Here are some of our FAQ from Pole Sessions
Question 1: What should I wear to classes?
Pole Fitness – It is recommended that you wear workout shorts and vest top or t-shirt, as skin contact with the pole is needed. Stretchy material is best so that you have a good range of movement. Moisturiser is also not to be worn and please do not wear jewellery as this can damage the poles and your jewellery.
Aerial Arts classes – Long sleeved tops and leggings are best. With also no creams, jewellery, zips or buttons.
Question 2: Why can’t I apply moisturiser or tan before coming to class?
These are never fully absorbed into the skin; it will transfer onto the pole during use and will interfere with yours as well as other students grip. It makes the pole slippery and therefore dangerous.
Question 3: What shoes do I wear?
Most classes are taken with bare feet, although some people do wear trainers or pump style shoes. You will have the opportunity to wear heels later if you want. Please check your class information for more information.
Burlesque classes are done in heels.
Question 4: Who comes to classes?
Pole Sessions classes are open to all women, no matter your age (as long as you are over 16), classes are made up of all different shapes, sizes, ages and fitness levels, so you are sure to fit in!
Question 5: Why do I have to remove jewellery?
Metal against metal impairs your grip. Also, the poles and aerial arts are specialised equipment, jewellery damages them. (Your jewellery may also become damaged).
Question 6: Am I too old?
You are never too old to learn new skills. A sensual woman is ageless. This is a fitness class and is open to everyone. There is no upper age limit. At Pole Sessions we have even taught women in their 70’s to do pole fitness, and many ages come to our other fitness classes. For our bouncefit rebounder classes this is one of the best forms of exercise you can do for your joints.
Question 7: How many women attend each class?
We never have more than 30 in each class with 3 instructors so you get plenty of pole time! If the class is full we will give you extra pole time at the end of the lesson.
For aerial arts there is never any more than 12 people.
Question 8: Will I have to strip?
Unless we are talking about your coat, No. Nudity is not allowed at classes.
In burlesque you can pretend too but we don’t actually strip!
Question 9: I don’t think I can lift my bodyweight. Is it for me?
Pole Sessions will help you learn and build your strength. Pole dancing is about more than just tricks. It is a workout and dance form that every woman can practice. Our beginner courses are tried and tested and are developed to build your strength each time you come, many people see their strength has doubled in just one week!
Question 10: I am pregnant / just given birth. Can I still come to class?
Pole dancing and aerial arts is unsuitable if you are pregnant or if you have very recently given birth. Please check with your doctor if you are unsure. We usually say wait a few months after your baby has been born to start pole fitness, please as your midwife.
Question 11: How much does it cost?
Please see our prices page for more fitness class pricing.
Question 12: How long does each class last?
Each class is for one hour, although if the class is full we will allow extra time so everyone has more pole time. Classes usually run around 75 minutes to 90 minutes in intermediate and advanced.
Question 13: Are men allowed?
Classes are for women only. We have men’s pole fitness classes on certain nights and days only.
Question 14: Is pole dancing safe?
Your instructor is an experienced, professional (non-nude) pole dancer with knowledge of how to break down its elements and teach them safely and correctly.
As with any sporting activity, injury can occur. Pole dancing can intensify existing injuries, especially back, neck and joints problems. Therefore, should this apply to you, it is advised that you seek medical advice before joining the class.
The classes are progressive and flexible enough to be able to adjust to individual needs.
Question 15: What are the rules?
In order to secure a place, payment must be made in advance.
Please do not drink alcohol before coming to class.
Please do not apply moisturiser, oil, lotion or tan to your body on the morning of class (alternatively shower before you come to class).
All students must complete a disclaimer form and state any relevant medical conditions.
No responsibility will be taken for students deliberately ignoring these or behaving in a dangerous way. In extreme cases, you may be asked to leave.
Classes are open to women over 18.
Please remove rings, bracelets and watches.
No negative comments about self or others in class. Only positive comments, such as; “Wow, you look really good with that move”.
Question 16: My friends can’t come after all, can I still come alone?
Of course you can! Most women come to class alone. It’s also a great place to meet new friends!
Question 17: Can I purchase gift vouchers for lessons?
Yes. You can purchase a course, private lessons or group session for a friend or loved one (redeemable within 3 months).
Question 18: Why do I have to pay in full? Can’t I just pay as I go along?
There are a limited number of spaces per class. In order to secure your place, payment must be in full. The classes in the beginners are structured and progress from week to week. Intermediate and Advanced classes are drop in and the missed classes will roll over as long as you let us know! If you would like to PAYG you can do but priority will always be given to those on courses.
Question 19: Why is a deposit needed for parties?
These sessions get very booked up, especially during the wedding and holiday season so to avoid disappointment; you need to secure your place. Deposits are non-refundable
Question 20: What happens if I know I will miss a class during the course?
If you know that you will miss a class before the course starts, we will be able to accommodate you. It is not advisable, as the course progresses from week to week. If you fail to inform us you will lose your lesson.
Question 21: How do I get a refund?
Your session fee will be refunded in full if you give two weeks written notice prior to the start of the course. 50% of the session fee will be refunded if you give less than two weeks written notice prior to the start of the course. 25% of the session fee will be refunded if you give less than one week’s written notice prior to the start of the course. Less than 24hrs written notice prior to the start of your session, your course fee will be forfeited although we are quite happy to rearrange your course to suit you! Just ask and we will do our best to help!
Question 22: Can I repeat a course?
Yes, of course you can. The courses follow a syllabus that is flexible enough to accommodate this. Every group dynamic is different. Pole Sessions will give you an opportunity to polish off all your moves!
Question 23: I haven’t been to Pole Sessions for ages. Can I still come to a practice session?
Of course! If you have been taught by us previously, you are always welcome to attend.
Question 24: I just want to come and practice with other polers, but have practiced elsewhere until now. Am I still welcome?
Yes of course you are! We welcome all new students.
Question 25: If I wear stilettos for heels class which shoes should I wear?
Make sure your shoes are not higher than 7 inches. Your shoes need to have a strap around your ankle so that you can balance better when you dance.
Question 26: I am interested in buying a dance pole to put in my home, where can I buy one?
You can purchase your dance pole with us; we stock the x-pole in both chrome and titanium.
Question 27: Why should I pick your Pole Fitness Studio?
Because we try to make every class suited to you and are both fun and friendly. We also don’t have any cliques or nasty comments at our studio so you can relax there!
We have a new 10 pole studio with the best titanium x-pert spinning and static x-poles, the only studio in Manchester to have 11 of these. We also have 10 professional crash mats so you can be sure to have the best experience possible. Our Leigh studio is slightly smaller and has 6 poles and offers many dance classes as well as pole fitness.
Each class is structured to you and with at least 3 instructors on per night you will progress through the levels quickly! All our classes are for at least 1 1/4 hours so you also get the maximum time on the pole.
Question 28: What happens if I say nasty remarks to an individual?
At Pole Sessions we DO NOT allow any nasty comments or any cliques. You will be asked to leave. We have developed an amazing studio where everyone has a great time and we do not tolerate bullying.
Question 29: Who are your instructors?
All of our instructors are trained to a high level; you can see all of our instructors here
Question 30: Do you have any special offers?
Yes! We have lots of special offers here; these get updated regularly so keep checking back!
Question 31: I work shift work, can I still come?
Of course! Just explain on your first day or when you book your classes and we will change days around for you!
Question 32: How do I know you are a good studio?
We have been picked to appear on television twice, and we have lots of web appearances also. Pole Sessions was also chosen to train actress Nikki Sanderson for her role in the play ‘The Naked Truth’ where she was a pole dancer. With more than one studio you can ensure you are coming to a quality school. Read more
Question 33: What classes do you offer?
We have stretch and flex, strength building, aerial silks, aerial hoop, trapeze, aerial skypole, aerial cube, pole silks, pole fitness and heels.
Question 34: Where can I read reviews?
You can see what some of our students say about us from our testimonial page.
Question 35: Why did you create Pole Sessions?
Its is a sad story really… my grandmother was ill in hospital and Britain’s Got Talent was playing and there was a pole dancer on, she said I should always follow my dreams and open a school. Sadly she passed away a week later and in her memory I opened Pole Sessions as a personal mission to help women become more confident and healthy. Read more
Question 36: Why are Aerial Hoop / Silks only available to Pole Sessions Students?
Due to the popularity of aerial hoop and silks courses, limited space available and our prices as we keep everything as low as possible, aerial silks is only open to the girls who do Pole Fitness at Pole Sessions. Please contact us and we will see if there are any places left in the classes.
Question 37: Should I lose weight before coming to the pole sessions?
No! You will lose weight and tone your body as you do the pole dancing lessons! You also do not need to build any strength as the beginner course is designed to build your strength each time you come!
Question 38: Is there parking available?
At our Worsley studio there is parking on the street outside. Please respect our neighbours though when you come / leave the studio!
Question 39: Should I get the beginner course or a single lesson?
The beginner course is designed to build your strength and confidence and has been proved to teach you pole fitness quickly and effectively. Plus its cheaper and you get a free certificate!
Question 40: I can’t find you… how do I get in?
At our Worsley studio its above Brians Carpets… you walk in through the front door and go into the pole studio door at the left. It has a sign on it so you can’t miss it!
Question 41: Can I just turn up?
No! All classes are prebook only. You wouldn’t like it if you booked and people just turned up making the class to busy. We try to keep the classes as small as possible so you get more time on the pole or in your fitness class. Read how to book
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