Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I’m not flexible, a dancer, fitness buff, strong, sexy, [insert any other excuse you can come up with]. Can I still do pole dancing?


A: Of course! Pole dancing requires no previous training of any kind and all new students start at the same level in our studio. Our progressive curriculum allows individuals to build up strength over time and at their desired pace. Literally ANYONE can pole dance.


Q: I'm a little on the heavier side. Is there a weight restriction?


A: We're on the heavier side too; gravity tends to do that to people. There are absolutely no weight restrictions in place by the studio or the poles and we would love to have you and your gorgeous body in our classes!


Q: I’m so nervous for my first pole class; what are some things I should know?


A: First of all, don’t be nervous. Be excited about your new journey! Easier said than done but you have absolutely nothing to worry about! To help ease your anxiety though, here are some do’s and don't's for your first class:


Do:

  • Arrive 5 to 10 minutes early to check in, sign our participant waiver, remove outerwear, and scope out our studio.
  • Wear something you can move in. Athletic wear, leggings, shorts, tank tops, and sports bras, are all ideal attire, but most important is your comfort.
  • Remove all jewelry before beginning class. This reduces the risk of injury and helps maintain the condition of our equipment for all students.
  • Tell all your friends and invite them to come and join you!

Don’t:

  • Apply lotions or oils the day of class. This maximizes your gripping ability and reduces sweat and slippage.
  • Take yourself too seriously. We promise you’re going to fall off the pole at least once.


Q: I’ve taken classes at another studio, do I have to start at the beginning again?


A: We are so excited for you to continue your pole journey with us! Because curriculums, teaching styles, movement names, and progressions differ from studio to studio, please contact the studio directly so we can discuss your experience level and where it falls in regards to our curriculum. This may require your attendance at the studio in a designated class to evaluate your level.


Q: How long are classes?


A: All classes at 60 minutes in length. Pole fitness classes consist of a 20 minute warm up and conditioning portion, followed by curriculum based learning, and finally a cool down and stretch.


Q: What types of classes do you offer?


A: We have two general types of classes: Pole classes and non-pole classes. For a full description of all classes please visit our Class Description page.


Q: Isn’t pole dancing for strippers?


A: Absolutely not! While exotic dance commonly seen in strip clubs is a facet of the pole community (and one that should be highly respected considering how much strength and self-confidence it takes!), it is not the only type. Other types of pole dancing include contemporary, gymnastic/acrobatic, theme/theatrical, fitness-focused, and many more.


At our studio, we strive for originality and integrity above all else. To us this means creating an inclusive and non-judgmental atmosphere. There are as many types of pole dancing as there are individuals. You may cultivate your own type of pole dancing regarding your own comfort and talents.


Q: Why should I even take pole dancing classes?


A: I think this question should be, “Why SHOULDN'T I take pole dancing lessons?” And we wouldn’t be able to come up with an answer because pole dancing is amazing! But in case that didn’t sell you, here are some other reasons why you should learn pole dancing:

  • Increases strength, flexibility, stamina, and cardiovascular systems;
  • Increases self-confidence and feelings of empowerment;
  • Stimulates weight loss;
  • It’s fun (duh!);
  • You gain a family, community, support system, and personal cheerleaders all in one place;
  • Lower stress levels;
  • You could be in the Olympics! (sort of; there is a commission board pushing for pole dancing to be considered an Olympic sport!);
  • An incredible rush of adrenaline when you conquer your “nemesis” move (don’t worry, you’ll have one…everyone does…)


Q: Do you allow men in the studio?


A: Men are welcome to attend and participate in all classes. At Chrome 45 we strive to emulate more equitable and less gender-normative policies. We expect our students to do the same, and support one another for their achievements and strength, regardless of their gender status.


Q: Are you a LGBTQ+ safe space?


A: We are and welcome ANYONE who wants to discover their love of pole dancing, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, or other status. We have an established code of conduct and any discriminatory, disrespectful, or rude behaviour will not be tolerated. Please review Our Studio Policies for a full explanation.


Q: Do you sell gift certificates?


A: Yes! Certificates can be purchased in any denomination, and be applied to any studio service, in studio or online.


Q: Will I get injured?


A: As with any physical activity there is always a risk of injury; however, our instructors are certified and experienced in the proper instruction and spotting techniques of pole fitness. As always, please listen to your own body and mind and only do movements you are comfortable with.


Q: I’m pregnant, can I still participate?


A: Unfortunately at the moment we only offer classes to individuals pre- and 6 weeks post-partum with doctors approval. Individuals that are less than three months postpartum must sign a release indicating their doctors approval and their release of liability to the studio. 


If you should become pregnant during your time at the studio, we will gladly hold and/or extend your membership or package until such time you are able to resume your studies. 


Q: Are there any age requirements?


A: Yes, participants must be at least 18 years of age to join classes. There is no age limit however and anyone of any age, body type, fitness level, can join and benefit from pole classes.


Q: How do I register for a class?


A: You can register for a class by visiting our Book a Session page on our website. We will be releasing a schedule, booking software, how-to video and more information closer to our opening date.


Q: How can I expect to progress through the curriculum?


A: While anyone can do pole dancing classes, everyone progresses at their own pace. How fast or slow you progress through a level is up to you! To complete a level you must meet all the Graduate Requirements as well as have instructor approval. 


If you intend on moving quickly through curriculums, attending more than once a week and more than just pole classes is recommended. Further recommended is private or semi-private lessons to facilitate a one-on-one experience and focus on your specific pole goals.


Don’t be worried if you don’t pass a level the first time through. The curriculum's are meant to be repeated because there is just so much to learn! Enjoy your pole journey without worrying about a destination.

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