1. Will Pole Dancing be too hard for me?
No, but it will be challenging! Everyone in your class will have the same concerns as you do.
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 and fun environment.
2. Will I fall? Is it safe?
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. 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 safely do the most advanced moves/tricks on them.
3. What should I wear?
Your skin makes contact with the pole and helps give you the grip to perform most 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. Please 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 signed parental consent release form. We reserve the right to turn away anyone under the age of 18.
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 reach out to your instructor.
6. How fit do I have to be to feel comfortable in a class?
The beginner classes are designed for all fitness levels. We do not expect that you “get in shape” before taking our pole classes. These classes are empowering and for everyBODY!
7. What are your studio policies and procedures?
Our studio P&P as well as class etiquette are all listed HERE.
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 4 poles in our studio, and we limit 2 students per pole. Many people who are new to pole don’t realize how taxing pole dancing can be on the body. We limit 2 students maximum to each pole so that your body (and especially your shoulders) receive intervals of rest while the other students take their turns.
10. What should I expect in ECP classes?
You will learn a variety of moves and routines on the floor and on the pole. Classes include a full warm up and cool down to prevent injury. All classes are designed to combine strength conditioning, dance movement and cardio. All classes are taught in a non-judgmental environment and are open to anyone. We do not tolerate discrimination of any sort from our staff or students.
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.
12. Can I record video during class?
Yes! However we have a strict consensual policy - if anyone other than yourself is in your video frame, you MUST get consent from that person. Do not record anyone in the studio without getting consent.
13. I'm interested in booking a Pole or Chair Dance Party. Can I get more info?
Yes, we offer private parties for all occasions! Click HERE for more info on booking a private party!
14. I'm not ready for group classes. Do you offer 1-on-1 or semi-private classes?
Yes, we offer private and semi-private sessions for pole conditioning, pole dance and chair dance! Email us HERE with your specific goals or needs.