Frequently Asked Questions

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Class Types

 

Pole Tricks At Each Level

The art and sport of Pole Fitness: Pole level fitness classes in a supportive environment, with a structured syllabus

Suitable for all fitness levels; we pole to get fit – not get fit to pole!

We offer sequential pole tricks courses featuring progressive levels of challenge and difficulty, starting from Pole 1 through Pole 5

Syllabus includes the following tricks:

  • Pole 1: Walks and turns around the pole, Fireman, Geisha, Chair spins, Knee hook spins, Climbs and pole sits
  • Pole 2: Cradle spin to Jamilla, Hello Boys, Layback, Ankle grab
  • Pole 3: Invert straddle, Outside/inside leg hangs, Foldover/Hip hold and variations, Tammy, Basic Butterfly from inverted crucifix
  • Pole 4: Outside leg hang variations, Superman, Jade, Allegra
  • Pole 5: Aerial Invert, Shoulder Mount, Brass Monkey moves and transitions, Elbow and Armpit grip moves and transitions
  • Advanced Pole Tricks 1: Extended Butterfly, Static V (various grips and entries), Straight Edge, Flag Press-up. Poisson, Lux, Russian Fish, Machine Gun
  • Advanced Pole Tricks 2: Handspring (various grips), Aerial Shouldermount, Janeiro, Marion Amber, Sneaky V, Pegasus, Reverse Ayesha, Satellite, Elbow Grip Ayesha

All level classes provide conditioning techniques and exercises for safe progression to the next stage

  • Bendy & Splitty Pole Tricks: Intermediate level pole tricks course focusing on active flexibility through stretchy moves both on the ground and on the pole. Click here for a preview on Instagram
Pole Dance Choreography

Pole Dance Choreo courses make great companions to pole trick level lessons, where you can enjoy putting a sequence of tricks together to a musical setting, turn your dance mode on and level up your showmanship at the same time:

  • Pole Dance Choreography at Beginner level: Beginner-friendly choreographed routine featuring selected foundational level pole tricks. Heels optional. Click here for a preview on Instagram
  • Pole Dance Choreography at Intermediate level: Choreographed routine featuring intermediate level pole tricks. Heels optional. Click here for a preview on Instagram
  • Femme Fatales: Dance routine with beginner-friendly pole tricks choreographed with Street Jazz/Girl’s Style dance techniques and flair. Exotic heels (such as Pleasers) can be used for this course. Click here for a preview on Instagram
  • Lyrical Pole Dance Choreography: Choreographed routine featuring intermediate level pole tricks set to a ballet, contemporary or emotive dance style. Heels not required. Variations available. Click here for a preview on Instagram
  • Sensual Heels (Static Pole): Dance course that uses the pole set on static mode. Each routine involves gliding and flowing movements around the pole, with an emphasis on seamless and slinky flow, with plenty of leg whirls and twirls. Exotic heels (such as Pleasers) can be used for this course. Click here for a preview on Instagram
Exotic Pole Dance

Together with ① Floorwork Techniques, ② ExoBabe and ③ ExoFlow are all exotic pole dance and floorwork courses. Exotic heels recommended

 Floorwork Techniques: Suitable for absolute beginners to floor tricks. Foundational tricks such as shoulder stands and rolls, various body waves, floor jade splits will be taught. There is no fixed song or choreography for this course, as the focus is on being able to learn and execute individual tricks safely. Click here for a preview on Instagram

 ExoBabe: Beginner-friendly course that features a range of foundational exotic pole dance and floorwork moves set to three songs for Term 4. There is a musical choreography component compared to Floorwork Techniques. Click here for a preview on Instagram

 ExoFlow: A faster paced exotic pole dance and floorwork course compared to ExoBabe. Three different songs will be featured for Term 4.  Less time will be spent on the individual floorwork moves as compared to ExoBabe, so some familiarity with exotic pole dance moves will likely be helpful to class participants. Click here for a  preview on Instagram

Exotic Chair Dance

The sensuality and edge of exotic pole and chair dance: Look good, feel great exotic pole and chair dance to get your heart rate up with choreography designed to challenge your boundaries of musicality and styling

ExoChair: Exotic Chair dance class featuring a range of chair balancing tricks set to a choreographed dance routine. Fun and slinky striptease elements may be featured, where outerwear such a button-up shirt is removed. This class has no nudity. Variations provided for all levels. Heels recommended but optional. Click here for a preview on Instagram

Twerk

A technique-focused class where you’ll learn tips and tricks progressively over the weeks while getting to enjoy a series of booty-ful choreographies

Twerk is a seasonal course (i.e. does not run every term) that teaches twerk dance techniques through individual moves set to music. Four choreographed routines will be taught this term. Footwear not required. Dance background not required, all levels welcome. Click here for a preview on Instagram

Flexibility

To stretch, strengthen and condition.

Whether you’re looking to start your splits journey, stretch those final few inches to the floor, or to round up a bendier back, our Flexx classes can help you explore and improve your personal flexibility

All classes are designed to maximize efficacy and safety of all activities

Splits & Backbends Class is a flexibility and conditioning course focused on improving one’s physical limits of movement and stretch through active and passive flexibility movements

Our studio provides students with yoga mats, blocks and resistance bands as needed. Students are welcome to bring their own equipment if preferred

All levels of fitness and flexibility are welcome!

Private Classes

Looking to nail that nemesis pole trick, get acquainted with the latest trending tricks, or need expert attention to speed up your tricks, splits and backbends journey? A private class with the right instructor can make all the difference in accelerating your personal progress

You can share these classes with up to 2 other friends to start out with!

Click here for more information on our private classes, including rates

Pole Practice

Book a practice slot in DSP to make use of our poles (8 chrome and 6 brass; 40 mm diameter) to try out that fancy new combo trending on social media, level up your conditioning, or perfect that amazing choreo you’re in love with

To retrieve your pole practice access code: Log into DSP ➢ Calendar ➢ Click your Pole Practice booking ➢ Click the little black recorder 📽 icon to bring up the access PIN code for your session

Trial Classes

Trial classes can be a great way to try something new with no commitment!

All available trial classes can be reviewed and booked in DSP. Some available trial classes include…

  • Pole Tricks: 60-minute class providing an introduction to essential pole moves and selected tricks. A short choregraphed routine will be taught to help put everything together. No prior dance or pole tricks background required. Click here for a preview on Instagram
  • ExoChair: 60-minute class providing an introduction to foundational chair balancing tricks. A short choregraphed routine will be taught to help put everything together. No prior dance background required. Click here for a preview on Instagram
Private Lockers

Lighten your load to and from classes with a private locker at our studio

Limited locker units are available and can be booked online directly in DSP

Getting Started

 

How do I book a Trial Class, Private Class or Pole Practice sessions?

You can review the full class schedule and book group classes, trial classes and pole practice slots using our booking system DanceStudio-Pro (“DSP”).

Please see our Private Classes page for information on rates and how Dance Cards can be purchased in DSP.

I want to learn how to pole dance. Where do I start?

A good starting place would be to book a Pole Trial class (this is a single 60-minute trial experience at $15) or a Pole 1 Tricks course (this is a set of 8 weekly classes at $260). This can be done by creating a Student Account in the booking system DanceStudio-Pro (“DSP”), then navigating to the Trial Experiences tab or to the Term 4 Classes tab. All classes can be booked directly in the system.

Remember to check out our Promotions page for our current offers!

 

I have some pole dance experience, how do I find out which pole level is best for me?

Complimentary pole level assessments are available to help you find the right level for the term with us. Please drop us an email or DM us on Instagram to reserve a quick level assessment for yourself!

How many classes are included in each course?

Our full term courses consist of 8 classes each. Each class is typically one hour in duration, and scheduled to recur on the same day and time each week. This includes a full warm-up for safety reasons.

Are all of your classes sequential?

Our pole level technique courses are sequential in nature. For example, Pole 1 Tricks leads to Pole 2 Tricks, and so on. Please email hello@studiostarfire.com for a complimentary level assessment if you are unsure which level would suit you best.

Please see DSP for full descriptions of each course including any pre-requisites, as well as recommended attire.

What's the difference between ExoFlow and ExoBabe?

➤ ExoBabe: Beginner-friendly with more focus and time spent on essential floorwork tips and techniques. No prior floorwork experience required. Click here for an example choreo preview on IG.
➤ ExoFlow: Classed at Open level with a focus on finessing your flow and performance. Some familiarity with exotic pole dance moves may be helpful. 

Are any promotions available?

Yes! Please see the Promotions page for our latest offers at a quick glance

I booked pole practice. How do I retrieve the access code to open the studio door?

To retrieve your pole practice access code: Log into DSP ➢ Calendar ➢ Click your Pole Practice booking ➢ Click the little black recorder 📽 icon to bring up the access PIN code for your session.

How do I book a personal locker in the studio?

Lighten your load to and from classes with a private locker at our studio! Limited locker units are available and can be booked online directly in DSP under the tab “Lockers & Change Fees”.

More information about our locker facilities is available on our Guidelines & Etiquette page.

What does "PP", "EBPP" and "LNPP" refer to, on the schedule?

PP: “PP” is shortform for Pole Practice. Students can book 90-minute session practice slots at the studio.

EBPP: “EBPP” is shortform for Early Bird Pole Practice. This is a 2-hour pole practice slot starting from 7:00 AM.

LNPP: “LNPP” is shortform for Late Night Pole Practice. This is a 2-hour pole practice slot starting from 8:00 PM.

All pole practice sessions are unattended, meaning that instructors will not be present. Crash mats, chairs, yoga mats and blocks are available for student use during these sessions. Sharing of poles is not allowed and masks must be worn at all times in the studio. Please see our Guidelines page for more information about Pole Practice.

To retrieve your PIN code for each pole practice session: Log into DSP ➢ Calendar ➢ Click on your Pole Practice booking ➢ Click on the little black recorder 📽️ icon to bring up the page with the PIN code for your session.

 

What is the striptease component for ExoChair like?

ExoChair is an exotic chair dance course using a folding chair as apparatus. A series of chair balancing moves will be taught during this course. The focus is on graceful moves with a hint of sensuality. No nudity is involved for this course – or any of our other courses. 

Please see DSP for full descriptions of each course including any pre-requisites, as well as recommended attire.

Can I bring my own yoga mat/blocks for Splits & Backbends class?

Our Splits & Backbends class focuses on helping students improve their flexibility and to work on their conditioning goals. Please do bring your own yoga mat and blocks if preferred. Equipment is also available at the studio.

Please see DSP for full descriptions of each course including any pre-requisites, as well as recommended attire.

Trial Classes

 

How do I book a Trial Class?

You can review the full class schedule and book group classes, trial classes and pole practice slots using our booking system DanceStudio-Pro (“DSP”).

What should I wear/bring for a trial class?

Please see our Guidelines & Etiquette page for information on suitable attire, as well as what to bring for class.

I'd like to attend a trial class with my friend, can I book a slot for them?

Please do not book classes for others!

Setting up a DanceStudio-Pro (DSP) account is free, and the account will help you store any promotional credits you may receive. For example, we will credit your trial fee back for signing up for a full Term course after attending a Trial class, so you will need a DSP account to store your credits and track your class history 🙂

Kindly note that for reasons of identity verification and safety, the Studio reserves the right to turn away students who attend classes under the name of another registered student. Refunds will not be provided in such instances.

My friend signed up for a Trial class. Can I sit in as an observer from the side for the trial experience they're booked in for?

Trial participants must have a confirmed booking in DSP to attend the trial experience. At this time, guests without a confirmed booking are not allowed to attend classes even if their family members or friends are booked in. Please book the same trial in DSP if you wish to accompany your family member or friend for the trial experience.

This is due to safety and social distancing measures currently applicable to our studio, where a lower capacity limit for participants is in effect and where sharing of poles is not permitted. Please see our Health & Safety page for more information on the enhanced precautionary measures in effect at this time.

I booked a trial class but did not attend the lesson, can I get a refund?

Please note that once trial classes have been paid for, students will be booked into the trial classes selected, and so should choose their class commitments with care as all bookings are final and non-refundable. 

The Studio reserves the right to levy an administrative charge of SGD 20.00 for class transfers for any reason (including work, travel, etc.). This also includes transfers to a different level of difficulty, or to another class of the same level in a different timeslot. 

About Our Studio and Getting Here

 

What is Studio Starfire?

We’re a boutique pole fitness studio located in Singapore’s CBD area, just a 5-minute walk from Tanjong Pagar MRT station

Our talented team of studio instructors offers pole instruction, exotic dance and yoga-based stretch classes, to help support your personal fitness journey

How do I get to the studio?

Our studio address is 144 Robinson Road #07-02, Singapore 068908

Nearby MRT Stations

From Tanjong Pagar MRT Station (EW15) ➤ Go through Exit F (Robinson Road) ➤ Head towards Capital Tower and walk along the Robinson Road side of the building ➤ Walk past SBF Medical Suites ➤ Robinson Square building (you’ll see the tea shop KYŌ Kohee at ground level) ➤ The studio is on level 7 of Robinson Square 

From Telok Ayer MRT Station (DT18) ➤ Go through Exit A (Cross Street) ➤ Walk southeast towards Boon Tat Street ➤ Walk on Boon Tat Street ➤ Turn right onto Robinson Road ➤ Walk past JustCo and Flash Coffee, then Oxley Tower ➤ Robinson Square building ➤ The studio is on level 7 of Robinson Square 

Nearby Bus Stops

Aft Capital Tower, Robinson Road (B03111)

Opp Gb Building, Cecil Street (B03151)

Nearby Parking

SBF Center carpark via McCallum Street: 160 Robinson Road, Singapore 068914

Oxley Tower carpark via McCallum Street: 138 Robinson Road, Singapore 068906

How do I book classes or pole practice sessions?

You can review the full class schedule and book group classes, trial classes and pole practice slots using our booking system DanceStudio-Pro (“DSP”).

Please see our Private Classes page for information on rates and how Dance Cards can be purchased in DSP.

What should I wear/bring for my class or workshop?

Attire for most classes comprise of:

For female students

  • Polewear top or sports bra, optionally with a sleeveless T-shirt or tank top. T-shirts with sleeves are acceptable for Splits & Backbends classes.
  • Polewear bottoms, running shorts, or workout tights that end around mid-thigh level or above the knee.
  • Underwear is not permitted as pole shorts in any of our classes.
  • Shoes are not required for trial classes.

For male students

    • Sleeveless T-shirt or tank top. T-shirts with sleeves are acceptable for Splits & Backbends classes.
    • Polewear shorts, running shorts, or workout tights that end around mid-thigh level or above the knee.
    • Underwear is not permitted as pole shorts in any of our classes.
    • Shoes are not required for trial classes.

Any other recommended class attire details are stated in the descriptions for each class in DSP

Most of our students find it helpful to bring a water bottle and kneepads (optional) for use during the class, and body wipes or a small personal towel to freshen up after, for personal hygiene and comfort 

More useful info on preparing for your class is available on our Guidelines page 

How long are Studio Starfire classes?

Unless otherwise stated, our group classes typically run for 60 minutes, which includes warm-up time

All classes start on-time, so please plan to arrive at the studio at least 5-10 minutes in advance of the start time, to allow yourself time to change into workout attire and get ready for the lesson. Latecomers cannot be admitted to a class already in session, for safety reasons

Occasional workshops may last 90 or 120 minutes, depending on the activity involved

Class timings and durations are listed in DSP together with other individual class details

What type of poles are available?

Our studio offers X-Pole 40 mm poles for use:

8 Chrome poles and 6 Brass poles, for a total of 14 poles at almost 4 meters of height the better to support your pole tricks and flips 

Are classes for women or men only?

We welcome all genders to our studio. For any classes that are for women-only, details will be stated upfront on each class listing

Can I book the full studio for a private event?

Our entire 1,100 square foot studio is available for rent by the hour. Please contact us to check on space availability, and for us to learn how we can best support your private event

What is your policy on mask-wearing?

Information on the latest policies on mask-wearing is available on our Health & Safety page.

Where can I get help for other questions?

Our Guidelines page contains other information you may find useful in booking a class, preparing for your lesson, as well as our policies on mobile phone usage and pole practice guides.

Please see our Policies page for terms and conditions applicable to all bookings and services, as well as our waiver and release of liability policies.

Our Health & Safety page may be helpful with understanding the current safe management measures in place.

Feel free to contact us with any other questions that may remain unanswered! 

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