Got questions? We have answers! Here are some questions that we frequently hear from our new students. Please feel free to give us a call anytime at 630-270-3311 if you have additional inquiries that are not listed below.
What can I expect from a class?
Our classes run 85 minutes. We begin with a dynamic and sensual warm up to get your bodies ready for some action! Next we work on specific techniques that may include pole or aerial tricks, new choreography, sexy floorwork, or even asanas in our Aerial Yoga classes. We always end class by putting it all together as we cheer each other on! So leave your troubles at the door and prepare to have a great time while you reshape your entire body.
What is the atmosphere like at Tease?
Our studios are beautiful and cater to a woman's need to be just that...a woman. We work out by candlelight to provide ambiance, comfort, and privacy.
There is no negativity...ever. We expect everyone sign a contract agreeing to never say anything negative to or about yourself or your class sisters. Instead, make an effort to support them as you want them to support you. No sharing other women's experiences outside of class. No cross talking either. We keep the classes small so we can be a cohesive group. This is not the place to come, workout and go home. We build relationships as well as healthy, strong bodies.
The studio is more than a place to exercise. It's a clubhouse. It's a safe-haven, it's a place to relax and rejuvenate yourself. It's a meeting place. It's a place to let go. And while you are enjoying all that, you get a wonderful workout experience that leaves you feeling confident and sexy throughout your week!
What should I wear to class?
1. Wear comfy clothes like you are attending a yoga or Pilates class. For Aerial Silks and Aerial Yoga class, your underarms must be covered.
2. Don't wear any lotions on your hands or body.
3. Don't wear any jewelry on your hands, wrists or ankles. Jewelry can scratch the poles or tear the delicate fabric of the silks.
4. We work out in bare feet, although you may eventually like to try industry standard heels for pole. Yes they are 6" and higher! No street shoes allowed in the studios.
How long are sessions and how long is each class?
Our classes combine a full body workout, strength, flexibility and fluidity training and of course new technical skills each class. It takes more than just an hour to give our students these things in a personalized manner. After more than 12 years in business, we strongly believe that 8 week sessions with 85 minute classes are right length of time for you to correctly and safely advance on to the next level. In each level, 20 or more pole (or aerial) tricks are taught along with a routine and several transitional moves. You won't only learn to do pole tricks. You will learn to DANCE!
Within each 85 minute class you will also go through a full body warm-up and workout as we condition your body and your self confidence. You also need the full 85 minutes of "me time" to unwind and let go of your stress!
How big are classes?
We limit ALL our classes to between 4 and 12 students. You will not be trying to keep up with an instructor you've never met and who doesn't know your name. You will be watched like a hawk to ensure your own safety and proper technique.
Who are your instructors?
Our instructors are certified Pole and Aerial fitness professionals through industry accredited programs. They are also certified in safety, CPR and basic first aid as well as going through an 8-24 week intensive teacher training through Tease. Ongoing training and support on trick instruction, spotting technique and class safety are done weekly to keep everyone up to date on the latest practice and technique. Safety is our number one priority.
Do you offer teen and kids classes?
Girls, ages 9-17 are welcome in our Aerial Silks, Aerial Hoop (Lyra) and Aerial Yoga classes. We even have an exclusive Aerial Silks class just for them! Because of the nature of pole dancing and burlesque, these classes are reserved for women 18 and up.
Do you offer classes for Men?
At Tease, our mission is to cater to and empower women. We are very body positive and offer a culture that is badly needed in today's world of media pressure. Men are not generally allowed in class, but if there is enough interest, we are happy to create a men's class. Men are also welcome to take private lessons with us.
Do you offer day care?
Not at this time. However if there is a great enough demand for it we will consider offering it during the daytime classes. We don't allow little ones in the studio after 6pm.
Can I take more than one class per week?
Yes! Many of our students choose to do this. The additional 8 week classes are just $180 for the series. What a deal!
Should I bring my own yoga mat?
Yes! For sanitary reasons, we urge you to bring your own mat. If you don't have one, We rent mats at the front desk for $1.
How are classes organized?
Classes are held in 8 week sessions. Each session includes 8 classes (one per week on your chosen time and day). Classes run 85 minutes.
For our signature pole series, there are 8 levels that a student can advance through.
Our specialty classes are offered as beginner, intermediate and advanced, and our aerial yoga classes are for all levels. With our Spin pole classes as well as our independent pole study classes, a student must complete Level 1 Pole first or get special permission from the instructor.
Can I make up a missed class?
Yes! We know that life can get busy and you may need to miss one of your scheduled classes. You can make up a missed class at any time as long as it's in the same level you are currently attending. Just let us know your plans in advance so we don't overbook the class. Please don't plan to do more than two makeups per session. Unused classes may not be transferred to an upcoming session.
I'm not all that thin and I have no upper body strength. Do I have to be in great shape to take classes?
Nope! Tease is appropriate for women of all ages, shapes and sizes! We believe all shapes are good shapes, and it's about the journey of fitness and self ignition. All moves can be progressed or modified to be more or less challenging. We insist on loving our curves from day one, and keep on loving them as your body and your spirit begin their inevitable transformation.
I've never done this before and I'm kind of shy. Will I fit into a level one or beginner class?
Of course you will! All the women in a level one class are brand new to this type of movement. You are all in the same "ready to rock boat"! Nothing is expected of you and our instructors are trained to create a non-judgemental, relaxed, supportive atmosphere in class. It may be hard to step out of that box...but I promise you it will be the most rewarding step you have ever taken. Do it for yourself!