10 Pole Moves for the ABSOLUTE Beginner

Are you a new pole dancer? Maybe you’ve just got your first pole. If so, that’s exciting! Check out our free Home Poling...

How to Become More Flexible for Pole Dancing

The Benefits of Stretching Learning to become more flexible isn’t just a great benefit to your pole dancing, but it’s also...

Active VS. Passive Flexibility

In the world of pole, flexibility can be just as important as strength. Unfortunately, it’s not as well discussed as it...

The Benefits of Pole Dancing

What Are the Benefits of Pole Dancing? There are several physical and mental benefits to pole dancing. Whether you’ve been...

Lotion, Your Skin, and Pole Dancing

One of the first lessons you learn in pole dancing is not to use lotion. It is a mantra repeated by many instructors:...

Pole Dancing on Your Period

Pole dancing is fun, exciting, and fulfilling…until Aunt Flow comes around and you have three back-to-back pole dancing...

How to Point Your Toes Properly and Achieve a Better Arch

Let’s have some real talk here. If you didn’t come to pole from a dance background, having “point your toes” yelled at you...

What Can You Use as Pole Grip At Home? DIY Grips DEBUNKED!

If there’s anything you can count on in the pole world, it’s that we aren’t afraid to improvise and make use of what works in the moment, especially when it’s the day of a big pole class and you want to nail that latest trendy trick. Here are some of the most adventurous pole grips we’ve found on the internet, debunked and confirmed.

Eco-Friendly Pole Dancing

As a pole dancer, it’s hard to find environmentally friendly products. Whether we’re working with plastic grip bottles,...

The 14 Best Pole Dancing for Beginners Tips: Dance Smarter, Not Harder

We rounded up our best pole dancing for beginners tips into one convenient place. From dancing safely to boosting your self-esteem, this guide covers all the must-knows and pro tricks you need to get the most out of pole dancing.

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5 Ways: Improve Your Grip WITHOUT Grip Aid

5 Ways: Improve Your Grip WITHOUT Grip Aid

In the alluring world of pole dancing, whether you're twirling in the studio, showing off in a competition, or sashaying in a club, one thing's for sure – a solid grip can make or break your performance… But let’s face it, we often find ourselves in a sticky situation, quite literally, relying on those trusty bottles of grip aid to keep us from sliding down the pole like melting ice cream.

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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.

Ultimate Grip Aid Guide for Pole Dancers

Pole grip comes in a variety of forms. Some are liquids, others are gels, lotions, sprays, or resins. So, which one do you choose?

If you’re feeling lost in the world of grip aids and trying to determine which one is right for you, or if you even need grip aids in the first place, this is the place to look.

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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.


Beginner, Invert, Trick

Butterfly Handstand

Difficulty: Beginner Category: Tricks, Pose, Inverted Type: With heels / Without heels Points of Contact: 2 Also Known As: Handstand Pre-requisite Moves: N/A This butterfly handstand is a great way to prep before learning butterfly aerially as it allows you to...

Intermediate, Trick


Teddy is a a versatile trick that can be used in exotic routines with wide legs, or in artistic performances by modifying the leg positioning.

Intermediate, Trick

Brass Monkey

The Brass Monkey is a great intermediate trick to help you get more comfortable with inverted moves. It presents a comfortable leg-hand style grip to set up a wide range of inverted moves and creates a beautiful transition itself.

Advanced, Invert

Shoulder Mount

The Shoulder Mount is an important step in your pole dancing journey that unlocks a new set of movements and allows you to start putting your own spin on different entrances to inverted moves

(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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