FAQ

The first step is the most important. Here are the answers to frequently asked questions by students.

Frequently Asked Questions – General

Do you have free trial?
We do not have free trial classes, if you’re not sure if this is something you want to do, you can avail of our walk in rate. We promise it will be worth it.

Why should I take classes in Polecats Manila?
At Polecats Manila, we believe in continuous investment both in instructor training and in equipment.

  • Our instructors get constant training in the here and abroad.
  • We are the only school with a structured curriculum and detailed syllabus for each level.
  • Our Ortigas studio also boasts 12 genuine Xpole in 40mm, 45mm and 50mm dimensions. 8 Aerial Hoops and 8 Aerial Silk set up.
  • Our Ortigas studio also uses genuine Junckers hardwood sports floor that is easier on the knees 🙂

Do I need to make a reservation before coming to class?
Our classes are on a first come first serve basis, you may sign up for a class 30 mins before it starts.

Can I call the studio and sign up for a class?
You can only sign up for a class in person. Please be at the studio 15-30 mins before class starts to secure a slot.

I’m late, can I still join the class?
Our classes start and end on time. To prevent injuries, students are encouraged to join the class from the beginning. The instruction may allow you to join the class upon his/her discretion.

Can I take photos?
Students are allowed to take photos of themselves in pole poses as long as it does not disrupt the class. Please ask permission from your classmates if you’d like to take photos of them.

Can I use my pole class card for hoop and silk classes?
We have a separate class card for the aerial classes. Pole class cards are for Pole, Flexibility and Conditioning classes while Aerial class cards are for Aerial, Flexibility and Conditioning classes. Said cards also non-transferrable and cannot be shared.

What are the payment methods you accept?
We accept cash and all major credit cards.

Frequently Asked Questions – Pole Class

What can I expect from my one-hour pole session with Polecats Manila?

Each class follows a Polecats – developed curriculum that focuses not only on each student’s current capabilities but also on progression. And since our new studio is equipped with 12 sexy X-poles (40mm, 45mm and 50mm), you’ll get more time on the pole because of our maximum student-to-pole ratio of 2:1. And for the best learning experience, you have a variety of classes to choose from as you go from level to level. You can view our schedule here.

Why do I have to go to a specific class level? 

We know a lot of students get very excited to try out new tricks, but we need to make sure that each student has a solid foundation. Once the basics are mastered, the tougher tricks will be easier to learn. We group students according to levels to improve learning process, and to minimize injuries.

I’ve tried pole in another studio but I’m not sure about my level, which class do I go to? 

Join the beginners 1 or mixed pole on your first class and inform the instructor that you have been taking pole before. She’ll assess which level is suitable for you.

What makes our teachers extraordinary? 

Although not all of the Polecats have an intensive background in dance, all of them invest in continuous learning to make sure that teaching styles and tricks are up-to-date and are constantly attending workshops here and abroad. They train everyday to become better and stronger teachers and pole dancers, and they want to pass on this passion and knowledge to you 🙂

I’m overweight, can I pole?

We have always believed that pole dancing is for EVERYONE. Regardless of shape and size, every woman is fit for this empowering class.

Sure, pole dancing promises a great workout but more than anything else, our goal is make women feel comfortable about their bodies. We don’t judge students according to body size. 🙂

I’m too old, can I pole?

What is too old anyway? Age is just a number!

I can’t dance, can I pole?

Though having dance background is great, it is NOT a requirement. Trust the fact that everything has to start somewhere. Sure, it may be a bit difficult at first, but eventually given constant training and practice, we are certain that you would look spectacular on that pole.

Most of our students who started out do not have dancing background at all. It’s normal to feel scared when you try something new for the first time. You just have to go for it and the rest will follow.

I’m shy, can I wear a t-shirt and leggings to class?

it’s perfectly normal for most girls to feel shy at first. Know that it’s all part of the process. Rest assured that all the teachers that handle our classes are very friendly and accommodating. Eventually, your inhibitions will go away.

Wearing a shirt to class is fine, leggings are a big NO. Pole dancing requires a lot of friction from your legs to grip and stay on the pole. Just make sure to remember that it helps if you look nice while you work out. You’ll be looking at yourself in the mirror the whole class! Would you rather see a girl in a ratty T, or a girl in lipstick rocking her sports tank?

I’m scared of looking stupid, can I just watch a class?

We all look stupid while learning new things. Sure you will be a bit awkward at first, but as you attend classes regularly, eventually you will get the hang of it. One thing we can assure you is that you will improve and get better at it after a while.

If you feel that you would rather observe a class on your first day, it’s fine. You are free to talk to the teachers and ask questions as well.

I don’t like bruises. And I love lotion too much.

Unfortunately, we cannot do anything about this matter. Lotion is a big NO as well. Not only does it make you slippery, hence making it impossible for you to stay on the pole, it also affects the next person using your pole. So, for the sake of safety and pole etiquette PLEASE DO NOT PUT ON LOTION IF YOU ARE ATTENDING OUR CLASS. Thank you.

About the bruises, well. No Pain no gain. 🙂

Kaya ko ba yan? (Can I do it?)

You’ll never know until you try 🙂

Frequently Asked Questions – Aerial Hoop and Silk

I have no dance, pole or aerial arts background. Can I still attend class?

Of course! We admit that having previous background would definitely give you an advantage but it’s not required. Just give it a shot. We all start have to start from somewhere. It’s all about taking the first step 🙂

Will I progress fast?

This will really depend on you. Just remember that consistency is key. Keep attending classes regularly and take all the lessons to heart. There’s no need to rush 🙂 Learn and master all the basics first before doing more difficult tricks.  It’s better to progress slowly but surely than to do one hard trick after another but getting injured all the time.

Is there an age limit?

Our classes are only open to boys and girls aged 18 and above. However, we allow 15-17 year olds to attend our classes if they present a parent’s consent.

How about a weight limit?

No, unless you weigh 300 lbs. 🙂

Can boys attend hoop and silk classes?

Yes! All our hoop and silk classes are both for boys and girls.

Can I still my use my pole outfit for hoop and silk?

No. For hoop and silk classes, it would be best to cover up. We recommend full length COTTON leggings (especially for silk as synthetic fabrics are slippery) and any shirt with sleeves. The more form-fitting your clothes are, the better

I’m scared of heights but I really want to take class. Will I eventually get over the fear?

Our hoops are just 3 1/2 feet away from the ground (so for an average person, that would be at around chest level) so there’s no need panic. As for silk, the tricks start out low and progressively get higher every week/class.

Our teachers will be there to spot you and guide you through every word so there’s no need to worry.

I have a sweaty hands. Will that be a problem?

Not at all, especially on the hoop. As for silk, it’s nothing that a little grip aid can’t solve.

Can my boyfriend/husband/girlfriend/wife/children watch?

Having a friend/partner there could be a distraction to the class. It is also in consideration of your classmates who might not feel comfortable with other people around.

Can I wear lotion this time?

You may wear lotion unless you’re planning to take a pole class within the day.

What’s the difference between your silk classes and anti-gravity yoga?

Anti-Gravity Yoga focuses more on getting into positions that help you relax. Aerial silk is more about tricks that require a lot of control and not just poses. The AGY silk apparatus is a hammock so you’re more secure. Our silks are two separate ends from which you have to pull, climb, lock and stand. 

 

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Polecat Amaya Gonzalez


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