Meet your Instructors
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 womxn 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
American Pole Fitness Association
Baptiste Power Yoga Methodology
Certified! Ruth is also available for private and semi-private instruction.
My performance career started off roughly 10+ years ago by doing theatre. I eventually found myself performing in the Rocky Horror Picture Show community, and that's what led me to burlesque. When I first started in burlesque I was mostly self taught until Domina Skye took me under her wing. I continue in burlesque to this day because I enjoy the entertainment atmosphere. I love combining my creativity with costuming and dancing. My style ranges from fast pace/comedic to dark/slow paced. I'm looking to pass on my self-taught and unconventional styles to others to help them reach their potential goals. I'm inspired by all the producers and performers that I've worked with over the years because the show is not a show without everyone hyping each other up. There's not just one set rule of dancing. I want to share the diverse range of burlesque and help students to gain the same confidence I did. I want to help them get comfortable enough to push the boundary and get creative with their own style when it comes to the art of the tease.
Kick Your Brass
I was looking for a fun, alternative form of fitness in 2010 and was hooked immediately. Poling made me feel strong, graceful, and confident... and that confidence carried over into many other aspects of my life. I was a dedicated student for 8 years and I instructed for 5 years. I also completed teacher training in ashtanga yoga, aerial yoga, paddleboard yoga, aerial hammock, and aerial hoop. I took a three-year hiatus after having my second child and now I’m ready to return to my passion. I love teaching fitness classes, especially pole fitness. My goal is to help others build confidence, unlock potential, and discover new possibilities for themselves.
200HR Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher Training
Prana Das Yoga in Haverford, PA (2016)
Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga Teacher Training
Bliss Co. in Long Beach Island, NJ (2016)
Discoveries Dance Pole Dance Fitness Certification (2014)
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.
XPERT - Pole 1 & 2 (2021)
Ashley is also available for private and semi-private instruction.
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.
Butter... or Filth?
Kat is a vertical story teller. She emphasizes the importance of core strength with her students, especially as it relates to creating a strong and resilient body with fluidity and grace. Her sensual movement/pole dance classes are designed to be empowering and fun for all womxn and to help students at all levels develop greater strength, flexibility and proper technique.
Sammy is a proud graduate of University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), where she earned dual degrees in dance and psychology. She has been dancing since 2003, building a repertoire that includes modern, ballet, jazz, aerial hoop, and pole. Whether it’s dance or fitness, Sammy’s classes focus on building confidence and practicing healthy, sustainable movement from the core.
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!
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.
Shera is available for privates, parties, and online lessons.
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...