When to Take a Break from Pole

We’ve all had concerns about how much pole is too much. Maybe that little twinge wasn’t nothing after all. How do you tell...

What is the Push Pull Method in Pole Dancing?

If you have done any exploration into the different types of holds and hand positions that you can use in pole dancing,...

The Origin and History of Pole Dancing

Like all dance, pole dancing has an origin and a history. In our case, multiple cultures seem to have developed...

Choreography Series: Desperado

Today’s choreography is hosted by Priscilla (Sophia Minx) and Guest Starring the adorable pooch Marcel. We’ll be dancing to...

Review: Complete Foundations to Pole Acrobatics by Dr. Ken Pole Ninja

In today’s article, the PolePedia team will be reviewing The Foundations for Pole Acrobatics, a course by Dr. Kenneth Kao, otherwise known as Dr. Ken Pole Ninja. 

Interview with USPDF Gold Medalist Sophia Minx

Prefer to read the interview? Read the transcript: Destynnie Hey everyone! We are here today with Sophia Minx, and she just...

Tips for Dancing on Spin Pole

Anyone who has worked with a static and a spin pole knows that they are two completely different beasts. Of course, for...

Pole Dancing at Home During COVID-19

The corona virus, known as COVID-19, is affecting us on a global scale. Quarantines and lockdowns are in effect, the CDC is...

11 Lessons in Performing for YOU

Sophia Minx here, taking you under my wing, and into my mind for this week’s article – Performing for YOU, with 11 lessons...

The Ultimate Guide to Grips and Holds

Today’s article was a request from a couple of polers in the community: different hand grips and grip variations on the...

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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.

LEARN A NEW POLE MOVE:

Beginner, Transition

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

Beginner, Spin

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!

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...

(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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