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You belong here

Conquer shame, take up space, and live vibrantly.

At Wild Orchid we're a community of women working together to transform, rise above the nonsense, and grow stronger. Self-love warriors, risqué, playful by nature, and authentically us!

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When we ask students why they're taking their first pole class, we generally get a blanket answer like "to gain upper body strength". But as they move through our program, we start to really unpack some deeper seeded hopes and desires. Like the hope to release trauma from a disempowering relationship, or the desire to increase confidence, and reconnect with their body after childbirth, or sometimes it's the yearning to be celebrated and to move without carrying the crippling fear of shame. For others, it's about play time, me time, or about igniting creativity in order to spice up a marriage. Whatever the reason, I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to help others work through these real life emotions, and to provide a local sanctuary for self discovery and expression.

Wild Orchid Founder, Anita DeCastro

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Take a peak inside our Pole Dance 101 series!

Pole Dance 101 Series 

$79

Start your pole journey and dive deep into self-love with our 4-week Pole 101 Series. Build strength, boost confidence, dance your heart out, and join a community of women who are rooting for your success!

1 hr Private Session

$60

One full hour devoted to you and only you! Share your goals and learn in a more intimate setting. Also a great choice for those craving to accelerate their progress. 

1 hr Semi-Private Session

$40 each

Grab a friend and grow together! Semi-Privates are open to two people.

Excellent mother/daughter and best friend experiences. Also a great choice for those craving to accelerate their progress. 

Frequently asked questions

What do I wear to class?


We suggest tight fitting shorts with a sports bra, fitted top, or tank top. For more advanced classes pole specific attire is recommended. Most importantly, wear anything that makes you feel comfortable and free! Please remove all jewerly from neck, hands, and wrists. Earrings close to the ear are permitted. We recommend no lotions or oils on pole class days. Pole Dance Heels are welcome but not required.




What if a series has already started?


We schedule Pole Dance 101 & Flexibility series regularly. Please check our schedule and register for the next one.




Is there a weight limit?


Wild Orchid is for all women, all sizes.




I'm a sex worker. Am I welcome?


Put simply...HELL YES YOU ARE! At Wild Orchid we honor the intertwined history of pole dancing and stripping. While there are various manifestations of pole dance and pole arts throughout history, the shape that pole dance takes in the western world today would not exist without strippers. It would be irresponsible to ignore the fact that the movements and aesthetics of pole dance are derived from strippers, who still face stigma for their work. Our studio stands behind the fact that sex work is work. Our Leadership in Equity and Diversity (LEAD) initiative works to educate our community about the stigmatization and marginalization of strippers, to teach pole dancers of all backgrounds how to advocate for sex worker rights, and to model the ways we all can do our part to dismantle whorephobia. Why should pole dancers care about sex workers’ rights? Although pole dancing has grown to include people besides strippers, we would be complicit in the daily violence against sex workers if we failed to acknowledge the origin of modern pole dance and its aesthetics. We see it as the responsibility of all pole dancers to protect the people more marginalized than us, whether that means standing for strippers’ rights if you’re not a sex worker, or respecting full service sex workers if you’re a dancer. Punching down at people who endure the most stigma will not solve the systemic misogyny that trickles over to pole dance in general. To learn more about how Pole Dancers can be allies, visit our Sex Work Advocacy page.




Are Men/ Trans people/ Gender Non-Conforming folks welcome?


Yes! We are feminine in energy, not biology. We welcome all gender identifications who feel drawn to exploring this art.





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(812) 369-0811

418 S COLLEGE AVE

BLOOMINGTON, IN 47403