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Where are you located?
We are a pop up studio at this time. Our classes are at MOTIVE School of Movement in Greenville SC (10 Webb Rd off Congaree Rd). We do occasional classes at focus.upstate in Spartanburg SC (371 Successful Dr). The location will be notated on the class registration. For example; Pole Tease at MOTIVE, would be at MOTIVE. We are in the process of getting a permanent location.
What should I wear?
For our pole based classes, LyraPole and S-Pole, we recommend shorts and sleeveless / tank tops. For our alternative (non pole) classes and our select specialty classes like FlyPole, Lyra would need leggings. All registrations will notate apparel recommendations.
**NO NUDITY ALLOWED**
*No baggy clothing. Lotions, oils, cocoa butter or any moisturizer is not permitted because it makes the pole slick. We have to use our body to grip the pole. Please do not wear lotions for at least 2 hours prior to your class. Jewelry that dangles or restricts limb movement is also not permitted. (Rings, bracelets, necklaces.) Apparel must cover up the important parts (chest area/ breast, genitalia areas) as we are in a family friendly facility. If you are unsure, please reach out and ask.*
Is anyone and everyone welcomed?
Of course! We accept anyone and everyone! The only thing we ask is that you be 18+, respectful of others and a positive attitude. We do not accept hate, disrespect. We all are human beings and we all deserve respect. Everyone deserves to learn.
Is pole and aerial arts a workout?
Most definitely! Pole and Aerial is a calisthenics (full body) workout. With pole and aerial, you will be increasing your strength, stamina, flexibility, confidence, self love and a community . All classes will hit all these elements in one way or another.
What is the difference between "Series" and "Drop In" classes?
Our "Drop In" classes are an open curriculum and those class dates and times vary. Our "Series" classes are on a specific day and time for 4 weeks for 1.5 hours each week. The "Series" is broken down to 'mini series' so every 'mini series' is different but all "mini series' build on each other.
Is your instructors certified?
Yes, all of our pole instructors have completed level 1-2 in X-Pole's X-Pert Training Program. They have 1.6 ACE and 10 AFAA continuing education credits each & 16 REPS CPD Points each granted through X-Pole’s X-Pert Training Program. Kilo has numerous certifications such as: X-Pole's X-Pert Aerial Hoop; CRNP Spinning Tricks (Beg/Int), Floor Rockers, Exotic Burn through Cleo The Hurricane; First Aid & AED. Kilo has over 10 years of teaching experience as well as over 13 years of pole experience including 7 years of competing and 8 years performing. Please check out each instructors bio for more certifications.
What type of poles and aerial equipment you have?
We teach pole classes on 4 X-Pole X-Stage Lites with interchangeable poles. All poles ae 45mm and their materials are: 2 Stainless Steel, 2 Chrome, 1 Pink Powder Coated, 1 Black Silicone. Most pole classes are on Chrome and Stainless Steel. The Powder Coated and Silicone are used for special events.
Our FlyPole classes are on 2 - 45mm Black Silicone FlyPoles. Our 2 LyraPole hoops are 950mm (untaped) and are usually attached to the Chrome or Stainless Steel poles. We have 1 Single Tab, 1 Double Tab and 1 Tabless (all taped) Lyra / Aerial Hoops that are 900mm. For our S-Pole classes, we have 4 Nexus Wrap attachments with 2 red and 2 black FabPole silks. We have 1 X-Pole A-Frame that we use for special events to offer FlyPole, Lyra and Silks/Sling
Do I need to be in shape/fit or have any experience prior to attending?
NOPE! Absolutely not! You do not need to be shape, athletic fit nor have any experience in dance, entertainment, gymnastic, etc. Our classes are available for everyone despite background experience and health.
Do you offer private lessons, parties, hire for events?
We definitely do. You can contact us for private lesson request, private parties, competition training or even if you want a performer for an event such as a birthday, women empowerment event, etc. We offer multiple of services. All you have to do is ask.
When are your classes and how to pay?
Our classes vary as we are a pop up at this time. We are in Spartanburg 2 Mondays a month (check schedule for dates) for group classes or privates. Our main base of operation is in Greenville on Wednesdays and Thursdays. If there is a particular date and time you are interested in, please contact us.
When you register for are group classes online, payment is required. If you are interested to attend as a "walk in", you are welcome to pay Cash, Venmo, CashApp, PayPal, Square.
Cancelations, Deposits and Refund Policy
Students are welcome to cancel if need to through their registration email or through the app at anytime.
However, there are no refunds for cancelations of classes*, packages/plans, workshops, events.*
*Unless instructor cancels class, workshop, event*
Deposits are required for Private Lessons and Parties at the time of booking and are non-refundable.
How can I become a part of Sanctuary of Pole?
There are different ways. You are always welcome to be a student. You can join our private Facebook group (must attend a class or private first to be added). You can volunteer at our events. Be on the lookout on Social Media for Volunteer opportunities.
If you are more interested in being part of our staff. You are welcome to complete our application. We will review it and reach out.
How can I support Sanctuary of Pole?
If you are unable to be a student, volunteer nor be employed. You can share our social media post, You can tell everyone about us by text, email, in-person, any way of communication. You are always welcome to leave us a review on Google. Come out to events. We do take donations if you wish to give monetary. Our link is below (at the bottom of the page).