Exotic Dance Central

★★★★☆
We teach "Ordinary" people the "Extra-Ordinary" art of Exotic Dance and Pole Dancing for confidence, fitness, fun and empowerment.
  • 12 E 32nd St 2nd Fl

    New York, NY 10016

    Cross street: 28th Street

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  • 212-679-6792

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I threw a Bachelorette Party for my cousin here & everyone (15 girls) had a wonderful time. We left with plenty of innovative moves, funny moments & pictures (no videos), and plenty of laughs. It was such a good time. Learning how to pole

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I threw a Bachelorette Party for my cousin here & everyone (15 girls) had a wonderful time. We left with plenty of innovative moves, funny moments & pictures (no videos), and plenty of laughs. It was such a good time. Learning how to pole

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We attended as a bachelorette party. We enjoyed every second of it. The instructor, Fellany was great. For it to be a beginner class, it was a little more intense than I thought it would be. I would definitely recommend this activity.

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We attended as a bachelorette party. We enjoyed every second of it. The instructor, Fellany was great. For it to be a beginner class, it was a little more intense than I thought it would be. I would definitely recommend this activity.

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If it's something you've always wanted to try, this is a great place to do it. What a great experience! We had a bachelorette party package and our instructor was Madame Teazz. It was a lot of fun and we definitely picked up some great

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If it's something you've always wanted to try, this is a great place to do it. What a great experience! We had a bachelorette party package and our instructor was Madame Teazz. It was a lot of fun and we definitely picked up some great

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We had a blast! I signed up 5 girls as part of our bachelorette NYC bash, and we all had a blast. Our instructor was very patient, knowledgeable and professional. She also allowed the bride-to-be to show off her newly learned pole dancing

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We had a blast! I signed up 5 girls as part of our bachelorette NYC bash, and we all had a blast. Our instructor was very patient, knowledgeable and professional. She also allowed the bride-to-be to show off her newly learned pole dancing

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Ladies, I just finished 2 months of classes at EDC, and I am definately sexier than I have ever been. I find myself getting more attention just walking down that street...without platforms, than ever before. I knew that I would like the

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Ladies, I just finished 2 months of classes at EDC, and I am definately sexier than I have ever been. I find myself getting more attention just walking down that street...without platforms, than ever before. I knew that I would like the

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I've decided to try pole dancing for both fun and as an alternative form of exercise. Someone recommended EDC to me and it's the most rewarding experience ever, especially for someone like me who is a beginner without ANY dancing skills!

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I've decided to try pole dancing for both fun and as an alternative form of exercise. Someone recommended EDC to me and it's the most rewarding experience ever, especially for someone like me who is a beginner without ANY dancing skills!

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I was surprised to see some of the comments made about EDC on here. I told my friend how much fun I was having taking the classes and when she was doing some research about the school she came across this website. She called me and told me

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★★★★★

I was surprised to see some of the comments made about EDC on here. I told my friend how much fun I was having taking the classes and when she was doing some research about the school she came across this website. She called me and told me

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I had my "Not Yet 40 Birthday Party" there on May 19, 2012 and I had a blast. I had 10 of my friends there with me. One of my friends is 6 months preggers and although she couldn't get on the pole, she was able to participate in the other

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I had my "Not Yet 40 Birthday Party" there on May 19, 2012 and I had a blast. I had 10 of my friends there with me. One of my friends is 6 months preggers and although she couldn't get on the pole, she was able to participate in the other

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Very enthusiastic! This was my first (and last ) experience with this studio. The only class that I liked in there was Zumba.
Overall the athmosphere is very unfriendly and noone cares about you. I would have the same result by watching youtube classes than going to studio.

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Very enthusiastic! This was my first (and last ) experience with this studio. The only class that I liked in there was Zumba.
Overall the athmosphere is very unfriendly and noone cares about you. I would have the same result by watching youtube classes than going to studio.

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I been going to EDC for about a month now and im soooo happy I went! I LOVE that place because they know what there doing. Instructors are patient and willing to show you until you get it right. So far I had Alex and Alieesha and their GREAT. I go back tonight for sensual floorwork and cant wait; especially to see the new location. I recommend anyone to giving them a try, they will bring out another side of you where you will be happy you explored it.

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★★★★★

I been going to EDC for about a month now and im soooo happy I went! I LOVE that place because they know what there doing. Instructors are patient and willing to show you until you get it right. So far I had Alex and Alieesha and their GREAT. I go back tonight for sensual floorwork and cant wait; especially to see the new location. I recommend anyone to giving them a try, they will bring out another side of you where you will be happy you explored it.

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I called yesterday to book a party. The person I spoke to was very friendly and tried to help accomodate me for the times I requested. She told me that she would have to call the instructor and would get back to me at 3:30 today.

I didn't hear back by the alloted time so I called the stuido today at 8pm. After being on hold for 10 minutes, I was told that those times didn't exist and they couldn't help me. So I asked if the person I spoke to yesterday wrote down a note or if she might have already entered me into the "system" this woman kept referencing to. Her response was "Do you know who you spoke to, because I don't. We don't have those times available."

Obviously I'm calling a small business and I didn't find it necessary to ask for the name of the person I was speaking to . Is this place so incredibly disorganized that they wouldn't be able to figure out who was working the day before at the time I called? From the conversation I had today, I would venture to say yes. If the times weren't avaialble, I would have completely understood, but instead, they gave me this run around that was not helpful and left me with having to find a new venue.

If you want to book a party, be sure to get a name of who you are speaking to and the book it that DAY, otherwise save yourself some grief and go elsewhere.

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★☆☆☆☆

I called yesterday to book a party. The person I spoke to was very friendly and tried to help accomodate me for the times I requested. She told me that she would have to call the instructor and would get back to me at 3:30 today.

I didn't hear back by the alloted time so I called the stuido today at 8pm. After being on hold for 10 minutes, I was told that those times didn't exist and they couldn't help me. So I asked if the person I spoke to yesterday wrote down a note or if she might have already entered me into the "system" this woman kept referencing to. Her response was "Do you know who you spoke to, because I don't. We don't have those times available."

Obviously I'm calling a small business and I didn't find it necessary to ask for the name of the person I was speaking to . Is this place so incredibly disorganized that they wouldn't be able to figure out who was working the day before at the time I called? From the conversation I had today, I would venture to say yes. If the times weren't avaialble, I would have completely understood, but instead, they gave me this run around that was not helpful and left me with having to find a new venue.

If you want to book a party, be sure to get a name of who you are speaking to and the book it that DAY, otherwise save yourself some grief and go elsewhere.

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I was very skeptical going into pole dancing as a form of work out. EDC staff made it fun and very comfortable. I love the fact that they have various classes to take and at affordable price. EDC is definitely the place to be to have a fun and great work out. I am now a regular customer:-).

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I was very skeptical going into pole dancing as a form of work out. EDC staff made it fun and very comfortable. I love the fact that they have various classes to take and at affordable price. EDC is definitely the place to be to have a fun and great work out. I am now a regular customer:-).

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i loved the classes i take at exotic dance central. the instructors are all soo nice and they explain everything so well. i cant wait to take more classes!!

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i loved the classes i take at exotic dance central. the instructors are all soo nice and they explain everything so well. i cant wait to take more classes!!

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Tried the Pole Spins drop-in class for the first time last week with no experience in pole dancing whatsoever. What an amazing workout! The instructor was very patient, taking time to address any questions or concerns students may have had. She was full of energy and showed us two great spin moves and sexy "transitions". Can't wait to go back this week... I'm addicted to the pole now!

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Tried the Pole Spins drop-in class for the first time last week with no experience in pole dancing whatsoever. What an amazing workout! The instructor was very patient, taking time to address any questions or concerns students may have had. She was full of energy and showed us two great spin moves and sexy "transitions". Can't wait to go back this week... I'm addicted to the pole now!

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I have taken several courses with EDC Dance Studio. I am a continuing student who loves the professionalism and experience of the instructors. The artistic direction of Alieesah, the owner, is superb. Learning the art of pole dancing has really transformed my body and level of physical strength, and is also my new passion. I recommend this school for anyone looking for variety in their workouts (they have many different classes and courses to choose from).

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★★★★★

I have taken several courses with EDC Dance Studio. I am a continuing student who loves the professionalism and experience of the instructors. The artistic direction of Alieesah, the owner, is superb. Learning the art of pole dancing has really transformed my body and level of physical strength, and is also my new passion. I recommend this school for anyone looking for variety in their workouts (they have many different classes and courses to choose from).

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I was looking for fun night out with the girls, and could not make up my mind. We do dinner all the time, so I wanted something different. Going out dancing was on option, but again, very typical saturday. I came across this dance studio and it sounded like such a cool idea! And you can get a great workout at the same time?? SOLD. So we booked a private party, for 15 girls. Most girls have a dream to express their kinky side, we lived it! The instructor was great and people were friendly. EDC Dance Company is awesome!

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★★★★★

I was looking for fun night out with the girls, and could not make up my mind. We do dinner all the time, so I wanted something different. Going out dancing was on option, but again, very typical saturday. I came across this dance studio and it sounded like such a cool idea! And you can get a great workout at the same time?? SOLD. So we booked a private party, for 15 girls. Most girls have a dream to express their kinky side, we lived it! The instructor was great and people were friendly. EDC Dance Company is awesome!

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I can't tell you how insulting it is to read about 'pole dancing' classes and learn the trainer is a Crunch step instructor. How can you learn how to 'drop it like it's hott' from some personal trainer who's never been into a strip club?! WELL NOT HERE!!!!

I've have classes and a birthday party here and I LOVE IT!!!! The teachers are REAL pole dancers and bring ALL you need to learn how to keep yourself and MAN happy! On my way here tonight in fact for GIRLS NIGHT OUT!

If you want a REAL experience, come here! Skip the lousy imitations at Crunch and NYSC.

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I can't tell you how insulting it is to read about 'pole dancing' classes and learn the trainer is a Crunch step instructor. How can you learn how to 'drop it like it's hott' from some personal trainer who's never been into a strip club?! WELL NOT HERE!!!!

I've have classes and a birthday party here and I LOVE IT!!!! The teachers are REAL pole dancers and bring ALL you need to learn how to keep yourself and MAN happy! On my way here tonight in fact for GIRLS NIGHT OUT!

If you want a REAL experience, come here! Skip the lousy imitations at Crunch and NYSC.

Pros: LEARN FROM REAL PROS!

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I regret ever giving them a single penny...this is by far the worst pole studio I have ever been to. I've been to a lot of the pole studios in the city and all around the country and was astounded by the poor quality of instruction here.

Last year, I signed up for classes to test out the place and the trouble began even before I stepped foot in the studio. Trying to coordinate on the phone with these people was a losing battle...the inconsistent studio hours made it hard to get someone on the phone. When someone did finally get back to me, she was rude and impatient. Fine. I was still willing to give them a try anyway.

I already had pole experience under my belt, but keep in mind that you are not allowed to take more advanced classes unless you have started with them from the beginner level. Which is fair I guess, since they wouldn't want someone getting hurt. Other studios do this, but they allow testing to acess your skills and allow you to move on. But I was told that at EDC I must complete an entire cycle or take the appropriate amount of equivalent drop-in courses to take higher level courses.

So I took a few of their drop-in beginner courses, thinking it wouldn't be a bad idea to brush up on the basics. I have NEVER had such an unenthusiastic instructor in my life...she sounded like she had just woken up from a nap. In the course of 1 hour, she went over 3 mere spins. No choreography, no transitions in to the spin. Just these 3 spins. Are you kidding me? Yes, for $25 you can learn 3 spins in a very very slow paced class.

I tried a few of their non-pole dance based classes and have not fared better either. Their staff was dull and none of the instructors were natural teachers. There is a difference between simply showing a student a trick and breaking it down for them and actually TEACHING. Most of them were trained in-house and are inexperienced compared to the amazing hard-bodied pole goddesses that are teaching in places like New York Pole Dancing and SFactor.

To top off the their disappointing curriculum and instructors, you also have to deal with the coldness here. No one will really bother to learn your name and smiles from staff members are rare. You will get random ill glares from the owner though. And trying to book classes on the phone was a complete nightmare. The energy definitely spills out on to their regular students here too...there is little sense of community among the women here. No thanks.

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I regret ever giving them a single penny...this is by far the worst pole studio I have ever been to. I've been to a lot of the pole studios in the city and all around the country and was astounded by the poor quality of instruction here.

Last year, I signed up for classes to test out the place and the trouble began even before I stepped foot in the studio. Trying to coordinate on the phone with these people was a losing battle...the inconsistent studio hours made it hard to get someone on the phone. When someone did finally get back to me, she was rude and impatient. Fine. I was still willing to give them a try anyway.

I already had pole experience under my belt, but keep in mind that you are not allowed to take more advanced classes unless you have started with them from the beginner level. Which is fair I guess, since they wouldn't want someone getting hurt. Other studios do this, but they allow testing to acess your skills and allow you to move on. But I was told that at EDC I must complete an entire cycle or take the appropriate amount of equivalent drop-in courses to take higher level courses.

So I took a few of their drop-in beginner courses, thinking it wouldn't be a bad idea to brush up on the basics. I have NEVER had such an unenthusiastic instructor in my life...she sounded like she had just woken up from a nap. In the course of 1 hour, she went over 3 mere spins. No choreography, no transitions in to the spin. Just these 3 spins. Are you kidding me? Yes, for $25 you can learn 3 spins in a very very slow paced class.

I tried a few of their non-pole dance based classes and have not fared better either. Their staff was dull and none of the instructors were natural teachers. There is a difference between simply showing a student a trick and breaking it down for them and actually TEACHING. Most of them were trained in-house and are inexperienced compared to the amazing hard-bodied pole goddesses that are teaching in places like New York Pole Dancing and SFactor.

To top off the their disappointing curriculum and instructors, you also have to deal with the coldness here. No one will really bother to learn your name and smiles from staff members are rare. You will get random ill glares from the owner though. And trying to book classes on the phone was a complete nightmare. The energy definitely spills out on to their regular students here too...there is little sense of community among the women here. No thanks.

Pros: Big studio

Cons: Crappy instructors, poor management

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I have been a member for 2yrs, the owners are great, the instructors are awesome, its the best thing I've done for myself, I can't thank them enough!! Best pole dance and classes.

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★★★★★

I have been a member for 2yrs, the owners are great, the instructors are awesome, its the best thing I've done for myself, I can't thank them enough!! Best pole dance and classes.

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I've been dancing for most of my life at several studios throughout the city and wanted to try something different so I looked into pole dancing and found EDC studios online. I have to say that I am extremely impressed with EDC not solely because the classes and the instructors are great, but more so because EDC has helped me unleash my inner goddess. I feel so much more confident and sexy thanks to their classes. I love that they teach the proper techniques that help emphasize a woman's sensuality and re-define her attitude. I've been coming to EDC for several months now and have no plans of switching to another dance studio because the boost to my self-esteem along with the great curves I've acquired are something I could have not accomplished elsewhere. I'm delighted with EDC.

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★★★★★

I've been dancing for most of my life at several studios throughout the city and wanted to try something different so I looked into pole dancing and found EDC studios online. I have to say that I am extremely impressed with EDC not solely because the classes and the instructors are great, but more so because EDC has helped me unleash my inner goddess. I feel so much more confident and sexy thanks to their classes. I love that they teach the proper techniques that help emphasize a woman's sensuality and re-define her attitude. I've been coming to EDC for several months now and have no plans of switching to another dance studio because the boost to my self-esteem along with the great curves I've acquired are something I could have not accomplished elsewhere. I'm delighted with EDC.

Pros: Great Instructors

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Dancing is something I always enjoyed doing. Finding a dance school that provided a new type of dance was something I was looking for. I was amazed at what I found when I found EDC. I truly enjoy taking classes at EDC because they have given me a new form of self-expression through dance. Not only do I get the chance to find my "inner sexiness" through the different classes that they offer, I also get an ultimate whole body workout in a safe, clean, spacious, inviting environment.

EDC has knowledgeable instructors like Alieesah, who possesses a dynamic teaching style. I really like the luxury of having an instructor that is able to simplify pole dancing for the average women who has never been on a pole before in her life! The instructors are down to earth and gentle when giving directions or correcting movements. They are also patient and encouraging.

EDC also offers a variety of classes ranging from "Intro to Pole" for beginners all the way up to "Exotic Dancing Diva" for the exotic dancing expert! Who knew there were so many types of exotic dancing styles? Classes are fun, exhuberating and most definitely a stress reliever.

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★★★★★

Dancing is something I always enjoyed doing. Finding a dance school that provided a new type of dance was something I was looking for. I was amazed at what I found when I found EDC. I truly enjoy taking classes at EDC because they have given me a new form of self-expression through dance. Not only do I get the chance to find my "inner sexiness" through the different classes that they offer, I also get an ultimate whole body workout in a safe, clean, spacious, inviting environment.

EDC has knowledgeable instructors like Alieesah, who possesses a dynamic teaching style. I really like the luxury of having an instructor that is able to simplify pole dancing for the average women who has never been on a pole before in her life! The instructors are down to earth and gentle when giving directions or correcting movements. They are also patient and encouraging.

EDC also offers a variety of classes ranging from "Intro to Pole" for beginners all the way up to "Exotic Dancing Diva" for the exotic dancing expert! Who knew there were so many types of exotic dancing styles? Classes are fun, exhuberating and most definitely a stress reliever.

Pros: patient instructors, variety of classes, friendly staff

Cons: None

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I am an athletic women that snowboards and swim and wanted something other that the same old treadmill workout at the gym. That is when I found Exotic Dance Central. I have been taking pole dancing classes from them for the past 3 months now and I love it. The staff is very friendly and the teachers are patient. I strongly advise any woman looking for a fun sexy workout to try dance central inc:) I give them 5 stars all the way.

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★★★★★

I am an athletic women that snowboards and swim and wanted something other that the same old treadmill workout at the gym. That is when I found Exotic Dance Central. I have been taking pole dancing classes from them for the past 3 months now and I love it. The staff is very friendly and the teachers are patient. I strongly advise any woman looking for a fun sexy workout to try dance central inc:) I give them 5 stars all the way.

Pros: patient teachers

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EDC is hands down one of the best exotic dance studios i have been too. The instructors are very patient and definitely know how to make you work muscles in your body you probably didn't know you had. It's like going to the gym, a party and networking all in one. This dance studio will make you keep coming back because it's so much fun. You get your money's worth here. If you take one class you will come out of there knowing a whole routine that you can actually go home and perform for your partner. What I really love about this studio is you will find females of every shape, size, age, nationality. And it really makes you feel welcome and comfortable with and around other people. This place has became my home away from home. That's how great the environment there is.

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★★★★★

EDC is hands down one of the best exotic dance studios i have been too. The instructors are very patient and definitely know how to make you work muscles in your body you probably didn't know you had. It's like going to the gym, a party and networking all in one. This dance studio will make you keep coming back because it's so much fun. You get your money's worth here. If you take one class you will come out of there knowing a whole routine that you can actually go home and perform for your partner. What I really love about this studio is you will find females of every shape, size, age, nationality. And it really makes you feel welcome and comfortable with and around other people. This place has became my home away from home. That's how great the environment there is.

Pros: Dance instructors are patient and attentive to each student.

Cons: none

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I decided to take an afternoon class during the week. The first time i went to attend a class it was cancelled because none showed up (most reputable schools take your cc# to assure attendance). The next week I decided to try again and was pleasantly surprised when none was there to buzz me in or answer the phone (i guess they took the day off). Needless to say I will not be trying again since it is quite obvious they don't need the business.

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★☆☆☆☆

I decided to take an afternoon class during the week. The first time i went to attend a class it was cancelled because none showed up (most reputable schools take your cc# to assure attendance). The next week I decided to try again and was pleasantly surprised when none was there to buzz me in or answer the phone (i guess they took the day off). Needless to say I will not be trying again since it is quite obvious they don't need the business.

Pros: Pole dancing is great!!!!!

Cons: this place lacks the practices of a reputable business

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We had a blast!
I signed up 5 of my girlfriends (including the bride-to-be herself) for something fun & exciting like pole dancing.

Our instructor was patient, knowledgeable and professional. We were cluelessly twirling around and she was patient with us, showing us the moves step by step.

She also asked the bride-to-be to show off her new skills as a pole dancer, we took pictures and it was just hilarious.

I would really recommend this to all types of women - shy/conservative/modest/wild etc. It really helps bring out your inner sexx kitten and it's DEFINITELY a workout girls! Our arms were SORE for 2 days. I have a lot more respect for pole dancers now LOL

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We had a blast!
I signed up 5 of my girlfriends (including the bride-to-be herself) for something fun & exciting like pole dancing.

Our instructor was patient, knowledgeable and professional. We were cluelessly twirling around and she was patient with us, showing us the moves step by step.

She also asked the bride-to-be to show off her new skills as a pole dancer, we took pictures and it was just hilarious.

I would really recommend this to all types of women - shy/conservative/modest/wild etc. It really helps bring out your inner sexx kitten and it's DEFINITELY a workout girls! Our arms were SORE for 2 days. I have a lot more respect for pole dancers now LOL

Pros: clean studio, AC is blasted so its nice & cool

Cons: instructor could be a little more enthusiastic

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I had so much fun at my sister in law's private birthday party that we're doing it again just because. It is amazing how much work goes into the are of exotic dancing.

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I had so much fun at my sister in law's private birthday party that we're doing it again just because. It is amazing how much work goes into the are of exotic dancing.

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I've decided to try pole dancing for both fun and as an alternative form of exercise. Someone recommended EDC to me and it's the most rewarding experience ever, especially for someone like me who is a beginner without ANY dancing skills!

The pole dancing classes are excellent!
The instructor is very skilled at teaching the fundamental techniques AND she is very patient (a very valuable asset that a good instructor should possess).

I look forward to my pole dancing classes every week, my skills and confidence have improved greatly, the workout is awesome and I'm ready to upgrade to a higher level. Did I mention the Staff is very welcoming and wonderful?
I will recommend this school 100% to anyone who's considering exotic dance lessons.

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I've decided to try pole dancing for both fun and as an alternative form of exercise. Someone recommended EDC to me and it's the most rewarding experience ever, especially for someone like me who is a beginner without ANY dancing skills!

The pole dancing classes are excellent!
The instructor is very skilled at teaching the fundamental techniques AND she is very patient (a very valuable asset that a good instructor should possess).

I look forward to my pole dancing classes every week, my skills and confidence have improved greatly, the workout is awesome and I'm ready to upgrade to a higher level. Did I mention the Staff is very welcoming and wonderful?
I will recommend this school 100% to anyone who's considering exotic dance lessons.

Pros: Very good Instructors, convenient location, fun environment.

Cons: None

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I've been taking pole dancing classes now at EDC for almost 4 months. I love it! Friendly staff and instructors, and they work with you and your abilities. I know how some one stated that the first course was very beginner, but it helps you get the basics down. After that class, it's been a real workout each class. Between spinning, climbing and dancing, you definitely get a great workout and leave the class tired but feeling great.
I'd recommend EDC to anyone you wants to excel in pole or exotic dance, or just wants to have fun, burn some calories and build confidence!

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★★★★★

I've been taking pole dancing classes now at EDC for almost 4 months. I love it! Friendly staff and instructors, and they work with you and your abilities. I know how some one stated that the first course was very beginner, but it helps you get the basics down. After that class, it's been a real workout each class. Between spinning, climbing and dancing, you definitely get a great workout and leave the class tired but feeling great.
I'd recommend EDC to anyone you wants to excel in pole or exotic dance, or just wants to have fun, burn some calories and build confidence!

Pros: Great instructors

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I was surprised to see some of the comments made about EDC on here. I told my friend how much fun I was having taking the classes and when she was doing some research about the school she came across this website. She called me and told me to look at the comments because they were contradicting what I was telling her. I have been going to EDC for a few months now and I feel it was the best decision I made. The manager is extremely friendly and the instructors are very knowledgeable on whatever class they are teaching. There are three dance studios, two bathrooms, and a changing room; all of which are clean at all times. I have never had any problems while attending, the schedules are flexible and the school with work with anyone if given enough time. I am now an intermediate student and plan on continuing until I am advanced. This is a great workout and I would recommend EDC to any and everyone.

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★★★★★

I was surprised to see some of the comments made about EDC on here. I told my friend how much fun I was having taking the classes and when she was doing some research about the school she came across this website. She called me and told me to look at the comments because they were contradicting what I was telling her. I have been going to EDC for a few months now and I feel it was the best decision I made. The manager is extremely friendly and the instructors are very knowledgeable on whatever class they are teaching. There are three dance studios, two bathrooms, and a changing room; all of which are clean at all times. I have never had any problems while attending, the schedules are flexible and the school with work with anyone if given enough time. I am now an intermediate student and plan on continuing until I am advanced. This is a great workout and I would recommend EDC to any and everyone.

Pros: location

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If I could give it a 0 rating I would! My boyfriend bought a class package (4 weeks/1 class a week) for me for our anniversary and I was elated with this gift; I had a birthday party with a couple of girlfriends the year before with EDC and had a great time and was interested in pole dancing. By the first class, I was completely disappointed and annoyed. First, they made this huge deal about me not being able to attend the classes on the day my bf signed me up for- the day simply was not convenient for me and I wanted to change it. Then they told me I can change it for one day and I had to pay $35 inorder to do that. Secondly, the classes are EXTREMELY beginners. I am a trained classical dancer, so I gave the slow pace of the class the benefit of the doubt for the first class, but the pace of the class still didnt gain momentum. The teacher taught us ONE move per class- wtf! There was no way you could get a work out, unless you are beyond out of shape. On top of that, there aren't enough poles for everyone, so you have to alternate taking turns doing the moves. That cuts your session in half. The instuctor was as enthusiastic as an microeconomics professor. The thing that bugged me the most about this place, they treat you like you are in school. I felt I had my mom breathing down my neck to go to class- one day my grandfather was in the hospital (my first thought was not to call EDC and tell them I couldnt make it to class) but while I was there waiting in the operating room, the teacher called me to scold me for not coming in! and how I was going to get charged for a "make-up" class even though my bf had paid for the package in full......simply put- its a waste of time and your money. I wouldnt recommend this to my worst enemy. This place deserves a big fat F for FAIL!!!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

If I could give it a 0 rating I would! My boyfriend bought a class package (4 weeks/1 class a week) for me for our anniversary and I was elated with this gift; I had a birthday party with a couple of girlfriends the year before with EDC and had a great time and was interested in pole dancing. By the first class, I was completely disappointed and annoyed. First, they made this huge deal about me not being able to attend the classes on the day my bf signed me up for- the day simply was not convenient for me and I wanted to change it. Then they told me I can change it for one day and I had to pay $35 inorder to do that. Secondly, the classes are EXTREMELY beginners. I am a trained classical dancer, so I gave the slow pace of the class the benefit of the doubt for the first class, but the pace of the class still didnt gain momentum. The teacher taught us ONE move per class- wtf! There was no way you could get a work out, unless you are beyond out of shape. On top of that, there aren't enough poles for everyone, so you have to alternate taking turns doing the moves. That cuts your session in half. The instuctor was as enthusiastic as an microeconomics professor. The thing that bugged me the most about this place, they treat you like you are in school. I felt I had my mom breathing down my neck to go to class- one day my grandfather was in the hospital (my first thought was not to call EDC and tell them I couldnt make it to class) but while I was there waiting in the operating room, the teacher called me to scold me for not coming in! and how I was going to get charged for a "make-up" class even though my bf had paid for the package in full......simply put- its a waste of time and your money. I wouldnt recommend this to my worst enemy. This place deserves a big fat F for FAIL!!!!!!!

Pros: location

Cons: where do i start?

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Every review in here but one told the honest truth.
This is the most unprofessional place I have ever been to. My friend and I took a class to see how it measured up to classes like the other nyc pole schools and we're horrified to see that the teacher whose name has been mentioned by one of the reviewers was like 50lbs overweight and was unable to do anything but instruct us from the floor. She apparently was too heavy to even climb a pole let alone teach us anything hands on.

My friend went to the bathroom to change and it?s true, the bathroom IS a really unhygienic hole in the wall housing just a toilet and a sink shared by everyone and anyone, only to see one of the girls who had been in class and the schools owner (see video) doing something unsociable.
After class my friend told me that the owner solicited her to offer her services as a ?promoter?. She said she could find her extra work with paying male private clients so apparently this studio does more than just classes.

We?re disgusted. We expected a professional service and got what seems to be a business catering for needs of a different kind and though we will continue to find new classes to explore elsewhere this is one school we will never return to. Girls beware, this place is masquerading as something it?s not and no doubt will soon be under investigation like the rest of the seedy establishments in Manhattan.

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★☆☆☆☆

Every review in here but one told the honest truth.
This is the most unprofessional place I have ever been to. My friend and I took a class to see how it measured up to classes like the other nyc pole schools and we're horrified to see that the teacher whose name has been mentioned by one of the reviewers was like 50lbs overweight and was unable to do anything but instruct us from the floor. She apparently was too heavy to even climb a pole let alone teach us anything hands on.

My friend went to the bathroom to change and it?s true, the bathroom IS a really unhygienic hole in the wall housing just a toilet and a sink shared by everyone and anyone, only to see one of the girls who had been in class and the schools owner (see video) doing something unsociable.
After class my friend told me that the owner solicited her to offer her services as a ?promoter?. She said she could find her extra work with paying male private clients so apparently this studio does more than just classes.

We?re disgusted. We expected a professional service and got what seems to be a business catering for needs of a different kind and though we will continue to find new classes to explore elsewhere this is one school we will never return to. Girls beware, this place is masquerading as something it?s not and no doubt will soon be under investigation like the rest of the seedy establishments in Manhattan.

Cons: BAthroom, classes, trainers

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WELL, first of all I will tell you I was totally disappointed with the first and second location I frequenced. There is no need for me to dwell on the negatives about the old place; just take my word it was not good. However, that had no barring on the Instructor, because she is phenomenal. Realize, I cannot speak on any other instructor but my own, who is Alieesah. But enough of that old location BECAUSE, thank goodness, they are at a new location. The new location at 12 E. 32nd Street is 1000% nicer than the old building they used. Everything is new and inviting. WOW! there are actually three dance rooms now. The atmosphere in private, spacious, and has the perfect ambiance for the type of sensual classes conducted in each room. Mirrors are nicely placed so you can see your progress or areas needing improvement. There are actually TWO bathrooms located within the studio. The poles in all Pole Dance Classrooms are situated to allow for maximum workouts without the potential of colliding with another dancer. Oh, I believe they are also in the process of putting the finishing touches on a healthy snack bar available to students. LOOK, I think the new location is excellent and I highly recommend taking a class. You don't have to take my word for it. Go visit the place for yourselft, I am sure you will more than likely agree. We are always the first to say when something is bad and to pass on the bad news to everyone we know. But when something is good or has improved, we maybe tell one or two people and simply just keep it moving. Way to go EDC. I'm proud of you!

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★★★★★

WELL, first of all I will tell you I was totally disappointed with the first and second location I frequenced. There is no need for me to dwell on the negatives about the old place; just take my word it was not good. However, that had no barring on the Instructor, because she is phenomenal. Realize, I cannot speak on any other instructor but my own, who is Alieesah. But enough of that old location BECAUSE, thank goodness, they are at a new location. The new location at 12 E. 32nd Street is 1000% nicer than the old building they used. Everything is new and inviting. WOW! there are actually three dance rooms now. The atmosphere in private, spacious, and has the perfect ambiance for the type of sensual classes conducted in each room. Mirrors are nicely placed so you can see your progress or areas needing improvement. There are actually TWO bathrooms located within the studio. The poles in all Pole Dance Classrooms are situated to allow for maximum workouts without the potential of colliding with another dancer. Oh, I believe they are also in the process of putting the finishing touches on a healthy snack bar available to students. LOOK, I think the new location is excellent and I highly recommend taking a class. You don't have to take my word for it. Go visit the place for yourselft, I am sure you will more than likely agree. We are always the first to say when something is bad and to pass on the bad news to everyone we know. But when something is good or has improved, we maybe tell one or two people and simply just keep it moving. Way to go EDC. I'm proud of you!

Pros: New Facility, Central Location, $12 parking, Spacious Classrooms, Great Pole and Salsa Instructors

Cons: Have not found any YET at the new location. But if I do I will surely let you know

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We attended as a bachelorette party. We enjoyed every second of it. The instructor, Fellany was great. For it to be a beginner class, it was a little more intense than I thought it would be. I would definitely recommend this activity.

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★★★★★

We attended as a bachelorette party. We enjoyed every second of it. The instructor, Fellany was great. For it to be a beginner class, it was a little more intense than I thought it would be. I would definitely recommend this activity.

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

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If it's something you've always wanted to try, this is a great place to do it. What a great experience! We had a bachelorette party package and our instructor was Madame Teazz. It was a lot of fun and we definitely picked up some great moves! The instructors did a great job breaking things down and boosting our confidence to try the moves they demonstrated. They were professional and fun at the same time. Make sure the girls you go with have high comfort levels with one another because you definitely get close! A once in a lifetime experience filled with memories and laughs that will last a long time! (we were sore the next day and some of the girls had bruising just FYI).

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★★★★★

If it's something you've always wanted to try, this is a great place to do it. What a great experience! We had a bachelorette party package and our instructor was Madame Teazz. It was a lot of fun and we definitely picked up some great moves! The instructors did a great job breaking things down and boosting our confidence to try the moves they demonstrated. They were professional and fun at the same time. Make sure the girls you go with have high comfort levels with one another because you definitely get close! A once in a lifetime experience filled with memories and laughs that will last a long time! (we were sore the next day and some of the girls had bruising just FYI).

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It's a nice try writing reviews for your own company but the problem is that when visitors actually go to take the class they see how it really is.

It was supposed to be a pole dance class but turned into a belly dance class. The instructor seemed to not know the difference between the two at all. I don't know where they got her but it was like she was a beginner herself.

The studio get's way too hot even with the windows open. There is nowhere to change besides a dirty bathroom shared by the entire floor of the office building which made the girls uncomfortable. There is no proper sound system. It looks basically like the owner rented old office space and put in a pole.

The owners are pretty pushy for you to come back even though we told them we weren't impressed.

My cousin was disgusted and had her party at another pole dance venue in the Manhattan instead. For $200+ we want the real thing not amateurs.

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★☆☆☆☆

It's a nice try writing reviews for your own company but the problem is that when visitors actually go to take the class they see how it really is.

It was supposed to be a pole dance class but turned into a belly dance class. The instructor seemed to not know the difference between the two at all. I don't know where they got her but it was like she was a beginner herself.

The studio get's way too hot even with the windows open. There is nowhere to change besides a dirty bathroom shared by the entire floor of the office building which made the girls uncomfortable. There is no proper sound system. It looks basically like the owner rented old office space and put in a pole.

The owners are pretty pushy for you to come back even though we told them we weren't impressed.

My cousin was disgusted and had her party at another pole dance venue in the Manhattan instead. For $200+ we want the real thing not amateurs.

Pros: Great location

Cons: Terrible makeshift office posing as a studio, dirty mixed bathroom for whole office floors

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I threw a Bachelorette Party for my cousin here & everyone (15 girls) had a wonderful time. We left with plenty of innovative moves, funny moments & pictures (no videos), and plenty of laughs. It was such a good time. Learning how to pole dance was intriguing. Our instructore (Teazz) was great. We learned techniques of lap dancing and stripping & it was well worth the money. We got the package with the refreshments & cake (try the strawberry shortcake) which was good since we needed a drink break every so often. It is hot in that room though, that's my only complaint. Also, don't get there earlier than the 30 minutes otherwise your large group will have no were to wait since their waiting area only fits about 5 ppl comfortably. It's a regular dance studio when you get there, but they have a backroom for private parties. You have to try it & you'll become hooked!

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★★★★★

I threw a Bachelorette Party for my cousin here & everyone (15 girls) had a wonderful time. We left with plenty of innovative moves, funny moments & pictures (no videos), and plenty of laughs. It was such a good time. Learning how to pole dance was intriguing. Our instructore (Teazz) was great. We learned techniques of lap dancing and stripping & it was well worth the money. We got the package with the refreshments & cake (try the strawberry shortcake) which was good since we needed a drink break every so often. It is hot in that room though, that's my only complaint. Also, don't get there earlier than the 30 minutes otherwise your large group will have no were to wait since their waiting area only fits about 5 ppl comfortably. It's a regular dance studio when you get there, but they have a backroom for private parties. You have to try it & you'll become hooked!

Pros: Plenty of Fun for All

Cons: Hot Room, Small Waiting Area, Closes 6pm SHARP

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Ladies, I just finished 2 months of classes at EDC, and I am definately sexier than I have ever been. I find myself getting more attention just walking down that street...without platforms, than ever before. I knew that I would like the "exotic" workout because it seemed more fun than regular workouts. However, this does so much more for you. You learn to move and love your body like never before. I took the lapdance and goddess classes and saw not only myself, but my classmates transform. Those heels are MAGICAL. My teacher was awesome, and she had great music. The thing that I like the most was the lack of pretention here. Many are going to get rich off of "striptease workouts", that have celebrity appeal, but EDC will not be like that. I promise, anyof you can go there and feel comfortable and like the sexiest you ever. I will never feel ashamed of my sexuality or my shape again, and if I do, I will just do the moves I learned here in my mirror and be reminded how hot I truly am.

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★★★★★

Ladies, I just finished 2 months of classes at EDC, and I am definately sexier than I have ever been. I find myself getting more attention just walking down that street...without platforms, than ever before. I knew that I would like the "exotic" workout because it seemed more fun than regular workouts. However, this does so much more for you. You learn to move and love your body like never before. I took the lapdance and goddess classes and saw not only myself, but my classmates transform. Those heels are MAGICAL. My teacher was awesome, and she had great music. The thing that I like the most was the lack of pretention here. Many are going to get rich off of "striptease workouts", that have celebrity appeal, but EDC will not be like that. I promise, anyof you can go there and feel comfortable and like the sexiest you ever. I will never feel ashamed of my sexuality or my shape again, and if I do, I will just do the moves I learned here in my mirror and be reminded how hot I truly am.

Pros: Instruction, Class Size

Cons: No locker room

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I always wanted to try it, I will post a review when I join the dance class and see how it really is. Can't wait.

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★★★☆☆

I always wanted to try it, I will post a review when I join the dance class and see how it really is. Can't wait.

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I totally love this place. I have never taken a dance lesson in my life and after I began to gain weight I lost all confidence even in joining a gym. I attended the belly dance class for a trial and I had to stay for the entire 12 weeks session.

Seema the instructor is so beautiful and so patient. She takes her time to teach new-commers as well as older students until they all get the moves correctly. She's always encouraging us and her stretches routine have not only gotten me in better shape, but have allowed me to move all of my muscles when I dance. I feel that the movements have helped me get in shape in just 2 months going once a week. I look forward to going to this class and I love her choice of middle eastern music. I have learned to make moves with my body I have never thought possible that I can, not only use it for belly dancing, but also for Reggae/Reggaeton, Hip Hop and others. I love Seema. She's a great instructor. I totally recommend the class and this studio because of how spacious it is (not to mention is a women-only school) and the fact that every student no matter how skinny or fat they are, no one feels pressured or ashamed to try these classes.

Also the cost is very reasonable. You can buy 4, 8 or 12 classes for the level you're joining. They're also very flexible when it comes to rescheduling when and if given enough notice. Everyone that works there is really nice. I am sure I will continue to take classes there just because I feel so comfortable and after following Seema's instructions I do feel that one day I can dance just as good as she does.

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★★★★★

I totally love this place. I have never taken a dance lesson in my life and after I began to gain weight I lost all confidence even in joining a gym. I attended the belly dance class for a trial and I had to stay for the entire 12 weeks session.

Seema the instructor is so beautiful and so patient. She takes her time to teach new-commers as well as older students until they all get the moves correctly. She's always encouraging us and her stretches routine have not only gotten me in better shape, but have allowed me to move all of my muscles when I dance. I feel that the movements have helped me get in shape in just 2 months going once a week. I look forward to going to this class and I love her choice of middle eastern music. I have learned to make moves with my body I have never thought possible that I can, not only use it for belly dancing, but also for Reggae/Reggaeton, Hip Hop and others. I love Seema. She's a great instructor. I totally recommend the class and this studio because of how spacious it is (not to mention is a women-only school) and the fact that every student no matter how skinny or fat they are, no one feels pressured or ashamed to try these classes.

Also the cost is very reasonable. You can buy 4, 8 or 12 classes for the level you're joining. They're also very flexible when it comes to rescheduling when and if given enough notice. Everyone that works there is really nice. I am sure I will continue to take classes there just because I feel so comfortable and after following Seema's instructions I do feel that one day I can dance just as good as she does.

Pros: The school and instructor are amazing so the classes can be realistically learned at their pace.

Cons: The studio's restroom is outside of the studio, shared by the entire floor, so is a bit of a hassle to go get changed. But not a major problem at all.

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Exoctic Dance Central is a dance studio that specializes in the art of exotic, sensual dance, as well as the famed "pole dance." The studio is run by women for women ONLY and they incorporate the art of the dance while helping thier students to release their "inner sex kittens". It is not only a fun place to go to, but you get one heck of a workout as well!

They offer a two hour crash course in lap dancing as well as a full 6 week course on both lap dances and pole dancing. They also offer private group courses and classes, which is great for those looking to have a awesome and fun bachorlette party! Women ages 18 and up are encouraged to come by and you would be surprised at who shows up....they even have woman who are in their late 60's sign up for the classes. The instructors are really nice, fun, and professional, and most of all, very encouraging. Thier prices are reasonable and you may be surprised at how much fun you have!

So ladies, and I do mean just the ladies... sorry fellas, stop by thier studio, call them, or check them out on the web. My friends and I did, and boy did we have the best time, not to mentioned we learned a bunch of cool things to take home too.

PROS: great alternative to the gym, learn new "tricks" to take home, lots of fun!
CONS: classes fill up quickly so you might have to wait for new classes to open

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★★★★★

Exoctic Dance Central is a dance studio that specializes in the art of exotic, sensual dance, as well as the famed "pole dance." The studio is run by women for women ONLY and they incorporate the art of the dance while helping thier students to release their "inner sex kittens". It is not only a fun place to go to, but you get one heck of a workout as well!

They offer a two hour crash course in lap dancing as well as a full 6 week course on both lap dances and pole dancing. They also offer private group courses and classes, which is great for those looking to have a awesome and fun bachorlette party! Women ages 18 and up are encouraged to come by and you would be surprised at who shows up....they even have woman who are in their late 60's sign up for the classes. The instructors are really nice, fun, and professional, and most of all, very encouraging. Thier prices are reasonable and you may be surprised at how much fun you have!

So ladies, and I do mean just the ladies... sorry fellas, stop by thier studio, call them, or check them out on the web. My friends and I did, and boy did we have the best time, not to mentioned we learned a bunch of cool things to take home too.

PROS: great alternative to the gym, learn new "tricks" to take home, lots of fun!
CONS: classes fill up quickly so you might have to wait for new classes to open

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I took the StripTease Dance Course. I have never taken a class that has made me feel so revitalized as I do. They have a beautifull dance studio. The staff treated me as if they knew me for years. The instructor was awesome, she helped me to get in touch with my sex goddess deep inside, gave me a hell of a work-out and enhanced my sensuality. I Now walk with my head higher with a sweet sex appeal feeling as if Im floating on air. This class has really changed my life. I am truly addicted to this class and attend classes every Tuesday & Saturday. This is a class that every woman should take!

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★★★★★

I took the StripTease Dance Course. I have never taken a class that has made me feel so revitalized as I do. They have a beautifull dance studio. The staff treated me as if they knew me for years. The instructor was awesome, she helped me to get in touch with my sex goddess deep inside, gave me a hell of a work-out and enhanced my sensuality. I Now walk with my head higher with a sweet sex appeal feeling as if Im floating on air. This class has really changed my life. I am truly addicted to this class and attend classes every Tuesday & Saturday. This is a class that every woman should take!

Pros: Good Teachers, class cards

Cons: No Lockers

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I took a pole dancing class for 4 weeks. I can not dance and weight 185lbs. I took this class because I wanted to tone up and I was tried of going to the overcrowed gyms. I took the class, scared and nervous. On the 1st day i felt the tighening of my muscles however was very sore. I continued on every week busting a sweat and feeling stronger. This class is a great work-out, fun and exciting. I am now taking intermediate classes with the intention of taking the advance level in January. There is no stopping me now I feel too good!

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★★★★★

I took a pole dancing class for 4 weeks. I can not dance and weight 185lbs. I took this class because I wanted to tone up and I was tried of going to the overcrowed gyms. I took the class, scared and nervous. On the 1st day i felt the tighening of my muscles however was very sore. I continued on every week busting a sweat and feeling stronger. This class is a great work-out, fun and exciting. I am now taking intermediate classes with the intention of taking the advance level in January. There is no stopping me now I feel too good!

Pros: intense workout, small classes, prices

Cons: heat, pole burn

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Exotic Dance Central Inc is a place to go to learn how to dance all types of exotic dances from around the world. Not only is it sexy to do, but also a great work out. Come here and take lessons and do a sexy dance for that special guy in your life. He would love it. They offer pole dance and striptease classes, striptease aerobics, belly dance and hip hop. The classes have women of all shapes and sizes, so just go and have fun. They also do Birthday and Bachelorette parties. So do something different and try this!

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★★★★☆

Exotic Dance Central Inc is a place to go to learn how to dance all types of exotic dances from around the world. Not only is it sexy to do, but also a great work out. Come here and take lessons and do a sexy dance for that special guy in your life. He would love it. They offer pole dance and striptease classes, striptease aerobics, belly dance and hip hop. The classes have women of all shapes and sizes, so just go and have fun. They also do Birthday and Bachelorette parties. So do something different and try this!

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We have created a safe, comfortable and fun filled environment for women to explore & build their sensuality & sexual confidence through the art of exotic dance(dance styles from around the world that are strikingly and charmingly different) and pole dancing.

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