FAQ

Use this page to find out answes to some of our frequntly asked questions.

Great news! You can get started at any time 🙂

Term Level Courses or Casual Classes??? You can do either or both!
Term Level Courses are the most popular way to get started and to progress with pole and most sign up to a term level course and add casuals of choice on top, although it is more than possible to start with casual classes!
Some start with casuals, especially those that find they are a little hesitant to start with and want to trial classes first but most end up signing up to a Beginner Term level course after 🙂

Choose our Bundle memberships to do both a Term level course and casuals at a bundle reduced rate!

Our casuals concentrate on specific areas of pole, dance and fitness and open to all levels of ability from brand newbies to advanced, whereas our Term level courses incorporate a little of everything together in a progressive fashion with the same group of fellow students learning together starting at absolute new beginner level.

Term Level Courses
There are 8 weeks to each of our terms and you can join an 8 wk Term Level course up till as late as the 4th wk of term – If joining late, choose your Beginner Term Level Course time and use your left over term level course passes on your membership to attend an alternate Beginner Course time ( You get 8 x total to use so if you start late, use your left over ones for an alternate course time OR if they are full/you can’t make those times then just contact us to add some ‘practice session’ membership passes in place)

Casual Classes
If wanting to get started with casuals, you just need to choose which one to get started with and we recommend as your first one ‘pole tricks’ to get an intro.
We have a once off 2 week unlimited casual pass membership which is a great way to try out our sparkly range at a once off special membership rate!
We also have 1 x pass and multi pass memberships for casuals and you can start any time you like.

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Not a problem! lets get you started with casual classes!

It’s a bit late to join our 8 wk level courses, however you can get started with any of our amazing casual classes! We recommend getting started by taking advantage of our Introductory 2 week Unlimited Casual class pass membership for only $59 to give all the different classes a try (we have 10 + casual classes a week you can try so this introductory pass for brand new students is an absolute steal of an offer)  CLICK HERE to purchase your casual pass memberships online OR just turn up 10 min prior to the first casual class of your choice and book at reception!

We accept payment through our online portal using ‘EziDebit’ (Credit or Debit card)  OR Credit/Debit over the phone during reception hours OR in person at the studio cash/Eft/Credit 🙂 

We offer a Term Level course membership that you can pay off over the term and also bundled Term Level Course + casuals that do the same. Alternatively to the above we have casual classes that gives you the option to pay for classes as you can afford.

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Certainly!

We have a bunch of awesome casual classes you can do as a beginner/any level  – each are catered to your ability and focus on different styles of pole dance and fitness which you can attend even if absolutely brand new! We are super confident that you will love it and end up booking a level course membership!   Just don’t leave it too late to get into your preferred 8 wk level course as they can fill quickly!

Definitely not!!

Most our students can’t hold their own body weight when they start with us – we teach you how to gain more strength gradually and safely and we start from scratch with just walking around the pole, so if you can walk… you can start 😉

Not at all!! Pole Dance attracts every shape and size!

Are you over 100Kg?  If so you will be over the weight limit for very few of our poles due to recommended limit by the manufacturer, BUT  the majority of our poles are competition grade and will support any weight!  We can get you started with our non-pole classes also. We have students that have lost half their body weight or more doing regular classes with us, but you are not too big to start and we have students of all shapes and sizes!

We teach from 12 yrs and up! 

We have students up to in their 70’s.  You are never too old to start and pole dance keeps your body and mind healthy and happy so most pole dancers do not look or act their age  UNDER 12 YRS – We can do private sessions for children currently,  but are looking at doing regular child classes in future.

Absolutely not!

We teach you everything from scratch even if you are super uncoordinated and super unfit 🙂 Absolutely no experience necessary, plus the majority of new students are in this boat.

It’s not a problem in the slightest!
 
In fact, some of our highest level pole students started off not knowing Left from Right and tripping over their feet.  We have many techniques to instruct students and everyone learns differently.  We take you through as slow as you need and as long as you don’t give up we won’t give up on you 🙂 
You most certainly never have to perform or compete or be graded on moves if you don’t want to! 
 
The only reason to be graded on moves is if you want to pass a level to move up to the next, otherwise you can keep doing the level you are in without being graded.  Although we may encourage students to perform at showcases, you certainly don’t have to but it would be amazing if you came along to support your fellow class mates, however this isn’t compulsory either 🙂 

No you don’t 🙂

You just need to wear what you can move freely in just like you would to a gym, but skin sticks to the pole so you just need to be able to roll up and expose to mid thigh to stick.  Shorts can be easier, but whatever you can bare your legs to mid thigh in will work such as leggings.  We also go bare feet and most students wear gym clothes. Higher level polers tend to wear less to stick different body parts to the pole and as their body confidence builds out of sight!

Quite possibly!

If you have an injury/health condition that may affect your ability and safety you will just need to check with your Doctor/Specialist and supply us with a clearance note from them.  If it’s ok with your Doctor/Specialist it is ok with us 🙂 plus we can work around certain injuries/health conditions. Your safety is our priority!

After this course you can either move up into our higher course levels as your strength and skill builds or continue with our casual classes or do both! 

Of course we have a lot of students who repeat course levels as there are a lot of moves to achieve in each level and repeating is quite normal and sometimes necessary to repeat multiple times to gain the strength/coordination/technique etc needed to move up.  Some students choose to continue doing beginner courses or a level they are comfortable at as each term has a new pole dance routine + added moves and some students aren’t interested in performing more challenging moves, they just want to learn new pole dance routines or just like performing the tricks in the level for fun and fitness!

Each level has 2 x Terms worth of content and we alternate each term with one 8 wk Term focussing on static pole moves and static routine and the next on spinning pole moves and spinning pole routine. 
 
You spend as many 8 wk Terms that are necessary to pass all the moves before moving up a course level, but you don’t have to move up or be graded, it’s completely optional as some find a level they are comfortable at and stay there.
Generally it’s the focus of most students to pass a level and move up  and some will pass earlier than others depending on how well their individual bodies build the strength and co-ordination + technique and how much training they can put in necessary for the level.  Like anything, the more you do the quicker you gain the skills.   There are options to move through the levels/fast track – please see below. 

Pole isn’t all about strength and it’s a really unique sport/dance that would have you struggle no matter how well you perform other movement based activities if you were to skip the basics. 

It’s great that you are strong, that means you will find the ‘strength moves’ easier, it’s great if you are flexy as you will find the flexy moves easier and it’s great if you are a dancer as you will find the routines easier to pick up… but you do still need to learn all the basics no matter how strong/flexy/experienced in dance/gymnastics you are as these make the basis for every level above and there is a lot of technique/muscle and coordination progression to learn specific to pole dance.

FAST TRACKING – Here are the options for fast tracking though if you don’t want to do an entire 8 wk Beginner course level.

OPTION #1 – The fastest option.  Book a 1 hour or 1.5 hour private to be taught and marked off on the Beginner moves – you can do as many privates as you need and if you are strong, pick up the techniques and coordinated enough you may get all the Beginner moves marked off in 1 x private being given 1 on 1 attention.

1 hour private = $90

1.5 hour private = $120

OR

OPTION #2 –  Appears to be the cheaper option but depends how many classes you need. Attend our Pole Tricks casual group classes where the instructor can teach you 1 or 2 moves each class that you can get marked off on.  Bare in mind there are approx 15 moves to be marked off on in the Beginner level so this will take multiple pole tutoring classes to achieve all moves.

OR

OPTION #3 – The more popular option – Attend the 8 wk Beginner Level course and although you may get the strength moves quicker, you may still need the time to nail the technique and coordination of each pole move.  You also learn a Beginner routine to put all the moves together with combinations and if you feel like you have already nailed the moves being taught at the time,  you can focus more on nailing it on your non-preferred side also which is recommended to keep your body in balance anyhow.  You can attend casual ‘Pole Tricks’ classes within the same term and work on the moves that would be taught to you in the 2nd term so you can skip the second half of the level!

We are happy to help you with whichever or the three above options you choose 🙂

You can progress as fast as your body/mind allows you to learn and gain the necessary skills. 

We offer a fun range of group casual pole and fitness classes and you can also enrol in a second 8 wk course at your level or lower OR you can book privates sessions all that will  help with speeding up your progression.

To progress faster with pole dance, you need to do more pole dance classes.  Pole Dancing uses functional strength so lifting weights at the gym really doesn’t help all that much and your time is better spent doing more classes at Diamond Class.

You can see a list of all our classes/courses and timetable on our website www.dcpolefitness.com.au

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