Do I need to register in advance?
Aerial Therapy classes fill up quickly so we encourage you to sign up as soon as possible to ensure your spot in class. We will accept walk-in students if space permits. Book online, via email or phone to guarantee your spot in class.
Which methods of payment are accepted?
Online bank transfers are preferred but we also accept cash at the studio.
What should I wear?
ABSOLUTELY NO LOTIONS OR BODY OILS the day of class – not even in the morning! Sweat combined with body oils/lotions will release your moisturizer back to the surface which will result in dangerous sliding.
ABSOLUTELY NO JEWELRY as it will damage the poles.
Short shorts (with back of the knees and inner thighs exposed) and sports bra/tank top/t-shirt. Areas that would be covered by a swimsuit must be covered at minimum. Beyond that, be as skimpy or as covered up as you like and layer if you are uncertain. Thigh-high or over-the-knee socks, leg warmers and/or knee pads are recommended for floorplay. High heels are not mandatory for class but if you opt for footwear, be sure to bring a pair that you don’t mind getting a little banged up.
Who can attend class?
Aerial Therapy is a supportive, creative, non-judgmental family that welcomes everyone ages 18 and older regardless of weight, height, pole experience, fitness level, gender, sexual orientation, religious/political affiliation, or profession.
What can I expect during my first class?
Expect to have fun, free up and work muscles that you may have never used. Pole burns and bruises (or pole kisses as we affectionately refer to them) are common when first starting out. Student lockers are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Aerial Therapy cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen items. A bathroom with a shower is available on-premises. Bring water, an open mind and a positive attitude!
How many people are in a class?
Our regular class sizes are capped at 10 per session. Weekday lunchtime classes are capped at 6 per session. We can accommodate up to 20 participants for pole parties.
Can I still join class if I show up late?
Do not be late. Please arrive 10-15 minutes ahead of your scheduled session to change, get settled and sign the liability waiver (if you haven’t already done so). We have a strict no-late-entry policy for your safety and for the consideration of your instructor as well as other students.
Do I need to have a background in dance/gymnastics/sports?
No way! Your Aerial Therapists will teach you everything you need to excel in our classes. Our methods of instruction are progression-based and comprehensive. You will always be encouraged to enjoy the journey and learn at your own pace.
What if I have no core/upper body strength?
Not a problem – you’ve come to the right place to get strong! We will work with you to train the necessary muscles to progress through each movement.
How long will it take me to learn?
How quickly you learn is completely an individual thing. Some learn faster than others but this is by no means a measure of skill and/or talent. The improvement in your dancing will be based on various factors including your amount of training time, determination and consistency. We offer a variety of classes to cater to each level so you should never feel the need to rush through your own journey of progression.
Is photography and/or filming allowed in the studio?
We appreciate this age of social networking and understand the importance of tracking your progress and sharing all the amazing things you do at Aerial Therapy with the world so we encourage it! We ask that you respect your instructor and fellow students by taking pictures/videos AFTER class. All subjects of pictures/videos must consent to being captured. The best times to take pictures/videos are during the following:
- Pole parties
- Private classes
- Open Pole Sessions
- After class, before the next class starts
I have previous pole training/experience. Do I have to start in Pole 1?
We require students to be proficient on both sides for certain moves before being placed in a specific level. Please contact us to arrange a time to assess your level if you are ready to join us with your prior pole experience.