We require verbal consent in class and have a zero-consent violation policy
While we are a sex-positive class, it is not the time for sexual encounters.
Kisses, hugs, and other signs of affection are completely okay with prior consent.
We know that rope bondage is sexy and an amazing way to play with your partners, but this is a class, and we require the respect you would give to any other educator.
Clothing is required by the venue, and we will respect those policies.
Shorts and sports bras are fine if they cover what they need to.
The add/drop period is open until after the second week class. This is when people can decide to drop the course and people on the waitlisted people can be added. Some people may get into the class and realize it is too much of a commitment and decide to drop, please do this before the end of add/drop.
You will learn rope safety, basic harnesses, and rope negotiations. I teach the techniques and strategies I have learned and practiced (a lot), and I teach the skills I use in all my scenes. I will be sharing the standards I follow and expect you to also keep those standards when you are in my class. You and I will be learning for the rest of our lives and there is no one perfect way to do rope, so you will see variations.
You are expected to practice the ties during the week so that you can pass the quizzes. Some ties you will pick up in a couple of tries and others might take multiple weeks. The more you practice the quicker you will pick it up, so you do decide how fast the class goes.
This course is created in a way where you will not need a bunny. We will start tying on our own bodies then be practicing on the other riggers in the class. We require every rigger to practice being tied and tying others. A part of my values as a rigger is to always feel on my body what I plan on doing to on others. As an example, I will never hit a someone else with a cane I have not felt on my own body. I take this value into my teachings as well.
The class after I introduce a tie you will be quizzed on that tie. To pass the quiz you must be able to complete the tie with no help from me. You may take a quiz as many times you need to.
When you have passed all the quizzes you will be able to take the final exam. You will have 30 minutes to perform a scene that is pre-negotiated with another class member. You will need to include 3 ties of my choosing in that scene. If you do not pass this exam you will need to schedule a private class with me.
Your own rope
We have created a recommendations list here, that lists what we recommend and where to buy it.
*We do not allow cotton rope to be used in our classes.
If you are going to miss class, you are required to email me ahead of time. There are multiple ways you can catch up
Office hours (at the top of the syllabus)
Dedicated make up classes.
Booking a private class $50/hr. (This is a reduced price compared to usual)
After two or more consecutive classes missed it is required that you book a private class. If you already know you will be gone for two or more classes and let us know ahead of time, we can lower the price.
If you communicate with us, we can make things work, but unless it is an immediate emergency, we cannot excuse no call no shows.
Though riggers do not need a bunny they are still allowed to attend. We charge $50 per bunny because you will still learn so much from just watching and listening.
We highly recommend bunnies to take this course even if you do not want to be a rigger. Knowing if a rigger is creating proper safe ties could save your life. If you do not want to be a top at all and still want to attend, you must have a rigger who is signed up.
You will be expected to practice the ties you learn after each class. It is very evident when someone has not practiced their ties. The more time you spend with rope in your hands the faster you will be at learning the next ties.
This is a tentative schedule that will change as we figure out your groups learning pace. Some groups will move through the course quicker than others.