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elevatED - Pole Dance Fitness Level 1

You will learn how to apply training secrets from dance, gymnastics and yoga to your beginner class and 90+ dance movements, strength techniques, floor skills, climbs, dismounts spins and inversions. Additional topics of study include: How to set up a studio for maximum success: design, equipment, and appearance. Legalities and liabilities: client releases, incident reports, insurance information, equipment directories, maintenance forms and more. What you do and say matters: your conduct as an instructor. Cueing through verbal, non-verbal and kinesthetic commands. The anatomy and biomechanics of pole dance fitness. The art of alignment and opposition. How to use anchor points and points of contact. Creating a balanced class plan. How to build a warm-up. Classroom problem solving. The art of progression: how to gradually increase demands on the body for safe and optimal advancement. The role of pre-engagement in strength building and injury prevention. How to guide your students towards creative thinking. Understanding how limb and lever lengths affect the difficulty of pole moves. Working with overweight clients.

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