Ascension Pole and Dance

Performing Art – Boise, ID

Ascension began to take shape when its' co-founders, whilst pursuing more advanced tricks in pole dance and aerial art, started to notice that they, as well as many of their friends and fellow students began to experience needless stress and injury, as well as hit a plateau in their own training. Without a strong incentive to push instructor training outside the Boise community, a feeling of monotony was beginning to suffocate their experience. Having no other industry outlet to turn to, a co-founder returned to their background in Health Science (B.S.S., emphasis in Exercise Physiology) and Education (MEd) to find the solution for themselves. Taking a step back from the adrenaline of training, they realized that while many industry teachers are incredible dancers, there are also many who don’t understand how to teach the skills to a variety of body types in a safe and successful manner. After healing from the injuries they sustained, the co-founders found themselves at the center of an unofficial support group for friends and students who were reaching out for ways to alleviate their own ailments sustained from unsafe training, and in dire need of suitable modifications. In this process,the co-founders and their students found themselves quickly and safely executing pole tricks that once seemed impossible – without sustaining injury, or succumbing to the crushing frustration of something seeming un-achievable. From here, Ascension seemed like the natural choice of title for this growing pedagogy/andragogy. We treat your body with the highest respect. We teach movement with integrity. We exude a presence on stage that an audience can't look away from. How will you Ascend? ...more