Workshops & Specialty Classes

Annie Vereen of @afvexoticarts

Saturday November 18th

Exotic Chair Dance 4:15-5:30pm

Choreo Pole 5:45-7:00pm

* sign up using your existing class credits *

NECCA graduate Adam Philyaw is coming to Empyrean Arts in December for a 4 Week Handstands Series on Thursdays from 2:30-3:30pm. Adam will also be teaching an Aerial Conditioning class from 6:30-7:45pm on Thursday, December 7th. Some aerial expereience is recommended for Aerial Conditioning; use your exisiting class credits to attend.

Handstand Series:
Learn to build strength and confidence on your hands & discover the you the tools necessary to build a strong, stacked handstand. We will focus on exercises to build strength and flexibility upside-down and drills to understand a proper position without needing to invert. This series will incorporate alignment drills on the floor and wall combined with partner spotted exercises to build endurance and to practice new positions. Class will progress to learn how to safely enter handstands in a variety of ways. Advanced skills include working on press handstands and exercises to begin one arm handstand training.

Pre-requisites: Comfort kicking up to a handstand on the wall. 30 second handstand hold on wall or with a spotter.

Price: $50 for the 4 week series

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Michelle LaMacchia

December 6th-9th at Empyrean Arts

Guest Instructing…

  • Wednesday December 6th – Intermediate-Advance Pole 6:00-7:15pm, and Floor Theory 7:30-8:45pm
  • Thursday December 7th – Flexibility-Contortion 1:00-2:15pm, Pole Basework 5:15-6:15pm, and Beginning Spinning Pole 8:00-9:15pm

Exotic Pole Dance Workshop – Friday December 8th – 7:30-8:45pm – $35

Sultry movement on and off the pole. Students will learn isolation’s, undulations, heel clacks, and acrobatics to mesmerize the audience as they roll around on the floor. Knee pads necessary and heels encouraged.

Spinning Pole Workshop – Saturday December 9th – 4:15-5:30pm – $35

Learn how to smooth out transitions between tricks and spins into a graceful and sexy combination of movement. For students that can already invert and want to incorporate harder moves, we will learn new tricks and focus on tying movement together to create an appealing aesthetic that is unique to each student.

Hayley Larson Aerial Silks Intensive 2018

January 5th, 6th, 7th

$35 drop in/$95 entire intensive

Friday January 5th 7:30-9:00pm – Rebecca Split-Offs

Learn variations on Rebecca Splits…why it works and how to manipulate the wrap. Students need to be able to easily complete single and double figure-8 foot locks in the air throughout class.

Saturday January 6th 4:15-5:45pm – X Marks the Spot

Belay theory and navigation into, out of, and everywhere in between. Students need to be able to easily invert into cross-back straddle throughout class from double figure-8 foot locks or dance locks, and suggested in-air inversions but not 100% necessary.

Sunday January 7th 12:30-2:00pm – Create your own Adventure
How to use silks theory to build unique sequences. Students need a willingness to experience exploratory fails while experimenting with new ideas and a desire to collaborate with fellow students, and suggested in-air inversions to receive maximum benefit from ideas presented.

Empyrean Arts now offers a complete Beginning and Intermediate Level Aerial Arts Teacher Training through Aradia Fitness USA!

Heather Poole and Waverly Jones co-teach the aerial arts teacher training on Silks and Lyra currently. Training is held at Aradia Fitness in Cary, North Carolina or at your studio location. This training will provide you with beginning or intermediate level aerial curriculum’s, one total body beginning or intermediate level warm up, conditioning exercises and level ups for good student progression, introduction to aerial rigging information, and how to be an effective teacher for your students.

For more information and to register email Dakota Fox at