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ABOUT THE STUDIO

What is Electric Daisy Fitness?

Electric Daisy Fitness is a boutique pole dance studio. All classes are taught by the owner, a certified group fitness and pole dance instructor. Private lessons are also available upon request for individuals and groups. Visit the About page for more details about our studio.

Where are you located?

Our studio is located on Delaware Ave in the Town of Tonawanda. The studio’s main entrance is parallel to Delaware Ave, a few doors down from Art of Glass and Allstate. There is plenty of on-site parking, but please enter through the studio’s front entrance. All other doors into the studio will be locked.

Do you have a changing room or bathroom?

No, we do not have a changing room, so please arrive dressed and ready to workout. The bathroom is not located within the studio, and is for emergency use only.

Do you offer pole parties?

We are not booking large parties at this time. We can only offer private lessons for small groups upon request (current max: 4 participants), which can be booked for all occasions.


ABOUT POLE DANCING

What is pole fitness?

Pole fitness is a fun and challenging workout with postural, strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular benefits. While pole dancing has been around for decades, pole fitness was introduced as a viable exercise option by a few badass exotic dancers in the 90s (R.E.S.P.E.C.T.). Today, pole dancing is performed by all genders in clubs, studios, and competitions worldwide. At Electric Daisy Fitness, we teach safety first, body awareness, balanced muscle development, strong techniques, and more! We’ll explore sensual movement patterns and acrobatic tricks with and without the pole.

Is pole dancing really a sport?

Yes! Pole dancing and the International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) was recognized as an official sport when it received “observer status” for the Olympics Games by the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) in 2017. They describe pole as a performance sport combining dance and acrobatics on a vertical pole, requiring (1) great physical and mental exertion, strength and endurance to lift, hold and spin the body, and (2) flexibility to contort, pose, demonstrate lines and execute techniques.


ABOUT POLE CLASSES

What do I wear to class?

Always be yourself. Dress to your level of comfort and wear whatever clothing makes you feel like you SHINE. Know this: Skin grips the pole, fabric will slide – the more skin we have exposed, the better we can grip the pole. Shorts, tank tops, or layered clothing are recommended. Please remove ALL jewelry, and do not wear clothing with metal details.

You may dance barefoot or wear socks. Heels may be worn with instructor approval during practice time (if any), or when specified, but are worn at your own risk. Exotic dance heels (i.e. Pleaser heels) are the only kind of heels allowed in our studio. Please no street shoes or heels with metal details.

Want to learn more about heelwork? Sign up for a private session, or check out a future workshop.

Do I need to bring anything to class?

Please bring water to stay hydrated. Knee pads, leg warmers or long socks are recommended for pole dance classes with floorwork. While we have yoga mats available at the studio, you may bring your own yoga mat for the warm-up.

Pole grip aids can prevent sliding and help you stick to the pole when performing inversions and other tricks. You are welcome to bring a pole grip of your choice. As with any topical product, please make sure that the grip agrees with your skin.

Who can participate?

At Electric Daisy Fitness, you must be 18 years of age or older to participate in group classes and private sessions. Pole dancing is for all shapes and sizes, however. We do advise you to talk to a medical professional before starting this or any fitness routine. As always, listen to and trust your body to ensure that the activities are not contraindicative (a.k.a. harmful) to any injuries or medical conditions, past and/or present.

I’m pregnant, can I participate in pole classes?

We want you and baby to be safe and healthy. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends avoiding high risk activities that may result in a fall, while pregnant. At this time, our studio does not recommend pole fitness if you are pregnant. Please talk to your doctor about safe pre- and post-natal exercises and activities.

Do I need to be fit or have previous dance experience?

No! Classes are designed to accommodate a range of skill levels, and include conditioning with and without the pole. The instructor will provide regressions and progressions, as needed. If you have never taken a pole dance class before, we do ask that you repeat Pole Dance Fundamentals at least 4 times before moving on to other technique classes. Everyone will progress at their own rate, so you are welcome and encouraged to repeat Fundamentals more than 4 times, if needed.

Do you have spin pole classes?

Yes! Our studio has 45 mm chrome and stainless steel X-Pole dancing poles that can be locked or set to spin. We offer Spin Pole Techniques to learn how to dance with the spinning pole. This class is for late beginners and above. Students must take a minimum of 4 Pole Dance Fundamentals classes before dropping in to Spin Pole Techniques. Our other pole dance technique classes are taught primarily on static, so you can learn proper points of contact and positioning of the body, but we’ll play with spin as well.


ABOUT BOOKING A CLASS

Do I need to sign up in advance?

Yes, please purchase and sign up for your class in advance. This ensures that you have a spot in the class, and also helps our instructor prepare for your visit. We keep class sizes small so you receive maximum time with the pole. Spots are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. You can view and reserve your spot in class on our Schedule page. Full payment is also required in advance to reserve a private appointment (individuals or groups).

How do I sign up for classes?

Our studio uses MINDBODY booking software. To purchase and book classes, please visit our Class Schedule page. You will be asked to create an account, if you do not have one already. For your convenience, you can also download the MINDBODY app and book classes from your smart phone or tablet.

What does Waitlist Only mean under the Class Description?

We have enabled waitlists on all of our weekly group classes. If you see Waitlist Only with an option to book the class on the online scheduler, this means that the class is full, but you can choose to be added to the waitlist. If someone drops out of the class, you will be moved from the waitlist to the class. You must have an active class on file to waitlist. If the class remains full and you aren’t moved into the official roster, you’ll still have 3 months from purchase to use your class.


ABOUT PAYMENTS & BILLING

Is the price for a group private lesson (pairs & small groups) per person or the total cost?

The price listed for a private lesson for 2 to 4 participants is the total cost to book the lesson. Whether you book 2 participants or 4 participants the cost is $100 total for a traditional lesson and $120 total for a black light lesson.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept all major debit and credit cards. We also accept cash and PayPal in the studio, however, class enrollment is limited and on a first come, first served basis. We encourage you to reserve your spot ahead of time by booking the class online. Prepaid gift cards are accepted, and available for purchase on our online store.

I received a gift card, how can I redeem it?

A prepaid gift card to Electric Daisy Fitness that was purchased online, can be used for purchases online (on MINDBODY), in the MINDBODY Mobile App, or in person at the studio.

What is the difference between a Single Class Pass/Appointment and Monthly Package?

We offer multiple booking options to fit a range of needs. Class Passes and Appointments can be purchased individually, and may be used within 3 months from purchase.

Monthly Packages with Auto-Pay are the best value for students who wish to purchase multiple classes or appointments for the month. Payments are automatic and recurring from the start date, and you have 1 month to use your specified class or appointment allowance. By purchasing a Monthly Package, you are enrolling in a 12 month contract, but you may cancel at any time, and there are no additional fees or minimum requirements to sign up.

Do you offer refunds?

All sales are final. We do not offer refunds. View our Studio Policies page for more info.

2020/09/26