FAQs

When are the classes?

For full schedule please see BOOK  classes are held mornings and

evenings during the week and Saturday mornings.

Where are the classes held?

Butterfly Studio in Market Place, across from Corn Exchange (Weatherspoons), above Ferrier's Florist,

23 Market Place, Arbroath, DD11 1HR

 

How much are the classes? Can I pay monthly?

There are various options of monthly memberships available, you can also

pay as you go, please message us for a breakdown.

 

How do I book?

Create an account on the BOOKING SYSTEM answer the questions, sign the waiver, choose which class you would like to book in the Schedule and register, it should only take a few minutes, however any questions just send us a PM on our Facebook page, Butterfly Studio - Pole Dance & Fitness.

 

What if I need to cancel / change my class?

You will be charged in full for less than 24hrs notice of non attendance, it is your responsibility to change the booking prior to the 24 hour cancellation cut off point. This can be done on the BOOKING SYSTEM.

 

I work shifts and wont be able to come to the same class each week, is that ok? 

Yes of course, lots of people that come work shifts and come to different classes each week, it is not a problem.

What should I wear?

Anything you feel comfortable working out in, ideally short shorts and a vest top / T-shirt. If you are not comfortable wearing shorts to your first class wear what you can move freely in, ideally ¾ length leggings, but please bring a pair of emergency (short) shorts just in case you feel brave ;) However there is NO pressure to wear shorts, it does restrict some of the moves we will be teaching, (you need skin contact to grip the pole) but we will give you similar alternatives if you don't have shorts on. Trainers can be worn for warm up, bare foot / soft dance shoes for rest of class. In Winter it can be a little chilly during the stretch, so leggings / leg warmers and a sweatshirt / hoodie is recommended.

I've never done pole fitness / pole dance before?

Everyone was a beginner at some point, as my classes only just started in January 2015 in Arbroath, 95% were in the same boat.

 

I would prefer Private Tuition / Small Group?

Private Tuition & Small Group Tuition is available, please contact us and we will do our best to suit your requirements.

I'm nervous / scared / lack self esteem!? 

Our classes are small, only 12 people max, so many people have said they are nervous, but it's all about just coming along and having fun, if you like it, great, if you love it, awesome! If it's not for you, that's ok at least you can say you tried it out. A lot of people say it increases their self esteem and confidence so you never know :) Maybe bring a friend along and try it together?

How many people will there be per pole?

There will be no more than 2 people to a pole per class, giving plenty time for each person to get a good amount of time practicing the moves.

Are the classes big?

The classes are small, the maximum people per class is 12.

Is there an age limit?

If you're 16 or 17 you will require parental consent, a form will be given and you will need this signed prior to your first class, if you are under 16 we are not fully insured as of yet to teach you, but we are looking at doing the Youth qualification which more resembles vertical gymnastics. Age range in classes is 16-60+

I have no upper body strength!

No problem, your strength will build with the moves, we also do conditioning exercises in class to build your strength for the upcoming moves and we give out homework too :)

I am not fit enough!

Just like your strength, your fitness will increase with every class you do, everything is tailored to your individual level.

I can't dance!

As well as the tricks (spins and holds) we work on flow, putting the moves together into routines with simple transition moves.

 

Am I too big?

You are never too big to Pole, everyone has different strengths, a lot of people say to me they would need to lose weight before starting classes, this is not the case everyone can come along and get an amazing workout no matter what size, weight, shape, gender, age, fitness level. Pole Classes will also build strength, assist in losing weight and build confidence.

I bruise easy!

Arnica homeopathic tablets and gel / cream (you can get from most chemists) is very good for reducing / preventing bruising, however your body soon adapts and the bruising subsides.

Why can’t I put lotion / oil on my skin prior to class?

Oils and lotions make the skin slippy and greasy which also transfers onto the pole making it slippy and greasy and above all DANGEROUS for you and the other pole users, if you really need to moisturise there are pole specific moisturisers that you can buy to make your skin grippy not slippy Pole Physics (can be purchased through me), Body Shop - Body Sorbet and Embrace are ones we recommend.

Why can’t I wear jewellery, rings etc?

Your jewellery can scratch the pole that could then in turn scratch you, it can also get caught on certain parts of the pole, which could result in injury.

I'm pregnant / just had a baby can I come to class?

Congratulations, however until you have had your baby and been signed off by your Dr as fit to exercise, 6 weeks post natural birth, 10 weeks post c-section, you cannot participate in pole fitness, sorry.

Can it help with weight loss? How many kcals would you burn in a class?

Yes it will definitely help with weight loss and toning and building strength, however kcals burned is so variable an dependant on each individual (age, height, weight, fitness) that it is very hard to determine exactly, but like any exercise it will boost you calorie burning during class and afterwards.

I want my own pole at home! Can you help me?

Of course, we are an authorised reseller of Xpole UK, we can discuss with you which type and size would be best suited for you.

I need Dry Hand Grip, Alcohol wipes, RipFix. Can I buy them from you?

Yes, we stock these, other things we can buy direct from the retailers (clothing, crash mats, etc)

 

If you still have any doubts please see below articles:

 

Links:

 

17 Reasons to Start Pole Dancing for Fitness

Plus-Size Pole Dancer is Beating Obesity One Spin at a Time

"Testimonials"

 

Samantha Smith   27th May 18   *****

"Just completed a beginners course and absolutely loved it. Jaime has created a relaxed and friendly space in her beautiful studio and it's obvious she encourages a culture of support and confidence at Butterfly. It can be nerve wracking going along to new things but i was made very welcome and Jaime is an excellent teacher who is attentive to every individual throughout each class. Pole fitness also a very effective workout and conditioning exercises are incorporated into each class. I'm left just as sore the next day as i would be after a long gym sesh but its also fun and not gruelling, an hour just speeds by. I'm looking forward to going along to the main classes and learning more, highly recommended."

 

Dawn Officer   14th May 18   *****

"Loved loved loved my first session
Everything explained in easy terms
Didn’t feel stupid or uncoordinated
Will definitely be back."

Morven Webster   11th Apr 18   *****

"Coming to Butterfly Studio has helped my fitness, core strength and body confidence. Jaime puts everyone at their ease, and you receive individual attention appropriate to your level.

I’m so glad I started on my pole fitness journey and have met lots of friendly encouraging people there.

If you want to get fit, make friends and grow in confidence, give Butterfly Studio a try, you won’t be disappointed."

Jessie Ann   29th May 17   *****

"I absolutely love the relaxed vibes in Jaime’s classes!

Everyone in classes are so friendly and welcoming regardless of what level you are at. Jaime works with you as an individual at your own level which is great. I really need to go more often to reap the benefits of pole fitness and to gain more experience. I’d recommend everyone giving it a try regardless of age, strength, flexibility etc <3"

Danielle Geddes     25th Feb 17   *****

"Great classes. Have only been to a few and already been taught loads of different moves. First exercise class I have actually looked forward to going back to every week."

Ashley Neill      29th Dec 16   *****

"I started classes at the end of September and was bit nervous beforehand. After my 1st class I was hooked. Jaime is incredible and all the girls are so supportive and encouraging. It’s my little safe haven and has really helped build my confidence and I’ve made some new friends along the way. I never thought I could do most of what I can now and it’s so rewarding to see the progress. I would completely recommend giving it a try."

Danielle Jamieson   4th Nov 16   *****

"I've been going to pole class for over a year now and I honestly love it, I can't imagine ever giving it up. Jamie is a great instructor, there's always something new to learn and when you get a move down it's such a great feeling of accomplishment. The other members in class are all supportive of each other, giving tips to one another on how to do a move/hold. I would definitely recommend going to anyone of any age."

Amy Allison   3rd Nov 16   *****

"I had my first lesson yesterday and was so nervous about going on my own but had so much fun! Jamie is so lovely and encouraging and the atmosphere in the studio is so relaxed! I can't wait to come back next week! Although I am feeling sore today! "

Saaz Clitherow   5th Oct 16   *****

"Had my first lesson tonight! Was very nervous as I'm a heavy woman (size 18) and thought I'd make a fool of myself. Not at all! Jamie was so lovely and encouraging, I learned 4 moves within the hour and totally surprised myself as to what I could do! Loved every minute and will be getting a membership as soon as I'm paid! Till then I will be booking again next week! Couldn't be happier! Xx"

Megan McLeod   24th Jun 16   *****

"Had my first pole fitness last night and I was so nervous about going on my own! Jamie and all the girls from my class were so nice and helpful! I was shocked at what I actually managed to do and I think I spent most of the class smiling away to myself! Had so much fun and I can't wait till next week! The class I went to was 8pm - 9pm which is fantastic as I don't get home from work till seven so usually can't make things! I literally changed from nervous and quiet to throwing myself into it and shouting yaaay!! In about fifteen minutes! So much fun! Thanks so much x"

Ruthana Duncan   19th Jun 16   *****

"I absolutely love coming to pole each week. Jaime makes you feel very comfortable and welcome. It's honestly ace, if your thinking about trying it then go for it! You won't regret it."

 

Sally Morrison   19th Jun 15   *****

"Excellent class. Helps tone you up and gain strength. For me it helps with my joints to keep my muscles strong so no more dislocations. I can't believe how far I have come on in such a short space of time. It is definitely worth a try! Love It!"

Cheryl Laing   29th Jan 15   *****

"Love this class... Just had a baby 4 months ago put stones on lol...I'm size 16 diet an exercise gets boring but pole is something iv always wished I could try... It looks amazing.. Started a diet same day as pole an going great...felt great every day since... Cant wait to see myself in few months an how we all progress at pole... Jaime's great instructor also a Great bunch off girls iv never met b4..x x.x"