The workshops

all workshops will be 60-90 minutes, unless specified

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Amy Hazel

SIGNATURE TRICKS AND COMBOS
Known for her unique shapes, Amy Hazel’s signature tricks workshop is one of a kind. Learning a range of strength based techniques, bendy tips and tricks as well as famous signature Amy Hazel moves. Tricks may be requested during the class and will be taught if applicable to the students' abilities.
Suitable for UPPER INTERMEDIATE and above
8AM SAT 21st APRIL.

CONTORTION FOR ALL LEVELS
Amy Hazel has been training in contortion for 6 years! Her development of skills and knowledge of the body have enabled her to become one of Australia’s bendiest pole dancers. Learn the tricks of the trade in this amazing workshop, focused on partner and active style stretching. Be sure to stay warm throughout class by wearing layers! Also advisable to bring knee pads, blocks and yoga mats. No need to bring a partner but if you have a reliable stretch buddy, it can be very beneficial to the both of you!
Suitable for ALL LEVELS
2PM SAT 21st APRIL.

EXOTIC DANCE CHOREO
Amy Hazel’s dance classes at Blackbird studio are one of a kind, and have a wait list of over a month! You do not want to miss out on this fabulous opportunity to learn one of Amy's fantastic, intricate choreo routines. This challenging class will leave you with new transitions and movement styles to help you create your own choreography! Splits is preferred for this workshop and make sure to bring your knee pads, long socks, and heels!
Suitable for UPPER INTERMEDIATE and above on Friday 20th April at 5:30pm and INTERMEDIATE on Sunday 22nd April at 11am.

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Kapi Huria 

POLEY GRAIL
This workshop is for perfectionists who really want to focus on perfecting every small detail for competitions or shows. We will go over what is expected in comps, zoom right into form, technique to help with stamina, tips and tricks in angles, and emergency plan Bs for cover ups in case there are mistakes on stage. We will learn pole drills to maintain your strength, flexibility, and form. You'll leave feeling more focused and motivated to level up in your poling.
Suitable for ALL LEVELS.
12PM SUN 22nd APRIL.

DIY TRANSITIONS
We will learn how to create unique entries and exits out of our favourite moves and create new combos. This workshop is focused on being unique, tweaking what we know to invent something new, and then owning what we have. Let go of the rules and begin exploring the shapes in between straight lines. Everyone will leave with their own special twist on the moves that they will learn in this workshop.
Suitable for ALL LEVELS.
1PM SAT 21st APRIL - SOLD OUT

 
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Poleman Pete

GET(TING) A GRIP
In this workshop, Peter will start by teaching the techniques and skills required for some of those frustrating nemesis pole moves - handsprings, Ayeshas, and the Iron X - providing some interesting and different variations on each. In the second part of the workshop, Pete will concentrate on a range of interesting and unique strength-based pole tricks and transitions, including some brand new ones of his own invention! Suitable for UPPER INTERMEDIATE levels and above, students should be able to hold a strong extended butterfly and a solid inside leg hang
1PM SUN 22nd APRIL. 

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Amber Ray

FLOORPLAY
Learn a sexy, exotic choreographed floorwork routine, in Amber Ray's signature showgirl style. Knee pads/leg warmers needed. You can check out some of Amber's past creations on Amber's Instagram, Facebook, or the Haus of Pole Youtube channel.
Suitable for ALL LEVELS
3:30PM SAT 21st APRIL

LAP DANCE AND LIFE SKILLS
Get sexy and learn the tricks of the trade! You'll learn a sexy lap dance routine and many life skill moments. This is a great class to take home to your partner or use your new skills to get free drinks on a Saturday night! Bring high heels, and an extra pair of hot pants and leg warmers. Ooh, and a cheeky sense of humour!
Suitable for ALL LEVELS
6:30PM FRI 20th APRIL.

SIGNATURE TRICKS AND COMBOS
A selection of Amber's signature tricks, this months' hottest moves, and cool spins and transitions to create spinny, flowing combinations. Perfect for routines or just for fun, there is something for everyone. Must be able to invert and leg hang. 
Suitable for INTERMEDIATE and above
9:30AM SUN 22nd APRIL.

 
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Emma Louise 

TRENDING TRICKS
It’s always exciting to see a new move on Instagram and want to try it, but trying to imitate a picture or quick video to find your way in and out can be a huge challenge. In this workshop, Emma will  break down her favourite trending tricks, then to put them into context with unique flowing combos. Suitable for INTERMEDIATE AND ABOVE students who are able to aerially invert, shoulder mount up to a straddle, and hold inside and outside leg hangs.
3:30PM SAT 21st APRIL.

FLEXIN'
We’ll begin with a yoga-based warm-up including stretching techniques to help
you with all your flexy pole tricks and to prepare you for the class. While we learn a range of flexibility-based tricks, we will cover safe training and technique to prepare and strengthen your body for a wider range of movement in your bendy moves. This class will be taught to your level, and will include back and shoulder tricks as well as splits tricks.
Suitaible for INTERMEDIATE AND ABOVE, an aerial invert is recommended, and to get the most out of the class you will want to be close to having the splits – though this is not strictly a requirement.
10:30AM SAT 21st APRIL.

 
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Gypsy Kelly 

GET FLOORED!
Join slinky and exotic local gal, Gypsy Kelly for an all-floor workshop. You can expect dynamic movements, new transitions in to some of your favourites and a whole lot of sexy!
Knee-pads and heels welcome - and encouraged!
Suitable for ALL LEVELS
4:30PM FRI 20th APRIL - SOLD OUT

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN POSE?
Gypsy Kelly and Poledoir Photography go way back and have created some magical photos together. With their combined experience, they will be helping to coach you on how to get the best out of your photoshoot with Poledoir. Gypsy will be there at your shoot to guide you into positions that will get amazing results for you.

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Roz the Diva

BUILDING YOUR CONFIDENCE
Take a break from herculean pole tricks and work on building your pole persona. Travel beyond your comfort zone and learn how to intoxicate the masses with your personal style.  We’ll experiment with tempo, eye contact, posture and moving with intent.  Students will have the option of closing the class with a solo freestyle to their favourite song! Great if you are scared shitless to perform!
BEGINNER and above (must be able to climb).
2:30PM SUN 22nd APRIL.

THROW THAT ASS IN A CIRCLE
There’s so much beauty in spins on a static pole . . . if you know how to use it. This workshop teaches you how to harness your own power -- the power in that ass, specifically -- to create momentum.  We’ll start with classic spins from your pole childhood, then get a lil’ funkier. 
Suitable for ALL LEVELS
2PM SAT 21st APRIL.

 
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Michelle Kasey

DIZZY - SPINNING POLE SKILLS
Since the very beginning, Michelle has been in love with unique, captivating and fluid spinning pole tricks and transitions.
In this workshop, you will learn her latest and greatest spinning pole passes. If you have seen Michelle perform something that you would like to learn, please let her know before class.
Suitable for INTERMEDIATE and above.
11:30AM SAT 21st APRIL - SOLD OUT

FELINE FLOW CHOREOGRAPHY
Work the base with Michelle’s ever popular pole flow choreography. Learn how to seamlessly weave your moves together, add a powerful intention to your movement quality, and improve
your cardio! Michelle’s flow classes are always booked out a month in advance at her home studio, so don’t miss this opportunity. Knee pads/covers and socks are recommended. 
Suitable for ALL LEVELS
3PM FRI 20th APRIL - SOLD OUT

EIGHTIES STRIPPER CHOREOGRAPHY
Leg kicks and hair whips are a-plenty in this rockin’ choreography throwback masterclass. Bring your bad ass attitude, an extra pair of bottoms, and an extra bra (preferably with a clasp at the back). We are taking it back to the strip clubs of the 80s in this workshop, where we will play with characterisations, reveals and pole work. Heels aren’t required, but are recommended.
Suitable for ALL LEVELS
4PM SUN 22nd APRIL - SOLD OUT

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Oliva Andersen

BARE SENSUALITY
Oliva will be teaching an exotic, sensual body movement choreography in bare feet. Strip back your pole work, and learn to really inhabit your body and the space around the pole to create confident, beautiful, and sensual shapes around the pole.
Suitable for ALL LEVELS, students will need to bring kneepads or sturdy legwarmers.
9:30AM SAT 21st APRIL - SOLD OUT
8:30AM SUN 22nd APRIL

FORE-PLAY: FOREARM AND ELBOW FOCUSED EXPLORATION
In this workshop, Oliva will teach a range of upper-intermediate/advanced tricks, and explore how to transition between them in an unusual way. Taught on static pole, we will focus on elbow/forearm grip moves and transitions, including elbow-grip splits, the Tulip, Glidersplit, Tear drop, and Pegasus.  
Suitable for high intermediate and ADVANCED level polers, students should already be able to perform an Ayesha. Extreme flexibility is not a requirement, as this class will focus on new techniques. 
5PM SAT 21st APRIL.

Incredible instructors, lovely supportive students, really well organised. Can’t WAIT for next year!
— Sarah Cuthill