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August 1, 2008 8:13 AM   Subscribe

My friend is a Yoga instructor and ex-exotic dancer who is going to start teaching pole dancing exercise classes and yoga classes at local gyms. She needs a name for the classes and a name for her business that will be socially acceptable in Georgia.
posted by thewalrusispaul to Work & Money (19 answers total)
 
Polekitties.
posted by netbros at 8:23 AM on August 1, 2008


Well, for the yoga classes, calling them "yoga" is surely acceptable. :) How about "Pole Yoga"?
posted by aeschenkarnos at 8:24 AM on August 1, 2008


For the class, how about Pole Stars, which is a play on an astronomical term. Beyond reproach!

Especially if her business name is somehow related. Stellar Yoga. Heavenly Bodies. And so forth.
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 8:25 AM on August 1, 2008


If she's in Atlanta metro, or another more urban area in Georgia, the bar for socially acceptable is pretty easy to clear. Dance 411 has a pole class that's pretty strightforward in name, I think, and there's Pole-la-teaze or however it's spelled (playing on pilates).

I dig the Heavenly Bodies themed- suggestions.
posted by sadiehawkinstein at 8:54 AM on August 1, 2008


Yogalicious
posted by cazoo at 8:59 AM on August 1, 2008


Would "Pole Position" appeal to the NASCAR crowd?
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 9:29 AM on August 1, 2008


Yeah, "Pole Stars: for all your Heavenly Bodies!" has a nice ring to it.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 9:31 AM on August 1, 2008


I like pole stars, too. The logo can be polaris.
posted by zpousman at 10:26 AM on August 1, 2008


I like the wink nudge sound of the "Pole-La-Tease" one. I don't think the star theme translates as well for the pole dancing class. Any more "play on words" type name suggestions?
posted by thewalrusispaul at 11:21 AM on August 1, 2008


Poga.
posted by Beardman at 11:22 AM on August 1, 2008


Opposites Attract? (tag line - Earthly Pole Dancing for YOUR Heavenly Body).
Flexible Sluts? <> Polga?
Polasana? (asana being the name for yoga poses)

So there's obviously a reason I don't make up business names for a living - but I'm actually really good at naming subdivisions.
posted by matty at 11:35 AM on August 1, 2008


Where is this? I would sign up in a heartbeat. Seriously. email me!
posted by Alpenglow at 12:02 PM on August 1, 2008


Well, there's cat and cat-tilt yoga poses, and there's polecats and there's the whole, um, pussy thing...so Pole Cat Studios or Pussycat Tilt or something?

If you wanna go classy yet possibly blasphemous, something related to Nataraja?
posted by danOstuporStar at 12:04 PM on August 1, 2008


Just to clarify, PoleLaTeaz is a real pole dance studio in NW ATL.

What about Danda?
Pole Prana? Pole Shakti?

YogaDiva?
Om-My!
posted by sadiehawkinstein at 2:08 PM on August 1, 2008


Stretch of the Imagination.
posted by MonkeyToes at 2:44 PM on August 1, 2008


Just keep putting stuff down on paper until you narrow it down.

Hip Hip
Yogic
Yogistics
Yo!
Stripped Ease
Belly up to the bar, girls
Blue Peel
In Every Sense
Complete Sense
Monkey Bars
Shimmer
etc.
posted by pracowity at 2:59 PM on August 1, 2008


So, I've decided that the yoga classes offered by PoleCat Studios are called PoleCat Stretch and the dances classes PoleCat Strut. Also, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is playing in the onsite daycare.
posted by danOstuporStar at 8:39 PM on August 1, 2008


A polecat is a skunk, just so you know.
posted by wsg at 10:12 AM on August 2, 2008


Yes, don't use polecat. I nearly spit out my tea when I saw that!
posted by mistsandrain at 11:30 PM on August 2, 2008


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