Frequently Asked Questions – Answered
“Pole dancing can be a great way to to build a healthy relationship with your body, and learn to appreciate it for it can do”
Where are your classes?
All classes are in Andover Hampshire.
I’ve never done pole before, what class do I book?
You can book for any of the beginner classes.
I’ve done pole before, what class do I book?
Have a look at the Pole Info page, or contact Purity to discuss the best class for you.
How much are your classes?
These are typically £15 for a taster/payg class, and £60 for a course booking of 5 weeks for pole.
How many spaces are there, and when can I book on?
Each location is updated regularly (often a few times a day). The number of spaces currently available for each class, is listed down the page, within the notes about each class.
If it says there are ‘2 spaces available’, that’ll be for the next class (ie that evening, or within the next 7 days). If it specifies a particular date, that is the date of the next booking availability.
If it says ‘ON HOLD’ then you would need to wait until this class becomes active before booking.
How can I pay?
Payment must be made in advance, for all classes, including Pay as you Pole. We prefer payments via PayPal for new students (due to the ease of use, and speed of notification). Ongoing students in particular, can set up bank transfers and standing orders (and they’ll need to contact us directly for our bank details).
To pay for the next available class, just scroll down the page relevant to your preferred location, and you’ll see the various payment options listed for each class.
Unfortunately, we can no longer cheque payments. Cash needs to be paid in advance of your class, payment on the day in class, will not secure your space.
Can I turn up and pay cash?
Ideally any classes with Purity need to be booked in advance through the website or by Bank Transfer. Your funds must be cleared before your lesson starts. All of our classes have small numbers, and we don’t over book the classes.
Cash needs to be paid in advance of your class, payment on the day in class, will not secure your space.
I have paid, how will I know I am booked on?
Purity will send out a confirmation email to everyone who books on, please look out for it, and check your spam/junk folders if you can’t see it. Confirmation emails aim to be sent out by the end of the next working day of any bookings. If you have booked on the day, please contact Jolene on 07961 054 863, to make sure she knows you are coming. Please make sure you have included a phone number when booking, as Jolene will text you to say you should have an email.
What happens if I do shift work?
You are welcome to join a course if you do shift work or are in the military, unfortunately if you need to miss any classes they are not carried over or refunded. There are lots of people on courses who can’t make every week and they don’t have a problem catching up when they return.
How many students per pole?
Every pole class with Purity is 1 student per pole. Workshops held by National or International Pole Dancers, may go up to 2 students per pole.
Do you offer pay as you go?
Yes we do offer this on all pole classes.
What shall I wear for pole?
The warm up will need to be done in trainers, pole work can be done bare foot or in socks.
Comfy clothes such as shorts, or leggings can be worn in all pole dance classes.
We recommend bare foot or socks for pole work in beginners.
Knee pads are essential for Improvers, Intermediate and Advance lessons.
Please make sure that your clothes fit you correctly, and are comfy.
If you are trans, please make sure you wear what you feel comfy in, following the above guidelines.
Which pole classes can I wear leggings in?
You can wear leggings in all classes from Beginner to Advanced Pole Dance, Sirens of the Moon and Freestyle.
Can I wear heels in a pole dance class?
Yes you can wear heels, but new moves are taught first barefoot, in socks or in flat shoes in beginners. If you want to wear heels you must start with low first, 6 inches or smaller for shoes, and boots can start with 7 inches. The max you can go up to in the studio is 8 inches. We recommend Pleasers, Ella and Hella Heels. Please make sure the shoes do not have spikes of jewels that could scratch the floor.
Can anyone watch the classes?
No. We have a strict no spectator rule with our classes. If you want to see what it is about, then you are welcome to join for a PAYG class. Students can be self conscious when learning new moves, so it’s unfair to make them have an audience at that time. If someone is waiting for you, we are sorry you cannot have them wait in the studio for the same reason.
Will oil or lotions help with spinning round the pole?
No, they will make you and anyone else slip on the pole – please avoid lotions, oils and moisturisers before class (ideally within 24 hours prior to each class).
What shall I do if I have an injury?
If you have an injury or something that might affect your pole dancing then you must call the teacher, otherwise you may get turned away at the start of the class to prevent any further damage. A doctors note may be needed.
Can I take part if I have a health condition, but my doctor says it’s ok for me to exercise?
Make sure you contact before booking on, so we can discuss movements from that class and how they might affect you. In most cases we can find a way forward, but if you wait to tell your teacher on your first lesson, there may not be enough time to prep for any alterations to the class plan.
What happens if I’m late to a class?
We have a zero tolerance on lateness, you will not be able to join in once the warm up has started.
You must be at class with enough time to go over an injury and health screening, missing this, will mean you miss the class.
Please note that refunds are not given if a student has to miss a class from turning up late.
What age group do you have to be?
You need to be 18 or over to join a Purity course or party.
There is no upper age limit.
What fitness level do you have to be?
All fitness levels are welcome for Parties and Beginner Pole Courses, although higher levels of fitness are required to move on through the courses. The courses are all designed to build up your fitness level gradually.
Do I need to lose weight before I start?
NO!! I get asked this a lot! Honestly you will be fine and smashing, just as you are. If you are looking to lose weight, pole can help, but no you do not need to lose weight before a class, or to move through the levels.
Who are private lessons for?
Private lessons are great for those who want to progress quick, or if you are shy then a private lesson will help break the ice.
Can I Pole Dance whilst pregnant?
We do not recommend you pole dance or learn to hoop whilst pregnant or for the first 5 months after giving birth.
What are the exercise benefits?
Pole dancing is not only fun but it is a fantastic form of exercise, the exercise benefits are similar to those of gymnastics. You will tone up and gain longer leaner muscles rather than short fat ones, this not only improves strength but also increases flexibility too.
Pole dancing can be a great way to loose weight and get into shape when joined with other exercise such as Cardiovascular workouts (running, cycling etc).
Pole dancing gives you a whole body work out, you may find you ache in new places, most common are your arms, back, stomach and legs. You’ll realise that at the gym you miss out so many muscles to work.
Can men join a course?
Yes men can join the courses, we do focus a lot on the dancing side of pole, so there will be plenty of sensual movement. Please note that it is predominately woman that come to the classes, but men are also very welcome.
Men are also welcome on the party bookings.
There are no ‘spectators’ in any of our classes though, if you book, you are expected to take part.
What is a Taster Class for Pole Dancing?
A Taster class is also known as a Pay as you Go class, great for those who have never done it, and want to try it before committing to a course, or for those on shift work.
What is a Beginners’ Pole Dancing Course?
The Purity Beginner course takes on average between 1 and 2 months to complete, this is suitable for beginners to pole and low levels of fitness.
What is a Intermediates’ Pole Dancing Course?
The Purity Intermediate course often takes a couple of years to complete, this is suitable for those who have completed the Purity Beginners course or a similar course elsewhere, this courses roll into advance moves when students are ready.
I have dance experience, can I skip Beginner Pole?
That’s great you have a dance background, if it is pole dance, then please contact to discuss your level. If may be that you need to re visit Beginner Pole Dance, or you may be able to go straight to Intermediate Level.
If it is other dance experience you will need to do Beginner Pole Dance, as you need to learn the base moves before moving up a level.
What is a Advanced Pole Dancing Course
The Purity Advanced course is only for those who have completed the Purity Intermediate course. If you think you are ready for the Advanced course then please contact Purity first.
Other Course Information
All Courses comprise of weekly sessions lasting 1 hour per week.
The classes run every week, on the same day each week which is stated next to the location. You can book when there is a space.
The number of spaces available is to start in the next class, unless another date has been specified.
The weekly lessons are on going and you can join at any time providing they are not booked up. They are to be booked in 4 or 5 week blocks for pole dancing.
Courses are held in a clean and professional environment which is not over-looked by spectators. There is a relaxed but hardworking atmosphere during lessons and most of all expect to have fun and make lots of new pole buddies.
We use state of the art Xpoles; 45mm diameter. We mainly work on static pole.
If you are unsure if pole dancing is for you or you want to do a one off exercise class then why not try a taster session as a Pay as You Go class. This is a one hour lesson giving you a chance to see what a pole dance class is like.
Numbers of students are kept to a minimum; there are no more than 1 to a pole on the courses, giving everyone adequate pole time.
You need to have completed the previous course before moving onto the next one.
Our only age requirement is that you are over 18, apart from that all ages and fitness levels are welcome.
Please note at Purity that we have a zero tolerance on any type of bullying; homophobic, racial or hate does not have a place at Purity.
Whilst pole dancing is heavily dominated by woman, we welcome men as well. We are LGBT friendly. If you would like to be addressed in a certain way, then please make that clear to your teacher. Your acceptance and comfort is paramount.
Please note that acts of bullying towards your own self will not be acceptable. Putting yourself down is classed as bullying in the eyes of Purity.