our studio



 Dance is a delicate balance between perfection and beauty.

Home to the Ecdysiast Pole Dance Company and recognized as Portland’s premiere pole dance studio, Ecdysiast is a fully co-ed pole studio committed to the growth and development of students, professional dancers, the aerial community and it’s audiences. Ecdysiast offers 9, stainless steel, competition grade (45mm) poles, in which the apparatus can be spinning or stationary. Ecdysiast’s educational program includes classes, workshops, private training, private parties and more. The Ecdysiast Pole Dance Company is a professional company that performs full length dance shows semi-annually in the Fall and Spring. The epdc also has a 3 month Training Company program, which is a prerequisite for epdc dancers. Ecdysiast opened its doors in March of 2008 and continues to create and maintain a high standard of quality in both pole dance and pole dance instruction. Professional and well trained, Ecdysiast instructors and the Ecdysiast Pole Dance Company both continue to be an active part of the international pole dance community and strive to share their love and knowledge of the art. Ecdysiast instructors are well experienced in pole dance and encourage students to grow, while stressing safety and proper technique. In offering the highest degree of training to our students, we participate in the making of artists and enthusiasts. It is incumbent to always act with the student’s interests in mind and encourage polers to listen to their body and progress at their own pace. No matter what we learn or from whom we learn, the real and only teacher is within.

“It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer.” -Shanna LaFleur