1. Q. Who can take the pole dancing classes and what experience must they have?
2. Q. What type of clothing and shoes should I wear?
3. Q. What are the requirements when using the pole?
4. Q. How old do I have to be to sign up for classes?
5. Q. Will I be able to perform all of the moves?
6. Q. How fit do I have to be to feel comfortable in a class?
7. Q. What is the weight limit of the poles?
8. Q. Do I need to own a pole to take a pole class?
9. Q. Is there Nudity?
10. Q. What are the class sizes?
11. Q. What will I learn in the classes?
12. Q. Will there be men in the class?
13. Q. How do I register and pay for a class or session?
1.Q. Who can take the pole dancing classes and what experience must they have?
Women and men from all walks of life can take these classes. We have housewives, lawyers, doctors, school teachers and even mechanical engineers taking our classes. Some have dance or gymnastic experience, but the majority have never danced before. Ages will vary between 18 – 65 years and older. No background is required for the beginner classes, however, if you have experience, you may schedule a meeting with an instructor to determine what class level might best suit you.
2.Q. What type of clothing and shoes 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. For beginner classes, it is appropriate for both women and men to wear form-fitting clothes that expose the skin on your arms to your shoulders, and your legs from knees down. More advanced classes require more skin to be exposed and short “boyshorts”, tank tops, and sports bras (for women) are appropriate. For men, tank tops or no shirt, and short biker shorts are appropriate.
3.Q. What are the requirements when using the pole?
You must make sure your hands and legs are free from any oils, lotions or moisturizes. Slippery hands and legs can impede pole gripping and can make for a dangerous situation. Just as important…remove all jewelry from you fingers, wrists, neck, ears, ankles, bellybutton, etc. Not only can it damage the pole’s surface, but can cause you bodily injury by scratching or piercing the skin, or even catching onto clothing.
4.Q. How old do I have to be to sign up for classes?
You must be 18 or older
5.Q. Will I be able to perform all of the moves?
As with any new skill you learn, there is no expectation for you to master all the moves right away, but we do have high expectations that you will find this to be one of the most fun ways to get into shape. This is not about competing against others in the class. Every person’s experience will be unique and the learning curve is based upon the desire of each person. You will be amazed at how fast you will progress to more advanced moves. You will feel muscles you never felt worked before! Oh, and plan on a few minor bruises… it always happens to beginners.
6.Q. How fit do I have to be to feel comfortable in a class?
The beginner class is 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 meant to bring you to the physical level you are looking to achieve by combining strength and flexibility training together. As you advance, you will develop the upper body and core strength required for the intermediate/advanced level classes.
7.Q. What is the weight limit of the poles?
We use X-Pole brand poles. X-Pole does not have an official weight limit. X-Pole have set it up at high heights and have had 2 dancers (250+lbs) on a single X-Pert, at 14 ft high, and it has been completely secure! The X-Pert poles are professional grade poles that are VERY stable. You can do the most advanced move/tricks on them. If you set up any of the poles properly you literally cannot knock it down!
8.Q. 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; however you may want to purchase a pole of your own. That way you can practice anytime you want and show off your skills to that special someone! We sell poles.
9.Q. Is there Nudity?
We have a strict NO NUDITY policy. We show you how to do sexy dance moves and routines, then you go home and dance to your hearts content.
10.Q. What are the class sizes?
We currently have 6 X-Pert X-poles in our studio, and we limit 3 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 3 students to each pole so that your glenohumoral (shoulder) joints receive intervals of rest while the other students take their turns. Trust me….after 10 minutes by yourself on the pole, you’ll welcome the break!
11.Q. 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, cardio and in Sensual Movements…a whole lot of sexy dance moves to wow yourself and anyone you chose to share your new talent with. You will learn to let go of your inhibitions and realize how special and talented you are. All classes are taught in a non-judgmental environment.
12.Q. Will there be men in the class?
Intro to Pole and Pole Fitness are designed for both men and women. Sensual Movements is all woman. (Sorry guys!) We offer private classes for those that feel more comfortable with one-on–one training, or private classes/parties for a “Girl’s Night Out”.
13.Q. How do I register and pay for a class or session?
You can register and pay online. Click on the Book Your Class button at the home or classes we offer page, and click on the class you would like to take. This is the fastest way to register! We accept most major credit cards. Call the studio at 203-803-9398. You may have to leave a message but I promise I will get back to you ASAP.
PLEASE READ CANCELLATION POLICY
Our scheduling system allows you to cancel a class up to 24 hours before the class starts without being charged for that class. If you cancel within 24 hours of the class starting, you will be charged for the full class and a refund or credit will not be issued. We pay the instructors and block off your space in expectation that you are coming. Failure to show is not fair to the instructors, or to the person that may have wanted to take your place in the class.