PDC 4 star pole dancing instructor approval for DJ Hamilton.


DJ-Hamilton Pole Dance Teacher
DJ Hamilton Barutha is the joint owner of Blush Pole Dance and Fitness in West Allis, Wisconsin. DJ received her instructor references from PDC Pioneer Mary-Ellyn Weissman and PDC approved 3 star pole dancing instructor Jeanette Frederick.

Mary Ellyn said "DJ Hamilton is a conscientious and responsible instructor and with her business partner manages a safe and friendly studio. She is supportive of the pole dance community and it’s members. DJ participates in many community events and she welcomes visiting students to her studio regularly. She also encourages her own students to get involved in the pole community and support others. Through multiple interactions with DJ I know that she is a responsible studio owner, encouraging safe practice and instruction in the learning environment."

Jeanette's reference is as follows:

 

"I, Jeannette "Jay" Frederick with Empowerment Through Exotic Dance, Ltd, would like to refer Deeg Hamilton, for membership to the Pole Dance Community.

I have know Deeg, for a few years now, and have worked with her in the pole community through several functions and workshops.

I believe she would be a great addition to the PDC through her hard work, knowledge and dedication in making the pole community, a very successful one."


Fitness/Pole Qualifications:


1985 – 1991 Aerobic Dance Fitness Instructor – Racine, WI
2006  I-Pole Dance Studio – Pole Fitness Instructor – Milwaukee, WI
2007  Shape Xpress Fitness Center – Pole Dance Fitness Instructor – Racine,WI
2008  Certified Pole Fitness Instructor AFAA & ACE – Pole Position, Inc. - Sharon Polsky, CA
2010  A Woman’s Touch - Burlesque Teacher – Milwaukee, WI
2011  PDC 3 Star Pole Dancing Instructor – U.S.
2012  Mr. Burlesque – Boot Beat Burlesque Fitness Instructor Certification – Rodney James
Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED – American Heart Association
2012 PDC 4 Star Pole Dancing Instructor - U.S.

Membership of Professional Bodies:Blush Pole Dance Fitness Logo

Certified Pole Fitness Instructor AFAA & ACE
Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED – American Heart Association
2010 Wisconsin Better Business Bureau Member (BBB)
Pole Dance Community (PDC) – U.S.
Midwest Pole Dancing, Inc.


Workshops, Courses & Masterclasses Attended:

2008  Certified Pole Fitness Instructor AFAA & ACE – Pole Position, Inc. - Sharon Polsky, CA
2009  BeSpun, LA – 2 Days Workshops -  Leigh Ann Reilly, CA & Alethea Austin
2009  Hidden Talents Dance Studio – 2 Days Workshops - Huntington Beach, CA
2010  Pole Fitness Studio, Susan Hilferty – Miami (5 days of workshops)

2010 Jamaica Pole Dance Workshops –
Michelle Mynx – Pole Tricks
Lola Van Ella – Burlesque
Karol Helms – Pole Dancing
Torwa Joe – Fiyastarter – BootyLicious
Fawnia Dietrich – Pole

2011 Midwest Pole Competition Workshops –
Leigh Ann Riley – Training for Competition
Prauna – Pole Tricks
Alethea Austin – Pole Tricks & Sexy Flow

2012 Rodney James – Mr Burlesque - Certification Burlesque Fitness Training


Hosted Workshops at BLUSH Pole Fitness & Dance, Milwaukee, WI  (Our Studio)

2010 - 2 Pole Wksps (Doubles & Tricks) with Michelle Mynx Academy of Pole Dance
2011 - 2 Burlesque Wksps with Rodney James, Mr. Burlesque
2012 - 2 Pole Wksps (Tricks & Sexy Floor) with Alethea Austin

Additional Training with PDC Pole Schools & Instructors:


2010 Midwest Pole Jam - Empowerment Through Exotic Dance, Mary Ellyn Weissman
2011 Midwest Pole Dance Competition, Tinley Park, Il

Blush Pole Dance Fitness Studio
Teaching History:

After 6 yrs of teaching aerobic dance fitness, I knew I had a love for dance, sexy aerobics and a secret hidden passion to pole dance.  So I took my first pole dance lesson in 2005 and I was hooked for life! My sexy aerobics paid off!  I started teaching as an instructor for I-Pole in 2006 and realized it was so much more than just pole dancing. It was a life changing experience – I saw the positive impact it made in women’s self-esteem.  When I-Pole business closed, I taught pole dance for Shape Xpress, a women’s fitness center until they too closed their doors.  By this time I had such a passion for pole dancing I didn’t want to stop. It was at that time my friend and I started our own individual businesses.  In 2008 I opened BLUSH II Pole Fit offering only 4-6 hrs. of classes a week.  The business took off and we soon outgrew the space we rented by the hour and had to find a larger studio.  Pole dance fitness took over my life!  In 2009, my friend and I saw the need to combine our individual businesses into one, BLUSH Pole Fitness & Dance, LLC.  Together we partnered to create a warm, private, relaxing, fun environment for the students to learn, grow and develop friendships.  We have many students who have been with us since 2008!  Students tell us it feels like a “family” at BLUSH Pole Dance Fitness, that we are  their Pole Mama's! (I like that!)  Today, pole fitness has helped me physically & emotionally to get my strength & flexibilty back after 2 accidents and cancer. In addition to teaching & running our BLUSH business, I'm over 56 yrs old, married and work full-time as a Sr. Business Manager for a large Global Company.  I have over 25 yrs of business management experience, 6+ yrs teaching pole dance fitness, Burlesque since 2008 and Aerobic exercise since 2007.  I found my nitch in life, with pole dance fitness, you never stop learning!


Student success:

Marina Heck – a 2 yr student of BLUSH achieved a place in the finals of the Midwest Regional Elite Pole Dancing Chamionships 2012.

Continuing Professional Development:

4/30-5/4/12 Participating in KT Coates – Instructor Training/Certification – CEC’s & PDC Advancement & Accreditation program at The Underground, McHenry, IL.

8/2012 – Participating in Midwest Pole Competition & Workshops

 

Sponsorships:

Susan G. Koleman – Milwaukee Harley Breast Cancer Awareness – Positive Impact of Pole Dancing
Milwaukee Harley Chili Cook Off – fund raiser for Breast Cancer Awareness - Positive Impact of Pole Dancing

Milwaukee Ride for the Cure – Susan G. Koleman – Positive Impact of Pole Dancing
Women of Harley – Positive Impact of Pole Dancing
Sprecher Brewery – Breast Cancer Fund Raiser - Positive Impact of Pole Dancing
One Heart Land – Pole Dance Lesson Donations – Bowling for a cure
Blue Knights – Pole Dance Lesson Donations – For Various Charities

Publicity/media attention gained:

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online
Milwaukee Magazine
97.3 Radio – Sponsored by Milwaukee Harley Ride for the Cure – BLUSH Pole Fitness & Dance hosting Free Pole Dancing Classes
Radio Talk – BLUSH has become the most popular pole fitness studio.

The Pole Dance Community would like to congratulate DJ on her 4 star success and for her continuing dedication to the pole dancing industry.