Pole dancing offers a pole-based exercise more effective than 1920s pole sitting, more energizing than pole vaulting, and more sensual than polenta. Go for a spin with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- C$59 for four pole or aerial-silks classes (a C$120 value)
- C$15 for one aerial yoga class (a C$30 value)
Pole-dancing classes teach students of all experience levels flirtatious moves to tone muscles and limber bodies. Aerial-silks classes lead pupils through basic climbs, knots, and safety skills on silk ropes. Aerial yoga classes use the fabric to support poses. Taxes are not included and must be paid in cash at your first class ($7.67 for the four-class option; $1.95 for the one-class option). Beginner students must start with a beginner-level class, students with previous experience must set up an appointment to determine skill-appropriate classes to take. Click here for a class schedule.
Cherry Blossom Aerial Dance Studio Inc.
Andrea Harper wears many hats, but they are all connected by a common thread—or pole, as the case may be. She is a certified personal trainer, nutrition and wellness specialist, and pole-fitness instructor, whose fascination with physical health centers around empowering spins. As the owner of Cherry Blossom Pole Dancing Studio, Andrea passes on the moves that made her one of Canada's top 16 pole dancers at Miss Pole Dance Canada 2010, leading women of all backgrounds through lessons designed to strengthen their bodies, self-esteem, and sense of rhythm. During pole-dancing classes, she and her team of instructors take pupils from the fundamentals to advanced techniques, such as convincing your brain that the floor is actually the ceiling. She limits class sizes to 7-12 students within the hot-pink-and-green studio, ensuring that everyone is able to pair up with a pole. The pole isn't the only gravity-flouting tool at Andrea's disposal, though; she also schedules courses that rely on aerial silks and hoops.
To put a personal touch on twirls, she offers parties replete with dance routines and fun props for all occasions. These soirees readily accommodate large groups and were suggested by the Ottawa Citizen as one of the top three creative bachelorette-party ideas.