3 Easy Steps to Get Started!
1. Download the SkyPole Fitness App.
2. Sign up for classes! We recommend starting with a SLOW FLOW class or FRESHMAN.
3. Read about the different class types below!
1. SkyPole Academy
Once you purchase a 5, 10, or 16 class pass you are considered a member. You can sign up for a Freshman Class and begin right away. No experience is needed. CLICK HERE to learn more about SkyPole Academy.
3. Pole Flow & Wild Card Classes
Here's where we put the DANCE in pole dance! No experience needed! Each class is different, and you will slowly improve in your dance abilities the more you attend these classes.
2. Yoga/Flexibility & Conditioning
Strength training and stretching is a MUST if you want to progress in pole. We recommend a MINIMUM of 1 of our yoga and/or conditioning classes per week.
4. Open Pole
Open Pole class is your time to work on your Academy-level graduation routine, or any other skill. It's YOUR time to do your own thing! Headphones recommended.
Open Pole is free for all current members. Weekly practice recommended.
10 Things to Know Before Coming to a Pole Class
1. Dress the way you want.
Wearing shorts to your pole class is recommended. The pole sticks to dry, exposed skin. Avoid lotion and oil the day of your class. DO NOT WEAR YOGA PANTS TO POLE CLASS! Clothing makes it difficult to stick to the pole.
2. It's not intimidating.
Our instructors and students are very friendly and supportive. Remember, most new students are just as nervous as you. Once the class starts you'll feel right at home.
3. You don't need to be in shape.
There are no weight, age, or fitness requirements to pole dance. Saying you need to "get in shape" before coming to pole class is like saying you need to lose weight before going to the gym. Doesn't make sense! Pole dancing is a workout and will help with weight loss, toning muscle, and increasing flexibility.
4. Don't forget to practice the things you've learned.
Like any sport, you have to make a habit of practicing regularly. Attending class consistently is important.
5. You don't need a dance or fitness background.
Pole dancing can be difficult at first, however, you are in class to learn and grow with each session. Not only are you learning a new sport, you are also learning to dance in a way you may not have before. Most students starting out in Freshman do not have a dance background.
6. Most of the polers you see on social media are professionals who have been pole dancing a long time.
Famous Instagram polers are the 1% of pole dancers, not the majority. Do not go down that self-destructive road of comparing yourself to other polers you see on social media.
7. You are not at SkyPole for anyone except YOU.
We all learn at our own pace. This is not a contest, and should not be treated as such. Our studio has a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Encouraging the women around you is highly recommended, but your main focus needs to be on YOU.
8. Pole is hard at first, but gets easier very quickly.
Just like EVERY SPORT OR NEW SKILL, you have to train to advance. No one walks into class and is magically great at pole dancing. Some will advance faster than others, and that's ok! It's about progress not perfection. Don't compare yourself to anyone else. It's common for many beginners to not get off the ground at first. Repetition is key.
9. If you see a wait list and still want to come, get on the wait list!
Wait list promotions are automatic. If you are on the wait list and next in line, you will be automatically promoted when someone cancels. You will get a text and email notification. If you are unable to come to class, please remove yourself from the wait list. You will not lose your class pass if you aren't promoted to the class list; it will remain on your account.
10. If you sign up for class, try your best to make it.
You can schedule future classes out as far as 20 days; however, if you sign up please make sure you can come to class. We know things happen, so you are able to cancel up to 5 hours prior to class start. After that, it's considered a late cancel. When you book a class, you are taking up a spot another student would have filled. Out of respect for the other students, frequent Late Cancels and/or No-Shows will result in additional fees or removal from classes all together.