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Policies & FAQs

What’s Your class structure like?

What’s Your class structure like?

Our classes are designed to be 75 minutes long. This time includes warm up, conditioning drills, class content, and a cool down period. There’s an extra 15 minutes in between classes as well; a transition period for students coming in and out so that all of our classes can start on time.

What if I’m late or miss class?

what if i’m late or miss class?

We recommend that all students show up 15 minutes before class begins. We understand that sometimes sh*t happens – traffic, home emergencies, etc. Let us know if something’s up! However, any students more than 10 minutes late will not be admitted. There will be NO refunds for classes missed without at least 2 hours notice.

what should i wear?

what should i wear?

Pole dancing requires skin to be able to grip and move your body up and down the pole. For most pole classes, we recommend shorts and a tank top or sports bra to maximize your available body grip. For flexibility and conditioning classes, wear what you’re most comfortable in! Leggings, shorts, t-shirts – as long as you can move and sweat, we’re okay with it. No street shoes, but heels can be worn in pole movement classes with teacher approval. NO JEWELRY on the poles! Changing area is available.

wait, heels? what kind of heels?

wait, heels? what kind of heels?

Platform heels and boots! Pole dancers use specialized shoes to elongate the body, perform specific movements, and create more appealing shapes. Shoes are usually between 6” and 10” tall and come in a variety of styles. These shoes require some practice to be able to walk and move safely, but the result is a sexy and beautiful dance form that we love.

I’m out of shape – can I still come to classes?

I’m out of shape – can I still come to classes?

Of course! There is no one “pole dance shape.” Even among our instructors, you’ll see a variety of body types and abilities – and that’s okay! Pole is for everyBODY. Our classes are designed to build up the strength and flexibility required for you to safely pole dance, no matter your size or athletic ability. Many tricks and moves require your body to bend and hold positions you may have never thought possible – we’ll get you there!

I don’t identify as a woman – are my pole opportunities limited?

I don’t identify as a woman – are my pole opportunities limited?

Not in the slightest. Pole dance is not limited to gender or sexuality, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. At High Priestess Pole Studio, we accept all people, of all genders. We pride ourselves on providing space for everyone, with no judgement or limitations – no matter how you identify.

Am I too young/old for pole dance?

Am I too young/old for pole dance?

Due to some of the more adult content in our music and dancing, High Priestess is an 18+ pole studio. However, there’s no such thing as being too old! Whether you’re 18 or 108, you deserve to feel sexy, strong, and confident.

Is pole dancing the same as stripping?

Is pole dancing the same as stripping?

Nope. Pole dance is a sport, plain and simple. Styles range from sexy to dramatic and emotional to sporty and entertaining. That being said, we support sex workers! There is nothing wrong or dirty with stripping or dancing for money, and we respect that so much of our sport has evolved from the work of exotic dancers. We ask that you have the same respect for all members of the community.

What is Your privacy policy?

What is Your privacy policy?

To promote our studio and our sport, we’ll often take photos of students in class to showcase what we’re doing and keep track of everyone’s progress. These photos may be used on our website and social media pages. In your membership contract, there will be a statement of release to allow your photos to be published. We recognize that some people would like their pole dance journey to be kept private for personal or professional reasons, and that will be respected. Feel free to take photos of yourselves for your own use, too!

We can take photos of ourselves in class? Sweet!

We can take photos of ourselves in class? Sweet!

Photos and videos are encouraged! They can help you track your progress and remember your favorite tricks and poses. However, please note that phone use is only okay AFTER class is over. Please save phone use for the end of class, and only for recording purposes. Texting or taking phone calls during class is disruptive and disrespectful, and we want to show our instructors that we value their time as much as our own!

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