Where do the classes &
workshops take place?
See Studio Locations Page for directions
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How Many Poles are in the
We currently use 3 poles. People often ask why just 3 poles?
We have a 2-1 student-pole ratio. We have found that by having 3 x 12' poles, students can take the necessary time to regenerate muscles while still learning. To learn is also to watch (and cheer) friends as they receive their one on one instruction and personal adjustments. This allows us to really offer quality attention and ensure safety to all students. You will never share your pole with more than 1 other. Class size is limited to 6 students.
Do you sell Holiday or Birthday
Yes! Go to our Registration
Page. Once we receive payment, a pdf or jpeg of the
certificate will be emailed to you. Be sure to include the name
of the recipient and if this is for a specific class.
Do you rent out poles, or pole
dance studios with poles available?
No. We do not have poles to rent. I’m
sorry, we are not able to rent out studio space for private use.
Poles can be bought and delivered within 1-3 business days. Contact
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How do I book a party?
To book a bachelorette party or private group
class, be sure to:
- Read our RATES
- you must read and consent to our studio
and procedures policies before booking
us via our CONTACT 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
- 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
How far will you travel?
Do you teach off-site?
If you party is at any location other than
our studios or Downtown San Francisco/Union Square, there will be
an additional travel fee of at least $30.($60/hr). We will travel
up to 60 miles outside of Downtown San Francisco/Downtown Oakland.
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. Be sure all your class participants
know what this entails!
How much notice do you need?
We sometimes book up to 4 weeks in advance
so plan ahead! Contact us as soon as
you are even thinking about planning an event. You can always
cancel up to 7 days ahead. Our cancellation policy is 3 days. If
you cancel within 3 days of your event, you will forfeit your deposit.
Do you teach pole or
exotic dance, or do we just watch?
You will be actively learning exotic and or
What should we wear?
Do we need shoes? What heel height?
See class info.
& PROCEDURES: ANSWERS
How do I pay for a class, bachelorette
party, private lesson?
Send a check/money order, pay through this
website, or call the office and make a credit card payment over
the phone. 510-465-7607 10AM-7PM PST
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
Send checks to:
1091 Calcot Place #306
Oakland CA 94606
You can also use PayPal.
We accept all major credit cards over the phone.
Call 510-465-7607 (10AM-9PM PST)
PLEASE READ CANCELLATION POLICY
You are fully registered once payment is received (unless class
is sold out, which case, you will be notified.
Book a Party Last Minute? (2-6 days)
Sometimes. We generally book bachelorette
parties 2-16 weeks out.
What is the cancellation/refund
policy? How do I cancel?
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 195lbs because of the poles that we use.
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 in Oakland or SF. Slinky Productions 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.
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WHAT ARE THE CLASSES LIKE?
Is the space private? Will
I have privacy?
Can I show
If you arrive at the Oakland studio early, you
will not be able to come in. Please wait in your car or go to a
nearby cafe. Please arrive 5-8 minutes before your lesson
Do I need to
bring anything with me?
For all classes, bring bottled
water (we want you to stay hydrated).
clothing do I need to wear?
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 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.
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.
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
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. No long baggy boy short
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. Please no stillettos
Yes. More coming soon...
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Are there pre-requisites
to study Pole Dancing?
No-just a willingness to learn and get a little
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! Read
the Slinky Guide to Buying a Pole.
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!
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
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 lapdance, but it can take months to perfect the perfect
slinky 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.
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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. A Slinky Guide to Places that have Dancer Poles.
Where can I purchase a
Removable Dancer Pole?
I distribute excellent and professional quality
removable dancer poles for homes and apartments. They come in stainless
steel and steel coated colors red, black, pink and white. Check
out our Guide to Buying a Dancer
Pole or contact
Where can I buy sexy
clothing and shoes?
We have put together a fabulous page of resources
for buying sexy clothing in San Francisco as well as some online
stores. Please visit our Slinky
Shop. There are currently no Instructional DVDs taught
by Catherine Rose.
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