Anastasia Sokolova’s Course Stolen by Pole Press?

Renowned pole dancer Anastasia Sokolova has recently come out with a video denouncing the platform Pole Press for stealing her course, which was several years worth of work providing her knowledge of pole dancing to the community.

LUPIT POLE vs. X-POLE | Stage Pole Review + Learn Tips for the Pole Sit!

LUPIT POLE vs X-POLE - who will win?? Today on the PolePedia show, Kim...

(Discussion) Staying Motivated at Home

Today we discuss ways you can stay motivated while pole dancing at home, and in the On The Pole section of this show, Kim Kida demos several tips for the Chair Spin!

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.

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.

Browse the Latest Articles from PolePedia:

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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Massage Ball Guide for Back and Shoulders
Massage Ball Guide for Back and Shoulders

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.

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:

BeginnerFloorwork

Basic Leg Waves

These Basic Leg Waves are a gorgeous way to showcase grace in any floorwork routine. These do not require the pole at all and can be done in a standalone floorwork setting. The key to leg waves isn’t flexibility – though it does help – nor is it necessarily coordination, which comes with practice. The key to good leg waves is keeping everything loose. Your legs will constantly be moving and bending, and you get to decide how wide and showy (or how small and simple) each leg wave is.

IntroductoryGrip

Waist Pocket Hold

The Waist Pocket Hold is a valuable support for many other holds. Here, the pole will rest in the small of your waist. For more advanced pole dancers, you will use this grip as you lean back into your Chopper or Basic Invert, or to hold your Yogini. Beginner pole dance moves that utilize the waist pocket grip is the High Kick Hold, Backspin, or for Pole Abs conditioning.

IntermediateSpin

Carousel Spin

The Carousel Spin is a gorgeous move that can be performed on either static or spinning pole. In this spin, you will be facing the pole and bringing the knees together and up, holding your body away from the pole.

Because you are holding your entire body weight away from the pole, it is important that you have practiced and understand the concepts of the Push - Pull method required when performing this spin.