Exclusively Beginner covers all things pole dance, confidence building, and what it is like to be part of the APD Crew community. Ready to invest in your own transformation? Read on.
Our pole dance and fitness classes are right here in Boise, easily accessible from the connector and I-84 to surrounding cities, such as Meridian, Nampa, Garden City, and more. Never taken a class before? Start with Exclusively Beginner!
Why try pole dance? Read our top reasons by clicking here.
This four-week series creates an environment where beginners get to learn alongside other beginners – this course covers the basics of pole, tricks of the trade, heels theory, flow, strength-building, and floorwork! After this series, you can take Pole 1.5 and more at this popular location for pole dance in Boise.
Please be aware that either proof of COVID-19 vaccination or properly-worn masks are required for all new students and guests. We provide complimentary disposable masks should you need one, as well as hand sanitizer, non-latex gloves, and cleaning products for student use should you desire them.
Upcoming class dates:
Currently our beginner class availability fills up approximately 4-6 weeks in advance.
*This list is updated daily, but some spots may fill before it is updated. Please call if you would like to check availability before purchasing. All class purchases are non-refundable but can be transferred to a friend if you change your mind or cannot attend, as long as you let us know BEFORE the first class date. In the case of COVID-related illness before the first class, classes may be transferred to another date. There are no “make up” classes for missed days, regardless of reason. Each class period runs 75 minutes.
Once you purchase your spot, make sure to apply it to the series of your choice! You’ll also receive a follow-up and welcome call from one of our polefessors.
- May 1, 8, 15, 22 – Mondays at 7:20pm
- May 2, 9, 16, 23 – Tuesdays at 7:20pm
- May 30, June 6, 13, 20 – Tuesdays at 7:20pm
- June 5, 12, 19, 26 – Mondays at 7:20pm
July, August, and September classes will be posted in June. Create an Ascension Pole and Dance MindBody account and sign up for notifications to be the first on the list to hear about them!
Not a total beginner, don’t want to wait for our signature series, or have a tricky schedule?
We offer a weekly “Pole 1” class, which is similar in content, but less in-depth than our signature Exclusively Beginner series. This class can be started ANY week as the content is not cumulative. While this class is beginner-focused, this class is also open to our members who have graduated Exclusively Beginner, so you may not be only with other beginner students. If you are new-to-APD, but an experienced pole student (we define this as more than 10 recent classes within the past 3 months), this class will assess your foundational skills and place you in an appropriate level for the future. Current Pole 1 class offerings are:
- Sundays at 10:30am (starting April 30)
To take this class, you will need to purchase our new student “3 Pole 1 Classes for $75” package. Purchase your three-class pass by clicking here! This pass has an expiration of one month from the first class you enroll for and cannot be used for an Exclusively Beginner course or other classes. Due to demand, we do not offer single-class packages at this time. If you’re looking for a one-time bucket-list experience with friends, we recommend booking a private class through our party website, IdahoPoleDanceParties.com.
what your peers ask us:
Is there a age or weight limit?
Our member base ranges in age from 18 to 60+! Our studio environment caters to adults (i.e. we cuss and talk about our grown-ass lives) and do not permit those under 18 to take general population classes.
No weight limits. If you’re ready to dance, we’re ready to cheer you on and make pole dance an option for EVERY body.
What does being on the Wait List mean?
Being on the Wait List means that while you do not have a spot confirmed in a class yet, you are FIRST IN LINE should someone who does have a spot decides not to use their spot. You will be notified if you are added from the Wait List!
You must pay for the series to be added to the Wait List. If you do not end up getting in class from a Wait List, the series you paid for can be transferred to any open series, or a Wait List spot in another series, and we will extend the expiration.
You may also hold a spot in a later series while being on the Wait List for an earlier class, just to see if you can get in!
I feel awkward not knowing anyone / What if I want to take this class with friends?
We promise that we were awkward AF when we first started.. and we probably still are. All of the people in your series will be in the same situation – not knowing anyone else, stepping out of their comfort zone, and often, CRAZY NERVOUS. We’ll name those emotions up front and guide you all through them, together.
Don’t wait for someone else to do it with you – if you’re ready to commit to you, we’re with you every step of the way.
Friend groups of 2 people may take the series together, if there are enough spots available when they sign up. If there are 3 or more people in your friend group, you MUST call us at (208)322-2626 to make special arrangements.
Do I need to wear the heels or skimpy clothes?
We encourage you to wear clothing that allows you to move and feel comfortable. For many people, this is snug-fitting athletic wear. As you progress, more skin available does aid in achieving certain moves and poses. That said, many of our student experience confidence boosts and dare to wear shorter shorts and live unapologetically in their own bodies as they progress in their pole journey.
We will discuss shoe theory in the series and provide shoes for you to try out, if you dare! They are never required. If you find that you absolutely love heels while dancing, we have heels-specific learning tracks you can take advantage of when you’re a member!
what other beginners have said:
I highly recommend Ascension! They are super welcoming, body positive, and open to all abilities and levels. They are inclusive to all types of people and very queer-friendly!
Instruction is top-notch and rooted in a deep understanding of safety, form, and physiology.
The class environment is fun and supportive. Instructors are all passionate about what they do and very encouraging.Shannon
I have been attending pole classes from Ascension for a little over two months. I absolutely love all of the instructors and come out of class feeling better about myself each time. If you are looking for a place that promotes self love, and a sense of belonging ascension is the place to go. At ascension you have full range to self expression. I highly recommend them!Audrey (has now been dancing at APD for 5 years and started instructing in 2021)
Ascension Pole & Dance offers a welcoming, no judgement, safe, & tidy environment to improve upon skills/explore something new! I’ve been attending classes at Ascension Pole & Dance for about a month. It is evident that instructors are passionate about what they teach. On top of that, their unique personalities create harmony as well as fun in the studio! You can bet on having fun if you go! Multiple classes and class times are scheduled through out the week which I appreciate when planning dance into my own schedule. Prices are fair. However memberships get you your bang for your buck and are worth the investment. Very thankful to have found such an encouraging educated bunch! Thanks for adding fun, harmony, and sass to our community Ascension!Meaghan
If you want a boost to your self esteem, come here! Really! I recently joined and I am a total beginner. I’m 5’7″ and 200lbs, so I was scared. I thought I couldn’t do this because I didn’t fit my preconceived ideas about body type. But I wanted to challenge myself and try it. I know what you are thinking, “I could never do that”. I thought that too, but then I signed up for my first class and everyone was so warm and friendly and eased my worries instantly. Why are you stopping yourself from doing something incredible? You will be surrounded by beautiful humans of ALL shape and size. Classes are small and it doesn’t matter if you have no experience. Strengthen your body in this fun atmosphere.Melissa