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my experience in a new studio

It was very strange teaching a pole party in some one else's pole studio last night. Here is a picture of the party, taken and posted with permission of the participants:

The studio was definitely different from mine and the bright lights were hard to get used to (we use low, strip club style lighting in my studio). And the building owners turn off the heat in the summer. So my feet were freezing the whole time, and some of my toes were numb. And I don't know if it was because the ceilings were so high or because the building is so old, but there was a powerful echo in there. The sound system was probably very nice, but sounded bad because of the way the sound bounced off the walls. And when I would give instruction, it was hard to hear me. It was like my voice was just dissipating all over the room instead of being focuses in a small area and easily heard and understood.

What I did like though was working in such a huge studio. It was nice for once to have tons of room to walk around and move. I'm really looking forward to having a larger studio with more room like that.


Did you measure the room, and pole clearances, etc for another data point in your studio search?

The curtains you have hung in your existing studio would do a lot to dampen sound reflections, compared to all the hard surfaces shown above. Something to keep in mind for your next space as a key item to duplicate.
Good to know! I didn't measure the pole clearances because this school, as far as I know, does not teach floorwork. His poles are very close together in fact, which would make floorwork difficult if not hazardous.
Where does the microphone feed to? The speakers? Becauset he speakers in that room bounce the sound all over and it echos. So you would have the same problem.