Bungee Dance FAQ

Bungee Dance Tasters, Masterclasses & Next Level

FAQs

Do I need a certain level of fitness?

Aerial work is demanding but everyone has to start somewhere.

The Bungee Dance technique challenges both core  and upper body strength. We recommend participants have a good level of overall fitness before taking part in a Masterclass or have completed a Taster session previously. If you are an absolute beginner, have not tried Bungee previously and do not exercise regularly, you are likely to find the 4-hour Masterclasses very challenging and therefore would recommend you build up your strength by taking part in the 1.5 hour Taster session first.

What should I wear?

Students should wear items that are comfortable but nothing too loose or baggy. Ideally tracksuits, Leotards, leggings and T-shirts. Aerial work can be a little tough on your skin and we recommend that any clothing should cover the tops of the arms, backs of the knees, calves and most importantly the midriff (a long sleeved T-shirt that you can tuck in works well). It is useful to have an extra layer to put on in between turns, so that students remain warm. We cannot allow students wear jewellery during aerial activities for health and safety reasons. Also please avoid zips on clothing (for example running legging with zip back pockets) and long nails as they can damage the equipment. Cotton fabrics are more compatible with silks than shiny lycra and for those with long hair, we recommended that you tie it back so that it doesn’t get in the way.

If you are doing bungee you will need to wear laced up trainers or dance pumps.
Please note: Working in harness is great fun but can be a little tough on your skin. We recommend wearing several layers around your hips & waist for maximum comfort. Generally snug fitting tracksuit bottoms or leggings and a long sleeved t-shirt that you can tuck in works well & even better (top tip) lycra, neoprene or bicycle shorts underneath.

What’s the refund policy?
Attendees can receive refunds up to 30 days before the event start date.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, or this can be shown on a smart phone device.

Is my ticket transferrable?
Yes. You can update your registration information at any time to transfer a ticket to another person.

Are there minimum and maximum age requirements?
Upswing classes are for students aged 16 and over. There is no maximum age, in fact we regularly teach people aged 60+.

How many people are in each class?
The class size varies for Taster, Masterclasses and Next Level depending on how many people are booked, however the maximum is eight people per class to ensure that every one gets the attention and guidance they need.

I have an old injury – will I be OK?

It is essential that all students have agreed to the T&C’s and provided completed the health conditions questions upon booking on Eventbrite. All levels, ages and body types are welcome however students must be in good health to participate in such activity, and you will not be able to take part in an aerial session if you have not completed the health conditions questions upon booking. 

Information we require includes: Recent or historic injury or surgery (particularly shoulder, knee, back, wrist, hips,  eyes, back or hand), high or low blood pressure, vertigo, osteoporosis or bone weakness, heart disease, recent head injury, propensity for fainting, severe arthritis, sinusitis or head cold, hiatal hernia, disc herniation or acute discogenic disease, artificial hips, carpal tunnel syndrome, recent stroke or severe muscle spasms.  Whilst some professionals are able to train during pregnancy we do not advise pregnant women to begin recreational aerial activities.  Please note this is not an exhaustive list.  If you have any concerns about participation please consult a medical professional, we are happy to provide details of the activity to assist consultation.

Please update us if you incur any injuries or experience any changes in your health between booking and your session. Contact us on classes@upswing.org.uk

If you advise the trainer on the day of injuries or conditions you have not previously disclosed upon booking, it may prevent you from taking part in the activity. If you do not advise us of any injuries or pre-existing conditions participation will be at your own risk. If you indicate an injury that does not immediately exclude you from participation our trainers will make you aware of the potential risks of taking part in the activity. If you choose to take part after receiving this information then participation would then be at your own risk.

Is it OK if I’m a bit late for the class?

It is a requirement for all our classes that students take part in our thorough warm up, which targets and engages every muscle that you will you employ in doing this activity. This will help protect you against any strains or injuries. If students are unavoidably delayed the teacher will where possible instruct them to carry out their own warm up, but this might not always be practicable, and for safety reasons the student might not be allowed to join the class.

If you have any further queries please contact classes@upswing.org.uk