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Pole Body & Arts Pole Fitness Studio

We are building Charlotte's newest inclusive pole fitness and dance studio. We will be the reflection of our diverse community!

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Campaign Ends on December 31, 2020

Project Description

Who we are

 

Pole Body and Arts is a pole fitness and dance studio based in Charlotte, NC. Founded in June 2020 by Christa Byrd, Olivia Carper, and Tiffany Baker, our studio was able to launch because of the overwhelming support received from other people like us who wanted to see this dance community be represented by many body types and backgrounds.

We are now starting this exciting journey offering an alternative option of fitness and wellness to both men and women in the Charlotte, NC area. Because of Covid-19, we have developed a strong virtual online program that we will continue even after this season is over. We are open to people of all ages and abilities. We provide a space for them to build strength, showcase the diversity of beauty and transformation within us all.

 

Our Team

 

Christa B

Christa Byrd

Founder

“I’ve always had my ups and downs when it came to how I felt about my body. With pole and the network of friends I made along the way; I’ve learned to feel comfortable in my skin as well as appreciate the strength I’ve built. Now I want to give that back to others, show them that there’s beauty in strength, and when you surround yourself in an uplifting environment you’ll accomplish more than you can imagine.”

 

Olivia

Olivia Carper

Founder

“I never dreamed that being over 40 I would be in the best physical and mental shape of my life. Pole has changed me from the inside out and I want to share that change and make it a reality for others because pole is for EVERYONE and EVERY BODY type. My goal is to have a studio that meets everyone where they are in their fitness journey and to offer a judgement free space for you to dance away your stress and reach your fitness goals.”

 

Tiffany

Tiffany Baker

Founder

“I've been poling since 2014 and instructing since 2016. Pole fitness has made me feel more empowered and helped me cope with traumatic experiences from my personal life. Dancing is my way of expressing emotions and feelings. It's my therapy.”

 

 

Why

 

Due to Covid, we were unable to receive financial aid in the form of a loan. We raised almost $5000 in a month with our initial campaign, which we are so grateful for! The funds donated here will get our dance studio off the ground. It will allow us to purchase the proper equipment, flooring, and supplies need to for our studio to run safely. It will also help provide an enjoyable form of wellness taught by a diverse group of instructors, and build the community that represents us 

We want to thank everyone who contributes to this campaign, whether it's $5 or $500, every little bit counts. We wouldn't be this far without and just know that you are playing a big part in the creation of OUR studio and the change we will see along the way.

 

Thank You

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Why are we choosing crowdfunding as a source of capital?

Unfortunately as a startup business in the middle of a pandemic; the conventional route like, bank loans are reserved  for the businesses who were already established, understandably so.

What will the funding be used for

We will use the funds raised to get our business off the ground. We raised over $4000 within our first month and a half on our first round of crowndfunding and it got us started. We will use the funds received on equipment, retail, and supplies such as: weights, lyra hoops, mirrors, flooring, yoga mats and blocks,  proper grip solutions, and COVID cleaning supplies.

Why now?

There was so much demand in the Charlotte area for a dance studio that not only serviced more of an adult population but also represents the diversity that we have in the city when it comes to backgrounds, body types, gender, and age groups. With the incredible support we received thus far we knew this is what we needed to do. We are opening up this studio to serve the Charlotte area by continuing to partner with organizations like Charlotte Black Pride to give back to our community and to celebrate our differences through the art of dance.

Steven Usserey
09/08/2020
Exclusive PBA Mug
$75
Uncle Keith
09/03/2020
Exclusive PBA Mug
$100
08/21/2020
Social Media Shoutout
$25
08/21/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
Kristen Nichole
08/19/2020
Thank you note from PBA Team
$50
Bleu Valerio
08/19/2020
Exclusive PBA Mug
$75
Claire
08/19/2020
Social Media Shoutout
$25
Megan Hoffman
08/18/2020
Monetary Contribution
$10
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Exclusive PBA Bundle

This bundle includes our limited edition tote and mug!

+thank you note +social media shout out 

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Thank you note from PBA Team

Thank you note, personally signed by our Team

+social media shout out

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75.00 USD
Exclusive PBA Mug

Our limited edition Pole Body and Arts Mug

+thank you note +social media shout out 

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Rewards

250.00 USD
Exclusive PBA Bundle

This bundle includes our limited edition tote and mug!

+thank you note +social media shout out 

0 Supporters
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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

2 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Social Media Shoutout

We’ll shout you out on Pole Body and Arts Instagram story and add you to our PBA Angel highlight #thankyou

2 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Thank you note from PBA Team

Thank you note, personally signed by our Team

+social media shout out

1 Supporter
Select this reward
75.00 USD
Exclusive PBA Mug

Our limited edition Pole Body and Arts Mug

+thank you note +social media shout out 

3 Supporters
Select this reward