It was a surprise for the bride to be. They made her close her eyes as they led her up the stairs to my studio. Then they made her keep them shut as they prepared to take her picture. When she finally opened her eyes and saw a room with sparkling curtains, flashing lights, a disco ball and three poles, she was like, "Oh my god, what's going on!?" She said she didn't even know they had these in Seattle. She's from Vancouver where there are pole schools all over the place.
Instead of bringing 12 girls like they originally thought, they came with 8 or 9 and only 6 wanted to learn to dance (the others watched). And while the studio was a bit uncomfortable due the heat, it wasn't miserable. It just made for a lot of sweaty hands and the poles had to be cleaned frequently. I got more good feedback, including one gal who couldn't believe I've only been teaching since April (technically I started before then, but not very often and not for money).
They're talking about booking another party so they can learn some more moves. They asked if they could learn some of those upside down moves I do, at the next party. Oh my! No. I had to explain to her that those were for the advanced classes, which come after 6 weeks of beginner classes and then 6 weeks of intermediate classes. But I love their enthusiasm!