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Studio Spotlight: Aerial Therapy

This week, we're excited to feature Marilyn Allers, owner and instructor of Aerial Therapy, Bermuda's first and only pole studio! Marilyn chats with us about her bold move to open up a pole studio in a conservative island, and shares a fun fact about her other career...

Studio Spotlight: My Body Shop

This week, we chatted with Sunny Freeman, founder of My Body Shop in Maryland, who joins us LIVE on B&P Online for Floor Fu@$kery on Wednesday, February 23 at 6pm ET. Check out her story below: Why pole? How did you get into the industry?  I started pole after...

Studio Spotlight: Fly Club

This week, we're honored to chat with Divine Em, founder of Chicago's Fly Club, about how she discovered and fell in love with pole dance, after many years of dance training, and how a need for community and inclusivity led her to open up a pole dance studio in her...

Studio Spotlight: Vertical Joe’s

This week, we chatted with bad-ass founder/CEO of Atlanta's Vertical Joe's: Torwa Joe! Torwa self-admittedly fell into the pole dance scene and to her own surprise, found herself owning the dance empire that is Vertical Joe's! Join twerk queen Fiyastarta Torwa this...

Studio Spotlight: Gemini Studioz

We chatted with Ayla Goodson, founder and owner of Gemini Studioz in Mobile, Alabama, about how she discovered a new career path through pole dancing, and why she's never looking back! Join Ayla this Friday, February 11 LIVE on B&P Online for Hell on HEELZ at 8pm...

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...

A Passion for Pole: Alysia Margolis-Seiden’s Story

In our last Meaningful March post, we chat with Body & Pole student (and unofficial cheerleader -- her energy is contagious!), Alysia Margolis-Seiden. Alysia self-admittedly stumbled upon pole dancing "later in life", but "found her tribe" and hasn't looked back...

Real Talk with Real Former Work-Studies

Ready to take your aerial career to the next level? Interested in becoming an instructor? Do you have a passion for performing? If so, you're probably already thinking of applying for the Body & Pole Work-Study Program. As you'll read below, this one year program...

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...