What should I wear to class? Anything I shouldn't do prior to class?
POLE - For beginners, any type of workout gear is appropriate. Feel free to wear yoga pants, leggings, shorts, etc. with a tank or tee. Classes are taught barefoot or you may choose to wear heels to pole classes. Any shoes worn in class must be strictly indoor shoes and not your street shoes. Please refrain from wearing any lotion or body oils before class. You will also be required to remove any hand or wrist jewelry at minimum or cover any rings with tape/Band-Aid if not removeable. For private parties/celebrations, you may choose to spice it up a little sexier and wear anything that makes you feel amazing for your special day!
AERIAL YOGA, AERIAL HAMMOCK, AERIAL SLING, AERIAL SILKS, AERIAL CONDITIONING, MIXED AERIAL ARTS, YOUTH AERIAL ARTS, BIG & LITTLE AERIAL ARTS - It's best to wear form-fitting clothing that covers your underarms and knees (for example, a fitted t-shirt and leggings). A top with sleeves is required. Avoid loose clothing that may fall out of place when moving around or in inversions. Please refrain from wearing clothing with zippers, buttons, dangling straps, or anything else that may snag the fabric. We also ask that nails be trimmed and/or smooth to the touch. All jewlery is prohibited (incl. earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets, watches, Fitbits, anklets, toe rings, and any other face or body piercing. If not removabale, it must be covered with tape/Band-Aid). Absolutely no exceptions for your safety and ours. Please refrain from applying hand lotion, oils, and perfume prior to class.
LYRA and LOLLIPOP (PLYRA) - Wear comfy but form fitting clothing. Both shorts or leggings are appropriate, however, beginners will prefer leggings for comfort on the Lyra. Our Lollipop is powder-coated (not taped like the Lyras), so skin contact on arms and legs is preferred by most. "Grippy" leggings are also an option and available for sale at the studio. Please refrain from wearing any lotion or body oils before class. You will also be required to remove any hand or wrist jewelry at minimum or cover any rings with tape/Band-Aid if not removeable.
POLE SILKS - Tops with sleeves to protect your underarms are required. Shorts, capris, or leggings are all appropriate although shorts are recommended, so you can still grip the pole with your legs. At minimum, hand and wrist jewelry are prohibited (or must be covered with tape/Band-Aid) as well as lotions and body oils applied prior to class.
ALL CLASSES - All classes are taught barefoot (or indoor only footwear) as street shoes are not allowed on the studio floor. Other options include socks, ballet slippers, or modern dance shoes. If you require supportive gym shoes, please be sure your shoes are indoor shoes only and not street shoes that have been worn outdoors to keep our floors clean as we teach floorwork classes.
Do I need to be physically fit already, and are there age restrictions?
Any level of physical ability is welcome to join classes. All classes begin with a warm-up, and you proceed at your own level. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate in most of our Pole Classes. If you are under the age of 18, please inquire here. With parent/legal guardian written approval, there are exceptions for some or most Aerial Classes, Specialty Classes, and Fitness Classes, and we also offer a weekly Youth Aerial Arts course. We offer Parties and Private Lessons with parent/legal guardian consent for those under 18.
How do I sign up and pay?
You can register online through our SIGN UP page. You do not need to create an account. Using our website, you can pay by credit/debit card or by PayPal. For discounted rates and special pricing, you have the option of clicking here OR receiving a store credit for the difference. We also accept Venmo (@FlightPole), QuickPay/Zelle (847-274-3163), and PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org). Signing up at the studio is another option as we accept cash and credit/debit in person. To ensure your class or session runs, it is best to preregister/pay online as there is a student minimum. Classes with below minimum enrollment may be cancelled, and you will only be notified if you preregistered. Classes might also be sold out if you arrive without preregistering/paying, so please try to register online before arriving.
What is your refund/credit policy?
All sales are final whether you intended to make the purchase or not, however, if we cancel your class, you have options:
If you paid by card, PayPal (on our website, guest checkout, or item/service), or any other method that charges merchant fees, you will receive a STORE CREDIT for the full amount OR refunded to the original method of payment MINUS FEES ($1.50 for an single class or $7.50 for a Series of classes).
If you paid by cash, Venmo, QuickPay/Zelle, no-fee PayPal friend, or any other approved method that DOES NOT CHARGE merchant fees, you are eligible for a full refund to the original method of payment.
Fee-less app usernames: Venmo (@FlightPole), QuickPay/Zelle (847-274-3163), PayPal (email@example.com). If you prefer to check the status of your class before registering or have any other questions regarding these policies, you may call or email us.
Are your classes women only?
Most of our Pole classes are currently female only, but we do offer co-ed Pole classes. The the rest of our classes are co-ed. Feel free to contact us with specific questions. If you are a male and interested in a Pole class not currently listed as co-ed, please contact us for availability and options.
Do you offer other classes besides Pole Dance & Fitness?
Since opening in 2014, we have expanded our class offerings from solely Pole Classes to include Aerial Classes, Specialy Classes, and Fitness Classes.
Aerial Classes - Aerial Hoop (Lyra), Aerial Silks, Aerial Yoga, Aerial Hammock, Aerial Sling, Aerial Conditioning, Mixed Aerial Arts, Youth Aerial Arts, Big & Little Aerial Arts
Specialty Classes - Lollipop (Plyra), Chair Dance, Pole Silks, Cardio Twerk, Acro Floorwork, Beginner Tumbling, Hula Hoop
Fitness Classes - Flexibility, Booty Werk, Conditioning Circuit, Shoulder Clinic, Yoga
We are always looking for new suggestions, so if you are interested in something we currently don't have, please let us know and contact us.
I'm interested in your Hula Hoop classes. Do I need my own hoop?
We have a multitude of colors, sizes, and styles of hoops at our studio, but you are free to bring your own. We also have custom hoops for sale.
What should I bring to class? Do I need a yoga mat?
We provide yoga mats and towels for your use, but feel free to bring your own. Please bring a water bottle to stay hydrated as you can refill it with our filtered water.
What is your makeup policy for missed classes?
Makeup classes for our Pole and Aerial Series classes are allotted based on advanced notification of tardiness and cancellations. Only certain drop in classes/sessions allow for makeups. Refunds will not be given as all sales are final. Please inquire within the studio for full written details.