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Dance Pole Questions:

  1. I ordered my pole, when will I get my tracking info?
  2. Where Are The Dance Pole Installation & Un-Installation Instructions?
  3. What are the advantages & disadvantages when buying an X Pole here versus X Pole directly?
  4. What currency are the Pole Fitness Dancing Shops items sold in? Do you accept other currencies?
  5. What is the average weight limit on poles?
  6. How much space do I need for a pole?
  7. Will it cause damage to my ceiling or floor?
  8. Can my pole be installed on a Popcorn Ceiling?
  9. Can my dance pole be installed on Carpet?
  10. What pole diameter is best? 45mm or 50mm?
  11. What is the best finish for a dance pole?
  12. How long does it take to learn to pole dance?
  13. What is the best exercise pole to use?
  14. Is it harder to learn the moves on a spinning or static pole?
  15. How do I know my pole is safe?

Online Pole Dancing Questions:

  1. What is the difference between the beginner lessons in the pole kits and the Home Pole Dancing Lessons For Everyday Women?
  2. Are you the only teacher in the Home Pole Dancing Lessons For Everyday Woman?
  3. Is your online lessons sold in the shop similar to the lessons on your YouTube channel?

General Pole Dancing Questions:

  1. Can I lose weight pole dancing?
  2. What is the best way to get rid of bruises from pole dancing?
  3. Is pole dancing  hard to learn?
  4. Am I too old to start pole dancing?
  5. How do I become a good pole dancer?
  6. Is it better to dance barefoot or in heels?
  7. How to do I get more flexible for pole dancing?
  8. What is the best thing to wear while pole dancing?
  9. How do I make my pole less slick and improve grip?
  10. Do I need previous dance or fitness background to begin pole dancing?
  11. How often can I pole dance?

 

I ordered my pole, when will I get my tracking info?

Tangible products in our shop are processed between regular business hours of Mon-Friday EST excluding standard Holidays.  Most orders take less than 48 hours to ship.

All digital goods are INSTANTLY accessed, you will be immediately prompted to create a username and password after your purchase to gain instant access to the video lessons.  If you purchased a dance pole, the free lessons contained in the pole kit will be sent via a registration link in an email.  That email is sent out at the same time as your pole tracking numbers.

When you place an order for a dance pole (or other physical goods), you will immediately receive and email from our shop telling you the order is processing along with your order details.  If you don’t get this email, please check you spam/junk folder.  When order and tracking emails go missing, 99.9% of the time it is due to a junk/spam filter on your email.  If you still can’t find it, please inquire about your order here >>

What are the advantages and disadvantages when buying an X Pole here versus X Pole directly?

While we do our best to clearly post any differences, some people will worry that purchasing an X Pole here at PoleFitnessDancing.com will affect the warranty or customer service.  IT WON’T.  Here is an article that goes into depth on the exact advantages and disadvantages of buying from a dealer like versus X Pole directly.

 

What currency are the Pole Fitness Dancing Shops items sold in?  Do you accept other currencies?

The current Pole Fitness Dancing Shop currency is USD.  If you are paying with Canadian or Australian currency, PayPal will convert it to USD currency for you during the checkout process.

Is pole dancing hard to learn?

If really want to know how hard it is to learn to pole dance then here are the best tips I can give you but do know that nothing really answers that question like taking a pole lesson because every body is different.  Those that find pole dancing easier usually have some form of dancing in their background.  It takes a lot of muscular strength to execute the moves and most people think that’s “hard” but this is how pole dancing is a good workout!. If you thing about it, lifting weights that is a little too heavy for you is “hard” – that why your body changes to compensate.  Pole dancing is no different.  It truly is a challenge and can literally transform your entire body and cause you to get fit and lose weight – because it’s a challenge and hard – but it’s much more fun than the gym!

Am I too old to start pole dancing?

Probably not because you can always pole dance to your fitness ability.  Granted the younger and more fit you are the more easier you will take to pole dance however, there have been senior citizens that take class with their grand daughters! 

I was told I was too old to make a real career out of dance because I didn’t start “professional” dance training till the age of 28.  I was also told I was too old to get my splits and too old to do complicated tricks.  I was also told I would never dance again by a doctor due to 2 herniated discs in my back…. but I dance everyday!  I regularly attend advanced ballet, contemporary and jazz classes as well as dance competitions and live performances.  I also do most of the fancy pole tricks you see on YouTube.  Oh!  And I got my splits when they said I couldn’t! 

Never Ever let anyone tell you that you can’t do something because you are too old, you decide if that exercise is for you.

Some people have even asked “how old do you have to be to be a pole dancer? And the truth is, there is no age limit – the only limit is the one’s you place upon yourself.

How long does it take to learn to pole dance?

It depends on your natural dance ability, your ability to hear rhythm, your age, your confidence level, and of coarse your current fitness level.  The  more fit you are and the more familiar you are with dance technique then the faster you will learn how to pole dance.  If you have stage fright then it will take time for you to build your confidence pole dancing and once you are comfortable then you will be able to do the moves better. In addition, if you need to learn to hear rhythm or you have no sense of feeling what it’s like to dance, then this will have to be learned as well.  A person who is talented at dance is already confident about moving their body is strange ways in front of people and they can “feel” the music.  This gives them a head start in pole dance.

How do I become a good pole dancer?

If you desperately want to know how to get better at pole dancing the answer is practice practice practice.  Take ballet in addition to pole dance lessons and any other dance classes that involve education on proper dance form and technique.  By doing this you will reshape how you carry your body subconsciously (as a dancer does) and then that will automatically make you a better pole dancer.

Is it better to dance barefoot or in heels?

Although heels are sexy, they are very unhealthy for your posture and back.  Click Here for a great article that goes into depth on whether or not to wear heels while pole dancing.

What is the best exercise pole to use?

I use an X-pert X-pole and I use a The Pro Quality Dance Pole both at home and in my pole fitness studio. I recommend the Pro Quality Dance Pole if you are just wanting to use pole dancing as exercise at home and you are on a tight budget.  I recommend the  X-Pole if you are an aspiring professional or you don’t have a budget to consider.  X-Pole is a better pole.  They are the best in my opinion but not everyone can afford one.

Is it harder to learn moves on a spinning or stationary pole?

Beginners often do better in spinning mode, however it is recommended that you start in static until you learn to control your momentum.  I have tried both static and spinning throughout my years of teaching and time after time my students have proven that spinning is easier for them.  Ease depends the amount of momentum created in a spin which can make it harder to control, however, that is something most beginners are able to deal with easily if taught properly.  Practicing in static will improve your strength quicker, some students who have trouble controlling their momentum at first will benefit by starting in static mode.

What is the best way to get rid of bruises from pole dancing?

Here is an article that goes into detail regarding the best way to get rid of and prevent bruising. I recommend Arnicare gel and Rescue Remedy cream.  Arnicare is a homeopathic gel that soothes the pain of bruising and encourages speedy healing.  Rescue Remedy is a flower essence formula that can make the bruising disappear quickly.  It takes the shock out of the area and for me, it makes the bruise go away almost overnight!  Otherwise, if you don’t have access to either of these, the standard remedy is an ice pack for 10 minutes.

How do I know my pole is safe?

Check the instructions that came with your pole as the installation can vary depending on the type your purchased.  For our models sold in the Pole Fitness Dancing Shop, Be sure all locking nuts/screws are tight and give the pole a good hard tug sideways after it’s installed.  It should NEVER move when installed correctly.  If you are worried about the safety level of portable poles with a dome, you can always add a flat ceiling mount to your pole for a semi-permanent installation.

Installs very depending on the pole type, however most good poles need to be installed over a joist (or truss beam).  Safer poles will be made of good metal with good bearing and soft rubber backings.  There are cheap spring loaded poles out there as well as other fakes that can bend easy or have other unsafe factors like the chrome chipping off (which can cut you!).  Know what to look for in a good dance pole and be sure whatever pole you buy is installed according to the manufactures instructions exactly. If you need help choosing a pole to buy, click here to get my FREE pole guide.

What is the difference between the beginner lessons in the pole kits and the Home Pole Dancing Lessons For Everyday Women?

There is a huge difference between the free beginner lessons contained in the pole kits versus the complete Home Pole Dancing Lessons For Everyday Women online course. In the full course, there are over 100 extra videos, more intermediate lessons and a lot more dance routines.  Plus, you get free lifetime updates meaning that when I add newer videos to the course, you get them for free.  The free beginner lessons in the pole kits are quality enough to get you started if you are brand new to pole fitness, but they are strictly beginner and there are no future updates to those lessons.

In addition, everyone who purchases a pole kit with the free beginner lessons will get offered a ONE TIME discounted rate of $27 to upgrade to the full course. It’s my way of saying thank you to people who support polefitnessdancing.com. That one time offer is automatically presented when you register to access the free beginner lessons contained in the pole kit.

Are you the only teacher in the Home Pole Dancing Lessons For Everyday Woman?

Yes, I am the only teacher inside this online course.

Is your online lessons sold in the shop similar to the lessons on your YouTube channel?

Yes and no.  My YouTube channel is designed to give you an example of my teaching style and some fun examples so they are similar in that way. However, the videos in course are not a bunch of repeats of what you find on my YouTube channel and that’s what makes them different. If I remember correctly, I think there maybe be 1 or 2 lessons from the course released on YouTube as an example but the rest are reserved for members inside the course.

 

Can I lose weight by pole dancing?

It is definitely possible, you will gain a ton of strength pole dancing.  Go here for a great article & video on losing weight pole dancing.  Not only will you get in better shape, you will develop a better attitude and finally feel truly sexy from the inside!  Your eating habits are a critical factor in your ability to lose weight no matter what form of exercise you choose.  Get my FREE pole guide and I will share with you some fat shredding secrets that helped me lose 30 pounds! 

How do I get more flexible for pole dancing?

Stretching everyday! Holding stretches too long can actually tighten its’ apposing muscle group so you should stretch for about 10 seconds then release and re-stretch.  Do this several times.  Ballet stretches are the best.

What is the best thing to wear while pole dancing?

Beginners often wear regular shorts (not short shorts) and a spaghetti strap shirt.  Yoga wear is very popular for all fitness levels.  As you advance you will need a bra top that bares the middle section to improve your grip, but it is not necessary in the beginning or parts of the intermediate levels.

How do I make my pole less slick and improve grip?

Keeping your pole very clean and using different grip aids is very helpful, however the kind of grip aid you use will depend on your skin type.   You can also mix your different grips aids together for better results.  There are also grip training gear & skin protectors that helps you stick to the pole so you can train longer periods of time.

Remember to never use lotions or oil on the pole!  Don’t even use a lotion that same day you dance because when you sweat, those lotions oils will seep back out of your skin and onto the pole.  Consider giving up lotion altogether if you can and use a Pure and Natural Aloe Vera Gel for moisturizing your skin instead.  If you have dry skin, the aloe will help you get a better grip.

Here is a great video that goes into details about the grip aids and cleaning your pole >>

How much space do I need for a dance pole?

It depends on your body type.  You should stand next to your pole (or where your pole would be) and extend out your leg as far as you can.  Add on 1 foot and this will give you a good approximate radius. You don’t want to be able to touch anything with your feet when pole dancing.  Here is an article that will give you details about how to set up your home dance pole workout space >>

Do I need a previous dance or fitness background to begin pole dancing?

No previous experience is required but it does help.  I have had some students tell me that pole was their first dance class they ever took.  Dancers with a ballet background excel quicker.

Can my pole be installed on a Popcorn Ceiling?

Yes, dance poles can be installed on popcorn ceilings, but there are a few things you will need to be aware of first.  Here is an article that goes into depth about installing portable pole dancing poles on popcorn ceilings >>

What is the average weight limit on poles?

Around 250 lbs is average for a home dance pole, however, a professional grade dance pole like the X Pole or Pro Quality Portable Pole Dancing Pole are 350+.  Be sure to check the instruction manual that came with your pole, not all poles have the same weight limits.

Will it cause damage to my ceiling or floor?

This greatly depends on the type of pole you buy.  Permanently installed poles or portable poles requiring a ceiling mount with screws to go in the ceiling will leave little holes in the ceiling.  Other permanent poles will also leave holes in the floor from screws in the flanges.  Check your pole manufacturer or dealer for installation details.  Holes in the ceiling can usually be patched with caulking or spackling.  Here is a video showing you howPortable pole dancing poles like the X Pert X Pole or Pro Quality Dance Pole put pressure between the ceiling and floor and DO NOT require the use of screws.  These poles have soft rubber that protects the roof and floor as long as it is installed according to manufacturers instructions.  You may need to be cautious with certain floor and ceiling types.

Can my dance pole be installed on carpet?

Yes, it is safe to install on carpet but you will need to be cautious about getting rug burn when you dance 🙂  Here is an article that goes into depth about safe flooring types to install a dance pole on >>

How often can I pole dance?

This highly depends on your current fitness level.  You will need to give your body a break between session and how long that break is will depend on the level of work you are putting your body through.  Another factor is your current nutrition level, if you are more on the unhealthy side, you will need longer breaks.  Listen to your body, don’t push through pain, get adequate rest and take an added vitamin supplement to help repair the muscles.

What is the best Pole Diameter? 45mm or 50mm?

45mm is more popular, the best selling, and great for general use for all hand sizes.  50mm is a wider diameter, the traditional size and usually harder to grip for most.  They have come out with 40mm poles now that are skinnier and easier to grip.  I use a 45mm in my studio and at home.  Here is an article that will help you decide what pole size is best for you >>

If you are looking for a “specific” cross comparison between 45mm vs 50mm go here >>

What is the best finish for a dance pole?

There are a lot of finishes out there and the different finishes react differently depending on the climate in which you live.  Humidity is a big factor. 

Another factor is you skin type because the oils in your skin will affect the grip of the different metal.  Chrome, Titanium Gold, Brass, Stainless Steel, and Powder Coated are common finishes. So how do you know which to pick?  Here is an article that goes into detail about the different dance pole finish types >>

It is tough to say which is the best because I don’t know you or your climate.  The most common is chrome.  If you are near a pole studio, ask them what works best for them.  Always remember that you can use a grip aid if you are overly concerned about getting the correct finish for that reason.

8 Comments

  • Alexis

    Reply Reply February 29, 2016

    Hi I am wondering how long my pole will get to my home in Los Angeles after I place my order ♡

    • Danna

      Reply Reply March 3, 2016

      The Pro Quality Pole Dancing Pole will take 2 business days to get to you, it ships out of CA via UPS ground.

      The X Pole Dance Poles take a bit longer, usually about 48 hours longer to ship as their warehouse is slower to process and ship the item. Once it ships, it also ships from CA via Fed Ex Ground.

  • Patrick

    Reply Reply April 5, 2016

    How come all of the reviews for your “quality no brand pole” are from the same date? I watched your video on youtube and I was sold until I saw the comment dates…. It just suggests that they are all written by the same person. Also, do you have a return policy?

    • Danna

      Reply Reply April 5, 2016

      Hi Patrick, great question 🙂 We actually have a lot of testimonials about the quality of that pole, more than what you find in the actual product reviews. You can go here to read more testimonials.

      The reason the dates are all the same is because I used to log the reviews at that link I gave you above, but it was a more difficult way for people to understand which product was attached to which review. So I implemented the review technology in the store so people could leave reviews for each product there. When I did that, I kindly asked all my existing customers to go there an leave a review instead of logging them the old way. When I asked, MANY people came forward at the same time to leave a review and that’s how so many showed up on the same date.

      It’s impossible to write a review in our shop by the same person because each person is logged with an individual email address, IP address, and it is cross referenced to verify that they actually purchased the item BEFORE the review is published as a means to keep things very authentic.

  • Joelle

    Reply Reply August 24, 2016

    What is the difference between these pole and the X Poles? The second FAQ’s question makes it seem like it the same branded pole just being sold through this site.

    • Danna

      Reply Reply August 24, 2016

      Hi Joelle, We sell several different kinds/brands of poles here including the Pro Quality Pole, All X Poles, and Lil Mynx dance poles. All are slightly different and install in your home differently. X Poles sold here are the exact same pole sold at X Pole direct, all X Poles sold here are shipped directly from the X Pole warehouse with the same warranty. We are their top authorized dealer. I hope this answers your question 🙂

  • Julie

    Reply Reply November 7, 2016

    Is there a difference in the beginner videos you get with the pole purchase and the unlimited video pack you can purchase separate?

    • Danna

      Reply Reply November 7, 2016

      Hi Julie! All the xpole kits sold in my store come with free beginner lessons. There is a huge difference between the free beginner lessons contained in the pole kits versus the complete Home Pole Dancing Lessons For Everyday Women online course. In the full course, there are over 100 extra videos, more intermediate lessons and a lot more dance routines. The free beginner lessons are quality enough to get you started if you are brand new to pole fitness. In addition, everyone who purchases a pole kit with the free beginner lessons will get offered a ONE TIME discounted rate of $27 to upgrade to the full course. It’s my way of saying thank you to people who support polefitnessdancing.com. That one time offer is automatically presented when you register to access the free beginner lessons contained in the pole kit. I hope that helps 🙂

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