STUDENT HANDBOOK

Dancing at The Brass Barre is a place where a lot of people come together to have a great time! We want to create a fun and safe atmosphere where everyone can be comfortable and enjoy themselves. To that end we have put together some general rules of etiquette below.


NO SHOW & LATECOMER POLICY ·      Arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of your class for registration use the restroom and change into your workout attire. ·      Your instructor will take attendance BEFORE warm up. She will allocate space for make-up and drop-in (buffet) students at this time. Once the instructor starts her warm up, you’ll miss out on your chances to attend this class (what a bummer!). But, of course you are welcome to make-up your missed lesson on another day! Please be dressed in your workout attire during attendance. Thank you! .      We advise you to choose your lessons carefully and allow adequate time to travel to our studio to avoid missing your class. You may observe the class and make-up your lesson some other time within the term. There are no refunds for any latecomers. ·      If you are dropping-in a class, please arrive 20 minutes early to register and make payment. .      Please be dressed in your workout attire before you enter your class so that you can participate in the warm up as soon as class begins!  As warm-ups are specifically tailored for the tricks and combos you are about to learn in the class, you must participate in the entire warm up from the start. Warming up your body appropriately for the particular class you have signed up for is extremely crucial. It lessens the risk of injury and also reduces premature fatigue. These are all long held beliefs of any fitness studio who looks out for their students. (Also, the warmer you are, the bendier you can get!) This applies to all the back-to-back pole junkies too!  

NO SHOW & LATECOMER POLICY

·      Arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of your class for registration use the restroom and change into your workout attire.

·      Your instructor will take attendance BEFORE warm up. She will allocate space for make-up and drop-in (buffet) students at this time. Once the instructor starts her warm up, you’ll miss out on your chances to attend this class (what a bummer!). But, of course you are welcome to make-up your missed lesson on another day! Please be dressed in your workout attire during attendance. Thank you!

.      We advise you to choose your lessons carefully and allow adequate time to travel to our studio to avoid missing your class. You may observe the class and make-up your lesson some other time within the term. There are no refunds for any latecomers.

·      If you are dropping-in a class, please arrive 20 minutes early to register and make payment.

.      Please be dressed in your workout attire before you enter your class so that you can participate in the warm up as soon as class begins!  As warm-ups are specifically tailored for the tricks and combos you are about to learn in the class, you must participate in the entire warm up from the start. Warming up your body appropriately for the particular class you have signed up for is extremely crucial. It lessens the risk of injury and also reduces premature fatigue. These are all long held beliefs of any fitness studio who looks out for their students. (Also, the warmer you are, the bendier you can get!) This applies to all the back-to-back pole junkies too!

 

For your safety, it is important that you make sure you do not put on moisturizer, tanning lotion or any oils prior to a class, as this will make the poles slippery. It also will leave them greasy & make them dangerous for other pole users. Be sure to arrive at least 10- 15min before the start of your class to register and to change into your workout attire.    WARM UPS Please be dressed in your workout attire before you enter your class so that you can participate in the warm up as soon as class begins!  As warm-ups are specifically tailored for the tricks and combos you are about to learn in the class, you must participate in the entire warm up from the start. Warming up your body appropriately for the particular class you have signed up for is extremely crucial. It lessens the risk of injury and also reduces premature fatigue. These are all long held beliefs of any fitness studio who looks out for their students. (Also, the warmer you are, the bendier you can get!) This applies to all the back-to-back pole junkies too! Check the white board to make sure you are in the correct studio before you start!   WHAT TO WEAR Pole dance: For all pole classes, shorts and tank tops are compulsory, as the gripping of your skin on the pole is an integral part of the art.  Wear something comfy that allows you to move and stretch freely. Yoga or Brazilian shorts above the knees, tank top & face towel.   Striptease: Tank top, shorts above the knees or leggings & face towel. Sexy is key! Bring an extra loose fitting top to remove in class just in case!   Splits & Backbends: Leggings, tank top that covers the torso, socks & face towel. (This is a non air-conditioned class that involves partner stretching. For comfort and hygiene purposes, all participants is advised to adhere to the dress code.)   Footwear: You may choose to dance barefoot, or wear exotic dancing shoes. Those sky-high heels you see our instructors wearing are pretty, but they can only be worn inside the studio. No other shoes are allowed. There is nothing grosser than a pair of clubbing heels with dirt, alcohol and other unthinkable liquids on those soles. Invest in a pair of exotic dancing shoes like Pleaser heels.   Accessories: Please remove all rings, bangles, dangly earrings to avoid damaging the poles and yourselves.   WHAT TO BRING Grip aid: ·      Shaving gel - It’s great for a bit of extra stick on your legs and body. Stay away from the extra moisturizing ones. Try out different brands to see what works best for your skin type. You can purchase shaving gel at any Watsons or Guardian store. ·      If your hands keep slipping and you’re having trouble gripping the pole, a little drop of Dry Hands (available for purchase at reception) or Liquid Chalk works wonders.   Important: ·      iTac is a balm that creates tackiness, and is incompatible with our brass poles; do NOT use it. ·      If you use chalk, kindly keep it contained in a Ziplock bag to avoid spillage. To be considerate to the person using the pole after you, please clean up any spillage and residue after use of the pole.   Towels: ·      Bring two small towels – one for yourself, and the other to wipe any sweat or grip aid residue off the pole.   Wet wipes: ·      Non-moisturising wet wipes will be handy to get rid of any grip aid on your hands and body after class.   Knee pads: ·      You’ll be glad you brought them when they save your knees from bruising, especially as you work on a routine that involves a lot of floorwork.    Leg warmers: ·      Great to keep you warm during warm ups, and also very handy for floorwork.  

For your safety, it is important that you make sure you do not put on moisturizer, tanning lotion or any oils prior to a class, as this will make the poles slippery. It also will leave them greasy & make them dangerous for other pole users. Be sure to arrive at least 10- 15min before the start of your class to register and to change into your workout attire. 

 

WARM UPS

Please be dressed in your workout attire before you enter your class so that you can participate in the warm up as soon as class begins!  As warm-ups are specifically tailored for the tricks and combos you are about to learn in the class, you must participate in the entire warm up from the start. Warming up your body appropriately for the particular class you have signed up for is extremely crucial. It lessens the risk of injury and also reduces premature fatigue. These are all long held beliefs of any fitness studio who looks out for their students. (Also, the warmer you are, the bendier you can get!) This applies to all the back-to-back pole junkies too!

Check the white board to make sure you are in the correct studio before you start!

 

WHAT TO WEAR

Pole dance:

For all pole classes, shorts and tank tops are compulsory, as the gripping of your skin on the pole is an integral part of the art.  Wear something comfy that allows you to move and stretch freely. Yoga or Brazilian shorts above the knees, tank top & face towel.

 

Striptease:

Tank top, shorts above the knees or leggings & face towel. Sexy is key! Bring an extra loose fitting top to remove in class just in case!

 

Splits & Backbends:

Leggings, tank top that covers the torso, socks & face towel. (This is a non air-conditioned class that involves partner stretching. For comfort and hygiene purposes, all participants is advised to adhere to the dress code.)

 

Footwear:

You may choose to dance barefoot, or wear exotic dancing shoes. Those sky-high heels you see our instructors wearing are pretty, but they can only be worn inside the studio. No other shoes are allowed. There is nothing grosser than a pair of clubbing heels with dirt, alcohol and other unthinkable liquids on those soles. Invest in a pair of exotic dancing shoes like Pleaser heels.

 

Accessories:

Please remove all rings, bangles, dangly earrings to avoid damaging the poles and yourselves.

 

WHAT TO BRING

Grip aid:

·      Shaving gel - It’s great for a bit of extra stick on your legs and body. Stay away from the extra moisturizing ones. Try out different brands to see what works best for your skin type. You can purchase shaving gel at any Watsons or Guardian store.

·      If your hands keep slipping and you’re having trouble gripping the pole, a little drop of Dry Hands (available for purchase at reception) or Liquid Chalk works wonders.

 

Important:

·      iTac is a balm that creates tackiness, and is incompatible with our brass poles; do NOT use it.

·      If you use chalk, kindly keep it contained in a Ziplock bag to avoid spillage. To be considerate to the person using the pole after you, please clean up any spillage and residue after use of the pole.

 

Towels:

·      Bring two small towels – one for yourself, and the other to wipe any sweat or grip aid residue off the pole.

 

Wet wipes:

·      Non-moisturising wet wipes will be handy to get rid of any grip aid on your hands and body after class.

 

Knee pads:

·      You’ll be glad you brought them when they save your knees from bruising, especially as you work on a routine that involves a lot of floorwork. 

 

Leg warmers:

·      Great to keep you warm during warm ups, and also very handy for floorwork.

 

·      Please respect your instructor’s privacy. DO NOT film your instructors during the class without permission. ·      You may post snippets of studio routines on any social media platform. Please cap the video to 60 seconds. You can tag us and hashtag #thebrassbarre #poledancesg ·      Please respect your fellow classmates privacy. If there are people other than yourself in your photos or video, be sure to ask your fellow class mate if you can post any photos or videos of them on any digital platform.  ·      The use of tall / professional tripods are NOT allowed in the studio. ·      Class routines taped by the instructor are optional participation.  ·      If you are a member of class recording and photos are allowed last 5 min or directly after class at instructor’s discretion.  ·      If you are not a member of class, no photography or recording permitted at all. ·      Recording of instruction is strictly forbidden.   

·      Please respect your instructor’s privacy. DO NOT film your instructors during the class without permission.

·      You may post snippets of studio routines on any social media platform. Please cap the video to 60 seconds. You can tag us and hashtag #thebrassbarre #poledancesg

·      Please respect your fellow classmates privacy. If there are people other than yourself in your photos or video, be sure to ask your fellow class mate if you can post any photos or videos of them on any digital platform. 

·      The use of tall / professional tripods are NOT allowed in the studio.

·      Class routines taped by the instructor are optional participation. 

·      If you are a member of class recording and photos are allowed last 5 min or directly after class at instructor’s discretion. 

·      If you are not a member of class, no photography or recording permitted at all.

·      Recording of instruction is strictly forbidden. 

 

If you miss a lesson, do not to worry! You can make-up your missed lessons within the term. How it works: 1.      Have a look at our timetable and see which other days your class is scheduled.  2.     Make-up lessons must be made up AT THE SAME LOCATION of your class. You will be charged a drop-in rate if you make-up a class at another location. 3.     You can only make up your class with the same type of class. For example, if you missed an Intermediate class, you may only make up your missed lesson with another Intermediate class. You cannot make up your missed lesson with a Polegraphy class. 4.    You don't have to call us in advanced to book, just walk-in and register your name at the studio reception and wait for the Instructor to take attendance. If there is space, we will gladly accommodate you! Otherwise, you'll have to try your luck on another day.   ·      Make-ups and drop-ins are 1 person to 1 pole (starting in Term 2, 2018). ·      All missed lessons must be made up within the same term. Any unused lessons will be deemed forfeited by the end of the term. ·      In the instance your class is only scheduled once a week, you can make it up with a Splits & Backbends or Tech class. ·      There are no make-ups for those who do not participate at performance week. ·      You may make-up any missed lessons in advanced. ·      Missed lessons do not roll over to the next term. Unused lessons expire at the end of every Term. ·      Please be aware that we do not offer transfers or refunds for your registered classes/courses once any payment is received. Please consider your courses carefully before booking. ·      Credit transfers and refunds will be done at the discretion of the studio. ·      Choreography and level courses: To make-up all your lessons by week 7 ·      Splits & Tech courses: To make-up all your lessons by week 8 ·      You are not guaranteed a space as all slots will be allocated based on first come first serve, so be sure to log your name at reception!  ·      If the class has limited poles available, the instructor reserves the right to assign poles to the students accordingly. ·      If the class is full, you may be asked to make up your class at another time. We apologise for the inconvenience, but it is very important that classes are not overcrowded. ·      There are no make-up lessons for Drop-ins, Trial lessons or Workshops.    Unlimited drop-ins (aka buffet): ·      You may drop-in any class within the term as many times as you wish as long as there is space in class.  Please do not drop-in full classes as priority will be given to make-ups only. ·      You may attend any class that is of your level or lower. Check here for class pre-requisites.   Priority of access to classes:  1.      Students who have signed up for the scheduled class (1 to 1 pole) 2.     Drop-in (1 to 1 pole) 3.     Partners (2 to 1 pole) 4.    Make-up students (1 to 1 pole) 5.     Students who have signed up for all-you-can-pole package (1 to 1 pole)  

If you miss a lesson, do not to worry! You can make-up your missed lessons within the term.

How it works:

1.      Have a look at our timetable and see which other days your class is scheduled. 

2.     Make-up lessons must be made up AT THE SAME LOCATION of your class. You will be charged a drop-in rate if you make-up a class at another location.

3.     You can only make up your class with the same type of class. For example, if you missed an Intermediate class, you may only make up your missed lesson with another Intermediate class. You cannot make up your missed lesson with a Polegraphy class.

4.    You don't have to call us in advanced to book, just walk-in and register your name at the studio reception and wait for the Instructor to take attendance. If there is space, we will gladly accommodate you! Otherwise, you'll have to try your luck on another day.

 

·      Make-ups and drop-ins are 1 person to 1 pole (starting in Term 2, 2018).

·      All missed lessons must be made up within the same term. Any unused lessons will be deemed forfeited by the end of the term.

·      In the instance your class is only scheduled once a week, you can make it up with a Splits & Backbends or Tech class.

·      There are no make-ups for those who do not participate at performance week.

·      You may make-up any missed lessons in advanced.

·      Missed lessons do not roll over to the next term. Unused lessons expire at the end of every Term.

·      Please be aware that we do not offer transfers or refunds for your registered classes/courses once any payment is received. Please consider your courses carefully before booking.

·      Credit transfers and refunds will be done at the discretion of the studio.

·      Choreography and level courses: To make-up all your lessons by week 7

·      Splits & Tech courses: To make-up all your lessons by week 8

·      You are not guaranteed a space as all slots will be allocated based on first come first serve, so be sure to log your name at reception! 

·      If the class has limited poles available, the instructor reserves the right to assign poles to the students accordingly.

·      If the class is full, you may be asked to make up your class at another time. We apologise for the inconvenience, but it is very important that classes are not overcrowded.

·      There are no make-up lessons for Drop-ins, Trial lessons or Workshops. 

 

Unlimited drop-ins (aka buffet):

·      You may drop-in any class within the term as many times as you wish as long as there is space in class.  Please do not drop-in full classes as priority will be given to make-ups only.

·      You may attend any class that is of your level or lower. Check here for class pre-requisites.

 

Priority of access to classes: 

1.      Students who have signed up for the scheduled class (1 to 1 pole)

2.     Drop-in (1 to 1 pole)

3.     Partners (2 to 1 pole)

4.    Make-up students (1 to 1 pole)

5.     Students who have signed up for all-you-can-pole package (1 to 1 pole)

 

·      Arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of your class. Your class will start from the time of your booking and end on time, regardless if you are late for your session. ·      Late cancellation - If you cancel your private lesson with less than 12 hours notice, the full payment for your scheduled private lesson will be charged and redeemed.  ·      Private packages are valid for 4 months from date of purchase.  

·      Arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of your class. Your class will start from the time of your booking and end on time, regardless if you are late for your session.

·      Late cancellation - If you cancel your private lesson with less than 12 hours notice, the full payment for your scheduled private lesson will be charged and redeemed. 

·      Private packages are valid for 4 months from date of purchase.

 

·      Only an instructor, and not another student, can demonstrate Pole moves. Our instructors are trained professionals in dance/fitness, and it is important for everyone’s safety that this rule is respected.  ·      You are welcome to use our crash mats during class and pole practice. Please do not wear your shoes on the mats. ·      Keep your valuables safe. You are responsible for your own belongings. ·      Students who appear intoxicated or under the influence may be asked to leave the studio without a refund.  

·      Only an instructor, and not another student, can demonstrate Pole moves. Our instructors are trained professionals in dance/fitness, and it is important for everyone’s safety that this rule is respected. 

·      You are welcome to use our crash mats during class and pole practice. Please do not wear your shoes on the mats.

·      Keep your valuables safe. You are responsible for your own belongings.

·      Students who appear intoxicated or under the influence may be asked to leave the studio without a refund.

 

·      If you’re sick, please stay at home. Coughing and sneezing just leaves a nasty trail waiting to infect the rest of the class. If you insist on working out at the studio anyway, be respectful of others and be sure to properly sanitise the pole that you use — which you should always do, sniffles or not. ·      Application of deodorant before class will be greatly appreciated by everyone in the same space. ·      Observe cleanliness and keep the door closed at all times. ·      Clean your station when you are done using the pole, mats and/or blocks. After an hour of intense pole dancing and stretching, it is considerate to wipe your pole and the floor around you (especially if you use chalk). We provide paper towels and bottles containing  water and methylated sprits for your use.   Grip Aid:  ·      If you use chalk, please store your chalk in a large ziplock bag to minimise spillage. Please clean your station after use of the pole as chalk leaves residue on the poles and floor. ·      DO NOT use iTac. It is not compatible with our brass poles.   

·      If you’re sick, please stay at home. Coughing and sneezing just leaves a nasty trail waiting to infect the rest of the class. If you insist on working out at the studio anyway, be respectful of others and be sure to properly sanitise the pole that you use — which you should always do, sniffles or not.

·      Application of deodorant before class will be greatly appreciated by everyone in the same space.

·      Observe cleanliness and keep the door closed at all times.

·      Clean your station when you are done using the pole, mats and/or blocks. After an hour of intense pole dancing and stretching, it is considerate to wipe your pole and the floor around you (especially if you use chalk). We provide paper towels and bottles containing  water and methylated sprits for your use.

 

Grip Aid: 

·      If you use chalk, please store your chalk in a large ziplock bag to minimise spillage. Please clean your station after use of the pole as chalk leaves residue on the poles and floor.

·      DO NOT use iTac. It is not compatible with our brass poles. 

 

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COURSES & PROMOTIONS

·      All promotions are not to be used in conjunction with any other promotion.

·      We reserve the right to cancel or suspend classes, combine classes, change teachers, or limit enrolment.

·      Classes will be cancelled if there is insufficient enrolment or if the designated teacher cannot be suitably replaced. We will make every effort to notify you of any cancellations as promptly as possible. Students may choose to change their class without any admin charge or convert to class credit that will be valid for 12 months from date of issue. Class credit will be issued to those who have signed up for the cancelled classes. Please always refer to our online schedule for the most up-to-date schedule.

·      All Courses, Classes, Trials, Workshops, Hen's Parties & Deposits are final sale and non-refundable. You will receive class credit to be used for future courses.

·      Class credit expires 12 months from date of purchase. Any remaining credit will be forfeited upon expiry.

·      All Courses are valid for one term from date redeemed.

·      The studio reserves the right to amend, add, delete terms and conditions here without prior notice.

 

Thank you for honoring our studio policy. Happy poling everyone!