Instructor Certification Program

Embodied Pole + Floor Dance Training

Join us for a deep dive into exotic movement, proper pole technique, progressive teaching methods, and student connection.

Our mission is to create a community of vibrant educators to empower women around the world using the Dollhouse method.

The Dollhouse Fitness Teacher Training will provide you with the tools you need to become an inspiring leader with a deep knowledge of exotic movement, proper pole technique, progressive teaching method, and student connection as well as ongoing support to continue the learning process throughout your pole journey.


The Dollhouse Fitness

JANUARY 2024 | Floor Dance Certification

January 6-7 | Saturdays 1pm – 5pm | Sundays 10am – 2pm
January 13-14 | Saturdays 1pm – 5pm | Sundays 10am – 2pm
January 20-21 | Saturdays 1pm – 5pm | Sundays 10am – 2pm

Become a Certified Floor Whore!

Join Dollhouse founder, Traci Hauptman, for an extensive exploration of all things down & dirty in our Floorplay 1 Certification.

Learn the fundamentals of our signature slinky style as you work your way through our Floorplay 1 curriculum with our Headmistress herself. You will leave this intensive with a deep understanding of sensual movement, proper technique, and progressive teaching methods through the lens of Dollhouse philosophies.

Certification is a cocktail of curriculum breakdown, movement exercises, and teaching practice over 2 weekends (16 hours) of juicy Floorplay. Students will receive a training manual, comped classes for additional study, Certificate of Completion, and a Certified Floor Whore top.

*This is a non-pole sensual movement training designed to give a deeper understanding of Dollhouse philosophy, practices, and curriculums for those who want to deepen their sensual movement practice and/or wish to teach sensual movement, completion of the program does not in any way guarantee employment or consideration at Dollhouse.

Contact us for payment plan options.

“I’m so glad I did this program because it has enriched my life so much.”

“Before Dollhouse Certification I had no experience teaching so I was nervous about not being able to properly and efficiently teach a class.

Not only did Traci and Chelsea thoroughly explain how to do exactly that for every level 1 element, but they also provided all of us with an extremely well-thought-out and detailed instructor handbook that we’re able to refer back to whenever we need to review anything. It’s been almost 2 years since I started teaching and I still refer back to it when I need to!

Because of this, I felt sufficiently prepared to teach my own classes, create my own choreography, and teach proper and safe techniques.

One of my biggest takeaways from the program, and a big way it changed my life, is the amount of confidence being an instructor has provided me with. I love that I now can teach and speak in front of a room filled with people, be myself, and have fun doing it. It’s been very empowering.

It has also helped level me up my own dance practice and helped me discover who I am as a dancer!

My absolute favorite thing about teaching is getting to see people come to their first class feeling shy and intimidated and watching them grow into confident dancers and people…and of course, seeing their journey into wearing sluttier and sluttier clothing 😉

Getting to share my love for Pole has been so fulfilling, and on a completely selfish note I’m so glad I did this program because it has enriched my life so much.”

Taylor Bartram


Traci Hauptman

Traci Hauptman

Owner, The Dollhouse Fitness

Hello, my name is Traci and I am a reformed party girl and sugarholic.

While I have chosen to leave my toxic lifestyle behind, I refuse to live a life that is anything less than indulgent. I am a lover of food, music, animals, dance, sex, nature, travel, heels, and big rugged men that resemble lumberjacks, but not necessarily in that order.

I began my dance journey in 2008. As a bit of a kickboxing-yogi-junkie-tomboy in a corporate, male-dominated career I was drawn to pole dancing as a way to express my feminine side.  One class and I was hooked! Impressed at the amount of athleticism involved and  shocked at how natural exotic movement came to me, I couldn’t get enough. I felt free. I felt liberated. I felt like me.

With a fresh new addiction to a not quite yet emerging industry I sought out the world’s top pole professionals and instructors to train with. Soon after, Dollhouse was born.

As the founder of the first pole studio in the area, It’s been exciting to lead the way for the local pole community by creating unique and innovative programs, producing celebrated shows, and collaborating with world-renowned pole and aerial artists to bring the hottest moves and best instruction to San Diego, all while implementing the latest industry safety practices and procedures.

My biggest accomplishment is the thriving sisterhood of supportive women that my space and philosophy has attracted. I am inspired daily by the diverse group of beauties that dance with me. Watching them grow as dancers, acrobats, and friends melts my heart. My clients are open-hearted empowered bad asses who allow little ole moi to unlock, embrace, and embody the sexy goddesses they really are. Meow.

Chelsea Swenson

Chelsea Swenson

Community Manager & Pole Daddy

I’m just a country girl in 8” heels. Born and raised in rural Virginia, I grew up hiking, camping, floating the river, gardening, riding horses, and playing in the woods. My parents raised me to be capable, confident, and un-apologetically myself. They instilled two important things in me during my childhood: 1) That I was loved unconditionally and 2) that I could do or be anything I wanted. I strongly believe this foundation of self-love and acceptance was the very beginning of my journey to find Dollhouse.

After college, I left Virginia and moved to New York City. I spent 2 years working as a graphic designer, partying in Manhattan, and learning there is a fuck ton more to life than my small town childhood had shown me. I developed a deep appreciation for diversity, culture, art, music, food, and travel. I spent two years broadening my horizons and then headed west to California. Although I have traveled extensively and lived abroad multiple times since, I now consider Encinitas my home.

It was in 2013 that I finally found Dollhouse. I was 30 years old and dealing with another devastating break-up. I was convinced I was never going to find anyone who would love and appreciate me the way I knew I deserved. Enter Dollhouse. After one class, I was not only addicted to pole, but in complete awe of this community of women who were so strong, sexy, powerful, kind, and supportive. I knew I never wanted to leave. I had found not one, but a whole tribe of people eager to love and appreciate me and who I could love and appreciate in return.

I completed our Instructor Certification in 2017 and nothing has brought me the same kind of joy as being part of the Dollhouse team. At the start of 2019, I took the position of Community Manager at the Encinitas location. It has been a dream come true to work daily on maintaining the sacredness of this community and spreadie-ing the Dollhouse messages of self-love, inclusivity, and the strength & beauty of all women.

My wish for you is that this certification not only deepens your pole practice, but also deepens the love and appreciation you have for yourself and our entire Dollhouse family!