November 12 – 14

Weekend Immersion: Chinese Pole

About this Immersion

Gravity defying. Floating transitions. Effortless power. These are hallmarks of the traditional circus art form that is now the highlight of many contemporary circus performances. In this deep dive into the Chinese pole with instructor Brooke Locke, you’ll work on new entrances for slides and dynamic baby, conditioning for handstands and flags, and more. With two 20′ rubberized poles, a custom pole mat and a pit mat, you’ll have the space and the equipment to practice new skills and sequences. Each class will begin with stretches and exercises to prepare the body for the rigors of this apparatus, and each class will end with a cool down and body maintenance work to keep your body healthy.

DETAILS

Cost:
$350

Early Bird Discount:
Get the special $325 early bird price if you register before October 22nd!

Instructor:
Brooke Locke

Age:
18 and up.

Schedule:
Friday 5:30 – 8:30pm
Saturday 4 – 6:30pm & 7 – 8:30pm
Sunday 10:30am – 12:30pm & 1 – 3pm

Prerequisites:
Participants must be able to climb the pole 3 times in a row, have an understanding of basic slides, and be working on handstands from the floor or kicking up on the pole. Either dance pole or Chinese pole experience are suitable. Please dress in layers that include stretchy jeans with leggings underneath, a belt without a metal buckle to keep them from falling down, a long sleeve shirt, and smooth-soled shoes. We suggest Feiyue Martial Arts Shoes, available online. Check out Feyie Martial Arts shoes (we love to support our local shop www.windhammovementapparel.com).

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Brooke Locke has been onstage wowing audiences since the age of 2. After seeing her first Cirque du Soleil show while at a dance competition in Las Vegas, she shifted her focus from dance to circus and auditioned for the ProTrack Program at the New England Center for Circus Arts. Brooke graduated with a major in Chinese Pole and a minor in acro dance in 2020 and now continues to train and coach at NECCA while pursuing her performing career. When not in the studio Brooke can be found cutting and styling hair, or playing with her pup, Opal.


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