Here, pole dance instructors literally make the world go ’round.
Ascension envisions a studio where qualified employees can make a career, and go beyond just a “side hustle”. We envision enough hours, adequate pay, and appropriate support for all employees. As a relatively new industry, the pole dance world does not have a national accrediting body. What this means is that there are no universally-required qualifications to be a pole dance school or instructor. Because of this, we’ve decided to be industry leaders by setting the standard for professional teachers and respecting pole dance roots.
At APD, instructors take on a variety of responsibilities; each individual teaches class and supports studio operations. Continuing education is provided through regular staff meetings and individual programs. In career growth, employees have regular check-ins, annual evaluations, and raises awarded on a satisfactory basis.
All of our employees receive appropriate training, which we provide and pay for. This includes anatomy and physiology of movement, first aid and CPR/AED, pole dance specific instruction, cardio and endurance, classroom management, and more. Many of our employees travel and learn from other leaders in the industry to be the best we can be.