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DFA was established in January 2012. Run by owner Nadine Blacow it was the first studio in the area to offer classes in Aerial Arts. Nadine is PDC Approved and strives to make the classes the most fun way of getting fit! At DfA not only is our focus on building peoples confidence and helping them learn new skills but also to make new friends . New comers are always made to feel welcome and part of the DFA family. Our classes are open to the total novice right through to the elite. All sizes, shapes and fitness levels are catered for.

Along with running the classes, we also offer workshops and masterclasses and hold in house parties for the students!

The stunning studio is situated in Great Harwood, Blackburn, Lancashire,close to bus routes and ample free parking is also available.

We sell grips such as DryHands, ITac2 and Stickum at the studio along with cold drinks. We also have a selection of DFA Fitness clothing. Gift vouchers can also be purchased from the studio.

I have been a student at DFA studios for both pole and aerial arts for over six months now. Each week I meet with Nadine – an enthusiastic and positive instructor who has a passion for pole and  is  completely dedicated to educating and improving the students under her supervision.

The studio and its staff are extremely warm and welcoming, and yet always vigilant regarding safety. Nadine is attentive and caring for the students she looks after, building affirmative and constructive relationships. The inherent challenge of pole is carefully controlled and crafted to make every student feel they have achieved and advanced no matter what their age or ability, and she constantly encourages progress throughout her sessions. Her knowledge is outstanding and each student feels confident and motivated with the advice they gain – from first climbs and spins to more technical holds and routines.

Above all, it is a super fun, friendly environment and one that I feel proud to be a part of.  I have been a member of various gyms and sports centres and I have yet to find an environment quite like the one at DFA. I have lost over a stone since becoming a member, made tons of new friends and thoroughly look forward to attending each week – despite the bruises that come with a new move!

I have been attending DFA studios for over a year now, and tend to go a few times a week. The friendly and professional attitude of Nadine and Sophie make it not only a fabulous way to keep fit but very entertaining! I have met some amazing people and learnt a new skill I love!

I have never been as fit and strong, and am determined to get better. Nadine is always there to give me guidance and a confidence boost when I need it! I can always look to her for motivation to keep me going.

She is an amazing instructor, and one day would love to be even half as good as her on the pole! The fantastic atmosphere at the studio keep me going week after week, I would recommend it to anyone.

There are a few dance schools in my area that offer pole dance classes. So why do I travel further do DFA?. DFA is ran by a talented pole and aerial arts instructor.

Nadine provides well structured lessons. She teaches to any ability, providing useful technical instructions and tips. She is continuinually developing her own skills, knowledge in the pole industry, this keeps her ahead of the game, where other are lacking. DFA provides a fun & friendly atmosphere to train, all their students are lovely to the extent I have made several friends. They constantly praise progress, students can  trace their progress via photographs and student card (a card where the instructors sign moves off once they have achieved). They also provide Certificate for the students once they have completed a level. They organise master classes to develop their students further and also fun events. They have arranged professional photographs so students can proudly show friends and family members of their new found skills. The studio is equipped with new poles and mats and the decor adds a touch of glamour. They have introduced a membership payment which makes affordable to all.