- $25 for an Intro to Pole Dancing class at New York Pole Dancing
- Learn a short choreographed routine
- Unconventional exercise
- Combines elements of ballet, yoga, and striptease
- Enliven your love life, tone up your curves, and build confidence
- Small class sizes
- Patient, skilled instructors
- Two locations: Hell’s Kitchen and White Plains
- Register and view schedule online
- Book your class 48 hours following registration.
Citysearchers give New York Pole Dancing four stars, while Yelpers give it a perfect five: > * …the atmosphere is relaxed and fun…through these classes, my strength has improved and my abs have never looked better. – drkmindfit, Citysearch > * The instructors are all really passionate about what they do and it’s completely contagious. – bhazey, Citysearch > * The advanced students have been so supportive of my progress, and have offered tips on how to improve any weaknesses…The support of the students here really sets NYPD apart from other studios, and creates such a great, encouraging atmosphere. – srgause, Citysearch
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.