Frequently asked questions

What do I wear? What do I bring?

Pole - shorts and tank top. You’ll need to bring your own grip aid and a small towel to clean off the pole.

Aerials - Leggings that cover the backs of your knees. Grip aid is provided.

Other - Yoga appropriate attire.

All - please bring a yoga mat if you like to use one for warm-ups. We provide larger safety mats.

 

I don’t have any upper body strength? Can I still take classes?

There are classes for all levels. You do not need prior experience to participate in our classes. You’ll be surprised at what you can do in a few months’ time. If a class is marked as advanced, please consult us to see if you’ll benefit from taking that class.

 

What if I’m late to class?

Our studio opens 15 minutes prior to the start of your class. If you are more than 5 minutes late for a class access, will be denied without class refund. This is for your own safety and out of respect to fellow students.

 

Can I take pictures/videos in class?

We ask that you do not take video during class until your instructor says it’s ok to do so. Some students are not comfortable being in photos/videos. Also, it distracts your focus and that of your instructor. You’ll have ample time to “Instagram” or “Facebook” your achievements at the end of class. During open studio practice, feel free to film/ photograph as long as your fellow students are ok with it.

 

Do I need to sign up before class?

Yes! While drop-ins are welcome, we cannot guarantee a free spot if you’re not signed up in advance. Additionally, we have a strict 12-hour cancellation window for all classes and a 24-hour cancellation window for private sessions. This means that once that window has passed, you can only late cancel your spot and you will lose the session (the class will not be credited back to your account).

 

What else should I know?

Don’t apply any lotion anywhere on your body the day of your classes. You don’t want to slip and slide! Leave jewellery at home. You cannot wear rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces. Leaving them at home also prevents you from losing them at the studio.

 

I want to become an instructor - can I apply?

Apply for a position by emailing acroparkstudio@gmail.com. Please include all certifications, experience as an instructor, insurance information, and what classes/workshops you teach. If you do not have experience and are not certified, please have a look at our internship program. We usually encourage those who want to teach aerials to ask themselves the following questions: are you willing to become a certified aerial/pole instructor? Are you willing to obtain insurance to teach? Are you willing to continue education in areas such as biomechanics, anatomy and physiology? Are you willing to dedicate at least 3 hours per week to your own training (more if teaching higher levels)?

Teaching pole and aerials is a wonderful thing. We welcome anyone who is interested, but we emphasize proper education and strong skills as an educator. Teaching pole and aerials carries with it a lot of responsibility and we don't take this lightly at Acropark. Therefore, we cannot hire individuals who have little to no experience and no certifications in their given discipline. This ensures that our clients receive the highest quality training and spotting. If you have ambitions to teach, we encourage you to hone your skills with us, get the proper education and certifications, and show us why you are an invaluable addition to our team. :-)