FAQs - FOR YOUR BURNING DESIRES
I'M NEW HERE, I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START...
You’re in luck, we’ve got a whole section of our website to you. Better than a mixtape? We think yes, check it out here.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
Whatever you damn well please! Though we recommend for pole dance classes, you wear shorts which don’t cover the back of your knee. Be it all fitness wear or your finest lingerie - it’s welcome at Duality. The more skin you have to stick to the pole, the better. You may also want to bring along some knee pads if your knees are sensitive.
For floor, chair, dance and Kiki classes, we recommend fitness leggings or knee pads.
THOSE HEELS THOUGH...
Fabulous, right? In pole, chair and floor classes our instructors wear heels because at Duality, we’re all about dipping into that sensual side. When you buckle up those heels, you get to become whoever you want to be. If you’d prefer not to, barefoot or socks are perfect for all classes. Please place your ‘outside’ shoes on the shoe rack provided.
WHAT ABOUT COVID?
Ah, that old chestnut. We’ll take your temperature on arrival and ask that you do not come to class if you’re feeling unwell (this is good practice anyway! Our instructors rely on their bodies for income, so just like you can’t work on your 12 year old virus ridden laptop, they can’t work when they’re sick) and keep a record of all attendees. Our poles are socially distant, and we make sure everyone has sufficient room to move. We ask that you clean down your pole with our high strength cleaner, and we wipe down all high touch areas of the studio often.
WHAT DO I BRING?
Apart from your gorgeous self, a towel for yourself, a towel for your pole or chair, a towel for your mat and water bottle. We’re committed to the environment, so we don’t sell single use plastic bottles at the studio.
I WANT ALL THE GEAR
Never fear (we like rhyming) - we will soon have our signature Duality merch available for sale. Want to know what we’ve got? Click here and take Duality to the streets. We do a shoe order once or twice a season.
I DON'T THINK MY BODY IS CAPABLE/READY/SEXY ENOUGH...
Leave that attitude at the door, because every body has ability. Our beginners programs are made for people who have no experience, and we absolutely don’t expect you to come in knowing your way around the apparatus. No question is too silly, no body is incapable.
DO YOU HAVE AGE OR GENDER RESTRICTIONS?
We welcome anyone over the age of 18. There is no age limit because, well, age is a state of mind.
We welcome all gender identities at Duality. Upon enrolling, we will ask how you would like to be identified. If this should change, please let us know.
We have a Duality Code to ensure everybody is respectful of all people. Read more about it here.
I'VE DONE THIS BEFORE, WHAT LEVEL AM I?
Check out our class guide here to see where you might sit amongst our levels. If you’ve danced before but have never pole danced, we still need you to start at level 1 to ensure you understand all foundation grips, names and moves.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE CLASS?
In all classes, you’ll participate in a warm up which includes conditioning and flexibility focused movements which prepare your body for what it’s about to do! After, in levelled classes, you enter the skills portion of the class. This is where you learn the tricks for the week, and revise any moves from previous weeks. After this, you’ll learn a park outline which you build on every week to form a full routine.
In dance classes, after warm up you’ll dive straight into your choreography. You’ll learn a different routine every week.
In Kiki, you’ll dive head first into a cardio warm up before entering the strength and conditioning portion of the class. Small muscle groups are worked using body weight to tone. After you’re sweating and (just a little) on fire, you’ll move into the stretch portion of the class, where you’ll work towards back and shoulder flexibility, as well as (everybody’s favourite goal) splits!
CAN I BRING MY FRIEND, PARENT, CHILD OR SIGNIFICANT OTHER TO WATCH?
For the comfort and privacy of the other participating members of your classes we don’t allow other people to watch classes. We know how excited you are to share your skills, and our week 8 performance night allows you to share this with your family and friends. Read more about it here.
We are an over 18's venue, because of the nature of our classes and content. Please, do not bring your children along.
WHAT IF I MISS A CLASS?
Not to worry, as long as you give us enough notice. We have a fabulous catch up system for you in place, which allows you to catch your class up within the 8 week term.
To read more about booking terms and conditions, please direct your attention here.