Studio Updates & Specialty Classes

2019 Intensives & Workshops with Doris Arnold

  • Sunday August 25th, Monday August 26th, and Tuesday August 27th
  • 5 Hour Floor Work or Sexy Pole Intensive $200/each – Workshops $75/each – Private Lessons Available

August 25th – Sunday

  • 3:30-6:00pm – Floor Work Intensive Part One – Studio 108
  • 6:30-9:00pm – Sexy Pole Intensive Part One – Studio 107 Upstairs

August 26th – Monday

  • 1:30-4:00pm – Floor Work Intensive Part Two – Studio 108
  • 4:30-7:00pm – Sexy Pole Intensive Part Two – Studio 107 Upstairs
  • 7:30-9:00pm – Striptease-Lap Dance 90 Minute Workshop (all levels welcome) – Studio 108

August 27th – Tuesday

  • 5:45-7:15pm – Pole Like A Stripper 90 Minute Workshop (all levels welcome) – Studio 107 Upstairs
  • 7:30-9:00pm – Contortion 90 Minute Workshop (all levels welcome) – Studio 108

– Floor Work Intensive – 5 Hours – $200

The fun and relaxed atmosphere of Doris’s intensives make them unique and addictive. She is convinced that pleasure and a cheerful mood make the best ingredients to help you reach beyond your physical limits as well as overcome some psychological barriers.

Intensive training of Exotic Floorwork with Doris Arnold! Five hours, two days – with choreography, technical lessons, acrobatics, balance, low flow, sexy stretching, and workshops on fluidity, mobility, improvisation. No doubt you will gain in self confidence and will better know how to express your sensuality! All levels welcome.

– Sexy Pole Intensive – 5 Hours – $200

The fun and relaxed atmosphere of Doris’s intensives make them unique and addictive. She is convinced that pleasure and a cheerful mood make the best ingredients to help you reach beyond your physical limits as well as overcome some psychological barriers.

Five hours during which you’ll learn everything about sexy pole! Sexy dances remain the most fun way to develop your flexibility, strength, and stamina. They will help you build a more defined and curvy figure but most of all, they will improve your sense of self-confidence and the way your perceive your own body. Learn how to dance sexy around and on the pole with Doris Arnold! All levels welcome.

– Pole Like a Stripper – 90 Minutes – $75

A sexy choreography class with the pole but no tricks which is solely devoted to the sensual side of pole. Bring your heels, your sexiest outfit and you’ll love it! Even the very beginners will feel comfortable thanks to Doris’s methods.

– Striptease-Lap Dance – 90 Minutes – $75

NO, this is not an “effeuillage” nor a burlesque or a “glamour style” class, It’s a real strip tease class! The one and only! No hypocrisy, no taboo, both provocative and sweet, funny and enchanting as well as sexy and sophisticated. Doris will reveal all her secrets to become a real pro! Without even realizing it this class does have a real healing effect as everyone is having fun, as well as motivate and cheer on each other. Bring a skirt and a top or a sexy dress, lingerie or bikini and high-heel shoes.

– Contortion – 90 Minutes – $75

The name might sound scary but this class is mostly technical work and flexibility. Doris will provide you with both efficient and safe exercises that are also fun and respect everyone’s goals.

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About Doris Arnold…

Professional dancer of ballet, modern, African, hip-hop and ballroom, Doris Arnold has also worked as a stripper in the realm of nightlife for ten years. In 2008 she discovered pole dancing could be an art form and started teaching it. As
one of the French pioneers, she decided to devote herself entirely to her passion by creating her first studio in 2010 and traveled to the various studios abroad in order to pursue her training. She has won the 2013 French Pole Dance championship, and became European championship runner-up, got titled multiple times in international competitions and was even a finalist in the 2014 world pole dance championship. She is renowned internationally for her unique style mixing strength, fluidity and sensuality.

Nowadays, Doris doesn’t compete anymore but takes part to pole and exotic dance events as showgirl, judge and guest performer. In order to perfect her Art and complement her technical skills in pole dancing, Doris Arnold took to other disciplines inspired from circus acts such as aerial hoop and hammock, contortion, handstands… as well as fitness and contemporary dance. In 2015 she chose to open a brand new studio: Le Studio Françoise which enables her to teach all the disciplines she enjoys in the same place. She chose to surround herself with a team of experts in order to pass on her passion in the best conditions. Her past as a stripper and her passion for the erotic arts have led Doris Arnold to make fun, body positivity, self-confidence development, sex-appeal and the respect of differences the main tools for teaching and motivation, whatever the discipline she teaches.

Jax Spencer is Back!

Thursday September 5th – use your class credits to sign up for these sweet classes!

Wanna book a Private Lesson with Jax? Email us at info@empyreanarts.org

5:15-6:15pm – SULTRY POLE – All Levels
Create poetry on the pole during this class! Bring your heels and one fierce attitude!  Dancing WITH (not just around) the pole can turn into an art form! While you’re getting the benefits of cardio during you’re dancing, you’re letting your creative side do the talking. Jax will show you sassy moves with smooth transitions including Bodyrolls, Figure 8’s and Floorwork! Her style is slinky, slow and will leave you wanting more! Each workshop choreography is different! Heels, knee high socks, leggings and knee pads welcome!
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6:30-7:30pm – SIGNATURE TRICKS 2/3
Jax is known for her mini online pole tutorials with the hashtag #backtobasicswithjax that guides beginner and intermediate levels to create new flows, funky transitions and rework their favorite static and spin combos. This workshop is designed to bring a new, creative energy to your favorite individual poses or find a new favorite! Join Jax for this challenge and get on the pole! Each workshop has new material and is always being updated!
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7:45-8:45pm – TWERK IT – All Levels
Twerk It! is all legs, core & filled with cardio and fun! From video girl vixen moves to simple wiggles & shakes – Twerking is the new dance fad! Muscle isolations make your booty pop, clap and more! We Twerk standing, squatting, walking, on the floor, on the pole, on the wall – there is even Twerk games and partner work! Jax will leave you with homework for pole class or just a night out! Each workshop has a unique differences so you won’t want to miss it!

Jenn Bruyer Workshops

November 20-22nd, 2019

$55 | One 90 Minute Workshop

Private Lessons Available – email us at info@empyreanarts.org to schedule

* Wednesday, November 20th

– 6pm: Flashy Dance Trapeze Skills 

Trapeze Level 3+ | Intermediate-Advanced | 90 Minutes

We’ve all seen it: that routine that looks so show-stopping but seems so simple we can’t help but think, “I can do that!” And you can.

In this workshop we will learn how to add some flash without breaking the bank. Not every jaw dropping skill has to be terrifying, impossibly painful or require some super human strength. We will explore some really accessible skills that will add some extra sparkle to your routine.

* Thursday, November 21st

– 6:15pm: Fabric Witchcraft 

Silks Level 3+ | Intermediate-Advanced | 90 Minutes

The allure of fabric is truly multi dimensional. Its beautiful, tactile and confusing. It can seemingly defy physics. Wraps, shelves and connections can appear and disappear in an instant. Complex but stable architectures are constructed out of nothing.

In this workshop we will explore some really fun examples of knots, hitches, releases, wraps and fabric theories that simply DO NOT SEEM POSSIBLE or are totally surprising to even an educated eye.

– 8pm: Dynamic Sling

Silks Level 3+ | Intermediate-Advanced | 90 Minutes

Go big or go home! 😉 All the big moves, drops and totally wild transitions you can handle all on one place!

We will begin this workshop with a skills progression of dynamic movements, beats, flairs and catch locks. Students can expect to work on: beats, flairs, dynamic pathways, simple drops, hands free dives, direction changing drops, fancy transitions, rolls and releases.

* Friday, November 22nd

– 5pm: Dance Hammock 

Open/all levels, some aerial experience is required | 90 Minutes

Hammock has been a long time favorite of mine because I feel like I can simply DANCE! Without the entanglement of a fabric tail or the defined edge of a steel bar my body feels as though it can move as freely as if there were nothing there at all!

In this workshop we will explore specific skills, pathways and transitions that I think are particularly dance like in nature. We will also examine the space between the fabric loop and floor, how these two can meet and interconnect to create spins, circles, transitions, mounts and supported floor choreography to enhance your hammock vocabulary or create an entirely new performative experience. No background in dance or hammock is required.

– 6:45pm: Curtain Climbing: Open Fabric

Silks Level 3+ | Intermediate-Advanced. Pre-reqs: Ability to invert in the air and be in the air for up to 2 minutes in a supported position. | 90 Minutes

One of the most distinct attributes of fabric choreography is the ability to open it up and explore! In this workshop we will explore a variety of open fabric maneuvers, shapes and ideas to accentuate your existing skillset and choreographies.

About Jenn…

When not on the road Jenn resides in the magical wonderland that is the Pacific Northwest in her beautiful tiny off grid home with her two weenie dogs. Jenn has been immersed in aerial arts since 2008. She is driven by her focus on fabric (silks) and sling (hammock) and her first love trapeze [of all sorts]. She also enjoys exploring cord lisse, cloud swing, lyra, net, rope & harness and anything else someone puts in front of her. She has coached, choreographed and performed around the world including over 30 US states, China, Italy, Germany, Austria, Ireland, Portugal, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico.

As an Aerial Coach, she seeks to provide the highest quality progressive instruction to aerialists of all abilities from novice to professional performer. Her mission as a human is to cultivate a warm, non-judgmental learning environment that fosters community, to build physical and emotional strength within the individuals who participate in this environment and methodically construct a vehicle by which to create art.