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 deal: for $24, you get two Intro to Pole Dancing classes at New York Pole Dancing. You can snag up to two Goupons, for a total of four classes. Whether you're looking to enliven your love life or tone up your curves, the lessons 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. Combine elements of ballet, yoga, and striptease (though you won't be shedding clothes in your class) to strengthen your core and keep you limber. 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.
Classes are held at two locations, one in Hell's Kitchen, the other in White Plains. Sign up for the location that works best for you upon registration. Owner Wendy Traskos and her team of talented instructors pride themselves on their patience, creativity, and expertise. Class sizes are kept small and intimate to make participants feel comfortable and allow more personal attention. After your two 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.
- …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.