Policies and FAQ

Policies

*Students should be in healthy condition.
*Classes are NOT suitable for pregnant women.
*There is no nudity allowed.
*Please do not apply any lotions/oils on the day of your class.
*No rings, bracelets, or watches. Please remove prior to start of class.
*Please arrive 5-10 minutes early in order to allow time for signing of waivers and payment processing, if one has not already done so.
*There are no refunds or make-up sessions allowed for any/all services rendered without 48 hours notice.
*We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.
*There is a $30.00 processing fee for all returned checks.
*Must be 18 or older to participate.
*There is a late fee of $25 for every 15 minutes on all parties.
If you have any worries about your health or suitability for pole dancing we recommend that you visit your Doctor for advice.

As with any sport there is always the danger of getting hurt. It is very important that you show up to class ON TIME so you can be taken through a warm up and stretches to help reduce the risk of strains and sprains. There is also a risk of bruising, especially when you first start. Once you get used to the moves, and you're able to relax, the bruising will lessen.

When it comes to pole dance classes, it’s always good to remember that you will be in a shared environment, and that your teacher may have special rules about how to dress. The guidelines that follow should be appropriate in any class, but discuss any concerns with your teacher.  Please review our Frequently Asked Questions below for more information.

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What are the benefits of taking Pole Fitness Classes?
Pole Dancing for Fitness provides all the benefits of other fitness regimes including but not limited to.... increased cardio capacity, muscular strength, endurance, as well as confidence and empowerment.  Exclusively for women- this is a place to just let loose, be yourself, build relationships, all while getting fit and having fun!

I have never done this type of exercise before?
No worries! We have classes designed for all women- regardless of size, shape, age, or fitness level.

Is Pole Dancing Difficult?
We create the moves to fit your fitness level? Can't do a certain move? No problem! We have options!  Pole Dancing requires agility, balance, a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.  Your strength (inner and outer) will come with time and practice!

How many people can attend a class?
We have 9 poles at the studio. Classes are limited to 17 students so there are never more than two per pole at any given time. *For our "Ladies-only" parties there is is a max. occupancy of 24.

I am shy/nervous/embarrassed?
Trust me you are not alone! We have created a positive, motivating environment for you.  We are here to support you and most women feel comfortable about half way through their first class. No worries- this is FUN!

Is there any stripping involved?
Absolutely not. There is no nudity allowed at the studio at any time. (Save that for your significant someone later!)

Are there weight restrictions?
Women of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels take our classes. However, the recommended weight capacity for "spins" is 225 lbs.

Are we allowed to view or preview classes?
Please contact studio for prior approval.

What should I wear?

Many of the pole dancing moves requires you to grip the pole with your skin. It is this friction that stops you from falling, so you will need bare arms and legs. You can warm up in either sneakers, bare feet, or socks.

Shorts, Skorts, or mid length yoga~type pants combined with a form fitting sports bra, tank top or T-shirt are best. However, we suggest you wear what ever you feel most comfortable in.

Long pants are fine for warm ups and cool downs, some transitions and floor work, but are not appropriate attire for advanced spins or inverts. Shorts are best in order to allow yourself sufficient skin grip.

*No form fitting tights or leggings.

*For upper level classes shorts are a must!

Footwear:

We ask that you to train barefoot, sneakers, or in "toe undies" (we sell these.) Heels always optional and we leave it to you to decide. You can bring your own or we have loaners for you to try. Dancing while barefoot is different from moving with shoes or boots, and it’s good to know what to expect. (not everyone can do high heels, for example),

Moisturizers:

This is a serious DON’T. It doesn’t matter how dry your skin is or how nasty the weather is, good students do not moisturize on the days they head to class. Moisturizers can leave a slippery film on poles and put you – and everyone else in the class – at risk. If you have problems with dry skin, switch to an all-natural moisturizer (try pure cocoa butter or pure shea butter from the local health food store), and apply it several hours before going to class. If you have class in only three hours and you want to use lotion – don’t! Wait until after class.

Jewelry:

Your teacher may have rules about removing jewelry, and you should definitely take off any rings you don’t want damaged from being banged against the pole. Loose-fitting bracelets and necklaces should also be taken off before class.

Hair clips:

If you have long hair, you may find it easier to concentrate if you clip it back or tie it in a pony tail. But if it doesn’t get in your way, long hair can be a very sexy prop while pole dancing!!

What should I bring?
Please bring a towel and either a water bottle or sports drink.  There are no water fountains at the studio (bummer!) but we do have bottled water/Gatorade for sale if you forget.

What methods of payment do you accept?
We accept MasterCard/Visa/AMEX, checks and cash.


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