We understand it can be daunting stepping into a new studio for the first time, so we want to make it easy for you. This page outlines some of the 8-week courses and casual classes that will introduce you to Burlesque, Pole Dance and Movement classes.
Bottoms Up! is an inclusive studio. We welcome everyone, all ages (18+), all walks of life, all gender identities, all levels of fitness. Everybody has to start somewhere. The hardest step
is beginning. You are almost there!!
We have three fantastic Beginner Burlesque classes on our timetable. Each class focusses on different elements of Burlesque and there is a style to tickle everyone's fancy!
Beginner level courses are for those with little or no previous experience in dance and burlesque. Casual classes are one off classes every week which require no bookings and are perfect for this unable to commit to an 8-week course. The 8-week Beginner course will delve further into the art of Burlesque.
The foundations to burlesque dancing!
For the absolute burlesque virgin! Bump and grind, peel and pose your way through this 8-week course. Learn the history and the foundations of Burlesque through playful poses, shimmies and shakes, hip and chest isolations, undulations, glove peeling and Burlesque struts. While learning technique and moves you will be guided through a choreographed group routine giving you the tools needed to develop body awareness and confidence, along with a cheeky and seductive burlesque attitude!
8-week course. Bookings essential
Bump 'N Grind. Shimmy 'N Shake.
This is a brand new casual class putting the sass into your Saturday mornings. Every week you will be treated to a new mini Burlesque routine focussing on different elements of the art of Burlesque. This class is perfect for those unable to commit to an 8-week course. Those wanting to try Burlesque with no commitment, and also for those students wanting to refine & practise their Burlesque moves. It is the ideal start to your weekend!
Casual class. Bookings required
Casual Chair choreography
For Beginners, new Beginners and everyone else that wants to dance on the humble chair!. Learning basic yet eye catching chair moves, combined with floorwork & movement put together in a mini routine. Sometimes sassy, sometimes slow, sometimes dynamic, but always fun! This class is perfect for those unable to commit to an 8-week course, and those students wanting an extra weekly class. You'll never look at a chair quite the same again!
Casual class. Bookings required
Designed for EVERYONE! All ages (adult), all gender identities, all shapes & sizes and all walks of life. Beginner Pole Dance introduces you to your new love affair with the pole! Combining basic pole moves, sassy spins, poses & burlesque dance moves. By the end of 8-weeks you’ll be spinning, climbing and be Bottoms Up! on the pole.
No strength or fitness level is required to join a Pole Beginner Course!
All strength will be gained throughout the course.
BEGINNERS POLE DANCE
For the absolute beginner!
Designed for ALL gender identities,: all ages, all genres, all shapes & sizes and all walks of life. This course introduces you to your new love affair with the pole! Combining basic pole moves, sassy spins, poses & burlesque dance moves. By the end of 8-weeks you’ll be spinning, climbing and be Bottoms Up! on the pole. You’ll also have one wickedly hot routine that will impress anybody!
8-week course.. Bookings required
BEGINNER POLE DANCE – LEVEL 2
Completed a Beginners course?
This is for those who have completed a Beginner level course, but not quite ready to move into intermediate levels. Intermediate levels require confidence climbing and inverting. Beginners 2 not only works on building these specific strengths weekly, but also focuses on all the spin moves put into different little combos each week. Comprising of spins, movement & footwork with choreography. You’ll be able to relax into the moves to create beautiful lines & flow, as you already know the technique, so let the flow happen. This is a really fun course!
8-week course.. Bookings required
Casual class, try with no commitment
If you’re interested in trying pole dancing we suggest coming to Pole’Ography on Saturday afternoons. This casual choreography class is perfect for beginners & new brand new students! You will learn basic spins, floorwork and movement and put together in a mini routine. Pole’Ography is great & fun cardio workout for your weekend, and a perfect introduction to Pole Dancing.
Casual Class. Bookings required
Slow down, sense more & let it all out
Floor Flow® is a movement practice that encourages you to get lost in the grounding and sensual nature of floorwork. Floor Flow was developed by Marlo Fisken, to reveal how focused floor contact can benefit everyone.
Heighten your movement awareness and creative potential as you practice easy-to-remember looping sequences that emphasize fluidity, control, and joint mobility. An ongoing Floor Flow practice can lead to immense athleticism, creativity, and expression.
In Floor Flow, the floor is your apparatus. What will you do with it?
Who is Floor Flow for?
It’s for everyone. If you can lay down on the floor, you can Floor Flow. Floor-work is therapeutic, safe, and very progressive. It’s the perfect place to gain awareness and freedom of movement. Yes, it can be performed at high levels, but it’s all rooted in the same basic foundations.
What happens in a Floor Flow class?
In a Floor Flow class, you will move creatively through slithery, circular, primal patterns. You will perform movements with both supple control and momentum.
With an emphasis on how things feel, rather than how they look, Floor Flow classes provide you a place to get out of your head, and into your body.
You can expect to learn easy to follow fluid combinations while simultaneously enhancing your mobility, control, musicality & expression.
Why is there so much rolling on the floor?
By learning movements where more than just your feet are attached to the floor, we have an opportunity to receive feedback about our mobility and movement quality. Plus it’s FUN.
Jacquie was the first certified Floor Flow® in the world under the Flow Movement brand, and is the only licensed Instructor in Australia.
Your body & mind will feel amazing after a Floor Flow® class. Many have said they sleep better, are less anxious, body feels lengthened and mind lighter. The Flow state is a beautiful way to be. This class is beneficial for anyone wanting to find fluidity & personal expression within themselves.
No experience or level is required to join us on the floor. You will need to wear long pants, socks or legwarmers, knee pads, and something to cover your shoulders.