Night Owl Circus Arts



Strut w/ Leslie
Today 5:15 PM at South
5 spots open
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Beg Lyra w/ Caroline
Tonight 6:30 PM at South
2 spots open
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Aerial Silks for Instructors w/ Samantha
Tomorrow 4:30 PM at South
5 spots open
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Aerial Yoga w/ Vianna
Tomorrow 5:45 PM at South
4 spots open
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Beginner Silks w/ Wil
Tomorrow 8:15 PM at South
3 spots open
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Beg Sling + Rope w/ Samantha
Tue 10/19 3:30 PM at South
3 spots open
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Int Lyra w/ Samantha
Tue 10/19 4:30 PM at South
4 spots open
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Flexibility and Contortion w/ Samantha
Tue 10/19 6:30 PM at South
3 spots open
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Dance Fusion w/ Eva
Tue 10/19 7:30 PM at South
7 spots open
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Open Gym w/ Samantha
Wed 10/20 3:30 PM at South
4 spots open
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Aerial for Kids w/ Wil
Wed 10/20 4:45 PM at South
1 spot open
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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+.

Samantha Davis on pole

Pole 1

With Samantha Davis

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 metal buttons or zippers. Shorts short sleeve shirts and socks are recommended. Students must complete the curriculum for each individual level and level up with their Pole Fitness instructor when ready before moving into the next level. Unsure of what level you're in or feeling ready to level up? Ask your instructor what the level up requirements are for your level and find out!

This class accepts circus credits:
Pole 1 w/ Samantha
Thu 10/21 4 PM at South
Pole 1 w/ Wil
Sat 10/23 10 AM at South
Pole 1 w/ Samantha
Thu 10/28 4 PM at South

Pole 1 w/ Wil
Sat 10/30 10 AM at South
Pole 1 w/ Samantha
Thu 11/4 4 PM at South
Pole 1 w/ Wil
Sat 11/6 10 AM at South

Pole 2

With Samantha Davis

Samantha Davis on pole

This mixed level class is designed for those who have completed the Pole 1 Curriculum, and are either in Pole 2, or Pole 3. This class will start taking things up the pole and upside down. Students will learn how to climb and invert as well as learn more difficult spins and poses on the pole to progress pole knowledge and training. 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. Students must complete the curriculum for each individual level and level up with their Pole Fitness instructor when ready before moving into the next level. Unsure of what level you're in or feeling ready to level up? Ask your instructor what the level up requirements are for your level and find out!

This class accepts circus credits:
Pole 2/3 w/ Wil
Sat 10/23 11 AM at South
Pole 2/3 w/ Samantha
Sat 10/23 4:45 PM at South
Pole 2/3 w/ Wil
Sat 10/30 11 AM at South

Pole 2/3 w/ Wil
Sat 11/6 11 AM at South
Pole 2/3 w/ Samantha
Sat 11/6 4:45 PM at South
Pole 2/3 w/ Wil
Sat 11/13 11 AM at South

Pole 3+

With Samantha Davis

This class will work on intermediate level spins tricks and poses on the pole. Students are required to have a strong invert and strong climb on the pole in order to attend. Students will start with a thorough full body warm up. The warm up will then continue onto the Poles with different conditioning exercises. 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 metal buttons or zippers. Shorts short sleeve shirts and socks are recommended. Students must complete the curriculum for each individual level and level up with their Pole Fitness instructor when ready before moving into the next level. Unsure of what level you're in or feeling ready to level up? Ask your instructor what the level up requirements are for your level and find out!

This class accepts circus credits:
Pole 3+ w/ Samantha
Sun 11/14 4 PM at South
Pole 3+ w/ Samantha
Sun 11/21 4 PM at South
Pole 3+ w/ Samantha
Sun 11/28 4 PM at South

Pole 3+ w/ Samantha
Sun 12/5 4 PM at South
Pole 3+ w/ Samantha
Sun 12/12 4 PM at South
Pole 3+ w/ Samantha
Sun 12/19 4 PM at South

Pole Choreo

With Samantha Davis

This class dives into sultry dance techniques on the pole. Students will learn a short choreography and also learn new and fun tricks to play around with in their own practise. Students must in Pole Level 2+ to attend. Kneepads and heels or socks are recommended.

This class accepts circus credits:
Pole Choreo w/ Samantha
Sun 10/24 2:45 PM at South
Pole Choreo w/ Samantha
Sun 11/7 2:45 PM at South
Pole Choreo w/ Samantha
Sun 11/14 2:45 PM at South

Pole Choreo w/ Samantha
Sun 11/21 2:45 PM at South
Pole Choreo w/ Samantha
Sun 11/28 2:45 PM at South
Pole Choreo w/ Samantha
Sun 12/5 2:45 PM at South

Strut

With Leslie Ellingburg

Strut is an all levels no dance experience required series that will explore the FUNdamentals of Cabaret Burlesque in a safe and supportive atmosphere. This series is trauma informed body positive and affirming and open to all genderssexes. Strut is all about connecting to your inner sexy self empowerment and most of all---fun! Attire: Whatever makes you feel sexy and what you can move in! Heels are always fun to dance in but not required.

This class accepts fitness credits:
Strut w/ Leslie
Today 5:15 PM at South
Strut w/ Leslie
Sun 10/31 5:15 PM at South
Strut w/ Leslie
Fri 11/5 7 PM at South

Strut w/ Leslie
Sun 11/7 5:15 PM at South
Strut w/ Leslie
Fri 11/12 7 PM at South
Strut w/ Leslie
Sun 11/14 5:15 PM at South

Sexy Floorwork

With Samantha Davis

Come roll around on the floor and explore your sexy side in this floor dance class! Inspired by Contemporary and Hip Hop dance styles this class will let students explore a fun style of sensual dance and floor-work that can also be used with aerial or pole! In this class students will start with a thorough full-body warm up and then students will learn a short floor-based choreography made by the instructor taking it step by step. This class can also help improve flow and flexibility! All levels welcome! Heels or socks recommended!

This class accepts fitness credits:
Sexy Floorwork w/ Samantha
Sat 10/23 3:30 PM at South
Sexy Floorwork w/ Samantha
Sat 11/6 3:30 PM at South
Sexy Floorwork w/ Samantha
Sat 11/13 3:30 PM at South

Sexy Floorwork w/ Samantha
Sat 11/20 3:30 PM at South
Sexy Floorwork w/ Samantha
Sat 11/27 3:30 PM at South
Sexy Floorwork w/ Samantha
Sat 12/4 3:30 PM at South

Chair Dance

With Samantha Davis

Wanna perform in our upcoming dance showcase? Here's an opportunity to join other Night Owls in a sexy chair dance routine! This class will teach students a full 4 minute choreography using beginner and low intermediate level moves on the floor chair and incorporating lap dance tricks. Students who sign up for this series are going to perform in our next show "Couchez" on November 12th and 13th. Please only register if you're okay with being in the show. Knee pads leggings and heels recommended. Suitable for all levels.

This class accepts circus credits:
Chair Dance w/ Samantha
Sat 10/23 6 PM at South
Chair Dance w/ Samantha
Sat 11/6 6 PM at South
Chair Dance w/ Samantha
Sat 11/13 6 PM at South

Chair Dance w/ Samantha
Sat 11/20 6 PM at South
Chair Dance w/ Samantha
Sat 11/27 6 PM at South
Chair Dance w/ Samantha
Sat 12/4 6 PM at South

Samantha Davis

Samantha Davis

Sam started her journey in 2016 in Asheville, North Carolina. She had always wanted to try out Pole Dance, and so as soon as she could she signed up for class and has basically never left. Since then, Sam has become obsessed with Aerial, Pole, Sensual Movement, and Fitness. Starting her journey dealing with severe anxiety issues, she found that movement helped her gain strength, feel confident, and overcome her anxiety. She became a Pole Instructor in 2018 and has loved her job since. Her specialty is Low Flow and Erotique style on the pole and bar based apparatuses. She also became a Certified Personal Trainer in 2020. Sam is also a Licensed Pole Instructor through Aradia Fitness. Her goals in life are to help everyone feel their best in their own skin. She strongly believes that circus and fitness are for any body and any gender. Sam is currently teaching floor-based and aerial dance and fitness classes.

Leslie Ellingburg

Leslie Ellingburg

Leslie Ann Ellingburg, AKA Izzy Fuller, is a classically trained ballerina who found herself on the burlesque stage by chance a few years when she began performing with the Ooh Ooh Revue in Knoxville,TN. From there she has danced with various burlesque troupes and performed in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, North Carolina, and is currently a Vixen in training with The Vixen Show (CA/NC). Izzy loves the empowerment and strength she has gained from this style of dance as it has helped her reclaim her sexuality and been a part of her eating disorder recovery journey. She hopes that others can learn to love themselves through this style of dance as well. Izzy/Leslie is also a Trauma Informed Certified Yoga Instructor & Exercise Physiologist who is pursuing her Master's of Public Health at ETSU.