About Us


Welcome to Chicago Academy of Pole & Dance, a one of a kind pole fitness studio.

Whether you are curious about pole dancing but have been afraid to try it or you are a seasoned pole dance veteran, Chicago Academy of Pole & Dance is for you. Our flexible and multifaceted curriculum guarantees our students an unparalleled experience.

At Chicago Academy of Pole & Dance we implement the ICE method (Italia Cordaro Experience). Named for our founder, the ICE method is an extensive, time-proven method that incorporates a lifetime of study and professional experience for an all-encompassing approach to the pole dance workout that will have you seeing results. You will build STRENGTH, boost your SELF-CONFIDENCE and explore a new side of your SENSUALITY.

We offer classes in movement, choreography/dance, pole work, cardio-strength, and combinations for the beginner, intermediate and advanced student to ensure that you are working at the level you are comfortable with and receiving the individual attention you deserve.

For the beginner, Chicago Academy of Pole & Dance is a safe, judgment-free space to explore, play and transform your body in a way you may have never thought possible. Pole fitness combines Pilates, yoga, dance, stretch and strength exercises, and pole tricks for a fun and fierce total-body workout.

Feeling unsure of your fitness level or self-conscious about your figure? Whether you’ve never worked out a day in your life or your license plate reads “GYMBNNY,” you will fit in. We welcome all shapes and sizes and REMEMBER, EVERYONE HAD TO TAKE THAT FIRST STEP ONCE. Pole dancing is an empowering workout not just for the body, but for the mind as well. People all over the world are opening themselves up to the sensuality and fluidity of pole fitness and appreciating their bodies in ways they haven’t before.

For the advanced student or pole dance competitor, Chicago Academy of Pole & Dance provides a space where you can continue your journey, challenge your body and be inspired. Explore variations on pole favorites, and pick up some new tricks. For those looking to compete, you can trust our experienced and professional instructors to provide coaching with proper technique to ensure you are at your best.

At Chicago Academy of Pole & Dance, we are dedicated to providing a unique and unrivaled experience for all, from the novice to the pole goddess. We look forward to seeing you!