Earth, an alluring enigma, is balanced in the void of space upon two poles over which it sensuously spins and ineffably shimmies. Harness the power of your polarity with today’s Groupon to Vertical Arts Studios LLC, formerly known as X-Polsé, located at Artisanworks on Blossom Road. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get a three-class punch card, valid for any $10 classes (a $30 value).
- For $22, you get a five-class punch card, valid for any $10 classes (a $50 value).<p>
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Alongside expert instructors, certified personal trainer and aerial artist Jennifer D’Ovidio leads empowering dance and fitness classes that tone muscles by flouting gravity. Women of all fitness levels can master basic holds and spins during Intro to Pole classes. Pole Power sessions tighten abs, limbs, and backs with resistance bands and free weights, spiraling physiques around golden poles for a winding workout. The high-impact maneuvers of Cirque Fit courses prime stamina and precision for routines aboard such aerial apparatuses as silks and pigeon-drawn wagons. Alternatively, students can shimmy into sinuous body isolations with a belly-dance workout, undulating shoulders, hips, arms, and heads to form a flowing tableau. The studio requires no prior dance experience to strut on its polished floors, and teachers illuminate complex choreography with step-by-step tutorials and volunteer flagpoles.
Aerial Arts of Rochester
As if composed of liquid, William D'Ovidio, the co-owner of Aerial Arts of Rochester, cascades down from the ceiling of his studio, unraveling the bright fabric that keeps him from touching the ground as he performs one of his graceful aerial-silks routines. Along with a troupe of certified instructors, he leads circus arts classes for all experience levels inside his bright, yellow-walled space. He watches as students of all ages soar through the air, swinging on hoops and trapeze, as instructors correct form and a field of marshmallowy mats cushions occasional falls and provides a mid-class sugar boost. D'Ovidio and his instructors aim to create a community of soarers and circus-lovers, also offering circus-themed birthday parties for children and aerial yoga classes for students aged 13 and older.