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Dance instructor offers pole dancing course
Dr. Lori Huett brings a new kind of dancing to Colorado, pole dancing.
Dr. Lori Huett is not your average dance instructor. Her studio is a little unusual, it has poles. Huett began her career as a ballerina and danced for the Joffery Ballet Company in New York. Huett wanted to pursue something else and began taking classes in psychology and eventually received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology. While completing her internship in California, Huett began taking pole dancing classes.
In 2007, Huett came to Colorado and opened Tran Zen Dance, a pole dancing studio in downtown Denver. Here, Huett combines both of her passions.
Huett said, "That if we want to feel or think differently about ourselves that we have to do something different with our lives. And I think that the pole dance represents something so novel that we don't have a history that's linked into what we can or cannot do."
Huett's studio reflects it's name, she tires to create a Zen like atmosphere. Which means no high heels, fog machines, or blaring Techno music. Huett admits that there is a stigma attached to this style of dance, but she says that she doesn't mind.
"When people ask what kind of dancing I teach and I say pole dancing usually there is a certain expression that follows or a jaw drop or eyes widen and I look at it as an opportunity to dispel a myth as to what this is about. Pole dancing is a vehicle of body and self empowerment," said Huett.
Huett offers a variety of classes ranging from beginner to advanced for both men and women. Drop-ins are not allowed but you can register through the website to participate.
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