Massage Ball Guide for Back and Shoulders

In previous guides, we talked about how there are different types of massage balls, places to avoid rolling, and what massage balls are. These massage ball guides teach you how to relieve your stiff neck and release tight leg muscles, but today we are going to cover a different area of the body: the shoulders and back.

The Anatomy of a Pole Dance Heel

A pole dance heel isn’t just a heel, it’s a tool. It’s a sexy, fun, flirty tool, but without it, half of the things we do,...

Tips to Creating a Killer Competition Entry Video

When you first decide to enter a juried competition, it can be daunting to figure out what exactly to showcase or leave out...

Inverted Crucifix Tutorial

Hello everyone! Welcome to our Inverted Crucifix tutorial. We’ll walk you through each step from arm position, to getting...

15-Minute Flow Warmup

Pole fam, you've spoken, and we listened! After our article on how to use your hands for expressive pole dancing, many of...

Interview with Flaunt Fitness | Studio Management, Virtual Classes, and COVID

In today's interview, Elliot chats with Pinki, the owner of Flaunt Fitness in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania!     We discuss...

How to Do a Basic Climb

A proper pole climb is an important part of pole dancing, helping you move up and down the pole with ease and grace. It’s...

What to Bring to Your First Class

Before your first class, it can be tough knowing what to bring, what to wear, and what you may wish you had brought. Below,...

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.

Combating Low Energy and Fatigue in Pole

Why Am I So Tired? Periodic fatigue is normal. It’s natural, and dare say it, it’s common. Chronic fatigue, on the other...

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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.


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Pirouette Variations

The Pirouette is an eye-catching transition that you can work into almost any pole dance routine; once you feel comfortable with the basic pirouette, you can start experimenting with variations

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Rockstar Spin

The rockstar spin is a great spin to add to any routine where you need to emphasize through a power spin, makes the rockstar spin name very fitting!

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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...

(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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