FAQ

Q: What do I wear to a pole dance class?

A: Wear comfortable, athletic, moveable clothing. We recommend that you wear shorts and a vest/tank top, as you will find that many pole moves require skin to pole contact.

Most of our students train barefoot or wear dance shoes (no wedges, boots or trainers).

For our exotic pole classes, we recommend hot pants and heels, but barefoot is also welcome if that’s what you’re comfortable in!

Q: What do I bring to a pole dance class?

(1) A small towel: to clean both your hands and the pole whilst training, as sweat and oils build up.

(2) A water bottle, as it is important to stay hydrated whilst you’re breaking a sweat! You can refill  for free from our fresh filtered water cooler throughout your time at the studio.

(3) Buckets of ENTHUSIASM for a fun and challenging workout and a bloody awesome time.

DON’T use any moisturisers on the day of your class (it makes your skin slippery).

Q: Do I need to have any previous dance or fitness training?

A: No, you don’t need any experience or previous fitness or dance training. Most of our beginners have no dance experience at all, and we are here to teach you all the basics. Neither do you need to be strong nor flexible… that’s what we’re here to help you achieve! All our classes integrate conditioning and flexibility, to help you develop your pole skills in a supportive and friendly environment.

Q: I am a guy, can I try pole dance/pole fitness?

A: Absolutely, pole dancing can be masculine, too. The origins of pole dancing include Chinese pole and Indian pole or “Mallakhamb”, both of which are very male-dominated. In fact, pole dancing should really be called pole gymnastics. It requires a great deal of technical ability, strength, power and endurance just like a gymnast, but with the grace and poise of a dancer.

Strength training in pole dance is different from bodybuilding and weight training. Pole dance pushes you to build up your strength in a varied style (i.e. rather than repetitive gym workouts), with various targets to motivate you to push further. Bodybuilders train muscle groups, pole athletes must train movements. This is because pole dance requires performing movements that demand every major muscle group in the body to work in synergy.

Apart from our Exotic Pole Dance classes which are for women only, we strongly encourage men to come and give it a whirl.