About SuChen

photo (7)SuChen Gee, the owner of Ophidia Studio, embodies the power and potential of pole dancing and aerial arts. While she had been active her entire life, a devastating accident left her with serious back and neck injuries, which resulted in chronic pain. She tried to regain her strength through her old fitness routines – swimming, walking and cycling – but the pain proved too much. She even found a senior water aerobics class too difficult – and wondered if she could even live without pain again.

At 42, coaxed into trying a pole class by a friend, SuChen was surprised – and elated – to find that pole fitness had no impact on her back and neck. It was love at first class. She lost over 45 pounds, saw the pain diminish, gained core strength and flexibility – and quickly progressed to advanced levels, despite no formal dance or gymnastics training.

As an instructor and business owner, SuChen has made it her mission to change the lives on women and men of all ages and fitness backgrounds through the aerial and pole arts. She has taught over 500 hours of pole and aerial classes to thousands of students and brought aerial performances to events and venues across the Treasure Valley.

And while her career started in retail management and corporate marketing, she has found her passion as a small business owner promoting wellness and in a results-oriented, unique and safe setting. Sign up for a class today – SuChen’s enthusiasm is infectious.

Contact

danceophidia@gmail.com (208) 409-2403

Hours

Sunday: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Monday-Thursday: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Saturday: see workshop schedule

Location

2615 West Kootenai Street
Boise, Idaho 83705

 

Policies

We at Ophidia Studio appreciate your business and want to continue to offer the quality and variety of classes that often can not be found at any other dance studio in Boise. Please read the policies below that help us to continue offering our quality classes at affordable rates!

Class Registration & Attendance:

Pre-registration is required for any & all classes you wish to attend. Clients who pre-register are given first priority on attendance; many of our classes have limited space and walk-in clients are not guaranteed admittance to class. Classes with three (3) or less clients registered 12 hours prior to class time are subject to cancellation at management’s discretion. Please register in advance to assist us with managing our convenient schedule and small class sizes!

Attendance in our pole and aerial classes are monitored for safety & liability reasons. First-time pole and aerial students should first attend a minimum of 5 intro classes to be admitted to beginner and all level classes.  For instance, first time pole students should take at least 5 intro to pole classes to take beginner class. Same for aerial classes. To advance within our pole and aerial level curriculum, clients must test into the next level with their instructor to demonstrate their capability to advance to the next level. Once clients pass the level test, then client’s name is entered into the skills binder for all instructors to be notified.  Pole and aerial students with previous pole dance experience, who are visiting Ophidia Studio for the first-time, should email us at danceophidia@gmail.com for an email consultation on the appropriate level placement.

Refund Policy:

All sales are final. In the event a class is missed due to illness, injury or other emergency – please contact management directly at danceophidia@gmail.com or call/text 208-409-2403 to discuss rescheduling your class. Expiration date extensions will not be granted, unless due to extreme emergency – expiration date forgiveness may be granted on a case-by-case basis. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of the expiration date of classes & class packages.

Late Cancel/No-Show Policy:

Ophidia Studio offers a hassle-free class cancellation policy up to twelve (12) hours prior to class time. Any pre-paid class credits will then be placed back onto your account for future use. All cancellations less than twelve (12) hours prior to the class will be considered a “late cancel”.  Clients who register for a class but do not attend will be considered a “no show”.

For both “late cancel” and “no show” events, the following will occur:

Clients with drop-in class packages will have a class credit removed from their current class pass. Clients with any contract or Unlimited Passes will be assessed a $10 fee for each late cancel or no show. Students must settle any negative balances prior to attending any future classes. Thank you in advance for your consideration – your understanding of our policies allows us to continue to offer you our quality classes at affordable prices!

Exceptions to this policy may be made at the discretion of the management only.

Using the Waitlist Option:

For your convenience, we offer a “waitlist” option for classes that are full. Clients on the waitlist may be added to class up to 2 hours before class time, in the event of any late cancelations from other registered members. Notifications will be made via email MindBody’s auto-email program; clients should “opt-in” for auto-emails & class reminders from their MindBody account to receive such notifications.

Please keep in mind that signing up for the waitlist is considered committing to attend the class. Clients who are added from the waitlist to class are then held to standard attendance policies, even if added to class outside of the early cancelation window. Therefore, late cancel/no shows may apply if the client no longer wishes to attend class after being moved from the waitlist to the class registration.

If a client is NOT moved from the waitlist to the class registration, no penalties will occur. Clients can manage their waitlist registration online at any time through their MindBody registration portal – if a client remains on the active waitlist, they may remove themselves from the waitlist at any time without penalty.

Privacy & Class Conduct:

Safety and comfort are of utmost priority at Ophidia Studio. Clients are expected to be respectful and attentive in classes. Exercises should be limited to those directed by your instructor. Students who chose to attempt exercises outside those being taught in class may be asked to leave class with no refunds. At times, your instructor may not allow you to attempt a new technique… please understand this decision is for safety reasons as he/she may not feel comfortable spotting you or she may feel your body is not quite ready to attempt the technique.

We ask that cell phones be turned off or placed on silent during class to avoid disruptions. Please keep conversations with classmates to a minimum. While we love that you are excited to see your friends in class, loud conversations are disruptive to your other classmates and may cause you to miss important instruction or exercise cues from your instructor!

Video and photos are not permitted during class. After class is completed, if there is time prior to the next class, your instructor may allow you to take photos or videos if you wish. Please keep in mind that your classmates may not want to be in your photo or video – it is important to ask them first or to ensure your image does not contain others in it.

Many of our classes simply require yoga pants & a t-shirt. Minimum attire for classes is shorts and sports bra. All intimate body parts must be covered at all times.  See class descriptions for more details on attire for the various types of classes. Students wearing inappropriate attire may be asked to leave class with no refunds given.  If at any time you feel uncomfortable in class, for any reason, please let your instructor know immediately or contact us after class by email or phone.

Private Party Bookings & Deposits:

In order to reserve your preferred date and time for a private party, we require a non-refundable deposit.  The deposit will be applied towards the total cost of the party/workshop. Any other outstanding balances must be paid the day of your private event upon arrival at the studio.

PLEASE NOTE: party deposits are non-refundable. We will always attempt to accommodate rescheduling the time of your party within the same day, depending on availability, with no penalty. Due to the popularity of our private parties, a $25 rescheduling fee will be required to move your event to a different date. Any private party cancellations will lose the deposit.  Exceptions to this policy may be made due to extenuating circumstances at the sole discretion of the studio management.

Inclement Weather Policy:

At any time, the studio may chose to cancel classes in the case of inclement weather/dangerous travel conditions. Should the weather forecast be calling for potentially hazardous conditions, the studio will send out an e-mail and post on social media sites as early as possible to alert students to the possibility of a cancellation. Once alerted, we will endeavor to make the call and communicate cancellations a minimum of 2 hours before the posted start time of the class. The primary method of communication with clients is on facebook and email – it is the responsibility of the client to ensure a valid email is on their account and they have “opted-in” for studio & class notifications. Clients can also monitor our social media pages for up-to-date notifications:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ophidiastudiorocks

Instagram: @ophidiastudioboise

Email: danceophidia@gmail.com

If the studio cancels classes due to weather, all registrations will be early-cancelled and any applicable class credits will be returned to the students’ accounts. No extensions, refunds, or credits will be given for clients with unlimited memberships.

If the studio chooses to run classes and keep the studio open, but a student chooses not to travel to class at their own discretion, the student should notify the studio as soon as possible prior to class start time. Studio management may then choose to early cancel the student’s registration, at management discretion. No refunds will be provided for students who no-show or late cancel in such circumstances, without reasonable notification to management in advance. For Workshops and Parties, exceptions to the no-refund policy may be made at the discretion of management and with reasonable advance notice.

These policies supersede any previously posted policies and any previously dated policies on written documents including those outlined in electronic membership contracts and may be changed at any time at the discretion of Ophidia Studio management.