Curious Which Dance Pole Is Best For You?

Determining What Pole Dancing Pole Size Is Best For You

Buying a dance pole (AKA stripper poles) to learn pole dancing at home for fitness, tease, or competition can be a large investment for some people so you will want to know you are making a wise purchase by understanding what pole size is best for you as a beginner. With that in mind, here are some tips to help you decide what pole dancing pole diameter and length is best for you.

We are all different body types, with different body weights, and different hand sizes. To make things even more confusing, the pole dancing pole length is also to be considered.   You need a dance pole that will fit your ceiling height and body type so it’s safe to dance on and enjoy without worry.

The size of any dance pole has a double meaning; the size of the diameter of the pole and the size of the length of the pole. It is a wisdom to get familiar with the different ways dance poles are sized because it will help you prepare to understand the pole dancing pole extension options available to you.

Start by deciding a pole dancing pole diameter. The diameter can come in 40 mm, 45 mm, 48 mm, and 50 mm. While there is no DEFINITE standard for size, the most common pole dance competition diameter is 45 mm however they will tell you in advance what size they use. They can use other sizes if they choose.


The standard pole dancing pole diameter for home use is 45 mm, which is largely the industrial standard.

Roughly 85% of our customers purchase a 45 mm Chrome Portable Pole Dancing Pole for their home.

If you are unsure, then the Chrome 45 mm Portable Pole Dancing Pole is the best for general use in any house.

40mm dancing poles are smaller and will give you a slightly better grip than a 45 mm dance pole. Part of your ability to grip while pole dancing is your ability to get your fingers wrapped around the pole as much as you can. If you are a small gal with tiny hands then a 40 mm might work better for you.

42mm dancing poles are a little bigger diameter than the 40mm, yet smaller and easier to grip than the standard 45mm dance pole.  42mm is only made by the Lupit brand so there are limitations in getting this size.  If you have smaller hands or wear a small or medium size glove, this size will work great for you to enhance your grip.

45mm dancing poles are the standard for general use, I won’t go into more detail since I already discussed them at length thus far.

48mm poles are typically a 45 mm pole with silicone on the outside of the pole. Unless you are an experienced pole dancer, you probably won’t want a silicone coated pole (AKA a Chinese dance pole). Men typically use this pole for extreme tricks. If you are a beginner or mom just pole dancing for fitness, avoid the silicone dance poles.

50mm dancing poles were the original pole size and still exist today for people’s preference. They are a bit harder to grip due to the wider diameter. Woman have successfully danced on this pole for years but the reason 45 mm and 40 mm poles were created was that the 50 mm was harder to grip. It doesn’t matter whether you intend on performing advanced tricks or just doing a few basic spins at home, the 50 mm will be harder to grip, especially if you have smaller hands. Use this pole if you already know you like this size. Some believe these will get phased out. Many women who have danced on a 50 mm pole for years are now getting rid of them and buying a 45 mm or 40 mm dance pole instead.

Lastly, when you pick a pole dancing pole size for your home, you will consider the length of the pole. This is sheerly determined by your ceiling height. Take a carpenter’s tape measure and measure the ceiling height in three different areas in your house where you might want to install a new dance pole.

Next, buy a dance pole that will accommodate all three ceiling heights. Making your final decision about where is best to install the pole when you have bought the pole and it’s at your home and ready to go.

There are different pole dancing pole extensions available to accommodate different ceiling heights and getting a portable pole dancing pole will be more flexible. Remember you can always make portable pole dancing poles permanently installed at any given time if you want to.

Removable dance poles (AKA portable dance poles or removable stripper pole) are the most commonly purchased do to their ceiling height flexibility. Most women will change their mind about their poles location at one point and time in their lives.

Spinning poles for pole dancing are also a common purchase.  You can read more about spinning dance poles here >>


  1. Shakita smith

    Hi ?? I’m Shakita I am a dancer but I haven’t danced in a while cause I put on weight but I’m
    Very interesting in buying a pole this weekend and I weight 241 ?could you point me to the right pole so I can buy it Friday please from your company of course I love your poles they are great help me out please !!!??? Have a great night?

  2. tlovertonet

    Really enjoyed this update, can you make it so I get an email whenever there is a new update?


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