Take an Aerial Pole Workshop with national pole champion Donna Carnow!

Introductory:  Sunday, July 28 @ 1:30pm & Saturday, August 17 @ 6:30pm

Intermediate:  Sunday, August 25 & September 8 @ 1:30pm

Date & Times:


Introductory Workshops

Sunday, July 28 @ 1:30  REGISTER

Saturday, August 17 @ 6:30  REGISTER


Intermediate+ Workshops

Sunday, August 25 @ 1:30  REGISTER

Sunday, September 8 @ 1:30  REGISTER


*All classes are 90 minutes.


Teacher:  Donna Carnow

Cost:  $50

intro to aerial pole: first flight

Begin your journey honing the basics at "First Flight"! This workshop focuses on refining and applying pole dance techniques on an aerial pole rigged 1.5 feet off the ground. Focuses include breaking down aerial pole mechanics, conditioning techniques, various types of mounts, climbs, ways to generate a consistent and powerful spin, and different types of beginner-intermediate foundational aerial skills. We recommend taking one of these classes before taking Aerial Pole INT+.


Pre-Requisites:  Foundation in pole or other aerial disciplines is strongly encouraged.



Take your pole skills to the next level — literally! This workshop focuses on building aerial combinations and flows with a variety of pole dance techniques on an aerial pole rigged 1.5 feet off the ground. All flows will incorporate components of strength, flexibility, and various contact points to help students build awareness in their bodies and find a variety of ways to sequence technical skills in a fluid way. 


Pre-Requisites:  Take one “First Flight” class before taking Aerial Pole INT+

Must be comfortable with inverts, leg hangs, and being on a spinning pole.


*Aerial poles are silicone — shorts (recommended) or leggings can be worn.

meet the teacher

Donna Carnow is a Brooklyn-based pole dancer, aerial pole artist, national pole champion, and human pretzel-tornado.


Donna is the 2022 US National Pole Art Champion where “she POLE the show” (New York Post). Her performative abilities have been described as the “production’s true showstopper” (New York Times) and celebrated in Variety, The New Yorker, The New York Post, Theatermania, and more. Recently in world-renown Circus Flic Flac Duisburg she “performs aerial contortions that look completely unreal — all with perfect ease” on aerial pole. Other notable performance credits include Company XIV, Virgin Voyages, EUPHORIA at The Hard Rock Casino Atlantic City, and her Drama Desk award winning performance “LUST” in Seven Deadly Sins NYC (Off-Broadway) voiced by Cynthia Nixon. Donna is a resident performance artist at internationally renowned venues like The Box, The Slipper Room, and a regular performer in variety + circus productions worldwide.


Donna teaches in NYC and around the world via workshops and teaching residencies. Her technique-focused classes are creatively activated by her fiery energy, anatomical knowledge, passion for her students’ growth, and her belief in the magic of movement. Originally from Chicago, Donna hails from an experimental modern dance background and holds a B.F.A in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. There she discovered pole dancing 11+ years ago and fostered her love for experimentation.

IG: @donkakong 

”Perhaps my favorite class was with Faramarz, founder of Om Factory. Funny enough, I was there on my birthday and he's a hoot. He challenges his students while being encouraging.”

Alvin Y., Seattle, WA