My name is Philip Deal and I am a pole dancer, yogi, and life coach.
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Philip Deal, native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, is an internationally renowned classical and contemporary dancer. He is an award winning choreographer and teacher, whose works have been commissioned by dance companies, schools, and professional dancers in the United States and abroad. At 14, he received his training at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington D.C. and toured with the Kirov Ballet of St. Petersburg Russia across America for three years performing as a soloist in The Nutcracker while spending his summer time at School of American Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre’s Young Dancer’s Program NYC. At the age of 16, Philip was the youngest full-ranking soloist in the history of the Komische Oper in Berlin, Germany. At 18, he was the youngest ever and only American ever to win a medal at the Concours International de Danse de Paris performing original choreography by Mia Michaels. In 2002, he taught ballet at STEPS on Broadway in New York City in its International Young Dancers Program.
Yoga, Pole Fitness, Aerial Fitness
Philip is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance and received his certification through YogaFit Training Systems. He received his advanced Yoga training under Master Adam Nguyen, a descendant of Quang Trung Nguyen Hue, the 18th century Vietnamese King and Yoga Master at the International Yoga Institute in Virginia Beach. He is also a certified Aerial Yoga instructor with Atmosphere Fitness. Philip began Pole Dancing when he was a featured dancer in North Carolina at Chasers Bar, Charlotte’s only all male nude review. He received his Pole Fitness certification through Crunch Gym, NYC X-Pert Teacher Training under Kyra Johannesen. He has competed in pole nationally at the American Pole Fitness Championships, National Aerial Pole Art, and Polesque. In November 2012 he won the silver medal at the Southern Pole Championships in Houston, Texas in the senior dramatic division. He won gold in the pro male division at the Supershag Boston Pole Fitness Championships 2014.
How To Open Your Pole Studio
Philip can be hired as a consultant to help you make a strategic business plan to open your pole studio. Advertising, social media, Insurance and liability, Studio design and apparatus, online business transactions and scheduling coaching all included.
Pole Studio Owner/Individual Website Design and Content Management
If you are looking to have a website built for yourself or studio Philip can help you find the right design and create content to make a professional looking and easy to navigate site.
Philip Deal Signature Combos and Choreography Beginner/Intermediate 90 min
In this workshop Philip will teach his favorite pole combos suitable for new students and those moving up towards intermediate classes, a lot of work at the base of the pole and spins. No inversions. It will also include a choreographed routine with Philip's signature style.
Philip Deal Signature Combos and Choreography Intermediate/Advanced 90 min
In this workshop Philip will teach his favorite pole combos. More advanced spin combos and transitions. Must be able to aerial chopper and aerial shoulder mount It will also include a choreographed routine with Philip's signature style.
Stripper Style 90 min
This class is for all levels and focusses on floor work and dance moves. Classic stripper style and a choreographed routine by the end of class.
Basic Training 90 min
This is Philip's "boot camp". It is a hardcore pole conditioning class. All of the exercises are the foundation for creating a solid foundation in pole. All levels welcome, but will include aerial conditioning.
Teacher Training Full Weekend Of Training
Philip is available to run a weekend of teacher training. He offers "Virgin", Level One, and Level Two. Must be booked sequentially.
Hand Balancing/Shoulder Stabilizing 90 min
This class is all about body weight training and cross training for pole dancers. You do not have to be able to hold a handstand to take this class. This class focuses on the hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, spinal alignment, core, and prep for more advanced hand balancing. The exercises range from Yoga, Parkour, gymnastics, animal flow, and many others.
Philip loves to help students prep for competition. Advice on song, costume, choreography, and critique all inclusive. This can also be done remotely via Facetime or Skype.
Are available in person or via Facetime and Skype
Terms and conditions
All of Philip's travel and accommodations are the responsibility of the host studio. Flight and hotel bookings must be arranged and confirmed with initial down payment of services ($200). For basic workshops the individual fee is $50, studio owner can not up charge more than $15. A minimum of 10 students per workshop, two workshops have to be booked. Full payment must be received one week prior to arrival. Private lessons are $100 per student, $75 per student in a semi private and can be scheduled at anytime. Video is allowed in the workshop for students personal use but may not be shared on social media. For consultations on opening a studio or website design you must email Philip a complete comprehensive overview of you business plan or concept. Philip's rates then are based on time. If you desire consultation via Facetime or Skype there must be a two hour initial call scheduled ($100). Philip's rate for running Teacher Training at your studio is $500 per teacher. Workshop will run from 8am to roughly 6pm Saturday and Sunday with a lunch break.
You can contact Philip directly through this website on the contact page.