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Community Jam to Support RAPP

Our next Community Jam is coming up Sunday, April 7 from 7:15-8:30pm, and Body & Pole will match all proceeds to support the Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP) Campaign, an organization very dear to our member Melissa Tanis. We hope to raise money for RAPP and...

What It Means To Own Your Unknown: Kyra’s Story

We sat down with our co-founder, Kyra Johannesen, to chat about the origins of Body & Pole and the concept of “Owning Your Unknown” – something you may recognize from the studio, our social media, and this very website (and if not, expect to see it more often!)....

Fun Facts Friday: Kyra Johannesen

Fun Facts Friday: Kyra Johannesen, Body & Pole Co-Owner & Pole Fitness Instructor and ElevatED Founder & Master Trainer Introducing our Fun Facts Friday weekly feature. Each week, we’ll share some fun facts about the Body & Pole team that you might not...

Body & Pole Pole Expo Checklist

Want to hang with the crew from Body & Pole? Here’s the official B&P Pole Expo Checklist! Can’t make it in person? We’ll be sharing content all weekend on our social networks. IG: @bodyandpole Snapchat: @bodyandpole Twitter: @bodyandpole Performance Pole...

Student Highlight: Sara!

At Body & Pole, many of our students are remarkable performers and competitors. This month we're featuring one of our pole students, Sara Joel, who recently competed in the USPDF Amateur Competition here in New York City at Symphony Space (and won!) B&P: Hi...

Sultry Summer Series with B&P Plus starts TODAY!

June is almost here and we can't wait to kick off summer classes! In addition to our regular schedule, we have some hot new B&P Plus Series to keep you moving through the summer months. Three weeks of "Low Flow Heels: with Kelly McLaughlin starts on Friday June...

Class Feature: Hammock Fluidity with Sam Marsh!

The fluidity program at Body & Pole is designed to complement your technical apparatus training. Even early in your development as a pole dancer or aerialist, fluidity classes provide an opportunity to connect your tricks, leveraging dance transitions and...

AURORA: A Choreographer’s Showcase at Body & Pole

We are so excited for the AURORA Choreographer's Showcase that is happening this Saturday April 28th! AURORA aims to bring communities together to create art as one. We spoke briefly with Yun Chun Chua, a B&P work-study and producer of the show! AURORA...

B&P Work-Study Program: Apply Now!

One of the hallmark programs at Body & Pole is our work-study program. Through this year-long commitment, you'll learn the ins and outs of running a studio, and have the opportunity make pole and aerial a more significant part of your life. In previous years,...

Marlo Fisken’s Pole Flow® Intensive: Slow + Low

The one and only Marlo Fisken is headed our way this month! While class opportunities with her are waitlisted, there are still several spots left in her exclusive 9-hour Pole Flow® Intensive: Slow + Low. What is Flow Movement® all about? "Hi, Marlo here. I’ve always...

Pole in the Olympics – Instructor Voices

As the final installment of our three-part series on pole gaining observer status with the GAISF we spoke with two of Body & Pole's instructors, Michelle Stanek and Lara Michaels. Both Michelle and Lara have been poling for many years. They have competed,...

Pole in the Olympics – Student Voices

Our previous blog post introduced our student and instructor discussion series about pole in the Olympics. Some questions were raised about the pole community's positions. How will we as a community navigate this potential "legitimization?" Can we achieve a peaceful...

Pole in the Olympics – Raising the Bar on Societal Expectations

If you've been following the latest pole world events, you've probably already heard that pole was recently granted "observer" status with the Global Association of International Sports Federation. The news has set conversations alight throughout the pole community,...