Adult Classes

To register, please email serra@vibrantdance.com or text 250-616-2726.  Currently the studio software is not ideal for our adult program, so I am happy to assist and place you!

All our adult classes run as 6 week sessions.  We also allow drop in's for classes that aren't full.

Session 1 starts the week of January 31st-February 6(we hope...waiting on Public Health orders....) Thankful all our youth will be able to dance as of January 10th.

Coming in January, more classes and WORKSHOPS in... Bhangra, Chair, Dance Hall..... ;)

Be sure to follow on social media:

@VIBEnanaimo AND @PoleVibez

Extra Covid Protocols for Adults:

  • Smaller class sizes than our youth classes
  • Masks worn to enter and exit. Mask wearing is optional while dancing
  • Check out our full Covid plan here
  • Adults will be asked to present Vaccine Pass

Adult Class Fees (all fees include GST)

Registration fee for the season
(
Due Annually) 
$30
Pole Classes 1 session $110
  2 sessions $210
  3 sessions $300
Class  with AJ, Cody, Marina, Genevieve, Demitria and Ramona $89
Hip Hop - with Serra $75
1 Session is 1 class per week, for 6 weeks (6 classes total)
2 sessions is 2 classes per week, for 6 weeks (12 classes total)
3 sessions is 3 classes per week, for 6 weeks (18 classes total)
Drop in to Pole $25.  Drop in other adult classes $15

Monday

7:00-7:45pm
Serra
Advanced Cardio Hip Hop
8:15-9:15pm
AJ
Hip Hop Advanced/open Level
8:30-9:30pm
Demitria
Contemporary

Tuesday

6:30-7:30pm
Genevieve
Street Jazz Open Level
6:30-7:30pm
Marina
Hip hop Open Level

Wednesday

6:00-7:00pm
Ramona
Belly Dance Foundations Intro/Lvl 1
7:15-8:15
Ramona
BellyDance Skills, Drills & Combos- Inter/Adv
7:15-8:00pm
Serra
Cardio Hip Hop Inter/Adv

Thursday

7:20-8:20pm
Cody
Hip Hop Open Level

Friday

7:15-8:00pm
Serra
Hip Hop Beginner Level

Saturday

2:00-3:00
Erica
Intro to Inverts Pole
3:15-4:15pm
Erica
Intro to Climbing Pole
4:30-5:30pm
Erica
Classic Choreo Pole
5:45-6:45pm
Erica
Intro to Pole

Sunday

11:30-12:30pm
Sybil
Slinky Sirens: Plastique
12:45-1:45pm
Sybil
Basewerk Foundations
2:15-3:15pm
Shaileena
Intro to Aerial Pole
3:30-4:30pm
Shaileena
Slay all Day in heels Tricks
4:45-5:45pm
Shaileena
Pole Combos Intermediate
7:30-9:30pm
Serra
Ballet Class - for experienced dancers

Adult Dance Classes

Advanced Hip Hop w/ AJ:

Focus on hip hop grooves, but moving faster with this class, geared towards intermediate to advanced levels.  Learn hip hop grooves and work on creating your own unique twist with them.

Street Jazz w/ Genevieve Caron:

Good warm up, some technique exercises from jazz and hip hop styles.  Conditioning with a feel good stretch and then a super fun combo.  Think back up dancer for Janet Jackson style :)

Marina's Tuesday Open Level Hip Hop:

Super fun, high energy.  Great warm up, learn some groove and a little choreography for each class.

Intermediate Hip Hop w/ Serra "Cardio Hip Hop"

Great for any level as focus is on learning hip hop grooves, terminology and movement quality.  A lot of repetition so you are mastering them by the end of class. Great for Intermediate to Advanced Levels.  Goal is to dance for the whole song, then take a break and repeat!

BELLYDANCE with Ramona!!

 

Foundations- 6-7pm Wednesdays 

Instruction will be centered on basic foundations of bellydance, with an easy and slow-paced focus on isolations, articulations and rhythmic movements. This base will create a solid foundation from which progressions can flow. The emphasis is on developing a grasp of the mechanics of each movement so that the dancer builds the skill and confidence to master a simple repertoire. 

Skills, Drills & Combos 715-815pm Wednesdays

At this intermediate level, dancers will review the 'foundations' and learn more complex movements, including basic layering technique. Stylized drills and linking steps with combos and choreography will focus on seamlessly linking movement with flare and grace.

Beginners Hip Hop w/ Serra Fridays:

This is an excellent option for those brand new, keen to learn, and no knowledge of hip hop! Come one, come all!

Sundays are for BALLET:

Come join Serra and Jen as we share an intermediate to advanced level class geared towards those with tremendous ballet experience, keen to move again. May have not danced for 2 years or 10 years, but the knowledge is there.  $15 Drop In.  730pm

Kizomba w/ David:
IS BACK AT THE STUDIO!!!

Kizomba is one of the most popular partner dances available, which has exploded world wide in just the last few years. Although it originated in Africa, the version taught here is the more modern one that has evolved out of Europe. Some call it kizomba fusion, some call it urban Kiz. Whatever you call it, it sure is fun!

'Kizomba on the Island' has been operating out of Vibe Dance Studio for 2 years now and boasts one of the largest kizomba communities in Canada! If you would like more information please check the Facebook group, or email David at kizombaontheisland@gmail.com. We would love to show you our passion!

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Trial Class

Not sure about pole?  In this 60min class, test the waters with no commitment and learn the basics of pole dance.  Work up a sweat to some rad tune-age and fall in love this this sport.  $25.

What to Bring:

All classes: water, yoga mat, knee pads, pole shorts, towel and grip aid (we will have this available for purchase as well). Mask optional (recommended if comfortable wearing). No jewelry, no lotion day of on body (slippery lol).

Exotic: knee pads, pleasers or socks and sass.

Pole Classes

Intro to Pole: Saturdays 545-645pm

Come one, come all!  This class if for everyone!  You heard it... Everyone!  Geared towards people with zero experience, you learn the basics of pole and what muscles to recruit to safely glide your fine self around the pole.  Not feeling graceful?  Not feeling strong enough?  Well friend, we have heard it all.  That stuff will come with practices, so no more excuses and come down for some "lolz",  good vibes and the support of great people.

Intro to Climbing: Saturdays 315-415pm
(Must complete Intro to Pole)

This class is for people with a little pole experience, who would like to start their journey up the pole, developing the strength needed to climb to the very top!!  There is nothing else like it.  This class includes conditioning to get those muscles nice and strong, allowing you to get where you need to be.  Nothing gives us greater pleasure than to see you succeed, and remember, pole takes time.  You will not get to the top on the first day, so please be nice to yourself, show up ready to have fun, and let us help you.

Intro to Inverts: Saturdays 2-3pm
(Must be able to climb to the top of the pole)

Congratulations, you have made it to the top!!  Now, the real fun begins; time to get upside down on that pole.  We know what you're thinking, but no need to be scared as in this class you will learn how to SAFELY and effectively invert on the pole.  We will give you a comprehensive, step by step road map to get you there, so don't fret!  Keep at it and pretty soon you will be hanging around!!

Intro to Aerial Pole: Sundays 215-315pm
(Must be able to invert safely with control)

Now that you've learned how to invert safely, you will learn how to refine and hone in your craft, as well as play around with shapes up and around the pole.  This is a class that will be ongoing until you learn the skills necessary to move up to the next level.  

Aerial Intermediate 1: (not currently offered, but will be when dancers have progressed)

Now that you are a unicorn with a solid leg hang and a strong aerial insert, we will be working on dropping into Aesha, and getting those shoulder mounts stronger.  Must be able to drop into Aesha in all three grips in order to move on to the next level.

Aerial Intermediate 2- Pole Combos: Sundays 445-545pm

Okay.  So let's get a bit crazy.  In this class we link all those moves you have worked so hard on perfecting and put them together into combos, tricks and backflips.  We will work our combos on both spin and static.  Must have a strong shoulder mount and be able to hold Aesha for 5-10 seconds.  Handsprings recommended.

Hand Balancing: (not currently offered)

Let's get upside down.  We start with intro level hand balances, strengthening exercises and drills to build a strong foundation for the perfect handstand! All levels welcome.

Bend & Flex: Not currently offered

Want to improve those lines?  ME TOO!  Come join us for active and passive flexibility work to help you move gracefully and just help with your plain old every day range of motion.  Never pull a muscle bending over to get the milk out of the fridge again!

Slinky Sirens: Plastique Sundays 1130am-1230pm

In this class we will be exploring "Plastic" floor work style which originated in the Russian pole dance scene.  It has roots in the sensuality of stripper culture and the aero of modern dance and hip hop.  Its main focus is on fluidity of movement, seamless transitions and leg work illusions while keeping a hypnotic and sensual flare.  Kneepads and heels required.  Pleasers style platform heels only.  Must be 7 inch heel or higher.  No street heels please.  Socks can be used if you do not have heels.  Resources on where to buy shoes can be provided.

Basewerk Foundations: Sundays 1245-145pm

Pre req- intro to Pole:
This class will work on continuing into more advanced skills but focus on tricks and transitions around the base of the pole (curriculum for intro to climb and intro to pole will be included). You will be learning the foundations of Russian Low Flow and Russian Hard Style as well as incorporating elements of Plastique (floor work). You will learn the foundations required to start moving through more across based moves as well as conditioning those movements to become fluid and appear effortless.  Kneepads required. Heels recommended, but socks can be used instead.  Pleaser style platform only, Resources can be provided for where to buy shoes.

Intro+: Sundays 2-3pm (not currently offered)

This is a Multi level beginner class, perfect for people who are new, people with previous dance experience or people who have taken Intro to Pole and want to keep refining their skills while still learning new things. 
Curriculum will be taken from both Intro to Pole and Intro to Climb and applied in a meet you where you are at format.

Slay All Day Flow in heels: (not currently offered)
(Must have completed 6 classes of Intro to Pole)

Students will work on linking movements together with simple combos and spins to work on their "flow"  Come slink and slide around the pole with us, get your sexy on, with this exotic style dance class.  Knee pads recommended.

Slay all Day Tricks in Heels: Sundays 330-430pm
(Must have completed Intro to Pole and be comfortable with rolls and pole assisted handstands)

Learn the signature tricks of the big names out there, along with some sassy choreography.  Get all gussied up in this empowering class with fun to be had by all!