moves require skin contact with the pole; heels are acceptable, but, not required, however, socks will be needed if no shoes are worn. Register
CHAIR & FLOOR
Chair & Floor Work... This class will build your strength and stamina while teaching beautiful moves on both the chair and floor. Once combined, the movements will create a fluid, visually captivating, artistic and cohesive routine!!! This class is appropriate for all levels. Recommended attire: tank tops; stretch pants or shorts; heels are acceptable, but, not required, however, socks will be needed if no shoes are worn. Register
AERIAL SILKS & LYRA
Aerial Silks & Lyra Beginner & Intermediate... These classes will build the unique foundational move sets, skills, strength, flexibility and balance required for Aerial Silks and Lyra, while also acclimating your body to the unique needs of Aerial Arts. Moves will be taught close to the ground in Beginner levels to ensure each student's safety.
*Silks are long pieces of fabric specially designed to accommodate aerial movements. Recommended attire: stretch pants and a tshirt/tank top are required; jewerly and long finger/toe nails are absolutely prohibited!!
*Lyra is a steel hoop designed to accommodate aerial movements. Recommended attire: some prefer skin contact, so shorts and tank tops would be recommended; others prefer to slide over the hoop, so stretch pants and a snug fitting tshirt would be recommended. Register
Circus Class... Want to do it all, but there's just not enough time in the day? Want to run away and join the circus (or cirque)? Want to stay a kid at heart (and at body)? Then this class is for you!! This class will cover Lyra, Silks, Pole, Pole-Aria, Acro and Hand Balance, with possible forays into Chains and other unique Aerial Apparatus and Doubles Work. Recommended attire: stretch pants, shorts and a tshirt/tank top are required, and sox/legwarmers are recommended; jewerly and long finger/toe nails are absolutely prohibited on silks!! Register
Tribal Bellydance... This is not your mama's bellydance class... this is Tribal Bellydance!!! What's the difference??? If the Goth Scene, Burlesque and Bellydance had a little too much to drink one night and had a sexy party, Tribal Bellydance would be the lovechild!!! So if you like to drip with jewelry, like to wear flowers, feathers and all manner of shiney objects in your hair, like to jingle when you walk, and want to learn a level of muscle control you can barely fathom .... then you have met your bliss!! Recommended attire: long flowing skirts or scarves enhance the experience and visual cues of tribal; a top that allows access to your midriff for visual cues is recommended, but not required; jewelry, belts, or tribal attire is encouraged; no shoes. Register
Burlesque baby!!!!!!... Don't know what Burlesque is?? Well slide on over here and let Dame D'LuXXe tell ya alllllll about it! Burlesque is what started it all... it's the art of the tease... it's whipping your audience up into a frenzy and yet barely showing them anything (at least by today's standards!)... it's about being glamorous and gorgeous and using our womanly wiles in any way we see fit!!!! EVERY SINGLE WOMAN IS BEAUTIFUL... and we've forgotten that... you've been told it's not ok to sway your hips or jiggle when you walk!! Well Girls.. THEY LIED TO YA!!! Not only is it ok... it's what makes us the sexy, curvy, creatures we are ... NOW EMBRACE IT... 'cause we've earned it!!!!!!!!! I am a Burlesque dancer turned Instructor, so come strut, peel, shimmy, shake, bump, grind, twirl and jiggle with me!!!! Recommended attire: Please dress to your personal comfort level, however, long gloves, boas, stockings and general burlesque-y attire is AWESOME!!! Heels are not required, but do make the strutting so much easier; a 2"-5" heel works best. Register
Yoga... Yoga quite literally saved my life over 10 years ago and it has been a passion ever since!! While my primary Yoga training and certification is quite traditional, I don't approach my classes in the traditional sense. We will break down moves and approach them in a way suitable for YOUR body type and personal situation. Every class is different and based solely on the energy of the class and what the students present need most for their bodies that day. We are also not a quiet bunch... we laugh and joke and ask questions... and I LOVE it!!!! That being said, I understand that approach may not suit everyone, so if you do not resonate with the style PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me help you find a class style that you DO resonate with!!! YOGA SAVED MY LIFE AND I'M SURE IT CAN HELP YOU!!!!! Recommended attire: tank tops or tee shirts; stretch/yoga pants or shorts; socks or barefoot. Register
Circus Stretch... is a class based in Yoga, but with a strong focus on the special flexibility and strength needs of the circus artist/performer. Wrist mobility, forward folds, back bends and splits are all critical for the circus artist, so this is a MUST HAVE class for those looking to progress in the circus arts. Recommended attire: tank tops or tee shirts; stretch/yoga pants or shorts; socks or barefoot. Register
Body Balance ... is a class where you will learn all manner of balance: Handstands, Headstands, Forearm Balances, Canes, Standing balances and more! Movement progressions are included in this class which makes it suitable for beginners through advanced balancers. Recommended attire: tank tops and stretch pants/shorts (remember you'll be going upside down so snug fitting clothing will stay in place better); socks or leg warmers are needed. Register
FLIGHT CLUB & TASSEL SOCIETY of SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN
Flight Club & Tassel Society of Southeast Wisconsin (FCSW) is a pole, aerial arts, burlesque and performance based gathering that is open to anyone, at any level, from any geographical area, from any studio (or self taught) where you can come work with your fellow artists in an open, knowledge-exchange, non-competitive, supportive environment. There will be no formal instruction provided …. so instructors will become the students and students will become the instructors!!!!
These events will be hosted at Metamorphosis Arts… but in no way is limited to only students of Meta…. THIS IS FOR EVERYONE FROM EVERYWHERE!!!!! However, there is one rule at Meta that WILL BE FOLLOWED: Once you walk through the door you may not talk negatively about yourself, anyone else, or any other studio!!!!!! If you do, you will be asked to leave!!!!!
This is not an environment to use to intimidate, show off, be arrogant, claim ownership of moves or combinations, or otherwise stir up drama!!! This is for artists and athletes to: find their muse, reignite their passion, work through moves & routines that have been challenging them, refine their moves & routines, receive positive feedback from fellow artists on choreography, learn, share, grow… and most importantly … build a solid performing arts community in our area!!!!! Check schedule
Wanna Get Down With Your Gang... Any reason is a good enough reason to gather the gang and have a PARTY!!!! You can pick one class type or mix and match several types! Wanna bring food and bevies? Yummy...bring it!! Wanna dress up? I say, the more glitter the better!!!!!! Parties require a non-refundable $75 deposit to hold date which comes off the amount due the day of the party.... parties are between 1 1/2 - 2 hours .... and each participant pays $25. Contact me
We are frequently lucky to have workshops taught by Pole Fitness Competition Winners, Professional Aerial Performers and Phenomenal Burlesque Performers from across the U.S. so please check out our "When" page for upcoming events.
ALL CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS are taught by or overseen by a fully insured Master Instructor with over 20 years of dance experience and over 10 years of fitness instruction experience, who is certified in Pole Fitness, 3 Styles of Yoga, Spin, CPR, AED, First Aid, and Spotting & Safety.