Signed up for class? Here’s how to get the most out of your pole class experience!
Trying something new doesn’t need to be stressful. We’re all here for the same reason – to have fun, learn new things, and make friends (who knew making friends as an adult could be so F#$&!# hard?!). Our crew is ready to welcome you in and show you what real community is like to get the most out of your pole dance class.
- No lotion (anywhere)!
- Why: oils and other agents in most lotions are absorbed into the pores on your skin. When you start exercising and sweating, you also sweat out the oils from the lotion. When this oil makes you slippery, it can be a safety concern.
- Just can’t go a day without moisturizing? Ask us about pole-safe products! We stock the Dew Point Pole line.
- Wear what you’re comfortable in
- You do not have to wear booty shorts (but you can if you want to). Most people are most comfortable wearing well-fitting gym clothing. For most beginner classes, you will benefit from having the skin on your knees, armpits, and inner thigh uncovered to achieve some of the basic pole moves.
- We highly recommend wearing leggings/sweats and a shirt or sweater during the warm up section of the class. This will help your body properly warm up to be most safe during the main part of class.
- Warning: pole fitness can have the side effect of body confidence and a positive self-image. You may find yourself wanting shorter shorts as your adventure continues.
What should I bring?
- Refillable water bottle
- Phone or camera
- Personal towel
- We provide towels for cleaning the pole during class. Some dancers like to have a personal towel for wiping sweat off of their body. Sweating is natural, and can sometimes make you slip on the pole. No one will judge you for wiping your forehead… or your armpits.
- First time – 10 to 15 minutes early
- Most of the time – 3-5 minutes early (or 1-2 minutes early but ready to jump straight into class without needing to change clothes).
- The warm-up period is crucial for safety and injury prevention. Students arriving more than 5 minutes after the warm up period has begun will not be permitted to engage in class activities. After all, you can’t get the most out of your pole dance class if you can’t be safe doing it!