Pole Icons Dance Studio at the Provocateur Lounge (1919 N Milwaukee) is now open and brings to Chicago a unique venue that celebrates movement. A pole workout studio by day and intimate lounge by night, the space seeks to create a unique fusion of dance, performance, entertainment, and community.
“We pride ourselves on offering an exciting selection of dance and movement classes for a wide range of people. We specialize in all aspects of sensual and feminine movement in an inclusive environment,” said Aileen Bidwill, Co-owner, Pole Icons Dance Studio. “We wanted to create a space that ensures that our guests can relax and enjoy their time with us, whether they’re in class or taking in a performance with a cocktail.”
The space was designed to seamlessly shift from hosting a wide variety of workout classes during the day to a speakeasy bar at night. On Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm-Midnight a lounge atmosphere takes over featuring a cocktail-forward bar program and a stage that showcases performances. Performers range from aerial artists to sensual, soulful dancers. The stage placement ensures that each guest has an ideal view of the scintillating and provocative performances. Many of the regular performers are also teachers at the dance studio and showcase movement that is attainable to anyone who wants to try the aerial art of pole.
Classes offered at the studio include Choreography, Flexibility, Floorwork, Free Dance, Pole Tricks Levels 1-3, a Sensual 8 Week Session, Spin Pole Level 1-2, Vinyasa Yoga, and Yoga Sculpt. Pole Icon’s instructors are trained to help guests reach their goals from enhancing flexibility, increasing strength, reconnecting or discovering their sensuality, and restorative body movement. Classes are kept to just 12 guests to ensure individualized attention and safety. Guests can try their first class for just $15. Founding memberships, available until March 17, 2020, are $199/mo unlimited classes. Memberships range from $120/mo – $240/mo. Drop in classes include, $30 for 1/hr, $35 for 90/mn, and $40 for 2/hr.
The bar program is led by Joshua Martinez and features a curated menu of classic cocktails. Cocktails are available from 9pm-Midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.
For more information visit: https://www.chicagoprovocateur.com