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Shockra Dance Studio

114 E 28th St, #2a (at (Park & Lexington))
New York, NY 10016
(212) 696-9642
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Shockra Dance Studio - New York, NY
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Shockra Dance Studio - New York, NY
Shockra Dance Studio - New York, NY
Shockra Dance Studio - New York, NY
Shockra Dance Studio - New York, NY
Shockra Dance Studio - New York, NY
Shockra Dance Studio - New York, NY
Shockra Dance Studio - New York, NY
Shockra Dance Studio - New York, NY
Shockra Dance Studio - New York, NY
Shockra Dance Studio - New York, NY
Shockra Dance Studio - New York, NY
Shockra Dance Studio - New York, NY
Shockra Dance Studio - New York, NY
Shockra Dance Studio - New York, NY
Shockra Dance Studio - New York, NY
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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 ...


Interesting. I did a search to read these reviews again, after taking a really awful hiphop class at Shockra. I saw the one review that panned the class, which really confirms my ...

Julie's Ballet Class 10/25/2012

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 they get better. Even when we unfortunately need to be corrected she does it in such a kind manner! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 10/9/2012

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 close to 40 pounds and I've never seen my body change like this before. Keisha is a wonderful instructor who works with everyone at their own pace and makes everyone feel incredibly comfortable in their own skin. Before every class she'll do a warmup which includes some yoga and pilates moves to help you stretch and work some muscles. Within the first class I was already learning spins, floor work, and climbs. I did not know what I was capable of doing. I highly recommend a pole class with Keisha. Trust me, you won't regret it!!! I have not missed a series of classes since I started. I refuse to miss it.....this class is way too fun!! :) more

Your Inner Stripper! 5/14/2012

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! =) more

Best Pole Dancing Experience! 12/15/2011

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! more

So much fun!!!! 11/21/2011

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! more

I love Salsa! ... I love this dance studio... 10/21/2011

When I came to Shockra it felt like coming home. There is a warmth & friendly, inviting feeling here. more

Like me 10/15/2011

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

Love it! 7/25/2011

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! more

We Love Keisha!! 7/19/2011

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!! more

Ballet with Julie! 6/6/2011

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)!! more

Peek-a -Boo showed us a great time! 5/29/2011

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! more

Memorable Experience 5/24/2011

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 \r Thank you Maine for make my younger sister’s bday a memorable one. \r \r Keywanda\r more

I had a great experience 5/5/2011

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! more

BLAST!! 4/23/2011

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! more

SO MUCH FUN! 3/29/2011

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 :) more

Shockra Studio 3/16/2011

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!! more

Zumba with Yesid rocks 3/14/2011

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 \r 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 \r If you like Latin beats and dancing, this is the right class for is like one hour non-stop dancing at the club and nobody cares what you are wearing and the best of is a real kiss-ass workout :-) more

Shockra Dance Studio is Amazing!!! 3/10/2011

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 anyone?s budget, which I had feared, the studio was easy to get to ? either by car or train, and everyone there totally treated us like family?so 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 studio?thanks so much! more

Pole Series @ Shockra w/Ajia 2/27/2011

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.)! Ajia’s 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 can’t 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 couldn’t ask for better support and would highly recommend Ajia's classes! more

Keisha Franklin - Bellydance instructor 2/12/2011

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. more
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At SHOCKra Studio, "anyone can dance!" Where people go for NY's best pole and other dance classes!

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  • Voted the BEST NYC Dance Studio of 2009 & 2010. SHOCKra offers beginner dance lessons in an unitimidating atmosphere with the most professional instructors in NYC! Pole Dance, Belly Dance, Zumba, Bollywood, Salsa, Ballet, Burlsque, Hip-Hop/Club Dance. Birthday and Bachelorette Parties. SHOCKra Kidz Dance too!

    If you are unsure where to begin or overwhelmed by larger, even the most "beginner" dance classes conducted in the city - welcome!

    Jessica Hayden is the owner of SHOCKra Studio, an absolute beginner dance studio for adults in Manhattan, where the motto is "Anyone can dance!" SHOCKra Studio, perched above East 28th Street-NYC, is a come-as-you-are studio offering dance-based classes that are more than just physical fitness--it's also about self-expression, which is why SHOCKra is a social atmosphere comprised of people who want to learn how to move well! Anyone can dance.


  • Intimate Murray Hill fitness studio offers a variety of dance classes (pole, hip-hop, ballet, bellydance, salsa) to students of all skill levels.

  • 8/13/2008 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    M-F 5-10pm Sat - 12pm - 10pm Sun - 12pm - 7:30pm
  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card, American Express, Cash
  • Neighborhoods:

    Kips Bay, Midtown

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