FAQ

How do I register for a class?

What’s your cancellation policy?

How do I cancel or reschedule a reservation?

Do you offer drop in classes?

I’m a new student; what do I need to know?

Do you have class packages?

How do I pay?

Do you issue refunds?

I purchased a Groupon; now what?

I’m late for class; can I still participate?

What should I wear?

Can I wear jewelry?

My hands are so dry, and I want to use lotion; is that okay?

Where do I park?

I plan to take mass transit. Is there a bus or train to the studio?

Is your studio available for rent?

Can I hire you to entertain for my party?

Do you offer private parties?

What’s the best way to contact the studio?

What other tips can you offer to help me be successful during my training?


How do I register for a class?

Stomping Ground Studio uses a service called MindBody for class scheduling, client profiles, and payment processing. To register for your desired class, click the corresponding ‘register’ link on the class schedule then you will be prompted to pay. If you don’t already have an MindBody account, then you’ll need to create a profile to register for a class.

We recommend downloading the free Mindbody app for ease of scheduling classes and making payments. This app is available for both iOS and Android.


What’s your cancellation policy?

If you need to reschedule your class reservation, a 24-hour cancellation notice is required. If cancellation occurs within 24-hours of class time, you forfeit your class credit.


How do I cancel or reschedule a reservation?

Log in to your MindBody profile. Click on ‘my info’ then ‘my schedule’. Click the ‘cancel’ link next to the class you want to cancel. “Late Cancel” appears when the online cancellation period has passed. This option can be used to allow another person to register in that availability.


Do you offer drop in classes?

Yes, all classes are ‘drop-in’, however preregistration is required. See ‘how do I register for a class’ in FAQ.


I’m a new student; what do I need to know?

Those local to the Twin Cities metropolitan area are welcome to try out a class on the house, or purchase a discounted new-student-only class pack! Pre-registration is required for each option, and both are great ways to find out if aerial acrobatics is for you. Check out the new student options here!

New student may chose ONE of the following options:
-1 free trial class available to Twin Cities residents OR
-2 classes for $25 OR
-3 class credits for $35

New students with no prior aerial experience should start with fundamental level tissu (fabric) or lyra (hoop) classes. Expect to repeat the fundamental classes until proficiency is reached (see class prerequisites under the class descriptions).


Do you have class packages?

Yes, we offer five and ten class packs for:
$90/ 5 class pass
$150/ 10 class pass
Otherwise, it’s $20/ class.


How do I pay?

After registering for a class on the MindBody site, you will be prompted to pay with a credit or debit card in our online store. If you’d rather pay in cash, please contact us.


Do you issue refunds?


No, sorry.


I purchased a Groupon; now what?

If you are using a Groupon, please email the 8-digit redemption code or bring proof of purchase to class. To schedule your classes, see ‘How do I register for a class’ question in FAQ. When payment is prompted, chose ‘Groupon Online 2 (or 3) class option’. Your account will automatically be updated with 2 (or 3) class credits. Please note that your Groupon class credits do expire 4 months after redeeming your groupon.


I’m late for class; can I still participate?

The beginning of class is super important. This is the time when we warm up and stretch our bodies. Missing this crucial time could lead to injuries we’d rather avoid, so please arrive 10-15 minutes early to allow for parking and paperwork.

We understand though that life is hectic and it’s hard to get to places on-time sometimes. If you’re going to be late by less than 10 minutes, please email, call, or text 612.208.4671 to let us know. If you’re more than 10 minutes late, then you forfeit that class credit.


What should I wear?

Aerial/Balancing/Tumbling/Yoga/Flexibility/Handstands attire: Wear comfortable and fitted clothes. Yoga pants or footless leggings are ideal as are leotards or tightly fitted tops which are long enough to tuck-in. DO NOT wear clothes with zippers as they can potentially snag and ruin the equipment.

Pole attire: Pole differs from our other acrobatic classes in that exposed skin is essential. Skin to pole contact keeps you safe because skin sticks to the pole, and clothing does not. This prevents you from slipping and allows you to maintain control over your body and movements. With that said, shorts and an athletic bra are recommended.


Can I wear jewelry?

Some jewelry is okay. Take off anything that is dangly or that could get bound up on the equipment, for example: rings, large earrings, necklaces, etc.


My hands are so dry, and I want to use lotion; is that okay?

Plan ahead on this one. Try to avoid using lotion on your palms the day of class – it ruins your grip!


Where do I park?

Street parking: $1/hour; pay the meter using the pay boxes or use the Mpls Parking app. NO PARKING – Monday through Friday, 4 – 6pm, on the north side of North 3rd St. You will get towed, and no one wants that!

Garage parking: Ramp C is the closest garage located on N 2nd Ave between N 3rd St & N 4th St; $2.50/hour.


I plan to take mass transit. Is there a bus or train to the studio?

Yes, you can train or bus. Minneapolis Metro transit Blue & Green train lines, and buses 4, 6, 17 & 18, all drop off within a couple blocks of the studio.


Is your studio available for rent?


Yes; please email us to inquire about rates.


Can I hire you to entertain for my party?

Of course! Stomping Ground Studio owner and coach, Zyra, can be hired to entertain your next event. She can perform on stilts, with a partner for ground acrobatics, and/or aerial acts. SGS has a portable aerial rig and can be set up just about anywhere for an awesome aerial show!


Do you offer private parties?


Yes, and people love them! It’s a great activity for birthdays, families, and bachelorette parties. See the ‘services’ page for more information.


What’s the best way to contact the studio?

Our primary form of contact is through email, so please, shoot us a message. If you haven’t heard back from us through email or try calling/texting 612.208.4671.


What other tips can you offer to help me be successful during my training?

It is imperative to remain focused and listen to instruction carefully. While this is a fun environment to learn, play, and grow in, the physical practice of this art demands attention for preventing injury. Maintaining mindfulness, recording accurate notes (bring a notebook!), listening to your body, and stretching and strengthening will aid you tremendously in your training and safety.

Have fun and stay positive. We are capable of a lot more than we realize!