Exotic Dance Workshops
 & SEXY FOX FITNESS
 17 Bloomfield Ave. Pine Brook, NJ. 070856  • Tel: 973 886-6171

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ....

I know you have probably have so many questions about Exotic Dance Workshops and our offerings. Here on this page, I hope to answer all of your questions. You may have questions like Where do the classes & workshops take place?, Who takes Exotic and Pole Dance Classes?, How much in advance do I need to sign up for a class?, Do I need to bring anything with me? or a slew of any number of questions. Take you time. Below I tried to get them all. If you have a question that you don't see the answer here, please feel free to contact me anytime for the answer.

You can always visit our Workshops, Classes, Party or Schedule page for more complete information on our current offerings. We are located in Pine Brook NJ with classes already Scheduled.


GENERAL QUESTIONS
▫Where do the classes & workshops take place?
▫ How many poles are in the studios?
▫ How do I book a bachelorette party/private  group class?
▫ What classes are offered?
▫ How big are the classes?
▫ Do I need to be skinny, athletic or experienced to take your classes?
▫ Who takes Exotic and Pole Dance Classes?
▫ I Want to teach! Is there a training program?
▫ Should I take a private lesson or group class?
▫ Do you sell Holiday or Birthday Gift Certificates?
▫ Do You rent out poles or just the pole dance studio for private use?
▫ I have taken pole classes at other studios, will I learn something new?
▫ How do I know what Level I am at?

POLICIES & PROCEDURES?
▫ What happens if I'm Running late to our party?
▫ What is your cancellation/refund policy? How do I cancel?
▫ How do I pay for a class, bachelorette party, private lesson or tour?
▫ Do I need to be pre-registered or can I just drop-in for a class?
▫ Can I sit in on a class and watch it before I register?
▫ How much in advance do I need to sign up for a class?
▫ If I miss a class one week, can I make it up later?
▫ Is there an age/weight limit?
▫ I have registered for a class but didn't receive class info, help?
▫ Can my boyfriend/girlfriend/best friend come watch the class?
▫ Forgotten/Lost Items Policy
▫ Is parking free? 

WHAT ARE THE CLASSES LIKE?
Private Lessons
Is the space private, will I have privacy?
Can I show up early?
Do I need to bring anything with me?
What clothing do I need to wear?
Is there nudity?
Can I get fit doing this type of dance?
How does this form of exercise compare to other forms of exercise?
Will I sweat? Is it aerobic?
What will I learn?
Do I need to bring shoes?
What kind/ heel height?

GROUP CLASSES
Who are the Instructors?
I'm generally shy and scared to dance in front of others. How can I feel safe?
Will I have privacy in the class?
Are the classes ongoing?
What is the class size?
Is there nudity/any clothing removal?
What should I wear to class?
Do I need to bring anything with me?
Do I need to bring shoes? What heel height?
Can I get fit doing this?
How does the exercise compare to other forms of fitness?
Is it aerobic? Will it build strength or flexibility?
What will I learn in the class?
If I take the Weekend Pole Intensive, will the 4 Week Level 1 Course teach me anything new?

POLE DANCING
Are there pre-requisites to study Pole Dancing?
POLE REQUIREMENTS?
How Many Poles are in the Studios
Do I need to own a pole to take a pole class?
How long will it take for me to get good?
What are the benefits?
Can I get really fit with pole dancing?
Will it build my confidence or self-esteem?
Are there moves to practice without a pole?

RESOURCES
Where can I purchase a removable dancer pole?
Where can I practice EXOTIC AND POLE DANCING after I take a class?
Where can I buy sexy clothing and shoes?
Do you sell Instructional DVD's and Videos?
I do not live locally, do you know of other Exotic Dance Teachers in the country?


Got More Questions?



GENERAL QUESTIONS: ANSWERS

Where do the classes & workshops take place?
1646 rt 46 west Pine brook NJ or 17 old Bloomfield Ave Pine brook NJ

Who takes exotic and pole dance classes?
Any woman who wants to feel more sexy, feminine and alive in her body.

is intrigued with pole dancing and is curious enough to try it.
Who wants a fun sexy workout.
Who wants to include exotic dance in her repertoire
Who wants to feel more confident and courageous in her sexuality.
Who wants to spice up an old, or new, relationship.
Who wants to feel more powerful and embodied
Who wants to celebrate her femininity and connect with her sexiness
Who wants to re-connect with a part of herself that is wanting to emerge.
Who ants is wanting to express her sexiness
Who has ever fantasized about being an exotic dancer (if only for an hour)
Who is a dancer and wants to learn more exotic dance skills
Who is any woman like you.

What services are offered?
We offer public group classes, individual/private instruction, and custom private group parties (bachelorette) in exotic (sensual) dance, pole dance, lap dance, floor work, and stage dancing.

List of current classes:
Intro to Exotic Dance Workshop: a experiential workshop: for novices and those who have dabbled or do other forms of dance: More Info? Schedule?

Lap dance Floorshow Combo Class: a routine based workshop for novices and those who have dabbled or do other forms of dance: More Info? Schedule?

Ladies Lap dance Techniques: a class for novices and those who have dabbled or do other forms of dance:
More Info? Schedule?

Around the club: a 4 week routine based course for novices and those who have dabbled or do other forms of dance: More Info? Schedule?

Pole Dance Passion: a 4 week routine based course for those who have taken a 4 week package or the equivalent.
More Info? Schedule?

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How Many Poles are in the studios?
We currently have 4 poles in our studios. Class size being 4-10, we have found that this is a pretty good person to pole ratio. The way our classes generally work is that you go through each move with the instructor giving you very personalized 1 on 1 attention, correcting all misalignments until you succeed as best as you can, then you "graduate" to the other poles to practice. It is imperative to rest in between moves, otherwise you risk wrist and shoulder injury.

Our classes are intensive-you learn a lot of beginner and intermediate moves right away. There is minimal floorshow and we provide a 10ish minute warm up so you won’t get injured.


Why don't you have a pole for each student?
It is extremely unlikely that anyone could physically do all the material we teach in a 1 hour class straight. Your muscles simply would not take it. The class would need to be shortened. Pole dancing is an aerial dance form and you need to take muscle and energy breaks in between.

There is actually a tremendous amount of value in watching others do the move before you and make the mistakes that you can then avoid. (if you were watching a class video, you'd witness this.) Much like a private lesson, we take each person through each move, correcting for each misplacement, before letting them practice the move on their own. We could not do this if we were watching everyone in a mirror yards away. On the other hand, if you prefer to learn 1 on 1, please do not hesitate to schedule a private lesson. There are 2 poles for private lessons, one for you and one for instructor.

How big are the classes?
Class size is between 4 and 10. We sometimes have up to 20 in the lap dance classes where you work in pairs with one another or with your partner that you came with.

Do I need to be skinny, athletic or experienced to take your classes?
Exotic Dance is for women of all ages and body types. All of our classes are geared towards every day women, regardless of your level of fitness Pole dancing is the most strenuous of all our classes, but the beginning courses are designed for all curious women.

All our classes are a phenomenal workout, but they are not aerobic. You will get in touch with muscles you didn't know you have. If you are in one of our more intense pole dancing classes, you may build up a sweat. Pole dancing does require some upper body strength for the intermediate/advanced work. The beginner class is geared towards everybody. If the group classes are scheduled at times which do not work for you, then privates are the way to go. If you are planning a special performance, private lessons may get you to your goals sooner. Group classes are more economical but fill up fast. You will learn a lot in a group class and there is a lot of personalized attention. They take place in Pine Brook, NJ.
 

Do you sell Holiday or Birthday Gift Certificates?
Yes!

Do you rent out poles, or pole dance studios with poles available?
YES. We do rent poles, please call 973-886-6171 for details.

I have taken pole classes at other studios. Will your classes teach me something new?
How do I know which level I am at?

Yes! You will always learn something new at EDW.

We are constantly revising and improving our fast paced curriculums based on the feedback we receive from our students and from our own personal development as dancers/performers. If you are not sure what level class (this is only relevant to pole dance) please contact us at the office during work hours. We can ask you questions that will let you know where you will be most comfortable as well as challenged.


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BACHELORETTE PARTIES / PRIVATE PARTIES

To book a bachelorette party or private group class, be sure to:
Read our RATES page. you must read and consent to our studio and procedures policies before booking an event.

Contact us via our Reservation form and include the date(s) you are requesting. The more lead time you give us, the more likely we will be available. Include the time of day and whether or not you are flexible on your time or your date. Include a phone number(s.) Someone will contact you once the date and the availability of the studio availability is confirmed. Once the studio is confirmed, contact the office and make arrangements to pay a 50% deposit. We cannot guarantee your party until a deposit is made. We accept Visa Maser Cards, PayPal and personal checks.

Rates
Visit
Workshops, Classes, or Party page for different packages offered.
We charge flat rates (not per person but per group) unless your party is 15 or more in which case we charge an additional $20 per additional person.

*Other Fees:
$60/hr travel fee for locations other than our studio
$20/person extra for groups over 14 in number

Note: We sell removable and stationary fixed poles with fast delivery.

How far will you travel? Do you teach off-site?
If you party is at any location other than our studios in Pine Brook, NJ, there will be an additional travel fee of at least $30.($60/hr). We will travel, just call us with your address, for rates. What do you do for a party?

Most clients want a pole focused party. We can either teach you pole dancing for the whole duration, or offer a Combo Class, our most popular choice. A Combo Class includes basic free-standing exotic dance moves (booty shows, hip gyrations) and some pole moves. Many pole moves do not require any strength and we can create an easy curriculum or a more challenging pole tricks oriented class. It is entirely up to you and the interest of your group. We can also include lap dancing.

How much notice do you need?
We sometimes book up to 6 months in advance so plan ahead! Contact us as soon as you are even thinking about planning an event.

Do you teach pole or exotic dance, or do we just watch?
You will be actively learning exotic and or pole dance.

What should we wear? Do we need shoes? What heel height?
Visit
Workshops, Classes, or Party page for different services offered.
 

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POLICY & PROCEDURES: ANSWERS

What happens if I'm Running late to our party?
It is imperative that you plan to arrive at the studio at least fifteen minuets before your party to avoid reducing your party time, since there are other parties scheduled after yours.

How do I pay for a class, bachelorette party, private lesson or ?
To register for any of our classes, it is necessary to make a payment. Call the office and make a credit card payment over the phone.973 886-6171. If you are using a gift certificate to pay for class, please call the office ahead of time to reserve your space, and bring in your certificate to the class.

We do not allow unregistered drop-ins in any of our classes.

For bachelorette parties, a deposit of 50% is required to hold your spot. Please read our private group policies before booking a party. All classes are to be paid in full ahead of time. We accept all major credit cards over the phone. Call 973 886-6171 PLEASE READ CANCELLATION POLICY

You are fully registered once payment is received (unless class is sold out, which case, you will be notified.

Can I Book a Party Last Minute?
YES. Call 973-886-6171 and we will accommodate your party if there is a space in the schedule.

Do I need to be pre-registered or can I just show up at a class?
I’m sorry, we do not allow any spectators in our classes. This helps create a safe environment where participants do not have to worry about being on display. We have found that this encourages women to feel less self-conscious and more willing to take risks.

You must be pre-registered to attend any exotic or pole dance workshop, class or event. If you speak with us and there is space open, you can pay in class.

Can I sit in on a class and watch it before I register? Can my boyfriend, girlfriend, out-of town friend come sit in and watch me?
To protect the privacy of our students, we have a NO SPECTATOR POLICY and do not allow visitors in the class. You must be enrolled in a class to attend.

How much in advance do I need to sign up for a class?
It is best to register as far in advance as possible, to ensure that you have a spot in the class. Many of our classes sell out weeks ahead of time. Our weekend pole class often sells out over a month in advance. On the other hand, we occasionally have a few last minute cancellations. So it’s always good to inquire via email, if a class is listed as sold-out. Emails will be returned in the same business day, if not immediately. What is the cancellation/refund policy? How do I cancel? One Class can be made up if cancellation is received at least 3 days prior to the class. There is no class credit given if you do not show up. There is no make up class in any weekly series (unless otherwise specified). Please email us if you need to cancel.
You are responsible for reading our policies. Registering for a class means you consent to the policies.

If I miss a class one week, can I make it up later?
It is not in our policy to offer make-up classes. You can use this as a make-up lesson. If you know you are going to miss a class, and we have the same class scheduled, you may be able to take it at the other date.

Is there an age/weight limit?
All our classes are open to women of all ages 18+ and body types, however, there is a weight limit of 250lbs because of the poles that we use.

I have registered for a class but didn't receive class Info, help?
Sometimes our email confirmations get lost in spam filters on the server or through the email client. Contact the office ASAP.

Can my boyfriend/ girlfriend/best friend come watch the class?
To protect the privacy of our students, we have a NO SPECTATOR POLICY and we do not allow visitors in the class. You must be enrolled in a class to attend.

Forgotten/Lost Items Policy
If you forget something at the studio, let us know right away. We can put is aside for you to pick up at another time. EDW is NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST ARTICLES and does not ship items back to individuals except in cases where personal ID's or other small important items are left behind from out of town parties. We will not ship shoes, towels, clothes and other nonessential items.

Is parking free?
Yes. At the door Parking.

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WHAT ARE THE CLASSES LIKE?

Private Lessons
Is the space private? Will I have privacy?
Yes.

Can I show up early?
If you arrive 15 minutes early you may relax in the lounge area outside by the ladies room or in the studio if there are no classes taking place.

Are the classes ongoing?
Many of our classes are standalone one time events. We do offer Pole Dance Series and those are clearly indicated as weekly or weekend courses.

Do I need to bring anything with me?
For all classes, bring bottled water (we want you to stay hydrated) and a pair of heels .

What clothing do I need to wear?
For the Intro to Exotic Dance Workshop or Lap dance/Floorshow Combo Class:
Wear comfortable clothing: tights, leotard, scarves, sweats, or something fun. You may want to bring something that covers your knees as we will be crawling during the floor work. It is fun to bring extra costumes (hats, gloves, dresses, etc.) and change into them whenever the mood hits you.

Please remove all bracelets, watches and rings before pole classes and the all day workshops. When we use the wall and poles for moves, we want to avoid scratching them up.

For Pole Dancing Classes:
You need to wear boy shorts or tight high athletic shorts. You can also wear a short mini skirt over panties. Check out this page for some ideas on sexy comfortable boy shorts.

Please bring water to all classes–you can refill at the studio.

Is there Nudity?
Generally speaking, most classes do not involve nudity unless there is a request for a striptease demonstration in the Intro to Erotic Dance Workshop. From time to time there will be a class specifically on the art of striptease, but otherwise, there is no nudity required from the participants.

Can I get fit doing this type of dance? How does this form of exercise compare to other forms of exercise?
Will I sweat? Is it aerobic?

Classes are a great workout for lower body muscular strength and toning. Pole classes are particularly good for building upper body/abdominal/core strength, and encourages more energy exertion than the other classes.

Lap dance classes will give you killer gluts and thigh/quadriceps definition, when done regularly. Floor work (moving on the floor) will increase flexibility, stretch out hamstrings, and is really good for increasing abdominal strength.

Classes are non-aerobic. Depending on your current physiology and fitness, you may build up a sweat.
For bachelorette parties, if you are concerned about being too sweaty for post-class engagements, let the instructor know, and she will give you a less physically demanding class that is still really fun and rewarding.

What will I learn?

What should I wear to class?
Do I need to bring shoes?
What kind/heel height?

For most classes, it is most important that you wear clothes you are comfortable in. Yoga clothes, gym clothes, clothing you can move in. We strongly encourage you to bring playful, sexy, fun clothing and costumes or outfits that you can change into when you feel comfortable doing so. If there’s even a slight and remote chance that think you just might want it, then bring it!

For the Intro to Exotic Dance Workshop or Lapdance/Floorshow Combo Class:
Wear comfortable clothing: tights, leotard, scarves, sweats, or something slinky. You may want to bring something that covers your knees as we will be crawling during the floor work. It is fun to bring extra costumes (hats, gloves, dresses, etc.) and change into them whenever the mood hits you. Please remove all bracelets, watches and rings before the workshop. We use the walls for some moves and want to avoid scratching them up.

The Center for Healing and Expression is a barefoot space and does not permit street shoes, however you may bring heels (except spiked) that are indoor exclusively.

POLE DANCE REQUIRES BARE SKIN TO POLE CONTACT. This means that we want your legs free to grip the pole, so please bring tight fitting and very short shorts, boy shorts, skimpy outfits, mini-skirts with ruffled panties, outrageous stripper outfits, whatever is in your comfort zone.

Shoes:
Please bring your own shoes. It is fine to be barefoot.
We like 6” platforms, but you’re welcome to bring whatever you are most comfortable in. It is perfectly acceptable to go barefoot, and your instructor will often take off her heels.

If I take the weekend pole intensive, will the 4 week Level 1 course teach me anything new?
Yes. More coming soon...

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GROUP CLASSES
Who are the instructors?
Will I have privacy in the class?

Coming soon..

Are the classes ongoing?
Most of the classes are standalone one time events. I do offer a Pole Dance Series (eg: 2 hours for 3-4 weeks) and those are clearly indicated as weekly classes with the exact dates listed.

What are the class sizes?
Between 6-10 women usually participate in a class so everyone gets lots of individual attention.

Is there Nudity/Clothing Removal?
Generally speaking, most classes do not involve nudity unless there is a request for a striptease demonstration in the Intro to Erotic Dance Workshop. From time to time there will be a class specifically on the art of striptease, but otherwise, there is no nudity required from the participants.

Do I need to bring anything with me?
For all classes, bring bottled water (we want you to stay hydrated).

Do I need to bring shoes? What heel height?
Coming soon..

Can I get fit doing this?
Yes!

How does the exercise compare to other forms of fitness?

Is it aerobic? Will it build strength or flexibility?

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POLE DANCING

Are there pre-requisites to study Pole Dancing?
No-just a willingness to learn and get a little banged up.

Pole Requirements?
Do not wear any oils, lotions or moisturizers on your legs or arms, as this impedes pole gripping and can make it dangerous. If you use hair product, please be sure to scrub your hands right after to wash off all product. Please remove all rings and bracelets/watches before going on to the pole.

Do I need to own a pole to take a pole class?
You are not required to own a pole to take any of the pole classes. If you are serious about learning the art of pole dancing and do not have access to a pole, you may want to eventually purchase your own. We sell poles!

How long will it take for me to get good?
It depends on what you want to learn and how good you want to get. Some women find that 1 or 2 classes is all they really want to feel inspired, while others study with us for up to 3 years!

After taking our workshops, you will have all the tools you need to create a sexy dance; it is up to you to practice until it feels natural. When learning pole dancing, please give yourself at least 3 classes or more to feel comfortable as a beginner. The more you practice, the higher your learning curve will be. Remember to be kind and patient with yourself while you are learning a new skill and we promise it will pay off.

Everyone is different and needs a different amount of time to assimilate new information and body awareness. Some factors include: prior dance experience, being comfortable in your body and physical strength (for pole work). It doesn't t take a lot of time to learn how to give a lap dance, but it can take months to perfect the perfect walk, slithery hip gyrations and seamless floorshow. And pole dancing, as fun as it is, is really an aerial dance form and takes time to get really good.

What are the benefits?
Coming soon..
Can I get really fit with pole dancing?
Coming soon..
Will it build my confidence or self-esteem?
YES! More Coming soon..


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RESOURCES

Where can I practice Exotic and Pole Dancing after I take a class?
You can practice exotic dance in the privacy of your home. Close the blinds (or keep them open if you are an exhibitionist ; >) pour yourself a favorite elixir of wine or tea or bubbly water, dim the lights, put on a slinky outfit, your favorite sexy CD and turn of your brain.

If you want to practice pole dancing and you can buy a removable pole designed for renters and home owners who do not want to make holes in the floor. If buying a pole is not an option at this time, there are a growing number of establishments that have pole up for people to play on. I have created a list of these places and if you know of one that is not here, please let me know.

Where can I purchase a Removable Dancer Pole?
We distribute excellent and professional quality removable dancer poles for homes and apartments. They come in stainless steel.
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I want to teach! Is there a training program?
Before you can teach classes at EDW, you must take classes for at least 4-6 months (depending on frequency) before you can be considered for extra teacher training.
From time to time we invite guest teachers who already come with their own curriculums to teach thru EDW, providing the venue and the marketing necessary.

More Questions?
 

1. What are the class sizes?
You will receive personalized attention with small classes from 4-12 people.

2. Do I need to be a dancer, be thin, or athletic to take the dance classes?
Our Pole and Exotic classes are designed for women of all sizes, shapes, flexibilities, and levels.
You don't need to have dance experience to take this class.

3. Is there an age or weight limit?
We have women from 18-70 years old in our classes, there is no weight limit for exotic dance.

4. What should I wear?
For Exotic dance and Pole dance you can bring boy shorts, biker shorts, yoga pants, skirts, bra, sports bra, costumes, tube tops, fish net tops, fish net stockings, Stiletto shoes, boots, or bare feet.

5. What is your refund policy?

Once you register and take a spot you are not eligible to receive a refund.


6. Will I have my privacy in the Exotic dance class or my Pole dance class?

Yes, we don't allow anybody that is not part of the Exotic dance class to watch.


7. Where can I purchase clothes and shoes for the Exotic dance class or Pole dance class?
We can provide get the hottest shoes for you at very low prices. Ask to see the catalogue at the studio.

8. For Strip Tease do I have to take off my clothes?
You will be learning how to take off your clothes in a very slow and sensual way without having to remove
all your clothes, there is no nudity in the class.

9. Any other requirements?
Do not wear any oils or moisturizers, as this impedes pole gripping, floor work, and
can make it dangerous.

10. If I miss one class can I make it up?
Students are only allowed to make up 1 class per month.

11. If I decide to wear stilettos which shoes should I wear?
Make sure your shoes are not higher than 6 inches. Your shoes need to have a strap around your ankle so that you can balance better when you dance.

12. I am interested in buying a dance pole to put in my home, where can I buy one?
You can purchase your dance pole with us, we have poles that start from $150 to $380 depending what type of pole you are looking for.

For more information please call 973 886-6171 Got More Questions? Contact us

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Pole Dancing Party Options

NEW! 60 minute Flirty Fun Mini Party
Available in our studio before 4p.m. only

• fees are $450 for up to ten guests. (Additional ladies $25)
• You can choose to learn pole dancing or lap dancing
• This pole dance party option is a great introduction to pole dancing and a great empowerment boost!

The one-hour party focuses on the basics of striptease, and/or of course, pole dancing!

o Hottest music and Sound.
o Nightclub lighting with Laser light show
o The guest of honor is given a complimentary future class
o Many Costumes and hot props for amazing photo opts.
o Gift Bag for Guest of honor!
o Includes 45 minutes of instruction
o Guest of honor is offered a complimentary class
o Bring cameras
o Bring heels (optional)

Please read Party Policies before booking a party

$100 non-refundable deposit required for booking
Ask about our Byob policy!
 

1.5 hour Pole Dance N Strip-Tease Party

• Party fee special is $575 for any party booked before the end of this month.
• Booked in our studio (travel fees apply for in-home. Please call for rates.)
• You can choose to learn pole dancing, striptease, lap dancing, or any combination
• Offered anytime day or evening.

o Hottest music and Sound.
o Nightclub lighting with Laser light show
o The guest of honor is offered a complimentary class
o Many Costumes and hot props for amazing photo opts.
o Gift Bag for Guest of honor!
o Bring heels (optional)
o Includes 1.5 hour of instruction
o Goody Bags for all ladies
o bring cameras

Please read Party Policies before booking a party

$100 non-refundable deposit required for booking
Ask about our Byob policy!
 




 

 

 


 

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