Meet Your Teachers

Welcome to Impulse Pole Dance, your studio for the best Pole Dance training for fitness and fun now open in Brandon/Riverview! Pole Dance for Fitness is a unique way to relieve stress and enjoy a total body workout. That being said, do your research and find a studio that you feel you are in the best hands with! At Impulse, we have an awesome combination of training, experience and certifications to give our clients the best service possible. We are the ONLY studio in the greater Tampa Bay area licensed to teach Cleo the Hurricane’s Rock N Pole Curriculum, and we LOVE the addition to our classes since gaining this status.

About our Teachers:

Sarah Murray, Owner and Lead Instructor holds her AFAA Group Fitness Certification, CPR/FIrst Aid, OC Pole Fitness Felix Cane Instructor Certification Program 2011, Pole Position Instructor Training 2010, Aura Cardio Pole Teacher Training 2012 as well as numerous workshops and classes with pole superstars and leaders such as Alethea Austin, Jenyne Butterfly, Jamilla Deville, Felix Cane, Leigh Ann Riley, LUX Atl, Pantera Blacksmith, Sienna Spaulding, Nicole Landkas, Amber Ray, Cleo the Hurricane and Aerial Amy. She passed her Flygym teacher training in March 2013 and had her first son in September 2013 (read her story about pole dancing pregnant and body after baby struggles in the blog). She is also the founder and presenter of Pole for a Purpose, Florida’s largest annual pole fitness showcase to benefit charity. That being said, she is still learning as pole dance is a journey not a race and is about enjoyment and personal growth. Sarah also has an extensive technical dance background, attending Blake Performing Arts High School in Tampa as a dance student and dancing in college at USF. She found her true passion in pole in 2008 when she took her first pole dance class and never looked back. She has her Masters Degree in Public Administration from USF and her BA in Sociology and did a few stints in city government before fully committing her life to teaching and loving the art and sport of Pole Dance. Recently, she spoke to students at the HCC Dance Department about careers in dance and her journey as a studio owner.


Aly aka Gemma Lux, Pole Instructor and Studio Manager, was born and raised in Tarpon Springs FL. Influenced by her heritage, at the age of 4 she started Belly, Tahitian, and Hawaiian dance at Donna Marie’s School of Dance. She fell in love with the art and danced in these genres for 10 years before going on to cheerleading and gymnastics as a teenager. While searching for a new passion as an adult, she discovered pole fitness and became a dedicated student at Impulse Studios Pole Dance. Aly’s personality shines as a teacher who can relate to all types of students. Aly has performed with Impulse at our first Pin Up photo shoot event in Ybor City, 12/2012, as a group and trio performer in Pole for a Purpose III, and at every showcase we have had at the studio since 2013. She is an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor, a Cleo’s Rock N Pole Instructor, Reigning USPDF Miss Sexy 2017, in Burlesque Troupe Femme’s & Follies, & created her own pole trick, The Lux, !



Miss Jessica, just joined our teaching team in Brandon in December of 2014, but she has been a pole student for about 4 years at Impulse. She is also the creator of Beastly Built, manufacturing Aerial Hoops, aka Lyras and heading our new Lyra class programming. She is studying for her AFAA Group Fitness Certification and is so happy to be able to encourage and build up students in her classes.



Miss Cristina, is our fabulous chair dance teacher who is now teaching pole, too! She loves making her class playlists sexy and inspiring keeping the students guessing what she will play for each new routine. She recently hosted our annual lap dance workshop which was a sold out success complete with chair tricks, tease, and tantalizing routine work. Her professional teaching experience makes her an awesome instructor!

miss C


Miss Sarah (F), will return after she has her second little one, due in 2018. We wish her a smooth and safe pregnancy!



Miss Jeannie, is a Riverview, Florida native, who began her pole journey 2 years ago at the age of 45. She has an extensive background in the fitness industry. 20 years! As a personal trainer, both weight and body weight training.

She took her first pole dance class as a favor to a friend who didn’t want to attend alone. She was amazed at how hard every move was. Jeannie decided to give pole fitness a try and soon she realized it was the most total body workout she had ever done. In the first 6 months of classes, Jeannie gave up her 20 year gym membership to focus solely on pole fitness where she has thrived. Miss Jeannie recently placed 1st at PSO (Pole Sport Organization) in Atlanta, GA. We are so proud of her!

IMG_3128Photo by Light & Pole Photo 2017


About our Studio Space: Our gorgeous space is located in the Winthrop Town Center, in the medical building across from The Times and next to Regions Bank. Our 2nd floor studio space features a comfortable separate waiting area, floating dance floors (padded), track lighting, mirrors and the newest model of 13ft permanent professional grade dance poles with spin and static options. We look forward to sharing our passion for pole with you in class soon! (Now with TWO SUITES for more class offerings!)

All photos/videos on our sites are of our spaces and our teachers and/or students. We have a no stock photo policy, what you see is what you will get! Stay tuned for student stories and interviews about their pole journey with Impulse Pole Dance.


11 thoughts on “Meet Your Teachers”

  1. This sounds like so much fun. But question. I’m Hispanic with huge lower body( booty and hips). 5’7 170 lbs. What do you think would this be feasible?

  2. Of course! We welcome clients of all ages and sizes to try Pole Dance class at Impulse. It is a great workout and very fun. Everyone is very supportive in class as well and the material is very broken down. Hope to meet you soon 🙂 -Sarah

  3. terri torcasio said:

    Do you still offer classes and do you have beginner lessons?

  4. I am thinking of signing up for classes! This sounds like so much fun! I already have a couple people interested in joining with me. I just have a question about the intro class. I see where to buy the class but I don’t see when the class will be held and what I need to bring/do prior to the class. Any information would help! Thanks!

  5. Of course! Our schedule and pricing can be found on this site 🙂 Then you just sign up in an Intro class to start.

  6. Hi there, sorry for our late response! You can see the class schedule via the schedule button on the homepage! From there, you sign up for the class online, basically saving your pole in class. You do not need to bring anything, and attire is comfortable work out wear. No lotion before class on your hands or legs (makes you slippery) and heels are optional. If you want to bring a group, each person would want to sign up seperately. Thank you! Hope to meet you ladies soon.

  7. Awesome! Can’t wait to meet you and the girls, Kate : )

  8. Hi there!

    I currently live in Ontario and will be moving to Brandon at the end of the month. I looked up the address too see how far the studio is from my home, but the address you have listed is telling me it’s located in the states. Could you tell me the specific address for your Brandon location. Thanks!

  9. Hi Candice! We are in Brandon, FL (USA). There is a studio in Canada also with the same tag so to speak, “Pole Dance Brandon”. What is happening is the internet is pulling both of us up. I would call the studio you are looking for so they can give you the right address and info. Ty and happy poling! -Sarah

  10. Luv the brunnette instructor at wwe T-D s3e4. Name please

  11. HI Mirza! You can learn about each of our instructors at the instructor page. Hope to meet you in a class soon!

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