“I became a student at Vixen Ann Arbor in August of 2017 and decided to take the Pole Instructor Training course in April of 2018. Personally, I enjoy the art of dance as well as the physical benefit that’s gained from pole dancing. I fell in love with the art of pole dancing and enjoyed my experience at Vixen of Ann Arbor. I wanted to gain more knowledge and share my passion about pole dancing with others. I decided to register and take the training to gain in-depth understanding. My goal was to successfully master level 1-2 pole spins and transitions in a proper fluid manner.
The training provided me with not only instruction on how to execute moves; but it also provided knowledge regarding the skill of teaching, communication and how to enthusiastically engage the students. I learned the importance of timing and choreography as the instructor and as the student. I gained more knowledge and confidence about pole dancing after completing the course. The pole instructors at vixen provided a challenging, creative, yet fun experience while learning; while encouraging us to use our unique style while maintaining proper technique. I have no doubt that pole instructor training with Vixen Ann Arbor will be an asset to your pole dancing journey.”
-Danitra Jackson, 2018 Trainee
“Vixen's Pole Dance Instructor Training was hugely helpful in giving me the knowledge and confidence I needed to become a first-time instructor! The training materials were extremely thorough, and the hands-on training gave me so much valuable insight into the reality of what teaching and preparing for classes actually looks like.
The training pushed me outside of my comfort zone in the best way - I got a real taste of what it's like to be an instructor, in a super supportive and encouraging environment. I really appreciated the hands-on training exercises we did, and all the tangible feedback we were given over the course of the weekend. It's one thing to have someone tell you what you need to do in order to be a good instructor, but it's another to get to practice actual scenarios and components of class with experienced instructors who have been doing this for years.
Overall, Vixen's Pole Dance Instructor Training was hugely beneficial, and I would recommend it to anyone looking to continue and deepen their pole journey!”
-Rachel Bayer, 2018 Trainee
“I attended the Pole Dance Instructor training with the intention of improving my dance skills and becoming an instructor. What I actually learned is I had a lot to learn. We reviewed anatomy, the break down of spins, how to put together a Vixen Warm Up, routine and cool down and so much more all in 2 days. It was hard, yet fun and rewarding. It was also a time for self reflection. I'm glad I stepped out of my comfort zone because the experience was invaluable. Thanks Danielle and Vee for sharing your knowledge, providing thoughtful insight and having lots of patience.”
-Melanie Hammond, 2018 Trainee
"Making the decision to invest in the Vixen Pole Dance Instructor Training was scary at first, but has become one of the best investments I've made for my pole journey! Danielle was fun, knowledgeable, and supportive during the whole process. In just two days I increased my endurance to stand in heels, learned how to break down the essential pole moves, laughed through learning games and challenges, and was pushed out of my comfort zone in the best way possible. As a Pole Instructor today, I rely on what I learned at the training and continue to learn from Danielle. Her experience with teaching pole - and being sexy and confident while doing it! - is endless, which is why there isn't anyone better to learn from!"
-Rebecca Wren, 2018 Trainee
“The Vixen Ann Arbor team gave me immense support during the training process. We were given tools to help us create lesson plans, group training sessions on how to effectively implement those tools, and one-on-one mentoring to further help us develop as instructors. Vixen’s welcoming atmosphere as a student extended into my transition as an instructor. I am very grateful to the team for helping me to reach my goals and supporting me in my personal development as I continue in my education and training as an instructor.”
-Amy Loviska, 2018 Trainee
"At the end of the first pole dance class that I had ever taken, I said to myself, “I’m going to teach this one day!” That was the beginning of my love for pole dance. Over the next two years, I took lots of classes and progressed to an intermediate/advanced level dancer. I still had dreams of teaching, but there is a sizable gap between being a good dancer and a competent instructor. It was around this time that I participated in the Vixen Fitness Instructor Training Program. Upon completion of the training, I felt very prepared and confident in my first classes. I learned enough skills and choreography, that I was easily able to create lesson plans for months to come. This program taught me how to relate to my students, motivate them, and create a fun environment that keeps them coming back! This program transformed me from a good dancer to a confident and competent instructor. I would recommend this program to aspiring instructors or current instructors who feel like they could benefit from additional training. Participating in the Vixen Fitness Instructor Training Program was a great experience and worth the investment."
-Kristin Myers, 2014 Trainee
“Vixen Fitness Pole Dance Instructor Training with Danielle was nothing short of amazing. To know, interact and learn from an inspirational, young, African-American business owner about how to be a great pole dance instructor and better pole dancer was awe inspiring - to say the least! She made learning fun and encouraged us to always come to her as a resource during and after training. Successfully completing this training took my pole dance journey to a whole new level...it solidified my passion for the art and boosted my confidence as a communicator and dancer.”
- VeNeace Fossett, 2013 Trainee
“Walking into Vixen Fitness as a student taught me how to appreciate my body and how I move. After training with Danielle, I had a profound understanding and respect for how other women learn and move. The Instructor Training was thorough as well as authentically Vixen. Each broken down in great detail as well as demonstrated. Danielle even outlines common mistakes. I highly recommend this training! I still refer to techniques from my session now as they are still relevant.”
-Tamiko N, 2014 Trainee
"After completing my instructor’s training, I felt equipped to conduct a successful class with eager Vixens! Danielle provided me with the curriculum knowledge, materials and sexy moves to ensure I had the confidence to teach!"
- Jennifer Peeples, 2006 Trainee