Pole Dancing Classes

Pole Dancing Classes

Start Enjoying your Workouts, Feel Sexy and Get Results!

Whether you are looking to lose weight, tone up build confidence, compete or feel sexy pole dancing will give you all of the above!

pole dancerAt Cherry Blossom Studio we offer a variety of Pole Fitness, Pole Dancing, Exotic Dance and Fitness classes to flourish you into an all around pole dancer. No fitness or dance experience is necessary although it will help we will teach you all you need to know to get your flow on😉

Cherry Blossom Studio is Ottawa’s hottest pole studio focussing on helping students achieve their pole goals whether it be to perform in one of our exclusive shows at The Bourbon Room, Compete in Competitions or to simply do it for fun and fitness. Our studio welcomes students of all shapes, sizes and ages.

We always get asked what happens in our pole classes, so here is a break down comparing our classes so you know what to expect🙃

Below is a breakdown of classes and sessions that we offer:

Pole Teasers

This is the perfect class to start with as it will give you the how to Pole Dance 101 with floor work, transitions and spins in a 45 minute intro class.

Pole Level 1-6

Pole Level 1 & 2 are both 6-week courses starting at level 3 you stay in the level until the instructor gives you the okay to move to the next because after level 3 we teach way more moves, conditioning and combos. Our instructors know our students well and we plan our classes according to our students strengths and weekness’ so expect to get creme de la creme treatment and instruction as our instructors tailor certain aspects of our classes just for you!

Exotic Dance

This class is great if you need help working on routines, building them or need help working on your flow. With a new routine each week and two different instructors with different styles you will be learning from the best! Make sure to bring you favourite pole dancing heels as we spin and flow. We recommend taking Pole Level 1 before this class so you know all of the spins and we can focus on the routine and flow.

Our friendly staff and inviting studio hope to see you soon at Cherry Blossom Studio!

 

 

Afternoon Yoga Classes

Afternoon Yoga Classes

Afternoon Yoga Classes are here at Cherry Blossom Studio!

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Get 6 Fitness classes for $10 off by entering discount code YOGAFIT at checkout

Join Kassandra on your mat for the perfect way to start off your weekend with some afternoon yoga classes at Cherry Blossom Studio. Kassandra is best known for her online classes Yoga with Kassandra on YouTube with over 60 000 subscribers. We are so happy to be offering classes with Kassandra at the studio!

Kassandra offers a weekly Friday at 12pm class at Cherry Blossom Studio.Strengthen your core and increase your flexibility with Kassandra’s NEW hour long afternoon yoga flow class! Yoga is a fantastic way to compliment other forms of movement like Pole and Aerial and it’s wonderful for anyone who just wants to get a good workout while relieving stress. A flow class will teach you how to move with your breath while improving your strength, balance and overall flexibility.

Register today for our afternoon Yoga Classes!

Stay tuned for an upcoming inversions workshop with Kassandra at the end of the month! If you are working on headstands, handstand and forearms stands this is a workshop you don’t want to miss!

Pole Dancing Heel Styles

Pole Dancing Heel Styles

Check out our newest Pole Dancing Heel Styles in our Online Boutique

We add new styles of pole dancing heels to our online boutique regularly. But here are are latest reviews of our new styles go pole dancing shoes. Cherry Blossom Studio offer heels from 5 inch to 10 inch! What other workout do you get to wear all of these beautiful heels in? This is makes it okay to spurge on heels since they are doing your body good🙃

Below are our thoughts of heel height and things to think about when choosing a shoe style that is right for you. Most dancers have a few different styles on hand so they don’t wear down there favourite shoes quickly. Usually professional pole dancers purchase a new pair each month since we are very rough on our heels. Proper care is needed such as proper cleaning and of course gluing. We recommend cutting the tip of the toe sole with an exit knife so it does pull open and so your shoes don’t talk.

5 inch heels

5 inch heels

5 inch heels

These heels are most popular amongst fitness and figure models for competitions.

 

 

6 inch heels

6 inch heels

6 inch heels

Baby Steps! These have a low platform and a higher arch. Even though they seem like a more comfortable option, we find the comfort starts at 7 inches 😂

 

 

7 inch heels

7 inch heels

7 inch heels

Welcome to your newest addiction! These heels are the most popular! They are heel clack worthy, more comfortable because of a higher platform and not as much of an arch. You can get different styles such as a clear top or a patent one. Notice the arch difference compared to the 5 and 6 inch models.

 

 

8 inch heels

8 inch heels

8 inch heels

The Pleaser Flamingos are the second most popular style amongst pole dancers and strippers. They have a higher platform making them more comfortable and a big bellied platform making heel clacks sound on point!

 

 

9 inch heels

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9 inch heels

A little higher than the Flamingos we are working our way up. They recommend that you don’t walk in these…far…or at all. If you are doing a show up on the pole and floor work you aren’t touching the floor anyways 😉 These pole dancing heels look great in photo shoots!

 

 

10 inch heels

pole dancing heels

10 inch heels

These heels come with a warning label! Not recommended for walking or dancing, if you try you will notice it is hard to move fast in these.

Yoga Classes for Pole Dancers

Yoga Classes for Pole Dancers

Choose the right Yoga Class for you!

yoga classesYoga has been popular for many for years and it’s here to stay. There are many different types of Yoga classes, but which one is best for you? Are you cross training and trying to achieve some personal goals? Here is a list of our favourite Yoga classes for increasing your flexibility for your Pole Fitness and Aerial classes. As we build or strength it is important to stretch and release tension to avoid injury. The more you stretch the less likely you will injure yourself! View Cherry Blossom Studio‘s schedule for upcoming Yoga classes.

HATHA

Hatha yoga is a refers to any type of yoga that teaches physical postures. Nearly every type of yoga class taught in the West is hatha yoga. This is a great introduction class to basic yoga poses. You probably won’t work up a sweat in a hatha yoga class, but you should end up leaving class feeling longer, looser, and definatley more relaxed.

 

Restorative

Restorative yoga is a great way to relax and soothe frayed nerves. Restorative classes use bolsters, blankets, and blocks to prop students in passive poses so the body can experience the many benefits of a pose without having to exert any effort. A good restorative class can be more rejuvenating than a nap. These is a great class to take at the end of a long day.

VINYASA

Vinyasa (pronounced “vin-yah-sah”) is a Sanskrit word for a phrase that roughly translates as “to place in a special way,” referring in hatha yoga to a sequence of poses. Vinyasa classes are known for their fluid, movement-intensive practices. Vinyasa instructors choreograph their classes to smoothly transition from pose to pose, and will often play music to keep things lively.

Aerial Yoga

Aerial Yoga is a mix between aerials and Yoga, all body parts are forced to move and stretch. Students hang from a hammock as the instructor takes them through a series of stretches. Aerial yoga helps you to move more freely, with less effort, by counteracting gravity. Suspension in the air releases tension on the bones and muscles, increasing flexibility and deepening your practice.

 

Choosing your x-pole

Choosing your x-pole for your house

Everything you need to know while choosing your x-pole

x-pole canadaSo the day has finally come that you are choosing a x-pole to set up at your house. Here are some tips to keep in mind while choosing the right x-pole for you!

Choosing your x-pole is a personal choice that you should make depending on your poling requirements, personal preference, body chemistry, and pole experience. Get acquainted with different widths of poles at Cherry Blossom Studio to see what pole works best for you!

Choosing a Finish and Diameter

You’ll need to think about what kind of FINISH and DIAMETER you want to work with and where you will be setting up your pole.

Here are the finishes that you can choose from:

Silicone – similar to Chinese pole, can wear clothing, max grip. You won’t be able to do pole spins but more athletic lifts.

Powder Coated – good for sensitive skin, max grip

Brass – solid polished brass, high grip. Brass is a porous metal which can absorb the oils in your skin. Brass is a softer metal so expect a sticky grip but you will need to polish your brass pole to avoid discolouration.

Titanium Gold – electronically coated, enhanced grip

The Titanium Gold pole is made of steel tubing then finished with Titanium Gold electronic plating to enhance grip. Titanium color does fade with use, however the grip remains the same regardless of some color fading.

Chrome – most popular, competition standard, regular grip

Chrome is the industry standard and most popular purchased finish. It is used in many studios and pole competitions. This pole is made of steel tubing then finished with Chromium plating. The chrome pole is also the most affordable pole finish.

Stainless Steel – weather resistant, best for sensitive skin, regular grip

The Steel pole is made of pure Steel tubing, with a high polish stainless finish. This is a very strong metal, is weather resistant, and is also best for those with sensitive/hypoallergenic skin.

Diameters-

40mm (1.5in) – slimmest, sleekest pole yet, great for small hands

45mm (1.75in) – most popular, great hand grip, industry & competition standard

48mm (1.89 in) – its a 40mm pole and becomes 48mm with silicone coating

50mm (2in) – original pole size

53mm (2.09 in) – its a 45mm pole and becomes 53mm with silicone coating

Choosing your type of x-pole

X-pole offers a static/spin pole called the x-pert or a static pole called the x-pole sport. While choosing your pole type keep in mind where you will be setting up, how much height yo have and what you intend to use it for.

If you don’t have a lot of room you may prefer to have a sport pole as the x-pert used for spin may not have enough space. X-pole also offers extensions if you need to increase the height of your pole.

If you have slanted, vaulted, cathedral style ceilings you can use our X-Pert poles. This can be done by purchasing a vaulted ceiling mount. Unfortunately, Sport poles do not have this option. We do not offer vaulted mounts for Sport poles.

You can purchase a pole from Cherry Blossom Studio’s online boutique with free shipping right to your front door.