FAQs. 

 

New to pole?

Q: I’m new to pole. Which class should I take?

A: All new pole students should start with level one (L1) pole classes so that they get the proper foundation and pole technique training. We strongly encourage you to also drop in to the following dance based and conditioning classes:

  • Pole Choreography
  • Booty and Boudoir
  • Community Class
  • Power Dynamics
  •  Open Pole
  • Hotttt Seat!

Q: Do I need any dance background?

A: No. Some of the best pole dancers today have zero dance background! You will learn everything you need to know in class. Start with L1 and from there you can work your way up to more advanced classes. You can also take our conditioning classes, flexibility classes, and choreography-dance classes to round out your training.

Q: Do I need to be very fit to pole dance?

A: Pole dance is for women and men of all fitness levels, shapes and sizes. Period.

Q: What shoes do I need? Do I need heels? What type of heels?

A: We normally go barefoot for beginning level classes. However, we have Pleasers heels in the studio if you want to borrow them. You are also welcome to bring your own. We recommend Pleasers heels, Glitter Heels, and more. 

Q: What do I need to wear in class?

A: We encourage you to wear short shorts (something like a boy shorts cut) and a tank top or sports bra. It may feel weird to wear so little clothing at first but you need to have a lot of skin exposed in order to stick to the pole. Fabric will slide off the pole. You can purchase shorts, sports bras, and grip aid in the studio as well.

 

First time at the studio?

Q: What should I know before taking my first class?

A: Please arrive 10-15 minutes early and use the call box downstairs to call up. You can find the studio name by scrolling through the names on the call box, or simply press 121 to be buzzed up. You should NOT wear ANY lotion or oils on your hands and legs the day of class. Sweating will release the lotion back to the surface of your skin, and you could slide off the pole!

Q: Is there a changing room and a shower in the studio?

A: There is a curtained off closet area to change in as well as bathrooms in the building. Showers are not available on site.

Q: Is there parking for my car or bike?

A: Yes! There is plenty of free street parking in the neighborhood. You are welcome to bring your bike into the studio while you take class as well. 

 

Class Information & Policies

Q: How do I sign up for a class?

A: Students must sign up online before coming to the studio. This is to ensure that you've signed the liability waiver and read our Terms & Conditions. To sign up for regular drop in classes, sign up through our scheduler on Mindbody on the 'Schedule' page above or by finding us on the Mindbody mobile app. 

Q: Do you limit class sizes?

A: For drop-in classes, the maximum limit is 15 students, for two students to a pole. For series, the maximum number is 8 students for one student to a pole. 

Q: If I show up to class late, can I still participate?

A: If you are more than 10 minutes late, you will not be permitted to join the class. This is due to safety concerns and respect for other student's time.

Q: What's your class cancellation policy? 

A: You can easily cancel a class online 24 hours in advance and keep your class credit. For cancellations with less than 24 hours notice, your class will be forfeited. Most of our classes sell out so this policy is to ensure fairness and access to classes.

Q: I left something at the studio! How do I retrieve it.

A: You may come into the studio to look for your lost items at any time during normal scheduled class times.

 

Memberships

Q: What is the difference between the Open Studio Access and Open Pole/Aerial memberships?

A: The Open Studio Access membership allows you to drop into the studio at any time in order to use the space. As long as there are not classes going, you may use all portions of the studio. In order to get the Open Studio Access membership, you must complete a 15 minute safety and overview session with Amy, the owner.