Pole Dancing 101


This class is taught by:

Melissa J

Certified Pole Dance Instructor
Growing up I tried to find my athletic side by signing up for all sorts of sports; baseball, karate, swimming, bowling you name it, I tried it. Throughout all of those years I never enjoyed anything enough to stick with it. Then I discovered pole dancing. During the party the instructor informed us the studio also offered weekly pole dancing classes and my reaction was “you can take classes for that?” I started taking classes 4 years ago, then did my instructor training in 2012.  I love teaching classes!  Come take one!

Samantha B

Certified Pole Dance Instructor
Pole fitness has allowed me to tap into my inner dancer and flexibility with no prior dance training - this is for everybody! I have been instructing since 2013 and originally became hooked when I went to a Halloween Party at Studio Chic. Pole fitness has allowed me to pass on confidence and acceptance to my students and myself. It’s an incredible journey of growth and strength that is limitless when you open up. One of the best thing about being an instructor is witnessing the pole progress in my students over time and encouraging their drive. The support I have found among the staff and students is incredible! If you need that word of encouragement or that push to succeed - I’ll see you in class!

Miranda R

Certified Pole Dance & TRX Instructor
My journey into the world of pole fitness has been a fun and exciting one. It began a few years ago after a night out with the hubby where some girls were dancing. I admired their strength, sexiness and confidence. So, being a teacher myself, I knew I had to find somewhere that I could learn. I found Studio Chic and never looked back.

I progressed through the levels farther than I ever imagined I could and am currently a Intermediate student. As I progressed, I found that the sexiness and confidence that sometimes goes by the wayside as a wife, mother, and teacher was returning. My husband came to every dance troupe performance (yes I performed in front of people!). He loved them all.

When the opportunity to become an instructor came about in 2013, I jumped at the chance to be part of an amazing group of women. I now get to pass on the knowledge and experience I have to a new group of students. Looking forward to meeting you all :)

Heather G

BootyBarre Instructor, Certified Pole Instructor
Throughout my life, I have sought out opportunities to engage my love of music through dance. As a 20-something, I found myself without this outlet of expression and missed the joy dance brought to my life. Studio Chic reacquainted me with that love and has completely transformed how I do fitness. As a student, I was inspired by the strength and grace I saw in my instructors and I worked hard to put their advice into action. Before I knew it, my body was stronger, I felt more confident and I found a new balance within myself. It was incredibly satisfying not only to find a new way to express myself, but the feeling of conquering a move is completely exhilarating! I am so grateful to the incredible community at Studio Chic for being there to support my fitness journey. It’s great to share a passion with so many powerful and inspiring people!  As an instructor, I am thrilled to be a part of your own personal journey with fitness and dance. My goal is to challenge you, get you moving and be flirty and fun so you leave feeling fabulous! You will see your body move in ways you never thought capable, and delight in the strength and flexibility you gain. Join me for a class!

Jasmine S

TRX Instructor, Certified Pole Instructor
I have always enjoyed fitness but struggled to find something I could commit to and that I felt confident about. I heard about Studio Chic and booked a party at Thorny Devil for my birthday. I had so much fun and was completely in awe by our instructor so I immediately signed up for a teaser pole class, was instantly hooked, and never looked back. After signing up for pole I discovered TRX and fell in love...again! A year and half later the opportunity to become an instructor came up and I couldn’t turn it down.  Being part of the Studio Chic family has been a life changing experience for me and I have gained the strength and confidence I never imagined I could have. I am so grateful to be part of this amazing community surrounded by incredible, supportive and beautiful women! I can’t wait to share this journey with all you - our amazing students!

Suzy G

Pole Choreography Instructor, Certified Pole Instructor
Suzy has been pole dancing for five years and began instructing choreography classes at Studio Chic in July 2015. A soccer player turned pole dancer, Suzy had absolutely zero dance experience or background when she started pole dancing. A rocker at heart, her style slowly began to develop and evolve into her signature style. Suzy also competes in various competitions and showcases. One of Suzy's favourite things about Studio Chic is the love of her pole family. She is at the beginning of her pole journey and can't wait for you to join her in class!
If you’re ready for some fun, laughter, and feeling your confidence soar, than this class is for you! We will teach you how to move your hips and toss your hair, and all the fundamentals of pole dancing. You will learn different hand grips, strength holds, and of course all the fun spins, and dance moves that will turn you in to one of our newly addicted pole dancers! Students will complete a checklist of moves with their instructor before moving on to Pole 102.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Nov 20 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Melissa J
  • Wed Nov 22 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm with Samantha B
  • Thu Nov 23 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm with Miranda R
  • Fri Nov 24 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Miranda R
  • Sat Nov 25 10:00 am - 10:55 am with Heather G
  • Sun Nov 26 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm with Jasmine S
  • Mon Nov 27 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Melissa J
  • Wed Nov 29 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm with Samantha B
  • Thu Nov 30 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm with Miranda R
  • Fri Dec 01 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Suzy G
  • Sat Dec 02 10:00 am - 10:55 am with Heather G
  • Sun Dec 03 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm with Jasmine S
  • Mon Dec 04 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Melissa J
  • Wed Dec 06 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm with Samantha B
  • Thu Dec 07 5:00 pm - 5:55 pm with Miranda R
  • Fri Dec 08 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Suzy G
  • Sat Dec 09 10:00 am - 10:55 am with Heather G
  • Sun Dec 10 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm with Jasmine S
  • Mon Dec 11 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Melissa J
  • Wed Dec 13 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm with Samantha B


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