FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.
Q: HOW DO YOU STAY ON THE POLE?
A: There's no magic trick to it - it's simply bare skin on brass. If your hands are a little bit slippery, we can recommend products to improve your grip on the pole.
Q: DO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO DANCE?
A: No. You can pole dance even if you've never been to a dance class before. We assume that our absolute beginners have no dance experience at all. We'll teach you all the basics.
Q: DO I NEED TO BE STRONG AND FLEXIBLE?
A: No - you will build your strength and improve your flexibility over the course of the term. We design our pole dance courses to include conditioning and stretching in each class, to help you to develop your pole skills safely. It doesn't matter if you can't touch your toes or hold your own body weight - after all, you're here to improve!
Q: HOW DO I FIND OUT WHAT LEVEL I SHOULD BE IN?
A: Take a look at our class descriptions page to get an idea. If you're not sure, book in for the class you think is right for you and at the start of the class let the teacher know that you need to be assessed for the correct level. The teacher can give you harder or easier moves in the class to work out which level is right for you, then if necessary you can move into a different class.
Q: WHAT ABOUT ALL THE NON-POLE CLASSES, WHAT ARE THEY?
A: Take a look at our class descriptions page to see what these classes are all about. These classes are specialised classes to help you work on particular skills.
Q: HOW DO I BOOK IN?
A: First decide on the class(s) you wish to book into. (View our timetables here) To book in online, follow these steps:
1. Go to www.bookeo.com/poledanceacademy/customer. This link takes you to your customer area. From here, you can make, manage and check bookings.
2. Log in.
3. Select "Prepaid Packages".
4. Choose how many classes you want to do per week, and purchase that package via PayPal.
5. Click on "Make a New Booking" and start booking your courses immediately!
For more info on how to book in online click here.
Q: WHAT DO I WEAR TO A POLE CLASS?
A: Whatever you feel comfortable in. You can wear gym clothes and trainers, or hot pants and heels! We recommend you wear shorts, unless you are attending an absolute beginners class (in which case you can wear long pants if you really want to).
As you progress through the levels, you will find that many of the more advanced moves require more skin to pole contact. For these moves, shorts and a singlet work better. High heels are not compulsory in our classes. Our teachers wear them, but whether or not you do is up to you.
Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS A CLASS?
A:Please be aware that we do not offer transfers or refunds for your term fees once any payment has been received. Please consider your classes carefully before booking. We are a small business and we keep our class sizes small so that the students get a better experience. This means we cannot offer refunds if you do not come to class.
We do not transfer classes you have missed to the next term. If you miss a class, you can do a "catch up" class in the term that you are enrolled in, otherwise you forfeit that class. It is your responsibility to make sure you do all your classes within the 8 weeks of the term you are enrolled in.
If you miss a pole class, you can do another pole class as a catch up class.
If you miss a Booty, Striptease, Lyrical, Policious or Power Tricks class, you can do your catch up in a Booty, Striptease, Lyrical, Policious or Power Tricks class.
If you miss a Conditioning, Contortion or Handstands class, you can do your catch up in a Conditioning, Contortion or Handstands class.
You can't swap a class for a different class, it must be the same type of class as the one you enrolled in.
For example: If you miss a Booty class, you cannot do a catch up in a Pole, Conditioning, Contortion or Handstands class but you can do a catch up in another Booty class or Striptease, Lyrical, Policious or Power Tricks class.
There is no need to book a catch up class. You just have to show up on the day and hope there is a space. Catch up classes are subject to availability. We can only guarantee a place in the class you enroll in. Please see your teacher at the start of class if you are doing a catch up class.
STILL HAVE AN UNANSWERED QUESTION?
We know from experience how many questions we had when we started. So if there is something more you need to know, or if you just want to talk to someone, we are here for you. See our contact page to get in touch