I took my second intro class with New York Pole Dancing today and I am so hooked! It makes such a big difference to know what you're doing a bit more, and just not feel like an idiot through the routine. The spins are coming naturally and the climb is not as torturous as before. Surprisingly, wearing über high heels made it a lot easier and ... is it strange if I say more natural? I mean, let's face it, the, um, original practicioners of these moves crafted them in Lucite heels, so I think we should go with tradition.
I've decided to go with New York Pole Dancing because a) they gave me a 10% off coupon and I am cheap; and b) the scheduling is more flexible than Shockra's and I need that with this crazy life I'm currently leading. S Factor was always out of the question for me since I'm not made out of money. But I don't feel that I'm "settling" for NYPD. I prefer their fuss-free approach. I've spent a big chunk of my life dancing ballet and jazz, so I'm way more comfortable with a technical, classroom approach. I liked how NYPD just gets down to business: you warm up, you learn a routine, and you're done for the day. I would recommend S Factor for someone who's always been curious about pole dancing but is maybe a little more inhibited, because they have a really great way of drawing you out, making you feel comfortable, and easing out your inner sexpot. But if you're already uninhibited and just really want to learn this skill, I think NYPD's the way to go.
So as soon as I get the logistics sorted out, I intend to sign up for a 10-class package. I'm so excited! A tiny bit obsessed too, maybe, since I've spent the last hour looking through the videos on the NYPD website and browsing through You Tube. I actually found a video of NYPD's owner, Wendy Traskos (also pictured above) doing this jaw-droppingly sexy and skillful routine. Oh, and another mind-blowing factoid: can believe she's dancing to a song by the New Kids on the Block?! Who knew those guys could still bring sexy back?
Can't wait for my next class! Climb & Spin, here I come ...