Aerial Arts of Rochester

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Pole Fitness


Attention Living Social/Groupon Customers
If you have a 5 class punch pass you may redeem it at the studio. You will need to either bring up the voucher on your smart phone or bring in your printed voucher. No exceptions. ID is also required.
Classes included in current Groupon punch pass are; Level 1 Introduction to Pole, TwerkIT and Stilettos Pole Dancing.

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Pole School Session (4 weeks)
Starts September 29th

Pole School Tuition is $50.00 for 4 weeks.
Train with Jennifer, Jenna, Cheryl, Annie, Julie, & Sheila!
Read more about us below!

Enrolling in Pole School allows you to attend Stilettos Pole Dancing,  Levels 1 – 4 (you may attend your personal pole level) and Choreography classes. It is our most cost effective package and offers a best value if you want to attend at least 2 classes or more per week!
Teens ages 16+ may participate with parental consent.
All Pole Classes are 1 Hour in length.


Price: $70.00$50.00

5 Class Punch Pass
Punch Passes are valid for the following pole classes;  Stilettos Pole Dancing &  Level 1 Introduction to Pole.
It is also valid for; Barre, Booty Bounce Bootcamp, Cirque Fit, JumpFit Trampoline and Stretch and Injury Prevention.
Punch Passes do not expire, however they can not be shared multiple people.
Punch Passes can not be used for Levels 2 – 4 pole – please enroll into pole school.
*Punch Passes are 5 classes for $50
* Walk In for $12.00 – no reservations required. If you have a group of more than 3, please call ahead.

Price: $50.00

Work It as you TwerkIt! This fun class will have you learning all different ways to use your assets! Shake it, drop it, pop it and lock it! Choreography will be taught by Sheila Frank.

Starts Thursday Aug. 21st at 7:30pm

Price: $48.00

Pole Private Lessons & Deposits

Think private lessons are a better fit for your schedule? Maybe you want one on one time and attention. Let us help partner you with the best instructor for your personal goals and preferred style.

Private Lessons Range from $55.00+
All Private Lessons Require a deposit. Deposits are non-refunadable and non-transferable if you cancel  less than 48 hours in advance.

THIS IS YOUR DEPOSIT ONLY. The remaining balance is due at the beginning of your lesson.

Price: from $25.00

Class Descriptions

Stilettos Pole Dancing

This class is for everyone! If you want to learn how to be sassy, this class is it! You’ll learn choreography around and with the pole in addition to floor work. Bring heels, leg warmers also recommended.
Mondays at 8:30pm Starting August 18th
* Offered as a walk in/punch pass class


Work It as you Twerk It! This fun class will have you learning all different ways to your assets! Shake it, drop it, pop it and lock it!
Thursday at 7:30pm Starting August 21st
* Offered as a walk in/punch pass class

Level 1 – Introduction to Pole

You’ll want to start with Level 1 – Intro to Pole formatted for first timers and entry level students. You’ll learn the basics – from how to grip the pole, stand, sit and execute simple spins.
Mondays at 6:45pm
Tuesdays at 5:45pm
Saturdays returning in the fall
* Offered as a walk in/punch pass class or enroll in Pole School

Level 2 – Spins, Poses & Climbs

This is where you start learning complex spins, static poses and holds in addition to different methods of how to climb the pole.
Tuesdays at 7:45pm
* Please enroll in pole school to take this class

Level 2 – Combos & Freestyle

Let’s take your skills and start putting the all together. This class allows you to create and let loose with the fabulous, Cheryl Hayes!
Mondays at 5:45pm
* Please enroll in pole school to take this class

Rock & Roll Pole Choreography (Levels 2 & 3)

Learning pole tricks is great, but try putting them all together in a routine and it’s like taking your workout to another level! Join Sheila and together you can ROCK the pole!
Wednesdays at 8:00pm
* Please enroll in pole school to take this class

Level 3 – Transitions, Inverts & Combinations

In Level 3, you’ll be working on inverted combinations and fun transitions. Make sure you have your basics inverts solid before taking this class. They include; Basic, Inverted Crucifix, Inside and Outside Leg Hang and Inverted Straddle.
* Please enroll in pole school to take this class

Meet Your Pole Professors!

Instructor2Jennifer Dovidio, Owner/Instructor
Jennifer is classically trained dancer for 14+ years, Certified Pole Dance Instructor and a Certified Personal Trainer through American Muscle and Fitness (2009). In addition to Pole, Jennifer is experienced in Aerial Hoop and Partner Aerial Silks with her husband, William. Initially training in Pole with a competitive gymnastics coach, she went on to do private training sessions and workshops with some of the best athletes in the world, including Olympic athlete of the decade, Christine VanLoo. She also has also had the privilege of being  on the Rochester Brigade dance team, teaching children’s dance classes and coaching CYO cheerleading.  Jennifer has also studied Chinese Pole at the New England Center of Circus Arts, and performed at events such as The Fringe Festival, The Monroe County Fair, the Lockport Circus, local nightclubs and fundraisers.  Jennifer won 1st place at the 2013 Central Pole Dance Championships in the Level 3 Artistic Division. In addition, she has participated in Polesque, the 2012 SuperShag Pole Fitness Invitational  and was an Elite Finalist in the American Pole Fitness Championship in 2012. Most recently, Jennifer won the 2nd place in the Level 4, Entertainment division at the Atlantic Pole Dance Championship.

Instructor3Jenna Abelon, Instructor
Jenna is currently certified through the National Federation of Professional Trainers and the National Association for the Professional Health Approach. She has been dancing since she was just 3 years old and worked as a Go-Go dancer and Entertainer in Los Angeles from 2007-2012. Jenna Also holds her Paralegal Degree. She has a passion for dance and was influenced by her step team and cheer squad while in high school. Jenna brings a style that is uniquely her own!

“Dance tells a story of the music behind it. For me, Dance is therapeutic, freeing the mind and feeding the soul.” -Jenna

Instructor4Cheryl Dirkx-Hayes, Instructor
Over the past few years, Cheryl has been advancing her Aerial skills on Pole, Silks and Aerial Pyramid.  She is a Certified Pole Dance Instructor with Dance Discoveries. While receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at SUNY Brockport, she studied Modern Dance and currently takes classes through Garth Fagan and Flower City Ballet. Cheryl believes that the Aerial Arts can be beneficial for children on the Autism Spectrum. She hopes to research the effects of “Aerial therapy” through obtaining her Master’s degree. Cheryl is excited to be pursuing competitive Pole fitness and performing in the community. Most Recently, Cheryl placed 3rd in the Level 3 Entertainment Division at 2014 Atlantic Pole Dance Championships!

Cheryl has been a licensed cosmetologist since 1999. Call the studios for details on scheduling your personalized appointment for hair (and/or) makeup!

Annie1Annie Tobiasz, Master Trainer
Annie is one of the industries elite pole athletes. In 2012, she was selected as 1 of 8 finalists in the American Pole Fitness Championships and took home the Video of Year Award. Annie has participated in the Midwest Pole Dance Competition, Flight Club Showcase, SuperShag Pole Fitness Invitational and holds an X-Pert Pole Instructor Certification. She specializes in flexibility/contortion and has studies under David Owen, Panni Speirs (Flexibility Plus Institute), etc. Continuing to improve her skills, Annie regularly trains under Kyra Johannsen at Body and Pole in NYC. When not hosting national workshops or judging the occasional pole competition, Annie is an artist and published oil painter.
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Sheila Frank, Instructor
Sheila has been pole dancing for over seven years. As a former gymnast, she wanted to take it to the next level and try pole fitness. She also Belly Dances for Habibi Sheesha Lounge in Buffalo NY. Sheila has been teaching pole for over the past five years including beginner through advanced level and in addition, choreography classes and development. Sheila has also participated in showcases and competitions nationwide. Sheila also has two degrees in Criminal Justice and Court Stenography.

Coming Soon – Julie Campanella

Using a Social Media Voucher Code?

  •   5 Class Punch Pass
      1.5 Hour Aerial Sampler Workshop

All Participants in Aerial classes or workshops must read and sign an Aerial Arts waiver before using any apparatus. Students under the age of 18 will need a parent’s signature. Download and print the waiver with the link below!

Download Aerial Arts Waiver