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SpeakEasy Noir: Pole Initiation (Baltimore Pole Dance)

October 7, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

"Baltimore Pole Dance Class" -

Pole Initiation is our signature SpeakEasy Noir pole class. In this class, we explore your relationship with the pole as an apparatus whether it’s your first pole class or you’ve been doing it for a while.

Our pole dance program is a method of instruction focused on fluidity, musicality, and intention. Pole classes are structured around sequences and theatrical prompts which also include movement on and around the pole, floor work, transitions, and spins.

PLEASE NOTE: Spacing is EXTREMELY LIMITED. For the month of August, we will only allow 4 students to sign up for class. If you have a quarantine buddy/roommate/spouse/lover/bestie/ friend who you want to take the class with, you two can share the pole bringing the total possible class size for right now to 8 people at most. Sharing the pole with someone from your pod, doesn’t take away from your experience of the class, nor your pole time. Our classes are 90 minutes. (After one of you register to secure the spot, please call the studio to have your pole buddy sign up as your dance partner.)

More About the Class: In Pole Initiation, you will begin to learn basic pole moves, spins, transitions, and skills while beginning the preparatory conditioning for climbs and inverts. This class is accessible to everyone. More experienced movers are always welcomed to polish their technical & foundational skills and focus on nuanced areas of growth. As each class includes movement sequences and exploratory prompts, all levels of pole experience will be challenged. Inverting and Aerial Tricks are NOT ALLOWED in Pole Initiation.

SpeakEasy Noir is a sensual movement experience & an immersive mind-body wellness practice. We explore Power, Pleasure & Play through erotic movement and emotional expression.

What To Bring: Yoga Mat. Pole Grip. Sweat towel. Water.

Class attire should be comfortable, sensual, and layered. Throughout the class, we incorporate our clothing into our movement. Tanks/Short Sleeve shirts & shorts or cropped pants that can be rolled to expose the back of your knees. Exposed skin is helpful for gripping the pole. You can wear your favorite intimates and lingerie, athleisure wear, yoga wear, or full costumes. Bring options. Please also consider bringing kneepads and leg warmers. Approved dance heels welcome (no stilettos or streetwear) or bare feet. Please refrain from using body lotions or oils prior to class. Please remove jewelry.

COVID Updates: Please wear Face Masks as required by the city of Baltimore and the CDC.

Advancing to Pole Flow dance classes require either completing 4 Pole Initiations and/or approval from the instructor.

Drop-In classes at $30, though Movement Lab has new student offers, packages, and memberships too.


October 7, 2020
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
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Movement Lab
Baltimore, MD


Shay Au Lait
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