FREE Pole Beginner 1


This class is taught by:

Chona R

Chona discovered pole dancing in 2006 and hasn’t looked back! She began instructing at Brass Vixens in 2007 and her love of pole led her to many other avenues of aerial fitness. She is passionate about all things aerial and constantly enhancing her skills by attending various pole camps across North America as well as workshops offered at the Pole Convention and Pole Expo. She is currently the Customer Service Specialist for the Pole Expo that takes place every September in Las Vegas. Along with her pole certifications from Brass Vixens, she has also received her pole dance instructor certificate through Pole Fitness Studio Las Vegas which is aligned with the Pole Fitness Association, her hoop certification from Hoopnotica (2010), a FlyGym aerial fitness certification (2013), ElevATED Pole Fitness Level 1 in NYC (2014), PFIC Lyra and Aerial Yoga Fitness 1 (2015) and in 2016 completed ElevATED Pole Fitness Level 2 in NYC as well as the Brass Vixens certification for teaching Intro to Lyra, Beginner Lyra and Lyra Conditioning.

Ms. Dawn

BV Business Director
Pole/Lyra/Aerial Instructor.
You can find Ms.Dawn behind the desk at our studios and on the floor teaching pole dancing, her style is super sexy in her highest heels!
She is certified in Pole, Aerial, Flexibility and Lyra.
She enjoys travelling the world, visiting foreign pole studios and training with PoleStars!
Pole dancing since 2005 and our Lead Vixen!

Melissa G

Melissa was born and raised in Toronto and has been a member of Toronto’s pole dancing community for nearly a decade. Her diverse background includes several years of dance (ballet and jazz), gymnastics training and three university degrees (Political Science, Marketing and Education).
While pole dancing has only been practiced as a form of fitness and sport for a short while, Melissa was swinging on poles in the playground and on the subway since she was a kid. Her style of teaching can described as a combination of fun, sass and tough love. Melissa has trained with world class pole stars from around the world and is certified to teach all levels of pole, pole conditioning and aerial fitness.
When Melissa isn't teaching classes, you can find her sitting behind the desk as the Queen West studio manager. She has a true passion when it comes to teaching and hopes to share that with everyone.

Shani H

Shani attended her first pole dance class several years ago at Brass Vixens and has been addicted ever since! Having become a certified instructor she now teaches pole and twerkout classes. Shani brings her training and expertise in hip hop, dancehall and afro-style dance to create a unique class experience. She encourages us to embrace our curves, strength and femininity while we tone and build the booty of our dreams in twerk class! Shani also teaches Mindful Meditation to help us remember that it’s what’s inside that makes us beautiful on the outside!

Holly W

Pole dancing since May 2007, Holly started learning this new style of dance to get into shape and try something different. From the beginning she was hooked! She fell in love with the discipline and started perfecting her skills. Five years later she became a certified instructor with Brass Vixens. With a background in massage therapy, Holly appreciates and understands the physiological and fitness aspect of pole dancing and strives for excellence in her teaching style. Her dance training and performance experience includes belly dance and burlesque. Holly loves teaching her students and being able to support their personal growth.

Tia Jax

Tia has formal training in jazz, ballet, tap and acro dance. Her education includes the dance program at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts and the commercial dance program at George Brown College. She was a competitive dancer for 12 years and began teaching her passion to children and older adults when she was 16 years old.
Tia’s journey in pole dance began at Brass Vixens where she has become a certified instructor teaching pole, flexibility, chair, floorwork and choreography classes. Tia developed the Flexy Vixens and Erotic Pole programs at Brass Vixens, teaches pole and flexibility instructor trainings and initiated the studio’s bi-monthly student showcases featuring performance troupes.
As a pole performer she has won 1st place in the amateur division of the 2014 Ontario Pole Fitness Championships, 2nd place in the erotic division in the North American Pole Dance Midwest Competition in Chicago and 1st place in the erotic division of the Great White North Pole Dance Competition in Hamilton. She has travelled to New York City, Los Angeles, Florida and Barcelona to train with various pole stars and plans to continue travelling, performing and competing in pursuit of her pole career.

Lady Kori

Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Kori received a multidisciplinary education in the arts including formal training in theatre, Classical and Jazz Ballet, West African, Modern and Contemporary dance.
Seeking a new mentally and physically inspiring challenge, Kori became a student at Brass Vixens and immediately fell in love with pole dancing!  Wanting to share that love and encourage others to discover the joys of the pole, she joined the Brass Vixens family as an administrator and instructor and is now manager of the Yonge Street studio.
Kori believes her years of training and professional performance experience in theatre and dance can inspire students to connect with their inner vixens and give expression to an authentic sensuality in a playful, inclusive and celebratory environment.
Kori is a certified instructor with Brass Vixens and has completed both Pole Fitness Level 1 & 2 certifications from ElevatED training in New York City.
 

Seija C

Seija has been dancing all of her life. Growing up performing, competing and coaching Rhythmic and Aesthetic Group Gymnastics was a central focus of her life for over 20 years. The absence of Gym life left a void she was not sure could be filled. Then she walked into Brass Vixens. 
 
After picking up some extra hours helping out at Queen West in the Fall of 2013, she started to take class. Inspired by the the Vixens she met in the studio, she pursued further training and became an instructor herself. The only thing she loves more than Vixen life, are the Vixens themselves! 
 
Seija Manages the Queen West Studio and teaches Pole, Chair, Aerial Fitness, Flexy and Fitness classes. 
 

Ali D

Ali Dee began pole dancing in 2013 as an alternative to keeping in shape. She quickly fell in love and found her passion, and in two years began teaching pole dancing. She has a true love for the art of pole dance, enjoying the constant challenge. She loves teaching others her skills and knowledge and hopes to inspire her students to become the best pole dancers they can be.

Michymi N

Michymi is a designer and illustrator by trade but has always had a deep love for dance. She started pole dancing on a whim when a friend invited her to a free class in 2014 and she was completely hooked! With a dance background in ballet, jazz and modern dance, she took to it right away after getting bored at the gym! She loves that she can combine fitness and dance into one amazing workout. Inspired to become a teacher at Brass Vixens, Michymi completed her instructor certifications in pole, flexibility and floorwork. She is passionate and dedicated to teaching and empowering her students to embrace their bodies and improve their fitness, flexibility and strength and achieve their sexiness goals. She can't wait to meet you in class!

Ms. Vee

With an extensive background in dance, including ballet, jazz and contemporary, Vee has been pole dancing since 2014 and has been teaching at Brass Vixens since early 2015.
She is passionate and dedicated, continually improving her skills, strength, flow and flexibility. Her love for dance, movement and performance has only grown since combining her knowledge and experience in traditional movement styles with the unique strength and gymnastic-like characteristics pole fitness has to offer.
Her qualifications as an instructor include teaching beginner to intermediate and spin pole classes as well as flexibility and floorwork.

Donnelle S

Donnelle discovered Brass Vixens and pole dancing three years ago while walking along Queen Street West. After attending a variety of classes she fell in love with pole dancing and the studio. The diversity of fitness classes and supportive teachers helped her reconnect with and express her inner sexy Vixen through dance. With many years of experience teaching young children at daycare, summer camps and tutoring centers, Donnelle thought it would be a new and exciting challenge to teach and empower adult women and men to achieve their goals throughout their fitness journey. Early childhood educator by day, pole instructor by night, Donnelle is a certified pole beginner 1 instructor at Brass Vixens and is currently working on completing her aerial fitness and inversions certifications. She is very excited to teach new Vixens everywhere!

Crystal Chandelier

Crystal fell in love with pole dancing when she came across Brass Vixens in 2012. What started off as a simple “change of scenery” from the gym quickly grew to a passion for spins, tricks and strength training. She attributes her learned flexibility to pole classes and took the instructor certification on a personal mission to improve her technique – until she realized that she loves teaching too! Without a background in dance or gymnastics, she believes in “practice makes perfect” and is always happy to share tips with her students on their Vixen journey!

Lee Sa

Lee Sa has been a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 24 years. She began instructing pole dance over 11 years ago and most recently added lyra to her repertoire. Her passion for dance and fitness as a child has grown into her life long career. Lee Sa has won various fitness competitions including a PSO Dramatic Level 4 Masters in 2013. As a previous studio owner, she has successfully taught many women (and men) the art of pole dance and loves watching her students grow and achieve what they never thought possible. As a board member and master trainer for the Canadian Pole Fitness Association, she is very committed to the pole and aerial community. Lee Sa is very excited to be teaching pole, lyra, flexibility and conditioning classes at Brass Vixens.

Vanessa Robin

Vanessa manages the Brass Vixens Mississauga studio and can also be found teaching pole, flexibility and conditioning classes at our other studio locations. She discovered pole dancing while completing her post secondary education, and has loved it ever since.
With a dance background in Hawaiian Polynesian hula dancing and as a licensed Zumba Instructor, Vanessa shares her passion for dance with youth, older adult and pre/post natal clients. She loves that dance, especially pole dance, is both fun and challenging and hopes that her classes motivate others to adopt a more healthy and active lifestyle.

Lady Irishka

Irishka’s dance and fitness journey began with rhythmic gymnastics when she was a child. She competed in local and regional divisions until the age of 12 at which time she turned her attention to the study of ballet and folk dance.
She has performed with gymnastics and dance groups on the major stages of the city of Rostov-on-Don, Russia from childhood until immigrating with her daughter to Canada in 2009.
Looking for a fitness activity that would combine dance and strength training, she discovered pole dancing in May 2014. With her passion for teaching and fitness she welcomed the opportunity to start instructing pole, aerial and flexibility classes at Brass Vixens.
As a medical professional, Irishka is very keen on physiology and conditioning in her classes. As a dancer she combines the best of pole sport with the art and fluidity of dance.

Yana S

Yana fell in love with pole as an art of fitness back in 2007 upon taking her very first class. She was amazed at the strength she was able to develop and how much it helped empower and build her confidence.
She has been sharing her love of pole dancing with her students since 2008. You can find her teaching pole and fitness classes as well as managing our Vaughan location.

Di Ana

Diana’s love for pole dancing began several years ago, after she attended her first pole teaser class. Since then, pole dancing has become one of her passions and it has been impossible for her to stay away! Constantly working to improve her skills, she has trained with international pole stars and continues to expand her aerial repertoire, exploring different apparatus such as silks. Through pole dancing, she has gained tremendous strength, flexibility, confidence and an extremely supportive pole family. In addition to pole, Diana also enjoys hot yoga and swimming. Diana has been a pole instructor for over 3 years and having recently joined the Brass Vixens team, teaches pole and flexibility classes at the Vaughan studio. She loves supporting and encouraging students to develop their strength and confidence in reaching their fitness goals.
Learn basic moves of pole dance and sport!
 
Two classes per person please ;)
 
This class is for FirstTime Visitors only! Vixens are welcome if you bring a FirstTime friend with you!