Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for three burlesque chair-dancing classes ($54 value)
- $29 for five belly-dancing or kettlebell fitness classes ($60 value)
- See the class schedule.
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."
89% of 57 customers recommend
“I went to shimmy shimmy tonight with my sister and my best friend and we had the best time! I didn't feel judged or pressured at all to hold certain poses if I...”
“I went to shimmy shimmy tonight with my sister and my best friend and we had the best time! I didn't feel judged or pressured at all to hold certain poses if I couldn't do it. I would recommend this highly! The instructor was amazing :) ”
“It was so much fun!!”