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FAQ

What should I wear/bring 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, tee, or sport bra. As you progress (after Level I), you may be asked to bring shorts ($10+ in our studio). Classes are taught in socks/dance shoes or you may choose to wear heels to pole classes. Any shoes worn in class must be clean, 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 with tape/bandage if not removeable. For Pole Flow (dance class), although not required, it's best to bring layers, kneepads, and heels. For Pole Strength (fitness class), please wear appropriate fitnesswear as this is an all-ages class. 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! Please see below as well for "ALL CLASSES."

AERIAL YOGA, AERIAL HAMMOCK, AERIAL SLING, AERIAL FIT, AERIAL SILKS, AERIAL CONDITIONING, YOUTH AERIAL ARTS - It's best to wear form-fitting clothing that covers your midsection and knees. A top with sleeves that cover your underarms is required. A fitted t-shirt and leggings is great! Avoid loose clothing that may fall out of place when moving around or in inversions. Socks with grip are highly recommended ($6+ in our studio). For your safety, please refrain from wearing clothing with zippers, buttons, dangling straps, or anything else that may snag the fabric or cause a hanging hazard. We also ask that nails/cuticles be trimmed and/or smooth to the touch. All jewlery/accessories are prohibited (incl. earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets, watches, fitness trackers, anklets, toe rings, claw hair clips, and any other face or body piercing) to avoid it getting caught on the fabric. If not removabale, it must be covered with tape/bandage. Please refrain from applying any hand lotion, oils, and perfume prior to class. These classes are also scent-free to protect those with allergies. A great rule of thumb is to avoid anything that can snag, scent, or stain the fabric or cause a hanging or choking hazard. Please see below as well for "ALL CLASSES."

AERIAL HOOP (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 with tape/bandage if not removeable. Please see below as well for "ALL CLASSES."

POLE SILKS/FAB POLE (this is not a traditional Pole class as it uses fabric; please see above for Pole class- A top with sleeves to protect your underarms is required. Shorts, capris, or leggings are all appropriate although shorts are recommended, so you can still grip the pole with your legs. Avoid too loose of clothing that may fall out of place when moving around or in inversions. For your safety, please refrain from wearing clothing with zippers, buttons, dangling straps, or anything else that may snag the fabric. We also ask that nails/cuticles be trimmed and/or smooth to the touch. All jewlery is prohibited (incl. earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets, watches, fitness trackers, anklets, toe rings, claw hair clips, and any other face or body piercing) to avoid it getting caught on the fabric. If not removabale, it must be covered with tape/bandage. Please refrain from wearing any lotion, body oils, and perfume before class. These classes are also scent-free to protect those with allergies. A great rule of thumb is to avoid anything that can snag, scent, or stain the fabric or cause a hanging or choking hazard. Please see below as well for "ALL CLASSES."

FLEXIBILITY - Wear layers to stay warm. A back warmer is encouraged (custom options are available for sale at the studio). You may borrow or opt to bring your own props (or creative alternatives) to class: yoga blocks (or books/boxes to support your weight), yoga strap (or belt, robe tie, neck tie, etc.), yoga band (or stretchy leggings), yoga loop (or tie your stretchy leggings into a loop), sliders (or paper plates, fuzzy socks, etc.), and foam roller/massage balls (or lacrosse balls). Although not required for class, most items are also for sale in the studio. Please see below as well for "ALL CLASSES."

ALL CLASSES - Socks must be worn throughout the studio. All classes are taught in socks/dance shoes (or indoor only footwear) as street shoes are not allowed on the studio floor to keep it clean between classes. Think ankle socks, thigh high socks, ballet slippers, modern dance shoes, pole heels, etc. If you require supportive gym shoes, please let us know ahead of time and be sure your shoes are indoor shoes only and not street shoes that have been worn outdoors. If you prefer to dance/workout barefoot, please check with your instructor at class. We also encourage you to provide your own yoga mat and small towel/rag for sanitary purposes. If this is your first class, you will receive a FREE rental or discounted purchase (just ask us). This information will be in your class confirmation email as well. It is also best to bring a bottle of water for hydration.

Do I need to be physically fit to participate, and are there any restrictions?

Any level of physical ability is welcome to join classes. All classes begin with a warm-up, and you proceed at your own pace. Our small class sizes allow us to provide individual attention. We are also plus-size friendly!

 

You must be 18 years of age or older to participate in most of our Pole Classes and Specialty Classes. All of our Aerial Classes and Fitness Classes are teen-friendly. We also offer a weekly Youth Aerial Arts course for children and young adolescents. In addition, we offer Parties and Private Lessons for those under 18. If you are under the age of 18 and want to join any of our classes, please inquire here as parent/legal guardian written approval is required.

Private Lessons are a great way to go if you want to learn Pole but are unable to join a group class due to age restrictions.

Those that are injured or under the influence of drugs or alcohol may not participate. Please contact us in advance to registering if pregnant as participation may be restricted.

How do I sign up and pay?

 

You can register online through our SIGN UP page. You do not need to create an account, and we offer many payment options...Venmo (Flight Fitness Studio in the "Business" section), QuickPay/Zelle (orders@FlightFitnessStudio.com), Google PayPayPal (FlightFitnessStudio@gmail.com), card, and cash. For discounted rates and special pricing, you have the option of clicking here OR receiving a store credit for the difference. Signing up at the studio is another option as we accept cash and card 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), Venmo business, 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 $9.50 for a Series of classes).

  • If you paid by cash, Zelle, Google Pay, no-fee Venmo personal, no-fee PayPal friend/family, 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: Zelle (orders@FlightFitnessStudio.com), Google Pay, Venmo personal (@FlightFitnessStudio), PayPal friends/family (flightfitnessstudio@gmail.com). Please keep in mind that depending on your form of payment on these apps as well as the type of account you have, you may not have the option of sending fee-less transactions on Venmo or PayPal. 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.

I would like to watch a class before I try it. How do I sign up?

For the privacy and comfort of our clients, we do not allow viewers to come and watch. (In our Youth classes, a parent is encouraged to stay for the class although space may be limited.) To schedule a tour instead, contact us for an appointment. We are also available by phone or email to answer any of your questions without having to drive to us. We will also share photos and videos with you, by request, to give you a virtual tour if your prefer.

Are your classes for women only?

The majority of our Pole classes are currently female only, but we offer co-ed Pole classes. The rest of our class offerings are always co-ed. We welcome all genders as long as everyone feels safe and supported. Feel free to contact us with specific questions.

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/Hammock/Sling, Aerial Conditioning, Youth Aerial Arts

  • Specialty Classes - Lollipop (Plyra), Chair Dance, Pole Silks/FabPole, 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.

How do I know if I should start with an Intro class first or sign up for the 8-Week Series?

It's simple. Are you ready to commit? Do you want to save over 25%? Then sign up now for the 8-Week Series of Pole Dance & Fitness, Aerial Silks, or Aerial Hoop (Lyra). The 8-Week Series is progressive meaning the moves and tricks are taught in a specific order for maximum benefit. You will consistently progress and improve your skill set in this on-going class structure.

If you are still unsure if it's right for you, then start with an Intro class. Intro classes are only available for our progressive classes: Pole Dance & Fitness, Aerial Silks, and Aerial Hoop (Lyra). These progressive classes are not available as single class options, therefore, we offer an Intro class to try-before-you-buy. All of our other classes are not as progressive in nature, so anyone at anytime can jump right in without feeling lost. These classes are available as single classes, so an Intro class offering is not needed.

I already have experience. Do I need to take an Intro class?

Of course not. If Intro is below your level, but you are not ready to commit, please contact us for our current transfer student special!

I'm interested in Aerial classes with fabric. I see you offer a few different options. What do you recommend for my first time?

Here is a breakdown of the differences between the two fabric apparatuses: Hammocks and Silks.

  • Aerial Hammock/Sling/Yoga/Fit - A long piece of fabric is rigged from each end either to a single point or double points and suspended in the air forming a "sling" or hammock" (hence the name). Sometimes referred to as a "fabric swing" (although there is no swinging motion), there is a resting position of sitting or standing on the fabric while still being in the air. Aerial Sling classes may also be performed on the silk knot. Feel free to read more about the different classes offered on this apparatus by clicking here.

  • Aerial Silks - A longer piece of fabric is suspended in the air from the center leaving two long, beautiful tails draping down. Since there is no "hammock" (unless the fabric is knotted), there is not necessarily a resting position. More upper body strength types of exercises and movements will be trained on this apparatus for that reason, but soon you will be flying in the air, wrapping up your body in the silks, and performing jaw-dropping drops.

If you want to get a workout in a lighter fashion that does not require as much upper body strength to start, then try a class in the hammocks. You might even go upside down in your first class. If you want to train more upper body strength and be challenged from the very start, try Aerial Silks. We recommend trying both and deciding for yourself which you prefer.

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?

You are encouraged to bring your own yoga mat and small towel/rag for sanitary purposes, but we sell and rent them at the studio. If this is your first class, you will receive a FREE rental or a discounted purchase (just ask us). Please bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated.

What is your makeup policy for missed classes?

Makeup classes for our Pole, Aerial, and Fitness Series classes are allotted based on advanced notification of tardiness and cancellations. Only certain single classes/sessions allow for makeups. Refunds will not be given as all sales are final. Please inquire within the studio for full written details.

I am traveling (or not from around here), and I cannot commit to an 8-Week Series. What are my options?

Please contact us to disuss your personal situation.

I would like to come in with a group of friends to try Pole Dancing. Should we schedule an Intro to Pole class or a Private Party?

If you are coming with a group of five or more, we recommend booking a Private Party. You will have the whole studio to yourself for you and your friends, and you may invite whoever you want. Since it is not a public class, there will be no outsiders present, just you, your friends, and your instructor.

Our Intro to Pole classes are to give you an idea of what our 8-Week Pole Series is like as in a try-before-you-buy. These classes have a limit of 4-6 people. There is a fitness aspect to this class, and you will be working on conditioning exercises in addition to dancing. If you are interested in the technical side of pole tricks, then the class is for you.

Private Parties are more focused on the dance and social aspect of Pole and do not have exercise as the main component. With a Private Party, it is tailored to your group instead of following the more strict lesson plan of an Intro to Pole class. You can even choose your own music at your private event and invite many more people than at a public class.

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