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384 Oyster Point Blvd, Suite 12
South San Francisco, CA, 94080
United States

Steel Heart Dance is a dance studio dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing space where women can grow stronger, feel sexier, and learn more about themselves and the sensual movement that will empower them. We offer ongoing pole dance classes, workshops, and opportunities for choreographers, instructors, and students to work independently in the studio. We also host parties and events. Our goal is to create a community where dancers, students, and instructors, work together to promote and support sensual movement, the pole dance arts, and female empowerment. We look forward to dancing with you!



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Pole Classes

Virgin Pole

Take a sneak peak into the world of pole dancing! In this 2 hour class your instructor will lead you through a body awakening warm-up with core work and some gentle stretching. Then you will glide, twirl, and strut your way through some basics on the dance pole. Do as much or as little as you are comfortable with, and talk to your instructor--she wants you to feel great! The Virgin Pole Class at Steel Heart Dance is meant to be a one time teaser class, but if you would like you may attend more than once. You may take this class before the Foundation Series, though it is not required. So grab your girl friends, bring your sisters, and join us for this unforgettable movement experience. Limited to 10 women only! No experience required.


Be inspired to explore your own strength and sensuality through movement and music. In the safety of a small group of amazing women, this 120 minute luxurious class includes a delicious warm-up that combines the physicality of Pilates, presence of Yoga, simple pole work, and the emotional expression of dance. Learn a whole new vocabulary of movement that is designed to take your body to a deeper lever of awareness and confidence. This series includes learning to walk and dance in ‘dancer’s’ heels, a variety of basic pole tricks, and simple choreography, as well as a fun striptease. Being part of a series class allows you to grow with group of women while building a fun, safe community. Class sizes are small to allow for individualized attention from your instructor. 

Foundation Plus

This is an all-levels class, perfect for students who have already taken Foundation and are ready to move on, beginners ready to take the plunge into pole-dancing, and Intermediate/Advanced students who want to share their experience and have fun with new dance sisters. The instructor will lead you  through a grounding, sensual warm-up, you'll learn and practice new pole tricks, floor moves, and choreography, and you'll get a chance to see what our main squeeze--Improvisational Dance--is all about. 

Class size is limited to 10 students, and committing to four to eight weeks in a row is highly recommended! The more you dance, the better you feel!

Intermediate/Advanced Pole Movement

This class is free in form and emphasizes individual pole dancing style and erotic movement. Start to exceed boundaries, push your pole dancing limits, and begin to defy gravity!

This is the path on which you will continue to build your core strength and flexibility through more challenging warm-ups and floor work. You will continue to nurture and explore your own personal ‘style’. Series classes are the true building blocks for pole movement and discovering your own unique sensuality through dance. Your instructor will offer weekly combinations during pole time, gradually increasing in difficulty and offering modifications or more challenging options as needed.

Being part of a series class allows you to grow with an intimate group of women, soon to become your new pole family. It is a journey allowing you to explore your body, free your mind and nurture your spirit.

Class sizes are small to allow for individualized attention from your instructor.

All Levels Pole Flow

All Levels Pole Flow is open to all dancers who want to work on pole tricks, floor moves, and beautiful flow between the two. You'll get an amazing warm-up, a chance to learn and practice new tricks and treats, improvisational and choreographed dance time, and a great workout. Your instructor will teach weekly combinations and will build on your skills and comfort level. 

Wear layers and bring knee pads or leg warmers to this class, along with some music you love and want to share. 

Conditioning Classes

Flexibility for Life

Stretching is fundamental to dance, exercise, and staying healthy, yet we rarely make the time for it, and often don’t know much about it. With roots in yoga, pilates, feldenkrais, ballet, calisthenics, and more, this class brings fun, moving meditation, and education together. Discover new stretches, learn to take better care of your body, and dive into your weekend refreshed. Let us guide you through the stretching you KNOW you need to move your dance and fitness goals forward! Listen to great music, chat with your friends (or make some new ones!), and get support from an expert while expanding your reach.

Slow Flow

Dive into an hour and a half of moving meditation, gentle stretches, and soulful pole flow; designed to center, calm, and rejuvenate. We will listen to guided meditations, practice deep breathing and body-forgiving, and end the class with at least 20 minutes of free dance in our studio's cozy embrace. 

Freedom Pole

Freedom Pole is your chance to spin, play, and bond with the dance studio on your own schedule and at your own pace. There is no instructor present during Freedom Pole. Instead, you stretch, warm-up, and dance with your friends or by yourself, while an awesome playlist pushes you along. You must NOT dance beyond your own level during Freedom Pole! We love you, and want you to be safe...and trust that you will respect your limits and abilities. Have fun!


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Photo by Sara Wilbur

Photo by Sara Wilbur