If you thought a degree from CBS only gave skills relevant in an office, think again. Karina Paludan is currently on her last semester of the MSocSc in Service Management-program, and even though the last months have been busy with exams, Karina found time for other projects – and with the upcoming opening of ‘House of Pole’, she celebrates the creative CBS student.
Studies at CBS lead to fun, hard workout
As a CBS student, becoming a Pole Dance studio-proprietor is not exactly in the cards. But that is just what Karina Paludan has become.
When this article was written, the soon to open dance studio was bare, with craftsmen going full on getting everything ready. Monday, February 13th Karina opened ‘House of Pole’ and could start working out her first customers. With student-friendly prices and a good location (two minutes’ walk from the Forum Metro Station) she aims to establish a gathering point for a fun, hard workout.
- I got into pole dancing because it was fun. Not only is it a very effective way of working out, it’s also a game. I simply forget time and place. Here in House of Pole, the idea is that we should also simply play and have fun. The studio’s focus is on the dance-aspect of the training, so this is not the place for leather and latex, says Karina Paludan.
From heavy academia to entrepreneurial pole dancer
Karina Paludan started her pole dancing career in 2009 and though the skills as a dancer and instructor are the main focus when you own a pole dance studio, Karina has also put a lot of the skills she has acquired at CBS into play. With knowledge gleaned courses such as ‘eBusiness and Communication Management in Services’, ‘Marketing – Events and Innovation Management’ and ‘Leadership and Strategy in Service Management’ Karina doesn’t just handle her pole, but also the business aspect of becoming an entrepreneur competently.
- The whole thing is a little overwhelming right now. I originally got the idea in November 2011 and I only started working on seriously on realizing it in December. Obviously, people talk about how it’s a risky business opening the studio right now, in this economy, but this is what I want to do. This is what I’m passionate about and what I love to do, Karina Paludan says.
Sound like something for you?
If pole dancing sounds like kind of thing, then check out the possibilities at www.HouseofPole.dk. Even though the discipline is mainly a girl- and woman-ting, men are also welcome to join. And with two spacious rooms, there should be plenty of room for taking a swing around the pole.