Many moons ago, you partied ’til dawn.
When you need to let loose, try the Poi Dance, Flow, and Glow class.
A trip to Burning Man got Ploome’s Christina Stoltz and JJ Johnson hooked on the Maori-based performance art that uses LED balls in translucent cloth pouches.
The basics class teaches moves like the butterfly, weave, and buzz saw. Slip on 3-D glasses in the dark studio to experience the bright swaths of light in full effect. It’s tricky, but we got the hang of it after a few sessions (bonus: no one saw us look silly). Brave souls can attempt to twirl ignited poi (following a lesson in fire safety).
The recently opened space also offers other inventive workouts, such as tribal fan dancing and cardio Hula-Hooping, and gives 10 percent of proceeds to its sister nonprofit Req.1, which supports survivors of gender-based violence.
Now that’s something to rave about.
Class is every Wednesday, 8 p.m., at Ploome, 1040 North American Street, Liberties Walk, suite 1001 (215-238-0200 or ploomephilly.com), $20.
Photo: Joe Perri Photography / Courtesy of Ploome