- Levels Taught:
Burlesque style dance is a mix of comedy and sexiness. It's cute, it's fun, and it's classic. This class is all about combining that spirit and energy with pole work.
Sessions will include a full stretch/warm up, easy to follow choreography, new moves to learn each week (both on and off the pole), and loads of fun, 'cuz what's burlesque without some silliness?
No one starts out with the same strengths and abilities. Because of this, every set of lessons is catered directly to you. We will begin with an appointment (in person or via webcam, depending on your location relative to me) to discuss where you're starting your journey and what you'd like to get out of it.
Continual lessons provide stretching techniques, strength and conditioning exercises, pole spins, pole tricks, and balance, among other things. No two dancers learn at the same rate or in the same way. With me, each lesson is catered directly to you.
Pole fitness is a self-paced journey with no end which leads to empowerment, sensuality, and self-expression through dance, physical strength, and confidence. Let's make this journey together! :-)
*Online classes require student to have a pole to work on during lesson. I can provide advice if one needs to be acquired.*
- Teaches students:
- Ages 18+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Heather is 30 years old and has had 23 years experience participating in various forms of fitness and two and a half years experience teaching pole dance techniques. At the age of 8, she started baseball with the Boys and Girls Club (5 years), she spent summers in her hometown participated in city sports (tennis, wrestling, track & field), cheered at the local football clinic (2 yrs), middle school (1 yr) and high school (1 yr), ran long distance track in high school (5 yrs), ran cross-country in high school (4 yrs), and wrestled in high school (5 yrs). At ages 7 & 8, Heather was a baton twirler in numerous parades.
Heather is a US Army Veteran and thus has 2 years experience with Army fitness, team management, and leading group fitness.
In 2015, during a transformative time in her life, Heather fell in love with the pole and found herself engrossed in the performance aspect. Her journey lead her to a change of life and she lost 50 lbs, and despite being an athlete throughout school, became the fittest she had ever been. After two years as a performing artist and dancer, she became determined to help others realize their fitness goals while having fun and expressing themselves through dance. She now teaches pole fitness and dance.
Heather has been teaching calisthenics classes since July 29, 2017 and has had four years experience guiding meditation.
She plans to have a facility one day where she can continue her mission to encourage a fit life, body confidence, and self-expression, by addressing the "whole" of a person, "mind, body & soul."
Heather, as the sole proprietor of Stripp'd, builds client relationships, designs personalized fitness plans, and guides clients through meditation and workout sessions. More importantly, Heather provides a non-judgmental, comfortable, and supportive space to work to achieve YOUR goals.+ Read More
Heather has been performing using the art of pole and mentoring new dancers at various locations for two and a half years (at the time of this writing). Heather is self-taught, and over that time, she has worked with other dancers with similar or more advanced skill to continually improve both her own performance level and theirs.+ Read More
Heather has run group and single meditations for several years in many settings including the US Army, pagan communities and health clubs. Currently, she teaches a weekly class at a Corpus Christi health club, as well as private meditation sessions.
Heather was an on-call substitute for teacher's assistants within BOCES (special education) classrooms in New York State. This job included everything from walking students to classes and appointments, to making copies, to guiding students through "everyday" tasks, to classroom work and so much more.+ Read More
New York State Teacher's Assistant certificate.
I got reiki and have had pole dance workshops with her. Shes amazingly body positive and helps you figure out what's best for pole. Definitely recomend.
In less than a year of working with Heather I have regained so much Mobility that I had lost due to injuries. In addition I've lost over 15 pounds and kept it off which I have not been able to do for years. The combination of working out doing yoga and even meditation has given me so much more confidence than I've had in a long time. I absolutely adore Heather.+ Read More
I've taken both pole and calisthenics classes with Heather and have enjoyed both very much. She always helps me push a bit out of my comfort zone in order to strengthen myself and my body, but never gives me more than I can handle physically. I'll continue going to her as long as she is a teacher and motivator and I'd definitely recommend her to anyone looking for help with their fitness, pole, and well-being needs.+ Read More