Today's Groupon offers a pole-based exercise more effective than 1920s pole sitting, more energizing than pole-vaulting, and more sensual than polenta. Choose one or both of today’s options from Pole & Body on West 96th Street:
- For $10, you get one beginner’s pole-dancing workout (a $25 value).
- For $150, you get a two-hour private pole-dancing party for 15 friends (a $300 value). There is a minimum of 15 women for the party and an additional fee of $20 per extra person.
The beginner series classes at Pole & Body are designed to teach foundational pole moves and condition upper-body strength in aspiring pole-mavens. 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. Pole dancing promotes body control and balance, flexibility, and grace. The small class size (no more than four–eight students) means individual attention, which in turn will mean more eyes on you during impromptu street-sign shimmies.
Alternately, pole parties are ideal for bachelorette parties, birthdays, and “brand-new platforms for the community theater” celebrations. Parties are held at the Pole & Body studio on Friday and Saturday evenings from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Your two hours of studio time allot a half hour for mingling and refreshments, an hour of beginner’s instruction, and another half hour for taking pictures, showing off, and anti-gravity pole fights. Check out the schedule for class times and party dates, then call ahead to reserve your class or party. Be sure to read the guidelines on proper attire before your session, lest you show up to the studio clad in an embarrassing mascot costume or an inappropriate Star Trek security-officer uniform.
Customers must be at least 18 years of age and must be under 200 pounds. Must reserve party at least one week in advance. Classes and parties are non-transferable.