November 7 - 07:00 pm


November 10 - 09:00 pm

Event Category:

Thunder Bay events, Workshops

Event Tags:

body, feminism, gender, movement, pole dancing

Event Website


Website: Organizer's Website


Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, P7B 2X7

Come learn how to spin, drop and climb a pole in a feminist, queer-friendly and casual space! This three-part workshop can be taken as a series, or, as single classes, depending on your strength and confidence levels. All bodies are welcome! All fitness / experience levels are welcome! Classes are open to women, femmes and non-binary folks.

November 7
Introduction to Pole Dancing: This 2h workshop will focus on learning basic grips, balances and holds on the pole.

November 8
Pole Choreography: This 2h workshop will build on the introductory session to develop more extensive spins, choreography and approaches to climbing.

November 10
Pole Acrobatics: This 2h workshop will introduce intermediate dancers and athletes to acrobatic tumbles, drops, doubles choreography and more advanced maneuvers.

Instructor: Ardath Whynacht

Ardath is a feminist activist and acrobat from Halifax, NS who has been teaching and dancing for over a decade. She was one of the first pole dancing instructors in Eastern Canada and now teaches critical theory at the university level, with attention to embodied experiences in the classroom and beyond. She taught ‘WHMIS for sex workers’ for a sex worker advocacy organization and runs a ‘creative expression’ program in the Federal prison system. She believes that developing strength and confidence IN our bodies can transform our lives in powerful ways.

Organizer: The FED, Cassie Thornton

The Feminist Economics Department (the FED) is an ongoing art project of Cassie Thornton, the organizer and host for this event. The workshop is partially supported by Reimagining Value Action Lab (RiVAL) at Lakehead University. If you are unable to pay for the class but would like to come, or if you have any questions, please contact me at

PLEASE REGISTER ASAP! There is limited space, so please get tickets here asap: (if it fills up we will move to a larger space so we need to know a headcount asap)


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