Angel F from Discoveries Dance achieves PDC Approved 4 star pole dancing instructor status.
Angel F recevied glowing references from fellow PDC Approved Instructors Angela Houck from Power Pole Studio and Tammi Frazier from A Pole New You.
Angel is well deserving of 4 star status with the PDC for all of her efforts involving pole and I fully support her request. She actively promotes pole in a positive way through her presence on various pole sites and events. Her teaching background and experience has given her amazing teaching abilities that allow others to understand pole techniques and pole safety. Her instructor course is well written and includes everything needed to be able to teach a variety of levels of students safely and effectively. Angel is passionate about the benefits of pole as well as promoting pole fitness in a positive light, and I know she will continue to help the PDC grow by educating those in and out of the pole community to better understand and accept pole as a fitness and dance form.
From developing a thorough, affordable and truly worthwhile instructor training course, to judging competitions, and teaching pole classes, Angel’s continuous contributions to the pole dancing community are commendable. Her professionalism shows in everything that she does, and is an asset to the industry as we continue to work to cast a positive light over the shadow of the stigma of pole dancing.
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
Master of Science in Education
30 graduate hours beyond M.S. in Education
Advanced Professional Certificate in Counselling from the Maryland State Department of Education
American Council of Exercise Group Fitness Instructor
Pole Position Fitness Instructor Certification
Membership of Professional Bodies:
Pole Dance Community
Pole Fitness Association
American Pole Fitness Association
Workshops, Courses & Masterclasses Attended:
Workshops with Sarah Cretul, Alethia Austin (3), Takeila Fox, Felix Cane, Jenyne Butterfly (private and group), Pantera (private), Jamilla Deville (private and group), Leigh Ann Reilly, Sally Ann Giles, Jessalyn Medairy (10), Marlo (2), Karol Helms (private & 4 group), Becca Butcher, Zoraya Judd, Michelle Stanek.
Pole Dance Teaching History:
"2009-2011 at Tease Fitness, Maryland. Now I teach at Pandora Fitness in Maryland since Tease closed. Have taught advanced workshops at Awakenings Pole Fitness in Philadelpha and Chic Physique in Bethesda, MD. Currently teach my own teacher training program that I wrote and developed. I have trained over 80 teachers so far. In my non-pole life, I have been a public school teacher for about 15 years. I taught High School Science and currently work as a High School Counselor."
Student's pole dancing success:
"One of my pole dance students that I trained from her first class to advanced level has now opened a new studio. One of my teacher trainees (Antigone Cois) has opened her own pole school in Athens, Greece. A sister-duo who took my training are opening a new studio in Philadelphia. Many of my teacher trainees have been hired and work successfully as pole teachers or are opening additional studios."
Continuing Professional Development:
"I will be pursuing the NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist Certification within the next year."
"I was asked by Jessalyn Medairy to judge the Tri-State Invitationals (MD, DC, VA) on March 10th. Will be judging Miss. Xpose regional competition on February 25th."
"I also hosted a fundraiser for the Leukemia, Lymphoma Society (LLS) in my home studio and raised over $300 with the help of donated giveaways from Bobbi’s Pole Studio in Australia.
I frequently donate money earned via pole to poler’s charities and also my favourite organization – Dachshund Rescue of North America."
AAP Membership involvement:
"I would like to write the AAP into my teacher training program so that the teachers I train can get on board and offer it for their students. I think it is a great motivation tool for students and a wonderful record of achievement. I would like to see its growth in the USA."
Pole Dancing Goals & Aspirations:
"My goal is to support pole teachers by giving them the educational tools they need to become the best teachers possible. I do this because I want the public to accept and love pole dance as much as I do and the only way earn the public’s respect is to have quality, professional pole teachers in the classroom. My personal goal is to keep dancing until I can’t dance anymore."
We would like to congratulate Angel F on her fantastic contribution to the Pole Dancing Industry, Angel is a fabulous role model for all pole dancers.
Angel F is one of our Approved Teacher Training Providers.