Pole Beginner 1

This class is taught by:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Pastel Supernova

Pastel is an uninhibited artist who uses her femininity as the prime stimulus for everything she creates. Professionally trained in classical dance Pastel choreographed and performed for contemporary dance companies before touring as an international dancer for some of the world's top pop artists. Supernova is a published model, film and television actor and teaches several classes based on developing women's confidence and grace. Her choreographic style is a mix of Graham technique, Latin dances and her own inimitable flavour. In 2012 she founded Love Letters Cabaret, an ensemble of Canada's top dancers and singers quoted to be "Toronto's most exciting, edgy and sexually charged dance theatre company." Pastel has performed at the Burlesque Hall of Fame, Flare Magazine dubbed her one of Canada's most influential women, she was titled "Best Stage Presence" at Italy's Como Burlesque Festival and is 2015's Alternative People's Choice Awards' Top Burlesque Performer. Watch out for her in Becoming Burlesque the new feature film about a girl whose life is changed by a Toronto burlesque company where she plays the leader & choreographer, both on and off camera.

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.

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.

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!

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!
For new students!
Learn the foundations of pole dancing including basic spins, strength holds and floor work to help develop upper body, core strength and flexibility.
This particular pole beginner 1 class is not for beginner 2 or more advanced students!!!
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Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Nov 24 3:00 pm - 3:55 pm with Connor P
    at Yonge Street
  • Fri Nov 24 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Melissa G
    at Queen Street West
  • Sun Nov 26 11:30 am - 12:25 pm with Jessa Jane
    at Mississauga
  • Sun Nov 26 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm with Yana S
    at Vaughan
  • Sun Nov 26 1:30 pm - 2:25 pm with Shauna F
    at Yonge Street
  • Class Full
    Sun Nov 26 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm with Lady Irishka
    at Yonge Street
  • Mon Nov 27 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm with Tia Jax
    at Queen Street West
  • Mon Nov 27 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm with Michymi N
    at Yonge Street
  • Mon Nov 27 6:30 pm - 7:25 pm with Pastel Supernova
    at Queen Street West
  • Mon Nov 27 8:00 pm - 8:55 pm with Di Ana
    at Vaughan
  • Tue Nov 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Lady Kori
    at Yonge Street
  • Tue Nov 28 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Di Ana
    at Vaughan
  • Wed Nov 29 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm with Ms. Dawn
    at Queen Street West
  • Wed Nov 29 5:30 pm - 6:25 pm with Jessa Jane
    at Mississauga
  • Wed Nov 29 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm with Donnelle S
    at Yonge Street
  • Wed Nov 29 8:00 pm - 8:55 pm with Melissa G
    at Queen Street West
  • Wed Nov 29 9:00 pm - 9:55 pm with Hailey M
    at Vaughan
  • Thu Nov 30 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Connor P
    at Queen Street West
  • Thu Nov 30 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm with Di Ana
    at Vaughan