Pole dancing was started by firefighters who believed saving lives shouldn't mean losing style, such as gracefully hanging by the ankles from rescue ladders and sliding down firehouse poles while doing the splits. Practice heroism at its most graceful with today's Groupon: for $30, you get three introductory pole-dancing classes at Diva Den Pole Dance Studio & Spa (a $75 value).
As a women-only dance, fitness, and wellness boutique, Diva Den cultivates a comfortable, pretension-free atmosphere for ladies seeking fun fitness. The Pole Dance 1 course schools beginners in the basics of pole panache and playing hard-to-get with gravity. Each one-hour class sets a fun and flirty tone with a pace each gyroscopic gymnast can follow while getting in shape. Damsels tackle a challenging all-around workout, beginning with cardio striptease warm-ups and stretching. An extensive music selection of hit polka remixes sets the tone as guests practice the pole holds, spins, postures, and floor work that form the basis for the easy-to-follow choreographed routines that follow. Diva Den eschews a set schedule, instead scheduling small classes based on students' availabilities and pole-welding prowess.