Banana Skirt Productions Set To Open Flagship Studio in NYC

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Pop culture centric dance fitness company kicks off its new expansion with current fundraising campaign

Banana Skirt Productions, the wildly popular dance fitness studio that teaches you the moves from your favorite music videos, launches a fundraiser on crowd-funding website, Kickstarter, in support of its upcoming flagship fitness studio opening in Midtown New York City this Fall.

Banana Skirt plans to boast a new large, vibrant and energetic atmosphere offering a wide range of daily classes including its signature STARPOP Videography, RATCHET FITNESS!, PopStar Yoga, SNATCHED! - HIIT Dance Fusion, and several new offerings currently in pre-production! The company prides itself on providing its existing and future members with a dance fitness experience that's inviting, exciting, and allows anyone to unleash their inner Popstar. 

“Banana Skirt is the party minus the club hassle. We offer unique fitness classes that make you feel like you are at a happy hour with your friends and exercising is a bonus!” says former Def Jam Marketing VP and founder of Banana Skirt, Akinah Rahmaan. “With community support, Banana Skirt Productions is fully committed to crafting a chic, multi-media environment providing an unmatched fitness experience.”

Banana Skirt has evolved from a small dance-fitness company in Hoboken, New Jersey to a widely popular full cardio-intense fitness company in New York City and now needs your help establishing a permanent home. The Kickstarter campaign officially kicked off August 21st and ends September 19th with a pledge goal of $25,000. Rahmaan, has plans to bring Banana Skirt to cities across the country within the next few years and is currently in talks with investors.

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Banana Skirt Productions uses popular music and music videos as inspiration and motivation for people who want to have fun with their fitness, learn how to dance, or burn calories. Majority of the offered dance classes promise to burn between 400-800 calorie while promoting freedom of expression and self-confidence for every attendee. The curriculum is rooted in choreographed dance moves for people at all levels. Banana Skirt instructors are seasoned dance professionals who bring an unmatched level of intensity and flavor to each session, instantly transforming your workout into a party.

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