In order that you get the best grip on the pole we ask that you wear shorts and a vest. Some women like to wear their shorts knee length and this is absolutely fine to start. A tee-shirt is also fine when you first begin but the type of moves you can learn may be dictated by the clothing that you are wearing so for example when you start to invert or sit on the pole a vest and bare thighs offers the best possible grip, During the winter months we recommend bringing clothing such as track suit for warm up and cool down.
Pole 4 fitness has a range of vest and hoodies you can buy from reception that have our official logo on.
None of the classes are taught in shoes or boots. This is because our safety mats are never lifted up and a heel or outdoor shoe would damage them. Most people learn to pole dance in bare feet and is normal for the industry. You are welcome to put socks on while you are warming up or dancing but you will need to remove them for some tricks. There are foot protectors that are available form pole dance accessory suppliers that will aid your grip and protection from the pole.
What not to wear
During the trick component of the class you will need to have as much skin contact available on the pole so choose clothing that can be rolled up and secured or taken off easily. Hooded tops, long sleeves, baggy tops are all a hindrance when learning some tricks.
Moisturiser isn’t a pole dancer’s friend. Please do not apply any products that contain moisturiser including shower gel and fake tan. Not only will you find it impossible to grip the pole you will leave it greasy and everyone else who uses the pole afterwards will also find it hard to grip.
We ask that you remove all jewellery including rings, watches, long necklaces, bracelets and anklets before the class as they can cause damage to the skin and to the poles.