Beginner 6-week video course on static pole with 5-time world champion Rafaela Montanaro. Before September 26, pre-orders save 5%.

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Course Introduction

Rafaela’s winning performance at the Olympia (2019)
The second volume in our 8-part curriculum for beginner and intermediate levels, Essentials №2 covers the fundamentals of static pole, with a particular emphasis on inversions and static spins performed while resisting gravity.
 
Whereas the first Essentials course worked 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 gravity, relying on downward falling motions to create momentum, the second Essentials course works 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘵 gravity, teaching you to generate rotational speed and change bodily orientation while remaining vertically constant.
 
Taught by five-time world champion Rafaela Montanaro, Essentials №2 will be released on September 30, 2021 and is currently available for pre-order.

What is it ?

Just like an online college course, where the videos are pre-recorded and everything is already set up for you. So you can start whenever you’re ready, and work through the lessons at your own pace. And it’s lifetime access, so you can re-do the lessons as many times as you like.

Who is it for ?

This course is designed for two types of students:
  1. Beginner students who are already comfortable with the material in Essentials №1.
  2. Intermediate students looking to refine their technique and ensure there are no gaps in their core skills and knowledge.

What will I learn ?

  • Foundations of static pole with emphasis on correct form
  • 36 static pole elements
  • 12 static pole combinations
  • 12 reviews of elements from Essentials №1
  • Techniques for core climbs, (static) spins, transitions, and inversions
  • Proper dance and pole terminology

Some examples :

  • Ronde de Jambe Dismount
  • Wrist Seat Jazz Split
  • Hood Ornament
  • Lifted Back Hook Spin
  • Back Slide Thread the Needle
  • Bicycle Kick Dismount
  • Hook and Roll Spin
  • Outside-Inside Leg Hang Switches
  • Helicopter Spin
  • Basic Inversion
  • Straddle Inversion
  • Inverted T

Rafaela Reviews

These are reviews of Rafaela’s other PPU courses that have already been released.

Jackie Edwards
Jackie Edwards
Level Up with Rafaela Montanaro
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I am just about finished Rafaela’s course and can hardly believe myself in what I am achieving here. I am a 58 yr old intermediate/ advanced poler and I can tell you, this course has really helped me to step up my game. I am progressing faster than I was at the studio- which I love too- more space than at home, but Rafaela breaks down the moves so well, you just have to really listen to what she is telling you in every detail and you will soon see results. I can now do Box splits up on the pole, inverted splits, a loads of moves that, when I started I really thought would take so long to get, but I am getting them and will look forward to and hope she does another course sometime….you can count me in! I will take the essentials course as well as I liked the intro video, and I think the new flexibitly course, movement will compliment Rafaela’s very well….and we have these video’sfor life. Well done to all involved.xx
Diana Isabel Sanchez Paniagua
Diana Isabel Sanchez Paniagua
Level Up with Rafaela Montanaro
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Totally recommended for everyone who wants to improve their strenth and the technique. I also did the essentials course and both complement to each other really well. You have a long-life access to the Pole Press University so I think this is a must have course to do each lesson whenever you want or have any doubt. So excited with the final results after completing both courses!!
Mariana Alvarado
Mariana Alvarado
Level Up with Rafaela Montanaro
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I love the structure of the course and that it’s not too intense if you’re more on the intermediate side, but with moves that can be taken up a notch if you’re more advanced. One thing I would like to see in future courses are extended flexibility and strength conditioning exercises, or at least suggestions of extra moves to try. One can obviously make this course their own and add a few things here and there since there is the option to pause the videos or wait to start the next one, but for instance it’d be nice if the flexibility videos were a bit more thorough to make sure you don’t launch into it fully and risk injury. Other than that, I think it’s an excellent option for someone who doesn’t have access to a pole studio for any reason, and wants to progress in their pole journey with a top level instructor like Rafaela.

Essentials Reviews

These are reviews of our first Essentials course. You can read all Essentials №1 reviews here.

Diana Isabel Sanchez Paniagua
Diana Isabel Sanchez Paniagua
Essentials №1 with Tara Meyer
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100% recommended. I am a beginner pole dancer and this course is an essential for me, but also for every pole dancer who wants to get better at pole expression and, understand and execute the fundamentals perfectly. So happy with my progress!
Sara A.
Sara A.
Essentials №1 with Tara Meyer
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WOW. This class has been amazing for me. I’ve previously taken a floorwork course & have only dabbled when it comes to pole. This was, without a doubt, the next step i needed to really just get started and not feel super scared of the pole. I never previously made the jump, because I always felt very intimidated, but I feel like each lesson was clear and just made me feel comfortable and ready to take on the new moves. If you are a beginner & feel intimidated but still want to learn, this is the class for you!
Irina Meidman
Irina Meidman
Essentials №1 with Tara Meyer
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Clear and step by step guide with detailed explanations and visual cues, great for a beginner/refiner just as the course says. Awaiting No.2 release!

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