Open House Free Classes Jan 6th 2018

9am to 9:30am Zumba with Erika Ochoa

9:45am to 10:30am Strong by Zumba with Evita Castro

10:45 am to 11:15 am Belly Dance with Erika Ochoa

11:30am to 1pm Aerial Yoga

1:15pm to 2pm Zumba with Erika Ochoa


Erika Ochoa is a contemporary artist of Middle Eastern Dance, Egyptian Style in her specialty. She owns and directs Pineapple Dance Studio in Forest Park IL, since 2007. She has been teaching at The Old Town School of Folk Music since 2004 till present, she collaborates with many musicians, actors and singers. She can be seen in many Festivals around the City of Chicago. She has been featured on Time Out Chicago of April 20th of 2010. She is also a Zumba instructor since Oct of 2010.

Amy Jill fell in love with Fly Yoga during her very first class, finding it a wonderful way to enhance back health with total spinal decompression in the inversions. Incorporating stability, strength, stretching and balance, this total body workout creates a beautiful energy for mind and spirit. With 500 hours of training from yoga masters such as Paul Grilley, Judith Hanson Lasater, Sarah Powers, Elise Browning Miller and Paulie Zink, Amy did her aerial training with Jessi Rae of Wild Roots Yoga and is excited to share this art form with others. In addition to practicing and teaching yoga, Amy Jill has recorded two CDs as a professional jazz vocalist and pianist, “Something’s Coming” and “Snow, Snow, Snow, Snow”, and teaches private music lessons. She has explored many styles of dance, including belly dance and salsa. Her husband calls her “The Cat Whisperer”, because she regularly calms down scared cats at the Animal Care League in Oak Park. Other passions include gardening, cooking, traveling, Brazilian music and the Portuguese language.

Roxann began her fitness journey in 2012 right here at Pineapple Dance Studio where she took Zumba and Piloxing classes. After attending a Pink concert and seeing her perform in an aerial hammock Roxann was intrigued by the apparatus. When Pineapple Dance Studio offered Fly Yoga in December of 2013, Roxann was there for the first class and never looked back. Since then she has expanded her practice on to yoga, aerial hammocks, aerial hoop, pole, fabric flow and lyrical lyra. Her passion for the hammock continued to grow and she wanted to introduce this fun and amazing practice to others and in 2016 decided to become a certified aerial hammock instructor (which she is in the final stages of completing) Roxann’s practice has led her to discover free flow and dancing sequences with the hammocks and hopes to teach others to express their passion and dance while working out in the apparatus. She believes every ‘body’ is different and everybody at any age can experience and develop their own path to creating their aerial journey.