EMERGHERD I'M TRYING THIS FOR THE FIRST TIME!
Welcome! Bring your bad self on over 10-15 minutes early so you can go through some paperwork.
If you're a beginner pole dancer, we recommend wearing tight shorts or capris that expose the backs of the knees and a sleeveless top. You will find that exposed skin helps the body grip to the pole better! Speaking of grip, do not apply lotion before class or else it will be an unfortunate slip and slide experience.
*Pro Tip: The more advanced you become, the shorter shorts become as well.
For other classes, please see the class description for an idea of what to wear or bring. A water bottle is highly recommended for all of our classes. Hydration is important!
Leave your valuables at home and take that bling off when you're in class — you don’t want anything to snag or tear off of your flesh!
A fundamental mission we have in our studio is to provide our students with a social experience that is rich with camaraderie. These relationships frequently begin when you learn with a pole partner. Share poles and switch pole buddies in order to get the full social benefits of soFly Social!
Do not attend class under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If an instructor suspects you are under the influence you will be asked to leave immediately and forfeit your class credit or reservation.
And finally, we get real close and friendly. Please practice good hygiene and arrive free of any strong smells (perfume, body odor) and we will all be better off for it.
WHERE YOU AT?
DO I NEED TO SIGN UP BEFOREHAND OR CAN I JUST SHOW UP?
We highly recommend registering beforehand on our scheduling app at least 3 hours in advance of class.
AM I WELCOME AT SOFLY SOCIAL?
Uh, duh. We welcome all people regardless of gender identity, physique, or if you like cats or dogs more. We also welcome people from every and all studios inside of Austin, in the US, and around to world to come play with us. We do not make any claims to have any intellectual property that we cannot share with the entire world.
Note: 16+ are welcome to attend class as a student with parental permission.
What would get me kicked out of sofly social without a refund?
The rules are simple. Don't come to class under the influence of drugs or alcohol and don't be discriminatory.
Yes, we’re all about not taking shit too seriously, yes we should be able to laugh (rather than despair) at the sometimes all too real injustices of this world, and yes when we are in situations of insecurity we may travel to dark places. However, there is a fine line between working through dark issues and flippantly expressing discriminatory behavior.
We do not tolerate words and actions of racism, sexism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, ageism, body shaming, and sex-worker shaming.
If any behavior like this is brought to our attention as crossing the line there will be very blunt and stern words. Your invitation into soFly will be terminated with no refunds.
IS MY CHILD WELCOME AT SOFLY SOCIAL?
We value the freedom that comes with movement. We do not suppress the freedom to move in any way a person wants to, including in a more adult and provocative way for any of our classes, performances, and events.
Our students need to feel free to express themselves through movement, attire, and music. Because of this, we do not allow children under the age of 16 in the studio. However, 16+ are welcome to attend class as a student with parental permission.
IS MY DOG/CAT/LLAMA/FURCHILD WELCOME AT SOFLY SOCIAL?
Although we absolutely go squee over cute furry creatures, we only allow service animals inside of our studio out of respect for people who may have allergies.
CAN MY FRIEND/SIGNIFICANT OTHER/RELATIVE STAY IN THE STUDIO WHILE I TAKE CLASS?
We do not permit friends, significant others, and relatives of students to wait in the studio while a student attends a group class or open studio time. We are a very small studio and all available space is for the students. We encourage them to wait at the many casual coffee, bar, and dining establishments nearby!
I AM COMING FROM ANOTHER STUDIO AND WANT TO PLAY.
Awesome sauce! If the class you are interested in has prerequisites listed in the class description, please hit us up ASAP, and we will plan for a quick 5-10 minute assessment prior to the class to see if you can comfortably ease into the class’s requirements.
I HAVE AN INJURY, PHYSICAL HEALTH ISSUE, OR I AM PREGNANT.
Everything we do is physically challenging. Be smart and be responsible, let the instructor know prior to the start of class if there's anything physical that we need to be aware of. We will try to modify for you so you can have a great experience without causing unnecessary stress to the body.
Can I buy a group class package and split it among multiple people?
Sorry, passes, packages, and memberships are non-transferable.
HOW CAN I KEEP THE SOFLY VIBE WHEN I AM IN CLASS?
We encourage you to talk & make friends with your classmates, share apparatuses, and give positive feedback. Encourage your classmates when you see them struggle and help give them the power to succeed. Be present in the moment and keep your phone on silent while in class.
CAN I RECORD VIDEO OR TAKE PHOTOS DURING CLASS?
We love seeing records of student accomplishments (omg hashtag us #soflysocial with your Instas) but please take videos and photos in a discreet way that does not interfere with the instructor or other students. Also be respectful of other students who may not want to be visible in your photos.