When can I come for a trial class?
For Pole Dance Class, make sure you come for a Beginner Class and just show up 5-10 min before it starts with your outfit. If you plan to come with more than 2 friends, please mail us for an appointment.
If you want to try any other class, there are no levels required, just ring at the door.
What should I wear for training?
For most classes a very normal sport outfit (long or short does not matter for beginners), bare feet or socks (some use dance sneakers, it's a personal choice).
Always have a bottle of water or sport drink with you.
For the Latina Pole and the Exotic Dance Classes, you should wear the highest heels from your wardrobe. You'll be taught how to walk on them elegantly.
Also bring a suit jacket for your 1st Exotic Dance Class.
Do I have to be fit and slim to start at your school?
Not at all! Anybody can start, even if you haven’t done any sport for the last few years or if you think you are a bit too heavy for your well-being. You will get fit and slim with us, not from one day to the next but training regularly. Yes, sorry nothing comes in one day. But we also offer intensive private coaching, for who needs to change shape very urgently.
What should I wear to come for training?
Regular sport outfits and shoes are the best for a start. As you will level up, you might prefer shorts, sleeveless tops and being bare feet for the exercices. After level 2, you will realise that bare skin (legs & arms) is very helpful to have a good grip on the pole for figures. If you have long hair, tie it up until you have enough practice to let them loose.
For Girly Parties, it’s (mostly) Level 1, so wear what you want including heels and only avoid tight skirts.
I’m a bit overweight, is it a problem? Can I Poledance?
Not really a problem, overweight people might have some difficulties with achieving figures but you can spend more time on level 1 and 2 where we barely leave the floor. If you combine PoleFit lessons and PoleDance, you will start losing weight and gainig muscles and strength, which will help you to start more acrobatic figures.
Is it also possible for men to train at the studio?
Sure! Men are very welcome in our classes too for training (no voyeurs). In fact a lot of Break Dancers do amazing things on a pole, they have more strength (well, some of them) so they can master some difficult figures very quickly.
Can I come to class after the Solarium?
It’s not recommended for 2 reasons: the 1st is that your skin gets more sensitive after UV, so sliding on a pole might be painful, the 2nd is that most people use cream or oil in solariums, which makes the skin and the pole slippery, and so you might not be able to do anything on it.
I heard some people get bruises at Poledancing. I’m model, I can’t afford to have bruises. Is there a solution?
Some people bruise very easily, if this is the case, get Arnica (it’s a plant) in pills or cream at the Pharmacy, it’s a natural medicine and it helps a lot. If you take it before and after training, even if you bang hard on the pole, you won’t get black and blue.
I often have sweaty hands, I keep on drying them but it’s still slippery. What should I do?
- Most professionnals use magnesium, talc or alcohol (to wash your hands, not to drink of course!). We also have some special grip products at the studio, just ask.
How can I clean my pole before training?
Alcohol on a towel, a denim strip of fabric or just plain kitchen roll is the best way. Don’t forget to dry it after cleaning. Do NOT use windows cleaning products, because they contain a bit of oil (to avoid the windows get dirty too fast) and they make the pole slippery.
I’ve seen great videos on YouTube. Is it possible to learn new movements from a video?
I wouldn’t advise you to try any new figures without professionnal help as you will learn the exact technique and have a security for catching you in case of fall or you can try educational DVDs, they are well explained and detailed enough to avoid accidents.
Are there conditions which are bad for training?
Yes, like every sport if you have a cold or fever, do not make too much effort, as you may become suddenly weak and fall from the pole.
Do not eat too much before training if you do upside-down figures.
Do not play on the pole while drunk, you might take more risks than usual and wake up next morning with bruises and broken body parts!
I’m afraid of heights, is it a problem to learn PoleDancing?
No, it isn’t. I know even a Pole trainer, who is afraid of heights, but the Pole isn’t a problem for her. Anyway, during lessons there’s supervision at all time, if you are scared of a movement (I don’t think that it will happen in the 1st levels) the trainer is around to hold you and help you.