There is freedom waiting for you,
On the breezes off the sky,
And you ask,
“What if I fall?”
Oh but my darling,
what if you fly?
It’s our birthday! This month is the 6 year anniversary of Pole Inspiration Dance Studio, and what an incredible journey it has been. When we first opened our doors all those years ago, we could not imagine growing into such an amazing, tight-knit community of dancers, acrobats, students and instructors.
Pole Inspiration first began with one studio, 5 instructors (including our lovely founder Apple), and just 4 students. Here is a throwback to those days:
And here is the OG team (2015):
Our studio has since expanded to two locations in two different cities, with 20 active instructors, and over 200 students. We had the opportunity to host various guest coaches, compete on a national and international level, and make many friends over the years.
I asked Apple what inspired her to open the studio:
Before starting pole, I was very weak, not flexible, and I hated sport. I tried pole after being inspired by a youtube video, and fell in love. Over the course of my fitness journey, I discovered that I was actually capable of more, of things that were previously beyond my imagination, things that I could never do 10 years ago. I found everything, pole, inspiring – the way pole changed me and led me to other disciplines. And I loved to train. So I thought I could open a studio that covers a lot of these disciplines, and give opportunity to people like me, people who have no idea how to start working out, and how to train their body. And maybe I could help them achieve something that they could never before imagine. That’s why it’s called pole inspiration, and why we have that quote on the wall – What if I fall, but what if you fly? It comes from one of my favourite poems, and can sum up, a little bit, how I feel about the whole thing.
To our students, we would like to extend a huge THANK YOU for your continued support over the years, your motivation and interest in this incredible sport and your trust in us. Without you all, none of this would have been possible.
Our diverse and talented family of instructors enabled us to offer a variety of different pole dance styles (pole fitness, exotic, contemporary), branch out into aerial disciplines (hoop, silks, hammock), as well as continue fundamental training (flexibility and conditioning). THANK YOU for being the best team we could possibly ask for!
And finally, a big THANK YOU goes Apple. Not only have you created this magical place that we all love, but are also a badass (sometimes scary) and knowledgeable coach to students and team members, and a supportive friend.
We are extremely happy to be a part of your pole and aerial journeys. Here is a sneaky lil digital toast to Pole Inspiration, to you, and the following wild, crazy years to come!
PS: As another thank you, and In celebration of this milestone, we are offering 25% off on our lesson packages (6 lesson, 16 lesson and unlimited month pass bundles) this month.
*The packages only become active on the first booking date. This means that you can buy your classes this month, and save them for later!