APRIL 10th & 11th 2017
Elite workshops fill up extremely FAST, as we only offer a limited number of students per workshop.
Participants must enroll/pay prior to the start date.
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Pacific Pole Championship 2015: 1st Place Men’s Champion
National Aerial Pole Art 2015: 2nd Place Men’s Devision
Pacific Aerial Arts Championship 2014: 1st Place Champion
Pole Expo 2012: 2nd Place Men’s Division
Brandon was born in Ft.Lauderdale, Florida. At the age of 5 he began training in Gymnastics and then in Dance just a few short years after while continuing his tumbling training. He trained and competed Nationally as well as assisting the world-renownded choreographers and teachers of Tremaine Dance Convention. Brandon then spent six years in New York City. Four of them obtaining his BFA in Fashion Design with a specialization in Intimate Apparel at the Fashion Institute of Technology, one year designing for Victoria’s Secret, and his final year dancing professionally and commercially. It was here in NYC where he founded Circus Arts and Pole at Body & Pole. During his time at FIT, Brandon trained as an Aerialist and Acrobat focusing on Aerial Fabric, Net/ Hammock, Straps, Contortion and Stretching techniques, and Hand-Balancing. This is also where his love for Pole Dancing began. Brandon loved the idea of being able to perform in the air but also expected to dance on the ground; melding all of his talents into one art form.
In 2011, Brandon moved to LA to join with Diavolo Dance Theater: Architecture in Motion, a nationally and internationally touring, acrobatic dance company. For three years he traveled with the company as well as co-creating new repertoire works with the other company members under Artistic Director, Jacques Heim. It was in these years where Brandon really grew as an artist. The company’s works were based mostly with the human element in mind and the human experience at play. Diavolo pulled inspiration from reality with emphasis on experiences, gestures, and everyday movement seen day to day. Here is where Brandon discovered his niche, as it pertained to Pole: The Human Experience…
Today, Brandon teaches at the famous BeSpun in Los Angeles as well as Cirque School LA in Hollywood, California. He uses all of his experiences and training in his teachings as well in his performances. His love for teaching and sharing knowledge as well as his drive constant growth and evolution keeps him motivated.
Brandon is looking forward to what the future will hold and cannot wait to travel the world sharing his skills with others as well as being able to learn from the limitless number of talented artists across the Globe.
Choreography and Connection- Floor work, Grounded pole
This class is all about Musicality and Emoting. Students will learn choreography to a slow paced, contemporary song where timing is everything. Moves will be based on music's vocals, syncopated timing, and overall theme. This class will hopefully get students comfortable dancing on the ground as well as low flying air moves.
April 10th @ 5:30-7:00pm
Floor Flips and Twists: Transitional Ground Acrobatics for Polers
This workshop can be as beginner level or as advanced as needed. Comfortable clothes Suggested.
This workshop will start with a modern-dance based warmup, loosening up joints and getting dancers comfortable with the floor. We will start by exploring different types of ground-rolls to avoid hard knocks and landings. Dancers will learn different movement styles pulling inspiration from contemporary/ modern dance, capoeira, break-dancing, and gymnastics. We will learn moves stationary and take movement across the floor as well as on and off the pole if desired.
April 10th @ 7:00-8:00pm
Unlocking the Secrets of Flight- Pole tricks
Starting with a dance based warmup and core workout, we quickly move into, Fundamentals of spins. There is a technique to everything in this class and it's all about how to use as little physical effort as possible while achieving the greatest spins and flies. We move from basic 101 spins like step-arounds and Fireman spins, to more complicated Onearm dislocator (candy cane) flying spins. I then like to transition these spins from static into spin pole variations.
April 11th @ 6:00-7:30pm
Act Creation, Character Development, And Stage Makeup Workshop
Act Creation/ Character Development: This is a minimally physical class. Mostly we will discuss the importance of music and choice of music, character development though the creation process, musical timing/ mapping/ layout, usage of props (when they can help or when they can hinder a performance), and costumes/ colors etc…
Students can provide music if they are preparation of creating a piece (though I have plenty if it's easier) and we will discuss the possibilities and potential of each piece of music and how we can make it into an act for a showcase, performance, or competition.
Stage Makeup: As an former makeup artist for MAC Cosmetics and avid makeup enthusiast, I have spent the better part of 15 years doing makeup for stage. Everything from Basic Stage Makeup, to Character/ Animal Looks, To Hi-glam and Couture Makeup application.
In this part of the workshop, a volunteer will be selected to get their makeup done in front of the group as I walk them through a step by step tutorial to achieving the perfect on-stage look. These techniques can also be used for everyday and evening makeup applications as well. Students may bring their own cosmetics and work along with me, or just watch and take notes on the presentation. Adequate lighting and mirror space is crucial.
April 11th @ 7:45-9:45pm
(all students who are Performing/Competing, should be in this class)
Private lessons, with Brandon, are available, during the day of April 10th and 11th.
Contact VogueFit for Prices and bookings.
Contact VogueFit for Prices and bookings.