Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

You are responsible for booking your own schedule and we make it mighty easy through our online Mindbody account. When you have created an account, you can reserve your classes or workshops through our live schedule. That schedule will tell you who’s teaching, at what time, what kind of class or workshop it is and how many spots are open. Classes can be booked up to 30 days in advance.

DO I NEED TO PRE-REGISTER OR CAN I DROP IN FOR CLASS?

Pre-registration is preferred for all of our classes and required for our workshops. This is to ensure that the class is NOT full when you get to the studio. CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT with us by visiting our Mindbody site.  From there select the class you wish to attend and purchase a single class pass, multiple class pass or membership.

It is recommended students sign up at least 24 hours in advance for each class.

CAN I ADD MY FRIEND TO MY ACCOUNT?

No, each individual needs to have their own personal account in our system. 

DO I NEED TO PAY IN ADVANCE?

Please register and pay in advance online for all classes. Classes will fill up quickly, so you are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible to the class you would like to attend, to ensure your spot in class. Drop-ins are welcome, but if the class is full, you will not be able to attend.

 

WHO CAN ATTEND YOUR CLASSES?

We have students of all sizes, genders, strength levels and dance backgrounds who participate in our classes. We welcome male students, though some workshops may be limited to female attendees only. All students must be 18 years and older to attend ANY class.

 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

No metal hand jewelry. Avoid applying lotion for 24 hours prior to class – oil and metal don’t mix!

  • You should wear form fitted pole/yoga shorts and a tank top. Sports Bras are recommended for protection and support. We need to have a lot of skin exposed, as you need to stick to the pole. Fabric will slide right off the pole, giving you no grip.

  • Under garments are not appropriate attire and you will not be allowed to participate if wearing only under garments
  • We encourage students to wear clothing that covers the backs of their knees and torso for all aerial classes, other than pole. This will help avoiding burns caused by friction with the fabric or hoop.

WHAT IF I SHOW UP LATE? CAN I STILL JOIN THE CLASS?

You are required to show up at least 10 min ahead of class, as we have a strict no late entry policy. Be here early enough to change and be ready to start class on time, or you will not be let in and will not be refunded for the class you missed.

Students will not be allowed to enter if they are more than 5 minutes late to class.  


DO I NEED A DANCE BACKGROUND?

No you don’t. You will learn everything you need to know at our classes.

IS EVERYONE YOUNG AND FIT?

There are young and mature students that enjoy Pole & Aerial Fitness. Age is irrelevant and we have seen that weight is irrelevant. The most important thing is to be able to enjoy our classes is determination. Determination is the only thing that will separate you from another student. You will be amazed at what you can do with determination! 

I HAVE NO UPPER BODY STRENGTH, WILL THAT BE A PROBLEM?

It is not a problem. We will teach you everything you need to know on how to become stronger in your upper body, core and all over body fitness. Pole & Aerial is unlike any other fitness regime. We all start at the same level and increase from there. We have students of all ages, shapes, sizes, and fitness level walk through our studio doors.  Even those with a background in fitness will feel awkward and a little shy or embarrassed when they begin their journey with us.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR ME TO GET GOOD AT POLE DANCING AND/OR AERIAL?

It depends on what you want to learn and how good you want to get. Pole Fitness enthusiasts often have different goals. Some like tricks, the others the dance. You will start to feel fairly accomplished in 5-6 classes in most cases. We recommend giving yourself about 6 months to assess how far you have come. You might be surprised what you can accomplish in a short time, and have lots of fun doing it.

ARE POLE & AERIAL CLASSES OPEN FOR ANY LEVEL?

Some classes on the schedule welcome all levels, other classes are clearly marked as ALL LEVELS, LEVEL 1-LEVEL 3. If it doesn’t say a level, anyone can take that class.

 

IS THERE A CHANGING ROOM IN THE STUDIO? ARE THERE SHOWERS?

Yes. On the second level there is a common lounge with men’s and women’s bathrooms with showers.


WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?

You should NOT wear ANY lotion on your hands and legs the day of POLE FITNESS class. Sweating will release the lotion back to the surface, and you will be sliding off the pole.

Leave your jewelry at home it could cause damage to our apparatuses and you will be held responsible. You will not be allowed to wear it in any of the aerial classes, pole, silks or hoop.

WILL I HAVE TO SHARE A POLE OR APPARATUS?

Class sizes range from 3-15, depending on the class. Aerial classes will have no more than 3 persons per apparatuses. The International Pole Sport Federation standard for students sharing poles is up to 3 students per pole. We have 6 Poles at our studio.

 

CAN I TAKE ANY CLASS THAT I WANT?

We offer introductory and all level classes in pole, aerial arts, flexibility, and dance that do not require anything of you to attend other than coming to the studio. Some of our classes do have prerequisites while some do not, so please see the Class Descriptions page to read more about specific prerequisites. Our pole fitness and aerial arts classes have “level up” skills that you must be able to demonstrate that you can do before attending or moving on to higher level classes or skills. This assessment can be completed during your regular group class time or in private at the studio. Our teachers can watch you specifically for “leveling up” throughout your normal class time to see if you are ready for higher level classes, just let us know when you are ready. Please feel free to contact us directly with any questions that you have.

 

IS THERE PARKING AVAILABLE?

There is street parking and also a small parking lot adjacent to the building for parking after 5pm.