Fun, Fitness, and Sensuality Through Exotic and Pole Dance
Pole Sinsations came to be at a time when pole dance classes were difficult to find, and San Diego had no studio-based pole dance schools at all. Carmen and Maridza saw a need for an established pole dance studio to express and share their love of pole dancing, and decided to fill the void by starting one! The search for studio space began – but difficulties arose from those who did not understand what pole dance is really all about, associating pole dancing with strip clubs instead of fitness. After an extensive search, Pole Sinsations started with studio space from an understanding yoga studio in Hillcrest, becoming the first professional pole dance studio in San Diego. We began with two instructors and four X-poles that had to be installed and removed in the shared space for every class, and the goal of creating a non-competitive, welcoming space where all women could learn the art of self-expression through pole dance!
After 2 years at the Hillcrest location, Pole Sinsations was ready to expand. Although there was still a bit of misunderstanding about what pole dancing is really about, attitudes had been changing and the “stripper” stereotype was receding. We moved to our current location on 5th Avenue in March 2009, after renovating the space and installing our 7 permanent poles. Here, our original instructors handpicked other women who shared their love of pole dance and desire to introduce even more new students to our favorite form of self-expression. Each of our instructors has an individual style and offers a unique learning opportunity for our students – and every one of us is all about sharing the pole love! We are proud to offer an accepting, private, and non-competitive studio environment where we hope each student will learn self-acceptance, self-expression, and bring out their inner sexy, empowered self through dance.