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Sarah Longpre has been a dancer since elementary school. It didn’t take long after that for her to realize her dream of opening a dance studio of her own.

But once she started practicing fitness pole dancing five years ago, she knew she wanted to focus on it.

“It really changed my life. It’s been something I’ve always looked forward to,” she said. “When I got to start teaching, it was just something that was amazing to share with other people and to see how it could change their lives as well.”

“It really changed my life... When I got to start teaching, it was just something that was amazing to share with other people and to see how it could change their lives as well.”

— Sarah Longpre

Though she is very aware of the stigma attached to pole dancing, she says there are so many different styles, from lyrical to strength based, that it really offers something for “everybody and for every body.”

Her studio has 10 instructors, all practising different styles. It also offers a lot more than simply pole dancing classes to its students aged 18 and older, with options for both drop in and enrolment.

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