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 from Four Options
- $29 for 5 pole-dancing classes (a $70 value)
- $29 for 5 aerial-yoga classes (a $70 value)
- $49 for 10 pole-dancing classes (a $130 value)
- $49 for 10 aerial-yoga classes (a $130 value)
During pole-dancing classes, which are available for all levels and incorporate both static and spinning poles, students learn moves such as spins and climbs, eventually working up to advanced levels that form routines and incorporate inversions.
Aerial-yoga classes incorporate fabric slings into the practice of traditional yoga. Students perform floor exercises and standing exercises but also challenge themselves to balancing routines and suspended postures that use the sling as a guide. Many poses help to increase stamina and flexibility, focus the breath, and help strengthen the core and spine.
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Pick up a copy of Boise Weekly, flip open the Idaho Statesman, or tune in to Boise State Public Radio, and you might catch Ophidia Studio’s owner, Allison Holley, spreading the gospel of pole dancing. "It feels fun," she told Boise State Public Radio's Scott Ki. "It's kind of like playing on a jungle gym, and adults don't get that chance." Along with a coterie of experienced instructors, Allison casts off the bad rap of an activity that she says some see as "demeaning or degrading" in pole-dancing classes that build fitness and self-confidence in a playful atmosphere. Inside a hot-pink studio peppered with stationary and spinning poles, Allison and her crew walk students of all levels through a number of creative pole-dancing moves, beginning with spins and working up to inversions, choreography routines, and ceiling-fan impersonations.
Their expertise doesn’t stop there, though. The instructors also offer an arsenal of other sensual classes such as belly-dancing, hoop dancing, poi fire dancing, and Curvesque, which helps whittle waists and define the feminine form through fluid, dance-inspired movements. They also offer the more-traditional fitness classes of Zumba and body blast, along with yoga and its elevated counterpart—aerial yoga, which suspends students in a fabric sling hung from the ceiling.