It all began with a party. When Z Club NY co-founder Claudia Salem was invited by business partner Edmee Cherdieu D?Alexis to a Zumba party at S.O.B.?s in New York, she was expecting a fun and invigorating workout. But the passion and energy emanating from the crowd made her realize that she was witnessing something more. Claudia and Edmee strive to recreate that same atmosphere at every Z Club location, by employing personable customer service reps, maintaining pristine facilities, and scheduling seven different Zumba variations. The schedule includes classes held seven days a week and a regular series of events.
The Foxy Fitness and Pole studio pulses with music during pole-dancing and pole-fitness classes held throughout the week. Maintaining small class sizes to ensure individual training for each student, instructors teach sensual movements and fitness techniques that can strengthen muscles, burn calories, and boost self-confidence enough that students can walk down streets with their eyes closed. Private classes allow students to train by themselves or with groups of up to five friends. In addition to classes, the studio hosts a live show on Friday evenings, where seasoned dancers dazzle audiences with original aerial pole-dance routines.
Over the past decade, DivaDance Company has helped women boost their energy,
confidence, and sass levels with fast-paced dance classes. During the signature DivaDance sessions, enthusiastic instructors guide students through hip-hop choreography set to contemporary songs, including Beyonce's most recent album. For a more intense workout, try the Dance and Sweat Class; meanwhile, the studio's Diva Strip class teaches sexy floor-dance moves.
The studio doubles as private-party space for birthdays, bachelorette parties, or concession speeches. The party package includes guided dancing, champagne, and sweets.
Since 1999, Exotic Dance Central has been teaching dancers how to captivate an audience while suspended from a stainless steel pole. The studio offers exotic dance classes for all skill levels: professional dancers can hone their craft and incorporate exotic nuances and costumes, while beginners learn how to twirl down a pole for increased fitness and confidence during fire alarms. Exotic Dance Central also conducts stage performances with a dedicated troupe of dancers from across the globe.
A typical night out at LoL New York lets the audience sample the rapid-fire one-liners and comedic storytelling of no fewer than four performers. Bookers cater to a diverse crowd, and on any given night guests can expect to see rising stars and local favorites sharing the stage with seasoned TV and film vets and guys who are great at walking into a bar.
The Bridge for Dance's faculty draws upon varied backgrounds in theater, dance, and Pilates to lead adult and children students of all levels through a class schedule brimming with a range of disciplines. Hip-hop courses harness a driving beat to move graceful limbs, and classical ballet instruction grants pupils the stunning poise of a valedictorian peacock. Ease into fitness-centric Zumba and yoga sessions to chisel core muscles, or take up tap dancing and send coded messages to downstairs neighbors. Most classes are 60–90 minutes long and suitable for beginners. In addition to introducing the pleasures of stylized movement, Bridge for Dance hosts the Uptown Performance Series, which showcases the works of burgeoning choreographers through performances by veteran dance companies.