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The Definitive Pole Camp Guide (Summer Edition)

By on May 16, 2016

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Summer is fast approaching and that means pole camp season is here. We have compiled the Definitive Pole Camp Guide for the savvy poler who desires to travel. We examine each camp and ferret out the details such as training and location highlights, what the all-star pole instructors have planned and, of course, how much bullion it costs to live a pole vacation dream. The camps begin in the late spring and progress into the autumn and we have categorized the camps into International and United States.

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International Camps

Aerial Arts Mountain Pole Camp

Location: Brand, Austria

Dates: September 22 – 25, 2016

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Instructors: Samantha Star, Valeria Bonalume and Anna-Maija Nyman

What are the highlights of the camp?

This well-rounded camp offers 24 pole workshops ranging from pole tricks to contortion to dance choreography. The emphasis is on total body training and wellness at altitude.

What makes this camp unique?

Enjoy the beauty of the Austrian Alps in the autumn and get some serious training in pole and aerial arts. This camp takes place at a four-star spa and wellness hotel and encompasses not only athletic instruction, but embraces the importance of full body recovery for aerialists and polers.

What does the daily schedule look like?

Participants can choose workshops each day and select workshop subjects based on training goals. In between workshops, participants can lounge at the pool, partake in the sauna or arrange spa treatments.

Who should go to this camp?

Mountain Pole Camp has workshops for all levels of students.

Hours of training per day?

Participants can take up to four workshops per day.

Cost and Deadlines:

€755 for single room, €699 for double room, €655 for three-bed room including accommodations, all-inclusive meals and snacks, spa and fitness facilities use.

Website: http://www.mountainpolecamp.com

 

Australia Pole Festival

Location: Broad Beach, Queensland, Australia

Dates: October 14 – 16, 2016

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Instructors: Nadia Shariff, Sergia Louise Anderson, Suwasit, Kristy Sellars, Justine McLucas, Amy Hazel and Chilli Rox.

What are the pole highlights of the camp?

This jam-packed weekend is focused on learning new moves, new pole styles, new choreography and making new friends. The beach party on Saturday night is a truly Australian experience with cricket, volleyball, football (soccer for those in the U.S.A) and a barbeque.

What makes this camp unique?

All workshops are included once booked, campers are guaranteed a workshop with each instructor and do not have to sign up daily for workshops. Participants stay in a well-appointed beachside hotel with quick access to all the hot places on Australia’s Gold Coast.

What does the daily schedule look like?

Participants can opt into yoga class in the morning, followed by two pole classes and two non-pole classes each day of camp.

Who should go to this camp?

Pole Fest is designed for beginners to advanced students with workshops for all levels.

Hours of training per day?

Four hours of pole workshops selected from a plethora of daily workshops.

Cost and Deadlines:

AUD$1,095 includes three nights accommodation in a five-star hotel, twelve workshops, entry to all activities, daily lunch, and a bag of swag.

Website: www.polefestival.com.au

 

Corsica Pole Camp

Location: Corsica, France

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Instructors: 2016

May 1 – 8 Marion Crampe

May 8 -15 Michelle Shimmy and Maddie Sparkle

May 15 – 22 Natasha Wang

What are the pole highlights of the camp?

A week of coaching with world-renowned pole goddesses will, no doubt, produce cohesive poling and skill advancement. Each week allows attendees to learn signature tricks, skills and choreography from each luminary.

What makes this camp unique?

Corsica Pole Camp offers participants the chance to work with remarkable instructors and spend a week on the charming Mediterranean island of Corsica. Besides beach time, group activities and fun nights on the town, participants also can watch or participate in performances at the end of the week.

What does the daily schedule look like?

There are two workshops or more daily, practice time and free time to explore the island.

Who should go to this camp?

Intermediate students and up will be best suited for this camp.

Hours of training per day?

Each day has at least two workshops minimum, with heavier training days planned.

Cost and Deadlines:

€1,050 for one week (Includes accommodations, workshops and some food).

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/434258326754689/

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Croatia Pole Camp

Location: Pula, Croatia

Dates: September 22 – 25, 2016

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Instructors: Marion Crampe, Nadia Sharif and Bendy Kate

What are the pole highlights of the camp?

Multiple pole workshops per day, and bonus classes in yoga, pilates, chair dance, sensual workout and sensual pole.

What makes this camp unique?

The camp is set on the Adriatic coast, a short distance from historic Pula. The hotel is nestled on a gorgeous beach, but also boasts a state-of-the-art recreation center, pool, and water activities.

What does the daily schedule look like?

Students can attend three pole workshops and any extra fitness and dance classes during the stay. Students may add on extra workshops for a fee.

Who should be at this camp?

All levels are welcome; attendees will have options for workshops.

Hours of training per day?

Each day varies, depending on students desire for extra classes beyond the allotted pole workshop per day.

Cost and Deadlines:

Package 1 (breakfast and dinner)€400.

Package 2 (breakfast, lunch and dinner) €450.

Website: http://www.croatiapolecamp.com

 

Eat Sleep Pole Retreat – London

Location: Ecole de Pole, London, UK

Dates: July 31 – August 6 2016

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Instructors: Michelle Natoli, Lisette Krol, Terri Fierce, Justine McLucas

What are the pole highlights of the camp?

The Eat Sleep Pole Retreat offers two to three hours of daily pole workshops, plus twerkshops and workshops in doubles, aerial, fitness, contortion and acro. Students may sign-up for three, four or seven day packages.

What makes this camp unique?

Depending on the packages, the camp includes exclusive pole-related workshops, a Thames river cruise, a street pole challenge and fun tourist activities in London. Millie Robinson will be available to book photo sessions for students.

What does the daily schedule look like?

Participants have two to three hours of pole daily and a variety of optional classes.

Who should go to this camp?

This camp is designed for intermediate to advanced students.

Hours of training per day?

Two to three hours of pole workshops, plus extra workshops and elective pole jams.

Cost and Deadlines:

3 DAYS – INTER/ADV or ADV/PRO Options  – £315

4 DAYS – INTER/ADV or ADV/PRO Options – £410

7 DAYS – INTER/ADV or ADV/PRO Options – £575

Website: www.ecoledepole.co.uk

 

Ibiza Pole Camp

Location: Ibiza, Spain

Dates: 2016

Wellness Spring Camp: May 7 – 10

Hippie Summer Camp: September 19 – 25

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Instructors:

May: Alessandra Marchetti, Ola Jas and Davide Lacagnina

September: Sasja Lee, Phoenix Kazree, Ola Jas and Gui Wandresen.

What are the pole highlights of the camp?

International pole stars offer workshops daily and participants may take additional classes in acro yoga, burlesque and stretching. The camp strives to present participants with different skills beside the newest pole dance tricks, such as choreography, acro work and flexibility.

What makes this camp unique?

The dazzling isle of Ibiza is known for incomparable clubbing, but this camp also allows for island adventures including sailing, hiking and beach lounging. Ibiza Pole Camp is organized by savvy island residents who wish to share the local’s vacation on Ibiza. The May camp has a wellness theme and the September camp has a beach au-natural theme.

What does the daily schedule look like?

Daily, participants get three scheduled hours of pole classes and day and evening activity choices.

Who should go to this camp?

The camp is divided into three groups based on skill level to maximize the experience.

Hours of training per day?

Three hours per day of pole training plus planned activities.

Cost and Deadlines:

Wellness Camp

Basic camp (only classes) €480.

Camp with accommodations, breakfast and activities: May €899

Hippie Summer Pole Camp

Discover Ibiza Package €740

Just dance Package- classes only €490

Website: http://www.ibizapolecamp.eu

 

Ibiza Summer Pole Camp

Location: Ibiza, Spain

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Dates: 2016

Summer Camp: June 19 – 26

Autumn Camp: September 18 – 25

Instructors: Amy Hazel, Lisette Krol, Anastasia Skukhtorova and Michelle Natoli

What are the pole highlights of the camp?

This dynamic camp offers a balanced mix of pole, stretching and dance-based classes. Participants will learn new styles of pole and have the opportunity to work on new movement patterns for dance, pole and contortion.

What makes this camp unique?

Besides beach party appeal and first-rate workshops, this camp offers participants the chance to meet new pole friends, enjoy group excursions and experience the Ibizan nightlife. Also included is the legendary white party showcase, a day excursion to Formentera Island and a gorgeous pole photo shoot on the beach.

What does the daily schedule look like?

Participants take in pole workshops every day with lunch breaks and scheduled leisure time for the beach and evening clubbing.

Who should go to this camp?

This camp is for all students and all levels.

Hours of training per day?

Participants have at least one hour of pole and one hour of stretching per day.

Cost and Deadlines:

€ 1,285 per person in a double room, 
€ 1,239 per person in a three-bed room,

€ 1,585 per person in a single room.

Website:

English http://en.summerpolecamps.com/

German http://www.polecamps.com/

 

Insight Movement Pole Camp

Location: Seoul, Korea

Dates: August 3 – 7, 2016

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Instructors: Marlo Fisken, Kenneth Kao, Heidi Coker and Nadia Sharif

What are the pole highlights of the camp?

This camp features a two-day package or five-day package offering 16-plus hours of pole, floor and acrobatics classes. Hansabu Studio is a state of the art studio with gymnastics floors, martial arts practice space and tall poles.

What makes this camp unique?

The Hansabu studio offers a special workshop in martial arts acrobatics and tricking with a master instructor. The workshops explore new movement patterns and combine martial arts with pole and floor movement.

What does the daily schedule look like?

All classes begin after noon and allow for morning time exploring the city or attending extra classes at the studio.

Who should go to this camp?

Intermediate polers and advanced polers will get the most out of this camp.

Hours of training per day?

This camp bestows three hours of workshops per day.

Cost and Deadlines:

Two-day package $450 and five-day package $850.

Website: http://www.insightmovement.com

 

International Pole Camp

Location: Bibione, Italy

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Dates: 2016

Camp 1: September 24 – 27

Camp 2: September 29 – October 2

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Instructors: Evgeny Greshilov, Doris Arnold, Kira Noire, Vladimir Karachunov, Yevgeniya Stöcklin, Julia Damm, Birgit Untermair and Anna Pichler

What are the pole highlights of the camp?

International Pole Camp awards participants the experience of superlative instructors with an inclusive, group-oriented environment for learning. The fourth year of this camp imparts workshops ranging from beginner to advanced.

What makes this camp unique?

The camp is all-inclusive including all workshops, four-star accommodations, dining and shows. The camp is located on the picturesque Adriatic Sea and participants are able to sightsee, visit the beach and partake in tourist activities.

What does the daily schedule look like?

This camp focuses on training; participants have workshops in the morning through the afternoon. There are also evening performances.

Who should go to this camp?

The camp was designed for pole dancers of all levels, however participants will get the most out of the camp if they have a minimum of six months on the pole.

Hours of training per day?

Daily workshops both morning and afternoon.

Cost and Deadlines:

Early-Birds Discount until May 31, 2016. Camp One and Two: €505 – €605, XXL Camp€1,090 – €1,510

Booking Deadline: September 12, 2016.

Website: http://www.polecamp.at/en/

 

Lisbon Pole Camp

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Dates: August 1 – 4, 2016

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Instructors: Natasha Wang

What are the pole highlights of the camp?

Lisbon Pole Camp is a four-day Summer Pole Camp that centers on working with one instructor and learning not just her signature tricks, but also her dance flow and style. This camp only has ten spots, offering participants one-on-one time and a more personalized learning environment.

What makes this camp unique?

The participants can sample the cultural life and gastronomy of the city of Lisbon, while developing individual artistic movement on the pole. Lisbon Pole Camp allows participants to work intensely, but also have time to appreciate Portugal.

What does the daily schedule look like?

This camp is loaded the first three days with intensive workshops. After the workshops the participants get to experience fun activities, sight seeing, visiting the beach and a closing event.

Who should go to this camp?

This year the camp is opened to intermediate and advanced students.

Hours of training per day?

There is on average four hours of training per day.

Cost and Deadlines:

“Queen of the Ocean” package: €900.

“Tagus Princess” package: €700.

Website:http://www.lisbonpolecamp.com

 

Singapore Pole Retreat

Location: Ecole de Pole Asia, Singapore

Dates: May 29 – June 4 20 16

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Instructors: Sarah Scott, Justine McLucas and Danni Tiang

What are the pole highlights of the camp?

This retreat offers two to three hours of daily pole workshops, including dance, aerial and contortion extra choices and the opportunity for extra private lessons. Students may sign-up for single workshops or book three to seven day packages.

What makes this camp unique?

If booking multi-day packages, students get to learn a progression of lessons each day from the instructors. The packages include unique pole-related workshops, a sunset harbor cruise and other fun group activities.

What does the daily schedule look like?

Participants get two to three hours of pole and a variety of optional class including lyrical and contemporary dance, exotic pole choreo and contortion.

Who should go to this camp?

This retreat is best for intermediate to advanced students.

Hours of training per day?

Two to three hours of pole workshops, plus dance workshops and optional studio time and pole jams.

Cost and Deadlines:

3 DAYS – INTER/ADV or ADV/PRO Options  – £375 / SGD 749

4 DAYS – INTER/ADV or ADV/PRO Options – £525 / SGD 1125

7 DAYS – INTER/ADV or ADV/PRO Options – £765 / SGD 1640

Website: www.ecoledepoleasia.com

 

Summer Pole Camp – St. Marten

Location: St. Martin Island, Caribbean

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Dates: 2016

Week 1: July 18 – 24 Heidi Coker and Estee Zakar

Week 2: July 25 – 31 Rebecca Starr and Charlee Shae Wagner

Week 3: August 1 – 7 Samantha Star Cuomo and Prana Ovide-Etienne

What is the Essence of camp and things that an attendee will gain?

Imagine an unforgettable Caribbean beach retreat that included seriously fun pole workshops, and Summer Pole Camp was born. Campers will gain self-confidence and the opportunity to work with incredible instructors in an open and welcoming atmosphere.

What are the pole highlights of the camp?

This camp is designed with a robust training heart but also a holiday balance that affords campers beach activity time on Saint Martin. Summer Pole Camp incorporates a pole beach photo shoot and a glittering performance night.

What makes this camp unique?

The camp was started in 2007 and encompasses extraordinary instructors and draws an international assortment of campers.

What does the daily schedule look like?

This camp flows on island time; a leisurely morning is followed by two hours of pole training. The afternoons are open for beach time, private lessons and island adventures. Evenings are spent as a group dining, dancing and partaking in the Caribbean.

Who should go to this camp?

Students are placed into groups according to level. Motivated students will gain the most from the camp and the highly supportive environment.

Hours of training per day?

This camp averages two to four hours of workshops per day.

Cost and Deadlines:

Single room: €1,395.

Double room (share with 1 camper): €1,195.

Triple room (share with 2 campers): €1,075.

Bring a friend (if you choose a single room): €475.

Website:

http://www.milanpoledance.com/index.php/en/summer-pole-camp-in-st-martin-fwi

 

Premium Pole Camp Marrakesh

Location: Marrakesh, Morocco

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Dates and Instructors: 2016

April 23 – 29: Vane Lunatica, Prana, Laura Mété and Aurélie Bernard

July 9 – 15: Josiah Badass, Prana and Vanessa Montoan

July 16 – 22: Natasha Wang, Cyd Sailor and Jenny Acrobate

What are the pole highlights of the camp?

Premium Pole Camp was designed as a concentrated week of pole and aerial instruction in one of the most exotic destinations on the planet. The camp is held in a Moroccan spa-like setting and presents three pole VIPs each week.

What makes this camp unique?

Marrakesh is one of the most striking and exhilarating destinations for travel. This camp stages outstanding pole and aerial workshops and allows participants time to explore the markets of Marrakesh, experience teahouses and Moroccan culture plus relax with swimming and massage therapy.

What does the daily schedule look like?

Participants partake in two morning workshops of pole dance, aerial hoop or silks. The afternoon involves one workshop of pole plus a choice of dance or contortion classes.

Who should go to this camp?

This camp is for all pole dancers, beginner through advanced.

Hours of training per day?

There are three hours of pole and aerial workshops per day and one hour of dance or stretching.

Cost and Deadlines: From €1,250.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/premium.pole.camp

 

Camps in the United States

 

Foxxy Pole Camp with Dakota Fox

Location: Cary, North Carolina

Dates: Schedule a Time

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Instructors: Dakota Fox and the Aradia Fitness Cary instructor team

What are the pole highlights of the camp?

The attractiveness of this camp is in the freedom to create a personalized pole-cation with Dakota and her team at Aradia Fitness. The camp is cost-efficient and includes three days of unlimited classes, accommodations and a private lesson with Dakota.

What makes this camp unique?

Foxxy Pole Camp is designed for tailored training goals and can be booked at anytime, depending, of course, on Dakota’s availability. The experience is truly custom-made to the individual.

What does the daily schedule look like?

Participants can select classes from the class schedule at Aradia and train as much or as little as desired.

Who should go to this camp?

Foxxy Pole Camp is perfect for any level of pole student.

Hours of training per day?

Most campers average two to three classes per day as well as private training and average two to six hours of training during the stay.

Cost and Deadlines: One camper: $400.

Two campers: $650.

Website: http://cary.aradiafitness.com Email Dakota to inquire

 

Body & Pole Annual Summer Camp 

Location: Body & Pole New York City, New York

Dates: July 20 – 30, 2016

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Instructors: Shaina Cruea, Dalijah Franklin, Irmingard Mayer, Jeni Janover, Kyra Johannesen, Lara Michaels, Michelle Natoli, Michelle Stanek, Tracee Kafer, Rebecca Starr and Kelly McLaughlin and more.

What are the pole highlights of the camp?

The camp is fashioned to create a balanced prospectus that covers performance quality with workshops in fluidity, composition, and transitions to increasing strength dynamics through tricks, technique, and endurance sequencing. The camp is ten days of rigorous training, with 22 classes and 44 hours of total training.

What makes this camp unique?

The caliber of instruction is unparalleled and the class choices are multi-dimensional. Participants get to experience the New York pole and aerial arts scene through influential instructors and there are only 24 spots available, keeping the camp personalized.

What does the daily schedule look like?

Two to three classes per day for ten days, totally 44 hours of training.

Who should go to this camp?

The camp is divided into two levels, a Level 2/3 track, which is intermediate, and a Level 4/5 track, which is advanced.

Hours of training per day?

At least three hours per day of workshops and training for attendees.

Cost and Deadlines:

$1,149, there are 24 spots open each summer, 12 in Level 2/3 and 12 in Level 4/5. Email submission to summerpolecamp@bodyandpole.com

Website: http://bodyandpole.com/intensive-programs/summer-camp/

 

Gravity Key West Summer Pole Camp

Location: Gravity Fitness Key West, Florida

Dates: September 26 – October 1, 2016

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Instructors: Estee Zakar, Karol Helms, Sergia Louise Anderson, Rafaela Montanaro, Kelly Elizabeth Goss, Allison Sipes and Monica Matroci

What are the pole highlights of the camp?

If training with the pole elite and getting a well-rounded training experience in aerial and fitness is a priority, this is the camp. Workshops include pole, aerial hoop, aerial yoga, and TRX Suspension Training and this camp presents beach-based fitness.

What makes this camp unique?

Attendees can relish the island paradise of Key West and indulge in concentrated workshops in pole and aerial. Fitness-based beach activities include paddle boarding, snorkeling and parasailing.

What does the daily schedule look like?

Every day begins with a fitness class and allots several pole and aerial workshops. Group activity time for paddle boarding, snorkeling and beach fitness is also written into the schedule.

Who should go to this camp?

This camp offers workshops for all levels of skill.

Hours of training per day?

Attendees can train up to six hours per day, but most average four hours of training daily.

Cost and Deadlines:

Non-refundable down payment of $500 to reserve your spot by April 30, 2016. Can make the rest of the payments May 30 and June 30.

Camp Cost if first payment made by April 30, 2016.

Room for two people $1,300 per person.

Single Room $1,500 per person.

Camp Cost after June 30, 2016.

Room for 2 people $1,450 per person.

Single Room $1,650 per person.

Website: www.gravitykeywest.com

 

Training Camp at Shine

Location: Shine Alternative Fitness, Las Vegas, Nevada

Dates: June 13 – 17, 2016

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Instructors: Dima Shine, Jamilla Deville, Leysan Gayazova, Brandon Pereyda and Talia Marino

What are the pole highlights of the camp?

Shine is not only one of the top training facilities for aerial and pole in the United States, but offers instructional access to the leading performers who are pushing the industry forward. Shine’s camp is meant to diversify skill sets within the aerial world and provide campers with a thorough yet affordable training experience that can be repeated and built on with future camps.

What makes this camp unique?

Paramount instructors, who are professional performers and artists, share experiences, training tips and instruction. Bonus knowledge: Roger Stricker, who has been with Cirque du Soleil for over 20 years and is a supervisor of the Make up Department will also be on hand.

What does the daily schedule look like?

Campers will get four hours of workshops daily and recreation time to discover opulent Las Vegas.

Who should go to this camp?

The Camp is created for intermediate and advanced level students.

Hours of training per day? Four hours of pole and aerial workshops daily.

Cost and Deadlines: The cost is $349 before May 1 and $399 after May 1.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1581095458878143/

 

Pole Flow Presents the Mile High Pole Camp

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Dates: June 28 – July 2, 2016

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Instructors: Marlo Fisken, Kenneth Kao, Nadia Shariff and guest instructors in parkour, off-the-pole tricking and partnering workshops.

What are the pole highlights of the camp?

Mile High Pole Camp is a total body movement camp that includes workshops in pole, parkour, flow, tricking and flexibility.

What makes this camp unique?

Over the course of five days, students will experience workshops is cross-disciplines related to pole and dance. Students and teachers will leave with new teaching skills, better body awareness, new transitions and improved flow development and movement choreography.

What does the daily schedule look like?

Attendees will experience a variety of workshops each day.

Who should go to this camp?

This camp is open to upper level pole students who submit a video.

Hours of training per day?

This event typically offers three hours of training workshops per day.

Cost and Deadlines: $550 for workshops and activities. Submission deadline May 1

Website: http://flowmovement.net/poleflowcamp

 

The Vertitude Summer Pole Camp 2016

Location: Canoga Park, California

Dates: August 12 – 21, 2016

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Instructors: Sergia Louise Anderson, Mary Ashton Kolacinski, Brian Wolf, Tiffany Rose Mockler, Katherine Voorhees, Taryn Francis Yermilov and Lyndsey Gago

What makes the camp unique?

The Vertitude Summer Pole Camp focuses on choreography and dance technique geared toward pole performance. The camp provides an array of dance disciplines and pole disciplines that drive participants into new movement exploration.

What are the pole highlights of the camp?

Sergia Louise Anderson will be offering her Signature Choreo Feedback Series to all campers. The camp generates dance and pole dance choreography development and bestows the opportunity for creative feedback.

What does the daily schedule look like?

There is a choice of daily workshops at the Vertitude; most campers average four hours of training per day.

Who should go to this camp?

This camp is designed for intermediate and advanced polers, who want to improve pole performance and choreography. Pre-requisites: shoulder mount, brass monkey, and extended butterfly

Hours of training per day? Four hour of workshops daily.

Cost and Deadlines:

$899 by May 1, 2016.

$999 after May 2, 2016.

Website: http://www.thevertitude.com/summer-pole-camp/

 

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