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Ajia believes that dance fitness is one of the most fun and efficient ways to get in and or stay in shape. As an AFAA & Zumba certified Group Fitness Instructor with over ten years of dance training in jazz, hip hop, salsa, samba, west african, congolese, and pole dancing, Ajia's appreciation for all types of dance and its physical, mental, and emotional benefits is what motives her to encourage all people, from all fitness levels and dance backgrounds to let loose and be active without feeling self-conscience. Not only is she a pole dance and super sexy zumba instructor at Shockra, Ajia has performed in various NYC venues in NYC and with dance companies across the nation, including being one of the sambistas of Oba Oba International in Los Angeles and one of the west african dancers of Abeo Drummers and Dancers here in New York City; and Ajia has provided hip hop choreography for underground R&B artist Lafonda's live shows and music videos. Her enthusiasm for the art of movement and fitness shines in her classes and all are welcomed to come out and dance!

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People are saying...

“Shockra Studio is amazing and full of diverse classes taught by encouraging teachers. I have had the pleasure of taking pole dancing classes with Ajia the last couple of months. A talented dancer always smiling and excited to be there, Ajia delivers a fun nonjudgmental environment that invites you to let loose and express yourself. She is extremely attentive to your needs and tailors her classes to your level – making it unintimidating and accessible. Classes begin with a warm-up, followed by conditioning work, pole instruction/choreography and ends with time to free style (I love the time to freestyle at the end of class because it really allows you to integrate everything you have learned and make the moves your own.)! Ajia’s classes have helped me improve in strength and confidence significantly. Key to this is her dedication to her students. She is always available during class for questions and assistance but goes the extra mile to work with you outside of class time. I can’t begin to count the times she has spent talking to me before or after class about training tips or new things I can work on. A great teacher with so much to offer, I couldn’t ask for better support and would highly recommend Ajia's classes! “

“I first started with a 1 time workshop at Shockra, to test things out...I fell in love. I have been taking pole with Ajia for a little more than a month now, and I just can't get enough of it! Pole is a really fun workout, you challenge our body to do new things and move in a new way that makes you feel and look really sexy. since I've taken the class, I got more flexible, more core and arm strength (aka sexier body , haha) and all that really fast! It's not the easiest thing, but Ajia is just so nice, smily and encouraging, she will really take time to help you out and give you good tips to get you where you want to be. She is such a sparkle to be around, funny and adorable. It's nice after a long day to come and play at Shockra!

“This place is great. The setting is very intimate and you feel comfortable jumping right into any class there. I especially love and adore my pole instructor Ajia. She really knows what she is doing and I would highly recommend her if you are looking to take pole dance lessons. She explains pole techniques very well and after only three sessions she has taught me to actually climb the pole and do many other fun moves! Ajia's energy and wonderful talent really has made my pole dancing experience well worth it. I went there to rebuild my sexiness and confidence and I can truly say I have done that while having a blast all at the same time."

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