We are delighted that you are interested in more information about pole, dance, and movement. Starting a new activity can be intimidating, and so we are here to help as a guide to make the experience a little more pleasant, and hopefully exciting! Peruse around, and if there is anything that you are still uncertain about, please send us a message at the bottom. We're happy to accommodate to the best of our ability.
Can I do pole if I have no upper body strength?
All of our beginner classes are designed to be progressive. This means that everyone starts with the basic movements that will build strength over time. There are plenty of pole skills that have at least one foot on the ground, or use gravity to help assist us. It may not be easy, but it will be so much fun that you won't realize you're sore until the next day. So no, you do not have to have upper body strength, we will help you build it with time!
What do I wear?
The most important piece is to bring pole shorts (think volleyball spandex material) that are shorter than bike-length short. For beginner classes, we will mostly need to uncover the legs so that we can "stick" to the pole, but this is only for certain moves where it is crucial like sitting on the pole. Warm-up wear is encouraged such as sweatpants and a sweater for the beginning of class as it gets chilly in the winter. Leg warmers are great to keep your legs warm during class as well, but not required. Please no jewelry on the poles. Lotion is not recommended 24 hours before class as it will make you slippery. Strong scents such as perfume right before class are also discouraged as we may have students with sensitive asthma.
do i have to wear a mask to class?
Masks are required during the entire class. We will take breaks as needed to lower our heart rate. We also have disposables available that are a little easier to breathe than some of the cloth masks.
What will my first pole class look like?
You will be welcomed into the studio and then prompted to leave your shoes and belongings in the cubbies by the door. We ask all students to wash their hands (20 seconds please!) before coming into to class where you will asked to take a towel, isopropyl spray bottle, and hand sanitizer bottle to use for the duration of class. We will then begin with an easy to follow warm-up, followed by strength/conditioning exercises, skills building, and then possibly a short cool-down. Our Intro to Pole class will not have the strength/conditioning and cool-down portion.
Which class should i take first?
If you are a SUPER beginner, and want a thorough break down of very basic pole moves, we recommend taking our Intro to Pole class. It is every Friday 7-8pm. If you are feeling ready to jump in and get your feet off the ground, we recommend trying the Monday's and/or Wednesday's Pole for Beginners with RoseE 6:30-7:30pm. or Thursday's Beginner class from 1:15-2:15pm. From time to time we will begin a Beginner Pole Series. This is a series of 4 consecutive classes where each class will build on the class from before. This is a great way to start pole because everyone will have the chance to get to know one another and work through skills together. We are also able to set the intention of class, to help create a warm class environment.
What if I can't make any of the beginner class times?
If you do not see a class time that you can make, we encourage you to send us a message! We are always on the lookout for a new class time that may work better for our students. If you happen to have at least three people who would like to start a new 4-week beginner series, we would gladly add it to the schedule. If you do not have a group interested, please send us a message with the ideal time that would work for you and we'll start scouting for potential interest. If you are financially able, we do offer private lessons as well. Semi privates ( two people) are also available to book.
What if I book a class and have to cancel because of covid?
In these times, we understand that the 'rona is rampant. We will credit you for a future class or reimburse you 100%. Thank you for taking precautions and keeping yourself and others safe. We appreciate you and will be here for when you are cleared to be back!
What is a series?
A series is a set of 4 classes that progressively builds from the skills learned in the previous class or classes. We host series from time to time to set the tone of the class. For beginners, a series is a great way to start because everyone is on the same page, it keeps people accountable to come to class at least once a week, and it becomes a safe space over time as we become more familiar with one another. Consistency is important to see the benefits of pole long-term, and so we encourage you to try a series and see how you feel at the end of the 4 weeks!
4-Week Intro to Pole Series
Meet with the same friendly faces every week as we learn and build pole skills together.