FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You've got questions, we've got answers.

1. How do I sign up for classes? 

Please make sure to sign up for the class of interest in advance so you can secure a spot in class. The studio uses MINDBODY for scheduling, so you can either sign up for class directly from this website (click box below) or through your MINDBODY app. 

2.  How much does a class cost?

Please click the box below or a full list of our pricing options. New students, please note our new student deal offering 2 weeks of unlimited classes for $60!

3.  I’ve heard pole dancing is great exercise and it sounds fun… but I’m still a little nervous about signing up.  What can I expect?

At Studio Rouge, you will find students from all demographics and fitness levels having a great time in a supportive, relaxed environment.  We have two goals – to provide quality dance instruction with an emphasis on safety and to ensure our students enjoy their time at the studio.  Class will begin with a warm up and conditioning exercises, then we will focus on a beginner routine that incorporates basic transitions and spins to get you acquainted with the pole. Please arrive 10min before class (bring your mask!) to get settled and fill out liability waivers. Still feeling hesitant? Register for our Intro to Pole class and see what pole dancing is all about.

4.  Level with me – do I need dance experience for this?

No!  Come as you are and you’ll be pleasantly surprised how quickly you progress.  Have some dance classes under your belt?  Great!  Our instructors will build on your foundation and challenge you in new ways.

5.  Level with me again – is this just for younger people?

No!  This dance form is for anyone over the age of 18 with an adventurous spirit.  All ages, shapes, sizes are welcome at Studio Rouge and we want you (yes, YOU!) to come dance with us.

6. But what do I wear?

Wear your normal yoga/workout attire!  You’ll find students and instructors alike in yoga pants and form-fitting tanks/t-shirts for Intro to Pole and all aerial and exotic classes. As you progress to Pole 100, you will start wearing shorts for climbing (direct skin on pole contact is needed to safely train many pole moves).

7.  Anything I shouldn’t wear?

No lotions or oils!   They make the poles dangerously slippery for you and your fellow students. Also, no rings, bracelets or watches  – it will damage your jewelry and the poles.

8.  How many students are in your classes?  How many poles and aerial rigs are there?

Grandview Studio 

Poles: There are six 45mm chrome X-Poles between 11-12ft tall per room (two class rooms, total of 12 poles). Poles can be set to static or spin mode. Due to COVID, class sizes are limited to 5 students per class (instructor has as an assigned pole to prevent any pole sharing). 
Aerial rigs: There are 4 rig points to hang hoops or aerial silks/hammocks from. Due to COVID, there is a max of 3 students per class (instructor has as an assigned hoop/silk to prevent any apparatus sharing).

Clintonville Studio

Poles: There are nineteen 45mm chrome and stainless steel X-Poles that are 14ft tall (studio space is divided into two class areas). Poles can be set to static or spin mode.  Due to COVID, class sizes are limited to about 8 students per class (instructor has as an assigned pole to prevent any pole sharing). 

Aerial rigs: There are 7 rig points to hang hoops or aerial silks/hammocks from. Due to COVID, there is a max of 6 students per class (instructor has as an assigned hoop/silk to prevent any apparatus sharing).

9. How are the poles and hoops disinfected and how often?

Poles are disinfected before, between, and after classes with 70% isopropyl alcohol. Aerial hoops (not taped, metal is exposed) are disinfected with either 70% isopropyl alcohol or sanitizing wipes (ex. Clorox wipes).

BioPure treatments are applied to each facility every two weeks for total disinfection. 

For a comprehensive list of the studio's COVID policy and precautions, please click below!

10.  Who can take a class (aerial, pole, exotic, flexibility, etc...)?

Everyone! We are an inclusive studio - all genders, races, sexualities, body shapes/sizes are welcome! If you have an adventurous spirit and are over the age of 18 years old, we would love to welcome you to the studio. Some of our classes are more suggestive in nature, hence the  age limit. 

11. How do I book a class for a friend? 

After you click on the 'Sign Up' button for the class, you'll see a screen that defaults to 'Make Reservation For Myself'. In order to pay for someone else, check the radio button for 'Make Reservation For Someone Else'. From there, enter the full name of the person you are trying to pay for and check the box next to 'Pay for this other client'. After you click 'Make a single reservation', you'll be taken to a payment screen to pay for that person.

However, we HIGHLY suggest every student make their own account. Managing your schedules will be much easier that way!

12.  My friend enrolled in Pole 100 and keeps encouraging me to sign up, too.  Could I come with her and just watch a class first?

Sorry.   For the privacy and comfort of our students, we do not allow observation at any time. 

13.  I’ve taken pole classes at a different studio.  How do I know which class level to sign up for at Studio Rouge?

We ask that you contact us via email before registering to discuss the right class level for you!

14.  I’m not sure if I’d be comfortable taking classes in a group setting.  What about private lessons?

Private instruction is a great way to gain confidence while learning at your own pace.  Any of our session classes or workshops can be taught one-on-one… just drop us a line!  

15.  Do you allow drop ins for classes?

Unfortunately, no. We require our students sign up online before class to reserve a space. With limited class sizes and as a COVID precaution, it's necessary to ensure you have reserved a spot in class before traveling to the studio.

16.  Do you have a late cancel, waitlist, and refund policy?

Great question! We do!

Refund Policy: No refunds. No exceptions. This includes class purchases (including all packages), guest workshop purchases, party and private purchases, and merchandise. Please, please, please purchase with intention and read all policies before purchasing.

 

Waitlist policy: Joining the waitlist DOES NOT mean you are in class and DOES NOT guarantee you a spot in class. It simply means that, should a spot open in the desired class, you will be added to class by the MINDBODY scheduling system and sent an email/text notification confirming that you are in class. Only add yourself to the waitlist if you can definitely make the class should a spot open. If you are added to class between 6-24h before class starts but then cancel, the late cancel policy still applies and the class hour will be used from your class pass or a $25 fee will be applied if an unlimited pass holder. No exceptions. If a spot opens in the desired class within 6h of start time, you will not be auto-added since that is very short notice to be able to make it.

Late Cancel Policy: Canceling your reservation in a class within 24h of class or no-showing to a class will result in a late cancel. If you have a class package (ex. 8h class class), then the class hour will be "used" as if you had attended. If you have a 2 Week New Student Unlimited pass, a $25 late cancel fee will be charged per late canceled class. Classes are not refundable whether they are early cancelled or late cancelled. No exceptions - please purchase with intention. 

We are happy to answer questions - please reach out if you have any!

17.  I've signed up for a class! Where should I park?

Grandview Studio (1411 W 3rd Ave: We have a small lot on the right side of the building. If that lot is full, you're free to look for parking on 3rd Ave or Grandview Ave. Do not park along the side streets of 3rd Ave - they are permit parking only. Please come EARLY to find parking!
Clintonville Studio (4575 N Hight St): Free parking along side streets (ex Sheffield Rd., Weisheimer Rd, Dominion Blvd, at the Beechwold Building (north side of Sheffield), or behind the Flag Lady's Store when they're closed. Do NOT park at the Beechwold Hardware store or behind TY Furniture, 
 

CONTACT 

Got a question about classes or want to book a party/private? Send us a message!

LOCATIONS

GRANDVIEW

1411 W 3rd Ave

Columbus, OH 43212

(Second floor of Snap Fitness building)

CLINTONVILLE

4575 N High St.

Columbus, OH 43214

(Next to the Flag Lady's Store)

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