Interview with Power Bar Fit | Studio Closures, COVID, and Pole Safety

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Shoulder Flexibility

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Tips for Male Pole Dancers

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Inverted Crucifix Tutorial

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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.

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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.

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Interview with Fun Pole Fitness | Studio Closures, COVID Concerns, and Community Support
Interview with Fun Pole Fitness | Studio Closures, COVID Concerns, and Community Support

Interview with Fun Pole Fitness | Studio Closures, COVID Concerns, and Community Support

Today, Elliot is talking to Kimberly from Fun Pole Fitness in San Diego, CA - with a special guest-star from the cool cats Bear and Lily! We discuss who Kimberly is, her experience owning Fun...

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.

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!

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.

Explore the PolePedia 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 dance move today:

BeginnerSpin

Chair Spin

The Chair Spin is an elegant, graceful beginner pole trick to begin learning about how momentum works with the legs in motion away from the pole. It is an excellent spin for the beginner pole dancer who has already taken the time to familiarize themselves with how some of the other spins feel.

This move requires the Push – Pull Method, which means you will need to push away from the pole with your bottom arm, and pull your body up – keeping the shoulders down and engaged – with your top arm.

IntermediateGrip

Elbow Grip

The Elbow Grip uses the meaty inside part (the “crook”) of the elbow to wrap the pole, locking your weight in against the pole. This is typically demonstrated in inverted moves such as Ayesha and Jade, or as a variation to Split Grip, or even as an alternative to Baseball Grip in upright spins.

BeginnerTrick

Fan Kick

The Fan Kick is a graceful beginner pole trick that engages the whole body. From the hands, which are held in a stronghold grip and keeping your bodyweight up, to the activation of the core that tilts the pelvis up and helps the legs sweep wide, to the legs themselves, which are sweeping around the body with grace and dexterity.

This beginner pole trick is a versatile move, allowing you to add some flare to any pole dance routine, provide a way around the pole, or help you gain momentum for a follow-up trick in more advanced levels.