Frequently Asked Questions
What do I wear?
You can find information on our pricing page and our parties page. It is your responsibility to stay up to date on this policy though we will always do our best to notify when changes are made.
Do I need to bring any supplies?
How do the sharing vs. non-sharing passes and classeswork?
We are moving back to sharing apparatuses. This is something we always did pre-pandemic(2 people per pole for all classes and up to 4 people per aerial apparatus). We are making some adjustments to that. For some pole classes(not intro or pole flow) and for most aerial classes(minus aerial yoga) we will be doing 2 people/pole or aerial apparatus. If you do not want to share, there are class passes at a higher price point that give you the capability to avoid sharing. If you are using these passes, it is your responsibility to call, text or message us to reserve that apparatus for just you. Also note, if you are using one of these passes and sign up for a class that only has 1 opening we cannot guarantee that you can have your own apparatus. 2 “open” spots are needed for that except in some pole classes(though still contact us ahead of time to make sure)
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 or discrimination 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.