Frequently Asked Questions (Aerial Silks / Tissu)
What do I wear?
You can wear trackies, socks, leggings... anything you like for warmup and cooldown. However, once we get on the silks, you'll need to have your legs and abdomen covered to protect your skin and you'll need to wear flexible, soft, well fitted clothes that allow movement but don't have loose folds that can catch. Remove any jewelry and tie up your hair. Do not wear moisturiser, sun cream or any oils on your hands or body a few hours before your class or you'll get slippery and won't be able to get a good grip. This may also include fresh fake tan.
What do I bring?
Anything you'd normally take to the gym. Water bottle, towel, your own yoga mat, fresh clothes for after, shoes, deodorant... etc.
What happens in a Silks class?
A silks class usually starts with a warm up which includes conditioning for strength building. The bulk of the class is spent learning tricks and transitions. The class usually ends with stretch and cool down.
I'm under 18, can I still take a class?
Yes, but you need a parent to sign for you.
I'm male, aren't there mostly girls in a Silks class?
We're a gender neutral studio, so people of any gender identity may be in attendance.
What happens if I can't make a class?
Please give us as much notice as possible. For casual classes, if cancelled at least 12 hours before class you will be refunded a credit. For courses, if you give at least 24hrs notice, you might be able to take a make-up class (availability/suitability depending). See Terms and Conditions for further details.
How much are classes?
See our Price List.
How do I sign up?
Work out which classes you'd like to take by looking at the Timetable. Book in online here.
I've never done Silks before, what do I need to know for my first class?
Make sure you turn up 10-15 minutes early to fill in paperwork, get changed and get settled. Classes start when they are scheduled to, please come to class early if you need to change first, make a payment or ask questions at reception. Don't wear any jewelry (or take it off before your class). Tell your instructor about any injuries or illnesses before your class starts. Make sure if you eat before class you allow an hour for your food to settle. Don't wear any moisturisers, oils, lotions, creams or fresh fake tans on the day of your class as this will cause you to slip.
I have done some pole/hoop/silks/aerials before, how do I know what level or class is appropriate for me?
Contact us and we can book in a quick testing session with one of our instructors to determine what level is best for you, if needed.
I have a previous medical condition or injury that may affect my performance, or I am pregnant, can I attend classes?
You will need a medical certificate from your doctor, physio or other relevant health professional stating you are fit and healthy and able to attend classes.
Am I too old/unfit/heavy/shy/inflexible/weak/uncoordinated to pole dance?
NO! Everyone starts with the basics and develops the strength, flexibility, co-ordination, cardiovascular fitness, and confidence that comes from pole dancing over time.
I've never done a class before, but can my friend teach me during Practice Time?
No, we do not allow students to teach each other for safety and insurance reasons. If you have never done Silks before, we have Beginner's courses and trial classes just for you! If your friend is an aerial silks instructor and wants to teach their own classes, they can contact us about Studio Hire.
I do Pole/Hoop/Silks at another studio - can I join Practice Time?
If you've done at least 4 weeks of the apparatus you'll be practicing on, yes you can!