Dance Classes: Dance, Movement, Motion AND Pole

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LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive – – to the LEFT of our Yoga Studio

Pre-Enrollment is highly encouraged. Space is Limited.  We have expanded our Class Offerings! 

 

Class Sizes are Highly Limited – No Refunds for No Shows

Regular Class Prices: $18 Drop In / $150 10 Class Pass / $145 Monthly Unlimited. You can still access the $108/Month with a 6 Month AutoPay Membership

Pole Dance Prices: $35 Drop In / $120 4 Class Pass / $250 10 Class Pass

 

 

TO ENROLL CLICK HERE: Pre-Register / View Live Schedule / MindBody App

 

All Levels, All Bodies, All Ways are Welcome Always! 

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu ~ May all beings be happy. May all beings be healthy. And may all being be free everywhere.

 

Did you know we have a DEDICATED DANCE & MOVEMENT ARTS STUDIO? Please, tell all of your fellow adult / teen / collage dance friends!! This is where it’s at! We are bringing back dance to the adult dance community! We dance for the light in our souls. ANY ONE CAN DANCE!

We offer Adult / Teen Dance Classes, Dance Fitness, Barre Flow, BUTI Yoga, Pilates Flow, Trapeze Yoga, Roller Dance, and more!

We also have a newly renovated POLE Studio! With 5 ceiling poles by X-Pole and fun lighting! These are highly limited and specialty classes designed to support your pole journey!

We dance for ourselves. We dance to ignite the light in our souls. We dance for JOY! We dance to express. We dance to let go. We dance to heal. We dance to celebrate. We dance to relate. We dance to release our fears. We dance for each other. We dance to love ourselves. Dance with us!

We offer All Levels – No Prior Dance Experience Necessary Levels Classes. We just want to dance and spread the joy of dancing to our community and to anyone who has ever wanted to dance. Your time is now!

All Levels, All Bodies, All Ways, are Always Welcome!

Thank you so much for continuing to support our studio! We are expanding our dance classes and offerings with many intensives coming  (see below!) and have leveraged local dance favorates to build our instructor base. It’s ON like Donkey Kong!

 

WEEKLY CLASS SCHEDULE: Regular Class Pricing ($18 Drop In / $150 10 Pass / $145 Unlimited Monthly / 6 Month AutoPay $108 / Month)

  • UP TO 3 CLASSES FREE! Monday 9am – BEGINNER Cardio Hip Hop & Zumba w/Joy Smith (Learn the Top 10 Essential Moves!)
  • Monday 4:00pm – Pilates Flow w/Elizabeth Charlton (Conditioning)
  • Monday 5:30pm – Cardio Funk w/Alison Chesley (Choreography / Add-On)
  • Tuesday 9:00am – Latin Spice w/Renee Menard (Dance Fitness / Latin)
  • Tuesday 10:15am – Barre Flow with Deborah Yates (Full Body Expression Workout)
  • Wednesday 9:00am – Urban Cardio Glow w/Desiree Phillips (Dance Fitness / Hip Hop)
  • Wednesday 4pm – Pilates Flow  w/Elizabeth Charlton (Conditioning)
  • Wednesday 5:30pm – Latin Spice w/Renee Menard (Dance Fitness / Latin)
  • Wednesday 6:45pm – BUTI Yoga with Vaidehi Amair (Dynamic Asana + Primal Movement + Tribal Dance)
  • Thursday 9am – Cardio Hip Hop & Zumba w/Joy Smith (Dance Fitness / Hip Hop & Zumba)
  • Thursday 10:15am – Barre Flow with Deborah Yates (Full Body Expression Workout)
  • Thursday 6:00pm – Samba w/Gisella Ferreira
  • Friday 9:15am – Tropical Fusion w/Allison Haley (Dance Fitness / Afro / Latin)
  • Friday 11:00am – Mixed Barre w/Alison Chesley (Full Body Expression Workout) STARTS FEB 3rd!
  • Friday 5:30pm – BUTI Yoga with Vaidehi Amair (Dynamic Asana + Primal Movement + Tribal Dance)
  • NEW Sundays 6:15pm – Roller Dancing w/Zari Le’0n (Roller Exercise, Skating, & Dance Movement) STARTS FEB 5th!

DANCE POP-UP CLASSES: AND WEEKEND CLASSES!

  • Inversion Therapy Trapeze Yoga: w/Carissa Nations (Anti-Gravity Yoga Practice) Saturdays @ 9:30am: Feb 4 & 25, Mar 11 & 25
  • Tropical Fusion: w/Allison Haley (Salsa, Samba, Cumba, Afrobeats +) Saturday 11am: Feb 4th
  • Tropical Fusion (Brazilian Edition): w/Allison Haley (Samba) Thursday 6-7pm: Feb 9th
  • Latin Fusion: w/Sidney Nicol (Samba, Bachata, Salsa+) Thursday 6-7pm: Feb 16th
  • Street Jazz: w/Joy Smith (delicious choreography class) Saturday 11am: Feb 18th
  • Inspire Dance: w/Deborah Yates (Delicious Dance Cardio Experience) Saturday 11am: Feb 25th

Pole Dance Class Schedule: $35 Drop In / $120 4 Class Pass / $180 6 Class Pass / $250 10 Class Pass (DROP INS WELCOMED!)

  • Pole Dance Experience with Vaidehi Amair (Absolute Beginner Weekly Class) Friday, February 10th 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Pole Foundations with Vaidehi Amair (Absolute Beginner Weekly Class) Mondays 6:45pm – 7:45pm
  • Intro to Pole Choreography with Vaidehi Amair (Beginner Level Series) Jan 13th – Feb 3rd – Fridays 6:45pm – 8pm
  • Pole Tricks Level 1 – Monday 8:00 – 9:30pm (Weekly Specialty Class)  with Vaidehi Amair
  • Pole Choreo Lab – Wednesdays 8:00 – 9:30pm (Weekly Open Class)

 

Enroll in Dance Classes HERE!

Enroll in our Dance Workshops & Intensives HERE!

Please pass this along to all of your dance friends so we can continue to expand our dance community and add more classes! Your support is keeping dance alive!

With so much gratitude,
Pleasure Point Dance and Instructors

 

 

 

 

Dance like no one is watching!

OR

Dance like EVERYONE is Watching! Fire!

LIVE SCHEDULE FOUND HERE!

 

All Levels, All Bodies, All Ways are Welcome Always! 

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu ~ May all beings be happy. May all beings be healthy. And may all being be free everywhere.

Tropical Fusion Dance Pop Up w/Allison Haley (Feb 4th & Feb 9th)

INSTRUCTORS: Allison Haley

DATES:

  • Saturday, February 4th 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • Thursday, February 9th 6pm – 7pm (Brazilian Edition)

LEVEL: Mixed Levels

COST: $18 drop in / Regular Class Pricing

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive, in our dedicated DANCE Studio  

 

 

Description:

Tropical Fusion is a high-energy dance fitness class with music from Brazil, the Caribbean, Latin America, and beyond. We’ll journey through dance styles like Samba, Salsa, Dancehall, Afrobeats, Soca, Rhumba, Cumbia, Calypso, and more resulting in one hour of juicy and joyful movement! Class includes a warmup, cardio dance, easy-to-learn choreography, and cool down. Open to all levels and abilities! Come free your hips, shake your booty, open your heart, express yourself, and feel the Tropical rhythms feed your soul!

Roller Dancing w/Zari Le’on (Starts Feb 5th)

INSTRUCTORS: Zari Le’on

DATES: Sundays from 6:15pm – 7:15pm 

LEVEL: Mixed Levels

COST: $18 drop in / Regular Class Pricing

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive, in our dedicated DANCE Studio  

LIMITED TO 15 PER CLASS

 

Description:

Roller Dancing is roller exercise, skating, and dance movement that is FUN, low impact, and great for all levels to ignite their inner fire and flow.

Find your skates and find your stoke!

Open to All Levels, All Ways, Always.

What to Bring:
– Cleaned Skates (we will check your wheels upon entry)
– Water
– Hand Towel

 

INSTRUCTOR BIO:

She is a classically trained, funky, genre-bending dance artist who believes in the power of music and dance to heal, reveal and sustain. Oh and she’s a badass roller skater! Life is just a party! Let’s dance!

GALENTINE’S DANCE PARTY! w/Allison Haley & Renee Menard  & Special Guests! (Feb 11th)

INSTRUCTORS: Allison Haley (Tropical Fusion) & Renee Menard (Latin Spice) & Special Guests!

DATES: Saturday, February 11th 6:30pm – 8pm

LEVEL: Mixed Levels

COST: $18 drop in / Regular Class Pricing

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive, in our dedicated DANCE Studio  

 

 

Description:

SATURDAY, 2/11 | 6:30pm – 8pm
💜 GALENTINE’S ♥️ DANCE PARTY! 👯‍♀️
 
With Allison Haley (Tropical Fusion) & Renee Menard (Latin Spice) & Special Guests

Enjoy a Ladies’ Night Out – Dance Party Style! 

Featuring Salsa, Samba, Soca, Bachata, Afrobeats, Reggaeton, & More!


Celebrate the love-filled sisterhood of dance with our Galentines!
We will have a few Valentine’s Treats On Hand.
Wear your Valentine’s inspired outfits: Pink, Red, Purple, Hearts, Lace, and of course, Sparkles!

Latin Fusion Dance Pop Up w/Sidney Nicol (Feb 16th)

INSTRUCTORS: Allison Haley

DATES:

  • Thursday, February 16th 6pm – 7pm

LEVEL: Mixed Levels

COST: $18 drop in / Regular Class Pricing

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive, in our dedicated DANCE Studio  

 

 

Description:

Dance Workout Latin Fusion including Bachata, Salsa, and Samba!

Cardio Street Jazz Pop Up w/Joy Smith (Feb 18th)

INSTRUCTORS: Joy Smith

DATES: Saturday, February 18th 11:00am – 12:00pm

LEVEL: Mixed Levels

COST: $18 drop in / Regular Class Pricing

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive, in our dedicated DANCE Studio  

 

 

Description:

Joy is widely known for her heart pounding, soul awakening dance routine’s taking dancers from “Show Girl” to “Street” dancer. In this class, Joy will breakdown the essential styles of “Street Jazz” and it’s top essential moves and styles as we build and learn a super fun dance choreography piece over the hour. You will get your sweat on in this cardio dance choreography class!

 

Instructor Bio:

Owner and director of Santa Cruz Dance Company and Growing Wild (online nutrition courses and retreats). Internationally awarded instructor and choreographer for music videos, film, television and musical artists in France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Brazil, Japan and the US.

 

International dance and fitness presenter, master trainer and Zumba Education Specialist (ZES) for Zumba Fitness LLC–for France, Belgium, California, Washington and Minnesota. Previously awarded ”Best of Santa Cruz Aerobic Instructor of the year” for Zumba instruction. ACE and AFAA faculty and CEC provider.

Aerial Dance Workshop w/Karen Maassen (Feb 18th)

INSTRUCTORS: Karen Maassen

DATES: Saturday, February 18th 2:00pm – 4:00pm

LEVEL: Mixed Levels

COST: $50

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive, in our dedicated DANCE Studio  

 

 

Description:

Come be taken away by the movement and music! Aerial dance is a class where you learn a routine on the ground that takes you into the air. All levels are welcome but please be aware you will be going upside down a lot. Over time this class builds coordination, strength, flexibility and feeds your creative mind. This class starts with a simple, sexy ground flow and then continues into single point aerial hammock. Come learn a choreographed routine for you to take with you into the world and enjoy!

 

INSTRUCTOR BIO:
Karen Maassen is a professional dancer, choreographer, actress and aerialist. She has a degree in Dance from UC Riverside. She has performed in hundreds of shows including Disneyland, Mexico, Alabama and Los Angeles for years. She loves teaching and is so excited to join the team here at Pleasure Point Yoga!

Inspire Dance Pop Up Class w/Deborah Yates (Feb 25th)

INSTRUCTORS: Deborah Yates

DATE: Saturday, February 25th

TIME:  11:00am – 12:00pm

COST: $18 drop in / Regular Class Pricing

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive – DANCE Studio  

 

Description: 

Inspire Dance is a recipe for a delicious dance cardio experience. Move to your favorite popular songs combining dance styles from hip-hop, funk, jazz and contemporary while spicing it up with a bit of musical theater. Class includes breakdowns and sweat sesh with no pro skills needed. Just bring your passion for dance, love of music and your desire to move!

Instructor Bio:

Deborah Yates, Veteran Fitness Pro and National Aerobic Champion, has been sharing her love for dance based fitness for over 30 years. Yikes! That’s a long time!

“I love combining my dance training with fitness and will continue as long as possible”.

Having spent the last several years managing Group Exercise programs for Silicon Valley Sport Resort Clubs, Mama Yates has returned to the life of a full time instructor. Certified in several formats spanning the field from Strength to Barre, Deborah finds her true heart while dancing and sharing that love with like minded humans.

Rotating Saturday Dance Classes w/Rotating Instructors

INSTRUCTORS: Joy Smith, Gisella Ferreira, Allison Haley, Deborah Yates and Renee Menard

DAYS / TIMES: Saturdays from 11:00am – 12:00pm

DATES:

  • January 21: Latin Spice w/Renee Menard
  • January 28: NO CLASS
  • February 4: Tropical Fusion w/Allison Haley
  • February 11: NO CLASS
  • February 18: Cardio Street Jazz w/Joy Smith
  • February 25: Inspire Dance w/Deborah Yates

LEVEL: Mixed Levels

COST: $18 drop in / Regular Class Pricing

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive, in our dedicated DANCE Studio  

 

 

 

CARDIO STREET JAZZ: Joy is widely known for her heart pounding, soul awakening dance routine’s taking dancers from “Show Girl” to “Street” dancer. In this class, Joy will breakdown the essential styles of “Street Jazz” and its top essential moves and styles as we build and learn a super fun dance choreography piece over the hour. You will get your sweat on in this cardio dance choreography class!

INSPIRE DANCE: Inspire Dance is a recipe for a delicious dance cardio experience. Move to your favorite popular songs combining dance styles from hip-hop, funk, jazz and contemporary while spicing it up with a bit of musical theater. Class includes breakdowns and sweat sesh with no pro skills needed. Just bring your passion for dance, love of music and your desire to move!

LATIN SPICE: This dance class is an hour of high energy, booty shaking, sweaty fun, filled with the tropical and latin vibes of Samba, Salsa, Reggaeton, Soca, Dancehall, and more. Join us as we travel through a global music and dance journey!

TROPICAL FUSION: Tropical Fusion is a high-energy dance fitness class with music from Brazil, the Caribbean, Latin America, and beyond. We’ll journey through dance styles like Samba, Salsa, Dancehall, Afrobeats, Soca, Rhumba, Cumbia, Calypso, and more resulting in one hour of juicy and joyful movement! Class includes a warmup, cardio dance, easy-to-learn choreography, and cool down. Open to all levels and abilities! Come free your hips, shake your booty, open your heart, express yourself, and feel the Tropical rhythms feed your soul!

VIBE BRAZIL: Brazilian Dance + Fitness = Baile Funk, Samba, Axé and Core & Booty work. Vibe Brasil is like dancing your heart out to exceptionally fun Brazilian music and with the incredible teaching by Gisella, a titled Samba Queen. “Ache” means Positive Energy and we only dance and represent this vibration.  Come join the fun and catch the “ache” vibe!

 

Barre Flow with Deborah Yates (Total Body Expression Workout)

INSTRUCTORS: Deborah Yates

DATES: Tuesdays & Thursdays 

TIMES: 10:15-11:15am

COST: $18 Drop In / Regular Class Pricing

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive, in our dedicated DANCE Studio.  

 

DESCRIPTION: Total Body Expression Workout with elements of Ballet, Pilates, Fitness, & Flow

Lengthen, strengthen, tone, and revive with this class that combines ballet, Pilates and fitness for a full body expression of self care. Increase strength, balance and core stability while moving joyfully to music.

Barre-less * Ballet * Core * Fitness * Fun!

BARRES HAVE BEEN INSTALLED! WHOOT! 

Come for a Core Blast!!

Props Included: 2.5 & 5lb Dumbells, Sliders, Bands, & Balls

 

INSTRUCTOR BIO: Deborah Yates, Veteran Fitness Pro and National Aerobic Champion, has been sharing her love for dance based fitness for over 30 years. Yikes! That’s a long time!

“I love combining my dance training with fitness and will continue as long as possible”.
Having spent the last several years managing Group Exercise programs for Silicon Valley Sport Resort Clubs, Mama Yates has returned to the life of a full time instructor. Certified in several formats spanning the field from Strength to Barre, Deborah finds her true heart while dancing and sharing that love with like minded humans.
 

 

What to Bring:
Yoga Mat, towel, and water. Optional: 2-5lb dumbbells

Mixed Barre with Alison Chesley (Ballet Inspired Fitness Class)

INSTRUCTORS: Alison Chesley

DATES: Fridays

TIMES: 11:00am – 12pm

COST: $18 Drop In / Regular Class Pricing

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive, in our dedicated DANCE Studio.  

 

DESCRIPTION: What is Mixed Barre? A ballet-inspired core conditioning class for long, lean muscles and strength down to your toes. A low impact mix of ballet barre exercises that are accessible to everyone, yoga, core work, arm work, a dash of tai chi and finishing with a delicious hip-opening stretch cool down. Easy to follow with great music and a fun variety of approaches working all muscle groups while improving posture and balance, all with a-bit-o-grace.
Challenge your balance by flexing, pointing, bending, and pulsing to feel taller, stronger, and leaner.

Benefits of Mixed Barre:
✨Longer, leaner muscles
✨Muscle Endurance
✨Balance
✨Flexibility
✨Coordination
✨Agility
✨Relative Strength

What to Bring:
Water, hand towel, and yoga mat or something to do ab work on.

Props Included: 2.5 & 5lb Dumbells, Sliders, Bands, & Balls

 

INSTRUCTOR BIO: Alison is a veteran of the Santa Cruz dance scene having taught classes for all ages at Motion Pacific while running and performing with her teen performance troupe Scene 13 for almost a decade. She has also performed and taught her own fiery style of Cardio Funk/Hip Hop/Street Jazz for three years in LA, stints in Paris and Japan, and recently in WA state where she again ran a kids Hip-Hop group and also started her unique class for adults, Energizing Flow. Alison is now a licensed Physical Therapist Asst. and works with the rehab department at Pacific Coast Manor where she incorporates her Energizing Flow with both rehab patients and in classes for residents using elements of dance, Tai Chi and Pilates with music to spice up their recovery and daily lives.

BUTI Yoga CLASS with Vaidehi Amair (Conditioning) 

INSTRUCTORS: Vaidehi Amair

DAYS / TIMES: 

STARTING IN JANUARY:

  • Wednesday 6:45pm – 7:45pm
  • Friday 5:30pm – 6:30pm

COST: $18 Drop In / Regular Class Pricing

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive, in our dedicated DANCE Studio.  

 

DESCRIPTION: BUTI yoga is a dynamic asana practice fused with primal movement, tribal dance and deep core engagement. Increase your flexibility, strengthen your muscles, and get your heart rate up to fun dance music. Men and women welcomed. Do note there is a lot of spiral hip movement. Come ready to sweat, work out, and shake your booty! Bring a yoga mat, towel, and water.

ALL LEVELS WELCOME – No prior dance or yoga experience necessary

Endurance + Flexibility + Strength + Toning + Empowerment + Fun!

What to Bring:
Yoga Mat, towel, and water

INSTRUCTOR BIO: Vaidehi Amair is a lover of movement. Whether it is dance, yoga, aerial dance, freestyle movement, or stretching, she truly believes in the power of movement to heal, nurture and recharge the human being on all levels of body, mind and spirit. As a movement instructor and soul purpose coach, she loves to incorporate her different movement backgrounds into her daily life and work through her own practice as well as through teaching others and creating sacred space for others to participate. She is a certified BUTI Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and Pole Level 1-2 instructor that has a deep connection to music and its dynamic catalytic effect on the body and is ready to help her students develop not only their own practice and physical expansion, but an awakening love for a personal movement quality they can call their own.

Cardio Funk with Alison Chesley (Choreography / Add-On)

INSTRUCTORS: Alison Chesley

DATE: Mondays

TIME:  5:30pm – 6:30pm

COST: $18 drop in / Regular Class Pricing

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive – DANCE STUDIO  

 

 

CLASS DESCRIPTION: CARDIO FUNK is a high energy all levels choreography dance class to upbeat music where we build a fun and accessible dance routine over the hour for some serious satisfaction by the end. We normally practice this routine for a month or so before building another rountine. Starting with a warm-up then breaking down moves with a continuous cardio flow that includes some gut and ab toning, Alison’s clear and experienced style makes dancing our way to wellness AWESOME and available to all levels with no dance experience necessary!

FREE Beginner Hip Hop & Zumba with Joy Smith

INSTRUCTORS: Joy Smith

DATE: Monday

TIME:  9am – 10:00am

COST: UP TO THREE FREE CLASSES / Regular Pricing after that

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive – DANCE Studio  

LEVEL: Beginner

 

Description: 

You will learn step-by-step, non-intimidating breakdown of essential moves and styles of Hip Hop & Zumba.

Intended as a class to get you fully comfortable and prepared to graduate to our All Levels dance classes and as accompaniment class specifically to Joy’s All Levels Hip Hop & Zumba, which is taught on Thursdays at 9am. What you see in the Monday Class, you will also dance in the Thursday class – – but Monday will spend a LOT OF TIME breaking things down, step-by-step, with focus on breakdown, repetition, and pulling it all together.

This class is for those new to dance, beginner’s or anyone who wants a real break-down of the moves.

This class will deepen your dance knowledge and technique. Come one, come all! And access the dancer inside of you!

Joy covers vastly diverse styles with authenticty and freshness, which is part of her creative genius!

 

Instructor Bio: Joy Smith – Owner and director of Santa Cruz Dance Company and Growing Wild (online nutrition courses and retreats). Internationally awarded instructor and choreographer for music videos, film, television and musical artists in France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Brazil, Japan and the US.

International dance and fitness presenter, master trainer and Zumba Education Specialist (ZES) for Zumba Fitness LLC–for France, Belgium, California, Washington and Minnesota. Previously awarded ”Best of Santa Cruz Aerobic Instructor of the year” for Zumba instruction. ACE and AFAA faculty and CEC provider.

Cardio Hip Hop & Zumba with Joy Smith

INSTRUCTORS: Joy Smith

DATE: Thursdays

TIME:  9am – 10:00am

COST: $18 drop in / Regular Class Pricing

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive – DANCE Studio  

 

Description: Cardio Hip Hop & Zumba

Joy is widely known for her heart pounding, soul awakening, & sensational dance choreography to infectious music that is uplifting and fun for everyone!

This is a Dance Fitness class based in Hip Hop and Zumba – taught by Master ZES Trainer, Joy Smith!

Come experience the Joy of Dance!

Joy is widely known for her heart pounding, soul awakening routine’s taking dancers from “Show Girl” to “Hip Hop Street” dancer . You will learn step-by-step, non-intimidating breakdown of Hip Hop and Zumba – with styles ranging from Jazz, Hip Hop, Reggaeton, Latin, Shuffle, etc. – – Joy covers vastly diverse styles with authenticity and freshness, which is part of her creative genius!

This class will deepen your dance knowledge and technique. Come one, come all! And access the dancer inside of you!

ALL LEVELS WELCOME – No Prior Dance experience necessary. Joy knows how to get both folks with “two left feet” AND Skilled Dancers engaged, stoked, and dancing happily at their desired level, all in one class.

Come one, come all! And access the dancer inside of you!

 

Instructor Bio: Joy Smith – Owner and director of Santa Cruz Dance Company and Growing Wild (online nutrition courses and retreats). Internationally awarded instructor and choreographer for music videos, film, television and musical artists in France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Brazil, Japan and the US.

International dance and fitness presenter, master trainer and Zumba Education Specialist (ZES) for Zumba Fitness LLC–for France, Belgium, California, Washington and Minnesota. Previously awarded ”Best of Santa Cruz Aerobic Instructor of the year” for Zumba instruction. ACE and AFAA faculty and CEC provider.

 

Inversion Therapy Trapeze Yoga IN STUDIO (Anti-Gravity Yoga Practice)

INSTRUCTORS: Carissa Nations

DATES: Jan 14th, Feb 4th & 25th, Mar 11th & 25th

TIMES: 9:30am – 10:30am

COST: $18 drop in / Regular Class Pricing

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive – DANCE Studio  

 

DESCRIPTION: ALL LEVELS

Reach new lengths and deeper asana with this wonderful support system.
Ease into inversions and experience the vast benefits of this anti-gravity yoga practice.

In an upbeat class, we’ll explore what yoga means, why a healthy spine is important and how practice is essential.

We’ll begin class with focus on breath and intention, then move into a groin’ exploration of playful postures. In our circle of friends, we’ll uplift and support one another; through positive affirmations, foundational strength and confidence building techniques that will last a lifetime.

All levels welcome! See you in the air!

 

The Benefits of Aerial Fitness:

  • Deepens stretches
  • Relieves joint pressure and spinal compression that floor workouts can trigger
  • Releases tension
  • Increases balance and proprioception (bodily awareness)
  • Enhances core strength
  • Improves breath awareness
  • Easier access to inverted postures
  • Releases endorphins

Latin Spice with Renee Menard (Dance Fitness – Latin)

INSTRUCTORS: Renee Menard

WEEKLY CLASSES:

  • Tuesday 9:00am – 10:00am
  • Wednesday 5:30pm – 6:30pm

POP UP CLASS DATES: 

  • Saturday, January 21st: 11:00am – 12:00pm

LEVEL: Mixed Levels

COST: $18 drop in / Regular Class Pricing

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive, in our dedicated DANCE Studio  

 

 

Description: This dance class is an hour of high energy, booty shaking, sweaty fun, filled with the tropical and latin vibes of Samba, Salsa, Reggaeton, Soca, Dancehall, and more. Join us as we travel through a global music and dance journey!

Pilates Flow IN STUDIO (Conditioning: Pilates + Yoga Poses)

INSTRUCTORS: Elizabeth Charlton

DATE / TIME: 

  • Monday & Wednesdays 4pm – 5pm (Both Class in Dance Studio)

INSTRUCTORS: 3603 Portola Drive – Dance & Movement Studio

COST: $18 drop in / Regular Class Pricing

LEVELS: All Levels

 

Brazilian Dance + Fitness w/Gisella Ferreira

INSTRUCTOR: Gisella Ferreira

CLASSES:

  • Samba Dance Class: Weekly
    • Thursdays: 6 – 7:00pm
    • This Samba Dance class will break down Samba, develop and strengthen your Samba skills through Samba Drills and build your strength and stamina
    • Come learn, train and get in the spirit of Rio’s Carnival
    • Open to All Dancers

 

  • Vibe Brasil: Saturday, MARCH DATES TBD   |  11am – 12pm
    • VIBE BRASIL: Brazilian Dance + Fitness – Baile Funk, Samba, Axé and Core & Booty work. Vibe Brasil is like dancing your heart out to exceptionally fun Brazilian music and the incredible teaching by Gisella.
    • “Ache” means Positive Energy and we only dance and represent this vibe
    • Come join the fun and catch the “ache” vibe!
      🔥😎💪🇧🇷

 

COST: $18 Drop In / Regular Class Pricing

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive – DANCE Studio  

IN STUDIO & LIVESTREAM OPTIONS

 

DESCRIPTION:

VIBE BRASIL Brazilian Dance + Fitness class – Baile Funk, Samba, Axé at Pleasure Point Dance. Come join the fun and catch the vibe!
🔥😎💪🇧🇷

 

INSTRUCTOR BIO:

Gisella Ferreira, a Brazilian American performance artist and instructor specializing in: Samba, Afro-Brazilian, Capoeira, Hip- Hop, Burlesque and Brazilian Baile Funk. Her titles include: The 1st Samba Queen USA/ Rainha do Samba 2014, Musa do Brazilian Day SD 2014 & 2015, and current Hollywood Carnival Queen.

Gisella studied at UCLA’s Dept. of World Arts and Cultures, focusing on dance choreography and performance, as well as on art activism. She began teaching dance at age 12 in Santa Cruz CA and has taught in Rio de Janeiro (Brasil), Salvador (Brasil) and Los Angeles CA. Gisella lives in Los Angeles, where she choreographs, teaches dance, and performs with her own company, Samba Soul. She can also be found performing at The Floor Show and improv nights around LA.

She also tours and performs worldwide and trains extensively in the U.S. as well as Brasil in many dance forms including Capoeira, Samba and Hip-Hop. She was named one of “LA’s Hottest Trainers” in 2012 and has been active in Health day LA as well as Let’s Move LA, dedicating time to help the LA community become more active and inspired through dance.

Gisella Ferreira loves sharing her passion for life through artistic movement expression, and dances as a form of energy work & healing for herself and others. She is inspired to live each day in joy and gratitude and help to give back to the world through dance.

Tropical Fusion with Allison Haley (Dance Fitness + Choreo: Afro / Latin)

INSTRUCTORS: Allison Haley

WEEKLY CLASS: Fridays 9:15am – 10:15am

POP UP CLASSES: 

  • Saturday, February 4th @ 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Thursday, February 9th @ 6:00pm – 7:00pm (Brazilian Edition)
  • Saturday, February 11th @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm (Be My Galentine – Dance Party)

LEVEL: All Levels

COST: $18 drop in / Regular Class Pricing

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive, in our dedicated DANCE and Movement Studio.  

 

Description: Tropical Fusion is a high-energy dance fitness class with music from Brazil, the Caribbean, Latin America, and beyond. We’ll journey through dance styles like Samba, Salsa, Dancehall, Afrobeats, Soca, Rhumba, Cumbia, Calypso, and more resulting in one hour of juicy and joyful movement! Class includes a warmup, cardio dance, easy-to-learn choreography, and cool down. Open to all levels and abilities! Come free your hips, shake your booty, open your heart, express yourself, and feel the Tropical rhythms feed your soul!

 

 

Instructor Bio: Allison Haley shares her love for dance through an approachable teaching style that combines infectious music, fun choreography, and lots of juicy movement! She feels passionate about sharing the empowerment, expression, community, and mind-body connection that dance provides.

Allison is a lifelong student of dance with an endless curiosity for cultural dance forms. For over 15 years she has studied African Diasporic dance with teachers from Brazil, Cuba, the Caribbean, and Latin America—learning Samba, Afro-Brazilian, Dancehall, Soca, Afrobeats, Salsa, Rhumba, Bomba, Calypso, and more. Her first exposure to these dance styles was as a teenager when she would travel to the Caribbean to visit her father, who lived there part of the year. As an adult, she is grateful to have learned from master teachers such as Marsea Marquis, Dhanda DaHora, Rosangela Silvestre, Vera Passos, Alvaro Reys, Marcelo Chocolate, Libby Miga, Latoya Bufford, Betty Rox, Erica Dixon, and many more. Allison has a long performance history in both dance and musical theater, both as a performer and event producer. She is also a certified Zumba instructor, bringing that knowledge to her classes to create an inviting, inclusive environment for self expression! Learn more about Allison at allisonhaley.com/dance

Urban Cardio Glow with Désirée Phillips (Dance Fitness – Urban / Hip Hop)

INSTRUCTORS: Désirée Phillips

DATE: Wednesdays

TIME:  9:00am – 10:00am

  • 45 Mins Dance Fitness / 15 mins Choreography Routine
  • Optional Choreography Review: 10am – 10:15am 

COST: $18 drop in / $150 10 Class Pass / $145 Unlimited Monthly

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive, in our dedicated DANCE and Movement Studio.  

Désirée Phillips is a local dancer with a 20+ year background of promoting self-esteem and body-love through movement, dance, workshops, and motivational seminars worldwide. People of all backgrounds, ages, and fitness levels benefit from her passion to spread the experiences of self-love through urban hip-hop moves and dance.

ALL LEVELS CLASS: Wednesdays 9am – 10am

This urban hip-hop dance class blends a warm-up, light choreography breakdown, steady-state cardio and a short cool-down. Focus is on Self-Love, Body Positivity, and the Joy of Dancing!

 

BEGINNER CLASS: Thursdays 11:30am

You will learn step-by-step, non-intimidating breakdown of the dance moves and styles of Désirée’s Urban Cardio Glow class.

Intended as a class to get you fully comfortable and prepared to graduate to our All Levels dance classes and as accompaniment class specifically to Désirée’s All Levels classes. What you see in the Beginner Class, you will also dance in the Wednesday classes – – but Thursday (Beginner) will spend a LOT OF TIME breaking things down, step-by-step, with focus on breakdown, repetition, and pulling it all together.

 

PLEASURE POINT POLE STUDIO

 

TO ENROLL CLICK HERE

 

Space is limited to 9 per Class No Refunds for No Shows

Pre-Enrollment is highly encouraged. 

⇒ You MUST Enroll at Least ONE HOUR Before the Start of Class ⇐

 

Pole Dance Prices:

$35 Drop In

$120 – 4 Class Pass

$180 – 6 Class Pass

$250 – 10 Class Pass

 

All Bodies, All Ways are Welcome Always!

 

Pleasure Point Dance is taking Pole Dance & Pole Fitness to the next level!

We have installed 5 Ceiling Poles & Mood Lighting!

Come check it out!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pole Dance Experience (Valentine’s Day Special) w/Vaidehi Amair (Feb 10th)

INSTRUCTORS: Vaidehi Amair

DATE: Friday, February 10th

TIME:  7:00pm – 9:00pm

COST: $35 Drop In

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive – Dance Studio

LEVEL: BEGINNER LEVEL (taken 0-5 classes)

All genders welcomed!
 
Great for first time pole dancers, beginners, and L1 students alike!

 

DESCRIPTION:

Join this Pole Dance Experience for an evening of ritual, intention, and goddess embodiment.

The Pole Dance Experience is the perfect place to tune in, and embody through movement, strength, and dance.

On this special evening we will practice the following:
Valentine’s Day Special Surprises
Sacred cacao ceremony
Self Love Practices and Affirmations
Pole dance conditioning and flexibility for beginners and all levels
Pole dance basics and choreography

What to wear:
Shorts
Sports bra and tank top
Leg warmers if you have them
Socks
Knee pads if you have them

What to bring:
Journal and pen
Cup for cacao
A friend!

Pole Foundations (Absolute Beginner Class)

INSTRUCTORS: Vaidehi Amair

DATE: Mondays

TIME:  6:45pm – 7:45pm

COST: $35 Drop In / $120 4 Class Pass / $180 6 Class Pass / $250 10 Class Pass

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive – Dance Studio

LEVEL: BEGINNER LEVEL (taken 0-5 classes)

LIMITED TO 9 PER CLASS

 

DESCRIPTION:

If you are a beginner and have taken 0-5 classes, pole foundations is the starting point of your pole journey. This 1 hour and 15 min class is where you learn grips, holds, direction, basic floor work, spins, and build your strength and comfort with pole. While you can drop in at any time, taking at least 4-6 classes is recommended before moving to Intro Pole Choreography.

What to wear:
Shorts, and sports bra and tank top. Bring socks and/or leg warmers.

Intro to Pole Choreography: 4 Week Series Jan 13 – Feb 3 AND Feb 27 – Mar 17

INSTRUCTORS: Vaidehi Amair

DATE:

  • Fridays 6:45 – 8pm (January 13 – February 4th)
  • Fridays 7pm – 8:15pm (February 27th – March 17th

COST: $35 Drop In / $120 4 Class Pass / $250 10 Class Pass

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive – Dance Studio

LEVEL: BEGINNER LEVEL

LIMITED TO 12 PER CLASS

 

DESCRIPTION:

Intro to Pole Choreography is for the dancer that has gone through Pole Foundations (Formerly called Intro to Pole) or has taken at least 5 classes. It is a 1 hour and 15 min class dedicated to learning expression and creative character development plus how to dance and flow with the basics you have learned in Pole Foundations. Learn how to choreograph floor work, transitions, combinations and new holds as well as how to dance to choreography. This is a great class to refine your movement quality as you progress on your pole journey.

What to wear:
Shorts, and sports bra and tank top. Bring socks and/or leg warmers.

Pole Tricks Level 1: Weekly Class 

INSTRUCTORS: Vaidehi Amair

DATE: Mondays

TIME:  8:00pm – 9:30pm

COST: $35 Drop In / $180 6 Class Pass / $250 10 Class Pass

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive – Dance Studio

LEVEL: LEVEL 1

PRE-REQUISITE: Intro to Pole Series / Prior Pole Experience

LIMITED TO 9 PER CLASS 

 

DESCRIPTION: Pole Level 1 is a 1 hour and 15 min class dedicated to showing you more holds, climbs, sits, and transitions once you already have the basics down. This is a great class to continue your pole journey and give you fun moves to practice and to continue to advance and deepen your pole practice and further empower your on your pole journey.

What to Wear: Shorts, and sports bra and tank top

 

INSTRUCTOR BIO: Vaidehi Amair is a lover of movement. Whether it is dance, yoga, aerial dance, freestyle movement, or stretching, she truly believes in the power of movement to heal, nurture and recharge the human being on all levels of body, mind and spirit. As a movement instructor and soul purpose coach, she loves to incorporate her different movement backgrounds into her daily life and work through her own practice as well as through teaching others and creating sacred space for others to participate. She is a certified BUTI Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and Pole Level 1-2 instructor that has a deep connection to music and its dynamic catalytic effect on the body and is ready to help her students develop not only their own practice and physical expansion, but an awakening love for a personal movement quality they can call their own.

Choreo Lab Level 1 & Up: Weekly Class 

INSTRUCTORS: Vaidehi Amair

DATE: Wednesdays

TIME:  8:00pm – 9:30pm

COST: $35 Drop In / $180 6 Class Pass / $250 10 Class Pass

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive – Dance Studio

LEVEL: LEVEL 1 & up

PRE-REQUISITE: Intro to Pole Series / Prior Pole Experience

LIMITED TO 9 PER CLASS 

 

DESCRIPTION: Choreo Lab is a 1 hour 15 min class dedicated to bringing fluidity, improvisation, and comfort with transitions through dance and movement exercises, games, and more. This is a Level 1 and up class for those of you that have gone through the foundations and intro courses and are ready to bring your movement quality to the next level. Each week we have new and fun practices in class. You will definitely improve your comfort on the pole and your fluidity through tricks and transitions by coming to this class.

What to Wear: Shorts, and sports bra and tank top

 

INSTRUCTOR BIO: Vaidehi Amair is a lover of movement. Whether it is dance, yoga, aerial dance, freestyle movement, or stretching, she truly believes in the power of movement to heal, nurture and recharge the human being on all levels of body, mind and spirit. As a movement instructor and soul purpose coach, she loves to incorporate her different movement backgrounds into her daily life and work through her own practice as well as through teaching others and creating sacred space for others to participate. She is a certified BUTI Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and Pole Level 1-2 instructor that has a deep connection to music and its dynamic catalytic effect on the body and is ready to help her students develop not only their own practice and physical expansion, but an awakening love for a personal movement quality they can call their own.