1. Will Pole Dancing be too hard for me?
No, but it will be challenging! (Trust me, everyone in your class will have the same concerns as you do.)
Don’t be afraid! With pole dancing, everybody really does start from scratch…EVERYBODY! Whether you are someone that hasn’t exercised in over 6 months or a die-hard athlete, everyone has to learn to train their muscles specifically for pole dancing. No matter your age, weight, or fitness level, our Intro to Pole Dancing classes are designed to teach you proper techniques that will start you learning in a safe, controlled, yet challenging environment. You will work hard, but you will have fun! You will feel muscles you never felt worked before!
2. Will I fall on my head?
Intro to Pole Dancing does not incorporate any inverted moves (upside down on the pole). Your instructors are highly trained and certified to teach you in the most professional, safest manner possible. No one will be asked to do any moves or tricks they are not physically or mentally prepared to handle. Techniques taught in these classes are to strengthen and prepare your body overtime to advance to higher skill level classes.
3. What should I wear?
Your skin making contact with the pole is what helps give you the grip to perform many of the spins and tricks.
Shorts and a comfy top are great for beginners.
All Levels: NO oils, lotions, or moisturizers. Slippery hands and legs can impede pole gripping and can make for a dangerous situation. Remove all jewelry.
4. How old do I have to be to sign up for classes?
You must be 18 or older unless there is a parental consent release form.
5. How long do I have to take Intro to Pole before I can move onto other pole classes?
You should feel that you have mastered the moves and techniques you are taught in Intro to Pole before attempting to move onto more advanced skill-level classes. If you move on before you are ready or attempt to perform moves your body isn’t conditioned for, you may be at risk of injury. Every person’s experience will be unique and the learning curve is based upon the desire, commitment, and fitness level of each person. If you are unsure if you are ready to move onto a higher-level class, please ask your instructor for an evaluation.
6. How fit do I have to be to feel comfortable in a class?
The beginner classes are designed for all fitness levels. Like other fitness classes, we do not expect that you “get in shape” before taking our pole classes. These classes are empowering and for everyBODY!
7. What is the weight limit of the poles?
We use X-Pole brand poles. X-Pole does not have an official weight limit. The X-Pert poles are professional-grade poles that are VERY stable. You can do the most advanced moves/tricks on them.
8. Do I need to own a pole to take a pole class?
No, you do not need to own a pole. We provide poles in the classes and offer Open Pole as an option for those that don’t own their own pole; however, you may want to purchase a pole of your own if you plan on the pole being your routine workout. We have X-Pole brand poles available for purchase through the studio. Inquire today!
9. What are the class sizes? Will I have my own pole?
We currently have 3 poles in our studio, and we limit 2 students per pole. Many newbies don’t realize how taxing pole dancing can be on the body and will want to have their own pole for an hour. They will quickly find they can’t work the full hour without having to take many breaks. We limit 2 students to each pole so that your glenohumeral (shoulder) joints receive intervals of rest while the other students take their turns.
10. What will I learn in the classes?
You will learn various moves and routines on the floor and pole. Classes are designed to be progressive so we encourage regular attendance. All moves are designed to combine strength conditioning and cardio. All classes are taught in a non-judgmental environment.
11. Do I have to pre-register for a class?
It is highly recommended that you register and pay online. Failure to pre-register can result in being turned away if class is full.