Non-Pole Classes

Now that you have your foundation in Lyra, come advance your tricks and spins hanging from our Summerlin studio ceiling! Your upper body and core strength will sky rocket, and your flexibility, balance, and body awareness will be ridiculous! Prerequisite: Must have previous two months in Intro to Lyra.

Wanna give your grip strength and flexibility a new challenge without adding bruises or needing calluses? Then come learn the art of playing in aerial hammocks! It’s not only one of the most comfortable aerial apparatus that you can play in, but it will allow you to enhance your dance awareness, your flexibility and strength simultaneously! See you there in your aerial wear! *Please wear yoga leggings and a top that is form fitting and covers your torso. Prerequisite: All levels welcome.

Come take your skills to new heights! Beginner to Intermediate Lyra will increase your strength, flexibility, and overall body awareness. In this class you will learn basic aerial strength skills, inversions, spins, which will be the building blocks for dynamic sequencing and more advanced skills. Most importantly, we will have fun hanging from the ceiling in our Summerlin studio! Prerequisite: All levels welcome. Please wear leggings.

Welcome to Burlesque! Follow along with this collection of sexy, sweaty and simple Burlesque-style dance routines designed to stretch and tone your body. Let loose to classic burlesque themes, popular songs and other fun & crazy beats while conditioning your body like a dancer! Learn how to isolate different parts of your body, lengthen and tone, also fusing elements of belly dance, Pilates & yoga in a way you can show off. This class is set up like a show or Burlesque revue; each song introduces another element to your dance style, workout, and learning process. Very simple routines slowly introduce moves while loosening your body and lifting your heart rate, then gradually become more complex and interactive, finally culminating in a grand finale and some floor work that’s great for the arms & core. Prerequisite: All levels welcome.

Ready to tone, tighten, & lift your behind? Including cardio, abs, arms and stretching, this class is all about targeting your booty for full body invigorating workout. Fun, upbeat and for all fitness levels. We will teach you the secrets to sculpting a beautiful butt and toning your upper body and abs. You will see and feel results quickly and be stronger for pole! Bring your runners/sneakers. Prerequisite: All levels welcome.

This class is Sexy meets Fun! Learn slow sensual floor, wall and chair moves that will tone your abs, butt and legs. Classes will consist of a combination of exotic dancing, jazz, lap dancing and floor work, creating a dance that will make you feel sexy and powerful! You are welcome to bring your heels and a zipper/button up shirt to remove! Prerequisite: All levels welcome.

This class is about moving your body to different rhythms and tempos while having a blast! You will learn hip hop and lyrical plus country and salsa. We provide a verity of dance techniques while making you sweat. This is the first and only class that offers dual instructors in order to combine the ideas of solo and partner dancing. Bring a friend or just come and meet like minded individuals who love to dance just like you! With a no judgment zone and tones of fun, try this class and become more dynamic with your inner dancing diva. Prerequisite: All levels welcome.

Get Ready, to Kick your Fit back into high gear with FIT-BOMB BootCamp! You’ll be combining bodyweight exercises, kickboxing, and some self defense, to have you burning calories, strengthening muscles, and releasing frustrations. Come ready to move! Prerequisite: All fitness levels welcome.

A combination of yoga-inspired sexy floor moves from body rolls, body waves, legs switches, shoulder stands, arms balancing and stretching techniques specific to advance your splits and back flexibility. This Flexibility & Floor Work class helps you have a broader knowledge of what can be done OFF the pole. Heels and leg warmers suggested. Prerequisite: All levels welcome.
This class has influences from contortion, flexibility, acrobatics, balancing that makes the student gain fluidity, creativity, body awareness and confidence. There will be a first part that focuses on flexibility, lines and balance, then the actual dance blending in what we worked at beginning of class. Heels and leg warmers suggested. Prerequisite: All levels welcome.

This class will cover musicality, flowing from movement to movement and go-go/club style choreography. The choreography section will help you lock in staple ‘go-go’ movements as well as putting the musicality into play. Prerequisite: All levels welcome.

Jonny is experienced with Mongolian Contortion & Yoga. Get ready to take your flexibility to the next level whilst training safely. Learn how to properly balance on your hands using the proper techniques Jonny has learned over the years of training handbalance and contortion. Prerequisite: All levels welcome.

Hoop fitness is a fun and energetic class where students will learn warm ups, combinations, and tricks with hula hoops. Since everyone progresses at a different pace and excels in different areas, students will explore many aspects of hula hooping during a class. Hoop fitness is a class where you can have fun, learn new skills, expand on your talent, and get fit all at the same time! Prerequisite: All levels welcome. Hoops provided.

Join us for a blissful, inspired experience with Inspired Yoga Flow. You are invited to relax & unwind from the external world, with a fun, inspiring, & playful, vinyasa flow practice. We will create a sacred space for grounding, relaxation, & movement. Focusing on alignment and breath… you will learn to flow from your heart each time you step on your mat. Expect gentle, hands-on adjustments & a final relaxation leaving you refreshed & renewed. Prerequisite: All levels welcome.

Come take your skills to new heights! Intro to Lyra will increase your strength, flexibility, and overall body awareness. In this class you will learn basic aerial strength skills, inversions, spins, which will be the building blocks for dynamic sequencing and more advanced skills. Most importantly, we will have fun hanging from the ceiling of our studio in Summerlin. Prerequisite: All levels welcome. Please wear leggings.

Come learn all the hottest Hip Rotations, Isolation’s, Body Roles and Booty Shaking movements. Flirt with your Eyes, Lips and Hips. Learn how to move like the experts in our fun routines you will learn in every class! Tighten and strengthen your physic, feel more confident and sexy in every day life, from this Beginner / Intermediate class. Prerequisite: All levels welcome.

A splash of burlesque, a shot of hip-hop swag, and a drop of attitude topped with a touch of sensuality. ***Women consuming Liquid Funk experience an increase in confidence and may exude high levels of sex appeal. Liquid Funk is highly addictive and should only be consumed in a sexy environment*** Prerequisite: All levels welcome.

Let’s get strong and fit for pole! This class incorporates the principles of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) using both bodyweight exercises and free weight implements to help you rapidly build strength and endurance in your pole practice. You will see and feel results quickly! Bring your runners/sneakers. Prerequisite: All fitness levels welcome!

This class is Boot Camp for Pole! We will help you improve your balance and core strength for pole and overall general fitness. You will learn pole techniques with proper body and hand positioning and gain upper body and core strength with this unique strength building workout. Together we will build your confidence, strength, and posture, and yes it’s fun! Prerequisite: All levels welcome.

This class starts out with a few exercises to tone & tighten your sexy booty into a ROCK BOTTOM – followed by a short Twerk routine to show off that fine behind! Werk & Twerk It People! Prerequisite: All levels welcome.

Stretching in an important part of getting in shape and staying fit. Together we will be stretching our hamstrings, quads, and opening up our hips to one day perform the splits. We will be stretching our back and other major joins for overall body flexibility, making pole work easier and improve injury prevention. This stretch class is also a perfect way to set a calm tone to your busy work week. Prerequisite: All levels welcome.

Have you always wanted to do the splits? Or perhaps a back arch? How is your core strength coming along? Come to our stretching and abs class, and we will help you improve your flexibility and abdominal and core strength safely. Remember that it takes dedication to reach your fitness goals. We are here to motivate and educate you on how to safely improve your flexibility and strength while having fun. Prerequisite: All levels welcome.

Get ready to learn lots of way to bounce that booty while burning TONS of calories! In this class we will master basic to advanced twerking moves & learn choreography that will have your hips, buns, thighs, calves & core on fire! You’ll improve your booty popping skills while slimming your waist & toning your legs! We will be on the floor, on the wall & all over in this class having a TWERKTASTIC time! No experience necessary! Prerequisite: All levels welcome.

Have you ever wanted to dance like a video vixen? Now you can! Come enjoy a 60 min sassy, hip hop meets jazz funk, cardio session with video vixen, model, choreographer & dancer, AlliZen James! She will teach you dance combinations that will provide a full body workout like no other. In Video Vixen, we create a club atmosphere where women can let loose, forget their worries & unleash their inner Beyonce & Rihanna! All while completing intense muscle toning movements disguised by clever choreography, loud music & FUN! Prerequisite: All levels welcome.

Knoxville’s Premiere Pole Dance, and Boutique Fitness Studio, Sheer Inspiration Pole Fitness, has been bringing the art and sport of Pole Dance to the Knoxville area since 2007.
Pole Dance for Fitness is a workout for modern day women who are looking for a fun & effective way to get in shape, both inside and out! Our studio offers private and group instruction in all aspects of Pole Dance, as well as Accessory classes that focus on Movement, Conditioning, and Flexibility. Our thoughtful curriculum is designed to allow you to move at your own unique pace, building your strength and skills organically. Spacing is limited in all my classes, so to ensure your spot in class ALL classes require pre-registration through my online booking system.
In addition to the overwhelming physical benefits, Pole Dance helps improve confidence, self-esteem, and body image. When you feel comfortable in your own skin, and your sexuality becomes part of who you are, you begin to feel sensual, revitalized, and empowered. Sometimes women tend to feel a little repressed but want to take control of their sexuality somehow. You will be instantly hooked by the positive emotional and physical benefits the ego-free Pole environment provides; you will not only feel the transformation, but everyone around you will be able to see the new you. Pole doesn’t discriminate due to age, size, or current physical condition. ANYONE can participate in our classes and we strive to be completely inclusive offering something for everyone. It’s a liberating feeling to be in your skin, feel sexy, more secure, and at ease with your whole self. Pole provides an amazing workout that combines cardio with muscle toning, while enhancing your flexibility, posture, and range of motion. Our techniques and the strength training greatly improve a large variety of muscles; your core, pecs, buttocks, biceps, triceps, and shoulders are just a few. Because the pole techniques are presented in an accessible, buildable, and entertaining way, you will be able to perform spectacular spins around the pole after only one session of training. Let Pole give you the opportunity to explore your sexy side while building unparalleled strength and confidence.
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Best Dance Poles for Home Use in 2019

Options: Width, Material, Static/Spin

Besides these 3 main types of dance poles, you have a lot of other things to think about:

  • Static or spin?
  • Which size? (40mm, 45mm, 50mm, 53mm)
  • Which pole finish? (Chrome, Stainless Steel, Powder-Coated, Brass, etc)

There are a few articles on this site that will help you decide what’s best for you! So, in order to avoid repeating myself, check out these guides (all open in a new tab) if you need more information about different pole types:

  • Ultimate Portable Dance Pole Buyer’s Guide (recommended reading if you don’t know much about dance poles!)
  • All About Freestanding Dance Poles
  • Chrome, Brass, Stainless Steel? All About Pole Finishes
  • Best Pole Dancing Crash Mats for Your Safety

Best Dance Pole for Home Use in 2019

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If you’re ready to buy your dance pole, and you know what type of pole you want, here is a list of the best dance poles for sale at the moment.

1. X Pole XPERT PRO – 2018 Model

This latest XPERT Pole replaces previous versions of the X Pole XPERT. It is a portable dance pole that’s held in place by pressure/tension. The latest feature is that this pole can be switched between spin and static using your wrist, rather than the hex key needed for the previous versions.

Features of the X Pole XPERT Pro

This really is an excellent dance pole, perfect for pole dancers of all levels. X Pole are the industry leaders in pole and aerial fitness equipment.

Other features include:

  • X-LOCK – Static to Spinning in a quarter of a turn, takes less than a second
  • Bottom height adjustment – no ladders required
  • Featuring X-JOINT technology – easy to use and quick to install
  • Smooth pole from top to bottom – no transition between pole tubes
  • Articulating micro base – easy to set up, even on uneven floors
  • Diameters: 45mm (1.75”) and 40mm (1.5”)
  • Extendable height from 2275mm (7’ 6”) to 2770mm (9’ 1″) out of the box
  • Optional extensions for ceiling heights up to 3395mm (11’1”)

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2. X Pole XPERT Static/Spin Pole 2014-17 (NX) Model

So, this is basically the previous version of the XPERT Pro Pole. It has all of the same features but it requires a hex key to switch between static and spin. The reason it makes this list is because it’s the most popular pole in the world, and it’s the one that I personally use in my bedroom at the moment. I have no doubt that this pole will last forever.

The X Pole XPERT is suitable for home and professional use by pole dancers of all levels. It’s suitable for brand new beginners and experienced experts.

Read our full review of the X Pole XPERT 2014-17 Model

  • Fully removable, the pole is held in place with no need for fixtures on the ceiling
  • Easy installation and removal, the pole can be installed in about 15 minutes and then taken down in 5 minutes
  • Bottom loading, so no need for ladders to install
  • Completely portable and breaks down into pieces for easy transportation
  • Comes with a 2-piece carry case for the pole and all its pieces
  • Minimum ceiling height: 7’4″
  • Maximum ceiling height: 9′ (extensions are available separately for taller ceilings)
  • Micro-articulating base for use on uneven floor surfaces
  • The user can easily switch between ‘static’ and ‘spin’ modes
  • Completely smooth from top to bottom, you cannot feel the transition between pole pieces
  • Available in Chrome, Brass, Stainless Steel, Titanium Gold, Silicone, or Powder-Coated Finishes
  • Different widths available are 40mm, 45mm, 50mm

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3. Lupit Pole Classic

Lupit Pole makes a range of different portable dance poles for use at home, in clubs or in dance studios. The first, and most popular is the Lupit Pole Classic. This is a fully removable, portable dance pole that’s held in place between the floor and the ceiling. Like most portable dance poles available, there’s no drilling required! Everything you need to install the pole comes inside the box and it can be easily installed within 10-15 minutes.

The main features of this sturdy dance pole are:

  • Quick and easy to install and remove
  • Can be switched between static and spin
  • Extendable from 2100mm to 2800mm (7″ – 9.2″) with extra extensions available for taller ceilings
  • Quality rubber surface
  • Unique upper disc flex system
  • Patented safety block nut
  • Available in 42mm or 45mm width
  • Available in a stainless steel or chrome finish

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4. Lil Mynx Rotator Dance Pole

Lil Mynx is another long-term manufacturer of dance poles. The “Rotator” Dance Pole has a cleverly designed bearing in the base that allows the pole to spin. There’s a button the base of the pole to switch the pole between static and spin.

This is a removable pole, however, it is a one-piece pole, and does require permanent a ceiling mount, which is a small hook and can be used for decorative items when the pole is not in use.

Main Features:

  • Fully removable, the pole is held in place with a fixed ceiling mount (hook) but can be taken down with ease
  • Minimum ceiling height: 8′
  • Maximum ceiling height: 10′ (if your ceiling is between 9-10ft, then you will need an extra extension piece, available as an extra when you buy from their website)
  • Anti-slip floor pad for use on tiles or wooden floor surfaces
  • Completely smooth from top to bottom, you cannot feel the transition between pole pieces
  • Available in a Stainless Steel Finish, a popular and durable finish for dance poles
  • Different widths available are either 45mm or 50mm
  • Comes with a stylish and handy storage/carry-case

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5. X Pole SPORT (Static Only)

Some people don’t want a pole that can spin, and a static-only pole is much more affordable, starting at just $120 for an X Pole SPORT. The X Pole SPORT is suitable for home and professional use by pole dancers of all levels. It’s a perfect pole for brand new beginners and experienced experts to perform static moves.

Read our full review of the X Pole SPORT here

Main Features:

  • Fully removable, the pole is held in place with no need for fixtures on the ceiling
  • Easy installation and removal, the pole can be installed in about 15 minutes and then taken down in 5 minutes
  • Bottom loading, so no need for ladders to install
  • Completely portable and breaks down into pieces for easy transportation
  • Comes with a complete carry case for the pole and all its pieces
  • Minimum ceiling height: 7’4″
  • Maximum ceiling height: 9′ (extensions are available separately for taller ceilings)
  • Micro-articulating base for use on uneven floor surfaces
  • Stationary, static-only dance pole
  • Completely smooth from top to bottom, you cannot feel the transition between pole pieces
  • Available in Chrome, Brass, Stainless Steel, Titanium Gold, Silicone, or Powder-Coated Finishes
  • Different widths available are 40mm, 45mm, 50mm

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So, there you have it – our list for the best dance poles for home use (well, removable/portable dance poles at least!) You should also check out our list of 6 dance poles available for under $200, which also includes the X Pole SPORT!

Happy poling!

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Pole dance pole buying guide

Thinking about buying a pole dance pole for your home? There are quite a few options available and these can be confusing, so we’ve put together this quick guide to help make choosing the ideal pole for you easier.

Firstly, consider what brand of pole you want. There are a number of poles out there, and we’ve tested lots of them. If you want to use your pole for more than just show then we recommend X-Pole – these are the poles used by professionals worldwide, in most pole studios and competitions. The build quality is superb, being safe and stable with a range of options to suit everyone. Beware of cheap ‘stripper’ poles – these are rarely suitable for pole fitness or heavy use.

Special Offer: Buy an X-Pole from Pole Motion and we’ll send you a free £15 gift card to use on your next purchase from!

Permanent or Portable:

All X-Poles are portable and can be put up and taken down whenever you like. This gives you the flexibility to dismantle your pole and take it to a friend’s house to practice or if you need the space when you have visitors. If you have a spare room or permanent space for your pole and would prefer the added security of it being screwed to the ceiling then you could try a pleasure pole.


Poles come in three diameters – 50mm, 45mm and 40mm. If in doubt, go for 45mm as this is the new industry standard and the size found in most studios and at pole dancing competitions. If you have a small grip then you may find a 40mm pole more comfortable when gripping the pole. Many pole studios now have all sizes of poles and when learning some of the harder moves the 40mm can make it easier to grip and feel more confident in the move before being ready to try it on the 45mm or 50mm.

Both the X-Pole Sport and Xpert models come ready for room heights between 2235mm (7’ 4”) to 2745mm (9″), for higher ceilings you can buy extension tubes to increase the pole height.

Type – spinning or static:

There are two distinct types of pole – spinning and static. Static poles are fixed and don’t rotate. These are ideal for beginners and are slightly lower cost than spinning poles. Spinning poles are the best of both worlds as they can be set to rotate and also be fixed in position like a static pole. This allows for more advanced moves which you may want to perform as you become more experienced with pole dancing.

The X-Pole Sport is a static pole, the X-Pole Xpert is a spinning pole.


There are different pole finishes with varying level of grip and it is down to personal preference which is the right one for you.

Chrome is the most common finish that you’ll find on poles, and chrome poles have the chrome/silver appearance that most people expect from a pole. It also gives a good grip, so is ideal for beginners.

An alternative titanium-gold coated pole is also available, some people prefer this as it provides more grip but it does add a premium to the price. The titanium-gold poles are gold in colour.

Stainless Steel is also used to make some poles, but is not as grippy as other coatings, so not as suited for beginners.

Many pole dancers also use grip products like Dry Hands or Might Grip if they are having problems gripping when practicing moves, but this is not advised to use all the time as you need to practice and build up your natural grip strength.

Where and how to install your pole:

Fitting your pole is much easier than you may expect. The X-pole Sport and Xpert models can be easily assembled and disassembled in just a few minutes and don’t need any permanent fixings, so you don’t need to leave them up all the time if you have limited space and they won’t damage your ceilings or floors. X-poles come with a great installation guide and they have also produced an online video showing the installation process.

X-poles are bottom loading (the weight is held by the floor, not the ceiling) and can be used on almost all floor types, even carpet. When fitting your pole you need to ensure that the top plate is against a ceiling joist so that the pole is securely braced. You can locate a joist by tapping the ceiling and listening for the change from a hollow noise to a solid one – the solid area is where the joist is. You can also use a stud-finder, available from most DIY stores.

No ladder is needed to install the pole (once you know where your joists are) as the X-pole adjuster system lets you adjust the pole height from the bottom, so that it’s the correct height for your room.

Both the X-Pole Sport and Xpert models come ready for room heights between 2235mm (7’ 4”) to 2745mm (9″), for higher ceilings you can buy extension tubes to increase the pole height.

You need to allow enough space around the pole for you to comfortably perform your moves, so the centre of the room is usually the most suitable spot.

View our pole dance poles and kits here.

Why You Should Take a Pole Dancing Class

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Like many female forms of dance, pole dancing has had a fraught history of seedy clubs and leering men-a reputation that often chases would-be dancers away. But aficionados are bringing it out of the shadows and into fitness studios to show women how empowering and fun it can be to twist, twirl, and (oh yes!) be sexy, all while getting a fantastic workout. So when Why I Dance, a film that’s now gone viral, asked pole dancers to share why they love the sport (“Because I love my body.” “Because it’s a killer workout.” “Because it makes me feel happy.”), the only surprising thing was what wasn’t on the list: There was absolutely nothing about how their moves make it rain dollar bills.

“Pole dancing accomplishes so many things at once. Not only is it an incredible core and upper-body strength builder, it is also sexually liberating, emotionally cathartic, a form of expression, and an exploration of self,” says Amy Main, co-producer on the film and self-proclaimed fitness fanatic. “It’s the most transformative type of fitness I’ve ever experienced. And I’ve never been so in love with my body and curves!” (Try 5 Classes You Should Take Outside of the Gym.)

Pole dancing is also a feminist act, says co-producer Sascha Alexander. She, with fellow pole instructors Main, Julia Roth, and Melanie Zoey Weinstein, decided to make the film not just to promote their favorite sport but also to help women reclaim their bodies, sexual power, and freedom. After seeing the sport help women in their local studios, the four instructors wanted to spread the message to even more women. “We were inspired to create the film when we realized that our experiences had massive potential resonance to the world around us and to the feminist movement on a global level,” Alexander explains.

But not everyone feels so comfortable mixing workout time and sexy time. To those who worry about being “too sexy”, Weinstein, the film’s director, says that learning to let go can be one of the most valuable lessons you take away from a pole class (after how to keep yourself from falling on your head, of course).

“The phrase itself implies that there is such a thing as ‘being too sexy’ and that it’s something to worry about. This line of thinking is crazy. It’s designed to instill fear, to pit women against each other, to make women play small,” she says. “It’s like saying ‘Whoops, I woke up sexy again this morning. Better do something about that sexy that keeps cropping up. I must need a product to help me put all that sexy away.'”

In addition to better balance, coordination, and arms to rival Michelle Obama’s, another major benefit of pole dancing is the body confidence it brings, says Roth. Learning to trust your body and remembering how much fun it is to just play are two core principles of dancing. “We teach women: Don’t be afraid to get messy. Love that mess. Love anything your body reveals to you. Trust yourself. Be wild!” she adds. (Give it a go with Olivia Wilde’s Crazy-Fun Dance Workout.)

But perhaps the best part of pole dancing as a workout is that women of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels are encouraged and welcomed, say the filmmakers. “Let’s light up the world with our beautiful, courageous, wholesome, sexy selves,” says Weinstein, “exactly as we are.” Check out Why I Dance for yourself, below.

  • By Charlotte Hilton Andersen

Learn Pole Dancing at Home


This post was last updated on September 26th, 2019

So, you want to learn pole dancing at home, but aren’t sure where to start? Learning to pole dance at home is ideal if you don’t have anywhere local offering pole fitness lessons. Or, you may lack the confidence to attend lessons and would prefer to learn in a more private environment.

Learning something at home is the most convenient way to learn at your own pace. If you have a busy lifestyle, job, or family then it can be hard to find the time to commit to a series of pole dancing classes. By choosing to learn at home, you can do so in your own time.

You can take as much time as you want to practice and review moves. If you’re in a gym or a public class, you may not have enough time to spend practising a particular move as the instructor may have a lesson plan to stick to. By learning at home, you control what you do during a practice session.

Learning pole dancing at home is less expensive than classes consider how much you learn for the price if you choose to purchase DVDs or online lessons.

Pole fitness lessons may cost $20-$30 per time, and you should attend once a week to really feel the benefit. The instructor will set the pace of the lessons and choose which tricks to teach you and in what order. In The Art Of Pole DVD, for example, you learn well over 50 moves for around $120, whereas a $120 spent at a pole class would teach you fewer moves.

It can be extremely good value to purchase online lessons too.

Here is our complete guide on how to learn pole dancing at home. If you find this guide useful, don’t forget to share it with your friends on social media!

Is Learning Pole Dancing at Home right for you?

First of all, you need to decide whether learning pole dancing at home is right for you. Consider your previous fitness experience, if you’re completely new to this form of exercise then you may benefit from attending a class, even if it’s just to learn the basics first.

In just a few lessons you can learn the basics with a qualified instructor by your side. It’s hugely beneficial if you can get a grasp of the basics, such as:

  • Climbing the pole
  • Different types of grip
  • Sitting on the pole
  • Spinning to the floor
  • Basic invert techniques

Once you learn these techniques, then learning pole dancing at home is a great idea for you to save money on regular pole dance lessons. You don’t have to completely nail all of these tricks, but you should have a good understanding of how to safely perform these techniques.

Also, what about your living situation? Is your home suitable for you to install a portable dance pole easily?

You’ll need to make sure that you have enough floor and ceiling space to get the most from your workouts and to adequately performs certain tricks and spins that need more space than others.

Other Ways To Learn Pole Dancing

  • Attending a pole dancing class
  • Arranging a 1-2-1 private pole dancing lesson
  • Attending a pole dancing party
  • Being taught by a pole dancing friend

Find out more about these ways of learning pole dancing here.

Choose a Dance Pole Suitable for Home Use

Once you’ve decided that learning pole dancing from home is right for you, then next thing you’ll need is a pole to dance one! We’ve written multiple guides on this topic so to avoid repeating ourselves…

If you don’t yet know about portable dance poles, X Poles, and Freestanding dance poles then you can learn all you need to know from these articles… (they all open in a new tab)

  1. Best Dance Poles for Sale 2019
  2. Portable Dance Pole Buyer’s Guide
  3. All You Need to Know About Freestanding Dance Poles
  4. Chrome, Brass, Titanium Gold, Stainless Steel, Silicone or Powder-Coated: Which Pole Finish is Right for you?
  5. X Pole XPERT “The Ultimate Dance Pole” Review
  6. X Pole Sport Review

If you don’t have time to read all of that information right now, then what’s most important to know is that you choose a professional dance pole manufacturer such as X Pole or Lupit Pole and that you buy directly from them or from an authorized re-seller, such as Amazon.

Be very wary of fake X Poles being sold on eBay and Craigslist.

You’ll probably also want to get these somewhat optional, but hugely popular accessories for pole dancers. Click on the links to learn more about these items (they all open in a new tab).

  • A pole dancing crash mat
  • Grip aid to help you grip
  • Wrist Supports
  • Ankle protectors
  • Pleasers (stripper shoes)
  • Yoga Shoes
  • Pole Shorts

Always Put Safety First

Safety is the most important thing when you’re trying a new form of exercise. Pole dancing is no exception.

You should make sure that you have plenty of space around your pole, to ensure that you won’t knock or kick anything during your workout session.

If you stand between the pole and the nearest wall, you should be able to stretch your arms out as wide as they go without touching the pole or the wall.

During a pole fitness session, you can literally be swinging around the pole! So, you need to be confident that you can do so safely at home!

Assess Your Space

Many pole dancers manage to use a dance pole at home without the ideal amount of space, and they do so successfully. However, some moves and combos cannot be performed in smaller spaces, although it is possible to adapt your routines according to the space around you. As a beginner, it is better to be able to move as freely as possible so try your best to make space around you.

This could mean pushing your furniture up against the wall or moving any delicate objects out of the way.

If possible, always have a spotter with you when you attempt moves for the first time

Always use a crash mat designed for pole dancing as they can protect you from some nasty falls and injuries. As you’ll be learning pole dancing at home, and not in a studio, it’s important that you take these extra precautions as there will be no one to blame but yourself if the unthinkable happens. Read our safety guide for pole dancing at home (opens in a new tab).

Find the Right Clothes

If you’re learning to pole dance at home, there’s no one to impress apart from yourself! There’s no need to spend hundreds of dollars on new pole dancing clothes right away.

You will need shorts, a tank top and a sports bra at least. Shoes are optional, many people pole dance barefoot while others wear huge stripper heels every time! Yoga shoes are also perfect for pole dancing, especially for beginners.

As you progress with your pole dancing, you’ll likely want to buy yourself new clothes, fancy shorts, legwarmers, and beautiful new outfits! But, as a brand new beginner, you can stick to shorts and a tank top – but the choice is yours!

Online Pole Fitness Lessons

Believe it or not, one of the best ways to learn pole dancing at home is with Online Pole Fitness Lessons.

Learning pole dancing at home using online lessons is perfect if you don’t have time to commit to a full course of pole dancing classes, or if there are no classes available in your local area.

Obviously, learning pole dancing online has a lack of real-time instruction and advice. You may not realize that your technique may be completely wrong, but there’s no one there to correct you. Repeatedly performing a move incorrectly can also lead to injuries and muscle strain over time, so try to seek advice from a professional instructor where ever possible and don’t attempt anything that doesn’t feel right.

There are some very high-quality online pole dancing lessons available right now, where the instructors go over each move in great detail, talk through technique and points of contact, explain common problems with different tricks and provide motivation through their instructions.

Here are some of the range of online pole fitness lessons available at the moment:

Open Dance Academy Online Pole Dancing Lessons

Open Dance Academy has over 450 online lessons, by some world famous pole dancing champions, such as Evgeny Greshilov, Yvonne Smink, Jamilla Deville, Maddie Sparkle and more!

They currently offer:

  • Access to more than 450 high-quality video lessons with the lifetime access option ($350)
  • Excellent value for money when compared to the price of local pole dancing classes
  • Suitable for beginner, intermediate, advanced & expert pole dancers
  • Their website works on mobiles, tablets, and laptops
  • A stress-free training environment that you can do in your own time. No driving, parking or stress.


Use the code polefitfreedom to get 10% off Pole Dancing Lessons with Open Dance Academy. This is an exclusive offer for readers of this blog!


Danna’s Online Pole Dancing Course

This course has over 130 online lessons, it’s currently on sale at $47 and that includes lifetime access to all lessons, so check it out it now before the price goes up again!

Find out more here

Studio Veena Online Pole Dancing Lessons

Studio Veena is one of the original and best online pole dancing lesson providers. Not only are the top-notch and detailed lessons available for members, there’s a huge and active community too. You can join the community without paying, use the link below for a 3-day free trial and see what Studio Veena has to offer.

Sign-up for a free trial here

X Pole TV

X Pole themselves have launched their own online pole fitness lessons, including The Art Of Pole by Jamilla Deville! (Keep reading to learn more about The Art of Pole DVD Collection – a personal favorite!)

Find out more about X Pole TV here

Pole Fitness DVDs

Using DVDs to Learning Pole Dancing is another great way to learn pole dancing at home. As with online pole dancing lessons, you should follow safety precautions, always use a spotter and a crash mat, and listen to the instructions carefully. You can pause and re-watch if necessary. Don’t take any unnecessary risks!

The Pole Fitness DVDs currently on sale can teach you pole dancing to a very high standard. Here are a few of our favourites:

The Art Of Pole by Jamilla Deville

This was the first Pole Dancing DVD I ever used, and it’s absolutely brilliant – I still refer to it very often. This DVD set contains five DVDs, each one increasing in difficulty. There is even a routine at the end of each DVD featuring all of the moves covered, which is a really nice touch.

These really are excellent instructional videos by Jamilla Deville, and there are some warm-up and cooldown routines too. This even includes routines performed beautifully by Jamilla wearing some beautiful costumes for inspiration.

Get your copy here on Amazon

Felix Cane Pole Dance Mastery

Now, this is the DVD for when it’s time to really level-up your pole game! Felix Cane’s name is synonymous with moves such as the ‘Spatchcock’ and advanced flexibility training. Advanced Pole Mastery does not disappoint in the respect.

Get your copy on Amazon

The Pole Fitness Series

This Pole Fitness Series DVD Set consists of 3 separate DVDs. These are pole conditioning DVDs, with each one focusing on cardio, toning and flexibility.

This fitness routine is suitable for all levels and will help build/maintain your overall fitness as well as condition your body for pole dancing. If you use this link below, you’ll get $10 off – how great is that?!

Check out our list of the Best Pole Dancing DVDs! (Opens in a new tab)

Get Involved With the Community

Don’t be a poler in solitude! Speak to others who are learning at home too! The online Pole Dancing Community is incredibly active, check out Studio Veena’s Forums and our Pole Dancers of Pinterest Group Board to start with!

There’s also a tonne of Facebook Groups, Twitter feeds, and blogs about pole dancing to follow. You could even start your own blog to document your pole journey and inspire others to do the same!

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Further Reading

For more information about learning how to pole dance at home, check out some of our other posts and articles. Here are just a few that you may be interested in:

  • All About Freestanding Dance Poles
  • Best Pole Dancing Books for Inspiration & Motivation
  • Everything You Need To Know About Freestanding Dance Poles
  • Health Benefits Of Pole Dancing
  • How To Learn Pole Dancing
  • Inspirational Pole Dancing Quotes
  • Other Workouts For Pole Dancers To Try
  • Pole Dancing Routine Songs
  • Portable Dance Poles And Renting – A Complete Guide
  • Portable Dance Pole Buyer’s Guide
  • Protect Your Wrists As A Pole Dancer
  • Simple Warm-Up For Pole Dancers Of All Levels
  • Treat Your Pole Dancing Bruises & Burns
  • What Does Pole Dancing Do To Your Body?

The Ultimate Pole Tricks Handbook

This is the only step-by-step ebook on the market for real pole dancing moves. The guide is extremely detailed in getting your hands placed correctly for performing moves of all levels.

Get your copy here

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Pole dancing is quickly becoming a hit among women as it’s a fun, healthy, and sexy exercise they can do to achieve a fit and toned body. The best thing about it is that it can be performed at the comfort of your home, whenever you want to, as long as you have a dance pole available.

Online Resources Learn Pole Dancing at home

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An even better news is that you can start learning about pole dancing just by watching video tutorials on YouTube or any other video hosting website.

Try looking for Tara Katarina. Also known as the vertical ballerina, her videos are some of the most followed pole dancing tutorials in the online scene. Her channel has several video tutorials that are easy to follow, making it ideal even for beginners to learn the basics just through their computer.

Free Online Stripper Pole Dance Tutorials

Aside from saving you a lot of money, online video tutorials offer several advantages over physically attending a formal class. For one, there’s ample amount of video tutorials the internet has to offer and almost all of them are free. From warm-ups and cooling down videos to complex dance moves, there are also additional strengthening exercises and tutorials on achieving smoother floor transitions.

There’s so much resource material available out there that you can just watch at home.
Dont be afraid to scour youtube and buy pole dancing DVDs to learn more. It offers a collection of dancing routines and moves for beginners and advanced pole dancers. The channel mainly focuses on beginners but lessons for intermediate level pole dancers will also be included soon.

These are just some of the channels about pole dancing that are popular online. There are other channels out there you can explore, giving you a wider option of which among them to follow.

From Beginners, intermediate to advanced

Most videos are suited for beginners who want to learn more about the basics before moving on to the next levels. Many tutorials teach basic moves like the angel spin, standing spin, pole climbing techniques and exercises, and variations of the fireman move. Recordings of performances of professional pole dancers are also available for the more experienced dancers.

However, all the things you watch on these videos will be for nothing if you don’t have your own dance pole at home. It’s best if you have a dance pole ready when you’re watching a video so you can immediately apply what you’ve seen on the video tutorials. Muscle memory plays a significant role in this setup.

If you want to maximize the potential online video tutorials bring to the table, make sure you’ve properly installed either a fixed pole or a removable dance pole you can use to practice your routine. Even if you don’t attend classes with a personal trainer, you can still learn the same techniques through these videos.

There are many brilliant pole dancing performers and coaches out there who want to share their talent for free by making instructional videos available to the public. YouTube offers the largest collection but you may try other websites and blogs about pole dancing to get more resources. Once you’ve found an online coach that you’re comfortable with, you can now start swinging and sliding on that pole.

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