Frequently Asked Questions
What do I wear?
Do I need to bring any supplies?
Do I need a dance background/strength/flexibility/etc.?
I saw this thing on Instagram, can I do that?
Are only women allowed to take classes?
Is there a weight limit?
What do I do when I arrive?
Do I have to sign up ahead of time?
Is VDC a safe space for LGBTQIA+, POC, etc.?
Absolutely yes! Diversity and inclusion are incredibly important to us. We have a variety of staff and students(and their families) who are in these communities. We do not tolerate hatred towards them or others.
If you cannot respect your fellow classmates and instructors(this includes using correct pronouns and chosen names), you will be asked to leave and forfeit your class pass.
I want to practice from home, how can I safely do so?
This will vary depending on what you are trying to practice. We do have some options for virtual classes that do not involve apparatuses; these are great options for any student!
Pole: We highly recommend x-pole brand poles(you can even purchase them from the link towards the bottom of our home page). We understand they can be expensive, but assured, cheaper options are cheaper for a reason. We want you using safe equipment that is designed for more than walking around the pole looking cute. The poles we use in studio are chrome 45mm specialty height studio poles.
Aerial: Again, we highly recommend using worthwhile brands for rigs, and aerial equipment. And again you are looking at a pricey investment for your safety. Please don’t use amazon for these purchases! For rigs, vvolfy metalworks has our personal favorite, though you can absolutely ask us for a more comprehensive list of rigs we’d recommend. For aerial equipment it can vary widely what we’d recommend based on the apparatus, how much space you have to work with, spinning capability or not, etc. You can always reach out to our owner to get recommendations just for you!
For all: Please remember your safety when practicing. That means don’t forget the safety mat, always have someone present to spot or get you help in case of an emergency. We always recommend only working on movements you’ve already been trained in for your safety. If you would like to find out more you can always reach out for more details and recommendations.