Getting Started
Whether you’re just starting your pole dance journey or looking to advance your skills, The Pole Room offers a welcoming and supportive environment for all levels.
How many classes a week should I attend?
If you’re committed to achieving maximum results and looking to become a pole or aerial superstar in the shortest amount of time possible ,then we recommend a minimum of three classes per week. This should comprise of at least one tricks based class, one conditioning class and one dance based class. Pole and aerial are skills-based and therefore require dedication and consistency, which is why we also have practice times available.  
What’s expected of me as a student?
As a student of The Pole Room, there are some expectations that can contribute to a fulfilling and enjoyable experience. Here’s what is generally expected of you:
  1. Positive Attitude: Come to each class with an open mind and a positive attitude. Embrace the learning process and be willing to try new things.
  2. Respect for the Instructor: Show respect to your pole dance instructor and follow their guidance during class. They are there to support and help you progress.
  3. Punctuality: Arrive on time for each class to ensure you don’t miss any warm-up or important instructions.
  4. Active Participation: Engage actively in the class, ask questions, and seek clarification if needed. Participate in class activities and practice the movements to the best of your ability.
  5. Consistency: Regular practice is essential for progress. Attend classes consistently and make an effort to practice what you’ve learned outside of class.
  6. Safety Awareness: Follow safety guidelines provided by the instructor. Be mindful of your limitations and avoid pushing yourself beyond your comfort zone without proper guidance.
  7. Supportive Community: Be a positive and supportive member of the pole dance community. Encourage and uplift your fellow students, fostering a welcoming atmosphere.
  8. Respect for Others: Show respect to other students and their space during class. Be mindful of their comfort levels and boundaries.
  9. Patience and Perseverance: Progress in pole dancing may take time, so be patient with yourself. Embrace the journey and celebrate every small achievement.
  10. Appropriate Attire: Wear suitable workout attire to ensure you can move freely and comfortably during class.
Remember, everyone starts somewhere, and pole dancing is a journey of self-discovery and growth. The most important expectation is to enjoy the process and have fun while learning and challenging yourself. With dedication and passion, you’ll see yourself flourish as a pole dance student.  
I am pregnant/just had a baby, am I still able to participate?
If you are considered high risk by your health practitioner, we recommend seeking advice before joining. If you are an existing student at The Pole Room, you must notify your instructor as soon as you are aware you are pregnant. If you are returning to pole after having a baby, speak to your instructor, but it’s advisable to train safely and return to a lower level class whilst you’re building your strength and re-conditioning your body.
I have an injury, am I still able to participate?
Depending on the injury and how long you have sustained the injury, we may require approval from your doctor to confirm you are fit to participate in our classes.  
Can I join classes at multiple studios?
Each studio location has its own schedule, instructor and unique vibe. If you’re on a membership at CBD, Mitcham or Kilsyth you can use your classes across all these company owned locations. If you’re a Highett member or purchased a package for Highett you are unable to move across studios.   
I have a busy schedule. Is your program for me?
Across all of our studios, multiples of each class are run at different times and days throughout the week. If you can’t make class on a particular night, check the timetable and you will find the same class at a different day or time giving you a second opportunity to book in that week. Having trouble making your preferred classes each week? Speak directly to our staff about what’s best to do. We are open to taking requests as our timetable is dynamic and can change based on our members requests.  
I want specific results, what classes are best for me?
Not everyone has the same fitness ambitions. Thankfully the variety of classes offered give you the opportunity to focus on one or more types of outcome.  For Strength & Stamina: Try our Trick classes that will get your muscles working in overdrive! For Flexibility: Try our Flexibility classes that will get your body primed for movement! For Body Conditioning: Try our Dance classes that will get your heart rate up and body dripping in sweat!  
First Time Qs
I’m overweight, unfit and/or uncoordinated – can I still join?
Absolutely! When joining you are not expected to have any prior fitness or dance background. Our job is to teach you and help you improve over the journey.     
What do I wear to my first pole class?
A good rule of thumb for Pole is the more skin you show, the more grip you’ll have on the pole. Even as a beginner you will be using your thighs, knees, calves and ankles to hug the pole, so short shorts are a must for the best possible grip. For your upper body a short sleeved shirt or singlet is best. As you become more of an advanced poler and move through the levels, a sports bra or crop top will help to expose the skin on your elbows, underarms, back and midriff. To get the most from each session avoid using moisturiser / oils and remove all jewellery.  
What to wear to my first lyra/silks class?
Lyra (also known as aerial hoop or ring) is a steel ring suspended from the ceiling by secure rigging. It’s usually wrapped in grip tape and you can perform amazing acrobatics on it! Lyra and silks are quite the opposite of pole in the sense that it’s easier fully clothed. A tight pair of leggings and a tight fitting shirt.     
What do I need to bring?
Hydration is important so always bring a water bottle! We have taps in the studios to refill. Sweaty hands are the arch-nemesis of a pole dancer, bring along a hand towel and grip which can be purchased from studios! Knee pads are essential to have on hand. There’s a high chance you’ll get hot and sweaty in class so bring a light change of clothes if needed.     
Do I have to wear heels?
Heels are typically worn only in our Pole Dance or Floorwork classes. Check the class description to see if heels are recommended. In some cases students will opt not to wear them and that’s totally fine!  
Is there an age limit for classes?
For our Pole program, you must be at least 16 years old and have parental consent if you are under the age of 18. For our Lyra or Aerials program we do not have an age restriction, however if you are 14 or younger you will require a guardian to be present during the class.     
Hens Party
Looking for a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate a hens party? Our Hens Party Functions provide a fun, interactive, and memorable experience for the bride-to-be and her guests. With customized pole dancing sessions, games, and photo opportunities, it’s the perfect way to celebrate and bond with friends.
Can I use this offer with my Friends for a ‘Girls Night Out’ or any other celebratory event such as a Hens Party?
We love the enthusiasm for celebrating special occasions with us! However, the Special 3-Session Pack Offer is designed for individual use for those who are exploring if Pole & Aerial is for them. We reserve the right to refuse entry or remove groups who do not comply with this policy. Not to worry, though! We offer private functions tailored to make any celebration unforgettable. Reach out to us, and we’ll be more than happy to assist you in organising a private event that suits your needs. Let’s create a unique and memorable experience for you and your friends at The Pole Room!
When is the payment for the party due?

To secure your time and day, a deposit of $100 must be made upon booking and then the remaining must be paid at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled event.

 
How much does a hens party cost?

We have three different packages available; ‘Basic’, ‘Deluxe’ and ‘One To Remember’. Our ‘Basic’ package is $450 (up to 10 person). Our ‘Deluxe’ package is $550 (up to 10 person). Our ‘One To Remember’ is $650 (up to 10 person) PLUS $250 in cash for the stripper or life drawing performer on the day. Additional participants are charged at $50 per head. All numbers include both spectators and participants. 

 
What are the minimum and maximum numbers for a party?

There are no minimums but we recommend at least 4 people. Our venue can cater for up to 30 people.

 
Do you allow spectators?

You are more than welcome to bring along spectators to watch, take pictures and drink champagne. Spectators are included in the numbers.

   
Do you offer other types of functions?
 

We can also host birthday parties, work break-ups, Christmas parties and more! We can even do more casual group classes if you’d like to try it out with your friends. The options are endless.

 
Are children allowed?
Hens Party participants must be at least 16 years old and have a guardian present if they are under the age of 18. Some exceptions may apply if the event is of a suitable nature.  
We’re going out afterwards, can we have extra time to get ready?
If your party’s planning to go out afterwards and need extra time to freshen up it’s recommended you organise to finish your session early (or schedule extra time on the booking) to allow for getting ready. Often parties can be booked back to back, or staff need to leave the building so it’s imperative bookings finish on time.  
Is camera/video footage allowed?
Most definitely! We encourage you to record the entire event! Available staff can assist in taking photos using guests phones or cameras throughout the party, plus a sexy group photo towards the end of the party! Don’t forget to tag us on instagram @thepoleroom or use the hashtags #tprtribe #thepoleroom  
Pole Program
Our Pole Program offers a structured progression of pole skills, from beginner to advanced levels. Each level builds on the previous one, ensuring you develop strength, flexibility, and technical proficiency. The program is designed to help you achieve your pole fitness goals, whether for fun, fitness, or performance.
Can I bring a friend to class?
Absolutely! Sometimes it’s even more fun when you brig a plus-one. If you do intend to bring a friend, however, do make sure you call up your studio and book them in so we can make sure there is space in the class.
Can I use my phone to film?
We do allow filming in class as long as the camera is positioned in a way that you’re the only person in the frame. Please be courteous and aware that others may not want themselves on camera.  Recording and the use of your phone should only be done after the instructor has finished giving safety instructions and body cues. You may also at times be required to assist and spot your fellow students in difficult or complex moves. Please pay attention to your instructor and fellow classmates at all times. We do not allow the use of phones to text and call as a distraction may result in injury or misunderstanding of key points. Don’t forget to tag us on instagram @thepoleroom or use the hashtags #tprtribe #thepoleroom
I’m overweight, unfit and/or uncoordinated – can I still join?
Absolutely! When joining you are not expected to have any prior fitness or dance background. Our job is to teach you and help you improve over the journey.     
What do I wear to my first pole class?
A good rule of thumb for Pole is the more skin you show, the more grip you’ll have on the pole. Even as a beginner you will be using your thighs, knees, calves and ankles to hug the pole, so short shorts are a must for the best possible grip. For your upper body a short sleeved shirt or singlet is best. As you become more of an advanced poler and move through the levels, a sports bra or crop top will help to expose the skin on your elbows, underarms, back and midriff. To get the most from each session avoid using moisturiser / oils and remove all jewellery.  
What to wear to my first dance or conditioning class?
Dance classes (unless doing advanced choreography) and conditioning classes will rarely require you to grip onto the pole with your skin. Leggings, shorts, shirt, jumpers, whatever’s comfortable and easy for you to dance or move in. In class there’s a chance you’ll get hot and sweaty so bring a light change of clothes if needed. Check the class description below to see if knee pads and heels are required.      
What do I need to bring?
Hydration is important so always bring a water bottle! We have taps in the studios to refill. Sweaty hands are the arch-nemesis of a pole dancer, bring along a hand towel and grip which can be purchased from studios! Knee pads are essential to have on hand. There’s a high chance you’ll get hot and sweaty in class so bring a light change of clothes if needed.     
Do I have to wear heels?
Heels are typically worn only in our Pole Dance or Floorwork classes. Check the class description to see if heels are recommended. In some cases students will opt not to wear them and that’s totally fine!  
Is there an age limit for classes?
For our Pole program, you must be at least 16 years old and have parental consent if you are under the age of 18. For our Lyra or Aerials program we do not have an age restriction, however if you are 14 or younger you will require a guardian to be present during the class.     
Lyra Program
The Lyra Program introduces you to the captivating world of aerial hoop (Lyra) arts. Suitable for all skill levels, these classes teach you how to perform beautiful aerial tricks and sequences on the hoop. The program focuses on building strength, grace, and aerial awareness, offering a unique and exhilarating workout.
I’m unfit and/or uncoordinated – can I still join?
Absolutely! When joining you are not expected to have any prior fitness or aerials background. Our job is to teach you and help you improve over the journey.
Is there an age limit for your classes?
For our Lyra, Silk and Pole Programs we do offer teens classes for anyone aged between 13 – 17 years old, however free trial availability may vary. There is no upper limit for anyone aged 18 and above. 
What should I bring to class?
Hydration is important so always bring a water bottle! We have taps in the studios to refill. There’s also a high chance you’ll get hot and sweaty in class so bring a towel and a light change of clothes if needed.
What do I wear to my first Lyra class?
For warm up and cool down, you can pretty much wear anything that’s comfortable for you. But during classes you’ll want to wear fitted clothing that covers your abs and and legs – because you’ll be hoisted from the hoop, you want to protect your skin from any grazing. We also recommend that you wear body-hugging tops so that nothing gets caught in the hoop as you’re performing tricks.
Can I join classes at multiple studios?
Aerial classes are only currently available at our Mitcham Studio, but that doesn’t stop you from attending our Pole Program and accessing each one of our studios! Each location has its own schedule, instructor and unique vibe.
What is Lyra?
Aerial lyra (also known as hoop or ring) is a steel ring suspended from the ceiling by secure rigging. It’s usually wrapped in grip tape and you can perform amazing acrobatics on it!  
Silks Program
Our Silks Program offers the opportunity to learn aerial silks, where you’ll perform stunning aerial acrobatics using silk fabrics. Classes cater to all levels, teaching you the fundamentals and progressing to more advanced moves. This program enhances your strength, flexibility, and coordination, providing a full-body workout.
I’m unfit and/or uncoordinated – can I still join?
Absolutely! When joining you are not expected to have any prior fitness or aerials background. Our job is to teach you and help you improve over the journey.
What do I wear to my first Silks class?
For warm up and cool down, you can pretty much wear anything that’s comfortable for you. But during classes you’ll want to wear fitted clothing that covers your abs and and legs – because you’ll be hoisted from the hoop, you want to protect your skin from any grazing. We also recommend that you wear body-hugging tops so that nothing gets caught in the hoop as you’re performing tricks.
Where is the Silks Program run?
Aerial silk classes are only currently available at our Mitcham Studio. To get started simply enrol in an upcoming Beginner level 1 course, or if you have prior experience then we will assess your level for free. 
What should I bring to class?
Hydration is important so always bring a water bottle! We have taps in the studios to refill. There’s also a high chance you’ll get hot and sweaty in class so bring a towel and a light change of clothes if needed.
Casual Classes
Casual classes are perfect for those who want flexibility in their training schedule. You can drop in and enjoy a variety of classes, from pole dancing and aerial arts to flexibility and conditioning. These classes allow you to tailor your training to your interests and availability without committing to a fixed program.
How long do classes run and what is the class structure?
Each course class is made up of a 10-15 min warm up, a tricks component and a dance component. Covering these every week will help ensure you get an all-round understanding of movement, strength and technique required to be a pole superstar!
Unable to book classes on the app?
You may not have any valid sessions available to book, the class may be fully booked or the current sessions you have may not be valid for the type you are attempting to book – i.e. You’r booking a Workshop rather than a class. You can view your active sessions on the app in the My Account tab.
I’ve booked the wrong class and I can’t remove myself?
One common reason for this is you have booked outside of the cancellation window. Please contact the studio immediately to resolve the issue. If it is not resolved quickly your session may be forfeited if the class is at full capacity and not allowing others to book.  
I’m on a waitlist, what does that mean?
Our classes allow for students to add themselves to the class waitlist in order to be notified if a spot becomes available. You will receive a text message or email confirming a spot has become available for you to join.  
How do I know if I get into a class from a waitlist?
You will always be notified by email or text when you make it from the Waitlist into the class. Please ensure that your have enabled all your communication settings in your TPR account to receiving text message and/or email notifications. You can change your communication setting from the Settings tab on the app.  
I’m on the waitlist, am I able to come to the studio to see if a spot becomes available last minute?
You can opt to be on standby but we cannot guarantee a spot will become available.  
I need to reschedule my classes?
To early cancel out of a class, you will need to log into your TPR account, find the class you booked in for and select the cancellation option. Bookings cancelled within 24 hours of the class commencing will be marked as a Late Cancel. A Late Cancel is forfeiting of that session. The exception to this is if it’s for a medical reason, which will require a medical certificate to be sent through to the studio.  
I’m unwell and can no longer attend my scheduled class… can I be credited back my session?
If you are unwell or injured it is your responsibility to remove yourself from class outside the cancellation window of 8 hours. If cancellation is within 8 hours of the class commencing we will require a medical certificate from your health practitioner to credit the session/s back on to your account.   
Can I use my phone to film?
We do allow filming in class as long as the camera is positioned in a way that you’re the only person in the frame. Please be courteous and aware that others may not want themselves on camera.  Recording and the use of your phone should only be done after the instructor has finished giving safety instructions and body cues. You may also at times be required to assist and spot your fellow students in difficult or complex moves. Please pay attention to your instructor and fellow classmates at all times. We do not allow the use of phones to text and call as a distraction may result in injury or misunderstanding of key points. Don’t forget to tag us on instagram @thepoleroom or use the hashtags #tprtribe #thepoleroom
Pricing & Memberships
Everything you need to know about our pricing and membership options. Find information on class rates, membership tiers, payment plans, and the benefits of each membership level. Whether you’re looking for a flexible casual class pass or a comprehensive membership package, these FAQ’s help you choose the best option for your needs and budget.
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