Frequently Asked Questions

What are Divine's COVID Policies?

Updated: 3/28/22

  • Masks are now optional for fully-vaccinated individuals.
  • Proof of vaccination is still required for all students. Please email a clear photo of your vax card to info@divinemovementdance.com or arrive 5-10 minutes early for class to give your instructor time to review it.
  • If you or a family member have traveled by plane (domestic or international), please mask while at the studio for at least 5 days.
  • If you have possibly been exposed to someone with COVID, please mask for at least 5 days.
  • If you have definitely been exposed to COVID, please follow the Washington State Department of Health guidelines.

If you have an official medical exemption, we are happy to work to accommodate your needs.  If you require this exemption, please contact info@divinemovementdance.com and we will discuss what documentation and pre-class testing is required so that you can attend class as safely as possible.

This is a constantly evolving situation; please reach out to the studio directly if you have any questions or concerns about our current policy.

Can male-identifying students attend classes?

Male-identifying students can attend private events but not general group classes or series. Our group classes are open to female-identifying, gender-fluid, or gender-neutral individuals regardless of assigned sex. Private or semi-private classes and pole parties are always available, and if you have 5 or more students, we can arrange for a private Beginner Workshop or even a 6-week series—contact info@divinemovementdance.com for more information and scheduling assistance!

I don't have any dance experience, is this class for me?

You do not need any type of dance or pole experience to start classes! Our well-rounded classes support students at any point in their dance journey. Starting with the basics, our curriculum is progressive, inviting you to explore and develop your movement at your own pace.

Do I have to be in shape to take this class?

There is a place at Divine Movement for bodies of all shapes, sizes, and abilities. You do not need to be in any particular shape! Our holistic approach to movement will empower you to go at your own pace and increase your strength and flexibility gradually.

Will I get a good workout?

Although Divine Movement is not a fitness studio, your whole body will become increasingly more toned and flexible as a result of the dance-based exercises and pole conditioning moves. Pole dancing is especially great for improving upper body strength and overall stamina.

I have a lot of dance experience, do I need to take Pole 101?

Students with previous dance experience but with no previous pole dancing experience are required to begin in Pole or Boudoir 101. In these classes you will learn a simple but beautiful routine that you are required to know well before passing up to more advanced classes. To see the full list of prerequisites, please visit our Prerequisites page. 

I am coming from another pole dance studio, do I need to take Pole 101?

If you have previous pole dancing experience and do not wish to join in our 101-level classes, you will need to meet with an instructor so they may evaluate your skills, technique, and knowledge. Please email info@divinemovementdance.com for scheduling assistance and more information.

How do I sign up?

If you are a new student, visit the Classes page and choose between a 6-week Pole or Boudoir 101 series or self-paced Pole 101 Drop-In classes. Click ‘Register Now’ to be redirected to our enrollment system, MindBody, where you will be prompted to log in or create an account before completing your purchase. If you choose the 101 drop-in format, you have the option of purchasing one class at a time, or a bundled pass of 6, 10, or 20 classes.

If you are a current student, you can find classes through the Classes page on this site, or log directly in to your MindBody account to view and enroll in open drop-ins, series, and workshops.

What do I wear to class?

Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in. Many students choose yoga pants, leggings, or sweats with a t-shirt or tank top—you may want to bring layers that you can easily remove as your body gets warm. Some classes require or strongly recommend other equipment, such as heels, knee pads, or legwarmers, so be sure to review class-specific information shared with you by the studio and your instructor!

What if I miss a 101 series class?

If you miss a Pole or Boudoir 101 series class you may make it up in one of our Pole 101 Drop-In classes. We allow one (1) make-up class per student. The make-up class must be taken during the same 6-week window as the series that you are enrolled in. Contact info@divinemovementdance.com for help with scheduling. We do not offer make-up classes for any other series.

I'm visiting from out of town and would like to attend an intermediate or advanced class. How do I get the prerequisites fulfilled online so I can sign up?

If you are visiting from out of town and have the experience necessary to stay safe on the pole, we would love to have you in an upper-level class! Please email info@divinemovementdance.com and let us know what tricks you’ve been working on—we will help you join the class that is right for you at your current level.

Does the studio have a lost and found?

Yes! Each studio has a bin with pole gear, water bottles, clothing, accessories, and other items that our staff members find in between classes. If you are missing anything, please check with the front desk ambassador or your instructor the next time you visit the studio. NOTE: Items left unclaimed (not including jewelry) for more than two (2) weeks will be donated to charity!

Is there a free trial class?

We do not have free trial classes, but email info@divinemovementdance.com to receive introductory student promotion codes for the Beginner Pole/Boudoir Workshops as well as the Pole/Boudoir 101 series!

I don't have platform heels; can I still participate?

Yes! Please come join us! Heels are not required for many of our classes, though they are welcome. Both studios have loaner heels from sizes 5-10 available for students – just ask the front desk or an instructor to borrow a pair.

I am currently pregnant; can I still participate?

We’ve had several students who enjoyed dancing at Divine through their pregnancies. We always advise students to consult their physician before starting any new exercise program while pregnant. The warm-up is a Pilates/dance-based warm-up, but there are some movements that might need to be adapted later in pregnancy or in certain situations. Many pregnant people also opt to take Boudoir 101 while pregnant instead of Pole 101. Please make sure to let the instructor know of any medical situations you may have before participating in classes.