Merging the best aspects of being a firefighter and a circus acrobat creates a workout routine capable of starting fires and putting them out with a whirlwind of spicy spins. Generate a ring of fire by way of pole with today's Groupon: for $24, you get two intro classes at New York Pole Dancing (a $50 value). Groupon buyers must create an account online before redeeming their voucher, which is valid at the 52nd St. and White Plains locations.
Whether you're looking to enliven your love life or tone up your curves, New York Pole Dancing will have you arching your back as if you were a sexy, long-haired wildcat, not to be confused with the long-eared hedgehog, which is really more cute than sexy. Harness the power of your curvaceous body to build confidence and muscle tone. Intro to Pole Dancing teaches students a choreographed routine of basic pole-dancing techniques. As the seductress embedded deep within makes her way to the surface, you'll engage rarely used muscles, sometimes resulting in day-after pangs of soreness and a confident saunter.
Owner Wendy Traskos has consulted with Tony Award–winning director Jerry Mitchell and appeared on Germany's version of America's Next Top Model for her pole expertise. Wendy and her team of talented instructors pride themselves on their passion, creativity, and expertise. Class sizes are kept small and intimate to make participants feel comfortable and allow more personal attention. After your hour-long classes, you'll achieve a firm understanding of the pole and its outer workings, as well as a basic mastery of its interior A.I. circuitry. A short, choreographed routine will be etched into your memory bank, and you'll be ready for the next level. Put that pole you had installed in case you needed quick access to your superhero cave to good use. Check out class schedules here.
Wendy Traskos's career as a pole-dancing icon began with one fateful spin. Impressed by the strength of self-expression she glimpsed in accomplished pole-dancers, she tried the art for herself and was hooked immediately, so much so she has been honing her spinning skills for 16 years. Now a self-taught professional, she channels her background as a certified personal trainer and gymnast to enhance her routines. Wendy’s fitness knowledge landed her celebrity clients, including Montel Williams and Mary J. Blige, and her proficiency on the pole led Germany's version of America's Next Top Model to feature her as a dancing expert.
At NY Pole studios, Wendy passes on her spiraling prowess through her original Climb and Spin method. She believes that students should build a foundation of muscle and a repertoire of techniques as they progress to more advanced pole tricks, which require them to shed all rock-climbing gear. Her classes accommodate varying skill levels with choreographed routines, motivating participants to practice recently learned grips, climbs, and transitions. The studios also offer fitness classes, private parties, and workshops led by guest instructors such as Cleo “The Hurricane,” also known as Miss Pole Dance Australia.