Nope! Tease is appropriate for women of all ages, shapes and sizes! We believe all shapes are good shapes, and it's about the journey of fitness and self love and a whole lot of fun! Our nurturing instructors will offer modifications and encouragement throughout each class, holding your hand along the way. Each move can be progressed or modified to be more or less challenging. We insist on loving our curves from day one, and keep on loving them as your body and your spirit begin their inevitable transformation.
Of course you will! All the women in a level one class are brand new to this type of movement. You are all in the same "ready to rock boat"! Nothing is expected of you and our instructors create a nurturing, non-judgemental, relaxed, and supportive atmosphere in class. It may be hard to step out of that box...but I promise you it will be the most rewarding step you have ever taken. Do it for yourself!
Welcome to the most safe, loving, encouraging place for women on earth! Our studios are beautiful and cater to a woman's need to be just that...a woman. We work out by candlelight to provide ambiance, comfort, and privacy.
There is no judgement and no negativity...ever. We expect everyone to sign a contract agreeing to never say anything negative about yourself or your class sisters. Instead, make an effort to support them as you want them to support you. No sharing other women's experiences outside of class. No cross talking either. We keep the classes small so we can be a cohesive group. This is not the place to come, workout and go home. We build relationships as well as healthy, strong bodies. A cocktail or coffee with your sisters after class is a regular routine for many of us!
The studio is more than a place to exercise. The minute you walk into our glamorous studios you will be welcomed whole heartedly by our staff who will introduce you to your instructor and class sisters. The first few minutes of class will be a short telling of the Tease story and then we want to hear yours! There is always laughter, encouragement and hugs. Tease is a clubhouse, a sorority, and a safe-haven, it's a place to relax, have fun and ignite yourself ! And while you are enjoying all that, you get a wonderful workout experience that leaves you feeling confident and sexy throughout your week!
By the end of your first class you will feel like a goddess, a kid on the playground and an acrobat all at once! Our classes run 85 minutes. We begin with a dynamic and sensual warm up to encourage you to get to know…and love your body. Then it’s time for the fun to begin! We work on specific techniques that may include pole or aerial tricks, new choreography, sexy floor work, or even asanas in our Aerial Yoga classes. We always end class by putting it all together as we cheer each other on! So leave your troubles at the door and prepare to have a great time!
1. Wear comfy clothes like you are attending a yoga or Pilates class. For Aerial Silks and Aerial Yoga class, your underarms must be covered.
2. Don't wear any lotions on your hands or body.
3. Don't wear any jewelry on your hands, wrists or ankles. Jewelry can scratch the poles or tear the delicate fabric of the silks.
4. We work out in bare feet, although you may eventually like to try industry standard heels for pole. Yes they are 6" and higher! No street shoes allowed in the studios.
Our classes combine a full body workout, strength, flexibility and fluidity training and of course new technical skills each class. It takes more than just an hour to give our students these things in a personalized manner. After 13 years in business, we strongly believe that 8 week sessions with 85 minute classes are right length of time for you to correctly and safely advance on to the next level. In each level, 20 or more pole (or aerial) tricks are taught along with a routine and several transitional moves. You won't only learn to do pole tricks. You will learn to DANCE!
Within each 85 minute class you will also go through a full body warm-up and workout as we condition your body and your self confidence. You also need the full 85 minutes of "me time" to unwind and let go of your stress!
We limit ALL our classes to between 6 and 11 students. You will not be trying to keep up with an instructor you've never met and who doesn't know your name. We call our teachers “Tease Mama’s”! As you progress through your levels, you will stay with the same teacher, same class sisters and same time as your previous session.
Pole and aerial classes can be dangerous if you are taught by a teacher who isn’t properly trained. Our instructors are certified Pole and Aerial fitness professionals through industry accredited programs. They are certified in class safety, CPR and first aid as well as going through an 16-24 week intensive teacher training through Tease. Ongoing training and support on trick instruction, spotting technique and class safety are done weekly to keep everyone up to date on the latest practice and technique. Safety is our number one priority.
Girls, ages 14 and older are welcome in our Aerial Silks, Aerial Hoop (Lyra) and Aerial Yoga classes. We offer a mixed aerial class for kids 9-13. Because of the nature of pole dancing, belly dance and burlesque, these classes are reserved for women 18 and up.
At Tease, our mission is to cater to and empower women. We are very body positive and offer a culture that is badly needed in today's world of media pressure. Men are not generally allowed in class, but if there is enough interest, we are happy to create a men's class when women’s classes are not going on. Men are also welcome to take private lessons with us.
Not at this time. However if there is a great enough demand for it we will consider offering it during the daytime classes. We don't allow little ones in the studio after 6pm.
Yes! Many of our students choose to do this. The additional 8 week classes are just $180 for the series. What a deal!
Yes! For sanitary reasons, we urge you to bring your own mat. If you don't have one, We rent mats at the front desk for $1.
Classes are held in 8 week sessions. Each session includes 8 classes (one per week on your chosen time and day). Classes run 85 minutes.
For our signature pole series and aerial classes, there are 8 levels that a student can advance through.
Our specialty classes are offered as beginner, intermediate and advanced, and our aerial yoga classes are for all levels. With our Spin pole classes as well as our independent pole study classes, a student must complete Level 1 Pole first or get special permission from the instructor.
Yes! We know that life can get busy and you may need to miss one of your scheduled classes. You can make up a missed class at any time as long as it's in the same level you are currently attending. Just let us know your plans in advance so we don't overbook the class. Please don't plan to do more than two makeups per session. Unused classes may not be transferred to an upcoming session.