Luscious Maven. The Choreography House. Sounds pretty similar to the many other dance studios NoHo's known for, but these and other places like it are part of a growing number of venues that are offering pole dancing lessons.
Pole dancing may carry a negative stigma for some because of their crucial importance in the gentlemen's club industry, but some die hard fans are calling it a gymnastic exercise that should be a part of the Olympics.
"Gymnastics is a sport, and what they do is no different from what pole athletes do," she told the online website. "Gymnasts use a different apparatus, perhaps a horizontal bar to swing around, a beam to balance on or a floor to let it all out and pole competitors do the same on a vertical bar.