Kathleen Hahn - Owner/Head Teacher
Kathleen started dancing at the ripe age of three. A few years and dance lessons later, she graduated with a B.F.A. in Modern Dance from North Carolina School of the Arts where she also finished high school in the ballet department. She continued on to New York City where she lived for seven years, dancing, making dance films, going to cooking school, working as a Certified Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor and starting her own business making customized exercise videos.
Kathleen most recently returned from her second stint in NYC studying pole dancing extensively at New York Pole Dancing (NYPD), the first pole studio to open in NYC under the ownership of Wendy Traskos. Kathleen has three pole certifications from NYPD. Before opening her own DANCECLUB Asheville studio in May, 2016 Kathleen taught her Burlesque and Jazz/Funk classes for several years on the third floor of Loretta's Cafe. She also started I Do Dances in 2009, her wedding dance business, IDoDances.com, and has made dances for over 100 couples.
Kathleen is pretty sure everyone loves to dance. It's simply a matter of finding out what kind of dance excites you and makes you comfortable. Kathleen is only interested in sharing dance that is fun! Her excitement lies in helping people find that fun, comfort zone with confidence to be able to bust a move on any dance floor!
Ash grew up dancing and performing in New England, competing in New York City, and taking master classes at Broadway Dance Center. After moving to San Francisco to attend the Academy of Art University, she was fascinated by circus and aerial arts, and fell madly in love with pole dancing, chair choreography, and burlesque. Trading in her traditional dance attire for costumes and glitter, Ash performed throughout the Bay Area with the Fishnet Follies, Atomic Bombshells, Hubba Hubba Review, and the Garter Room.
Ash is excited to embrace and share her experience with the community here. Driven by empowerment, love, and support, her ultimate goal is to promote unapologetic self acceptance and express it through dance.