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Welcome to our haven

At Happy Kiss Pole, we believe in the transformative power of movement. What began as a dream in 2014, blossomed into a haven for self-expression, exploration, and empowerment. Nestled in the heart of Gainesville, FL our studio started in the spare bedroom of our founder's home. From those humble beginnings, we've grown into a vibrant community dedicated to celebrating everyone who steps into our space through the art of pole dance.


Founded by Johanna Monserratte, Happy Kiss Pole Dance was born out of a passion for movement and a desire to create a space where everyone feels welcome. Inspired by the liberating and sensual aspects of pole dance, our studio embodies the values of haven, play, and voice. These principles guide everything we do, from our classes to our community events.

our values

Haven: Happy Kiss Pole Dance Studio is more than just a place to learn pole dance; it's a sanctuary where you can escape the stresses of everyday life and connect with your body in a supportive environment.


Play: We believe in the joy of movement and the power of playfulness. Our classes are designed to not only challenge you physically but also ignite your creativity and sense of fun.


Voice: Your voice matters at Happy Kiss Pole Dance Studio. We encourage you to express yourself authentically, whether you're mastering a new trick or sharing your story with our supportive community.

why "happy kiss"

When searching for the perfect name for our studio, I stumbled upon a birthday card from my 7-year-old niece. In delicate pencil strokes, she had written "happy kiss" on the back. Those two words struck a chord with me, embodying the essence of what I wanted our studio to represent.


"Happy" encapsulates the joyful atmosphere we strive to create—a place where laughter, positivity, and self-expression thrive. And "kiss" symbolizes the playful and flirtatious side of pole dance, coupled with the warmth and compassion reminiscent of its innocent origins.


Together, "Happy Kiss" signifies not only a space for movement but also a haven where everyone is welcomed with open arms and embraced with love.

- Johanna

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