POLE DANCING AND SENSUAL DANCE FITNESS CLASSES
With 4 studios based in Johannesburg, we are South Africa's premier pole dancing studio.
Come and learn a new skill, and get fit at the same time!
Our classes are fun, sexy and will leave you with a great feeling of confidence.
Pole dancing not only tones and helps you to lose weight, but the strength you build will give you a stronger core, stronger heart muscles and give your body the best workout ever.
BodyMind Studios was founded by Natasha Williams in 2004. After many years of dancing as a showgirl, she wanted to share her knowledge and how she got her confidence and a great body through they type of movements that she learnt through dance and specifically pole dancing.
Most women today still want to know what it is about pole that gives you a great body and confidence, and the best way to explain it is through explaining who women work.
As little girls we wanted to be told how pretty and special we were. The problem is that there is nowhere in society where you can learn that. There is no 'grooming school' for being special. As we grow up, we may learn that there is a way to attract attention, but it is the wrong kind of attention.
Women move their bodies in different ways to men. They are more flowing and move in a circular shape, whereas men are more mechanical and focus on one body part at a time - their movement is an up-and-down motion.
Most of the fitness forms available today are focused on male movement. Gyms have excercise machines that target specific body parts and are purely mechanical in nature. This is one of the main reasons why a lot of women find gym to be extremely boring.
Pole dancing by nature is a form of dance, incorporating the whole body in a flowing, female movement. But because you need to hold your whole body up with your hands, legs or other body parts, it is an extremely effective way of building muscles fast, which enables you to lose weight fast.
The nature of the movements work with the flow of the female body, and so the mind and the body are working together, rather than disengaging. This is what leads to the confidence, and this is why we are called Body-Mind studios.
We get asked a lot of questions about who can do pole dancing, how it started and why it works for you. Why don't you head on to our FAQs page to see all your questions answered.
About Natasha Williams
Our founder, Natasha Williams, is the pioneer of pole dancing in South Africa. She not only spear-headed the pole dancing industry in our country, but she has authored books, is an International Pole Judge, has founded the Pole Dance Sport Association of South Africa and has choreographed and trained hundreds of women.
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"Firstly I have muscle where I never knew existed. I have so much more confidence in myself. I have made so many new friends! What is so great about the classes is that you can go at your own pace. It's a wonderful form of exercise". A. Beckett (25) Fairlands
"I love it! It's given me new confidence! And further belief in my own body!" - Fran B (45) Fourways
"At first it's very intimidating, but a few lessons into it you get quite confident and feel sexy. It's definitely challenged me both on a fitness and a sensual level. A very exciting and different way to get fit and loads of fun!" - Maja Gerpinska (27)
"I am becoming more feminie and graceful. The flexibility I've gained is fantastic! And most importantly, I am starting to feel like a woman with direction and not as much as a confused teen anymore!" - Candice H (23) Edenvale.
"I wake up on a Monday morning looking forward to my 'escapes' from reality. Class gives me the freedom and security to be a sensual, confident woman. Pole dancing classes have given me more confidence in the last year than ever before. A great atmoshpere with great women has enabled me to build a better body and a better me". - Elaine de Gersigny (33) Service Delivery Manager.