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! We do have a few women-only classes as requested by our staff and clients, which are clearly marked in our MINDBODY schedule, and anyone who identifies as a woman is welcome to register for them! 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 new(ish) 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 competing in since 2013!

Classes & Registration

When does your next term/session start?

Our next term starts on Monday, October 22nd and runs for 8 weeks. Registration opens 2 weeks before the start of the term.

Where are you located and how do I contact you?

We in Northern Virginia, minutes from Dulles Airport, in Herndon. Visit our contact page for location and contact information!

Visiting and looking for a pole home away from home? Contact our owner at info@divafit.online, and we'll help you determine which classes are best for you!

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. Please note that if you would like to purchase a drop-in credit for a class within an 8-week session, you must contact us directly. We are working to update our funcationality to purchase them online!

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. Please note our IT department does not help with regular registration questions, you will be directed to contact our general inquires email instead.