Thursday, February 03, 2011

Get Your Groupon: Exotic Dance Central

So here's my dirty little secret: Since completing the New York Marathon in November, I don't think I've run a total of 26.2 miles in the last three months. As much as I miss running, the weather in NYC has been horrid and I don't fancy freezing and potentially slipping on ice to get a few miles in here and there. I also find the treadmill dreadful. So after whipping myself into pretty good shape for most of 2010, I've allowed myself to degenerate into a hibernating little sloth ...

The only thing I can seem to get myself psyched up for is poledancing. I took a class (and suffered through it) last Sunday at Body and Pole. While I loved the studio, I wasn't too keen on the format of the class I attended, which had very little structure and had me feeling lost most of the time. I was considering taking one more shot at it when I saw today's Groupon, which offers FIVE drop in classes at Exotic Dance Central for just $45! EDC doesn't have the most stellar reviews on Yelp, but it's conveniently located near my workplace and the Groupon is such a steal that I'm willing to give it a shot. I checked out their schedule and they seem to have lots of beginner classes on their schedule with a good variety of classes. There's Pole Pleaser, which teaches the basic spins, transitional moves and floorwork; Pole Spins, which focuses on teaching beginners spins; plus intriguing Lap Dance and Chairdancing Striptease classes! I'm pretty stoked to go. So far, I still prefer New York Pole Dancing's classes to everything I've tried so far, but the Hell's Kitchen location is just a bit inconvenient for me right now. I may come back eventually but for now, I'm willing to give EDC a shot. If you'd like to get in on this Groupon deal, click here.


  1. goodluck! I hope this time you like your classes better. =) -charlie-j

  2. My friend asked me just last week if I wanted to take a pole dancing class. I told her to get me some more info and I will "consider it". I wanted to say "hell yea!" but didn't wanna seem too excited. I think it will be awesome!

  3. Elleswim - no shame in admitting you're excited to work that pole! Hahaha ... I am always excited to go to the next class! Have fun and let me know how it goes!

  4. I actually had "Consider Pole Dancing" on my list of 2010 goals, and I did NOT do it! Bah! You must must update the world on this experience. Well, especially me. I need to REConsider Pole Dancing!"

    Love that I found this lovely blog. Live it live it live it!

    Cheers, Jenny Foss

  5. Hi Jenny, thank you for stopping by! LOVE your blog too; you make job-hunting look good :-) I know I've been a bit bashful about this one goal and haven't done a full on post because I don't have any good pictures to show for it! Rest assured that one day, it will come! I really really hope you'll do this for 2011 because it is a hell of a lot of fun!

  6. I love pole dancing. I really hope I can learn about it this year. Im trying to watch videos and read blogs about pole dancing. Hope it helps me a bit. Thanks for this -Joan

    1. It really is so much fun! Thanks for dropping by, Joan, and enjoy taking your turn on the pole!

  7. I have been a pole dancer for 10 years (yes as an exotic dancer!) and it has kept me fit and made me good money, I love the fact it's going more mainstream now as it is a great way for keep fit and keeps you challenged constantly!


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