TWISTED is a specialty pole and floor course developed by Nadia Sharif. After spending years traveling the globe and teaching numerous single subject workshops, she wanted to create a more developed course that not only shares her signature skills and combinations, but gives the student a sense of knowledge and understanding to improve their skill set and personal style as well as continue to grow as innovators even after the classes are over.
TWISTED is a 2 day, 4 hours per day, 8 hour total, floor and pole intensive. Day 1 will begin on the floor, exploring movement patterns, pathways and weight transfers that use the path of least resistance allowing movements to be executed with minimal efforts. Many of the floor movements will be inspired by Capoeira, Break Dancing, Classique Pole Movements and Nadia’s Skull (from years of backyard experimentation). We will then take these floor ideas to the pole for the grounded flows, combinations and innovation section of the workshop. Day 2, we will build upon the previously visited floor section and combine movements to create inversion/handstand-ish combinations, twisted shapes and exploration based on individualized skills. We will then take off our layers and go aerial for the last section of class. In the aerial portion, we will cover various twists, flares, stylized inversions and shapes in small pieces that add up to some fresh static and spinning pole combinations.
Nadia’s teaching style is very much so a blend of lecture and lab, meaning that there will be discussions about how, why and detailed breakdowns of the intricacies involved in each movement. Come prepared with notebooks, cameras, snacks and layers of clothing.
$250 for both days
Day 1 • 2 hour Floor Skills • BREAK 15-30 minutes • 2 hour Low Pole/Spins on Static
Day 2 • 2 hour Floor Combinations • BREAK 15-30 minutes • 2 hour Aerial Pole Moves