First Time? Welcome!
Your complete guide to your first class
How do I start?
How do I sign up? Do I need an appointment or can I walk in?
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Registering for classes is highly recommended as every Group Class has a maximum capacity, and some of our more popular classes fill up quickly. However, we do allow walk-ins if there is open space in class.
Groupon users - After you purchase your Groupon, give us a call at 512-477-7653. Please do not redeem your Groupon until after you have called us. Your Groupon is valid for 6 months; however once your Groupon is redeemed, you will only have 30 days to use your classes.
What classes can I take?
All new pole students start with a Pole 1 class. You’ll be at this level until you take a Level Assessment and have instructor approval to move up to Pole 2.
We also have dance, fitness, and stretching classes that do not have prerequisites.
What do I wear for class?
- Pole Classes - Always wear short, form-fitted shorts which expose the tops and insides of your thighs. You can wear a sports bra, a sleeveless shirt, and layers on top. Please do not wear loose clothing, hand or wrist jewelry as they will either cause distractions or scratch the pole. Please do not apply any lotions or cream on your legs, arms, or hands on the day of the class as they will make your body slippery and prevent you from gripping the pole properly. Stilettos are not allowed in Pole 1 classes but are encouraged in all other pole classes. Bare feet are always a good option and ballet slippers are also allowed. Socked feet are usually too slippery for pole classes. Knee pads are also encouraged.
Dance, Fitness, and Stretching Classes - You may wear form-fitted shorts or leggings and layers on top for all dance, fitness, and stretching classes. Bare feet are best, and knee pads are encouraged for Twerk and Burlesque classes. Dressing in layers to stay warm is highly recommended for stretching classes.
What else should I bring to class?
Please don't forget to bring your own water. If preferred, you can also bring your own yoga mat.
What should I expect inside the studio?
Is it OK to be nervous? What if I'm not graceful or athletic at all?
You might not get every move in your first class, and that's OK. You also do not need to be "in shape", a dancer or an athletic person to enjoy and benefit from our classes. Our pole level program is designed so that all new students start at Pole 1 and progress at their desired pace. We have all started by learning the pole fundamentals and have built strength over time before doing more advanced moves. Feeling and looking graceful will also come with time and practice. Don't get distracted if you see a student doing something more advanced, and don't be afraid to ask your instructor questions.
The best thing about our studio and diverse pole community is that we love welcoming new people into our pole family. Pole dancing will boost your confidence once you see what your body is capable of, and you might be pleasantly surprised when you go from not being to or not believing you can do a move to actually nailing it and the applause that follows when everybody sees you achieve it.
So congrats on getting outside of your comfort zone! Don't be nervous, and remember, just have fun!
Can I arrive early for class?
You are encouraged to arrive at least 10 minutes early to allow time to check-in and address any concerns with reception.
What poles do you have in the studio?
We currently use 45mm brass, chrome, and stainless steel X-Poles in the studio. All poles allow for both static and spin mode.
What's the format of the class?
A typical class format includes a warmup, classwork, and cool down. Expect the warm-up to last for 10-15 minutes that may include cardio, active flexibility, and bodyweight work. Pole level classes may start with pole conditioning and then focus on specific moves from the "colored" routine while dance and pole choreography classes will work on a routine. Near the end of class, you'll do a cooldown and are allowed time to record what you learned.
What are these bruises?
We call them pole kisses!
You might have some bruising depending on what you worked on, such as the top of your feet when you first learn how to climb. Don't worry, as your skin becomes conditioned, you won't get them as often. Arnica Gel can help reduce the appearance of bruises.
I'm hooked! Now what?
What other pole classes can I take besides Pole 1?
We offer pole choreography classes. While they are open-level classes, we recommend that you have taken at least 5 pole classes before signing up. Try them all!
In Pole Flow and Pole Flux, you’ll be focusing on a theme, working with the emotions of your music, and pole dance as an art form. If you like the idea of pole dance but aren't ready to dive into sexier styles, this is a great middle ground. Sexy Flow is less about tricks and more about being present and connecting with your own sexuality. Stilletto Flux focuses on trying to make your heelwork look effortless while trying to dance with grace, fluidity, seductiveness.
What do these colors in parenthesis mean? And how do I get into Pole 2?
Our Level Program includes a curriculum of moves within 6 "colored" routines that changes every 2 weeks to help our students practice and progress safely. We encourage students to move through the class levels at their own pace. All students can move to the next level by requesting a Level Assessment with an instructor.
A list of required moves to pass the level can be provided prior to the Level Assessment. While it is not a requirement to have attended all "colored" routines, the student must be able to perform these moves comfortably and confidently in order to pass. After moving up a level, students are still welcome to review lower levels.
What is Fast Track?
Our Fast Track Series is an 8 week "fast track" workshop designed to go over the moves that you need to master in order to move up to the next pole level. This is designed to be an intensive workshop and is not included in Group Class passes nor Memberships.
Should I get my own pole?
No, but once you begin, you'll probably want to get one! There are a variety of pole brands that sell tension-mounted, temporary poles that can be easily installed with no drilling, screwing, or damage to your ceiling. You can buy your own pole here. Or, contact us, and we can help you buy what you need!
How long will it take to master pole?
Like any other athletic discipline, mastering the art of pole requires dedication, patience, and lots of training. Most people practice for fun and fitness, but if you become interested in competitions or becoming a professional, we can develop a training and cross-conditioning regimen that will put you on the safe track to mastering those high-flying skills.