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Frequently asked questions


Below we compiled a list of common questions you might have regarding studio matters. Nevertheless, if you still have some other questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us via Whatsapp/call or Instagram.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding!

Love,

Iron Forest Studio

  • I've never tried pole before, what class should I start with?
    We always recommend starting with a 2-week trial membership, which lets you take up to 8 classes in your first 2 weeks at our pole dance studio! Intro to Pole is a great class to start with, but you can visit our classes page for a full list of classes to try.
  • I have experience at another studio, what class should I start with?
    Check the prerequisites in the class description for the classes you’re interested in. If you’re not sure where to start, don’t hesitate to drop us an email! Our Beginner 1 classes focus on teaching pole fundamentals such as climbing, sitting and spins, so if you are still at the beginning of your pole journey we recommend joining this level. If you’re comfortable with above mentioned moves and are starting to work on inverts, you’ll likely be ready for Beginner 2 pole dance classes. If you can invert well on both sides, as well as do tricks like outside/inside leg hang or butterfly, check out our Intermediate level classes. For advanced students we recommend Pole Combos and Polistenics classes where you can work on harder sequences and power spins & tricks!
  • Do I need to be strong to start pole or aerials?
    Not at all! Waiting to start pole/hammock/hoop until you get stronger is a lot like waiting to go to the gym until you are already stronger. You will develop strength and flexibility along the way :)
  • How often should I come to class?
    This is entirely dependent on your own goals, but consistency is the key. Students are encouraged to come in at least once a week in order to see good progress. Most of our students come to 2-3 classes a week, which allows for maximum progress and helps them to remember all the moves from class to class, while still allowing time to recover. We also highly encourage students of all levels to take at least one flexibility class per week. While you don’t need to be flexible to start pole, it takes a while to build the flexibility you need later on, so you’ll thank yourself if you start now. Our flexibility classes are much different than yoga classes or the kinds of passive stretching you might do at home. They focus on active flexibility, which builds strength in flexible positions to prevent injury and make that flexibility more functional. Additionally, we recommend coming to our open practice sessions to rehearse material learned in class and in the process develop your own unique style :)
  • What should I wear during an Aerial Hammock and Aerial Hoop class?
    We recommend wearing fitted clothes which cover your skin to prevent burns and bruises by the Hoop/Hammock. A long sleeve shirt, leggings or bodysuit will work great! Also remember to bring water and towel.
  • What should I wear during a Pole Dancing class?
    Since you need bare skin to grip the pole properly, we recommend wearing a sports top, shorts, socks and a Tshirt. In winter months it is best if you also wear a hoodie and joggers/leggings to stay warm before and after class. Shoes are needed for Exotic pole classes (we recommend special pole heels called 'pleasers' - if you don't have your own, you can rent a pair at our studio) and are optional for non-exotic classes. Also remember to bring water and towel.
  • Where should I book my next class?
    You can book our classes on the schedule page or via the Bsport booking app.
  • I signed up for a class but can't come, what should I do?
    We get it, life gets in the way sometimes! If you can't make it to class, you can cancel it free-of-charge for up to 12 hours before the start of the session (when you book with a class card) or 8 hours (when you are a mini or full term member). In that case your class credit will be returned to your account. However, if you cancel past that time, the credit will not be returned. Still, we kindly ask you to cancel your attendance in the system if you know you cannot make it on time - it notifies the teacher that they don't have to wait for you to start the class, and it allows people from the waitlist to join in your place!
  • What are Class Cards?
    Class Cards are a flexible payment option that allows you to purchase a bundle of entries for our group classes. Currently we offer a single entry class card and 3 bundles of 4, 8 and 15 entries.
  • How does it work?
    You can use your Class Card entries at any time before the expiration date. There are no specific limitations on when or how often you use them.
  • Can I use multiple entries in one day?
    Absolutely! You have the freedom to use multiple entries in one day or spread them out over a more extended period. It's entirely up to you.
  • What is the expiration date for Class Cards?
    Class Cards come with an expiration date, allowing you the flexibility to use your entries whenever you'd like within a certain timeframe. Be sure to check the expiry date when purchasing. Expiration dates are always stated on the page prices, and on your Bsport account under each purchased Class Card.
  • What is a Membership?
    Memberships offer a discounted and structured payment option for those committed to regular attendance. It is a subscription with fixed monthly payments and automatic monthly renewal, with a minimum commitment of two months. Memberships come with benefits such as the ability to carry over unused credits, free self practice hours, automatic pausing during the summer break, and the option to pause for an additional fee if you plan to be away for an extended period of time.
  • How does the Membership system work and how to pick the right option?
    To determine which Membership level is most suitable for you, follow these steps below: Check our schedule or class offer to find groups that you want to join weekly We suggest trying them out first by purchasing a trial class pack 6 - you will get a feeling of the class level and see if you like the class After you decide which groups you want to attend, count how many classes per week that gives you. Our membership tier names correspond to the total weekly number of classes. When you are ready, send us an email at info@ironforest.store - we will be happy to assist you and sign you up for the membership of your choice ;)
  • What happens if I don't use all my weekly entries?
    Unused credits will be carried over for class bookings in the following weeks, as long as your membership is valid. For example: Suppose you have a membership that allows you to attend classes twice a week. With this membership, you are allotted a fixed number of credits each week, in this case 2 credits (1 credit per class). Week 1: You attend two classes, utilizing a total of 2 credits. You have used all your credits for the week. Week 2: Due to a busy schedule, you attend only one class, utilizing 1 credit. You have 1 unused credit remaining for the week. This credit rolls over to the following week. Week 3: You start the week with 3 credits - 2 regular ones and 1 from previous week. Due to sickness, you do not attend any classes this week. These credits roll over to the following week. Week 4: You start the week with 5 credits - 2 regular ones and 3 from previous week. You recovered and attended 5 classes. You have now used all your credits, and next Monday you will have 2 credits available for booking.
  • Are there benefits to choosing a Membership over Class Cards?
    Naturally! ;) Memberships offer a lower price per class, making it a cost-effective option for those who commit to regular attendance. It's a reward for your dedication to our pole dance classes. Additionally, you get extra access to self practice hours.
  • I want to purchase the Membership but I can't find it on the website or on the booking app
    We appreciate your interest in purchasing a Membership! To apply for a Membership, please reach out to us via email at info@ironforest.store. We'll be happy to assist you personally and guide you through the process of acquiring the Membership that best suits your preferences.
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