by Allison Cox
Allison is a professionally trained dancer and was a National Junior Olympic gymnast as a child. In 2005 she discovered the art of pole dancing and instantly became addicted when she realized she was able to combine the strength and grace of gymnastics with the expression of dance. Her classes focus on combining dance, spins, aerial tricks and flexibility training from beginner through advanced levels. Allison also emphasizes proper technique and stretching for injury prevention. Allison was a finalist in the 2011 "Pro Division" US Pole Dance Federation Competition, making her one of the top Professional Pole athletes in the country. Allison was a judge for the 2011 Polesque competition in New York, is sponsored by XPole and Bad Kitty Apparel and is a Fitness Rep for Pole Dance International Magazine. Allison not only brings her professional competition experience but also her classical dance expertise from her 20 years of training to create a unique teaching environment in the "art of pole." You can view one of her videos at: http://www.youtube.com/user/AllieGatorUF ... read more.