FAQs about taking a pole class
What is pole fitness?
- Pole fitness uses a pole to perform gymnastic tricks and combinations of strength and flexibility.
- Our pole fitness classes put emphasis on proper technique and form, as well as full body conditioning to build strength, and stretching to gain flexibility.
What is pole dancing?
- Pole dancing uses a pole to perform dance transitions on, around, and near, in combination with various spins, climbs and tricks.
- Our pole dance classes put emphasis on blending movements and tricks into a flowing routine, and also help expand freestyle pole movement.
"I don't have any: dance experience / pole dance experience / upper body strength.
"I'm not: in very good shape/ not very flexible."
- No problem! We teach everything step by step, ask us any questions!
- Pole classes will help gradually increase your strength, tone and flexibility.
- Make sure to take an introduction class to get familiar, and move up levels at your comfort.
"Is pole dancing hygienic / is your studio clean?"
- We clean our poles at the beginning and end of class with rubbing alcohol.
- We provide the rubbing alcohol, we recommend you bring your own towel.
- You may clean the pole at any time during class that you wish.
- Our studio is thoroughly swept daily, and cleaned from head to toe weekly.
- We strive to keep the studio immaculate and to the highest levels of sanitation.
"Can pole classes be dangerous?"
- Pole is safe when following the exercises taught by a pole professional.
- Use common sense to be careful to avoid injuries by listening to your body, stop if you feel overexerted or in pain.
- Like any athletic sport, the chance of injury is possible, do not attempt moves if you are not ready.
- You have the right to ask for variations of a move appropriate to your comfort and skill level.
"Will I bruise?"
- Ahh yes, pole kisses. We call them that because if you get a good one, it resembles a lovely hickey.
- Weirdly, bruises are trophy marks for polers, they are proof of hours of dedication and tenacity.
- Bruising is caused from putting intense pressure or friction on a soft area of skin.
- You can ice the area, use arnica montana to heal it, or let time run its' course.
- Some people bruise more than others, others not at all.
"I'm nervous about my first class."
- We are a friendly and supportive community, everyone is at class because they love to pole too!
- Come enjoy class with us and don't worry, everyone has been a beginner at one point.
- Smile, introduce yourself, and become a part of Pink Lemon Studio.
"What happens in a typical class?"
- We ask that students arrive 5-10 min prior to class to change and be prepared to start on time.
- We begin with a 10 minute warm up and light stretching and a few strengthening exercises.
- During the pole part of class you will work on various pole climbs, spins and tricks.
- The pole instructor will spend individual time at each pole to help spot, and give feedback for improvement and progress.
- The class finishes with a stretch cool down.
"What should I wear to class?"
- Great question! You will want form fitting shorts, you need bare skin to grip the pole.
- Swim suit bikini bottoms / monokinis allowed.
- You will want to wear a tank top so you have exposed arms.
- Sports bras allowed.
- Heels are not required, but they are encouraged for dance classes.
We ask you do not wear the following items in the studio:
- Rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, or watches
- No lotions or oils on the legs or arms - the poles will get slippery.
- Street shoes or heels - bare feet or rubber heeled shoes only
Everyone has to start somewhere at sometime, it's never too late to begin to pole!
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