Dance Classes: Dance, Movement, & Motion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

MASK POLICY: Masks are Optional for All Persons

 

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 / $180 6 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 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, ABS & Splits, and more!

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!

 

Current Dance Studio Class Schedule:

  • Monday & Wednesday 5:30pm – Cardio Funk w/Alison Chesley (Choreography / Add-On)
  • Monday & Wednesday 6:45pm – BUTI Yoga with Vaidehi Amair (Dynamic Asana + Primal Movement + Tribal Dance)
  • Thursday 5:30pm – Dance Fitness (Hip Hop / Pop / Dancehall) w/Marisa Jansen(Dance Fitnes / Hip Hop / Pop / Dancehall)
  • Thursday 6:45pm – Tropicalismo Dance Party w/Marsea Marquis (Brazil, Cuba, Caribbean+)
  • Wednesday 9am – Urban Cardio Glow w/Désirée Phillips (Dance Fitness / Hip Hop)
  • Thursday 9am – Danceography w/Myra Ryan & Shannon Ketterman (Dance Fitness / Hip Hop)
  • Monday & Wednesday 10:30am – Abs & Splits w/Vaidehi Amair (Deep Stretch)
  • Tuesday 9:00am – Latin Spice w/Renee Menard (Dance Fitness / Latin)
  • Friday 9:15am – Tropical Fusion w/Allison Haley (Dance Fitness / Afro / Latin)
  • Tuesday 12pm & Wednesday 4pm – Pilates Flow w/Elizabeth Charlton (Conditioning)
  • Thursday 11am – 12pm Barre Flow with Deborah Yates
  • NEW Saturday 11am – VIBE BRASIL: Brazilian Dance + Fitness w/Giesella Ferreira (Baile Funk, Samba, Axe) STARTS MAY 7th!

Regular Classes by Specific Dates:

  • Inverion Therapy Trapeze Yoga with Carissa Nations (Anti-Gravity Yoga Practice) Specified Saturdays @ 9:30am: May 14th, June 11th, June 25th, July 23rd, Aug 27th, Sept 10th
  • Dances by Prince with Zari Le’on (May 15th @ 10am)

 

Pole Dance Class Schedule: 

  • Monday 8:00 – 9:15pm Pole Tricks Level 1 with Vaidehi Amair (Highly Limited Specialty Class) Drop Ins Welcomed!
  • Friday 6:00pm Pole Conditioning with Vaidehi Amair (Highly Limited Specialty Class) Drop Ins Welcomed!
  • Intro to Pole 6 Week Series with Vaidehi Amair (Highly Limited Specialty Class : May 13th – June 17th – Friday 7:15pm – 8:30pm

 

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.

VIBE BRASIL: Brazilian Dance + Fitness w/Gisella Ferreira

INSTRUCTORS: Gisella Ferreira

DATES: Saturdays

TIMES: 11am – 12pm

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.

Dances by Prince POP UP CLASS with Zari Le’on (May 15th)

INSTRUCTORS: Zari Le’on

DATES: Sundays May 15th

TIMES: 10am – 11am

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

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive – DANCE Studio  

 

DESCRIPTION: Dance each week to genre-bending, spirit-lifting and sexy-inspiring Prince. Each class will learn new choreography in a different style to Prince’s timeless music. Jazz, Heels, Modern, Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Yoga are the disciplines that we will be dancing!

 

Class Format: One week will be JAZZ by Prince and HEELZ by Prince, etc.

 

ALL LEVELS WELCOME – No prior dance experience necessary

 

INSTRUCTOR BIO: Zari is Prince! She is a classically trained, funky, genre-bending dance artist who believes in the power of music and dance to heal, reveal and sustain. Life is just a party! Let’s dance!

Abs & Splits (Hamstrings & Hips) IN STUDIO with Vaidehi Amair

INSTRUCTORS: Vaidehi Amair

DATES / TIMES: 60 minutes

  • Mondays & Wednesdays 10:30am – 11:30am

COST: $18 Drop In / Regular Class Pricing

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive – DANCE Studio  

 

DESCRIPTION:

Abs & Splits takes practice and patience! This is a deep and gentle slow stretch class dedicated to working your core, and opening up your hips and hamstrings gently with the goal of increasing your flexibility towards the splits.

We work with props in this class such as straps, blocks, and the wall. Come ready for a sacred space to relax, unwind, and let go of the trapped tension and stress stored in these parts of your body.

Join this class to commit to this goal in a group setting and work your way towards your abs and splits in a consistent way. The first 10-15 minutes of class are dedicated to active and passive muscle engagement and movement to warm up your whole body, followed by a 10-15 minute series of core exercises to tone and strengthen your core muscles. The second half of this class is focused on hamstring, hip, quad, psoas and inner thigh strengthening and opening practices that when practiced regularly, will help you move towards your front and side splits. We close with a five minute practice to further you along your splits while listening to a soulful jam. Best part!

 

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.

What to Bring:
Yoga Mat, towel, and water

Barre Flow wDeborah Yates (Conditioning)

INSTRUCTORS: Deborah Yates

DATES: Thursday 

TIMES: 11:00am – 12:00pm

COST: $18 Drop In / Regular Class Pricing

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

 

DESCRIPTION: 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.

Bareless * Ballet * Core * Fitness * Fun!

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

BUTI Yoga with Vaidehi Amair (Conditioning)

INSTRUCTORS: Vaidehi Amair

DATES: Monday & Wednesday

TIMES: 6:45pm – 7:45pm 

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!

 

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.

 

What to Bring:
Yoga Mat, towel, and water

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

INSTRUCTORS: Alison Chesley

DATE: Mondays & Wednesdays

TIME:  5:30pm – 6:30pm

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

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!

Cardio Hip Hop & Zumba with Joy Smith (Starts June 2nd!)

INSTRUCTORS: Joy Smith

DATE: Thursdays

TIME:  9am – 10:00am

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

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.

 

Dance Fitness w/Marisa Jansen (Hip Hop / Pop / Dancehall)

INSTRUCTORS: Marisa Jansen

DATE: Thursdays

TIME:  5:30pm – 6:30pm

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

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive – DANCE Studio  

 

Description:

This Dance Fitness class has more of a Hip Hop/Pop/Dancehall flavor than the Traditional Latin based Zumba. Broken down it’s about 70% HipHop/Pop/Dancehall and 30% Other.

Either way you’re going to get an awesome workout. We’re talking sweat dripping from every inch of your body! And, don’t worry if you think you can’t dance or you’re too uncoordinated! This class is all about moving to the music and getting your heart rate up.

ALL LEVELS WELCOME – No Prior Dance experience necessary. All Levels, All Bodies, All Ways!

Instructor Bio: Marisa Jansen grew up in Santa Cruz with about 30 years background in gymnastics. She always wanted to feel more confident in dance and discovered Zumba when she was 19 years old. She works as an elementary school teacher going on 15 year now. She got Zumba certified in 2011 and has been teaching classes as a way to stay fit, connect to her community, motivate others, and have fun!

 

Danceography: Dance Fitness + Choreography Class (Hip Hop / Pop)

INSTRUCTORS: Shannon Ketterman & Myra Ryan

DAYS: Thursdays

TIMES: 9:00am – 10:30am (Dance Fitness + Choreo)

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

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive – DANCE Studio  

 

DESCRIPTION: DANCEOGRAPHY is a combination of choreography and musical geography! Super fun dance routines set to current top 40, old-school Hip-Hop, and mutli cultural music. Danceography is co-created by Myra Ryan and Shannon Ketterman with a focus on having FUN dancing together to choreography ranging from Hip Hop and Dancehall & Afro Beats to Polynesian to Chair and Heels. Come enjoy a fabulously fun and friendly atmosphere with a workout for your body, brain, and smile.

Shannon and Myra have been dancing in the community for many years. Shannon has a background in Hip-Hop, Caribbean Dancehall, Afto Beats, and loves all forms of dance. Myra has a background in Polynesian, Hip-Hop, and Pop dance.

Danceography is all about F U N, sweaty choreography where we get to laugh and dance together in pure joy!

Vibe up with us!

 

Class Format:

  • 45 minutes of Dance Fitness
  • 45 Minutes of Choreography / Dance Routine
  • 90 Minutes of Pure Unadulterated FUN!

ALL LEVELS WELCOME

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Special Events / Workshops / Pop Up Classes:

  • June 11th: 5-6:30pm Jan 15: 5-6:30pm – Workshop

What to Bring:
Face Mask, Water, and hand towel.
The Dancer in your heart!

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

INSTRUCTORS: Carissa Nations

DATES: May 14th, June 11th, June 25th, July 23rd, Aug 27th, Sept 10th

TIMES: 9:30am – 10:30am

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

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

DAYS: Tuesdays

TIME: 9:00am – 10:00am

LEVEL: All Levels & Suggested Prerequisite for Tropicalismo Dance Party

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

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: 

  • Tuesday 12:00 – 1:15pm IN STUDIO (Dance Studio)
  • Wednesday 4pm – 5pm (Main Yoga Studio)

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

LEVELS: All Levels

 

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

INSTRUCTORS: Allison Haley

DATE: Fridays

TIME:  9:15am – 10:15am

LEVEL: All Levlels & Suggested Prerequisite for Tropicalismo Dance Party

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

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

 

SPECIAL POP UP CLASSES:

  • March 24th: 5:30PM – 6:30pm

 

SPECIAL GUEST TEACHER: Friday 9:15am – 10:15am

  • April 1st: Marsea Marquis
  • April 8th: Marsea Marquis

 

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

Tropicalismo Dance Party with Marsea Marquis (Intermediate to Advanced)

INSTRUCTORS: Marsea Marquis

DATES: Thursdays

TIMES: 6:45pm – 8:00pm

LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced

Optional Prerequisite: Tropical Fusion / Zumba / Samba

COST: $18 Drop In / $150 10 Class Pass / $145 Monthly Unlimited

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive – DANCE Studio 

SPECIAL POP UP DATES:

  • April 1st – Friday 9:15am – 10:15am – Subbing Tropical Fusion (All Levels)
  • April 8th – Friday 9:15am – 10:15amn – Subbing Tropical Fusion (All Levels)

 

DESCRIPTION: Tropicalismo Dance Party with Marsea Marquis

Experience a full-body workout while synching your spirit to the rich music and dance found within regions of the *African Diaspora. Brazil, Cuba and the Caribbean featuring Samba, Salsa and Calypso are but a few of the dance styles found at our weekly party!

Please bring a long, full circle, skirt for each class. Part of class will be danced with a skirt as we embody the rhythms and connect to joy. Skirt time includes men’s movement and will be taught concurrently.

Masks are Optional. Please note, Marsea, who is vaccinated, will be teaching / dancing maskless due to a medical condition.

Link here for a cotton full circle skirt online. (Choose small as they are really big and long, with an adjustable waist.)

*African Diaspora is the term commonly used to describe the mass dispersion of peoples from Africa during the Transatlantic Slave Trades, from the 1500s to the 1800s. This Diaspora took millions of people from Western and Central Africa to different regions throughout the Americas and the Caribbean.

 

INSTRUCTOR BIO: Marsea Marquis is a passionate artist offering community classes and performance art in Santa Cruz, CA and beyond. Her work in dance has contributed to a foundation for the advancement of cultural art here in the US, through her Dance of Brazil community and network she founded in Santa Cruz, CA in 1995. Teaching Brazilian dance for thirty years, as well as her dedicated study beforehand to dance originating from Trinidad, Tobago, Puerto Rico, Cuba, many African regions and beyond, Marsea has led and entertained groups of adults and children with love and devotion through the decades.

Marsea remains focused on learning, sharing and celebrating music and dance traditions nascent to the diasporic communities that she is influenced by. She stays committed to bringing her teachers for master workshops and performances in order to remain a student herself. Dedicating to this exchange, she helps foster awareness and the opportunity to learn more about the rich history from which these dance and music expressions originate. These encounters enhance community building and help support and preserve traditional art forms and their legacies. Marsea is a believer that dance, music and art, brings us inspiration, fuels self-esteem and fosters hope. This hope in turn invites the opening of an evocative gateway, which enlivens our spirits and leads us to a more embodied connection to ourselves, one another and the larger global community. Something worth celebrating!

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

INSTRUCTORS: Désirée Phillips

DATE: Wednesday

TIME:  9:00 – 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 / First Class Free!

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.

This urban hip-hop dance class blends a warm-up, light choreography breakdown, steady-state cardio and a short cool-down.

Pleasure Point Dance is taking our Pole Dance & Pole Fitness program to the next level! We have improved our Pole Studio and installed FIVE Ceiling Poles and Mood Lighting! It’s a high vibe!! Come check it out!!

Pre-Enrollment is highly encouraged. Space is Limited to 9 per Class.

MASK POLICY: Masks are Optional for All Persons

 

Class Sizes are Highly Limited – No Refunds for No Shows

Pole Dance Prices: $35 Drop In / $180 6 Class Pass

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Bodies, All Ways are Welcome Always!

 

Pole Dance Class Schedule: 

  • Monday 8:00 – 9:15pm Pole Tricks Level 1 Series with Vaidehi Amair (Highly Limited Specialty Class)
  • Friday 6:00pm Pole Conditioning with Vaidehi Amair (Highly Limited Specialty Class) Drop Ins Welcomed!
  • Intro to Pole 6 Week Series with Vaidehi Amair (Highly Limited Specialty Class : May 13th – June 17th – Friday 7:15pm – 8:30pm

 

Pole Conditioning Class: Weekly Class

INSTRUCTORS: Vaidehi Amair

DATE: Fridays

TIME:  6:00pm – 7:00pm

COST: $35 Drop In or $180 6 Class Pass ($30/Class)

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive – Dance Studio

LEVEL: BEGINNER LEVEL

CO-REQUISITE: We ask that you please also enroll in a weekly class that supports your Pole Journey: Abs & Splits, BUTI Yoga, or Intro to Pole 6 Week Series

LIMITED TO 6 PER CLASS

 

 

POLE CONDITIONING CLASS: Pole conditioning is a 1 hour class dedicated to teaching you basic conditioning and flexibility exercises to help you on your pole journey. Each class we focus on form, strength, and repetitions. You will build muscle tone, flexibility, and strength which will help you improve your movement quality, your ability to do different holds and tricks, and more.

 

CO-REQUISITE CLASS: We highly recommend you also take either BUTI Yoga, Abs & Splits, or another Pole Class to support your Pole development journey.

 

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

Intro to Pole 6 Week Series (May 13th – Jun 17th)

INSTRUCTORS: Vaidehi Amair

DATE: Fridays 

  • May 13th – June 17th

TIME:  7:15pm – 8:30pm 

COST: Full Series $180; Drop Ins are only allowed during first two classes of each series for $35

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive – Dance Studio

LEVEL: BEGINNER LEVEL

CO-REQUISITE: We ask that you please enroll in a weekly class that supports your Pole Journey: Abs & Splits, BUTI Yoga, or Pole Conditioning

LIMITED TO 6 PER CLASS

 

DESCRIPTION: Intro to Pole is a 1 hour and 15 min class dedicated to showing you the basics of pole movement such as holds, climbs, sits, and transitions. This is a great class to begin your pole journey and give you fun moves to practice on your own and share with your friends.

 

CO-REQUISITTES: Please commit to a full 6 week series AND you also enroll in a weekly Pole Conditioning, Abs & Splits, and/or BUTI Yoga Weekly Classes.

 

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

Pole Tricks Level 1: 6 Week Series (May 9th – June 13th)

INSTRUCTORS: Vaidehi Amair

DATE: Fridays

6 WEEK SERIES OPTIONS:

  • May 9th – June 13th

TIME:  8:00pm – 9:15pm

COST: Full Series $180

DROP INS: Allowed on the first class of each series for $35

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive – Dance Studio

LEVEL: LEVEL 1

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

SUGGESTED CO-REQUISITE: We ask that you please enroll in a weekly class that supports your Pole Journey: Abs & Splits, BUTI Yoga, or Pole Conditioning / Pole Fitness classes

 

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

 

LIMITED TO 9 PER 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.