Frequently Asked Questions

Q?What’s the difference between Casuals and Blocks?
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Block courses run according to our terms, and need be enrolled in ahead of time (late enrolments are accepted in some courses) because you will build on moves learned in the previous week, and gradually progress through all our levels (Beginners 1, then Beginners 2 etc, right up to Intermediate and Advanced). Blocks are great because you will be learning with people your own level and will have your own pole for the 8 weeks. In many blocks, you will also be shown how to link your moves them together in a short routine or trick combinations, and we will also teach some pole conditioning exercises – a must for any serious pole dancer!

We also run 4 week blocks, which are different, as they are specialty courses. Many students do a 4 week block in addition to their regular 8 week block (or ‘level course’) to focus on a specific aspect of pole that they’re interested in, such as Burlesque Pole, Doubles Tricks, or intensive clinics like our Handspring or Shouldermount ERs).

Casual classes are mixed levels, and the teacher will divide the room up based on skill or experience, so we can teach something suitable to each group of students. Casuals operate on a ‘pay as you go’ basis, meaning no bookings are required and you pay for each class as you do it. Casuals are slightly cheaper than blocks because they are just 45 minutes long and on a busy day there may be pole sharing. Casuals are focused more on tricks and technique, but linking or combos can be taught at the request of a student. Casuals are great for those wanting more flexibility with their schedule or for those wanting to add a few more pole workout into their week!

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Q?Do you have pay upfront for classes, or can they be paid off?
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Block courses have to be paid for upfront, so that we can guarantee one pole per student for the duration of the block. We require a $50 deposit to save your space in a course, then the remainder paid on or before your first class. Casual classes, on the other hand, operate on a ‘pay as you go’ basis. No bookings are required and you pay for each class as you do them. You can read more about the difference between Casuals and Blocks here on our FAQ page.

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Q?What should I wear or bring to a pole class?
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Wear gym gear e.g. tank top/shorts. We advise against tights, leggings or yoga pants as you will need to use the bare skin at the back of your legs and knees to grip onto the pole! Wear shoes you are comfortable in – runners, bare feet, platform heels, it’s up to you! Please avoid using moisturiser or any lotions on days that you have pole class – the oils will come out of your skin when you start exercising and will make the poles very slippery and hard to use! We also recommend you bring a bottle of water – and if you have any pole accessories such as sweat bands, gloves, leg warmer or grip aids bring those too.

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Q?Can I bring my friends/family to pole class?
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If you know someone who is interested in taking pole lessons, we do allow observation for the first 10 minutes of a class, but no more. This gives them a chance to see what it is all about, without staying too long and infringing on other students. So we ask that, as a courtesy to your fellow classmates, you do not invite your family (including children), friends or significant others to stay in class with you.

We have waiting areas at most of our studios, so your guests are definitely welcome to come along and read a magazine or watch TV while they wait for you to finish. Thank you for your cooperation!

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Q?I’m unfit / uncoordinated – can I still pole dance?
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Of course! We have classes suitable for absolute beginners of all shapes and sizes and any fitness level. All of our instructors are able to adapt moves to make them easier or harder to suit the individual. (Note: If you have any existing medical conditions, or are pregnant, we recommend you see your doctor before participating in pole dance classes.)

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Q?I’ve missed the beginning of the block/term, when can I start classes?
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You can start any time! We run several casual classes each week – no bookings required, just turn up 5 or 10 mins early to sign in and pay for the class. If you’ve only missed 1 or 2 weeks of the term, you may still be able to enrol and attend a couple of casual classes, or book in for a private, to catch up. Plus, we have 4 nd 8 week blocks running through each term so if you miss the cut off for one, why not check out our timetable and see what else is on?

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Q?What does enrolment include/entail?
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If you enrol in a 4 or 8 week block, or other specialty course, you pay your fees upfront to secure your spot in the class. As enrolled students you are guaranteed a pole to yourself for every pole dance class (except where stated otherwise, eg. in some special offers/discounts). You are also able to come to a free make-up class if you cannot make it to one of your block classes, provided you let management know in advance (see Terms and Conditions). You can also come in to our studio and practice your moves during our scheduled Practice Times for just $15/hr (FREE for members).

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Q?What happens if I can’t make it to one of my classes?
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If you’re going to miss one of the classes in a pre-paid block, don’t worry – we DO offer make up classes! All you have to do is notify management in advance of your absense (by phone or email) and then come along to any Casual class within the same term for free. Please let the receptionist and/or your instructor know which class you are doing a make up for, when you arrive. To read our full policy on make up classes, please see our Terms and Conditions.

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Q?What does membership include?
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As a Pure Pole member you are entitled to unlimited practice sessions during our scheduled Practice Times – for FREE! You’ll also get priority enrolment for block courses and free entry to several special events throughout the year. When you sign up, you will also receive a free Pure Pole shirt and an item of merchandise, such as a mug, stubby holder, key ring or cap (stock varies – free merchandise is based on availability).

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Q?I’m male / under 18 – can I still take classes at your studio?
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Yes! Our pole dancing classes are suitable for men and women of all backgrounds and all ages! However, if you’re under 16, you will need a parent or guardian to attend with you and/or sign your enrolment form. We have classes specifically designed for men, such as our strength based Pole Power block – please contact management to discuss suitabilty if you’re not sure.

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