Since I first started this blog, I have taken up teaching pole dance, twerk and chair/lap dance through studio teaching, workshops, online and offline private classes and online tutorials. I have also started teaching at university and led a variety of workshops on Internet criminology stuff. This page will be all about that – so that you can come to my classes, workshops or book me if you want me to teach you something that doesn’t involve using scissors or tying your shoelaces properly, because I still haven’t how to do either.
Pole Dance Teaching
I am an online and offline London-based XPert certified pole dance instructor. I teach pole tricks for beginner and for intermediate pole dancers as well as pole choreographies, having started my teaching journey at Exotica Pole Dance in 2019.
I’ve now left Exotica after loving the flexibility of teaching online during the pandemic, and I am focusing on workshop, one-to-ones and less frequent classes in order to manage my increasing academic, blogging and speaking commitments.
I’m a Twerk Technician certified instructor, having learnt the origins of twerk and the different styles and techniques from trainers behind the certification created by the world-famous Vertical Joe Fitness in Atlanta.
I’m also available for online and offline private classes and workshops teaching:
- Pole tricks
- Pole choreography
- Chair dance
- Helping with showcase / competition routines (either through direct choreographing or for advice)
I tend to upload my tutorials and online workshops to my Buy Me A Coffee page here, so if you’d like to purchase them AND support me you know where to go 🙂
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for rates and more info.
I’ve taught both lap dance and twerk sold-out workshops. I’ve been very lucky to learn both lap dance and twerk from some of the best instructors out there – people that have worked in clubs or the amazing Chanelle from Twerkology Nation, who spends a lot of time not only teaching twerk, but also educating people about the culture and the origins of this type of dance.
I carry what I’ve been taught with me and I do my best to share that knowledge in a fun, chill environment.
Some lovely messages and teaching testimonials written by my students and published with their consent.
“I took Carolina’s twerk class and just instantly dropped her a message because it was absolutely AMAZING. After wanting to try twerk for a while and following her on Insta, because she is a super talented dancer and all around awesome person, I decided to try it out. I was really hesitant but she instantly made me feel super confident and at ease. She is an awesome teacher and such and inspiration. I am eternally thankful for the class. It brought a smile to my face and made my day so so much better. It was a privilege.”Maria
“Carolina’s Black Metal Pole workshop was just the right level of complexity in terms of being a decent workout and learning new tricks whilst still being able to record a solid run through to stick on Instagram. […] there is a distinct lack of heavy metal in the pole dancing world ( or so I thought) however it would appear that the tide is beginning to turn!”Chrome Chronicles Pole Blog Review
“I’m very grateful for the lessons I’ve had with Carolina. She’s an amazing teacher! I enjoy every session and always leave feeling great even if I haven’t got the moves that time lol 💗”Shaye
“I absolutely love doing private zoom classes with Carolina. Doing them makes WFH so much better when I have a pole session on my lunch break! I also love learning Carolina’s routines, they are super fun, sassy and are the right level of difficulty or me. I always come away from our classes feeling more confident and sexy!“Char
“I have been coached by Carolina for around 6 months. We have been doing one-to-one sessions via Zoom to work on tricks and combos. When I started I was a complete beginner in November, and Carolina has progressed me so fast to the point where I can do advanced moves. I can’t believe how quick the progression has been. Carolina is really amazing at explaining things in a way which is easy to understand. She makes such an effort to always teach me new combos and moves for me to learn. Everything she’s given me has been exactly the right amount of challenging meeting me perfectly at the level I am. She’s so encouraging and patient. I basically couldn’t have asked for anything more. It’s been the best money I have spent and would highly recommend.“Naomi
Academic / Activist Workshops
Aside from teaching criminology and journalism at a couple of London universities, I’ve been giving talks and keynotes and teaching seminars, lectures and webinars on issues such as online abuse, conspiracy theories, algorithm bias, social media censorship and online moderation for universities, brands, charities and other organisations. Some examples below.