Meet Your Teachers

Pole Dancing is a personal journey of trust, challenges and love! Our Instructors are trained to make all our students feel comfortable and supported for the best learning experience at Impulse Pole Dance. They have all undergone our Instructor Training as well as had to audition and complete a probationary period and most of them began as students just like you! Having instructors that give TLC is our focus because Pole Dancing is “HARD AF” and we don’t want you to quit before the good stuff starts.

Sarah Murray, holds her AFAA Group Fitness Certification, CPR/First Aid, Felix Cane Instructor Certification Program 2011, Pole Position Instructor Training 2010, Aura Cardio Pole Teacher Training 2012 and is certified to teach Cleo’s Rock N Pole classes. She has two children (read her story about pole dancing pregnant and body after baby struggles in the blog) and is also the founder and presenter of Pole for a Purpose, Florida’s largest annual pole fitness showcase to benefit charity.  With 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 has worked in several local Governments from Tampa to Port Richey.

Aly aka Gemma Lux, 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. She is an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor, a Cleo’s Rock N Pole Instructor & Trainer, Reigning USPDF Miss Sexy 2017, Cast Member in the Burlesque Troupe Femme’s & Follies, Makeup Artist, & created her own pole trick, The Lux, ! She also teaches online lessons via Patreon.

Miss Kandi (below) is a bestselling romance author born and raised in Oklahoma who found her forever home in the Sunshine state when she moved here at the age of 14. She started her pole journey with Impulse in May of 2018, when her best friend and then-roommate begged her to go. Through all the bruises and challenges of the sport, Kandi came to love the way she felt each time she conquered a new trick or dance. Since then, she has gained confidence, strength, and a true passion for pole that she never thought possible. In October of 2020, Kandi competed in the Pole Sport Org Libra Virtual competition and took home second place in Exotic Level 3. Kandi loves sexy, slow movements as much as she loves sassy and fun choreo. A former Zumba instructor, you can expect smiles and fun anytime you join her for a class. 

Miss Kandi

Miss Sam (below) is a Brandon hometown girl who danced throughout her youth, including time on her school’s dance team. She was able to find joy in dance once again after taking chair dance classes at Impulse. In 2020, she took the leap and signed up for teacher training and enjoys representing plus size dancers in the Pole Dance arena. Now, she loves finding ways to help women connect and adore their bodies in a world that wants us to hate ourselves. Sam spends her time with her husband and sons, and when not dancing she loves reading, writing, and gaming. You can also find her performing virtually with the Khaos Kats Online Cabaret.


Miss Kate (below), Started at Impulse in 2019 and has been pole dancing for two and a half years. With a background in gymnastics and acro yoga, tricks and inversions are her strengths. She is a chemist and saleswoman by day; and in her free time she loves to skydive, travel, and spend time with her animals (one dog, two cats, and a husband. She’s excited to share her style and passion for pole with others!


Miss Robin (below) Loves competing and pushing her self to meet new goals on her pole journey. She is also certified in Cleo’s Rock N Pole Program. She works in the medical field and enjoys cosplay in her free time, as well. She has competed and placed in Pole Sports Organization’s (PSO) competitions and is an advocate for using competitions to stay motivated and focused. She is competing in 2022!


Miss Alyssa (below) With 5 years of experience as a pole dance student and a profession in the medical field, Alyssa is also an avid performer and prides herself on her musicality and routine styles. She loves showing students you can dance to less traditional songs in class and still feel sexy & powerful. She enjoys spending time with her husband and fur baby when not working. Photo below is from one of her competitions in the PSO (Pole Sports Organization). 

Miss Amanda (below) is a Mom to 3 boys and works in family services. She fell in love with pole dance and completed her Instructor Training in 2021. She loves seeing students surprise themselves in class like she did. Even though she did not dance at her own wedding, she is now teaching dance and helping others feel confident, too!

Miss Alicia (aka Weesie) has been poling for several years before completing her Instructor Certification in 2021. She is also a trained Mechanic, certified Hoop Instructor and loves all movement that has flow and freedom. Her main passion is freestyle and helping students unlock their ability to freestyle and cultivate their own movement qualities. She also loves to perform and present her alter ego on the big stage. In her spare time she is a car enthusiast and loves hanging out with her new puppy.

Miss Chrissy (below) is a hair salon owner, master colorist /stylist , mother of 4 kiddos and a cat mom. She has many years experience  playing and coaching soccer. She holds numerous soccer coaching  licenses  including a prestigious US soccer national “C” license.  She also has a gymnastics  background  and competed in state competitions. As for pole, she began at Impulse 5 years ago  and fell in love with pole immediately! She Is a certified Impulse Pole Dance Instructor and is also a  PFA level 1 pole fitness instructor.  Chrissy is currently working on her Level 2 PFA certification. She wants to focus on pole fitness and the “sporty” side of pole. Pole has helped her with her own mind and body wellness as she is now well into her 40’s.  She is very excited to share with everyone how pole fitness can be beneficial in your life!  

Miss Elisa (below) is primarily self taught and started her journey as an Instructor with us in 2021. She is an award winning artist as well and tattoo apprentice. She is passionate about pole dancing as a performer and loves to see students feel comfortable with the sexy side of pole.

11 thoughts on “Meet Your Teachers

  1. Ida says:

    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. polefitnessbrandon says:

    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 šŸ™‚ -Sarah

  3. Kate says:

    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!

  4. polefitnessbrandon says:

    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.

  5. Candice says:

    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!

  6. polefitnessbrandon says:

    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

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