― Eileen's story: I took my first pole intro class in 2005 at S Factor LA after seeing Teri Hatcher strut her stuff on the Oprah Winfrey show. I was awestruck by the beautiful women using a pole for fitness. Although, my dance background was modern and jazz dance, something about the sensual flow of pole dance spoke to me. I was immediately hooked. At the time, I was ending a long-term relationship so my emotions were all over the place. Pole classes gave me a safe place to express any [...].