Burlesque dancing lets you feel sexy while working out, like swimming laps while wearing nothing but a bathing suit. Flex and flaunt with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$15 for a 60-minute burlesque workshop (a $30 value) on one of the following dates:
- March 3
- March 10
- March 17
- March 24
- March 31
- April 7
- April 14
- April 28
$25 for three starter classes including one beginner pole-dancing class and choice of two more from the following class types: belly-dance, ballet, or kettle-ball (a $55 value)
During the burlesque workshop, which meets at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, students learn the basics of burlesque, including shimmies, chair techniques, and floor work, culminating in a choreographed routine. With the second option of this deal, customers can choose any three fitness classes of their liking, including classes such as kettlebell, pole dancing, and belly dancing. To see a class schedule, click here.
Shimmy Shimmy Dance Studio, Inc.
When she was 15, Heather had already been dancing for a decade, and she vowed to one day open her own studio. Later, while in school for interior design, she took her first-ever pole-dancing class and found it was love at first twirl; she installed a pole in her own home that very afternoon. Though she worked for a while as a professional designer, she felt compelled to step away from decorating other people's homes to pursue her teenage dream, swathing her newly opened studio space in hot-pink paint and floor-to-ceiling mirrors. Today, it's a go-to hub for novice dancers of all ages, sizes, and experience levels and for barber's poles looking to switch careers. While Heather and three other instructors teach belly dance, aerial technique, burlesque, and fitness classes, though Heather's main passion still lies with pole dancing. She finds it rewarding to watch as students—who currently include spinners in their 60s—break past mental blocks to do moves they never thought possible. She grins each time her students report that they're feeling stronger and healthier just doing everyday tasks, like buying anvils at the grocery store. "I don't feel like it's a job," she says, noting the supportive environment created by her students and the joyous bachelorette and birthday parties—where, she maintains, the older guests always turn out to be wilder than the 20-somethings. "It feels like I'm hanging out with friends."