What to expect at your first pole dancing class

So you’ve decided you want to try pole dancing. Awesome – we can’t wait to have you! We’re biased – but we think you’ll love it!

So what should you bring to your first class? What should you wear? And what can you expect? It can feel a bit overwhelming but not to worry – we’ve got you covered!

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What can I expect?

At The Scar-Lit Box we believe in small, intimate classes – usually no more than six students per class. This means that you will get loads of attention from the instructors who can help you as you go along – and feel free to ask them anything and everything!

The instructor will start you off with a short warm-up to get your neck, shoulders, arms and legs nice and loose.

She will then start you off with a few fun spins and basic moves to get you used to the pole.

The following will likely happen:

  1. You will probably do a koala impression and hug the pole. This is normal.
  2. Your hands will get super sweaty and you’ll slip around a bit. This is normal.
  3. You’ll feel like you have no idea what you’re doing. This is normal.
  4. You’ll experience a crazy adrenaline high and start visualising your professional pole dance career. This is normal 🙂

The first three things in the list go away after your first few classes – the crazy adrenaline high sticks around, though 😉

Classes last 60 minutes, and are wrapped up with a few minutes of stretching to cool down.

What should I wear?

gen-on-poleNothing fancy – just comfortable workout gear. Ideally, shorts. There’s actually a reason pole dancers wear very little clothing – our skin helps us grip onto the pole. If you prefer, you can wear gym tights or pants at first – whatever you feel most comfortable in.

Also, leave your jewellery at home if you can – and take off any rings before you get to the pole. They can a) scratch you or b) scratch the pole. Neither are great.

Also, try to not put any lotion on your hands the morning of your first class. Lotion leads to slipping!

What should I bring?

Not much! A water bottle, and if you don’t want to use the studio-provided ones, a workout towel to clean the pole as we go along (your hands will get sweaty – that’s normal!)

Also bring cash to pay if you’re paying for a drop-in class. This will stop you from needing to do a dash to the ATM after class.

And remember…

Pole dance is a way to have fun, get fit, feel powerful and fall in love with what your body can do. Every pole dancer started where you are – but with our amazing team of instructors and our super-supportive students, it won’t be long before you’re flipping upside down like the rest of them!

We host intro classes for newbies every Saturday morning at 11am. A class costs R80, and a slot can be booked with Genevieve on 072 275 6964 or thescarlitbox@gmail.com.

You can also take a look through our class schedule here to decide on what time slots best suit your lifestyle.

 

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From our students at The Scar-Lit Box:

“First of all, Gen is a lovely person and a great teacher – especially for beginners. She is so patient and understanding and also lots of fun. I also think the class prices are very reasonable and the studio is centrally located. I have already told many of my friends about it.” ~ Sorrel, Pole Dancing Student

“Gen introduced me to exotic two years ago and since then has taken me on a journey of body discovery through slow flow and heel clacks. Her exotic dance style has this delectable sticky smoothness to it that draws you in and demands your attention. You find yourself wanting to be in her shoes to learn her sultry ways. If you want a teacher that will bring out your inner sexy feels in a safe and encouraging space, then Gen’s exotic class is where you need to be (she is also no stranger to binding your legs together to make sure floor flow is on point 😉 ).” – Courtney, Pole Dancing Student

“So happy here! Best Studio.”  ~ Bridget, Pole Dancing Student

“I have referred friends and brought them with to classes, because pole dancing is honestly the coolest thing I’ve ever done. The classes are small so you can get individual attention. I’m definitely becoming slightly addicted to pole dancing and that’s because of The Scar-Lit Box.” ~ Lauren, Pole Dancing Student

 

 

Contact

For more information or to book classes, contact Genevieve on 072 275 6964 or email thescarlitbox@gmail.com

Alternatively, fill in the form below.


Workshops & Events

Burlesque, Pole Dance and Lap Dance Workshops (60 mins)

*60% non-refundable deposit required to confirm booking.

max. 5 Persons – R1150

max. 10 Persons – R2200

max. 15 Persons – R3000

 

 

 

Women’s Team-Building Events (120 mins)

Pole Fit

*60% non-refundable deposit required to confirm booking.

max. 5 Persons – R2150

max. 10 Persons – R4200

max. 15 Persons – R6000

 

Pole Sexy

*60% non-refundable deposit required to confirm booking.

max. 5 Persons – R2150

max. 10 Persons – R4200

max. 15 Persons – R6000

 

Additional Studio Hire

60 mins – R1000

90 mins – R1500

120 mins – R2000

 

Terms & Conditions:

*60% non-refundable deposit required to confirm booking.

* minimum of 4 people per booking

* external catering permitted, R300 cleaning fee

 

 

 

Classes

From your first spin on the pole to more advanced tricks, there’s a class for you. Whether you’re there to dance, keep fit, have fun, compete (or all of the above!), all of our pole dance classes are kept small to ensure that all students receive the attention they deserve.

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About

The Scar-Lit Box is a boutique pole dance and burlesque studio.  We can be found in the beautiful Wild Flow Pole Movement Studio located in the Mason’s Press in Woodstock, Cape Town.

 

Founded and directed by pole dance and burlesque performer Genevieve Eyre aka Miss Scar-lit Hearts we are dedicated to empowering students through body awareness and sensuality.

Classes remain small, consisting of one instructor and  no more than 5 students per class. This “boutique” approach allows for individual attention and an intensive class. We also offer the opportunity to refine technique, learn new movement and perfect performances through private and semi private classes.

As a performer-run studio, our focus extends beyond fitness to include both dance and performance.

We hold regular workshops from other dancers and performers – from burlesque classes to contemporary workshops – to broaden our students’ horizons.

About Genevieve Eyre: 

 Genevieve Eyre – also known as Miss Scar-Lit Hearts – is a pole dance and burlesque artiste who has been teaching for over four years. With 10 years dance experience Genevieve specializes in Exotic Flow and Performance Art.

She is a certified pole instructor and the Pole Factor 2017 Professional Provocateur Champion. Her belief is that through connecting with their bodies students can discover THEIR authentic movement and sensuality.

 

 

Testimonials

We love our amazing students – and we love their feedback! Here are a few of their testimonials…

“Thank you again! A thoroughly  good time had by all, and you got us started  on a fabulous foot for Stardust because we danced all evening and I noticed that everybody was feeling particularly appreciative of their long legs and beautiful  curves!”  ~ Emma Proctor, Burlesque Hen Party Organiser

“Gen introduced me to exotic two years ago and since then has taken me on a journey of body discovery through slow flow and heel clacks. Her exotic dance style has this delectable sticky smoothness to it that draws you in and demands your attention. You find yourself wanting to be in her shoes to learn her sultry ways. If you want a teacher that will bring out your inner sexy feels in a safe and encouraging space, then Gen’s exotic class is where you need to be (she is also no stranger to binding your legs together to make sure floor flow is on point 😉 ).” – Courtney, Pole Dancing Student

“Lovely atmosphere. Fun exercise. Great people.” ~ Tessa Cloete, Pole Dancing Student

“First of all, Gen is a lovely person and a great teacher – especially for beginners. She is so patient and understanding and also lots of fun. I also think the class prices are very reasonable and the studio is centrally located. I have already told many of my friends about it.” ~ Sorrel, Pole Dancing Student

“So happy here! Best Studio.”  ~ Bridget, Pole Dancing Student

“I have referred friends and brought them with to classes, because pole dancing is honestly the coolest thing I’ve ever done. The classes are small so you can get individual attention. I’m definitely becoming slightly addicted to pole dancing and that’s because of The Scar-Lit Box.” ~ Lauren, Pole Dancing Student