Shockra Dance Studio

★★★★★
At SHOCKra Studio, "anyone can dance!" Where people go for NY's best pole and other dance classes!
  • 114 E 28th St, #2a

    New York, NY 10016

    Cross street: (Park & Lexington)

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  • 212-696-9642

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Did a two day hiphop/club crash course/workshop with Patty, and it was so awesome! Patty is a very talented instructure, who was very informative, helpful, and patient. I learned a lot from her! If you are sincerely horrible at dancing and

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Did a two day hiphop/club crash course/workshop with Patty, and it was so awesome! Patty is a very talented instructure, who was very informative, helpful, and patient. I learned a lot from her! If you are sincerely horrible at dancing and

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I was in charge of planning my cousin's bachelorette weekend in the city and thought this would be a fun way to take up some time during the day. None of us expected to have as much fun as we did.\r
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We had Maine as an instructor, who

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I was in charge of planning my cousin's bachelorette weekend in the city and thought this would be a fun way to take up some time during the day. None of us expected to have as much fun as we did.\r
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We had Maine as an instructor, who

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I have been to Shockra Dance Studio for 2 bachelorette parties as well as taking 3 6-week workshops. Most recently, I planned a bachelorette party for a friend. I wanted to give the bachelorette the best yet also wanted to be considerate

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I have been to Shockra Dance Studio for 2 bachelorette parties as well as taking 3 6-week workshops. Most recently, I planned a bachelorette party for a friend. I wanted to give the bachelorette the best yet also wanted to be considerate

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Julie is a wonderful instructor! When you take her classes you will leave feeling happy,engergized, and stronger. She has a real passion for ballet and that shows! She is very quick to praise each student and will encourage students as

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Julie is a wonderful instructor! When you take her classes you will leave feeling happy,engergized, and stronger. She has a real passion for ballet and that shows! She is very quick to praise each student and will encourage students as

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I've been taking Pole classes with Keisha Franklin since April 2012. I started the class as a very timid girl who never got the chance to feel the least bit confident and sexy. I regret not taking this class sooner. Since then I have lost

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I've been taking Pole classes with Keisha Franklin since April 2012. I started the class as a very timid girl who never got the chance to feel the least bit confident and sexy. I regret not taking this class sooner. Since then I have lost

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I just had a pole dancing class for my future sister-in-law's bachelorette party with 8 girls total and all I can say is ahhhh-mazing! There are 8 poles total in each class so be prepared to rotate in and out if you have more than 7 girls in your party.

We had the fabulous Maine teaching us everything from booty popping to pole tricks to floor work to more booty popping! I wasn't too sure who we were going to have prior to the class and was quite afraid and intimidated by the whole idea of swinging on a pole but Maine was able to make everyone in the class feel comfortable with themselves and feel like pros doing the tricks. Trust me, I was far from a pro but she broke everything down step by step so that most girls were able to catch on really quick. She's like a proud (sexy) mother who just saw her daughters graduate from college when she sees you just trying to do the tricks.

Why go to strip clubs when you can release the inner stripper within you!

Shockra Dance Studio is the way to go... small and intimate classes.
Maine is the person to get... fun, sassy, encouraging and one heck of a booty popper!

But just for caution sake... if you are doing this for a bachelorette party... try booking the class like 3-4 weeks prior to the wedding. Even though Maine made it look simple and effortless doing the tricks, as beginners, you will be sore and bruised up. And no one wants a black and blue bride! =)

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I just had a pole dancing class for my future sister-in-law's bachelorette party with 8 girls total and all I can say is ahhhh-mazing! There are 8 poles total in each class so be prepared to rotate in and out if you have more than 7 girls in your party.

We had the fabulous Maine teaching us everything from booty popping to pole tricks to floor work to more booty popping! I wasn't too sure who we were going to have prior to the class and was quite afraid and intimidated by the whole idea of swinging on a pole but Maine was able to make everyone in the class feel comfortable with themselves and feel like pros doing the tricks. Trust me, I was far from a pro but she broke everything down step by step so that most girls were able to catch on really quick. She's like a proud (sexy) mother who just saw her daughters graduate from college when she sees you just trying to do the tricks.

Why go to strip clubs when you can release the inner stripper within you!

Shockra Dance Studio is the way to go... small and intimate classes.
Maine is the person to get... fun, sassy, encouraging and one heck of a booty popper!

But just for caution sake... if you are doing this for a bachelorette party... try booking the class like 3-4 weeks prior to the wedding. Even though Maine made it look simple and effortless doing the tricks, as beginners, you will be sore and bruised up. And no one wants a black and blue bride! =)

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One word! Addiction. By my 3rd class in Absolute Pole with Keisha F. I purchased my own pole at home. It has been such an amazing experience for your mind and your body. I feel and look so much stronger. Keisha is an amazing teacher, at the beginning of every class, she's always teaching us new routines and tricks. And in the beginning, every single one of us is always shaking our heads, no... we can't do that. And guess what, we all manage to do so at some point. She provides a lot of one to one instruction with each student, pushing us to excel to the next level. I've taken several workshops with Keisha now, and she is by far one of the best pole teachers out there. Take a class! You won't regret it!

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One word! Addiction. By my 3rd class in Absolute Pole with Keisha F. I purchased my own pole at home. It has been such an amazing experience for your mind and your body. I feel and look so much stronger. Keisha is an amazing teacher, at the beginning of every class, she's always teaching us new routines and tricks. And in the beginning, every single one of us is always shaking our heads, no... we can't do that. And guess what, we all manage to do so at some point. She provides a lot of one to one instruction with each student, pushing us to excel to the next level. I've taken several workshops with Keisha now, and she is by far one of the best pole teachers out there. Take a class! You won't regret it!

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So we went for my cousin's birthday and we had an AMAZING time. I really believe it had to do with our instructor Maine, she was great! If you do go make sure you request the instructor Maine, you won't be disappointed!

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So we went for my cousin's birthday and we had an AMAZING time. I really believe it had to do with our instructor Maine, she was great! If you do go make sure you request the instructor Maine, you won't be disappointed!

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When I came to Shockra it felt like coming home. There is a warmth & friendly, inviting feeling here. \r
I have been in salsa level 1 & level 2 for more than 1 1/2 years with Jose Luis and I can't say enough good things about him. I love the way he dances first of all. His style resonates with everything I love about salsa. He is smooth, confident, clear, gentle and passionate about what he does. He gives us steps/combinations that stimulate and challenge us to learn more and yet he focuses on doing those moves well rather than just accomplishing many moves. \r
His style allows for all those delicious moments of feeling the music in your whole body that I love, and his lead allows time for the follower to interpret and express what we are feeling so we feel we are also a part of the beautiful conversation that is taking place.\r
You just like him instantly. he has that beautiful balance of being professional and focused and at once he creates a feeling of fun and joy. We get things done but we always laugh together.\r
He makes new people and veterans, like me, feel welcome and at ease to be here. I could go on...I just love coming here and it has added so much joy and beautiful friendships to my life.

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When I came to Shockra it felt like coming home. There is a warmth & friendly, inviting feeling here. \r
I have been in salsa level 1 & level 2 for more than 1 1/2 years with Jose Luis and I can't say enough good things about him. I love the way he dances first of all. His style resonates with everything I love about salsa. He is smooth, confident, clear, gentle and passionate about what he does. He gives us steps/combinations that stimulate and challenge us to learn more and yet he focuses on doing those moves well rather than just accomplishing many moves. \r
His style allows for all those delicious moments of feeling the music in your whole body that I love, and his lead allows time for the follower to interpret and express what we are feeling so we feel we are also a part of the beautiful conversation that is taking place.\r
You just like him instantly. he has that beautiful balance of being professional and focused and at once he creates a feeling of fun and joy. We get things done but we always laugh together.\r
He makes new people and veterans, like me, feel welcome and at ease to be here. I could go on...I just love coming here and it has added so much joy and beautiful friendships to my life.

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I really liked the service. Very good service.
Excellent fast service, friendly staff and a lot of pleasant things.
Thanks! :-)

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I really liked the service. Very good service.
Excellent fast service, friendly staff and a lot of pleasant things.
Thanks! :-)

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I have to confess that I do have dance training, but as a former Irish step dancer I have been nervous about trying any form of dance that required upper body/core movement. SHOCKra has made learning belly dancing a blast and completely painless. Keisha is an excellent (!!!) teacher, and she makes the movements simple and fun to learn. Class is a group effort, as opposed to the competitive atmosphere of other dance classes in the city. I've gotten more confident my body and even about dancing in public (much to the chagrin of strangers who'd rather not witness my shimmy). Anyone hoping to learn a new form of dance or simply take a fun class will have a great time here!

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I have to confess that I do have dance training, but as a former Irish step dancer I have been nervous about trying any form of dance that required upper body/core movement. SHOCKra has made learning belly dancing a blast and completely painless. Keisha is an excellent (!!!) teacher, and she makes the movements simple and fun to learn. Class is a group effort, as opposed to the competitive atmosphere of other dance classes in the city. I've gotten more confident my body and even about dancing in public (much to the chagrin of strangers who'd rather not witness my shimmy). Anyone hoping to learn a new form of dance or simply take a fun class will have a great time here!

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Booked a party for my 22nd birthday. This is probably one of the best decisions I made especially choosing SHOCKra as my venue. Jessica was very helpful and provided me all the information I needed to book this party. She got back to me promptly and gave me no pressure at all. Pole dancing with Keisha was amazing!! She's so cool and was very patient with me and my friends, none of us felt embarrassed or intimidated at all. She trully is a great instructor!! My friends and I had so much fun that we already we're planning our next pole dancing trip to the city on the way home!! Definitely coming back, and yes, WE WANT KEISHA!!! <3 Thanks for making my birthday so much fun!!

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Booked a party for my 22nd birthday. This is probably one of the best decisions I made especially choosing SHOCKra as my venue. Jessica was very helpful and provided me all the information I needed to book this party. She got back to me promptly and gave me no pressure at all. Pole dancing with Keisha was amazing!! She's so cool and was very patient with me and my friends, none of us felt embarrassed or intimidated at all. She trully is a great instructor!! My friends and I had so much fun that we already we're planning our next pole dancing trip to the city on the way home!! Definitely coming back, and yes, WE WANT KEISHA!!! <3 Thanks for making my birthday so much fun!!

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I've been coming to Julie's adult ballet classes for over a year now. I love this place! And I love Julie. She's patient and always has some wonderful bit of wisdom to share with the class. This studio is different than every other studio I've tried in Manhattan, where the adult ballet classes feel full of experienced students. Shockra is totally unintimidating and the classes feel more like a very healthy get-together with a bunch of friends. Thanks Julie (and Shockra)!!

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I've been coming to Julie's adult ballet classes for over a year now. I love this place! And I love Julie. She's patient and always has some wonderful bit of wisdom to share with the class. This studio is different than every other studio I've tried in Manhattan, where the adult ballet classes feel full of experienced students. Shockra is totally unintimidating and the classes feel more like a very healthy get-together with a bunch of friends. Thanks Julie (and Shockra)!!

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I attended a beginners pole dancing class this past weekend for my friends bachelorette party. Peek-a- Boo was our instructor. She was amazing and we all had the best time. It's a great workout and a a ton of fun. She was great with us being that there were 8 women in the class and she gave us all individual attention. She showed us quite a few moves and was extremely patient with the women who were having some difficulty (me LOL) Afterwards she took a group picture with us which I thought was a nice personal touch. I can't wait to go back and take some more classes!

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I attended a beginners pole dancing class this past weekend for my friends bachelorette party. Peek-a- Boo was our instructor. She was amazing and we all had the best time. It's a great workout and a a ton of fun. She was great with us being that there were 8 women in the class and she gave us all individual attention. She showed us quite a few moves and was extremely patient with the women who were having some difficulty (me LOL) Afterwards she took a group picture with us which I thought was a nice personal touch. I can't wait to go back and take some more classes!

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My sister along with friends and family attended Maine Pole dancing class for my sister's bday. \r
Maine was great. She made everyone feel comfortable. She was funny and she knows how to teach you to work the pole without you feeling like a beginner. I think everyone women should attend her class; that same day you will feel confident to go out and buy a pole.\r
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Thank you Maine for make my younger sisters bday a memorable one. \r
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Keywanda\r

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My sister along with friends and family attended Maine Pole dancing class for my sister's bday. \r
Maine was great. She made everyone feel comfortable. She was funny and she knows how to teach you to work the pole without you feeling like a beginner. I think everyone women should attend her class; that same day you will feel confident to go out and buy a pole.\r
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Thank you Maine for make my younger sisters bday a memorable one. \r
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Keywanda\r

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This studio just has a really good vibe. I felt very welcomed as soon as I came in. I took the absolute beginner hip hop workshop and had such a great time. Jessica is extremely nice, and makes you feel very comfortable and relaxed. She also learned everyone's name and seemed to genuinely like and want to help everyone in the class. I left feeling so good and I felt like I wanted to take a million more classes there. I did, in fact, sign up for the level 2 hip hop class, and can't wait for it to start. This is the place to go for beginners! very worth it!

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This studio just has a really good vibe. I felt very welcomed as soon as I came in. I took the absolute beginner hip hop workshop and had such a great time. Jessica is extremely nice, and makes you feel very comfortable and relaxed. She also learned everyone's name and seemed to genuinely like and want to help everyone in the class. I left feeling so good and I felt like I wanted to take a million more classes there. I did, in fact, sign up for the level 2 hip hop class, and can't wait for it to start. This is the place to go for beginners! very worth it!

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Had an Amazing time at Shockra Studio for a Pole Party with my friends! The vibe in the studio was awesome.. and Keisha was GREAT! -Many instructors can dance but it takes a really good instructor to be able to teach it as well!

We will def be coming back to take classes!

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Had an Amazing time at Shockra Studio for a Pole Party with my friends! The vibe in the studio was awesome.. and Keisha was GREAT! -Many instructors can dance but it takes a really good instructor to be able to teach it as well!

We will def be coming back to take classes!

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I went to SHOCKra with a group of friends to celebrate my birthday and my friend's birthday and we had so much fun! Keisha was so sweet and so talented and helped us without making any of us feel uncomforable. The class was very fun with many fast-paced, fun and current songs. The workout was great and when I got out I told everyone if it were closer to me I'd take classes there weekly. A++! I hope to go back soon :)\r
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I went to SHOCKra with a group of friends to celebrate my birthday and my friend's birthday and we had so much fun! Keisha was so sweet and so talented and helped us without making any of us feel uncomforable. The class was very fun with many fast-paced, fun and current songs. The workout was great and when I got out I told everyone if it were closer to me I'd take classes there weekly. A++! I hope to go back soon :)\r
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This was the first time Ive ever taken a pole class, I was slightly nervous that it would be too complicated but it was the complete opposite. The instructor made us all comfortable and took us through each move step by step. I absolutely loved this experience and definetly plan to come back with my friends. This made my birthday this year. I reccomend this class for any girl whos ready for a little challenge and to spice it up in the bedroom. Keisha is the best pole instructor ever!!

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This was the first time Ive ever taken a pole class, I was slightly nervous that it would be too complicated but it was the complete opposite. The instructor made us all comfortable and took us through each move step by step. I absolutely loved this experience and definetly plan to come back with my friends. This made my birthday this year. I reccomend this class for any girl whos ready for a little challenge and to spice it up in the bedroom. Keisha is the best pole instructor ever!!

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I've been taking Yesid's Zumba class for a few weeks now and I love love love the class!!! I am happily exhausted every week and think it is the most fun class I have ever taken besides Jessica's Hip Hop class, which was also fantastic.\r
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Yesid makes everyone feel comfortable. The environment is great and there is no embarrassment or harrassment. You are not judged if you can't do the moves exactly as he does at all. \r
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If you like Latin beats and dancing, this is the right class for you...it is like one hour non-stop dancing at the club and nobody cares what you are wearing and the best of all...it is a real kiss-ass workout :-)

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I've been taking Yesid's Zumba class for a few weeks now and I love love love the class!!! I am happily exhausted every week and think it is the most fun class I have ever taken besides Jessica's Hip Hop class, which was also fantastic.\r
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Yesid makes everyone feel comfortable. The environment is great and there is no embarrassment or harrassment. You are not judged if you can't do the moves exactly as he does at all. \r
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If you like Latin beats and dancing, this is the right class for you...it is like one hour non-stop dancing at the club and nobody cares what you are wearing and the best of all...it is a real kiss-ass workout :-)

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My girls took me to a sexy pole dancing class as part of my surprise Bachelorette party and I have to tell you our instructor Keisha Franklin was absolutely amazing. Since it was the first professional class most of us had ever taken she took her time with us, and guided us through every sexy twist and turn. Each of us had our own pole to demonstrate our moves, and Keisha played the perfect music to set the appropriate mood and get us all in our zones. By the end of it all she had taught us a sweet sexy routine, took plenty of pictures for us to capture the moments filled with twirling, laughter, and yes, pole climbing. I will never forget this day for as long as I live, and I thank Keisha for making the day such a success! The best part of it all, once I spoke to my MOH, was that the private, 60 minute class did not break anyones budget, which I had feared, the studio was easy to get to either by car or train, and everyone there totally treated us like familyso need not to worry shy ones = ). Needless to say, my group of girls and I are looking forward to the next lesson we can take at the Shockra studiothanks so much!

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My girls took me to a sexy pole dancing class as part of my surprise Bachelorette party and I have to tell you our instructor Keisha Franklin was absolutely amazing. Since it was the first professional class most of us had ever taken she took her time with us, and guided us through every sexy twist and turn. Each of us had our own pole to demonstrate our moves, and Keisha played the perfect music to set the appropriate mood and get us all in our zones. By the end of it all she had taught us a sweet sexy routine, took plenty of pictures for us to capture the moments filled with twirling, laughter, and yes, pole climbing. I will never forget this day for as long as I live, and I thank Keisha for making the day such a success! The best part of it all, once I spoke to my MOH, was that the private, 60 minute class did not break anyones budget, which I had feared, the studio was easy to get to either by car or train, and everyone there totally treated us like familyso need not to worry shy ones = ). Needless to say, my group of girls and I are looking forward to the next lesson we can take at the Shockra studiothanks so much!

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Shockra Studio is amazing and full of diverse classes taught by encouraging teachers. I have had the pleasure of taking pole dancing classes with Ajia the last couple of months. A talented dancer always smiling and excited to be there, Ajia delivers a fun nonjudgmental environment that invites you to let loose and express yourself. She is extremely attentive to your needs and tailors her classes to your level making it unintimidating and accessible. Classes begin with a warm-up, followed by conditioning work, pole instruction/choreography and ends with time to free style (I love the time to freestyle at the end of class because it really allows you to integrate everything you have learned and make the moves your own.)! Ajias classes have helped me improve in strength and confidence significantly. Key to this is her dedication to her students. She is always available during class for questions and assistance but goes the extra mile to work with you outside of class time. I cant begin to count the times she has spent talking to me before or after class about training tips or new things I can work on. A great teacher with so much to offer, I couldnt ask for better support and would highly recommend Ajia's classes!

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Shockra Studio is amazing and full of diverse classes taught by encouraging teachers. I have had the pleasure of taking pole dancing classes with Ajia the last couple of months. A talented dancer always smiling and excited to be there, Ajia delivers a fun nonjudgmental environment that invites you to let loose and express yourself. She is extremely attentive to your needs and tailors her classes to your level making it unintimidating and accessible. Classes begin with a warm-up, followed by conditioning work, pole instruction/choreography and ends with time to free style (I love the time to freestyle at the end of class because it really allows you to integrate everything you have learned and make the moves your own.)! Ajias classes have helped me improve in strength and confidence significantly. Key to this is her dedication to her students. She is always available during class for questions and assistance but goes the extra mile to work with you outside of class time. I cant begin to count the times she has spent talking to me before or after class about training tips or new things I can work on. A great teacher with so much to offer, I couldnt ask for better support and would highly recommend Ajia's classes!

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I have been taking bellydance lessons with Keisha for quite some time now. My experiences with her have been great. Right away I felt comfortable with her. As an instructor she is very patient, kind and understanding. Her classes are always challenging, but in a good way. She has a method of explaining things and breaking down each movement so that you really understand what it is that you are supposed to be doing. Her style of teaching is unique in that she not only provides instruction on dance technique but she also provides you with all the tools needed to learn the dance (muscle conditioning/strengthening, stretching, musicality, history behind the dance, etc.). As someone who does not have a dance background I truly appreciate that. Keisha takes teaching very seriously and strives for all her students to be the best that they can be. I highly recommend taking classes with her if you want an instructor that can provide you with the total package.

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I have been taking bellydance lessons with Keisha for quite some time now. My experiences with her have been great. Right away I felt comfortable with her. As an instructor she is very patient, kind and understanding. Her classes are always challenging, but in a good way. She has a method of explaining things and breaking down each movement so that you really understand what it is that you are supposed to be doing. Her style of teaching is unique in that she not only provides instruction on dance technique but she also provides you with all the tools needed to learn the dance (muscle conditioning/strengthening, stretching, musicality, history behind the dance, etc.). As someone who does not have a dance background I truly appreciate that. Keisha takes teaching very seriously and strives for all her students to be the best that they can be. I highly recommend taking classes with her if you want an instructor that can provide you with the total package.

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These classes have been an incredible boost to my self esteem and every aspect of heath. I first came with friends celebrating a birthday months ago, but after a memorable class with Keisha I knew I was coming back. For my birthday I decided to sign up for the 6wk/session classes and I am not looking back! We start and end with stretches and exercises that relaxed my mind and reminded me that it was all about me for this hour. During keisha's class we learned, soooo much I am still astonished at my growth. I would have never guessed I'd be climbing up the pole by the 3rd class and swinging backwards. I would have never believed in an hour I would be sweating and having fun, determined to be better than I was the week before. Keisha really gives the proper way the arms, hands, torso, legs, etc should be and what the negative effects could include. She shares her experience without a problem. Keisha gives us time to practice and even a freestyle song in every class. In addition, my whole body has changed for the better. My shoulders and arms are more toned and stronger, and I'm also more flexible. This class was judgement free and made it super fun to be sexy! Keisha instantly felt like a cool friend whom would give tips and pointers to help you execute the positions easier and look better doing them. I will continue to take these sessions because this has become a hobby. Shockra studios is a great warm place to learn all types of dance!\r

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These classes have been an incredible boost to my self esteem and every aspect of heath. I first came with friends celebrating a birthday months ago, but after a memorable class with Keisha I knew I was coming back. For my birthday I decided to sign up for the 6wk/session classes and I am not looking back! We start and end with stretches and exercises that relaxed my mind and reminded me that it was all about me for this hour. During keisha's class we learned, soooo much I am still astonished at my growth. I would have never guessed I'd be climbing up the pole by the 3rd class and swinging backwards. I would have never believed in an hour I would be sweating and having fun, determined to be better than I was the week before. Keisha really gives the proper way the arms, hands, torso, legs, etc should be and what the negative effects could include. She shares her experience without a problem. Keisha gives us time to practice and even a freestyle song in every class. In addition, my whole body has changed for the better. My shoulders and arms are more toned and stronger, and I'm also more flexible. This class was judgement free and made it super fun to be sexy! Keisha instantly felt like a cool friend whom would give tips and pointers to help you execute the positions easier and look better doing them. I will continue to take these sessions because this has become a hobby. Shockra studios is a great warm place to learn all types of dance!\r

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I've been taking Yesid's Zumba class weekly for several months. Even after I joined a gym that offers Zumba 5 days a week with my membership, I'm happy to pay to take Yesid's class at SHOCKra every week. Aside from being a warm, fun, and nurturing instructor, he's an excellent dancer and has created an environment in his classes where dancers of any level can feel comfortable. There is no embarrassment or harrassment if you can't do the moves exactly as he does; he helps you with the moves without making you feel singled out. No time is wasted with a lot of noisy chatter in his classes. You're there to move, sweat, burn calories, and have fun. The heart rate is brought up very quickly and he keeps up the pace through until the warm-down. At the end of class, you definitely feel you've gotten a good workout!

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I've been taking Yesid's Zumba class weekly for several months. Even after I joined a gym that offers Zumba 5 days a week with my membership, I'm happy to pay to take Yesid's class at SHOCKra every week. Aside from being a warm, fun, and nurturing instructor, he's an excellent dancer and has created an environment in his classes where dancers of any level can feel comfortable. There is no embarrassment or harrassment if you can't do the moves exactly as he does; he helps you with the moves without making you feel singled out. No time is wasted with a lot of noisy chatter in his classes. You're there to move, sweat, burn calories, and have fun. The heart rate is brought up very quickly and he keeps up the pace through until the warm-down. At the end of class, you definitely feel you've gotten a good workout!

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I was very happy with this class. It's the first time I looked forward to any kind of dance classes. I took a few in the past but never completed them, since I always felt overwhelmed and uncomfortable. This class finally got me to enjoy dancing and feel comfortable enough to stick with it, even if I don't look good doing it yet. I feel like i have learned so much. Jessica is a great instructor, she is patient, energetic and teaches moves that are practical to use on the dance floor. I definitely look forward to taking more classes with her!

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I was very happy with this class. It's the first time I looked forward to any kind of dance classes. I took a few in the past but never completed them, since I always felt overwhelmed and uncomfortable. This class finally got me to enjoy dancing and feel comfortable enough to stick with it, even if I don't look good doing it yet. I feel like i have learned so much. Jessica is a great instructor, she is patient, energetic and teaches moves that are practical to use on the dance floor. I definitely look forward to taking more classes with her!

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My first visit to Shocra studio and it was a pleasant one...from the friendly staff to the variety of classes they have to offer and I just love that they offer a free class so you can test the waters before diving into a class and for my first class; Flamenco..I have to say was a great choice my legs still hurt and I can't wait until I can move like the instructor who was graceful and patient....can't wait to try the jazz/hip hop class on Jan.31st

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My first visit to Shocra studio and it was a pleasant one...from the friendly staff to the variety of classes they have to offer and I just love that they offer a free class so you can test the waters before diving into a class and for my first class; Flamenco..I have to say was a great choice my legs still hurt and I can't wait until I can move like the instructor who was graceful and patient....can't wait to try the jazz/hip hop class on Jan.31st

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I started taking pole dance classes with Amy at Shockra last fall, and she has played a big part in my progression over the last couple of months. Amy balances strength and athleticism with dance and musicality. One of the things I love most about her as a teacher is that she gets just as excited when seeing her students learn or perfect a new move as the students themselves! Her energy is always warm and encouraging, and her classes are planned carefully to ensure that the students come away with a sense of progress. And, she is always trying to improve the experience of her students by challenging herself to constantly learn and become a better dancer herself. She is fantastic!

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I started taking pole dance classes with Amy at Shockra last fall, and she has played a big part in my progression over the last couple of months. Amy balances strength and athleticism with dance and musicality. One of the things I love most about her as a teacher is that she gets just as excited when seeing her students learn or perfect a new move as the students themselves! Her energy is always warm and encouraging, and her classes are planned carefully to ensure that the students come away with a sense of progress. And, she is always trying to improve the experience of her students by challenging herself to constantly learn and become a better dancer herself. She is fantastic!

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This class was amazing, after leaving muscles were sore that i never even knew existed! The atmosphere and Carolyns teaching style made me feel very relaxed and peaceful while some how giving me one of the best workouts. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone looking to build muscle strength, improve flexibility, and have fun while doing poses like the pig, rat, monkey, and my personal favorite the dragon.

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This class was amazing, after leaving muscles were sore that i never even knew existed! The atmosphere and Carolyns teaching style made me feel very relaxed and peaceful while some how giving me one of the best workouts. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone looking to build muscle strength, improve flexibility, and have fun while doing poses like the pig, rat, monkey, and my personal favorite the dragon.

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The beginners hip hop class is the best class in NYC for non-dancers, hands down. You need no prior experience, and can pick up everything from day 1. Jessica, the teacher, approaches everything from an energetic and positive perspective, and teaches simple moves that look great on the dance floor!

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The beginners hip hop class is the best class in NYC for non-dancers, hands down. You need no prior experience, and can pick up everything from day 1. Jessica, the teacher, approaches everything from an energetic and positive perspective, and teaches simple moves that look great on the dance floor!

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It'schallenging but so much FUN. Jeanette's welcoming is very sincere. All the girls in my class are extremly friendly. Jeanette is helpful and makes sure we have managed every maneuver. The aches and bruises are well worth it. I'm hooked! I even ordering a pole for my home so I can continue my progress. It's harder than it looks.

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It'schallenging but so much FUN. Jeanette's welcoming is very sincere. All the girls in my class are extremly friendly. Jeanette is helpful and makes sure we have managed every maneuver. The aches and bruises are well worth it. I'm hooked! I even ordering a pole for my home so I can continue my progress. It's harder than it looks.

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I look forward to my weekly appointments at Shockra studio. I take/have taken pole, bellypole, bellydance, zumba and kettlebell. Shockra studio also offers a variety of other classes such as ballet, salsa, salsa-pole, african dance and they are always adding something new and fun.\r
Keisha is my pole instructor and she rocks! She is patient and fun. She pushes her students to make sure that they are making progress. The music is awesome and the environment is non-threatening. \r
Yesid is the Zumba instructor. He makes sure that everyone is having a great time and smiling through the pain. It is a great work out.

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I look forward to my weekly appointments at Shockra studio. I take/have taken pole, bellypole, bellydance, zumba and kettlebell. Shockra studio also offers a variety of other classes such as ballet, salsa, salsa-pole, african dance and they are always adding something new and fun.\r
Keisha is my pole instructor and she rocks! She is patient and fun. She pushes her students to make sure that they are making progress. The music is awesome and the environment is non-threatening. \r
Yesid is the Zumba instructor. He makes sure that everyone is having a great time and smiling through the pain. It is a great work out.

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I travel more than an hour to get to salsa on thursdays and sometimes tuesdays. It's more than worth the travel because Jose-Luis is the best instructor ever and the environment is pumped with energy and enthusiasm. Jose-Luis and the people in the salsa class are very friendly, funny and down to earth. It makes learning salsa so smooth and seamless. Jose-Luis breaks down every single step and shows you how to look sexy and incredible on the dance floor with the simplest salsa moves!

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I travel more than an hour to get to salsa on thursdays and sometimes tuesdays. It's more than worth the travel because Jose-Luis is the best instructor ever and the environment is pumped with energy and enthusiasm. Jose-Luis and the people in the salsa class are very friendly, funny and down to earth. It makes learning salsa so smooth and seamless. Jose-Luis breaks down every single step and shows you how to look sexy and incredible on the dance floor with the simplest salsa moves!

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I first started with a drop in class at Shockra, to test things out...
I fell in love.
I have been taking pole with Ajia for a little more than a month now, and I just can't get enough of it!
Pole is a really fun workout, you challenge our body to do new things and move in a new way that makes you feel and look really sexy.
Since I've taken the class, I got more flexible, more core and arm strength (aka sexier body , haha) and all that really fast!
It's not the easiest thing, but Ajia is just so nice, smily and encouraging, she will really take time to help you out and give you good tips to get you where you want to be. She is such a sparkle to be around, funny and adorable.
It's nice after a long day to come and play at Shockra!
My advice to anyone reading this is to just GO For It, you won't regret -- you'll love it, you'll love yourself, your boyfriend will love you, and you'll love the adorable teachers that work there!

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I first started with a drop in class at Shockra, to test things out...
I fell in love.
I have been taking pole with Ajia for a little more than a month now, and I just can't get enough of it!
Pole is a really fun workout, you challenge our body to do new things and move in a new way that makes you feel and look really sexy.
Since I've taken the class, I got more flexible, more core and arm strength (aka sexier body , haha) and all that really fast!
It's not the easiest thing, but Ajia is just so nice, smily and encouraging, she will really take time to help you out and give you good tips to get you where you want to be. She is such a sparkle to be around, funny and adorable.
It's nice after a long day to come and play at Shockra!
My advice to anyone reading this is to just GO For It, you won't regret -- you'll love it, you'll love yourself, your boyfriend will love you, and you'll love the adorable teachers that work there!

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I have been taking pole with Amy for about 4 months now and i am completely in love with pole!!! Amy is AMAZING!! She's talented, fun, energetic (which is great after a long day at work) and most importantly patient! Before her class the only pole skills i had was hanging on for dear life on the subway, since, I have seen my skills improve with every single class i take, my body is continuously challenged and i feel like sky's the limit!! I highly recommend trying it cause once you do you'll fall in love with SHOCKra, pole and AMY!!!

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I have been taking pole with Amy for about 4 months now and i am completely in love with pole!!! Amy is AMAZING!! She's talented, fun, energetic (which is great after a long day at work) and most importantly patient! Before her class the only pole skills i had was hanging on for dear life on the subway, since, I have seen my skills improve with every single class i take, my body is continuously challenged and i feel like sky's the limit!! I highly recommend trying it cause once you do you'll fall in love with SHOCKra, pole and AMY!!!

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I went to pole dancing at shockra few months ago with my sister, it was just for fun I was not expecting to fall in love with pole dancing at all!..I started with Amy Kim and this is my third work out class i am taking with her!..Amy is fun and sexy! but also and more important, very prepared. she knows what she is doing in her lessons, she keep us engaged and ready to climb..her lessons are well coordinated from the choice of music she plays till the last exercise she is proposing to us... I feel safe during her class (cause pole is not just a sexy dance around a silver stick) and ready to learn more!.
The cool stuff about Amy is that she is teaching how to be girly and sexy and do crazy acrobatic things with the pole...the environment is very easy going and all girls are just nice and always smiling!. I'll keep following her!:)

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I went to pole dancing at shockra few months ago with my sister, it was just for fun I was not expecting to fall in love with pole dancing at all!..I started with Amy Kim and this is my third work out class i am taking with her!..Amy is fun and sexy! but also and more important, very prepared. she knows what she is doing in her lessons, she keep us engaged and ready to climb..her lessons are well coordinated from the choice of music she plays till the last exercise she is proposing to us... I feel safe during her class (cause pole is not just a sexy dance around a silver stick) and ready to learn more!.
The cool stuff about Amy is that she is teaching how to be girly and sexy and do crazy acrobatic things with the pole...the environment is very easy going and all girls are just nice and always smiling!. I'll keep following her!:)

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The instructors at Shockra are awesome! They can take an absolute beginner, provide them a fun, safe environment, and transform them into a dancer with a real sense of movement and body awareness. I would highly recommend Shockra as the best NY Dance Studio. Jessica Hayden (owner) is such a bright light - she is HANDS DOWN the best instructor in the business! Experienced, patient, kind, and keeps things light and fun. It's a life changing experience! SHockra's motto is ""ANYONE CAN DANCE""... and one lesson at their studio is proof that you really can!

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The instructors at Shockra are awesome! They can take an absolute beginner, provide them a fun, safe environment, and transform them into a dancer with a real sense of movement and body awareness. I would highly recommend Shockra as the best NY Dance Studio. Jessica Hayden (owner) is such a bright light - she is HANDS DOWN the best instructor in the business! Experienced, patient, kind, and keeps things light and fun. It's a life changing experience! SHockra's motto is ""ANYONE CAN DANCE""... and one lesson at their studio is proof that you really can!

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Excellent NYC classes and programs for all types of dance education, Salsa to hiphop, professional instructors and very professional atmosphere

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Excellent NYC classes and programs for all types of dance education, Salsa to hiphop, professional instructors and very professional atmosphere

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After fantasizing about someday learning to dance hip hop for too long, I decided to do something about it...I researched on line and came upon Shockra dance studio.
Being shy and an extreme beginner I decided to have a private session with Jessica (owner/creator). My experience with her was beyond what I could have expected.She was sooo much fun and made me feel so at easy and helped me to move beyond my fear of dance. She is amazing at conveying movement and quite creative with helping you to really ""get it"" in your body while enjoying yourself through it all. Her enthusiasm and joyful spirit is contagious staying with me long after I left the studio. I was hooked and couldn't wait to go back. If your looking to get out of your head and have some fun stop by and take a class! SJG

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After fantasizing about someday learning to dance hip hop for too long, I decided to do something about it...I researched on line and came upon Shockra dance studio.
Being shy and an extreme beginner I decided to have a private session with Jessica (owner/creator). My experience with her was beyond what I could have expected.She was sooo much fun and made me feel so at easy and helped me to move beyond my fear of dance. She is amazing at conveying movement and quite creative with helping you to really ""get it"" in your body while enjoying yourself through it all. Her enthusiasm and joyful spirit is contagious staying with me long after I left the studio. I was hooked and couldn't wait to go back. If your looking to get out of your head and have some fun stop by and take a class! SJG

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I came to Shockra because my girlfriend bought me 4 sessions of the ""Absolute Beginner hip hop/club"" class. I've always been afraid to dance and have never been able to do so in public (sober anyhow). I was the only guy in the class of 6 and was pretty nervous the first day. This instantly changed thanks to Jessica who was able to make me and the rest of the awkward and rhythmically challenged students feel comfortable from the get go. Jessica managed to make the class both enjoyable and productive.

I learned a lot in just four sessions and now feel comfortable dancing on any occasion. I highly recommend taking this class and/or private lessons with Jessica, there's no better way to start dancing.

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I came to Shockra because my girlfriend bought me 4 sessions of the ""Absolute Beginner hip hop/club"" class. I've always been afraid to dance and have never been able to do so in public (sober anyhow). I was the only guy in the class of 6 and was pretty nervous the first day. This instantly changed thanks to Jessica who was able to make me and the rest of the awkward and rhythmically challenged students feel comfortable from the get go. Jessica managed to make the class both enjoyable and productive.

I learned a lot in just four sessions and now feel comfortable dancing on any occasion. I highly recommend taking this class and/or private lessons with Jessica, there's no better way to start dancing.

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As a bit of background, I'm a guy who came to Shockra simply to learn and expand my mind a little bit. Dance is something I've kind of always wanted to try, but never ""had the time for."" At some point, I decided to stop making excuses, and dove headfirst into it......\r
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Since coming to Shockra, I've taken a bunch of beginner dance lessons here, and I believe just showing up will mean that you will at least be able to dance with the best of them at any club in the city. \r
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The bottom line is that Jessica is a fantastic and very patient teacher. She's as good a teacher as I have ever had in any subject, whether that teacher was in school, in sports, or at the workplace.\r
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I like to describe her teaching method as organzied chaos. \r
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You will fail horribly the first time you go. You will feel out of place and awkward. You will undoubtedly trip and stumble multiple times. And then, at one glorious moment, perhaps halfway through the second, or perhaps the third lesson it will all make sense and you will never look back again. If you are a person with two left feet, like me, it could be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have. I've gotten much much better, and the improvement is pretty stark just after a handful of lessons.\r
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Now, there have been a few negative reviews about Shockra on this site. And there have been accusations on those reviews that Shockra merely has friends fill out these reviews.\r
The negative comments are startling. While I factually disagree with those statements, opinions are opinions. My gut feeling is that they are posted by competitors. As for the second point, that's something I would have to concede. Shockra does have friends fill out the citysearch function. But that's only because every single person who walks through that door is treated with respect and as a friend. I was truly surprised at how cordial everyone was. I've only been at Shockra for two months, but I already feel like I'm at home there.\r
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The bottom line is that If Shockra can teach this awkward patent attorney how to dance, then it's motto-- ""anyone can dance""-- certainly rings true. I'd highly advise you to give it a shot. \r
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-Willy Chang

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As a bit of background, I'm a guy who came to Shockra simply to learn and expand my mind a little bit. Dance is something I've kind of always wanted to try, but never ""had the time for."" At some point, I decided to stop making excuses, and dove headfirst into it......\r
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Since coming to Shockra, I've taken a bunch of beginner dance lessons here, and I believe just showing up will mean that you will at least be able to dance with the best of them at any club in the city. \r
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The bottom line is that Jessica is a fantastic and very patient teacher. She's as good a teacher as I have ever had in any subject, whether that teacher was in school, in sports, or at the workplace.\r
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I like to describe her teaching method as organzied chaos. \r
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You will fail horribly the first time you go. You will feel out of place and awkward. You will undoubtedly trip and stumble multiple times. And then, at one glorious moment, perhaps halfway through the second, or perhaps the third lesson it will all make sense and you will never look back again. If you are a person with two left feet, like me, it could be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have. I've gotten much much better, and the improvement is pretty stark just after a handful of lessons.\r
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Now, there have been a few negative reviews about Shockra on this site. And there have been accusations on those reviews that Shockra merely has friends fill out these reviews.\r
The negative comments are startling. While I factually disagree with those statements, opinions are opinions. My gut feeling is that they are posted by competitors. As for the second point, that's something I would have to concede. Shockra does have friends fill out the citysearch function. But that's only because every single person who walks through that door is treated with respect and as a friend. I was truly surprised at how cordial everyone was. I've only been at Shockra for two months, but I already feel like I'm at home there.\r
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The bottom line is that If Shockra can teach this awkward patent attorney how to dance, then it's motto-- ""anyone can dance""-- certainly rings true. I'd highly advise you to give it a shot. \r
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-Willy Chang

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I have been interested in hiphop for years and always wanted to learn how to dance like the guys in music videos, but I always played sports growing-up and never had a chance to learn.\r
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Then I found Shockra Studios online and read about their hip-hop beginners class. I was a little nervous on day one, but it has been great. Jess is an awesome teacher and has a unique way of breaking down complicated dance moves into something more manageable. Here energy and charisma is contagious.\r
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The Atmosphere gets you fired up every time. Jess seems to have the newest music and the hottest beats straight from the club. Class sizes are small, so you can easily ask questions and get 1-on-1 training.\r
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I also scheduled a private lesson to help get me to the next level. I always wanted to learn how to moon-walk and after 1 hr and some practice on my own, I am dancing like a natural.\r
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Before class I was shy on the dance floor, now after 4 sessions I have been known to circle people up at the bar and dance in the middle, totally dominating the dance floor.\r
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Thanks Jess and Shockra for all the new movessee you again in the fall\r
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PS I would recommend bring $1-2 cash to every class, because after dancing for 1 hr straight, a nice cold bottle of water, sold at the front desk for $1 is a must\r
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Enjoy\r

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I have been interested in hiphop for years and always wanted to learn how to dance like the guys in music videos, but I always played sports growing-up and never had a chance to learn.\r
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Then I found Shockra Studios online and read about their hip-hop beginners class. I was a little nervous on day one, but it has been great. Jess is an awesome teacher and has a unique way of breaking down complicated dance moves into something more manageable. Here energy and charisma is contagious.\r
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The Atmosphere gets you fired up every time. Jess seems to have the newest music and the hottest beats straight from the club. Class sizes are small, so you can easily ask questions and get 1-on-1 training.\r
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I also scheduled a private lesson to help get me to the next level. I always wanted to learn how to moon-walk and after 1 hr and some practice on my own, I am dancing like a natural.\r
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Before class I was shy on the dance floor, now after 4 sessions I have been known to circle people up at the bar and dance in the middle, totally dominating the dance floor.\r
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Thanks Jess and Shockra for all the new movessee you again in the fall\r
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PS I would recommend bring $1-2 cash to every class, because after dancing for 1 hr straight, a nice cold bottle of water, sold at the front desk for $1 is a must\r
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Enjoy\r

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I just discovered Zumba and I love it! Yesid, the instructor is a talented dancer and trainer. He puts you at ease right away by making the class a fun, playful environment. If you enjoy dancing and Latin music, Zumba may be for you. You'll burn calories, get a good cardio workout and use muscles all over your body but you'll hardly notice because you're having so much fun.

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I just discovered Zumba and I love it! Yesid, the instructor is a talented dancer and trainer. He puts you at ease right away by making the class a fun, playful environment. If you enjoy dancing and Latin music, Zumba may be for you. You'll burn calories, get a good cardio workout and use muscles all over your body but you'll hardly notice because you're having so much fun.

Pros: Great music, warm & funny instructor, cardio

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Wonderful experience for a bachlorette party. The staff is amazing. Marlo, our instructor, made us feel comfortable and relaxed. We rediscovered our inner SEXY!!! We will definitely be coming back for more fun, laughs and new dance moves. Great experience.

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Wonderful experience for a bachlorette party. The staff is amazing. Marlo, our instructor, made us feel comfortable and relaxed. We rediscovered our inner SEXY!!! We will definitely be coming back for more fun, laughs and new dance moves. Great experience.

Pros: Fun, Exciting and Sexy

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I took the Hip Hop for Absolute Beginners and it was fantastic. Jessica, the instructor, was great! cheerful! and patient. It really was exactly as described and more. If you are a really lousy club dancer and have been fearful in the past - this is the class for you!! \r
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I have just signed up for more classes at Shockra and if they are half as good I will be thrilled!

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I took the Hip Hop for Absolute Beginners and it was fantastic. Jessica, the instructor, was great! cheerful! and patient. It really was exactly as described and more. If you are a really lousy club dancer and have been fearful in the past - this is the class for you!! \r
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I have just signed up for more classes at Shockra and if they are half as good I will be thrilled!

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I have been taking Beginner and Advanced Beginner Ballet at SHOCKra with Julie for about a year now. Julie has created an intimidation free environment that allows you to learn ballet techniques and have fun without feeling self conscience. The class sizes allow Julie to give students individual attention and she makes sure that you get the work out you came for. I would recommend these classes to anyone who wanted to learn ballet and have fun in a comfortable setting!

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I have been taking Beginner and Advanced Beginner Ballet at SHOCKra with Julie for about a year now. Julie has created an intimidation free environment that allows you to learn ballet techniques and have fun without feeling self conscience. The class sizes allow Julie to give students individual attention and she makes sure that you get the work out you came for. I would recommend these classes to anyone who wanted to learn ballet and have fun in a comfortable setting!

Pros: Julie, Friendly, Intimate & lots of FUN

Cons: None!!

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I took my first Salsa Class with Jose Luis in 2001. I was doing a work book called ""The Artist's Way"" and I needed to take myself on a ""art date."" I was nervous but went to the class anyway. I stood in the back and followed along with the class. I immediately started to feel comfortable and the teacher was encouraging right away. I continued going to Salsa classes with Jose Luis for a long time after that. I made friends there and we met at clubs to dance and socialize. We still keep in touch even though I don't live in NYC anymore. I condinued taking dance classes and even joined a dance company later on... but that's me. My other friends just enjoyed the dance and the comraderie. I couldn't recommend anything more. Jose Luis is one of the best dance teachers I ever had. Clear instruction, fun and encouraging. You'll get so much more out his class than just learning to dance. So what are you waiting for? Go!!

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I took my first Salsa Class with Jose Luis in 2001. I was doing a work book called ""The Artist's Way"" and I needed to take myself on a ""art date."" I was nervous but went to the class anyway. I stood in the back and followed along with the class. I immediately started to feel comfortable and the teacher was encouraging right away. I continued going to Salsa classes with Jose Luis for a long time after that. I made friends there and we met at clubs to dance and socialize. We still keep in touch even though I don't live in NYC anymore. I condinued taking dance classes and even joined a dance company later on... but that's me. My other friends just enjoyed the dance and the comraderie. I couldn't recommend anything more. Jose Luis is one of the best dance teachers I ever had. Clear instruction, fun and encouraging. You'll get so much more out his class than just learning to dance. So what are you waiting for? Go!!

Pros: Gain self confidence! Get in shape! Make new friends!

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I love this dance studio!! I took the Salsa I & II classes with Kat & Jose Luis Leon. I went in not knowing much about Salsa, but today I'm able to carry my own in a Salsa Club. Kat was an excellent teacher, she made dance class easy and really broke down the basics of the moves. Jose Luis was really easy going and made salsa class sooo much fun!!! Felt like we were at a friends house just dancing rather than in class. After class many of us would go out to test out our freshly learned moves. I also took the pole dancing class with Vicky. I was intimidated to take this class, but she made it easy to learn and set a very relaxed environment. I learned soo much in all of the classes and in the process made some amazing friends. Unfortunately, my job moved farther away from the city, so I can't go to class as often. But I still get invited to go out and whenever I pop back in, I'm greeted with warm welcomes. If you're in the area please take a class, the dance class is in a prime location, right near the 6 train by Murray Hill (28th btw lex & park ave). I promise you'll be happy you did!!!

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I love this dance studio!! I took the Salsa I & II classes with Kat & Jose Luis Leon. I went in not knowing much about Salsa, but today I'm able to carry my own in a Salsa Club. Kat was an excellent teacher, she made dance class easy and really broke down the basics of the moves. Jose Luis was really easy going and made salsa class sooo much fun!!! Felt like we were at a friends house just dancing rather than in class. After class many of us would go out to test out our freshly learned moves. I also took the pole dancing class with Vicky. I was intimidated to take this class, but she made it easy to learn and set a very relaxed environment. I learned soo much in all of the classes and in the process made some amazing friends. Unfortunately, my job moved farther away from the city, so I can't go to class as often. But I still get invited to go out and whenever I pop back in, I'm greeted with warm welcomes. If you're in the area please take a class, the dance class is in a prime location, right near the 6 train by Murray Hill (28th btw lex & park ave). I promise you'll be happy you did!!!

Pros: Excellent Teachers, Met amazing people, Wonderful Experience

Cons: None - only wish I lived closer to the city

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I have really enjoyed Shockra Studio! I've taken their Absolute Beginner pole and Bellydance/pole classes and have loved each one! In fact, I keep coming back to take their six week series over and over again. The instructor that I've worked with, Keisha, is very attuned to each student's level and does a great job of encouraging everyone to challenge themselves and improve upon skills that eventually become like second nature. She is warm, funny, and you honestly don't realize how the hour of dancing flew by so quickly. It's been wonderful to take a dance class in such a fun, positive setting. Even the women who I've met behind the counter are fabulous- it's so funny, I keep waiting for someone to be cold, rude, or just a little short with me (we are in New York City!), and it just hasn't happened here.\r
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The classes are all very professional, and you will definitely learn to do spins and inversions you never thought you'd be able to land. I'm not a dancer or especially athletic, and have loved witnessing myself learn movements that at first seemed totally impossible :).\r
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I have really enjoyed Shockra Studio! I've taken their Absolute Beginner pole and Bellydance/pole classes and have loved each one! In fact, I keep coming back to take their six week series over and over again. The instructor that I've worked with, Keisha, is very attuned to each student's level and does a great job of encouraging everyone to challenge themselves and improve upon skills that eventually become like second nature. She is warm, funny, and you honestly don't realize how the hour of dancing flew by so quickly. It's been wonderful to take a dance class in such a fun, positive setting. Even the women who I've met behind the counter are fabulous- it's so funny, I keep waiting for someone to be cold, rude, or just a little short with me (we are in New York City!), and it just hasn't happened here.\r
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The classes are all very professional, and you will definitely learn to do spins and inversions you never thought you'd be able to land. I'm not a dancer or especially athletic, and have loved witnessing myself learn movements that at first seemed totally impossible :).\r
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Pros: Wonderful staff, great environment, awesome classes!

Cons: Honestly, I have no cons.

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The level 1 class was a lot of fun, very basic so great for beginners, and the music was great. The class size was small and there was personal attention. The class only ran for a few sessions so is on the short side. Scheduling extra sessions was confusing.

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The level 1 class was a lot of fun, very basic so great for beginners, and the music was great. The class size was small and there was personal attention. The class only ran for a few sessions so is on the short side. Scheduling extra sessions was confusing.

Pros: Jessica the instructor was energetic and fun

Cons: The people who schedule are not that responsive.

 

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