Answers to your frequently asked questions as well as a few house rules and our T & C’s. If you can’t see the answer you are looking for then get in touch.
Your general questions
Parties cannot be booked without a deposit a month in advance (or as early as possible). This is to secure your venue for the date and time you have requested.
Thankfully our deposit is also low - just £50. Deposits are non-refundable, no matter what the circumstances.
Once the dates, times and instructor availibility has all been agreed and you are ready to pay your deposit, we will send you a payment request via Paypal to your email address.
It doesn't matter, you may use any credit or debit card to pay it with, Paypal just acts as the lady at the checkout on our behalf, you don't need to register with them and create an account if you don't want to.
The remaining balance for your final head count needs to be paid two weeks before the party date and cannot be refunded. You can always add a few more people to your party right up until the day, but not less (providing your group number does not exceed the maximum of 20). Minimum party number is six people to cover our costs.
Yes, but only if the cancellation was made at least two weeks before the day. No refunds are given with less than two weeks notice period of the event, and with cancellations before that threshold, a partial refund can be given - your deposit will not be refunded.
No, never. And we don't pass them on either.
Yes, these extras can be paid for via the Paypal payment request system as before.
We cannot refund drop-outs.
You can choose to pay for 8 places, even if only 4 are taken and we will still honour your party..
Yes, as long as they are not alcoholic. Strictly no alcohol consumption before or during our activity parties (Pole Dancing and Burlesque), unless of course you choose the Cocktail Masterclass Party - where we would encourage it!
Not before or during our activity parties (Pole Dancing and Burlesque). From a health and safety perspective, we are seriously strict about this, if anyone comes in with alcohol, or is believed to be under the influence of alcohol your whole party will be cancelled by your instructor on the spot, you will be asked to leave and there will be no refund given. Of course the Cocktail Masterclass Party is different, you are welcome to drink alcohol at these parties.
Yes by all means. We will even set up some group shots or individual poses and take the pictures for you.
Yes of course, but we would like to ask if you would please Tag us in these photos. However if your shots include your instructor, please obtain her permission to use her image first. If the shots are just of your group then it's fine.
It is ok to film each other performing the routines you learn, however it is not ok to record the entire party content or practises. Again, if your instructor features in your video, please obtain her permission to film or publish.
Not without your permission. From time to time, we may ask you if it's ok to use one or two of your photos to decorate our website with or we may ask if it is ok to use them in our social media group picture album. We may ask your permission to Tag ourselves in your pictures too.
The Paypal request for your final balance will be emailed to you around 3 weeks in advance of your party date. The payment is due 14 days before the event. We need this in a timely manner in order to pay various costs for your party, late payment may result in loss of venue or VIP table etc, so please pay on time. Excessively late payments are not tolerated and may result in a cancellation by ourselves, and your deposit will not be refunded.
Your pole dance & burlesque questions
We would recommend these shorties from Tescos (in black though), they are a fiver for a pack of two so they fit in nicely with your hen party budget, they are available in all sizes and will give you a uniformed look for your photographs. They look good with a simple vest top or t-shirt, and fishnet tights and heels if you want to glam it up! Plus, they are stretchy, which is a bonus. Footwear = Trainers or barefoot for the warm up and learning bit, heels for the performance bit and photos! We have also designed a selection of hen tee's in case you want a more uniformed look for your group. The full range can be viewed in our webshop: www.pole-dance-wear.spreadshirt.co.uk
We would recommend either the above shorties again, or pants basically, frilly, fringey – whatever takes your fancy, but spare us thongs! For comfort up top, a basque or corset effect top, opera length gloves maybe? And any tassels, feathers or other assorted decorations you can find! BUT YOU MUST ALL please bring your own stockings/hold ups. Footwear = Heels that you can walk/manoeuvre in!
No. This party has been choreographed with fun being the emphasis. You will learn some tricks and spins as we are passionate about giving our customers the best value for money, but generally this party is not to be taken too seriously, and it is meant to be light-hearted and enjoyable.
This is not a problem for us. The Pole Dancing Party is suitable for EVERYONE, regardless of size, shape, weight or physicality. As stated above, this is a party, and it's for fun!
Because our parties are well choreographed, there are few age limitations. However, for ladies who have restricted or limited mobility, or don't like to bend the knees too much, have difficulty getting up off the floor and back down again then our Burlesque parties maybe better for you rather than the pole parties. Our instructor has a few routines she can teach and one may be more suited to your group if we know more about who is in it. For example, if most of you have trouble with the above, our instructor has a Balloon popping routine which is suitable and involves the slow reveal of bare skin via the suggestive popping of strategically placed balloons.
Not at one of OUR parties! That sounds more like a London thing. All of our parties are non-nude.
Good! That's the beauty of it, we will teach you how to pull it off and to be honest, the worse you are at it to start with the more fun we are gonna have! But don't worry, your instructor will have you shimmying like a diva... without making you feel uncomfortable.
(only) a few rules
Before or during your party activity (unless itís cocktail making!), you are NOT permitted to drink or be under the influence of alcohol. This is an important safety issue and itís in place to protect you as well as us. If your instructor suspects you have been drinking, you will be asked to leave and no refunds will be given.
Please don't wear oils or lotions on your skin as this will rub off on the pole and make it difficult for the next person to grip with.
You will probably come away with some bruising and aching muscles. Pole dancing is physically demanding, even at the most basic level.
If you have done pole dancing before and feeling frisky and want to invert (go upside-down) and you have experience doing this, ask your instructor to spot you. That's an order! If you have never tried it, DON'T attempt it in a pole party - pay for regular lessons beforehand with a local school.
Whatever activity with us you choose to do, you must PARTY! We WANT noise, we want excitement, we want lots of larking around and laughter – don't be afraid to cut loose a bit, don't be afraid to involve your instructor and if you need anything to keep the mood going, just ask.
Yes this might sound silly but it is not unheard of. Please be concious of the fact that during a Burlesque party, there will likely be some stray feathers on the floor from your boa usage. This CAN be a slip hazard. Please mind your footwork and be careful.