Toni Petroski - Belly Dance Instructor
Toni is a Professional Vintage Oriental Belly Dance Teacher & Performer based in Central Pa. As a former member of Troupe Miraj and the current Director of the award winning Troupe Hayati, Toni is known for her Dynamic Performances and Eclectic Choreography. After discovering Belly Dance in 1983, she immersed herself in the dance by taking classes with one of the Matriarchs of Belly Dance, Jadaya. Toni has traveled all over the East Coast studying with the many of the Masters such as Suhaila Salimpour, Zahra Zuhair, and Morocco, as well as keeping abreast of what is new by attending workshops and intensives. In 2011 Toni brought us the Belly Dance Lounge, Central PA’s only showcase of talented belly dancers, musicians and other skilled performers hosted by Harrisburg’s cutting edge arts center, Stage on Herr. Her belief is that Dance should come from your heart and soul….bringing emotion and power to each performance.
Mariah Gilbert - Certified Pole Instructor
Mariah first discovered pole in 2015, and immediately knew that this was an incredible community that she wanted to be part of. With every class, her passion for pole grew, and she became a Discoveries Dance Certified instructor in November 2016. There's so much joy in teaching her students about how amazing pole is, and watching them discover strengths they never knew they had. It has been a humbling experience for her so far, and her goal is to give each and every student attention and focus during class to help them grow. The positivity and support in this community is overwhelming, and she's thankful every day to be part of this fantastic group of people.
MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS
Jamie Servacek - Certified Pole Instructor
Jamie fell in love with pole dancing 4 years ago and has been teaching for 3 years. She got her start to the fitness world through competitive cheerleading, and started poling as a way to keep in shape after she retired from cheerleading. Jamie’s favorite part of teaching is watching her students grow. She takes a very hands-on approach to teaching and strives to give one-on-one attention to every student, even in a full class. She is a Discoveries Dance Certified Instructor. In her time off the pole, she is a registered nurse in the emergency department. Jamie teaches Invert Workshop, Heels Over Head, and Level 1.5 throughout the week at SHS. She is also available for privates and parties!
Ronya Martel - Ballet Instructor
Ronya holds a B.A. in Technical Theater with an emphasis in Dance from I.U.P. Having received certifications as a Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer and now in her 27th year of coaching, she continues to take classes, do workshops,
and reads trade journals to stay on top of new research developments and best safety practices for her students. She is also currently a certified coach and judge through Twirling Unlimited; coaching at various camps and clinics annually as well as judging all types of competitions from local to international events.
Throughout her competitive career as a dancer and baton twirler, Ronya has held numerous pageant and competition titles including regional and national titles. She has also been invited to perform all over the world as a Goodwill Ambassador representing the United States in both twirling and dance.
Ronya loves to share her passion of dance, baton, and fitness with students of all ages and owns a school in New Bloomfield, PA allowing her to do so.
Nancy Cernic - Harts of Fire Youth Coach & Stretching Instructor
Nancy began her fitness journey in 2005 at the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied under and taught with exercise , martial arts, and self defense instructors from around the world. She has earned certifications in boxing, kickboxing, and self defense instruction under Master Curtis Smith and has also earned a black belt in Chinese martial arts. After moving to Central PA, Nancy had the incredible fortune of discovering Spinning Harts, where she fell in love with both pole and her new family at the studio. Nancy has a passion for helping people discover their own love of fitness, and making sure that her students always get a good workout and a good laugh during her classes.
Shanrica Ransome - Certified Pole Instructor
Hi, my name is Shanrica (Rica for short), and I have been pole dancing now for a little over a year. In this short time, I have completely fallen in love with any and everything pole. I admire the strength, confidence, and security that pole has a way of bringing out in women and men alike. Pole has been such a wonderful outlet for me, one that quickly became a passion.
My goal as a pole artist is to continue training, competing, and teaching pole dance fitness as well as gaining knowledge, skills, and techniques by attending workshops, trainings, and events all over the US. I hope to inspire others to find their personal passions whether it's on or off the pole.
As an instructor, the safety of the individuals I teach come first and the reason I obtained my certification in pole dance instruction. I am also CPR/First Aid/AED certified for both adults and pediatrics
Tami Hartman - Co-owner of SHS and Certified Pole Instructor
I began my pole journey in the winter of 2011 and immediately fell in love. As a 52 year old mother and grandmother, I found this sport to be both exciting and empowering. It's an all over body work-out that leaves you feeling empowered both physically and mentally. As our passion for the sport grew, we decided to share our new discovery with others and Spinning Harts was soon born. I am a certified pole instructor through Discoveries Dance and I am currently working on my group fitness certification. We truly hope you join us in your fitness journey and we look forward to meeting you.
Heather Hartman - Co-owner of SHS and Certified Pole Instructor
I’ve always had a passion for dance and it’s been an integral part of my life. After studying ballroom and belly dance, I found
Pole in January of 2011. I took my first class alongside my sister, Tami, and we immediately fell in love. My goal in each of my classes is to show, by example, how beautiful everyone is and how they can build inner confidence and empowerment through pole. From personal experience, I know that pole can be a life changing journey.
With the love and support of our family, Tami and I decided to open a Pole studio and in March of 2015 SHS was born. Not
long after, I was certified in pole instruction thru Discoveries Dance. Juggling a full-time programming career, family and our pole family can at times be quite challenging, but I have found that it only makes each moment together all the more precious.
I feel extremely honored to have opened SHS along side of my beautiful sister and to share this passion… this love, with all
who choose to walk thru our doors.