Owner, Pole Instructor
Andrea discovered pole dancing in 2010 from a Groupon for a class at her local pole studio. She appreciates pole as a sensual form of art and enjoys empowering women and men through fitness and dance. She began performing in 2012, and teaching pole and yoga in 2013. She believes in a holistic approach to fitness and incorporates a combination of strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular training into her fitness classes.
Andrea has been an occupational therapist since 2006. She has experience working with hundreds of people with a variety of different disabilities, injuries, and illnesses. She holds a Masters Degree in Health Sciences and has extensive training in anatomy, neurology, and psychology. She is also a registered yoga instructor and a certified personal trainer. She enjoys accommodating all levels of fitness and uses a variety of therapeutic techniques she has learned over the years in her classes to help heal and prevent injuries.
Lead Dance Instructor, Pole Dance Instructor, Movement Specialist
Amy has been teaching dance for over 15 years in different states across the country. Her passion for dance started at an early age and brought her to eventually get her BFA in dance from Montclair State University in her home state of New Jersey. From her years of experience she loves to translate movement from others vocabulary, what makes the most sense to them, into the language of movement. Whether you've never danced before or are looking to get back into it Amy has a specific and unique way of making you feel comfortable in your own body.
Pole Dance Instructor
Ari has studied various styles of dance for over 25 years. She started in ballet and gymnastics, but quickly came to love contemporary styles. After years of competition as both a soloist and a part of a team, Ari discovered pole dance at Darkside Fitness. She loves teaching different styles of pole dance, including contemporary pole. Through her choreography, she enjoys encouraging and challenging students. She believes strongly in the stories dance can tell, and the power of connecting and expressing ourselves in our movements. She also appreciates watching her students gain strength and confidence.