Here are some tips on what to wear and what to expect on your first pole class:
First, come ready to meet friends. Second, be on time or come early. No one wants to show up late to class and interrupt some very important rules to go over when you arrive. There are important warm ups to get your body ready. When you arrive early, you also get a chance to chat and meet the other students, who also may feel the same way you do - slightly nervous. Come ready talk with the teacher or other students who may feel the same as you. Get rid of those early class jitters. Trust me, when you get your first move, all those inhibitions will go away!
Clothing maybe a little intimidating at first. When was the last time you wore shorts in front of other people!? Well it's ok, a pole class is a pole family and this is a welcoming environment. Start with some leggings or loose pants, but when your body warm, please wear shorts under so you can take off the pants. Skin is key to make the moves look great on a pole. As for a top, a form fitting tank top is fine. Please keep it clean, there is no need for see-through underwear or scandalous clothing. Nudity is not allowed or tolerated. We have created an environment that's non-judgmental, welcoming, encouraging and ready to dance.
There is no need for extra pretty enhancements, you are already pretty. We are here to work out. So please no lotion. There is also no need for extra oils or moisturizer. This will make you very slippery and builds up residue on the pole. This can lead to falling, injury or slipping on the poles that everyone uses. No need for jewelry, bracelets, or fit bits - they are more likely to get broken so please save them for home.
The start of the class includes a basic warm to get the body warm. Then the teacher will conduct some demonstrations and walk you step by step on how to do each move. The teacher will also go around to spot and give individual attention. Do not worry if you don't get a move on your first try, you will get some moves at first try, others you'll develop. Who rides a bike the first time and accomplished it? Take your time, listen and most of all have fun!
So come, try it out and see what your body can do. We all walk in feeling un-sure - leave feeling empowered.