Catherine is hands down THE BEST pole dancing instructor I have ever had the privlege of working with. She oozes professionalism and perfectionism in her work as an instructor and a true athlete. Catherine's gift as a teacher is evident in her ability to teach this incredible craft to women of all shapes and sizes in the same class. I have personally been trained by her over the course of a few years on and off and have achieved so much more than I thought I could. The upper body strength that is gained is worth the "bruises in special places" (: I have tried other pole dance instructors only because of the far distance Catherine's studio is to my home. Only to be disappointed, as there is noone like Catherine. Most of these antiquated places are glorified fitness instructors trying to emulate something they learned in a week long course to be certified in the next "fad finess craze". Slinky Productions is the real deal. If the studio were closer to my home, I have no doubt I would be there several days a week...to my husband's delight!