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Ascension envisions a studio where qualified employees can make a career, rather than just a “side hustle”. We want to see a dance and fitness industry where as a person gains experience and continued education, more opportunities open for them, rather than “dead end” contract positions that lead to burnout that are common in our industry. We envision enough hours, adequate pay, and appropriate support for all employees. Each current instructor teaches, is involved with studio operations to earn more while having a body “rest day”, and engages in continuing education. Annual evaluations are provided and raises are awarded on a satisfactory basis.
While the pole industry does not have a national governing body, in alignment with our value of integrity we have decided to require all of our staff receive appropriate training in anatomy and physiology of movement, first aid and CPR/AED, pole dance specific instruction, cardio and endurance, classroom management, and more.
Want to become an #APDcrew Apprentice?
Up to twice a year, we offer an eight-week course where those interested in becoming a certified pole dance teacher can learn the philosophy of integrity, innovation, and holistic movement that APD embodies in all instruction.