Student Welcome Pack

What to wear and bring to class:

  • A singlet and shorts (as short as possible) for once you are warmed up. We do not recommend wearing leggings as you will be unable to do a lot of moves that require leg grip!

  • A water bottle

  • Optional: socks and kneepads for sliding around during floorwork

Things to note:

  • Please do not apply lotion or fake tan to your body or hands on the day of your class as this coats the pole and makes it extra slippery

  • Please arrive at least 5 – 10 minutes before your class

  • Please remove all jewellery, particularly rings/bracelets/watches before your class as they damage the poles and can cause injury

  • We encourage you to photograph/film your progress however, please do not take photos or videos of other students without their prior consent, and be careful of those who may be in the background of any of your content.

What you can expect at your first class:

When you arrive, you will see seating by the front door which you are welcome to relax in before your class. You will also find to the left our reception/shop area, which you are welcome to peruse as you wait.

We have two studios; The Jezebel Lounge (which you will be able to see when you enter the studio, it has 8 poles) and the Lilith Gallery (9 poles). We have a changing area with a changing room, lockers and a separate toilet. These are located down the back of the Jezebel lounge. Please make sure you get changed before your class begins.

Your class will begin with a warm up to get your body ready for moving. Your instructor will then teach you some fun new tricks. At the end of class you will have a gentle and relaxing cool down to stretch out all those muscles you have activated!

Where to find us:

Address: Hyde Park Complex Unit D7, 61 Marsden Street, Melling, Lower Hutt 5010

Ph: 021 286 5264

Entering from Marsden Street, look out for the Hyde Park billboards. Follow the buildings straight to the back (please be wary of cars) – we are the second to last unit: D7.

Please ensure you park on the street and walk in. There is plenty of extra parking around the corner on Bridge Street.

Entrance to the The Garden Pole Dance Studio from Marsden St

Cancellation Policy:

We appreciate that things can come up last minute however we encourage you to plan ahead of time where possible in order to allow other students the opportunity to attend classes.

If you need to cancel your class, you can cancel up to 4 hours prior to your class and keep your class pass credit. 

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We look forward to seeing you at the studio!

Evie and Miki