HOW DO I SIGN UP?
You are responsible for booking your own schedule and we make it mighty easy through our online scheduling software. When you have created an account, you can reserve your classes or workshops through our live schedule. That schedule will tell you who’s teaching, at what time, what kind of class or workshop it is and how many spots are open. Classes can be booked up to 10 days in advance.
DO I NEED TO PRE-REGISTER OR CAN I DROP IN FOR CLASS?
Preregistration is required for all of our classes and workshops. CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT with us by visiting our Mindbody site or sign into the Mindbody app on your phone and search for Vertical Pole Studio. From there select the class you wish to attend and purchase a single class, punch card or membership. Sorry NO DROPS INS.
CAN I ADD MY FRIEND TO MY MINDBODY ACCOUNT?
No, each individual needs to have their own personal account in our Mindbody system.
DO I NEED TO PAY IN ADVANCE?
Please register and pay in advance online for all classes. Classes fill up quickly at Vertical Pole Studio, so you are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible to the class you would like to attend, to ensure your spot in class. Sorry NO DROP INS.
WHAT TYPE OF PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED?
CREDIT CARDS (AMEX, MasterCard, Discover & Visa) CASH, PERSONAL CHECKS (Name & Address Imprinted)
WHO ALL COMES TO YOUR CLASSES?
We have students of all sizes, ages, genders, strength levels and dance backgrounds who participate in our classes. We welcome male students, though some workshops may be limited to female attendees only. If a participant is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian will need to fill out the liability waiver. This waiver can be emailed to you or picked up at the studio.
CAN I COME WATCH A CLASS? CAN MY HUSBAND COME WATCH A CLASS?
For the comfort of our students, the studio is closed to all nonparticipants. We do not allow spectators during our weekly classes or workshops, but if you would like to bring in guests we welcome you to rent studio time for your own private event!
WHAT CLASS SHOULD I COME TO FIRST?
Intro to Pole will be your first step to begin your Pole journey.
I HAVE TAKEN POLE PREVIOUSLY, WHAT CLASS DO I COME TO?
Contact Kasey and you both can discuss what class would be best for you to start with Vertical Pole Studio.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Pole Class: No metal hand jewelry. Avoid applying lotion for 24 hours prior to class - oil and metal don't mix!
*Under garments are not appropriate attire and you will not be allowed to participate if wearing only under garments.
Hammock & Hoop Class: No metal hand jewelry, dangling necklaces or earrings.
WHAT IF I SHOW UP LATE? CAN I STILL JOIN THE CLASS?
You are required to show up at least 10-15 min ahead of class, as we have a strict no late entry policy. Be here early enough to change and be ready to start class on time, or you will not be let in and will not be refunded for the class you missed.
DO I NEED A DANCE BACKGROUND?
No you don’t. You will learn everything you need to know at our classes.
IS EVERYONE YOUNG AND FIT?
There are young and mature students that enjoy Pole Fitness. Age is irrelevant and we have seen that weight is irrelevant. The most important thing is to be able to enjoy our classes is determination. Determination is the only thing that will separate you from another student. We have 50 year old mothers who perform better than their daughters. You will be amazed at what you can do with determination!
I HAVE NO UPPER BODY STRENGTH, WILL THAT BE A PROBLEM?
It is not a problem. We will teach you everything you need to know on how to become stronger in your upper body, core and all over body fitness. Pole is unlike any other fitness regime. We all start at the same level and increase from there. We have students of all ages, shapes, sizes, and fitness level walk through our studio doors. Even those with a background in fitness will feel awkward and a little shy or embarrassed when they begin their journey with us.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR ME TO GET GOOD AT POLE DANCING?
It depends on what you want to learn and how good you want to get. Pole Fitness enthusiasts often have different goals. Some like tricks, the others the dance. You will start to feel fairly accomplished in 5-6 classes in most cases. We recommend giving yourself about 6 months to assess how far you have come. You might be surprised what you can accomplish in a short time, and have lots of fun doing it.
SHOULD I BRING MY HIGH HEELS TO POLE CLASSES?
Heels are not required, especially for those of you with no pole dance experience. You will work your way up to adding the weight of the heels to your workout if you would like to use them later on. Heels look great but make it harder initially. Street shoes are not allowed; you will be allowed to wear only heels that have a proper rubber bottom, as they are safer and appropriate for this workout. Regular high heels are not allowed.
ARE POLE & AERIAL CLASSES OPEN FOR ANY LEVEL?
Some classes on the schedule welcome all levels, other classes are clearly marked as ALL LEVELS, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED. If it doesn’t say a level, anyone can take that class.
IS THERE A CHANGING ROOM IN THE STUDIO? SHOWERS?
There is a changing area at the studio. There are NO showers on premises.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
IS THERE STRIPPING INVOLVED?
No. There is zero nudity. We are a ﬁtness class. The only thing stripped away is your inhibitions.
ARE THERE MEN IN THESE CLASSES?
You may be surprised to find that men are becoming a more common sight in Pole & Aerial Fitness. Almost all competitions now offer a men’s division. Men are allowed to take our program. If you are uncomfortable with a gentleman being in your class, just contact Kasey and she will let you know if a man is scheduled in your class that day.
Men are also welcomed at all parties, group lessons and private events.
WILL I HAVE TO SHARE A POLE OR APPARATUS?
Class sizes range from 3-18, depending on the class. Aerial classes have no more than 2 students per apparatuses (two students max per hoop or hammock). The International Pole Sport Federation standard for students sharing poles is up to 3 students-per-pole. At Vertical Pole Studio, you will almost never have to share a pole! If you do have to share, it will be with only one other person. We have 7 Poles at our studio..
IS THERE A WEIGHT LIMIT FOR POLE DANCE CLASSES?
Our studio has Pole Danzer 45 mm stainless steel poles with spin and static option. The poles are reinforced (they have a pole within the pole) and are rated to hold up to 375 pounds.
DO YOU SELL GIFT CERTIFICATES?
Yes! Gift Certificates are available online and in our studio.