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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...

Instructor Spotlight: Donna Carnow

Meet our superstar instructor Donna Carnow! A graduate of our Work-Study program, she started teaching last November, with just two permanent Flex classes on the schedule, and has since expanded her offering to a combination of Flex, Pole, and Invertable classes as a...

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...

Instructor Spotlight: Lara Michaels

Where are you from originally? I was born in San Francisco, CA, but grew up in Boise, Idaho. I returned to San Francisco for college, and moved to NYC 10 years for my master's program. What is your dance background and how did you discover dance? My mother was a...

Instructor Spotlight: Fran Sperling

Where are you from originally? Utica, NY What is your dance background and how did you discover dance? My background is primarily in contemporary, modern and jazz. I graduated with a BA in theatre, but an influential theatre teacher I had studied with told me he...

What It’s Like Being A Sex Worker: Meet Jacq The Stripper

We are beyond thrilled to partner with writer, comedian, artist and yes, stripper, Jacq the Stripper this month! We have so many fun things in store for you -- from her takeover of The Wall on July 11 to A Night of Wor$hip, our first ever Pop-Up Strip Club to benefit...

COMMUNITY JAM TO SUPPORT CHEER NEW YORK

Just in time for Pride, we're excited to share our next Pole & Aerial Community Jam coming up this Sunday, June 16 from 7:30-9pm (including a warm-up run by the cheerleaders) in support of Cheer New York, a non-profit organization comprised of a diverse group of...

Meet Roland Brown: Our Resident Artist

In honor of PoleCon this week and our upcoming Thunderpole competition (if you haven’t signed up yet, get on it!), we chatted with Roland Brown, who goes waaaay back with Body & Pole (he met Kyra and Lian before the studio was even formed). He specializes in...

Scholarship Recipient 2018-2019: Darling Daniel

Graduation season is upon us, and our 2018-2019 Scholarship year is nearly up. This year's recipient, Darling Daniel came to us last year, having just moved to New York City, and ready to make a serious commitment to round out his performing skills. It has been so...