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Spin Pole for Support: Shaina Cruea’s Story

Please join us this Saturday, September 11 for a special charity workshop, The Art of Spin Pole to support a very special member of our own community, and the pole community at large. In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness this month, we are hosting former B&P...

Pole Dance for Pride: Body & Pole student Wayne Anderson’s story

In honor of the 52nd anniversary of the Stonewall Riots (today, June 28th), and Pride month, Body & Pole student Wayne Anderson shares his story about growing up gay in the Deep South, coming to NYC, and the role that dance played as an outlet for self-expression...

The Perfect Aerial Flight: Circus Meets Dance with Josh Dean

In honor of "The Perfect Aerial Flight" partnership with our friends at Aerial Arts NYC, we spoke with Body & Pole aerial trainer and Aerial Arts NYC co-owner & instructor Josh Dean about his unique circus and dance background, and why combining aerial dance...

Trainer Tips: Leveling Up Pole 3 to Pole 4 by Donna Carnow

Spring training season is here, and it’s time to level up! While it’s completely normal to feel a little bit unprepared -- or even scared -- to take it up a notch, Donna’s here to explain why expanding outside your comfort zone is key to elevating your pole practice....

Supporting AAPI Community + Community Class Fundraiser

Body & Pole stands with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community to stop the frightening and heartbreaking attacks of hate targeting them. Together, we must do better to protect our AAPI friends. Below, three members of the AAPI and Body & Pole...

Pole Dancing Through the Pandemic: A Previvor’s Story

As part of our Meaningful March series this month, we are highlighting members of the BP community -- students, trainers, management and staff -- to share their stories of how their lives have changed during the past year when COVID took center stage. At a time when...

What It’s Like Being A Work-Study: Fernanda Ades

The Body & Pole Work-Study Program is a one-year professional development program designed to nurture, train and mentor those looking to expand their professional development in the Pole & Aerial Arts industry. We have bi-annual terms, and bring on new groups...

Performing with Purpose: Black Sex Workers Collective

This Saturday, January 16, we’re celebrating the December 2020 graduates of our Work-Study Program with a Graduation Showcase performance (on Zoom, of course). There will be pole, aerial and variety acts by our recent grads alongside some guest alumni performers. All...

Instructor Spotlight: Michelle Natoli

Meet Body & Pole instructor and performer Michelle Natoli! Her background in gymnastics, theatre and Pilates ultimately brought her to the pole, where she has also completed (and won!) her fair share of competitions. Join her for Low Flow Heels on Wednesdays at...

Patty’s Pre-Pro Diary

Introducing the Body & Pole Pre-Professional Program, a new program designed for students who are serious about taking their practice to the next level, as an instructor or a performer. This three month program, offered in the spring and the fall, includes...

Instructor Spotlight: Elena Delgado

Meet Body & Pole instructor, choreographer, artist and aerialist Elena Delgado! An OG member of B&P (it's been so long, even we can't remember when she officially started!) she's coaching Solo Aerial in our Spring Student Showcase Series (Showcase is March...

Meet Mariangela Ciccone, the Woman Behind Our Events

Photo credit: Adam Amit   Meet Mariangela Ciccone, the woman behind our events here at Body & Pole! After having discovered aerial dance by pure chance while she was visiting her native Italy, she eventually found Body & Pole to continue her practice when she...

Instructor Spotlight: Phillip Evans

If you're a student at Body & Pole, chances are you know Phillip Evans!  He began as a Work-Study way back in 2013, and has been teaching a variety of classes (ranging from Pole and Aerial to INVERTable) since 2015, while also managing our Programming and Studio...