Learn how to provide an inclusive studio for all.
Find the best way to represent all people in your classes and studio.
Create a physically, mentally and emotionally safe space for all your members.
Welcome to Pole Body & Arts!
PoleBody with JBall (she/her/hers)
This workshop is focused on educating instructors of body positive language to use in classrooms with students, building curriculum with modifications and/or accommodations for all plus size body types. This will be an interactive session with engaging discussion and activities on and off the pole.
Morphology Workshop by Sammy Picone (she/her/hers)
In this workshop we will use ‘morphology’ principles to create seamless movement and progressions around and on the pole. We will also explore new approaches to using the pole as a tool through prompts and freestyle opportunities.
It’s time to rest!
There are tons of local restaurants around the area to grab some lunch during your break.
Spotting Technique by Tiffany Baker (she/her/hers)
In this workshop we will learn and practice safe and proper spotting techniques. Keeping our members and instructors safe is our number one priority. Feeling comfortable spotting any level trick is the ultimate goal!
Rake It Up by Medusa Mami (she/her/hers) and Whitney (she/her/hers)
This workshop will be split into two sections: locker room talk and Rake it up!
During the locker room talk, we will dive into club safety, dancer etiquette, and the importance of representation and inclusivity of strippers in pole studios.
Rake it Up is a stripper workshop walking you through a shift at work. Come prepared with stripper wear such as a thong, pleasers and gown/bikini/lingerie. Please do not wear lotion, jewelry on your hands, and no knee pads. Enter the workshop stage ready for this interactive club experience.
Let's Investigate by Hali Quinn (she/her/hers)
This 90 min workshop is centered around helping instructors identify where their student is making a mistake and how to fix it! We will start by making sure you’re setting them up for success with your verbal cues and descriptions, making it easy for your students to follow along. We will work on “teacher vision", where you'll learn tips and tricks to be able to spot a mistake! In this last portion, you will focus on how to make modifications to accommodate students who may have injuries, different levels of flexibility and strength, and different body types.
We want our students to leave class with a smile on their face and feeling successful. This workshop will help you do just that! So come on out and let's investigate!
TRANScending Gender Expectations by Noah Granade (they/them/their)
Noah is a trans masculine person (assigned female at birth) who has navigated pole communities that primarily serve cisgender women. Noah hopes to have an open and honest conversation about combatting cis-normative practices within the pole community and share tips on trans/non-binary inclusivity. Come learn how to create a safe space for all gender identities and expressions!”
It's About the Body by Kelly Coban (she/her/hers) and Fae Fire (she/her/hers)
Your body is your universal instrument. It is present regardless of dance apparatus or choice of footwear. The constant physicality that pole requires is why it is important to teach sustainable practice.
In this workshop we will share the PBA Key Principles for Sustainable Practice, and how to effectively integrate these principles with your current teaching methods. This will allow your students to train and develop their pole dance abilities with great form and sustainability. Please join us in learning how we can keep growing in our practice with longevity!
Join us for a networking experience and an open gym session to pole with your instructor community. Toast to all your hard work this weekend and travel home safely!