Microphone: Your microphone will automatically be muted when you enter the class. You may turn on your microphone to chat with other students before instruction starts. However to begin class the instructor must be the only one with a microphone on so that instruction can be clear.
Video Setup: The top right corner of your screen should say “Speaker View.” In “Speaker View” hover over the instructor’s video. Click on the three small dots and choose the option to pin the instructor to full screen mode.
Student “Video On” Policy: Our safety policy, requires ALL students to have their webcam turned ON while attending online classes. Students who fail to follow this guideline will not be allowed to participate and will be removed from the classroom. If you have any concerns, please make sure to contact the studio beforehand.
Chat: To ask questions during class, please use the chat feature instead of unmuting your microphone. Type your questions publicly or privately. Instructors will do their best to answers questions during or after class.
Look through our schedule. Find a class that suits your needs and be sure you meet the prerequisites. Register and pay for class. Your will receive a class confirmation email and can view your upcoming class schedule by logging into your student account.
To attend your booked class go to the Online Classes drop down tab and click on Online Class Room. Then click on the “Enter Waiting Room” button for your designated class instructor.
Arrive 10-15 mins before class. The instructor will review the class enrollment list and move enrolled students from waiting into the classroom. Students who have not paid/booked a class will not be granted access past the waiting room. LATE ENTRY IS NOT ALLOWED once class has started.
But keep in mind, classes that don’t meet the minimum required student sign ups will be cancelled. If you want to ensure your favorite classes don’t get cancelled make sure to sign up more than 2 hours before the start of class.
In cases when you do wait until last minute to sign up, please be prepared and ready to start class in a timely fashion. Enter the class waiting room before class has begun. Instructors are not required to admit students late to class.
For classes to run as scheduled, all classes must have at least 2 students signed up 2 hours prior to the class start time. If fewer than 2 students are signed up, the class will be cancelled for that day and you will receive an email to notify you of the class cancellation. Any students enrolled in class will have class credits returned to their Account.
Classes with regular low enrollment or recurring cancellations may be removed from the online class schedule permanently.
Log into your Student Account, view your class schedule and cancel your class reservation by selecting “Early Cancel”
After you have canceled your class, double check your account schedule to make sure your name has been withdrawn from that class. The system may or may not send you a cancellation email depending on your settings. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to make sure your class has been canceled.
For more information regarding class cancellation please refer to our “STUDIO POLICIES”
In this time of social networking and online everything, we do allow use of photography and video recording to track your progress, upload to your social media account, and to review as personal reference material.
We do ask you to get permission from the instructor before filming them, or recording during a class. Setting up a camera to film the entirety of a class or warmup is not permitted.
To register for class you will be prompted to create your student account and required to sign a liability waiver.
We carefully list our prerequisites for each class level and type. When in doubt please level down and work your way up by putting in time and training consistently. We require certain moves to be safely executed to progress into higher class levels. If you fail to demonstrate safety and strength in the required moves for the class you are attending, you may be asked to leave class and level down into a better suited class level for your abilities.
Understand, the leveling system at KISKA is more rigorous than many other studios. When reading through the required moves for classes, we need you to be able to lift up into moves with strength and control, while wearing 7-8 inch heels. (Kicking into / dropping down into movements does not count as “having” the required move.)
If you have any questions on what starting level you should be at please contact us and we can help place you.
As online classes do not allow instructors to be with you in person, Kiska can not ensure prevention of injury. It is up to the student to take caution while attending online classes and performing moves on their own.
Choose the appropriate class level to match your abilities and strength. Our levels are in place to work on gradually progressing students, training proper technique, skills and conditioning to be able to safely move into each new level of training
Inform your instructor of any pre existing injuries or limitations.
Follow our Student “Video On” Policy, by keeping your webcam on throughout the entirety of class. This ensures your instructor can provide adequate coaching and assistance.
Listen to the instructor. When they give you a lower level progression, modification or direct you to avoid a specific movement they are doing so to keep you safe and help you gain the skills needed to eventually perform more difficult progressions.
Do not wear oil based lotion. Lotion can make you, the floor and the pole slippery, providing unsafe training conditions. If you are unsure about your lotion, skip it.
Wear knee pads for all Russian Exotic + Plastic classes. Please take this extra precaution to avoid long term injury to your knees and help avoid bursitis.
Remember bare skin grips the pole. Wearing too much clothing while learning new moves can be challenging and dangerous. Always choose safety. Function over fashion.
Absolutely NO INTOXICATION will be tolerated. Students who disregard this policy may be banned from classes.
We reserve the right to refuse service and to remove any students from class who are not practicing safety. Please take all necessary precautions to stay safe.
As a Russian Exotic focused studio, the majority of our classes are taught in 7-8 inch platform pole heels, or as the Russians say “strips.” Strips are as much of a tool to the Russian Exotic dancer as the pole itself. The platform base of your strips provide protection, support, slide and maneuvering through specific tricks, transitions and floor work.
As a general rule, you should always come to class prepared with knee pads, 7-8 inch platform heels, grip aid, and clothing that allows for ample skin grip on the pole.
Please contact us to resolve this issue.
Log into your Student Account and select the My Info tab. Under the Personal section check the email checkbox to recieve “Your Account” emails as well as “Reminders and Schedule Change” emails.
Login to your mindbody account and go to the My Info tab. Under the Account section you will see your Account Balance and can view how many credits are on your account.