Meet your Instructors

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Ruth

Owner, Lead Instructor

Ruth has been emerged in the world of arts from the age of 4, beginning with ballet, tap, and jazz. She brings thirteen years of instruction and competition to her teaching with concurrent yoga, ballroom dance, and fitness pursuits. She believes in movement as both a healing art and as a form of personal expression. There is a strong focus on correct alignment and form. Variations for poses and sequences allow for all levels to find an appropriate balance of challenge and comfort while developing inner awareness.

 

"No matter what shape, size, age, or skill level... everyone supports each other and becomes a family. It is important that the ladies taking a pole class feel comfortable with their bodies and external interpretation of who they are inside. If there is any way to help improve your self-awareness and confidence, I will strive to get you there."

Affiliations: United States Pole Dance Federation

 Pole Fitness Alliance and

    American Pole Fitness Association

 

Certified! Ruth is also available for private and semi-private instruction.

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Becky "Lorelei" Sullivan

Bellydance
Becky has a background in K – 12 education and many years of music and dance training including: ballet, jazz, tap, flute instruction, concert band, chorus, Collegium Musicum, Gamelan, and community musical theater.  In 2005 she adopted the persona of “Lorelei” when starting her education in Middle Eastern Bellydance.  She performs monthly in restaurants in Harford Co Maryland.  Her teaching style, like her dancing style, is a mix of technique from Vintage Oriental, Gothic, Tribal, and Turkish bellydance with a large helping of creative flair.

Certifications:
Level 2- Technician in the Bohemian Blade Certification program
Suhaila Level 1 in the Salimpour School of Dance


http://www.loreleidancer.com/

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Stephanie

Heels of Grace

 

A mixture of strength and femininity is what compelled me to explore pole. Pole has allowed me to maintain my natural affinity for movement/exercise in a non-conventional, yet challenging and sexy way while gaining strength and confidence. There are no rules to pole; it’s open to individual uniqueness while giving many the opportunity to explore. Pole has helped me to develop confidence and body exploration that continuously builds. Having done ballet on-and-off in my childhood, I feel so grateful to have found an outlet that gives me a similar feeling of beauty and grace. My wishes in teaching is to help those seeking to get more comfortable with embracing their unknown...

Bex is also available for private and semi-private instruction.

Shera

Afrobeat, Hip Hop, Twerk

 

I have been dancing since 2006, participating in multiple showcases, performances, and dance teams. Most of my dancing focused in a fusion of African, to Afrobeat, to Hip hop. During that time I taught different audiences how to move into Afrobeat and help them realize that it truly is a class for everyone. Teaching now at Floorplay is great experience; I enjoy it and look forward to teaching you all.

Princess

Chair Dance, Body Language, Twerk

 

I have been teaching dance for going on 11 years and also have professionally performed in music videos and live shows. I specialize in Hip-Hop, Modern, Chair, Heels etc... what ever you are trying to go for, we can make it happen! I look forward to seeing you all!

Ashley

Pole Flow, Stretch & Strengthen

 

Ashley's pole journey began in 2016 while exploring different dance styles in an effort to explore movement and gain flexibility. She fell in love with the versatility that pole dance offered and loved how it helped her to build strength, grace, and confidence. Her personal teaching philosophy focuses on "safety, style, and smiles" as she aims to help her students discover and develop their own personal dance style while remaining safe and having fun.
 

Certifications:

X-PERT (in training)

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Lexi

Burlesque, Hoop Dance, Lap Dance

 

Lexi started her pole and aerial fitness journey at Awakenings Pole Fitness in 2015. There she fell in love with the empowering strength and expression she was able to create through aerial dance. She spent many years training there and began exploring more forms of sensual expression, finding a passion for burlesque. She soon joined the Dark Angels Burlesque troupe, which she now co-produces and hosts their shows under the name Anakis. Lexi has also enjoyed learning and performing hula hoop dance since 2012 and has previously taught classes for hoop at the Siegel JCC. Lexi has grown very passionate about fitness throughout her life and believes movement is vital to mental and physical health and believes bodies of all shapes and sizes deserve to enjoy self expression through movement.