By Candace Cane

With the popularity of pole dance fitness on the rise, it is only natural for more studios to open. New studios are popping up everywhere, but here is one that is very unique from the rest. This month’s studio spotlight goes to The Secret Pole Dance Studio of Hawthorne, California which is one of their two locations in Los Angeles.

From the moment you walk in, the aroma and mood lighting en-captures your senses. It feels grown and sexy! The lobby is nicely decorated as is the rest of the 2,600 sq ft facility. The first dance room boasts 11 poles, 12 feet in height, a booming sound system, sound activated colored lights, and black-lights. When it comes to pole classes, it’s always one person to a pole and they are spaced so that you can see yourself, even in the back row. There’s a changing area with lockers and mats to use for both stretching and crashing.

The second dance room is a wide open space with the same amazing sound and light systems. Classes such as Chair Dancing, Bootylicious, Naughty Girl, Stretch & Flexibility, and Dancehall are held there. You can find additional storage space in this room. Classes cater to EVERYONE! I have seen everyone from a seasoned diva (45+ age) to a thick and voluptuous woman, and even men grace the pole at The Secret.

Here’s an insight from the Secret’s owner, Rashida Simon;

“The Secret Pole Dance Studio, is ALL about promoting confidence, SEXINESS and positive energy in women through dance and fitness. We’re also all about family and community – in fact we call other “Secret Sisters”. And our sisters are of every age, race, body type – I promise you will not find a more diverse and supportive community of staff and students in Southern California! It is what keeps each of them coming back for more! Lastly, the Secret is about convenience, so we have two locations – one located in Culver City on Sepulveda and Jefferson and one in Hawthorne on Hawthorne Blvd and El Segundo. I had to open two locations due to popular demand.”

2014 Napa winner Sasja Lee is one of the many wonderful instructor at The Secret. For more information and class schedules, visit SecretDanceStudio

The studio is also available for private parties and space rentals. Connect via IG & Twitter