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Why Pole & Aerial Dance in New York City is COVID-Safe

Yes, it’s 2022 and COVID is still here. But that doesn’t mean you have to put your life on hold. Since our re-opening in 2020 (after 6 months of shutdown), we’ve invested a lot of time, thought and money into ensuring a safe flight at Body & Pole. “Our goal at...

Cross Training Challenge with Kyla & Daniel

This fall, we challenged Aerial instructor Kyla Ranney and Pole instructor Daniel Darling to quite literally "Own Their Unknown" by taking each others' classes and explore what it's like to try the opposite apparatus. Not only did they each have a ton of fun, they...

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...

Abigail Williams-Joseph on Love and Loss During the Pandemic

In March 2020, aerial trainer Abigail Williams-Joseph had just passed her mock class and was ready for her first official week as an instructor at Body & Pole when the entire world shut down. Then, a rollercoaster of events happened in her life. Since then, the...

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...