Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up?

Create an account if you're new to our schedulebliss scheduling system. https://schedulebliss.com/vpolestudio  select My account, My schedule and then purchase a single class, a class package or monthly membership.

  • We have an app for you if you would prefer to sign up on the go. Download the schedulebliss (one word) and search for the business Vertical Pole Studio. You're all set and ready to create an account or log into your account.


WHAT CLASS SHOULD I COME TO FIRST? 

You will need to take a Teaser Class or a Welcome 30 minute Private Lesson. We will guide you from there.


WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? ​

Pole Class: No metal hand jewelry. Avoid applying lotion for 24 hours prior to class - oil and metal don't mix!

  • You should wear form fitted pole/yoga shorts and a tank top. Sports Bras are recommended for protection and support. We need to have a lot of skin exposed, as you need to stick to the pole. Fabric will slide right off the pole, giving you no grip.
  • Kasey's recommendations to add to your studio bag: Knee pads, leg warmers & socks. 

*Under garments are not appropriate attire and you will not be allowed to participate if wearing only under garments.

Aerial Class: No metal hand jewelry, dangling necklaces or earrings.

  • We encourage students to wear clothing that covers the backs of their knees and torso for all aerial classes, other than pole. This will help avoiding burns caused by friction with the fabric or hoop.


​​CAN I ADD MY FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER TO MY SCHEDULEBLISS ACCOUNT?

No, each individual needs to have their own personal account in our SCHEDULEBLISS system. After each person has created their individual account, reach out to us at kasey@vpolestudio.com and we can enable the family share for class packages.


DO I NEED TO PAY IN ADVANCE?
Please register and pay in advance online for all classes. Our class sizes are small with a max of 8 in most classes. Classes fill up quickly at Vertical Pole Studio, so you are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible to the class you would like to attend, to ensure your spot in class.


WHAT TYPE OF PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED?
Credit Cards (AMEX, MasterCard, Discover & Visa) and advance cash payments.


WHO ALL COMES TO YOUR CLASSES?
We have students of all sizes, ages, genders, strength levels and dance backgrounds who participate in our classes. We welcome male students, though some workshops may be limited to female attendees only. If a participant is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian will need to fill out the liability waiver.


CAN I COME WATCH A CLASS? CAN MY HUSBAND COME WATCH A CLASS?
For the comfort of our students, the studio is closed to all non-participants. We do not allow spectators but we do offer studio rentals for private use.


I HAVE TAKEN CLASSES PREVIOUSLY, WHAT CLASS DO I COME TO?
Contact Kasey and you both can discuss what class would be best for you to start with Vertical Pole Studio. We do offer a 30 minute Welcome Private Lesson for anyone wanting to be personally evaluated.


DO I NEED A DANCE OR FITNESS BACKGROUND?
No background in dance or aerial is required to take class. But make sure to sign up for an INTRO class first if you are new to Pole, Hoop or Silk. We teach you everything you need to know to progress. With the guidance of your instructor, you can determine when you’re ready to move up to the next level.


IS EVERYONE YOUNG AND FIT?
There are young and mature students that enjoy our fitness classes. Age is irrelevant and we have seen that weight is irrelevant. The most important thing is to be able to enjoy our classes is determination. Determination is the only thing that will separate you from another student. We have 50 year old mothers who perform better than their daughters. You will be amazed at what you can do with determination!


I HAVE NO UPPER BODY STRENGTH, WILL THAT BE A PROBLEM?
It is not a problem. No pull up required! We will teach you everything you need to know on how to become stronger in your upper body, core and all over body fitness. Pole and Aerial is unlike any other fitness regime. We all start at the same level and increase from there. We have students of all ages, shapes, sizes, and fitness level walk through our studio doors.  Even those with a background in fitness will feel awkward and a little shy or embarrassed when they begin their journey with us.


SHOULD I BRING MY HIGH HEELS TO POLE CLASSES?
Heels are not required, especially for those of you with no pole dance experience. You will work your way up to adding the weight of the heels to your workout if you would like to use them later on. Heels look great but make it harder initially. Street shoes are not allowed; you will be allowed to wear only heels that have a proper rubber bottom, as they are safer and appropriate for this workout. Regular high heels are not allowed.


IS THERE A CHANGING ROOM IN THE STUDIO? SHOWERS?
The only changing area at the studio is in the restroom.  There are NO showers on premises.


WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?

  • You should NOT wear ANY lotion on your hands and legs the day of POLE FITNESS class. Sweating will release the lotion back to the surface, and you will be sliding off the pole.
  • Leave your jewelry at home it could cause damage to our apparatuses and you will be held responsible. You will not be allowed to wear it in any of the aerial classes, pole, silks or hoop.​


ARE THERE MEN IN THESE CLASSES? 

We are a co-ed studio. We welcome everyone to sign up and participate in our programs. You may be surprised to find that men are becoming a more common sight in Pole & Aerial Fitness. Almost all competitions now offer a men’s division and we have a male instructor at Vertical Pole Studio.


WILL I HAVE TO SHARE A POLE OR APPARATUS?
Class sizes range from 3-10, depending on the class. Aerial classes have no more than 2 students per apparatuses (two students max per hoop or fabric). Our Aerial Yoga class only permits 1 student per hammock. The International Pole Sport Federation standard for students sharing poles is up to 3 students-per-pole. At Vertical Pole Studio, you will almost never have to share a pole! If you do have to share, it will be with only one other person.


​IS THERE A WEIGHT LIMIT FOR POLE DANCE CLASSES?

Our studio has Pole Danzer 45 mm stainless steel poles with spin and static option in Studio A. The poles are reinforced (they have a pole within the pole) and are rated to hold up to 375 pounds. Studio B offers 45mm chrome X-Poles and are rated to hold up to 250 pounds.


DO YOU SELL GIFT CERTIFICATES?
Yes! Gift Certificates are available online.​

Kasey Valdivia Pole Dancer, Aerial Performer, Competition Coach and Pole Sport Organization Judge