Questions you might have for your FIRST pole class:
> How do I book my first class?
Easy peasy! Just click on one of the ‘BOOK A CLASS’ buttons on our Facebook page or website and follow the prompts! You will be taken to our online booking site, MindBody, where you can set up an online booking account for classes at Body Electric. Through your account you can purchase class passes and book in and out of classes as suits.
If you are new to pole, we recommend you purchase our ‘New Student 3x Class Pass’. This pass allows students to book into three Beginner level classes over any time frame that suits!
The booking system can seem a little daunting at first, but we are always available to help students out via email, should they need help with class purchases or bookings in any way.
> Am I too old to try pole dancing?
A huge range of age groups are represented in pole classes at Body Electric. Anyone over 18 can start classes with us any time they like! Students between 16 and 18 years of age can participate too, as long as they have the permission of a parent or guardian. If you are over 55 and wanting a class that is more specifically aimed at participants in your age group, we’d encourage you to book into our ‘Over 55s Pole’ class with Margaret Nixon, who is herself 70 years old and an AMAZING pole dancer and teacher.
As with any exercise class, individuals are encouraged to be realistic about what they can achieve. More often than not, we find that students underestimate their potential and abilities, and the discovery of what they are truly capable of is an incredible and very welcome surprise! Regardless of students’ starting points, our instructors will expertly guide participants through classes, and provide content that they can work on safely and with success.
Both Maree and Giada started to pole dance in their 30s, and are very encouraging to anyone wanting to try pole classes. Regardless of age, they say go for it! Body Electric instructors are there to help, support and encourage students all the way!
After a few classes, you might ask:
Some FAQs on our booking system:
> I’ve heard about waitlists for classes. How do they work?
Some classes at Body Electric are super popular and book out in advance. When classes are fully booked, students who wish to attend them have the option of placing themselves on waitlists for the class. This involves them adding their name to the class’ waitlist via their online booking account, and simply waiting to see if a spot opens up for them to attend the class.
If a spot opens up for a student on a waitlist, they will be notified automatically via email. There is no need for the student to do anything – the spot is now theirs and they can simply come along to class.
It is important to note that when students waitlist themselves for a class, they take responsibility for checking to see whether they have been bumped into it or not. The auto-emails sent out by the booking system can sometimes end up in spam folders, so we urge students to check those, as well as simply look at their bookings regularly, to see if they have been added to a class.
If a student has been moved off the waitlist and into a class, but can no-longer make it, it is their responsibility to cancel their booking for the class, to allow the next person on the waitlist an opportunity to attend. As per our late cancellation policy, if waitlisted students bumped into classes fail to cancel their booking at least six hours prior to the class’ scheduled start time, they forfeit their pass for the class. The waitlist system works really well to help move people into classes when poles are freed up due to cancellations. Mindbody and waitlists can take a little getting used to, but we are always reachable via email to help out with any booking related questions, issues or concerns.
And finally, some FAQs on our Memberships:
> Are there any terms and conditions attached to Memberships?
Yes! But not too many, and we think they are pretty reasonable. Most significantly, it is important for students to be aware that we don’t pause memberships or membership payments over the holidays. It is worth noting, however, that we do run classes 7 days a week throughout the year, and are only closed for public holidays and studio showcases, so that members are able to continue to take classes pretty much all year round.
> Can I put my membership on hold if I need to?
You sure can! We will happily put memberships on hold for injury, or major breaks from the studio of two months or more. So if you need to take time off from pole to recover, or you are travelling and will be absent from the studio for at least two months, you can simply email us to let us know, and we will put your membership on hold for you. We can help you with anything else you need to know – feel free to ask away before you commit to a membership.
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