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Current Workshops!

Foundations Of Lindy Hop:
Feb 26th 12-1:30pm

Learn the original swing dance! Lindy Hop is a dance created by Black Americans in Harlem in the 1930s that is still danced all over the world. We’ll cover a little history and get you confidently dancing the basics in this first block. No partner or experience necessary!

Dancing With The Music: Intermediate Lindy Hop Workshop:
Feb 26th 1:30-3pm

We will use what we learned in the first block and add some new fun moves and stylings to respond to what the band is playing and make the dance a conversation with each other! Must have lindy hop experience and/or have attended the first class. No partner necessary.

With Ben White: 

Ben White has been addicted to all things swing since 2004. He has studied Lindy Hop, Balboa, Tap, and Solo Jazz dance under masters from the original swing era and worked with world class contemporary swing dancers.

Covid Safety: To participate in this workshop, we require one of the following:
Proof of vaccination (at minimum full vaccination, booster is highly encouraged)
Or: a negative PCR test administered within 72 hours of the dance (free test kits are available at the express clinic)
Or: a negative rapid test administered by a healthcare provider within 24 hours of the dance.

Our First In-House Show

Pop-Up is excited to announce our very first, real, in-person show!

Students from our August performance intensive and general classes as well as coaches, and guest performers will be showing you their amazing, brand-new acts! 

Check out this article about the show in Peninsula Daily News! https://www.peninsuladailynews.com/entertainment/pop-up-movement-offers-shows-classes/

AERIAL ARTS!

HOOP DIVING!

CHINESE POLE!

JUGGLING!

If you missed this one, don’t worry! We are planning on many more fun circus shows to come!  

Doors open at 4:40 and 6:40

Please Note: All audience members over 3 years of age will be required to wear masks during the performance. There will be plenty of air flow with the garage and double doors open. Performers will not be masked while they are onstage. 

Class F.A.Q

We are so excited to have you in class! Here are a few notes on what to expect and how to prepare:

Class Essentials

  • Bring a water bottle if possible. 
  • All classes end 5 minutes before their scheduled time to account for the collection of personal items, putting away and cleaning equipment, etc. They are 40, 55, or 85 minutes.

Covid-19 Specific Guidelines

  • All students and parents need to wear a mask in our facility at this time. Mask breaks can be taken right outside the building.
  • Please DO NOT come to class if you are feeling ill in any way, exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19, or have come into contact with someone who has tested positive. 
  • Our most current COVID-19 protocols can be found here

Dress Code

  • Wear clean, comfortable, soft clothing without zippers, buttons, or metal belts that could snag the equipment.
  • Avoid wearing skirts, dresses, and baggy T-shirts. Expect to be upside down frequently in most classes and dress accordingly. 
  • Hair longer than shoulder length should be tied back to keep it out of the face. Use a hair tie instead of a clip.  

Arrivals and Departures

The ideal time for a student to arrive is 5 minutes before their scheduled class. 

Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before your scheduled class. Depending on the time of the day we may not be there to let you in or we may have an already full facility. If you need to drop a student off early to class, please communicate with us directly and we will try to accommodate you.

Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes late to class. If a student is this late they miss the warm-up and it is disruptive for the rest of the class. If no students show up for a class or open gym/jam after 15 minutes, that activity is considered canceled and coaches/monitors are free to leave.

Pick-Ups

If you are picking up a student please arrive 5 minutes before their class ends so that they can depart promptly after class.

Absences

If you know you are going to miss a class, please mark the date in our system. You can do this by logging into your account and clicking the button that says “Attendance” After that click the button that says “Report Absence”.

Make-Up Classes

We do not offer specific make-up classes or credits for missed classes. Instead, we’ve built in a regular “make-up class” into our tuition schedule. Monthly tuition is a flat fee for the month and is calculated based on 4 weeks in a month. Every two or three months there will be one more class than you paid for because almost every month some days of the week will occur 5 times. We consider this additional class a “make-up” class for any absences during that time. 

We like this strategy because it doesn’t involve any additional scheduling and it makes our income more reliable while still providing a buffer for students to miss a class once in a while without having lost money. 

Class Commitments and Dropping Classes

When you register for classes, you’re committing until the next billing cycle, anywhere from 1-5 classes depending on the time of the month. After that, we will bill your account the appropriate amount on the 1st of the month. If you decide to drop a class, we would prefer that you stick with the class until the end of the month because it is less administrative work for us to add new students at the beginning of the billing cycle. 

However, if you know in advance that you need to drop the class, we are happy to schedule your drop date anytime.

Lastly, if you have a family emergency, are leaving town, or have other extenuating circumstances we are happy to refund or credit your account as soon as you drop the class.

Who are classes for?

Pop-Up Movement is committed to sharing movement, fun, and circus skills with everyone who is excited to learn! We will work with you at your level no matter what your movement background is (or isn’t). Having fun and building body awareness is healthy for everyone. 
We welcome everyone regardless of race, body type, physical ability, age, nation of origin, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, education, socioeconomic status, religion, etc. 
We welcome feedback on how to make more welcoming, safe spaces and offerings and will continue to change and grow with that feedback. 

For all other questions, email us at popupmovement@gmail.com

See you soon!

Covid 19 Protocols

This is where our business stands right now. We are aware that ALL this information could change at any moment so keep checking back here for updates.

Our Protocols:

Masks are required for unvaccinated and vaccinated individuals ages 5 and up. 

Masking is not required for children ages 4 and under.

Mask breaks are allowed when drinking water and eating. 

When possible (no smokey air from fires or extreme heat, cold, or rain), we will have the garage and double doors open and fans running for airflow.  

Please stay home if you are not feeling well and/or know you have been exposed.

We are open to special requests and making accommodations as needed. 

See you at the gym! 

COVID-19 Update

This is where our business stands right now. We are aware that ALL this information could change at any moment so keep checking back here for updates.

COVID-19 has effected our business in so many ways. We are unable to open our new space in the way we had planned and hoped for. However, it has also given us plenty of time to get creative, set up the space and feel out where the interests of our community lie.
With this new wave of restrictions until Dec 14th, we made a call to the Olympia health dept. to see how we could alter our business so that we can continue to survive financially during this time.
We are allowed to make the offerings that we are at this time because we are not strictly a gym or fitness center. The access to our facility, private lessons, and sessions we are offering are under the umbrella of mental and physical health. We strongly believe that movement and is an essential activity. With that being said, these are the activities that the Washington State Department of Health approved us for at this time.

  • Private Lessons
  • Space rentals and individual/household use 
  • Movement Rehabilitation

To remain open in these ways, we need everyone’s cooperation adhering to Covid-19 guidelines in the strictest sense. 

Protocols we follow in our facility include:

  • No more than 5 people in the facility at any one time
  • Social distancing will be practiced
  • Everyone will be screened for symptoms before they enter
  • Hands must be washed/sanitized upon entry
  • If you think you have been exposed to Covid-19 in any way please stay home and quarantine for 14 days
  • Masks will be worn at all times in the space
  • There will be adequate ventilation and airflow
  • Only one household (plus monitor) in the space at any given time
  • All used surfaces will be sanitized after use with approved products
 
 
 

Gallery

Here is a taste of some of the fun happenings of Pop-Up Movement.