When are classes offered and what is the price?
Where are your classes located?
How do I register for a class?
When do I need to register for the upcoming classes?
What payment methods do you accept?
About the Classes:
What is the typical age of your students?
Do I have to be strong to take pole dance classes?
Do I have to be in special shape to take a pole
What should I wear to class?
Is there nudity involved in these classes?
What will I learn to do in a pole dance class?
Do I need previous dance or pole dancing experience?
Will I lose weight taking this class?
many students are in a class?
What should I bring with me to class?
Where are your your locations and how do I get
need my own pole at home?
What can I do if I want a pole in my house but I
have kids, etc?
Can I try out a class before I register?
I have a medical condition - can I still take this
class? Can I take this class if I am pregnant?
Are men allowed to take this class?
What is your make up policy if I have to miss a
Do you offer group exotic or lap dance classes?
Do you offer pole dance workshops?
I've already taken
pole dance classes elsewhere or have previous experience - do I need to
I'm not sure about taking a pole dancing class - can
I observe a class before I sign up?
Frequently Given Answers:
are classes offered and what is the price?
Classes meet for 75 minutes every week. Our program
consists of 6 levels which last 6 weeks each.
These multi-level classes are for beginner
through intermediate level students.
After the 6 levels are complete, students may
continue with advanced classes.
Group classes meet only on weekday evenings
- some meet on Saturday mornings
All classes are sold in 6-week blocks: $160 for 6
classes meeting once per week..
2. Where are your
Our primary location is in Chicago Heights on
Halsted Street in between Joe Orr and Volmer Roads.
We have a satellite location in a Curves studio
in Frankfort at approximately 208th and Lagrange Road,
which is not run by the Curves
facility. You can read more about our locations here:
3. How do I register for
You must call and register by phone at
815-341-6607. Full payment is due at the time of registration.
No refunds or credits are given for cancellations
do I need to register for the upcoming classes?
We take class registrations at any time for future
Class space is limited so if you want to secure a class time, book it as soon as possible to
Most classes are filled two weeks in advance.
Taking the intro to pole workshop does not necessarily guarantee your
place on the upcoming schedule: we advise that you take advantage
of our new student discount and sign up for your class
at the same time you register for the intro workshop.
5. What payment
methods do you accept?
We accept all major credit
cards, Paypal, personal checks received at least 7 days prior to the
start of class and cash or money orders. We
also take check by phone payments for your convenience!
6. What is
the typical age of your students?
Our students have ranged from 18-68.
Typically our students are from 25-55 with the
majority being in the 30-50 year old range.
Students under the age of 18 cannot take this
class, even with parental consent, due to the special
considerations of growth and development which we
are not prepared nor insured to handle.
Do I have to be strong to take pole dance classes?
Lower level classes do not require a lot of
strength. The majority of your ability will lie in
your confidence and desire to do well. Pole
dancing requires more agility, balance and motivation
than strength. Strength comes with time and
Advanced classes will require more upper body strength and conditioning as
you move on to more
8. Do I have to be in special shape to take a pole dancing class?
Everyone is different. Some smaller framed dancers
have a more difficult time than those who
are not so petite. We have women of all builds
take our classes. Remember, most of pole dancing is
your attitude and determination.
9. What should I wear to
We dress casual and comfortable. Typically shorts
and a short sleeve top is best. You will need the
bare skin of your arms and legs to assist in
gripping the pole for spins. If you wish to wear longer pants,
you should plan on yoga-style or even sweat
pants, as long as they can be stretched and pulled well above
your knees to allow you to grip the pole.
There are facilities to change clothes upon
arrival at both of our locations.
10. Is there
nudity involved in these classes?
Absolutely not! In fact, nudity is not allowed.
11. What will
I learn to do in a pole dance class?
In the Introduction to Pole Dancing class you
will learn about safety and body mechanics as related to pole dancing.
You will also be introduced to several type
of hip circles and learn your first pole dance routine which includes your
As you continue in the basic and
intermediate levels, you will learn
different styles of walking, variations of hip circles,
transitional/connecting pole moves as well as floor work and a large variety of spins.
These moves are built into a pole dance
routine, allowing you to learn the flow of
dancing both on and off of the pole.
Most women of all builds can learn to do basic
level routines. The intermediate dance routines require a bit more agility
and strength but the majority of pole dancing is
more about physics than power.
Climbing and sitting up on the pole is
introduced during the intermediate level and you will not learn to
flip/invert (upside down)
on the pole until you reach the
Each week that you return, you will learn a
new move and build a full routine over the course of 6 weeks..
12. Do I need
previous dance or pole dancing experience?
Previous dance experience of any type is not
required. The majority of our students who enter the basic level
have never even tried pole dancing before or have
only "played" on a pole at a bar or on a stop sign
on the street!
We find that students with previous athletic, dance or even martial arts
experience will progress
more quickly at first as they are use to
following instructions that require mind-body coordination,
but eventually, most students will learn at the
13. Will I lose weight
taking this class?
Participating in any form of fitness training just once a week will not
get you in better shape or make
you lose weight. Only regular exercise and a
healthy diet will do this.
However, the first step is most important and
that is just to get started. This class will definitely
motivate and inspire you to look and feel better
in whatever way it takes.
If you choose to pole dance several times a week,
pole dancing can burn in excess of 200 calories an
hour if done continuously.
Note about aerobic exercise: Pole dance lessons are
generally not considered a true aerobic workout, although
it is possible to do pole dancing in an aerobic way. In
aerobic exercise you are consistently maintaining an elevated
heart rate for a specific amount of time - The American
Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes,
3 times per week. Unless you are moving continuously at
a steady pace throughout a class, as you do in dancercise,
Zumba, running, etc, you are not achieving an aerobic
condition. You would need to already know HOW to pole dance
in order to do this.
In a pole dance class where you are being instructed on
how to spin, climb, invert, etc, you will not be moving at
a constant rate while you start and stop for directions
and corrections. You will increase your heart rate, you will
tone and condition, you will get a workout...but it
will not be a true aerobic class.
14. How many students are
in a class?
Our Frankfort location has
4 poles and our Chicago Height studio has 4
No more two students
share every pole so that there are 6 - 8 students per class.
Having your own pole at a class may sound like
fun but it is not safe and can be exhausting and actually detract from the
While pole dancing is a great way to work out, we
believe classes should be fun!
You also learn more by watching your practice
partner while they are on the pole.
15. What should I bring
with me to class?
Bottled water is available for purchase at the Chicago
Heights location or you should bring your own water. You will be
expected to remove all hand and wrist
jewelry prior to dancing on the pole so leave it home if you don't wish to
leave it in your purse or bag.
We also suggest you bring a hand towel that has NOT been treated with
fabric softener for wiping your hands as they
become sweaty during class.
The only other thing you should bring with
you is a smile and be ready to have fun!
Where are your your locations and how do I get there?
Please see this page for a detailed
description of our locations:
17. Do I need my own pole at
No. You will find that at the basic level, you
can come back each week with minimal practice
done at home on your non-pole moves and have
enough exposure to your dance routine that by
the end of the basic level, you can competently
perform the majority of the moves.
The intermediate level requires more practice and review as
the moves become a bit more challenging.
While it is not required to have a pole of your
own for practice at home, you will enjoy your lessons
and progress more quickly if you can practice
between classes, but it is not required.
It is required to have your own pole at home to
take advanced classes.
18. What can I do if I want a pole in my house but I have kids, etc?
There are fully removable pole on the market that can be put up and
taken down in less than 5 minutes!
Please talk to us or read our information here:
Choosing a Dance Pole For Your Home to
be certain you
purchase a SAFE pole that is worth your
investment. We sell the X-pole or can help you choose another pole
that is right for you.
19. Can I try out a
class before I register?
Our Intro to Pole Dancing workshop is a one-time class with no obligation
to return or sign up for other classes.
However - plan on being hooked after that one
I have a medical condition - can I still take this class?
This class is a form of fitness and exercise just like any other dance or
exercise class and can cause physical stress,
fatigue, and has the risk of injury. As
with starting any new activity or exercise, please consult with your
to determine if you have an pre-existing
conditions which will be contraindicated for this class. Students with
injuries or known health
conditions are responsible for obtaining medical clearance prior to taking
any of our classes.
All students and party guests are required to sign a waiver of liability
that they have no contraindications to taking this class.
Women who are pregnant cannot
take this class.
21. Are men allowed to
take this class?
classes are gender specific - all male or all female. We do not allow
classes to be mixed unless
requested by a group. At this time, due to lack
of demand, we do not offer group classes for men, but
we can provide private instruction for any men
wishing to learn to pole dance.
What is your make up policy if I have to miss a class?
Students who call in advance have the option of rescheduling their class
for another class within the same
week IF room is available and other classes are
23. Do you
offer group exotic or lap dance classes?
At this time we do not offer regular group classes in exotic dance or lap
dancing. We can provide private
instructions in either or we
occasionally offer workshops in both.
24. Do you offer pole
We offer FEM workshops: Flow, Expression and
Movement. This is a 2-hour choreography workshop which stresses proper
form, flow and seamless
transitions as you move through your pole work.
This is open only to students who have completed level 4 in our program or
in another program. If you have trained elsewhere
- contact us for more information.
25. I've already taken pole dance classes elsewhere or have previous
experience - do I need to start
at level one?
Our classes are taught based on proper body mechanics and specific safety
considerations and may
be quite different from what you have learned or
experienced. If you wish to skip any level of class,
you must be evaluated by taking a regular private
lesson first for us to determine your level of expertise
as well as to assure your safe dance practices.
26. Can I observe a
class before I sign up?
Unfortunately we cannot allow potential students
to come in and observe our classes as our students would feel like
they are "performing" with an audience standing
around to watch. If you are unsure, you can sign up to take just our
Introduction To Pole Dance workshop without any
obligation to take more classes. However - we're certain you'll be back!