News & Events


Dance Exhibition – First Tuesdays at Old Nicks Pub

Our talented Polemic students and instructors are now performing live at Old Nicks Pub (211 Washington St, Eugene) on the 1st Tuesday of every month, 9pm-midnight. This is your chance to come see what pole is all about, to support your friends and family who are pole artists, or to strut your stuff on the […]

NEW CLASS – High Intensity Interval Pole

We’re taking strength training to the pole! This class is for anyone interested in both increasing strength AND reducing body fat. Anyone can join, regardless of level or previous experience. This is not a pole dance class; however, it will compliment any pole dancers training regimen and serve as a fun way for everyone to […]

Flexibility & contortion workshop with Anya Shevelyuk

We are so pleased to be hosting the amazing Anya Shevelyuk on Friday, July 21st, from 6-8pm. To see Anya in action, check out her 2015 performance reel — AMAZING! She also writes informative and inspirational articles for Vertical Wise and Pyragraph. Anya has a degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis on Health and Fitness. She currently […]

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About Us


The primary mission of Polemic Dance & Fitness Studio is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for anyone interested in learning pole. We focus mainly on the fitness and acrobatic aspects of the sport, but encourage students to blend their pole artistry with other forms of dance. Polemic instructors are delighted to teach people of all body types, genders, orientations, and most ages. Industry dancers and instructors from other studios are very welcome here!



The studio is led by advanced instructor and owner, Aine, who has been teaching pole since 2006 and has an extensive background in personal training and gymnastics. Polemic Dance & Fitness Studio represents the continuing evolution of Brassy Butterfly LLC, which was founded in 2006 by Áine Inkk and partners to cater to pole enthusiasts of the Portland and Eugene areas.



Polemic Dance & Fitness Studio is conveniently located in downtown Springfield, Oregon. The studio is equipped with six spinning/static poles, as well as stall bars and other equipment to maximize your training potential. All classes are taught by experienced professionals with in-depth knowledge of pole training techniques, proper safety precautions, and exercises to increase strength and flexibility.





Private Lessons & Parties

We are also happy to host your private parties and events, special group classes, and individual lessons. Please contact us for more information!

Specialty Classes

Pole fitness requires a great deal of strength and flexibility, so we also offer classes that specifically target the most important muscle groups and joint areas to help advance your pole progression.

Pole Classes

We offer pole classes for all levels, from Beginner to Advanced. All classes are taught in small groups with individualized instruction.

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