PoleFit Carolinas Policies
To maintain a safe and comfortable environment for all who enter our doors, PoleFit Carolinas maintains the following policies. Please read each of our policies carefully and do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns!
1. Conduct in Class: Be sure to treat fellow students and instructors with respect and kindness. To maintain a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, bullying/harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.
2. Arrival Time for Classes: Our warm-ups are an essential element of class and are specifically designed to prevent injuries by ensuring that our students’ muscles are warm and prepared for what we are working on. Please be sure to arrive on time for your classes so you do not miss out - Late arrivals will not be permitted into class, and you will be marked as a no-show.
3. Cancellation Policy: We ask that you remove yourself from classes you cannot attend at least 24 hours in advance. We understand life happens and allow up to 4 hours before the class to cancel. If you cancel after the 4-hour mark or do not show, you will be assessed a $10 fee (unlimited membership holders) or will forfeit your pass (class-pass holders and “a la carte” purchasers). No refunds are offered.
4. Illnesses: If you wake up not feeling well due to a cold, the flu, Covid, or a stomach bug, be sure to cancel your class in a timely manner. If you are unsure if you are suffering from a cold or allergies, or you believe you are no longer contagious, you are welcome to attend class with a mask on. This will ensure that we keep everyone safe, including your instructors.
5. What to wear:
-Intro students and partygoers are welcome to wear capri-style leggings or shorts, a comfortable shirt, and a sports bra. Please note we dance barefoot in these classes.
-Higher-level students will find that shorts and a sports bra will help with grip while working on advanced tricks and combos.
6. What not to wear:
-Please do not apply lotion or oil before classes/parties. Doing so will make it very difficult to grip the pole and can be dangerous – This rule does not apply to certain water-based lotions, such as Cornhuskers.
-Jewelry/Watches – To avoid damaging the poles and/or pinching yourself, please remove all metal jewelry from your hands, wrists, and forearms before classes/parties.
- With parental consent, 16- & 17-year-olds may attend levels 1 through 4 and fitness classes. Because of this, we ask that our students do not attend regular classes wearing only “G-strings” or “thongs” as bottoms. During private lessons and parties, “G-strings” or “thongs” are welcome!
7. Students Do Not Teach or Spot Other Students: Our highly trained instructors have been through all the necessary safety courses to teach classes and parties. Because of this, students teaching and spotting other students is not allowed in any class. This not only protects our studio but our members and instructors as well. You may notice that when our instructors attend classes (as students), even they will ask permission from the current instructor before spotting or giving advice.
8. Medical Conditions: If you have a current medical condition (including pregnancy), illness, or injury, consult your doctor before attending classes, workshops, parties, or private lessons. Please ask your doctor if pole dancing is right for you, and make sure that your instructor is aware of any conditions that may hinder your abilities in class.
9. Live Streaming: Students recording or live streaming the entire lesson is not permitted in any class. If you are looking to live-stream or would like fully recorded breakdowns of pole moves, we ask that you only do so during private lessons. Please reach out to the studio or your favorite instructor directly to schedule private lessons. Be sure to mention that you will be live streaming upon booking - Some instructors may charge an additional fee for this type of lesson, and some may not be comfortable with it.
10. Social Media: Recording and posting yourself getting that awesome new spin, pose, or combo for the first time is of course okay (and encouraged!) during class, but we ask that you are aware of your surroundings. Some students and instructors cannot be posted online due to religious beliefs, family, jobs, etc. To assist us in maintaining a safe space for all students, check with anyone that might end up on camera to make sure that they are okay with being recorded. Should you accidentally catch another student or instructor on camera in one of your videos, please do not share or post that video online unless/until you have received their consent to do so. In addition, if you would like to record your instructor while they execute a combo or routine they just taught, please ask them first. Most will happily say yes, and some may even ask for a copy so they can share it themselves!