Bellissima Studios promotes the concept that all women are beautiful. Offering dance and fitness classes that encourage women to embrace their femininity and sensuality, it’s virtually a girl’s playhouse. Founder and president of Bellissima Studios, Sharon Gray talks about the Great Date, a Valentine’s Day promotion, and how to star in your own video. Read what she has to say.

Tell me about the studio and the services you offer.

At Bellissima Studios, we promote self-esteem and self-confidence. I came up with the name Bellissima because it means beautiful in Italian. Five years ago, I wanted to do something different that would make me feel beautiful, inside and out. I took a pole-dancing class and felt more confident, sexy and even released my inner goddess.

I decided to teach other women who had the same desires and came up with this concept for a girlfriend playhouse.  We offer pole clasess, Zumba fitness, Hula Hoop, yoga and we have a boutique.

We also have an Ooh-La-La Room where women relax and chat after class. It’s an outlet for them to get away from the mundane and the rat race. It’s a getaway without having to actually go away to feel good about themselves. Women escape the rigors of work, family and responsibilities and enjoy returning to a time when playing dress up and being a “girl” were their only worries.

It’s fitness with a twist and the studio’s décor is so girly.

What types of special events do you have at Bellissima Studios?

There are girls’ night out parties, bachelorette parties, whatever occasion parties and birthday parties. Annually, we have a Valentine’s Day weekend promotion called The Great Valentine’s Date. Women are taught a pole and a chair (lap dance) routine and they select a sexy outfit. Unsuspecting husbands and mates are invited to an intimate 30-minute session where they are treated to a performance. It starts on February 10. Practice dates are February 10 and 13. Performances can be reserved for a 30-minute sessions for February 14 through 16.

Husbands act like it’s the Super Bowl. They are always so happy and want to know how they can sign their wives up for additional classes. Women say their husbands can’t stop talking about it.

The second annual event is during Father’s Day. Women are taught a dance routine and they star in the video. The video is tailored to fit her personality and style. It beats the traditional tie and soap-on-a-rope Father’s Day gift.

What can we find in the boutique?

We have Tyler scented candles, which are available in a variety of scents that have fun names: Babydoll, Diva, High Maintenance, Platinum and Girly Girl. We also have jewelry, photo albums, Brava pasties, edible panties, cleavage tape, and pole fitness attire.

Bellissima Studios is located in Lilburn, GA at 550 Pleasant Hill Road and can be found by visiting

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