Steel & Grace Classes!
One thing that sets Steel & Grace aside from other pole studios is the offering of both S Factor and Pole Fitness under the same roof!
With us you can combine our powerful Pole Fitness classes with the feminine movement practices of S Factor for a well rounded, full body, free expression training in pole and dance.
Pole has the power to change your body, build your strength
& flexibility, and best of all boost your confidence!
Discover What Your Body is Capable of
Build strength and stamina, while developing proper technique essential to your pole growth. Discover what your body is capable of with our Pole Classes.
The Movement of the Feminine
"S Factor® is a feminine movement practice - a sensuous workout for body and soul that’s intelligently designed to open the female body into her full, free, erotic expression."
Most S Factor classes are open to women identified folx only. When women gather with other women an opportunity for free self expression and sensual exploration is created. A place for healing and reclaiming the feminine body can occur in spaces that are geared towards acknowledging the way the female body has been disjointed in our culture. However, we know that the construct of the feminine is only one part of a larger range of expressions in the body regardless of gender. We also offer All Gender S Factor classes so everyone, regardless of gender, can explore the sensual parts of themselves.
Live Virtual Classes
Join us from the comfort of your home!
Take advantage of our Live Virtual S Factor class in the comfort of your home.
Slow down and enjoy the circular movements your feminine body loves! You ever get that feeling like you are disconnected from your body's deep wisdom? That place in you that knows how to play and feel deeply, and can be the guiding force in your life? S Factor was created to invite you back into this wonderful place so you can connect with your feminine radiance! This class explores slow circular movements that deepen your feminine connection while offering a great workout.
Monday: Geared towards beginners with a focus on technique and learning the foundational S Factor movement pathways. No explicit music.
It is our goal to meet the specific needs of each of our students. We focus on developing an understanding of the importance of building strength and stamina, while using proper technique. This is essential to your safety and continued growth as a pole dancer. If you have some experience with Pole but are uncertain about your level, please register for the Intro/Pole Foundations (L1) class, and the Instructor can help assess your current ability. If you have never taken a pole class, please start here as well.
Types of Classes
We offer both Drop-In and Series classes!
We recommend all new students try our Drop-In classes to asses which Series they would like to join. Contact the studio to be added to the waitlist for upcoming Series offerings.
Open to all students. Register online to ensure your class spot is secured. Drop-in classes are different than a series in that you can drop in any time.
Join a series to move through designed curriculum to build a specific set of skills. Series are a set of number classes that are taken in a sequence to level up a specific skill, over the span of a number of weeks. To enroll in a series, register ahead of time through the studio.
INTRO TO POLE/POLE FOUNDATIONS LEVEL 1 DROP IN:
If you have never taken a pole class, or need to brush up on the basics, this class is for you. In this class, you will be learning the fundamentals of pole technique and strength training. From walking around the pole to basic spins/floor work, various pole sits/holds, as well as instruction in climbing and basic inversions. You will walk away with all you need to progress forward in your pole journey. Please wear shorts/sports tops that provide knee, thigh, side, and armpit/elbow exposure to allow for grip on the pole.
INTRO TO POLE/POLE FOUNDATIONS SERIES (6 Week Series-Contact the studio to be added to our waitlist):
Join us for this 6 week series to build all the foundations you need to set you up for a successful pole journey! In this series you will learn the fundamentals of pole technique including strength and mobility exercises. From walking around the pole to foundational static spins, floor work, pole sits, pre-inversion drills, and basic climbs. You will walk away with all you need to progress to L2 pole after this series.
Open to beginners or those who want to brush up on the basics. No experience required.
Please wear shorts/sports tops that provide knee, thigh, side, and armpit/elbow exposure to allow for grip on the pole. Pants over shorts is recommended for the warm-up and floorwork.
INTERMEDIATE POLE LEVEL 2/3:
*Must have instructor approval
Ready to work on inverted moves? Then this class is for you! Created for those who are already working on twirls, climbs, and inverts, and are ready to take it to the next level. You will learn to refine your inverts, and will work on various sits, laybacks, drops, leg hangs, and will start to increase your repertoire of inverted moves such as leg/torso switches, butterfly, brass monkey, shoulder mounts etc.
Please note that this class requires prior Level 1 classes, whether from training at a different studio, or following instructor approval.
INTERMEDIATE TRICKS AND TRANSITIONS:
This class is geared towards those who are comfortable inverting and doing leg hangs. We will take your pole game to the next level after a warm-up and some conditioning both on and off the pole focused on building strength, flexibility, and range of motion in our shoulders, backs, hips, and legs. This class will start with instruction on individual tricks on static pole, and will progress to weaving the tricks together into a combo, because what good are tricks if you can’t tie them together! For extra fun and challenge, we will take the combo, or at least portions of the combo, to spin pole! The class will involve both upright and inverted tricks, drops, flips, tumbles, and countless leg hang and brass monkey variations, plus everything in between! Holds will be mostly three-point holds with options for two-point holds for the more advanced student. Please come with your favorite pole grip and ready to be challenged!
SPIN POLE 1/INTRO TO SPIN POLE:
This all intro to spin pole class will cover the basics of spin pole while supporting you to refine your skills. You will learn spin pole basics, such as how to control the speed of your spin, as well as various sits, holds, grips, upright spins and transitions. Class will begin with a group warm-up and conditioning. The next portion of class will focus on spin pole technique including various grips and spin entries. Students will then learn how to flow through a sequence of pole tricks and create shapes in the transitions to move to level 2.
SPIN POLE LEVEL 2:
This level 2 spin class will support you to refine your spin pole skills. Class will begin with a group warm-up and conditioning. The next portion of class will focus on spin pole technique including various grips and spin entries. Students will then learn how to flow through a sequence of pole tricks and create shapes in the transitions. Most combos will include inverted poses.
Prerequisites: Half- Bracket Grip, Basic Climb and Jasmine
FLEXIBILITY & CONDITIONING FOR POLE:
Ever felt stuck in your strength or flexibility training? Experience frequent joint popping? Have unexplained joint discomfort? The techniques and drills taught in this class can help with all of these!
Students will learn exercises to address the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system in tandem. Each class will focus either on the lower body to increase straddle and splits mobility or on the spine and upper body to improve backbending and shoulder range of motion. Most stretches taught focus on active flexibility and will increase strength and stability to safely mobilize the joints and reduce the active/passive gap.
This is an all-levels class appropriate for first-timers to the most advanced students. We highly encourage all students to attend this class to augment their pole journey and safely build up the required strength and mobility for pole. We also love incorporating students’ goals into each class!
BEGINNING S FACTOR DROP IN:
Slow down and enjoy the circular movements your feminine body loves! You ever get that feeling like you are disconnected from your body's deep wisdom? That place in you that knows how to play and feel deeply, and can be the guiding force in your life? S Factor was created to invite you back into this place so you can connect with your feminine radiance! This class explores slow circular movements that deepen your feminine connection while offering a great workout.
This beginning class will introduce you to foundational S Factor movement pathways, beginning pole moves and teach you a sexy wall/floor routine. Open to female identified folx only.
S FACTOR SERIES (LEVELS 1,2,3, AND 4):
Each series is an 8 week container to advance you through your S Factor practice... New series for each level are announced periodically, so watch the studio calendar and social media for series announcements.
Level 2 Series: In this delicious class we will uncover more of your feminine genius and body wisdom with free flow dances and music exploration. Take this time to learn more about the S Factor philosophy while unearthing your erotic core!
Level 3 Series; Take your S Factor practice to the next level by exploring your erotic creature and how she likes to move. You'll tap into your feminine genius and body wisdom with free flow dances, pole routines and a deeper exploration of music, adding on to your level 2 experience.
Level 4 Series: Now that you have completed the first 3 levels of S Factor we are ready to dive deeper into your authentic movement and body stories. This class will start with a yummy S warm up and moving meditation then guide you into the next level of S pole moves. We will end class with your personal dance time. Bring your EC gear, heels and a song you'd like to dance to.
S FACTOR PURE DANCE (ADVANCED/INTERMEDIATE DROP IN)
Is your body ready to tell her story with free uninterrupted dance? Those of you who are long time S Factor students know the joy of full free erotic dance expression and this class is for you! You will guided through a yummy S warm up and moving meditation then each student will have the floor for individual pure dance time.
Bring EC gear, heals and your song choice for the night.
**Must have completed through level 3 S Factor series to attend.
HEELS & SEXY FLOOR WORK:
This class is open to all levels! This class focuses on flirty floor work and fluid movement on and around the pole. This class emphasizes the beautiful fluid flow of sexy pole dance, floor work, walks and poses. Stiletto heels are encouraged and leg warmers and/or knee pads for floor moves are highly recommended.
Heels choreography with floorwork and movement exploration. This class will introduce you to an exotica based movement style paired with low flow pole. Sequences will be taught with the essence of a performance.
Learn to dance fluidly and comfortably on the floor. Open to all levels, this class will equip you with foundational floorwork skills to put some smooth in your moves and guide you toward moving continuously and effortlessly on the floor. Bring your knee pads and socks. Based on the Floor Flow® program by Marlo Fisken's Flow Movement.
Learn to dance on the pole. Open to all levels, this class will equip you with foundational choreography skills to put dance into your pole practice.