FAQ

1. Are there prerequisites to taking a pole dancing class?
No, just a willingness to learn and get a little banged up.

2. Do I need to own a pole to take a pole dancing class?
You are not required to own a pole to take any of the classes. If you become serious about learning the art of pole dancing and do not have access to a pole, you may want to eventually purchase your own. We rent and sell poles!

 

3. Do I need to be a dancer, be thin or athletic to take pole dancing classes?
Our classes are designed for students of all sizes, flexibilities and levels. You don’t need to have dance experience to take this class.

 

4. Is there an age or weight limit?
There is no age or weight limit to take pole dancing classes. Under 18 years of age requires parental consent.
5. Will I have my privacy during the pole dancing class?
Yes, we don’t allow anybody that is not part of the Brass Ovaries Pole Dancing staff to watch. We also veil all windows and doors.

 

6. Do I have to take off my clothes?
No, there is absolutely no nudity in the class.

 

7. How long will it take for me to get good at pole dancing?
It depends on what you want to learn and how good you want to get. Some students find that 1 or 2 classes is all they really need, while others have studied with us for years.
When learning pole dancing, please give yourself at least 3 or more classes to feel comfortable as a beginner. Practice, patience and hard work will pay off when learning this new skill.

 

8.How do I advance from one level to the next?
Advancement in class is up to each individual. As you progress, you can move on in your own time or stay at a level where you feel comfortable.

 

9. What should I wear to a pole dancing class?
Pole dancing requires exposed skin to stick to the pole. Shorts, tank tops and sports bra work best. Acceptable footwear includes ballet shoes, athletic shoes or bare feet. Do not wear or apply lotions or oils before attending pole classes as it will impede pole gripping and floor work abilities. Please remove all jewelry (rings, bracelets and watches) before class as it could pinch you and damage the pole.

 

10. If I decide to wear stilettos which shoes should I wear?
Make sure your shoes are not higher than 6 inches. Your shoes need to have a strap around your ankle so that you can balance better when you dance.

 

11. What should I bring to a pole dancing class?
Bring your favorite music cds, water bottle and a towel.

 

12. Can I arrive early for my scheduled class?
We ask that you are considerate of other students and arrive no more than 5 minutes before your class’s scheduled start time.

 

13. Where can I practice pole dancing after I take a class?
If you want to practice pole dancing the best option is to buy a removable pole designed for renters and home owners who do not want to make holes in the floor or ceiling. If buying a pole is not an option at this time, we do rent portable poles. Regular students can also rent pole practice time at our Private Pole Studios. There is also a list of Austin businesses with poles available on the Links page.

 

14. What type of pole dancing classes do you offer?
We offer private or group classes.

 

15. Should I take a private lesson or a group class?
That is up to you. If the group classes are scheduled at times which do not work for you, then private classes are the way to go. If you are planning a special performance, private lessons may get you to your goals sooner.
Group classes are perfect for you and a couple of friends who want to explore the art of pole dancing together. Group classes are more economical but fill up fast.

 

16. What are the class sizes?
If you sign up for a private one-on-one lesson or small private group classe offered at any of our Private Pole Studios you will receive personalized attention with a class size of 1-3 people.
If you sign up for a group class at Forbidden Fruit you will receive moderate-high attention with a class size of 6-10 people.

 

17. Where do the classes and workshops take place?
Forbidden Fruit, 108 East North Loop Blvd., Austin, TX, 78751 (512) 453-8090 Private Pole Studio located in East Austin and the UT campus area (private lessons and small private groups only) Address give upon completed registration.

 

18. Why is the Private Pole Studio address not on your website?
Studio addresses are not posted to keep the studios a safe environment for all of our students. When you sign up and pay for a class or a party you will receive the address.

 

19. How much time in advance do I need to sign up for a class?
It is best to register as far in advance as possible, to ensure that you have the spot you want. Many of our classes sell out weeks ahead of time. We occasionally have cancellations. So it’s always good to check the registration pages for last minute openings.

 

20. How do I register and pay for a private class, bachelorette/private pole party or group classes?
To register for the group class offered at Forbidden Fruit class please call (512) 453- 8090 for more information.
To register for a small private group class (2-3 students) or a private one-on-one class please check our classes page. Once we receive your payment your class time and date will be secured. All classes must be paid in full ahead of time.For bachelorette/private pole parties, a deposit of 50% is required to hold your spot. For prices and date availability please contact us at Brass.Ovaries.Class@gmail.com

21. What is your refund policy?
Once you register and take a spot you are not eligible to receive a refund. If you can’t make your registered class you may reschedule 1 time only. You may reschedule a class up to 24 hours before your original scheduled time. There is no class credit given if you do not show up. One week in advance cancellation required for a partial deposit refund (minus a $50 dollar handling fee) on all booked Bachelorette/Ladies Night Out/Hen/Private parties.

 

22. Do you sell Gift Certificates?
Yes! Go to our gift certificates page. Once we receive your payment a certificate will be emailed to you. Be sure to include the name of the recipient and if it is for a specific event.

 

23. What other services besides pole dance instruction does Brass Ovaries Pole Dancing offer?
Our services include experienced pole dancing artists available for photo shoots, music videos, movies, television, live performances, consults, private parties and advance pole instruction.

 

24. Where can I purchase a Removable Dancer Pole?
We distribute excellent and professional quality removable dancer poles for homes and apartments. Contact us at Brass.Ovaries.Class@gmail.com for prices and available stock.