As a member you can book weekly classes, workshops and other events here. In order to do this, you have to have an account. For more information, see here.
If you want to come to try out pole dancing for the first time, see more information here.
Signing up to our classes opens two weeks before the classes and closes three hours before each class.
Please only book classes that you actually plan to take and cancel the booking if you are not able to make the class. We’d recommend you to familiarize yourself with our cancellation policies before making your first bookings.
Class changes and cancellations show in the calendar. In case of cancellation check the status of the class an hour before attending. You can also keep up with the upcoming events, class changes and cancellations in our announcement channel: https://t.me/OtankoAnnouncements
For live classes you will need to bring a small towel for cleaning the pole and a water bottle with you to the classes. Please, wear shorts and a top that allow easy movement.
Other pole classes
REMOTE CLASSES (STRIPED)
Intermediate 1 TC
Intermediate 2 TC
Other pole classes
The pole hour class is here to mix up your pole training. Every week the theme of this class changes and allows you to discover other sides of pole dancing. These classes can be about Spin Pole, Double Pole, Floorwork, etc. – You can jump in at any time to discover something new. Our calendar shows the theme going for that class. The class is suitable for all levels, although we recommend you to be comfortable with the very basic spins and static holds before attending.
Most of the training in TCs happens with a static pole where the human moves around the pole that does not move. Dancing with a spinning pole is a whole other ballgame that requires speed control and a little more strength than the static pole. Attendants should be taking at least Intermediate 1 level classes before attending this class. The classes are designed to be fun and challenging for all levels after that!
Bring your knee pads and existential crises to this class to dance low BPM and expression-loaded choreos. We will mostly stay low and close to the floor. Layers covering the shoulders are recommended for the shoulder rolls and shoulder presses we will most definitely engage in, in addition for your regular pole wear. The class is suitable for all levels, although we recommend you to be comfortable with the very basic spins and static holds before attending.
The choreo class takes you to the dancing side of pole dancing. We teach new choreography pieces each month within a variety of styles. These classes might also include some more sensual moves! Each choreo is taught throughout two to four consecutive classes. You can jump in at any time to learn it, or attend all classes to really train the piece to perfection. The more deliberate events in our calendar show which choreo is going for that class. The class is suitable for all levels, although we recommend you to be comfortable with the very basic spins and static holds before attending.
Polished Pole Basics (Remote)
This class is for our peeps at home with their own pole! If you are a beginner, this is your opportunity to continue learning the pole basics while Corona doesn’t allow us to train together live. For more experienced students, this is a great way to push yourself and focus on perfection from head to toe and learn different hand or leg variations to spice up the basics.
Choreo off the Pole (Remote)
Our off the pole choreo class is designed to support your pole choreography work when you get back to the pole. We learn movement patterns that can be easily combined to be a part of a pole choreography, and keeping this in mind is the reason we call this off the pole choreo rather than a dance class. We strongly recommend wearing knee pads to protect your knees. If you want, you can also spice up your training with a pair of heels!
No pole at home, no problem! In the floorwork class you will be introduced basic moves and combos on the floor that complement your pole dancing and can be easily trained at home. No prior experience of floorwork needed, the class is beginner-friendly! We strongly recommend wearing knee pads to protect your knees. If you want, you can also spice up your training with a pair of heels!
Improving your mobility is essential to becoming a good pole dancer. We help you with that in our instructed stretching sessions. Your home stretching session will be much more comfortable if you have a mat or anything slightly softer than a floor to stretch on. Yoga blocks or something similar to lean on can also be useful, but you’ll do just fine without as well.
Strength for Handstands (Remote)
In the remote strength classes, we’ll be training together to improve crucial strength areas needed both for pole dance and handstands. The classes include both strength exercises and some handstands practice. The strength class is for any level! The only thing you need is some room and a free wall, door or something else to do a handstand against.
A class where you can train what you wish at your own pace. There’s an instructor present to answer potential questions or spot you if needed, but you are mainly responsible for yourself, your warm up and training. If you’re feeling uncertain what to train in these classes, a good tip is to video yourself in instructed classes and then revisiting what you learnt there on your own. All level polers are warmly welcome benefit from open trainings.
These slots are reserved in our calendar for our volunteers’ own training – especially our instructors’ class preparation work and performers practise for our shows. There’s no instructor and the attendants are responsible for themselves and their poles since all our volunteers get taught how to use Otanko’s equipment. Want to join these classes? Become a volunteer!
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