NOCA offers group classes in Pole, as well as a variety of sexy dance classes!
All classes listed on this page are restricted to students age 18+.
Pole 1 is our beginner pole class, which requires absolutely no previous experience, and is open to all fitness levels, body types, genders, and ages (18+). Heals are permitted but entirely optional. These classes accept circus credits.
Intro to Pole
Intro to Pole is for students that are absolutely new to pole classes. The class is great for students that are simply curious about pole or students wanting to start on their pole journey. The classs curriculum is ideal for a students first 4 pole classes. It will go over basic pole skills and prepare the student for more involved skills taught in Pole 1. In pole class please ensure clothing does not have any metal buttons or zippers. Short sleeve shirts or tank tops, shorts, and socks are recommended.
Today 3:30 PM at South
Fri 6/16 5:45 PM at South
Wed 6/21 5:30 PM at South
Fri 6/23 3:30 PM at South
Wed 6/28 5:30 PM at South
Wed 7/5 5:30 PM at South
Low Flow Pole
Low Flow Pole will use the lower section of the pole and the floor to create sensual and fluid movement around the pole. It will focus on choreography and combine beginner friendly pole skills and floor work. All levels and bodies are welcome. Socks or heels and knee pads are strongly recommended.
Fri 6/23 4:30 PM at South
Fri 7/7 4:30 PM at South
Fri 7/21 4:30 PM at South
Fri 8/4 4:30 PM at South
Fri 8/18 4:30 PM at South
Fri 9/1 4:30 PM at South
This class is designed for students absolutely new to pole or those with pole experience looking to review the basics. This class will go over important skills to build a strong foundation of pole. Students will start with a thorough full body warm up. The warm up will then continue onto the Poles with different conditioning exercises to help you build strength and stamina. Afterwards students will learn and practice various entry level spins poses and skill and trick combinations using the Pole. In pole classes please ensure clothes have no metal buttons or zippers. Shorts short sleeve shirts and socks are recommended.
This class is designed for students with pole experience. This class will go over important skills to build a strong foundation of pole. Students will start with a thorough full body warm up. The warm up will then continue onto the Poles with different conditioning exercises to help you build strength and stamina. Afterwards students will learn and practice various entry level spins poses and skill and trick combinations using the Pole. In pole classes please ensure clothes have no metal buttons or zippers. Shorts short sleeve shirts and socks are recommended.Pre-requisites: Must have an inversion or be close to achieving an inversion.
Sexy Dance Classes
These are beginner-friendly, ground-based classes which do not use the poles, but have a "sexy" element to them. These classes accept fitness credits.
This class is for dancers with some experience. Sexy jazz is a fun flirty take on traditional jazz dance class. You'll learn some technique while applying influences from burlesque and other sexy dance styles. Our goal is to promote confidence and empowerment through dance. All bodies welcome. Heels are optional!
Intermediate/Advanced burlesque. Expanded description coming soon.
Wed 6/14 9 PM at South
Wed 6/21 9 PM at South
Wed 6/28 9 PM at South
Wed 7/5 9 PM at South
Wed 7/12 9 PM at South
Wed 7/19 9 PM at South
Intro to Fans and Veils
Are you interested in learning how to use fan veils and create movement in a dance? This class will cover the beginning techniques to use fans including: How to hold them, how to open and close them, how to form shapes, some basic turns, and flicks and flutters. Owning a pair of fans is not required, there will be plenty at the studio.
Piece of Cake Burlesque
An all abilities adaptable beginner course with no floor work or jumping.
Tue 6/13 9 PM at South
Tue 6/20 9 PM at South
Tue 6/27 9 PM at South
Tue 7/4 9 PM at South
Tue 7/11 9 PM at South
Tue 7/18 9 PM at South
Liquid Motion is a sensual movement class that uses floor work techniques. Its methodology can be applied to all types of movement. This class will teach the Liquid Motion fundamentals and will teach students sample sequences. All levels and bodies are welcome. Socks or heels and knee pads are strongly recommended.
Improv! But Make it Sexy!
Have you ever been in a situation where you want to move your body but don't know where to start? Maybe at the club trying to catch someone's attention, onstage and you forgot the choreography, or even at home and feeling overwhelmed trying to dance your cares away. This class will help to feel the comfort and ease of movement without overthinking while also keeping it a little spicy!
Thu 6/15 8:30 PM at South
Thu 6/22 8:30 PM at South
Thu 6/29 8:30 PM at South
Thu 7/6 8:30 PM at South
Thu 7/13 8:30 PM at South
Thu 7/20 8:30 PM at South
Mindy began her aerial journey in 2014. She took an aerial silks class after seeing a flyer on the ETSU campus. As a theatre student, she had the opportunity to take 2 semesters of aerial dance at ETSU and fell in love with aerial arts. She graduated with a BA in theatre and a BS in chemistry in 2017. She rejoined the NOCA family in 2019 after an extended break to focus on her daughter that was born in 2016. She loves the relationships she’s created through the studio and the escape it provides from her day job. She is employed at Nuclear Fuel Services where she is also a part of their emergency response team.
Paige began her pole journey in 2013 when she was driven by a love of dance and movement and decided to take a pole dance class on a whim. After a single private lesson at Sheer Inspiration Pole Fitness in Knoxville, she was hooked. Completely enraptured by the grace, athleticism, and beauty of the sport, Paige began taking classes regularly and competed in her first pole competition less than a year after she began dancing. Her strength and passion for dance blossom whenever she’s on stage, and she looks forward to planning more performances in the future. She is thoroughly excited to share her passion for pole with others, hoping they will discover the self-love journey and body positivity that accompany the sport.
Gem Brulee is a Burlesque performer with seven years of entertaining the Tri-Cities under her garters. The art-form of burlesque freed her to love herself. Now Gem is spreading that love to you, babes.
Eva started dance at age 3 and has been finding ways to keep moving ever since. She graduated from ETSU with a minor in dance and major in International Affairs. During her time as a student Eva found her choreographer voice, creating works that awarded her the Judith Woodruff Award for Excellence in Dance in 2016. Since graduating, Eva has worked with North East State Community College’s theatre department choreographing and movement coaching for multiple stage productions. When she isn’t busy working with planes and passengers over at Tri Cities airport, she always finds a way to incorporate dance into her life. Eva wants to empower everyone to use their body to tell their unique story!
Vianna began training in aerial arts in the summer of 2017 after participating in ETSU’s theatrical production of Charlotte’s Web. She has trained in aerial silks, lyra, and aerial yoga, along with a smattering of other apparatuses and circus/dance-related techniques. Vianna graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and minors in Dance and Storytelling from ETSU. Her focus in her dance training has been on dance improvisation, choreography, and aerial dance. She is back at ETSU working on a Master of Arts in Communication and Storytelling Studies. Vianna is passionate about blending multiple performance mediums and uncovering the story that is lurking underneath every piece of art. She is fascinated with blending improvisation into every aspect of life. Vianna enjoys looking at life as though every new opportunity thrown her way is a new opportunity to find a story and create some art. Some other interests include reading everything she can get her hands on (including academic journals), watching excess amounts of Youtube, and tabletop roleplaying games.
Tori Bailey began her Flexibility-Contortion journey in 2018 after sampling different classes at Empyrean Arts where she now teaches. Since diving into contortion she has developed a passion to share the accessibility of flexibility and value of exploratory movement to others. When she's not being bendy, she is working in her art studio, tending to plants, traveling, or at home with her two kitties. Tori is very excited to share with others how to connect to their body through flexibility and contortion!