After the American Revolution, colonies could only join the Union if one of their citizens earned a star on the spangled banner by racing Betsy Ross up a flagpole. Climb to new heights of confidence with today's Groupon to Boulder Spirals (formerly DollHouse Pole Studio) in Boulder. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get admission to any three pole classes (a $60 value).
- For $50, you get a private group lesson for up to six people (a $90 value).
Boulder Spirals' acrobatic staff liberates students' sensual sides during calorie-burning workouts on towering metal beams. Classes such as Doll-icious refine assorted skills including sultry chair and floor work, while the full-body workout of Booty Blast incorporates the dance poles and relies on each student's own body weight for strength-training and as ballast for the celebratory balloon clusters that appear at the end of class. Pole Technique Level 1 engenders all the foundational skills of pole dancing for first timers, including sensual walks, proper body mechanics, grounded spins, and basic transitions. Groups of up to six can sequester themselves in private classes for a fun, novel outing. Students are asked to rid their hands of any lotion or recently mined oil before attending scheduled classes.
The owner and senior instructor of Boulder Spirals, Sasha Viers earned a BFA in drama at New York University under the tutelage of Stella Adler. After graduating, she focused her love of movement into dance and mastered modern dance, barre technique, and lyrical jazz, among other techniques and styles. The physically demanding disciplines left her with persistent injuries that forced her to acknowledge that the pursuit of a career as a professional dancer would be too challenging. In the wake of this realization, she explored yoga and Pilates, but it was at her husband's urging that she tried pole dancing. Sasha fell in love with the blend of sensuality and strength that the art required, and she pursued that passion relentlessly, resulting in the inception of Boulder Spirals.
At her studio, she has assembled a team of talented dancers and instructors who have mastered their respective modality, be it burlesque, hip-hop, or belly dancing. The troupe has designed their courses to foster self-confidence in women of all skill and fitness levels. Their class list boasts dance-fitness classes varied enough to help students achieve almost any physical desire short of actually becoming a pole.