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Kelly Wood started her career with nothing but a vision. That, and a handful of boas. Toting a traveling pole, the single mother of four began to conduct private pole-dancing parties within the living rooms of local Charlotte women before opening up her own private studio, Pole Dance Charlotte. Today, Kelly's studio bustles with both aspiring students and seasoned pole-dancing instructors during classes throughout the week.
Exposed brick walls surround the forest of chrome poles that spring up from the studio's 1,500 square feet of warehouse style floors, from which instructors lead classes in both pole technique and pole fitness. They even offer onsite private or semiprivate lessons, where they set up their traveling poles in the comfort of a student's own home or spot in a particularly lengthy airport security line.