With all classes at Bottoms Up! we want you to feel comfortable, therefore wear clothes that are comfy & allow you to move freely. Our classes are designed around you feeling good about yourself, learning new skills, toning and improving your body and bringing out your inner burly goddess. We provide fun dress-ups such as hats, boas, gloves and feathers and greatly encourage you to bring along your own fun dress-ups – what ever inspires you and makes you feel good!



For all classes that include pole, shorts are highly recommended, as the gripping of your skin on the pole is an integral part of the art. Wearing trackies or tights whilst learning pole can cause you to slip, and may hinder your pole dancing! Shorts don’t mean hotpants – so just as long as you are comfy! For the warm-ups & cool downs, a jumper and trackies are perfect!

For your feet, boots or heels add to the sassiness, or bare feet are fine. If choosing to wear heels please have an ankle strap, as slip on shoes can become dangerous flying objects!

Please remove all rings, angles, dangly earrings and belt buckles to avoid damage to poles and yourselves.

Please make sure you don’t put on moisturiser, tanning lotion or any oils prior to a class, as this will make the poles slippery. It also will leave them greasy and make them dangerous for other pole users.




Burlesque classes require a good warm up and cool down so wear something comfy that allows you to move. Some classes are more focused on stagecraft so make sure to bring something warm to throw on. The first class doesn’t require anything other than something comfy to dance in but further classes will require sturdy, well-fitted high heeled shoes or boots. They don’t have to be too high a small heel is fine.

Hats, boas, feathers, fans, gloves and other fun dress-ups are provided but if you have some special costumes or props that you would like to experiment with then you are encouraged to bring them along after the initial class.

Students may be required to supply their own stockings, gloves and/or pasties for use in their class. (Nothing is required on the first day of all courses and teachers will inform you when and if these items will be required).



Wear something that allows your body to move freely, and doesn’t restrict you when holding stretches. Bring something warm to wear during warm ups & cool downs. 

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