Dance Classes: Dance, Movement, Motion AND Pole

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! 

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 / $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, ABS & Splits, and more!

We offer KIDS Peace Warriors Movement Arts SUMMER CAMPS (Yoga, Capoeira, Music, Dance, Gymnastics, Art, FUN!) and after school classes (Capoeira, Yoga+Dance+Art, Trapeze Yoga) during the school year.

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!

 

Current Adult / Teen Dance Studio Class Schedule: REGULAR CLASS PRICING / $18 Drop In / $150 10 Class Pass / $145 Unlimited Monthly / 6 Month AutoPay is ONLY $108 / Month!

  • 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)
  • Monday 6:45pm – BUTI Yoga with Vaidehi Amair (Dynamic Asana + Primal Movement + Tribal Dance)
  • Tuesday 9:00am – Latin Spice w/Renee Menard (Dance Fitness / Latin)
  • Wednesday 9:00am – Urban Cardio Glow Pop Up w/Desiree Phillips (Dance Fitness / Hip Hop) Oct 12th & 19th, Nov 9th
  • Wednesday 9:00am – Tropicalismo Dance Workout POP UP w/Marsea Marquis (Brazil, Cuba, Caribbean+) Oct 5th & 26th, Nov 2nd, 16th, 23rd, & 30th)
  • Wednesday 10:30am – Yin | Hips & Splits In Studio & Livestream w/Vaidehi Amair (Deep Stretch)
  • Wednesday 4pm (Located in Yoga Studio) – Pilates Flow  w/Elizabeth Charlton (Conditioning) LOCATED IN THE MAIN YOGA STUDIO
  • 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 (Conditioning)
  • Thursday 6:15pm – Tropicalismo Dance Workout w/Marsea Marquis (Brazil, Cuba, Caribbean+)
  • Friday 9:15am – Tropical Fusion w/Allison Haley (Dance Fitness / Afro / Latin)
  • Saturday 11am MONTHLYVIBE BRASIL: Brazilian Dance + Fitness w/Gisella Ferreira (Baile Funk, Samba, Axe) Oct 1st, 8th, & 22nd, Nov 5th & 19th

Pop Up Classes by Specific Dates:

  • Inversion Therapy Trapeze Yoga with Carissa Nations (Anti-Gravity Yoga Practice) Specified Saturdays @ 9:30am: Oct 22nd & 29th
  • FREE! Monday 9am – Beginner Cardio Hip Hop & Zumba w/Joy Smith (Learn the Top 10 Essential Moves!) THRU END OF 2022
  • Tropicalismo Dance Workout w/Marsea Marquis (Dance Fitness / Afro / Latin) Wednesday 9am (Brazil, Cuba, Caribbean+) Oct 5th & 26th, Nov 2nd, 16th, 23rd, & 30th)
  • Urban Cardio Glow w/Desiree Phillips (Dance Fitness / Hip Hop) Specified Wednesdays 9am: Oct 12th & 19th, Nov 9th
  • VIBE BRASIL: Brazilian Dance + Fitness w/Gisella Ferreira (Baile Funk, Samba, Axe) 11am on Oct 1st, 8th, & 22nd, Nov 5th & 19th!

Pole Dance Class Schedule: $35 Drop In / $120 4 Class Pass / $180 6 Class Pass / $250 10 Class Pass

  • Pole Dance Experience w/Vaidehi Amair – Oct 7th & 26st – $35 per Workshop – – Great for persons NEW TO POLE and considering our program
  • Pole Foundations with Vaidehi Amair (Absolute Beginner Class) Nov 4th – Dec 9th – Fridays 5:00pm – 6:15pm
  • Intro to Pole Choreography: 6 Week Series with Vaidehi Amair (Beginner Level Series) Nov 4th – Dec 9th – Fridays 6:30pm – 7:45pm
  • Pole Tricks Level 1 – Monday 8:00 – 9:15pm (Weekly Specialty Class)  with Vaidehi Amair Drop Ins Welcomed! EVERY WEEK

 

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.

Barre Flow wDeborah Yates (Conditioning)

INSTRUCTORS: Deborah Yates

DATES: Thursday 

TIMES: 10:15-11:15am

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

FREE Beginner Hip Hop & Zumba with Joy Smith

INSTRUCTORS: Joy Smith

DATE: Monday

TIME:  9am – 10:00am

COST: FREE thru the end of 2022

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.

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.

BUTI Yoga CLASS with Vaidehi Amair (Conditioning) + GLOW PARTY!!!

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!

What to Bring:
Yoga Mat, towel, and water

 

WE ARE ALSO HAVING A BUTI YOGA GLOW PARTY

DATES: November 5th

TIMES: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

COST: $35

Come celebrate by embodying the spirit of play, sensuality, fun, creativity and dance in our sacred CBD cacao ceremony, tribal glow paint body session, and healing spiral based movement BUTI Yoga dance workshop and dance party!

This evening of PLAY includes:

  • 1 hour BUTI YOGA session where you will sweat, tone, and increase your flexibility
  • Tribal Glow Paint Body session where you will decorate your body with fun glow paint for the dance party
  • Delicious CBD Cacao Ceremony to set intentions and practice self love affirmations
  • And a FUN GLOW DANCE party to shake it all out, celebrate and make new friends

Don’t miss this! Bring your friends. THIS IS A PARTAY. The more the merrier.

 

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!

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: Oct 22nd & 29th, Nov 5th & 19th, Dec 10 & 17

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 & Latin Fusion with Renee Menard or Sidney Nicol (Dance Fitness – Latin)

INSTRUCTORS: Renee Menard or Sidney Nicol

DAYS / TIMES:

  • Tuesday 9:00am – 10:00am (w/Renee Menard)
  • Wednesday 5:30pm – 6:30pm (Rotates between Renee & Sidney)

TIME: 9:00am – 10:00am

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 4:15pm – 5:15pm (Dance Studio) (Moves to 4PM in September)
  • Wednesday 4pm – 5pm (Main Yoga Studio)

COST: $18 drop in / Regular Class Pricing

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 / 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

Tropicalismo Dance Workout with Marsea Marquis (NEW DAYS / TIMES!)

INSTRUCTORS: Marsea Marquis

DAYS / TIMES:

  • Thursdays 6:15pm – 7:15pm
  • Wednesdays 9:00am – 10:00am – Sept 21 & 28, Oct 5 & 26th, Nov 2, 16, 23, & 30

COST: $18 Drop In / Regular Class Pricing

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive – DANCE Studio 

 

DESCRIPTION: Tropicalismo Dance Workout: Moving to the rhythms of Brazil, Cuba, Trinidad and beyond. with Marsea Marquis

Experience a full-body workout while synching your spirit to the rich music and dance found within regions of 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.

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

 

 

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!

Tropicalismo Dance Performance Workshop Series with Marsea Marquis (Sept 1 – 29)

INSTRUCTORS: Marsea Marquis

DATES: Thursdays (Sept 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29)

TIMES: 7:30pm – 8:30pm (NEW IN SEPTEMBER)

COST: $100 Full Series 

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive – DANCE Studio 

LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced

 

DESCRIPTION: 

New in September: Tropicalismo Dance Performance Workshop Series. 7:30-8:30 PM, Thursday evening with Marsea Marquis

This five week performance series runs through September. Together we will develop dance choreography which participants will perform in the Fall, venues TBD. There is a first event scheduled for October 1st. *Commitment includes a preregistration fee of $100. which covers the workshop series fee. You must be available for all five workshops please and sign up no later than Monday, August 29th. *There is an additional costume fee requirement with a budget of $150.

It is *recommended that workshop participants come to class beforehand, to maximize the ease and flow of learning and performing. Utilizing class time to warm-up and work on technique. This will help facilitate our time together creating our new works I’ve designed for the series. It makes for a long evening, so bring hydration and snacks. I look forward to dancing with you.

 

 

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 POP UP CLASS with Désirée Phillips (Dance Fitness – Urban / Hip Hop)

INSTRUCTORS: Désirée Phillips

DATE: Wednesdays: Sept 7 & 14, Oct 12 & 19, Nov 9

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.

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

VIBE BRASIL: Brazilian Dance + Fitness w/Gisella Ferreira

INSTRUCTORS: Gisella Ferreira

DATES:

  • Saturday POP UP CLASS 11am – 12pm:  (October 1st, 8th, & 22nd, November 5th & 19th)

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.

Yin | Hips & Splits (Deep & Slow Stretch) Livestream with Vaidehi Amair

INSTRUCTORS: Vaidehi Amair

DATES / TIMES: 60 minutes

  • Wednesdays 10:30am – 11:30am

COST: $18 Drop In / Regular Class Pricing

LOCATION: IN STUDIO & LIVESTREAM

 

DESCRIPTION:

The journey to 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

 

PLEASURE POINT POLE STUDIO

 

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

Class Sizes are Highly Limited – No Refunds for No Shows

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

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

All Bodies, All Ways are Welcome Always!

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pole Dance Experience w/Vaidehi Amair (Oct 7th & 26st)

INSTRUCTORS: Vaidehi Amair

DATE: 

  • Friday, Oct0ber 7th 6pm – 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, Oct0ber 26th 8pm – 9:30pm (Special New Moon Pole Experience)

 

COST: $35 per Workshop

LOCATION: 3603 Portola Drive – Dance Studio

LEVEL: BEGINNER LEVEL

 

LIMITED TO 9 PER CLASS

 

DESCRIPTION:

This workshop culminates in a fun pole dancing session where you get to learn the basics of pole, and a playful and fierce choreography that you can take home with you. The movement practices help you build strength, flexibility and confidence, releasing tension from your hips, and increasing your mobility and flexibility. Movement is medicine, let’s create a dance in celebration of this powerful time.

This is what the evening includes:
*Welcome Smudge Ceremony
*Power Building Intention Setting Cacao Ceremony
*Journal and Affirmation Practices
*Stretch and Strength Building Pole Warm Up
*Pole Dance Dance Basics and Choreography
*Closing Circle

What to Bring:
*Wear shorts and tank top/sports bra
*Bring leg warmers and/or socks
*Journal and Pen
*Mug for Cacao (cacao will be provided)

Pole Foundations: 6 Week Series (Nov 4th – Sept 9th)

INSTRUCTORS: Vaidehi Amair

DATE: Fridays 

  • November 4th – December 9th

TIME:  5:00 – 6:15pm

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

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 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: 6 Week Series (Nov 4th – Dec 9th)

INSTRUCTORS: Vaidehi Amair

DATE: Fridays 

  • November 4th – December 9th (6 Classes)

TIME:  6:30pm – 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

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 9 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 – 9:15pm

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

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

 

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.