Sensual dance has its roots in Ancient Rome, where it was used by plebes to spice up their love lives, by legionnaires to boost their muscle tone, and by senators to express their feelings about aqueducts. Enjoy the multifarious benefits of spicy steppery with today’s Groupon to Pole & Body on West 96th Street. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get one She’s Unforgettable Valentine’s private dance lesson (a $25 value).
- For $200, 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.
During the She’s Unforgettable Valentine’s private dance lesson, students learn a simple routine they can perform at home sans pole for special someones to commemorate holidays, birthdays, and Lincoln’s birthdays. The choreography combines elements of sensual wall dance, erotic floor work, chair or lap dancing, and striptease (though you won't be shedding clothes in class). As the seductress embedded deep within makes her way to the surface, you'll engage rarely used muscles while working toward body control and balance, flexibility, and grace. The small class size (no more than eight students) means individual attention, which in turn will mean more eyes on you during impromptu airport terminal 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 beginners' instruction, and another half hour for taking pictures, showing off, and antigravity 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 inappropriate Star Trek security-officer uniform. Peek at the Groupon-specific pages for lesson and party questions.
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 nontransferable.