Buffalo Bucket List Challenge: Pole Dancing

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Photo via GoPole Fitness’s Facebook

Updated July 2018

Getting healthy, nailing that promotion, sorting our your finances – they’re all respectable resolutions. But frankly, they’re boring af, which is why we here at Step Out Buffalo are challenging you to really step out of your comfort zone with the Buffalo Bucket List Challenge. We know it can be difficult to constantly come up with new and exciting ways to enjoy your time here on planet earth, and more specifically Western New York, so we’re doing the work for you. Every Wednesday this year we’ll publish a new Buffalo Bucket List Challenge post with a fun / interesting / exciting / unique “task” to try.


Week 9: Pole Dancing Workout Classes

FYI, pole dancing is actually an *excellent* workout that not only tones your body, but builds your confidence. Which is why we’re here to say, don’t knock it ‘til you try it, peeps.

Everyone (even those of you who are regular pole dances on party buses at your friends 30th birthday parties) should start with level 1. Don’t expect to be an expert right off the bat. You’ll want to ease into it with dance warm-ups, stretching techniques, strength training, climbing exercises, and basic moves. As you advance to higher levels, if it’s something you choose to stick with, that’s when the inversions and spins begin. Good luck with that.

So where can you try it? We thought you’d never ask. 🙂

Pole Play

1444 Hertel Ave in Buffalo / (716) 832-0511


Class Info: Enroll in a class online at poleplaydancestudio.com.  All classes run for 1 hour long and they are not interchangeable.  Packages are available for purchase, including $165 for an 8 week session, $80 for a 4 week session, $20 for an individual class and $25 for the Workshop. Remember to wear workout attire to the classes.

Classes Offered: Pole, Level 1, Level 2, Intermediate, Advanced, Boot Camp, Chair Dance, Floor Work, Booty Pop, Hulu Hoop, Burlesque, and Go-Go Dancing


GoPole Fitness

2495 Main St. in Buffalo / (716) 235-1348


Class Info:  You can enroll for a class online, over the phone, or in person and their schedule can be viewed by clicking this link: gopolefitness.com/pole.  GoPole Fitness has a bunch of different classes ranging from pole dancing to burlesque to “Get2Twerk” workouts, and you can either purchase individual classes or a membership.  It’s suggested you wear short shorts, sleeveless shirts, and ballet booties or barefoot unless specified otherwise.

Classes Offered: PoleFit 101, PoleFit 102, Get 2Werk (twerk class), Curvy Girl Pole, Vixen Cardio, and Burlesque

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