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Interview with Empyrean Arts | Mental Health, Studio Ownership, and COVID

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Interview with PoleActive Owner Fay Shih

Today at PolePedia, we have the ultimate pleasure of interviewing PoleActive owner Fay Shih! In this interview, we get to...

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PolePedia’s mission is to promote the art of pole dancing by providing a consolidated, community-based resource.

PolePedia is a community-based resource for pole dancers across the globe.

This website is all-inclusive for every style, every body, and every gender. It doesn’t matter if you’re an exotic goddess, a gymnastic pro, a dramatic storyteller, or a lyrical genius; you’ll find something here made just for you.

Browse everything from video tutorials and complete guides to fun articles challenges. Interact with the community, request new materials, and explore your own unique pole dance journey.

Learn how to achieve a proper toe point, and exercises to improve your arch. Ace your chopper and learn why it’s bad to jump into an invert – or start with a basic climb and get a feel for doing tricks on the pole.

Browse the Latest Articles from PolePedia:

Discover new pole dancing guides, read articles, and learn tips with PolePedia’s extensive range of articles.

Enhance your training by watching video tutorials, get to know other pole dancers through our interviews, and ace your goals with helpful educational pieces. Every week, new content is released on PolePedia’s platform, so stay up to date with the pole world by exploring new articles, videos, and more on our blog.

Don’t see something you were hoping to? Add your voice! PolePedia is shaped by the community’s needs and desires, and we rely on you to tell us what you want to see next.

Share your favorite PolePedia articles and features with your friends, and enjoy the pole dance community that you help create!

Beginner’s Roadmap to Pole

You’re considering taking up pole dancing – or maybe you’ve been pole dancing for years. Whoever you are, it can be tough to find straightforward, simple answers to many common questions.

We understand it can be confusing to know where to start, or even what you’re looking for – you just want to progress. Maybe you have the question, but don’t know where to go to find the answers.

In our Roadmap to Pole, we’ve taken questions from pole dancers across the globe, crafted bite-sized answers for each, and added optional further reading articles from across our website to help you reach your pole-destination with as little confusion as possible.

Your Pole Journey is Unique

Other people can face the same obstacles, but your perspective and growth in overcoming those obstacles are uniquely you.

We all come from different backgrounds, health, experience with pushing our bodies, and it changes how we view our struggles, handle difficulty, and celebrate victories.

You know your body better than anyone else, so listen to yourself!
If something doesn’t feel right – stop, find out why, prepare, and try again. Always listen to your own individual needs – and yes, it may change from day-to-day!

By learning about and providing for those needs, you’ll see progress through astounding pole victories, muscle gains, flexibility, grace, and overall boosted mood and self-confidence.

PolePedia provides a single, community-based resource to help you work towards becoming the best version of yourself, whether the key is confidence in who you are, your body image, finding your passion, or a mix of all three.

Global Pole Studio Map

At PolePedia, we want pole dancers across the world to be safe and have access to a studio near them.

We’ve created a global Pole Studio Map so no matter where you are in the world, you can find a studio near you. 

This pole studio map is community-fueled, requiring the help of pole dancers worldwide to submit changes to pre-existing studios, add new studios to the map, and help their fellow pole dancers. View the map to find a studio near you, or submit information!

Discover Your Studio

Explore: Pole Dance Move Dictionary

Help Wanted!

We are looking for a pole partner to help us expand our free Pole Dance Move Dictionary.

PolePedia has released a community-based Pole Dance Move Dictionary. This dictionary is meant to help pole dancers of all levels reference pole tricks and moves from a variety of categories.

Every pole trick listed in this dictionary offers a complete view of the movement, with both written instructions and a video overview to help guide you through each step, complete with:

1. Move Name and Alternate Names
2. Pre-requisite Moves
3. Skill Level and Pole Type
4. Points of Contact
5. Move Category

Beyond that, there is also a section to help you through common mistakes, safety tips, and any additional information that many pole dancers struggled with before.

Best of all? It’s completely free.

Why? Because learning how to pole dance safely shouldn’t cost you money.

LEARN A NEW POLE MOVE:

Beginner, Trick

Basic Body Rolls

These Basic Body Rolls are a versatile, slinky move that you can incorporate into any pole dance routine. Body rolls are perfect to use as a spacer in a song, or a highlighted move in more sensual flow. Body rolls also help you get used to exploring how your body can move in pole dancing. They are an excellent aid for working on flow and fluidity at a beginner level – not to mention they are fun!

Intermediate, Trick

Tabletop Tuck

Difficulty: Intermediate Category: Trick Type: Static Pole Points of Contact: 3 Also Known As: Tuck Pre-requisite Moves: Tabletop Hold The Tabletop Tuck is a versatile move that can help you transition into a variety of other pole moves and provides a unique shape...

Beginner, Spin

Steparound Spin

The Steparound Spin is a fun, versatile spin that is perfect for gathering momentum to transition into other spins and moves, but also looks lovely on its own. This spin can be incorporated into any pole dance routine no matter the level.

With no pre-requisite moves necessary, this is a perfect spin to learn if you are a beginner. The steparound spin is also known as the front spin, basic spin, or around the world. While it can be done on spin pole, it’s best performed on static pole so you have better control over your momentum.

Intermediate, Trick

Jasmine

The Jasmine is a great intermediate move that opens up a variety of sideways spins and flips. It is also an excellent way to transition into inverted moves by simply moving the hand positioning without performing a basic invert.

(FREE) Home Poling Handbook

In this guide, PolePedia discusses several aspects of poling at home from the very beginning of the poling journey.

We assume that you don’t know anything about poles and are looking for a guide to not just help you purchase a home pole, but to truly understand what you want out of a pole and which one is the right choice for you.

This guide is short enough to be read in one sitting but long enough to be comprehensive. You can read it all the way through, or jump around from section to section.

Every poler’s home poling setup looks a little different, and it’s important to find the right pole for you and your space.

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