Frequently Asked Questions
Q What do I wear to a pole fitness class?
A: Wear whatever you feel most comfortable in. You can wear yoga clothes, gym clothes or shorts and a crop top. Introduction classes can even wear track pants that can be rolled up, as most of your grip will be with your hands, shins, feet & back of knees. As you progress through the levels, you will start to need more skin to grip the pole so advanced level students usually wear shorts and singlet tops. We also have a pole store located in our Kingston studio, that sells pole accessories, clothing & shoes.
Q How do I grip on the pole if my hands are slippery?
A We have grip aids in the studio that you can try if you are having problems gripping, we usually use dry hands, griptinite, hold tight, enviro grip, dew point or mighty grip gloves.
Q What should I know?
A Make sure that your hands are free of oil or lotion. Avoid wearing moisturizer on your legs if you’re wearing shorts, as you will not be able to stick to the pole during some of the moves, do not wear any jewelry as it may be scratched by the poles.
Q Are men allowed to attend classes?
A Yes men are allowed to attend all Aerial Pole Academy classes
Q Do I need to be fit, strong or flexible before I can enroll?
A No, you will increase your strength and flexibility during your classes. Aerial Pole Academy's classes include cardio, strength and flexibility training.
Q Do I need to be able to dance?
A No, you can pole dance even if you have no dance or fitness background at all.
Q What do I bring to class?
A Bring a bottle of water and a cleaning cloth with a small spray bottle filled with methylated spirits, if you don't we have some at the studio that you can buy.
Q What if I missed a class?
A If you miss a class you are welcome to attend a practice sessions, please note you may only attend the practice session of the studio you have your classes at, unless advised otherwise.
Q What if I am late to a class?
A If you are more than 5 minutes late to a class you won't be accepted in as you must do the entire warm up to ensure your safety, and your instructor will not be able to run a seperate warm up for you as they will need to teach the rest of the class that arrived on time. You are welcome to attend the complimentary practice sessions we hold once a week instead, please note you may only attend the practice session of the studio you have your classes at.
Q What type of poles do you have?
A We have 28 brass Pussycat Poles with a mixture of 44.45mm and 38.1mm in diameter all of are poles can be set to spin or static.
Q What size aerial bungees do you have?
Aerial bungee will fit hip size of 100cm or smaller.
Q Is it alright if I have an alcoholic drink before class?
APA students will not be permitted to attend any APA class if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, APA reserves the right to stop any student at any time if there is a health and safety risk or has disregarded the APA policies.
Q What is your Cancellation Policy?
A We have a no cancellation policy, however we will work with you to find a class that you are able to attend.
Q What is your Refunds & Transfers Policy?
A Please understand that it is your responsibility to attend your classes. We save a space for you in the class you booked in for, for the entire term that you enrolled in.
Missed classes do not roll over to the next term. If you do not attend all your classes in the one 8 week term, you forfeit the missed classes. We can only guarantee a place in the class you enroll in.
CANCELLATIONS AT THE DISCRETION OF APA
APA reserves the right to change the class timetable up to and including the date of the course if sufficient bookings have not been received. In the event of the timetable being altered, every effort will be made to avoid inconvenience by offering alternative dates or times. If we are unable to offer a suitable alternative course a refund will only be granted at the discretion of APA management.