Online Pole Dancing Classes Amid Pandemic

ISTANBUL (AP) – The coronavirus forced an Istanbul pole dancing instructor to close her studio but not to suspend her classes.

Tuba Parlak moved his studio to the web and continues to teach pole dancing in that way.


Parlak closed the study in March when the COVID-19 outbreak erupted, but says his students wanted to continue receiving classes.

Through Zoom, Parlak now offers intensive courses from his studio in Istanbul’s exclusive Cihangir district. It supports only five students per shift, as it did in the studio, and says Zoom makes it easier to correct your students’ movements.

Some students installed poles in their homes and others only rehearse floor routines.

Classes are generally advanced and Parlak accepts only students who have already studied with her.

Parlak, an experienced cultural journalist, started pole dancing in 2015 and ended up dedicating herself fully to it, giving classes and presentations. She says that the pandemic forced her to transfer her classes to the internet, but that she did not alter her daily routine because she was already living a somewhat isolated life as an athlete.

He indicated that people often suspend their studies because it is a difficult type of exercise, but that it has very devoted students who can’t wait to go back to study.