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the RIGHT PROGRAM for YOU

POLE 1

If you have tried pole dancing before and are comfortable with walking, basic spins and pole crunches then this beginner level pole dance training program is right for you. You will learn how to spin, climb, and move smoothly up, down, and around the pole. This is the level where you will begin to dance in the air for the first time while building the strength you will need to prepare for inverted techniques.

POLE 2

If you feel comfortable with Pole 1 and are ready to invert or you are already performing basic inversions, then this intermediate pole dance training program is right for you. You will continue to learn more advanced climbs, spins, and floor work variations while building the strength and confidence necessary to perfect and advance your inversion technique.

POLE 3

If you feel comfortable with Pole 2 and aerial inversions, then this intermediate-advanced pole dance training program is right for you. Level 3 will bring your abilities to the next level with power spins, more advanced inversions, and challenging holds which involve fewer and/or smaller points of contact. You will learn how to bring all the skills you’ve acquired together to execute both dynamic and fluid aerial combinations.

FLOOR

No equipment at home? No problem! Our Floor training program covers Flexibility, Core and Liquid Motion. These classes are designed to suit all levels. Flex classes teach you proper and safe technique to enhance your flexibility. Core classes will help you build strength and coordination to compliment your pole and aerial practice. Liquid Motion utilizes basic dance theory and sensual movement to build a foundation in floor work.

AERIAL

If you have tried aerial hoop (lyra) before and are comfortable performing unassisted trapeze, straddle and side mounts then this beginner level aerial hoop training program is right for you. You will learn and practice various shapes and poses utilizing the hoop, gradually progressing into fluid aerial sequences.

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ABOUT our METHOD

Every time you practice with Body & Pole Online, you will learn something new and beautiful. Our classes follow a rigorous, proven methodology that is designed to not just foster progress and development, but to accelerate it. So that when you begin a class and think I can’t do that, you later find yourself asking what’s next? We offer you the ability to follow a weekly training program designed so you can maintain a balanced training schedule, and ensure your future success. If you simply want to take one class, or work on a particular move, with our advanced search you can easily do that as well. With Body & Pole Online, we offer the most comprehensive online pole and aerial curriculum, anywhere.

MEET the TEAM

Distinguished members of the international aerial community, these competitors, trendsetters, and acclaimed artists, are passionate educators. Certified and trained in multiple modalities, they share their experience and give you unparalleled access to a wide spectrum of expertise.

Roz Mays

NASM certified Roz "The Diva" Mays created Dangerous Curves: A Celebration of Plus Size Pole Dancers. Her talents have led to a SAG membership for professional stunt work in Law and Order: SVU, The Big C, and the Adam Sandler movie, That's My Boy.

Jeni Janover

Jeni Janover is the founder and owner of Liquid Motion®, a methodology that teaches students from all levels the fundamentals of movement through basic dance theory and exploration of natural instincts. Jeni describes her style of dancing and teaching as a combination of life, love, sex, and raw emotion.

Dalijah Franklin

Dalijah was the 2015 U.S. Aerial Champion and is the founder of Black Girls Pole--an organization striving to diversify the pole world by inspiring, empowering, and educating women of color about pole dancing. Dalijah has been a dancer and gymnast since the ripe old age of three.

Lara Michaels

Lara has been an active national and international competitor since 2012, competing as a finalist most notably with the USPDF, the U.S. Aerial Championships, National Aerial Pole Art, Pole Sport Organization, and the Asia Pole Championship. She is the 2017 U.S. Pole Dance Champion.

Sam Doblick

With a lifetime spent dancing in clubs, cabaret venues, and on stages hither and yon, Sam taps into his experience and unique blend of styles to enrich and inspire every class he leads. Sam has performed with Bad Apple Boylesque, AERA Dance and has been a featured performer at The Slipper Room, The House of YES, and any number of notable venues around the country.

Summer Lacy

Summer has been a professional circus aerialist since 2007. She brings deep expertise in artistic gymnastics, aerial acrobatics and tribal fusion belly dance to her classes. Her performance experience includes Webster Hall NYC, The Palazzo in Las Vegas, and The New York Hall of Science.

Irmingard Mayer

Irmingard is the 2015 US Pole Art Champion. She's been pole dancing since 2009. Her love of the discipline's unique blend of athleticism and artistry has led her around the world, including her now legendary on-stage performance with Guns N' Roses in Las Vegas. Irmingard is certified in pole fitness by elevatED.

Armando Gonzalez

Originally from Puerto Rico, Armando has been a die-hard mover and shaker going all the way back to his earliest years. He caught the pole bug early and has performed at and/or helped to stage myriad shows on notable stages and venues such as Stage 48, "Schtick a Pole in it," The House of Yes, and Triad Theater.

Regina Armand

Regina's background in movement is diverse--including everything from track and field, to dance, to cheerleading. Today, she specializes in pole, flexibility, and heels. Regina has performed and competed throughout New York City and beyond, and holds competition titles at a number of professional levels.

Stella Fink

Stella is a certified pole dance instructor and personal trainer. Initially self-taught, Stella is what we call, "a natural"--fact that only makes her accomplishments that much more impressive. It wasn't until she started training at Body & Pole that Stella was inspired to reach new heights as a professional dancer, athlete, and instructor.

Kelly McLaughlin

Kelly is versed in disciplines ranging from contemporary dance to tango to dancehall. She's a Carnegie Mellon graduate who rejected the "full-time grind" and left a promising career in advertising in search of the promised land that is pole. She found it at B&P and has been reveling, ever since, in the free and open exchange of athleticism, energy and love that makes this place so special.

Viveca Williams

Viveca has a Master's degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning. The combination of strength and movement led her to pole fitness. She realized education in body awareness was needed to make pole fitness look effortless and prevent injuries from occurring.

Zoe Kantor

Zoe had been dancing for 15 years when she first discovered pole dance while living in Korea in 2011. Zoe's acceptance into Body & Pole's Work-Study Program allowed her to fully immerse herself in the aerial arts. She is certified in pole fitness by elevatED and is also a NASM certified personal trainer.

Brandon Rosario

Accro Brandon is a Liquid Motion Master Trainer, Certified Acro Yoga Montreal, and Ring Thing teacher. Accro started pole dancing in 2012 with numerous pole competitions and performances under his belt and has worked for Norwegian Cruise Lines and Cirque Dreams in an off-broadway cirque-style show.

Emily Sanderson

Emily Sanderson has been teaching movement since 2002. She traveled internationally, competing in world-level Irish dance competitions. She is Pilates certified, has a degree in Kinesiology, and is an elevatED Flexibility and Pole Master Trainer.

Rica de Ocampo

Rica began teaching at Body & Pole in 2010. She is also a lyric soprano and a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Rica studied at the University of Michigan for Voice Performance and has a BA in Film and Video studies.

BRICK and MORTAR

All Body & Pole Online content is filmed at our home studio located in the heart of New York City. Our 10,000+ square foot space features five studios, hundreds of classes, renowned instructors, custom equipment, and the B&P shop. Body & Pole sets the standard for aerial in NYC and beyond. Come hang with us next time you're in town!

Reception Desk in our Store Front

Retail and Merchandise in our Store Front

Ground Floor Lounge and Ground Studio Entrance

Ground Floor Stairwell

2nd Floor Lounge Area and Stairwell

2nd Floor Lounge Area and Stairwell

2nd Floor Lounge Area and Stairwell

2nd Floor Front Studio Entrance, Sitting Area, Logo Wall

2nd Floor Co-Ed Changing Room

2nd Floor Co-Ed Changing Room: Lockers and Cubbies

2nd Floor Co-Ed Changing Cubicles and Lockers

Basement Co-Ed Changing Room

Basement Co-Ed Changing Room

HOW it BEGAN

Kyra Johannesen and Lian Tal Lebret opened the first Body & Pole location in April 2010 within a single room studio located on 5th Avenue in New York City. From the moment they first opened their doors, classes were at capacity for months out. They realized they were building something bigger than a pole dance studio. They were impacting lives by providing a space where self-discovery through aerial dance was possible, and they were attracting highly gifted instructors to help lead the transformation. In January 2012, Body & Pole moved to its current Chelsea location and created the largest pole and aerial dance studio in NYC with a sprawling 10,000 square foot of space. By bringing together some of the most talented pole dancers and aerialists in the world, a real community of athletes and artists, we are equipped to bring anyone willing along for the ride. In 2016, Body & Pole Online was created to share the best of our in-studio experience with the pole and aerial community worldwide.