Making Pole + Aerial Accessible.
Pole + Dance Studios aims to build creative spaces that foster growth, connection, and community among our members. Due to the widening wealth gap, our community risks defaulting to increasing homogeneity, which is scientifically proven to be unhealthy for systems, communities, and creativity.
To combat the effects of the widening wealth gap, we introduce our Studio Give Back Program, which reinvests 10% of Pole + Dance Studios’ gross revenue to fund a variety of discount programs that provide access to needs-based students.
How it works.
- We offer discounted classes to anyone whose gross income is below $52,000 per year.
- We offer a 25% discount off classes to all secular non-profit employees, public school teachers, and strippers.
- We offer a 50% discount** at Berkeley Pole + Dance to anyone currently enrolled in an accredited college in the Bay Area.
- We also reserve one Scholarship slot in each Teacher Training for a student who has contributed to our community and embodies Pole + Dance’s values and manifesto.
*All of the above programs are only applicable for weekly classes and may not be used for series, workshops, or special events.
**This discount can only be applied at Berkeley Pole + Dance.
*These codes are case sensitive and can only be used once we have approved your Scholarship or Discount application and tagged your Bookee account*
- Scholarship – SCHOLAR
- Teachers, Secular Nonprofits, Strippers – THANKYOU
- College Students for BKP+D – STUDENT50
In addition to putting aside studio revenue to fund these programs, we also accept donations from our community. 100% of your donation is applied to these programs. We can also gift your unused class credits to needs-based students if you move away or are otherwise unable to use purchased class credits.
To apply for any of our programs, you must be over 18 years old. Please fill out the following application to apply. Our programs are anonymous and all personal information is kept strictly confidential.
Scholarship + Discount Application
Teacher Training Scholarship Program
All Pole + Dance Studios’ Instructors are required to take a Pole + Dance Teacher Training in order to start the process of becoming an instructor. We offer one full scholarship to a needs-based participant in each training.
After completing a Teacher Training, all trainees who want to become teachers will continue the mentorship process; working with our experienced instructors to develop their teaching skills. Once the mentorship is complete, we bring on the new instructor as a paid employee with their own class schedule. Our pay structure is transparent and equitable to all.
Our Teacher Training Scholarship slots are by invitation. Our staff reaches out to recruit current students who already contribute to the community.
We also offer a 25% discount to anyone who has previously attended one of our teacher trainings.