Are you looking to find a community of vertical arts lovers in Manhattan? Are you finding it hard to track down the locations of pole studios in this humongous city? We have some great news for you…
Even though a couple of studios have shut down due to the pandemic, there’s still no shortage of pole dancing classes in NYC.
In this article, we’ve rounded up some of the best pole studios within the Manhattan area of NYC. This list should help you take the guesswork out and get straight to it. You are spoilt for choice!
Let’s dive in…
Body & Pole
Founded by Kyra Johannesen and Lian Tal Lebret in December of 2009, Body & Pole began as a small home-run pole practice and has since grown to be the largest pole and aerial studio in New York City with a space of over 10,000 sq feet.
They offer weekly intimate classes in Pole, Silk, Hook, Flex, and Core with their world-renowned instructors. The pole classes are broken down into levels 1 through 4 with various spins, floor work, dance movement, and conditioning exercises being taught on each level.
As a new learner, you’ll be introduced to the fundamentals of pole with an intro to pole course. You’ll then proceed to beginners level 1 and eventually progress to the rest of the levels.
You don’t have time to get to the studio? Body & Pole offers online classes. They have over 500 online videos in pole levels 1,2 and 3 with more being updated weekly. They also offer live classes with their own instructors and guests from all over the world. The online training program’s designed to help you maintain a balanced schedule. Sign up to start your 14-day free trial today.
If your dream is to become a pole instructor and a performer, the studio has you covered too. It has a year-long development program where you’ll be mentored, supported, and empowered by some of the most popular athletes and performers in the pole industry.
You should, however, be committed to working between 16-18 hours a week at the studios. In return, you’ll receive unlimited sign-up access to the studio for the whole year among other perks.
Apart from work-study, they also run workshops and traincation programs. Learn more about these on their website.
115 W. 27th St, New York, NY 10001, United States
|First visit package ( first 5 classes)||$99|
|Open workout membership||$139||-Access to unlimited workouts – 10% off space rentals|
|Monthly membership||$475||-free 3 months access to online classes-10% class packages, open workouts, official B&P merchandise, space rentals and private.-8 guest passes.|
Foxy Fitness and Pole Training Studios
Foxy Fitness and Pole was established in 2011 by Ashley Fox and Virgil Avery. They aimed to help students explore the art of pole dance while building strength and endurance. It has locations in New York and New Jersey.
At Foxy, you’ll learn the athletic and artistic aspects of professional pole dancing from the award-winning, highly trained instructors.
You can learn these aspects in group, private or semi-private classes.
The group classes are intentionally limited to a few students per session to allow for personalized training. The private and semi-private classes allow you to choose your desired instructor and to customize your sessions as per your needs.
You can also choose to take up online zoom classes with them. You’ll learn various moves that require pole in different level combinations as well as flexibility moves that need no pole.
The studio also provides certified training to individuals that want to be professional instructors.
Celebrate your occasions with Foxy. You can enjoy in-studio parties with performances from them. Alternatively, they can bring their poles wherever you are.
355 7th Ave #306, New York, NY 10001, United States.
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Zack’s Dance Loft
If you are looking for a pole fitness program that’s uniquely different from the typical workouts, try Zack’s Dance Loft. It is a pole dance studio as well as an events venue for weddings, corporate events, and parties. The venue was featured in New York Magazine as the best in NYC.
At the studio, you will learn a combination of climbing, spinning, swinging, and twirling pole moves. Their introduction to group classes is one of a kind.
You will be given a ‘taste’ of the dance while tasting a variety of wine selections and enjoying a complimentary open bar. Introductions to pole are held on Thursdays.
You will also enjoy an open bar as you attend your private classes in a stress-free private room at no extra charge.
What’s unique about this studio?
- the pole classes are offered 7 days a week with the inclusion of holidays
- you enjoy complete privacy without extra cost
- classes are 1 hour long
- you’ll be entitled to free makeup classes within 48 hours incase of a no-show situation.
Why not start by pulling up at one of Zack’s happy hour events? It involves a pole dance class and an open bar afterwards!
35 W 38th St, New York, NY10018, United States.
|Introduction to pole dance||$45|
|3 consecutive classes (first timers)||$120|
|3 consecutive classes (for returning clients)||$75|
Happy Hour Pole Dance Class
Life of The Pole
Life of The Pole is a 3 in 1 lifestyle brand. It comprises an apparel line, lifestyle magazine, and a fitness complex in New York City. The brand was founded by Likeita McGrier. She was dedicated to changing societal perceptions and stigma around women in the exotic dance industry as well as pole enthusiasts.
The fitness complex is located in the heart of New York City. It offers a variety of classes including pole fitness, Zumba, Bikram yoga, and boxing, in a safe learning environment.
Their pole fitness classes are meant to ‘redefine your sexy’. They allow you to exude confidence, athleticism, and your sensuality while toning and losing those extra pounds.
The classes include: pole prep, pole mechanics, simple spins class, The Art of Seduction, sexy sweat among others. They are broken down into beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. The duration of each session is 90 minutes.
Be ready to be empowered by the certified, professional instructors at the complex. They’ll help you set realistic goals as you build on skills and techniques. Their facilities are clean, spacious, and eco-friendly. Regardless of your fitness level, expect to have a fun experience at Life of The Pole fitness complex.
1441 Broadway 3rd floor, New York, NY 10018 United States
|Introductory promotion (new students)||$25|
|Classes A la carte||$35|
|Bundle of 3 classes||$105|
|Bundle of 6 classes||$210|
|Bundle of 9 classes||$420|
Pole to Pole Fitness East Harlem, NYC
For Jen Rivera, Pole to Pole Fitness started as a dream to introduce pole to the ladies of Middlesex county. She wanted to help them grow, build their confidence, and be empowered by each climb. The dream turned into a 400 sq ft. studio in 2013. It has since grown to one studio in New Jersey and two others in New York City’s Staten Island and East Harlem.
The business strives to equip adults of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds with knowledge of pole fitness in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
Their classes are designed to meet you at your level of ability. They have group as well as private and semi-private classes. They believe that every workout session should be different and interesting. You will learn everything about pole from climbs to inversions.
You’ll start with a pole introduction course after which you can decide on the type of membership package to take.
In the crowded classes of Manhattan, it is common for students to share poles. This is, however, different for Pole to Pole studio. You will receive personalized instructions as the institution believes in working with small groups of between 7-10 people per session. This is to give you maximum attention and more pole time.
419 E 116th St, New York, NY10029 United States.
|Intro to pole||$30|
|5 classes package||$190|
|30 day unlimited||$315|
|4 classes per month||$100|
|8 classes per month||$160|
|Unlimited classes per month||$220|
La Femme Suite
La Femme Suite has been running since 2009. It is a premier studio that offers pole classes, workshops, and parties. The pole classes are intended to build your body strength, boost your confidence and keep your body sexy and fit.
Instructions are personalized at the studio.
You will be taken through an intense 6-week workout program starting from beginner’s level through to advanced. The highly skilled and professional instructors will start by analyzing your body and ability level.
This is to help you design a fitness routine so that you realize your set goals as fast as possible. They’ll teach you the best techniques, motivate and keep you on track until you reach your goals.
You can pay for single classes as you go or enjoy the designed class packages.
The studio is open every day of the week. To reserve a class, you’ll need to book online first. All bookings are non-refundable upon class cancellations. However, you’ll be entitled to rescheduling.
You can pay for classes by cash, Visa and Mastercard, Discover, America Express, debit cards, and all other cards. For more details, visit their website.
2364 Adam Clayton Powell Jr, Boulevard, New York, NY 10030, United States.
Single class @ $35
|5 class package||$149|
|10 class package||$249|
|20 class package||$300|
Taking Beginner Pole Dancing Classes NYC
Beginner pole dancing classes are a great way to get started in the sport. They offer a supportive and welcoming environment where you can learn the basics without feeling self-conscious.
Beginner classes typically start with a warm-up, followed by learning basic spins and moves. As you progress, you will learn more advanced techniques. While pole dancing is primarily a workout, it can also be an incredibly sensual and empowering experience.
Most studios offer beginner-level classes, so you can find one that’s right for your skill level and goals. And with classes offered at convenient times throughout the week, there’s no excuse not to give pole dancing a try!
We hope you find this article helpful and that soon you’ll join one of these wonderful and supportive pole dance communities. Be sure to check out our posts about finding the perfect pole dancing outfit and some good pole grip! Happy dancing!
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