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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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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.


Intermediate, Invert, Trick

Basic Headstand, Pole Assisted

A Basic Headstand is a great way to start playing with shapes on the pole. Not only does it make a great photoshoot move or ending pose for a show-stopping routine, but as you become more advanced, you can also tweak it to give you a dynamic transition onto the pole.

Introductory, Transition

Backslide, Pole Assisted

The pole-assisted Backslide is a sexy, cheeky way to add a little flare to your pole routine, helping you get from the pole to the floor or transition into low spins. Adding wonderful shapes to your overall routine, this is a fun basic transition to sprinkle in, and it can be modified however you'd like for extra drama. Add a little body wave as you move down the pole, add in leg waves, or do it with (or without) heels for your own unique effect.

Intermediate, Floorwork

Windmill, Pole Assisted

The Windmill is a dynamic and flashy floorwork move that makes for a great centerpiece in any routine. By stringing together several basic movements, this move becomes a semi-complex intermediate move that requires mild flexibility and coordination. By practicing individual small movements, it becomes a showy fluid motion that will really make an impact in the routine. This movement may be complex to look at, but it is fun to chain together with other leg circles, waves, and pop-ups.

Beginner, Floorwork

Leg Circles, Pole Assisted

Leg Circles are fun and showy, making them an excellent choice for pole-assisted floorwork. This motion looks great whether you are in heels or barefoot, and you can speed them up or slow them down as you’d like to match music effects.

(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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