Please contact us at info@divafit.online if your question is not answered here!

Pole Dancing Myths

I'm not strong enough.

Our pole program is designed to build strength for the fitness novice! In each class students will use skills learned in previous classes to build up strength one week at a time.

I'm not flexible enough.

Our pole program and specialty classes help develop flexility in the most inflexible students! With proper warm ups and cool downs, and regular practice, even our most flexible students see their flexibility improve!

I'm not sexy enough.

Nonsense! While it's true that pole dancing originated with sky high heels and barely there costumes, it has evolved into a new kind of fitness regime. Our program celebrates the sexy origins of pole dance while developing strength and confidence!

Pole dancing is for women.

DivaFit welcomes students of all genders! While our aerial programs have always been open gender, this is a new policy for our pole programs, so changes will be rolled out gradually. Open gender pole classes will be clearly marked on our MINDBODY schedule as they are implemented. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact us at info@divafit.online.

Pole dancing is only about being sexy.

Think again! Yes, there is often a sexy element to pole dancing, but when approached in the light of competition, it transforms into a multifaceted sport that showcases grace and athleticism.

Pole dancing is not a sport.

Pole dance is very new to the world of sports and is currently in the bidding process to become an Olympic sport. There are pole sport competitions all over the country every year, including a locally held, regional competition that DivaFit students and instructors have been competiting in for the past three years!

Classes & Registration

When does your next session start?

Our next session starts on Tuesday, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, February 25th. Registration opens 2 weeks before the start of the session.

Where are you located and how do I contact you?

We have two studios in Northern Virginia: Falls Church and Herndon. Visit our contact page for location and contact information!

Our Falls Church location will be closing after the current session. Classes and teachers will consolidate to the Herndon studio. Please stay tuned to our Facebook page and newsletters for details on changes the schedule for the March/April session!

How long is one session?

All sessions run 8 weeks. You will meet at the same day and time with the same teacher each week.

How do I sign up for a full session?

On our MINDBODY scheduling site, create a profile, navigate to the class you would like to take, and click the "Sign Up Now" button. You will be directed to the "Make a Reservation" page with two options. On the RIGHT, under "Recurring Options", make sure "Start Date" and "End Date" reflect the first and last dates in the drop down lists, respectively. This will ensure you are registered for all 8 weeks.

What should I wear to class?


Workout clothes you are comfortable in.


Stretchy athletic wear, or form-fitting clothes, that will cover your legs, torso, and arms, to prevent burns from the apparatus. You will need to be barefoot to use all apparatus. Jewelry, zippers, belts, and anything else that could catch on the silks fabric, or lyra and trapeze tape is prohibited and you will be asked to remove them.

Can I start classes in the middle of a session?


Because our leveled pole programs build on skills learned in previous weeks, we do not recommend signing up for a leveled class mid-session. Please contact us at info@divafit.online to discuss leveled placement. Follow the directions above for how to sign up for a session. Your Start Date will reflect the next scheduled class, so you will be enrolled in only the remaining classes for the session. The classes you missed will be credited to your account to use as makeup classes for any class at or below your current level.


You are welcome to sign up for a full session and can make up your extra classes at any class of your level or lower. You may also opt to purchase single classes mid-session. This option will be presented when signing up on our MINDBODYscheduling site.

How do I make up a class?

In MINDBODY, you can click the "Sign Up Now" button for any ongoing class at your level or lower and you'll be able to use an existing credit to sign up for the class. If you have no more credits, the "Make A Reservation" screen will let you know that you do not have enough in your account to make a reservation and that you must pay for the class.

I have more questions about using MINDBODY. Where can I get help?

Visit our Technical FAQ page, also accessible from the FAQ tab on our MINDBODY scheduling site, for MINDBODY-specific questions. If your question is not answered there, please contact us at IT@divafit.online.