EXOTIC (Level 2+3)

Lauren Lukrich
Owner of Kiska
  • Fri Dec 02, 2022
  • 06:30 PM (60 mins)
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Learn a complete Russian Exotic routine in this class. Be ready for transitions and techniques that use a fair amount of strength and control, as we build off the skills learned in the previous class level. Instruction will speed up and more difficult tricks and combos will be added as major elements in choreography. Be ready for one-armed exotic transitions and spins, handstand combos, transitions into/out of shoulder mounts, inversion combos, aerial split grip, cast offs and more.

Required Moves: Invert to leg hangs, working on shoulder mounts, one armed handstand variations, confident with static pole spins, split grip cast offs, etc

Prerequisites: Students should have advanced into or beyond Elements (Level 2+3), Plastic (Level 2) and feel confident picking up the choreography from Exotic (Level 2) and dancing it up to speed.

What to Wear?

Knee Pads should be worn to class. Exotic Fit Style requires dancers to kneel, rotate, move through and kip to the knees. Please take this extra precaution to avoid long term injury to your knees and help avoid bursitis. We highly recommend KISKA velcro knee pads as these are quick and easy to put on without taking off your heels. 

Heels are required and necessary to the movements and an over all workout technique of plastics. For the most success in class we recommend wearing “strips” (8 inch platform heels) to be able to properly maneuver over and around the toe box of the shoe during pointework and transitions.

Skin Exposure As a general rule, look at what skin your instructor has exposed and consider you may need to grip with these body parts during class. Level 2-3: Armpits, shoulders, stomach, knee pits and upper thighs should be exposed to help grip the pole during intermediate elements and transitions. Please DO NOT wear leggings.