ABOUT THE WORK-STUDY PROGRAM
The Body & Pole Work-Study Program is a six-month professional development program where work-studies are nurtured, supported and empowered to discover and achieve their unique goals. Throughout the program, work-studies are mentored and surrounded by some of the most renowned artists, athletes, and performers in the Pole and Aerial Arts industry. The program is designed for those who wish to make an impact and become leaders in the community.
Our next Work-Study period begins June 2022, submissions open now (until 3/25). Questions about the Work-Study Program? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What professional development opportunities are there?
Work-studies will be mentored and provided with educational resources in the following career tracks:
1. Pole/Aerial Instructor
2. Pole/Aerial Performer
3. Studio Operations & Management
4. Event Production
We have curated a six-month program that includes mentorship opportunities, monthly specialty Track Workshops where industry leaders share their expertise on topics related to each career track, monthly check-in meetings with management where ideas can be pitched and feedback can be expressed, as well as numerous opportunities to perform, produce and teach.
What kind of Track Workshops do you offer?
There are up to 50 unique track workshops throughout the year, with at least one workshop per track per month. For example, some Track Workshops that you can expect to attend include:
“Introduction to Business Plans”
“Allocating Resources and Strategic Expansion”
“Cueing and Breathing Techniques”
“Act Creation and Storytelling”
“Competing: Domestic, International, Professional”
“Injury Prevention and Body Maintenance”
“Safe Rigging Practices for Aerial Events”
“Stage Management 101”
“Budgeting and Directing”
“Social Media & Promotion”
What is the commitment?
For six months, work-studies will be required to work between 16–18 hours per week spread between two shifts. During these shifts work-studies are responsible for opening/closing the studio, working the front desk, cleaning, rigging, and any number of additional responsibilities. Work-studies must also commit to at least one track, attend the monthly workshops associated with their chosen track, and maintain successful relationships with their mentors.
What perks do work-studies receive in return?
Work-studies receive unlimited sign-up access to the studio, professional development, access to a number of educational resources and opportunities within the studio and around the community, access to space for practicing/rehearsing, quarterly work-studies only social outings, and discounts on select merchandise, workshops, and training.
What have alumni of the Work-Study Program achieved?
Alumni of our program have gone on to have successful careers as performers for companies such as Cirque du Soleil, national champions in pole competitions, instructors touring and teaching classes all over the world, pole/aerial entrepreneurs and business owners. Many have even been hired as instructors and members of our operations team.
“The best place to learn how to produce an aerial show, live and virtually.”
– Michelle, Producer Track
“It opened up to me a world and an industry that has now become my home.”
– Donna, Pole Instructor and 2021 Northeast Pole Art Champion
“I’ve rediscovered and redefined myself as a dancer and fitness instructor.”
– Butchie, Pole Instructor
“The Work-Study Program educated me through mentorship, classes, training & opportunity to not just grow in skill, strength and knowledge of body & apparatus, but also it has given me an inside advantage in the aerial community which has turned the ‘dream’ of a career into a reality.”
– Samantha Marsh, Aerial Instructor & Performer
“The Work-Study Program at Body & Pole fully immersed me into the world of pole and aerial by offering extensive training, support and opportunity.”
– Irmingard Mayer, Manager and 2015 US National Pole Art Champion
“The Body & Pole Work-Study Program has helped me grow as a pole dancer and as a person. It has also opened so many performance opportunities for me.”
– Regina Armand, Studio Owner
HOW TO SUBMIT
NEXT WORK-STUDY ENROLLMENT: JUNE 2022
*DEADLINE EXTENDED* SUBMISSIONS DUE BY MARCH 25TH
PART 1: VIDEO SUBMISSION
Your video should be no more than 3 minutes long. You can email your video application to email@example.com.
INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
- Tell us about yourself (i.e. Who are you? Where are you from? what do you want us to know about yourself?)
- Why do you want to be a work-study at B&P? (i.e. How can B&P help you? What does B&P have that you need?)
- What track will you pursue? What are your goals?
- OPTIONAL (but recommended): Include a clip of your talent (if you’re a performer) OR teaching class (if you’re an instructor)
- Send us a link to your video (DO NOT send to us in the form of an attachment, please use YouTube or Vimeo)
PART 2: THE INVITED INTERVIEWS
Upon receipt of your submission video, you will be notified if you are invited back to the Group Interview.
WORK-STUDY OF THE MONTH FEB 2022: ANNAM
Our work-study for the month of February was Annam! A stellar work-study, she always shows up at the studio with passion and work ethic! To show our appreciation, Annam will receive a free private lesson with the instructor of her choice. Thank you for everything!