Hello! We’re so excited that you want to give pole dancing a try, and we hope it’s the start of a new passion for you! Here is how to get started:
Step 1: Set up an account with MindBody
MindBody is the booking system that we use to manage class registration. You can either register through this website, or you can download the free app onto your phone. I recommend getting the app for your phone using the button below. It’s very convenient to book into classes that way, or to cancel a booking if you need to. It will ask for your information, as well as get you to sign our waiver form.
You can also pay for classes through MindBody using a credit card (unfortunately they don’t take Visa Debit cards) and you can enter that information during account setup, or you can leave that part blank and pay via an e-transfer to the studio. Either way, we’ll need you to set up your MindBody account first so everyone does need to complete this step.
If you already have a MindBody account (a few places in Nanaimo use them, including Modo Yoga, Crossfit Nanaimo, and Oxygen Yoga & Fitness) then you can use the same one to book classes at Luxe! From the app’s home page use the search bar at the top of the screen to search for Luxe Studios, then you can add us to your favourites and view the schedule.
Step 2: Choose a class
Okay so we’ve got a MindBody account set up, now we can register for a class. What do you take first?
Any of our Foundations classes are perfect for beginners and are designed for people with little to no experience! These classes are perfect for you if you have a variable schedule, or you would just like to try a class out. Right now we have:
- Pole Dance Foundations – Mondays at 6:15pm and Saturdays at 12:30pm
- Exotic Dance Foundations (lots of floorwork, some pole) – Fridays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:45pm
- Chair Dance Foundations – Sundays at 1:30pm
You can see a copy of our full schedule for the month of February here. Please note that we need at least 1 student registered 24 hours in advance to run a class and can take a maximum of 10 students for most classes so make sure you book ahead of time to avoid disappointment!
Cross Training classes: These are classes that help you build strength, skills, and flexibility that will help you with your dance classes! These classes are open to all levels including total beginners. Cross-training is really important if you’d like to make significant progress in your pole dancing and strength gains, I recommend starting them as soon as you can! Right now we have:
- Conditioning – Tuesdays at 6:15pm
- Bodyweight Training & Hand Balancing – Thursdays at 5:00pm
- Pole Bootcamp – Saturdays at 10:00am
- Active Stretch – Saturdays at 11:15am
Decide Whether a Punch Card or Drop-Ins Work for You
Punch Cards: Buy either a pack of 5 or 10 classes, you can use them as you like for any classes excluding specialty workshops. Buying in ‘bulk’ saves you some money over paying the drop-in fee every time.
Whether you attend our cross-training classes or lift weights at the gym, we definitely recommend doing complementary off-the-pole training if you are wanting to move up to the more advanced levels of pole dance! If you would like a workout plan designed for you that you can do at home or the gym, get in touch with Angela at Aria Fitness. She is both a personal trainer and a pole dancer, so she can help you to get the most of your on and off the pole training!
Updated on 2020-02-17T18:34:03-08:00, by .