What do I bring with me?
You should always bring a yoga mat with you for every class. If you do not own one, we rent them for $1, or sell them for $16. If you are taking a pole class, you can bring stripper heels. You can also bring knee pads to protect your knees from excess bruising.
What should I wear?
For Pole: You should wear short shorts and a tank top. Sports Bras are recommended for protection and support. We need to have a lot of skin exposed (back of knees exposed as early as Beginner 1), as you need to stick to the pole. Fabric will slide right off the pole, giving you no grip.
***Undergarments are not appropriate attire and you will not be allowed to participate if wearing only undergarments.
For Fabric & Hoop: We encourage students to wear clothing that covers the backs of their knees and torso for all aerial classes, other than pole. This will help avoiding burns caused by friction with the fabric or hoop.
For Flexibility and Fitness: Yoga appropriate attire.
What if I show up late? Can I still join the class?
It is best to show up at least 5-10 min ahead of class, so you have time to change and be ready to start class on time. If you are more than 10-15 min late, we reserve the right to not allow you into the class for injury prevention. It is vital to take part in the warm up of each class so you do not strain or injure your body.
Do I need to sign up in advance or can I just drop in for class?
Classes fill up quickly at Pole Dance Miami, so you are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible to the class you would like to attend online, to ensure your spot in class. If the class is showing as full online, sign yourself into the waitlist. 99% of the time, you Will get into that class. You will receive an email not later than 1 hour prior to the class you are waitlisted for if you get in. We do accept walk in students if there is an open space in class.
Do I need any dance background?
No you don’t. You will learn everything you need to know at our classes. Start in the beginner classes on the schedule, and slowly work your way up when you feel ready to.
I have no upper body strength, will that be a problem?
It is not a problem. Our job is to get you stronger quickly. We will teach you everything you need to know on how to become stronger in your upper body, core and all over body fitness.
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 (stripper heels), as they are safer and appropriate for this workout. Regular high heels are not allowed.
Are Aerial classes open for any level?
Some classes on the schedule are open to all levels, other classes are clearly marked as LIL’ DIVA, INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED, etc. If it says OPEN TO ALL LEVELS, then anyone can take that class.
Is there a changing room in the studio? Showers?
There is a restroom where you can change your clothes. We also have cubby spaces, shelves and tables to store your personal items while taking class. There are NO showers on premises.
What else should I know?
You should NOT wear ANY lotion on your hands and legs the day of POLE FITNESS class. Sweating will release the lotion back to the surface, and you will be sliding off the pole.
Leave your jewelry at home because it can get caught on your skin and fabric and hinder your movements. You will not be allowed to wear it in any of the aerial classes, pole, silks or hoop