Do I have to wear the stripper shoes?
It depends! First, we call them pole dance stilettos lol but you can call them stripper shoes if you like. Stilettos are a part of the pole dancing culture. Not only are they sexy they give the illusion you are floating. They are practical, the platform steadies your stride, and the ankle strap ensures your heels don’t fly off while you’are spinning on the pole.
The most awesome part of wearing stilettos is the ability to do a heel clack. It works best with chrome stilettos. It sounds like a loud clap. It happens when you click the heels of the stilettos together.
(Rentals $4 / stiletto purchases start at $40 ask to see the catalog at the studio)
If that doesn’t excite you or you have medical conditions, wear socks to class.
How long will it take for me to move from Level 1 to the next level?
Progressing from Level 1 is determined by many factors. How often you attend class, how strong is your core and upper body strength, are you completing beautifully executed spins, etc.? There is no exact answer, feel free to speak with your instructor and she will let you know when you are ready to progress.
I’m a classically trained dancer, can I take an Advanced/Challenging Class?
We wouldn’t suggest it….Here’s why. Pole dancing is a different dance form than Ballet or Jazz. Yes, we add in a couple of Rel-eves and Stag’s in our combinations but Pole Dance is technique separate unto itself. We use different movement for our poses especially Advanced Classes, that require extreme core and upper body strength and repetition to perfect and make beautiful. Advanced Classes move quickly as the students are familiar with the Climbs, Inverts, Spins, and Poses.
How long are the classes?
All classes are 55 minutes, unless noted differently in the class description.
How do I make a reservation for a class?
Feel free to give us a call at 323.230.9605 or enroll through our Class Schedule.
What if I miss a class and I have a monthly package or class package?
There is a 6 hour cancellation period. If you fail to cancel prior to 6 hours, you will be charged a $20 fee. Are you serious? Yes, we are very serious. If you don’t cancel your class, this may prevent your fellow students from taking your place.
What to wear and bring to first class?
Always click on the class name on the schedule to learn what to wear and bring for each class.
Please DO NOT wear any body lotions or oils to class as it makes the pole slippery and dangerous. Ladies dress comfortably. Tank tops, shorts or yoga capri’s. Expose your ankles/heels. For intermediate/advanced classes you will need sports shorts or hot shorts. Bare legs are necessary to grip the pole for climbing and inversions.
Cloth style knee pads (optional). These protect your knees during floor work and can be purchased at any sporting goods store for around $10.
If you own a yoga mat, please bring it to class. Please leave all hand a wrist jewelry at home! Why? You can lose diamonds and damage your jewelry and the poles.
Where do I buy exotic dance stilettos?
At Evolve, they begin at $40.
Do I need to get in shape/lose weight before I start to pole dance?
No, women of all body types and fitness levels are welcome in our classes. Pole Dancing will help tone and sculpt your body. The maximum weight for the X-Pole is 280 pounds.
Do I need have dance experience? What if I am not flexible?
You do not need dance experience to join a intro or beginner class. We start with a warm up to help develop strength and flexibility. Pole classes start with simple movements that anyone can master. From there, you will build your pole dance skills step by step, day by day or week by week.
Is there an age restrictions for pole dancing?
There is no age restriction, we ask for our younger clients to get parental consent if you are under 18.
Where can I get my own pole?
You may purchase your own pole at Evolve Dance Studio.
We carry the X-Pole brand. Contact us at 323.230.9605.
What is your class refund policy?
Once you have registered for a class or series, we do not issue a refund. If necessary, you may transfer your class to a friend or relative.
Do you have a parking lot?
There is metered street parking on Pico and free parking on Hayworth Ave. After 6pm and on Weekends you may park in the parking lot through the alley at Hayworth.
You must opt in through your profile to receive emails when creating your online account. This is how you will receive confirmation that you’ve been added to the class.
What happens if you're late?
If you are more than 5 minutes late for a class, you will not be allowed in and the penalties will apply. If you do not cancel your class ONLINE 6 hours in advance, you will forfeit your class AND be charged $20 automatically. Sorry no exceptions!
What Pole class should I take if I’m new to Pole Dancing?
You should begin with Pole Virgin and any classes that include Level 1 in the title.