F.A.Qs

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Frequently asked questions

FAQs

I have no upper body strength. Can I still do pole?


Absolutely! A lot of people think they can't start without upper body strength, but they're wrong. We work on conditioning, so pole fitness will give you the strength you need to lift yourself up the pole and there are many moves and poses you can do that don't require upper body strength. Dancing and floorwork require no strength at all! Let's get creative.




Is there an age restriction?


You must be aged 16 or over to take part. There is no upper age limit. However, anyone under the age of 18 will require their parent/guardian permission and the parent/guardian must sign the photo release form. We aim to teach under 16s in the future, so watch this space!




I'm worried about my size/fitness.


Don't be! Pole is for everyBODY! There is a misconception that all poledancers are slim. They're not! You'll find that pole dancers come in all shapes and sizes. Nobody is here to judge you, we just want you to have fun. We cater the classes to people's fitness level and can adapt any move to suit you, whether it's progressions or regressions. We've been training our own fitness for many years and train with a Personal Trainer every week, so we bring what we've learned to our own classes.




Am I too old?


Absolutely not! There are poledancers who started in theirs 50s or even 60s. One woman became a competitive poledancer aged 66.




I'm allergic to certain metals.


Don't worry, we've got you covered! Chrome poles contain nickel which can cause allergic reactions or rashes in some people. To combat this, we have a stainless steel pole that is perfect for people with metal allergies, and we also have a powder coated pole and a silicone coated pole. When you join the class, the consent form will ask you about any allergies. Please let us know and we can ensure you use the stainless steel pole.




What should I wear?


Whatever you are comfortable with! You need skin to grip the pole so t-shirt and shorts is fine. For the warm up, you can wear leggings, and if we're not doing moves that require leg grip, you can wear your leggings for the duration of the class. You can also buy specialist grippy pole leggings and tops if you don't want to expose any part of your body for personal or religious reasons. We have a silicone pole so you can pole fully clothed. You can either be barefoot, wear socks, trainers, or strap on your heels. We want you to feel at ease, so go with whatever you're comfortable in. Do not wear jewellery, especially rings. If you have piercings, you may keep them in, but you do so at your own risk. We have 15 piercings and don't take them out for pole, but be careful, particularly with navel piercings. You may want to cover navel piercings with a dressing. Do not use lotion on the day of the class as this will make you slippery.




Any other questions?


If there's anything we haven't answered here, please email us or contact us through our Facebook page.




What should I bring to class?


It's always good to bring a drink - pole is thirsty work! You may need a towel to wipe your hands, and if you have a gym mat, feel free to bring it. If not, one will be provided for you. We have a range of pole grip.




What if I can't make the class?


We understand life gets in the way, so if you can't make your class, please cancel your booking so we can offer your space to someone else. Spaces are limited so it's vital that you cancel it or message us and we will cancel it for you.