Showing off our latest moves at the club is the perfect Saturday night activity…but for many of us, those nights add up. We love dancing until the wee hours of the morning, but a night at the club definitely has its downsides — relentless hangovers, expensive drinks, sore feet from a long night in heels, and some weirdo begging for your number. But what if you could get all the fun of the club without any of the hassles or having to wait for the weekend?
If this sounds right up your alley, then our Ratchet Fitness and Lit PopStar classes at Banana Skirt are the perfect dance classes for you! Why? Well, whether you’re trying to save yourself from another hangover, having a heart attack when you look at your credit card bill, or just want to blow off some steam after work, this class brings the club vibe without the club price, annnnd you can twerk with reckless abandon!
Follow the Leader to Learn New Moves
Even after hours of watching the hottest new music videos, learning new dance moves to show off at the club can be challenging. Many of us fall back on repeating the same moves, over and over again, while we watch more adept dancers slay every song that comes on. This can sometimes make the club feel intimidating, and often we’re left either imitating a better dancer or sitting a song out until we have enough alcohol that self-consciousness subsides.
While many of Banana Skirt’s classes can teach you the dance moves from your favorite music videos, there’s no reason why you need to wait for your song to come on to get up and dance. Ratchet Fitness classes are taught by expert choreographers who teach you the coolest new moves, so you can be the star of the dance floor on your next night out.
But that doesn’t mean you’ll spend the whole class learning choreography! Our dance fitness classes are specifically designed to mimic the club atmosphere, so between learning new moves, your teacher encourages improvisation to make the class your own. Amid the flashing lights and pumping music, you can show off your best moves right there in class. Plus, did we mention that there are serious health benefits to both synchronized dancing and improvisation? Following along with your classmates creates a feeling of camaraderie and trust with your fellow dancers, while improvisation is a great stress reliever that strengthens the neural pathways brain. It’s truly the best of both worlds!
Perfect for Bonding with New Friends
That feeling of synchronicity is no coincidence; dancing brings people together! The club can be a great place to meet new people, but shouting at each other over the pumping music can make getting to know someone difficult. This 60 minute class is the perfect solution to help you meet new people with similar interests. Who knows — you might even find your new crew to hit the club with! Many dancers have!
Now, aside from just lowering stress and making you happier, dancing can also do wonders for your confidence. Walking out of a completed dance class leaves you energized and feeling good, meaning it’s the perfect time to ask someone to grab a drink or a cup of coffee. Plus, if you’re looking to get to know a new friend better, Ratchet Fitness is the perfect place to bring your coworkers, new roommate, or Tinder date! What better way is there to break the ice?
We all know that dancing can be incredibly freeing in a way that most exercise is not. While you may slink out of your spinning class and run home without talking to anyone new, dancers buzzing with energy frequently chat after class. After spending your work day quietly typing away at your computer, this energy and social contact might be exactly what you need to feel connected and positive. Plus, some classes even come with a complimentary glass of bubbly afterward to get you in the bonding mood!
Did We Mention it’s Exercise?!
While we know getting down at the club is a workout, many of us do more conventional workouts throughout the week. If you love dance but feel indifferent about running or biking, why wouldn’t you dance as often as possible? Go as hard as you like in this class — the high energy club vibe will make you wish it was longer, but you’ll burn just as many calories, if not more, than your regular fitness class.
Dancing doesn’t have to be only for the weekends! There’s no need to let your weekday work stress build up just to have a huge release on Friday. With Ratchet Fitness & Lit PopStar classes all week long at our New York Banana Skirt dance studio, you’re bound to find a theme you like on just the night you need it. The focus of these classes is fun fitness, so if you prefer twerking to lifting weights or spinning, you’re in luck.
A quick warmup and a steady progression throughout the class means that you can get down to the latest club and radio hits without intimidation. This is perfect for beginners who are looking for an exercise regiment with a side of self-expression. Being led by a teacher helps you warm up properly to safely try new moves, while also avoiding injury.
Plus, it’s More Affordable than the Club
Living in New York is no joke, and we know those drinks get expensive, not to mention the Uber rides, cover charges, late night food, and expensive new outfits. Instead, a Banana Skirt class with a club vibe only costs $27 (or even more affordable if you purchase a class package). Plus, if you bring along a friend, you can save 10% on your next class.
While you get the same high energy as the club, you end up paying more than half the cost that you would for a Saturday night out! Pocket your gym membership money and spend it on dancing instead. These classes keep you moving for an hour and a half straight, so you can forget about waiting in long lines at the bar, fighting for your space on the dance floor, or desperately looking for a seat when your feet start to hurt. This cost-effective night out is the perfect way to spice up your week so you’re excited for every day, not just the weekend.
We love hitting the club, but we also like being able to function at work in the morning. Ratchet Fitness & Lit Popstar classes at Banana Skirt are the perfect way to enjoy the best of both worlds! Sign up today — we know you’ll have a blast.
About Banana Skirt Productions
Channel your inner PopStar and dance yourself into sizzling shape at Banana Skirt Productions, the studio Shape Magazine deems “perfect for anyone who feels like cardio can be torture…an instant mood booster and a serious workout.”
Selected as one of the “Biggest Fitness Trends of 2017” by Elle UK, Banana Skirt offers a one-of-a-kind dance cardio experience led by a team of ultra-energetic, fun, and friendly professional dance instructors. Banana Skirt offers 4 distinct classes to give you flat abs, lean legs, a toned seat, and soaring energy:
Starpop Fitness breaks down the exact moves from your favorite music videos or concert performances while whittling your body and boosting your confidence.
Cise (Beyoncercise, Britneycise…) and Bandz A Make Her Dance are calorie-torching HIIT classes that combine heart-pumping signature moves with calisthenic toners.
Ratchet Fitness is a watch & follow class that feels like your best night out, under club lights and a stress-busting playlist.
Banana Skirt hosts fun and lively fitness classes that increase your stamina and endurance. This constant motion helps build endurance and increases your aerobic capacity while you have fun learning the choreography and burning calories.
No previous dance experience required — just an open mind, a desire to have lots of fun, and the passion to move your body like a popstar!