dance poles on various ceiling heights in home

One of the most frequently asked questions and common confusions about buying a removable dance for home use is whether it will fit various ceiling heights.  While each dance pole has a ceiling height chart in the listing, it’s still a little confusing when there are so many poles to choose from.

In addition, it’s time consuming to go to each individual pole and read its height chart to see if it’s a possible option for you and your home dancing space.

Setting up your space for a dance pole has many components to consider like the right dance pole (of course), actual dance space used, stage and dance pole lighting for fun effects, and other common exercise equipment like space for a yoga mat to do stretches on.  That being said, setting up your dance space should be as fun and enjoyable as possible, after all, pole dancing for fitness is all about fun!

Agonizing over the technicalities isn’t fun so I wanted to take the time and make this process easier for you, so you can spend more time enjoying your space and less time figuring out which pieces fit best.

While there are very “common” ceiling heights in most homes, they can vary greatly.   And you might change your mind later down the road, so getting a removable dance pole will benefit you because most of them adjust to a range of ceilings heights with added dance pole extensions, not just one – Thank Goodness!

Still, not all pole dancing poles are equally flexible with the range of ceiling heights they can be installed on so here is a little short cut to help you save time learning how to buy the right dance pole for you and your unique situation:

Start by finding your ceiling height range in the titles below and then follow the subtitles to further narrow things down. 

Please note these are GENERAL suggestions and tailored to the removable dance poles carried in the PoleFitnessDancing Shop which are the most reputable and frequently bought brands in the USA at the time this article was written.

 

Short Ceilings below 7ft 4 inches:

  • Custom Cut Lil’ Mynx dance pole (comes in both spinning and static). Simply order the type of Lil’ Mynx pole you want and in the order notes request a custom cut for your ceiling.  Custom cuts are FREE of charge.
  • The X Pole X Pert model can be shortened by purchasing extra extensions and then replacing Main Pole A that comes in the standard Xpert kit. It’s a lot more expensive to do that as opposed to the Lil’ Mynx option above.

Ceiling Heights between 7ft 4 inches and 9ft:

  • Pro Quality Dance Pole is a more affordable option and good first-time pole on a budget. Comes in chrome and 45mm only.
  • X Pole Xpert Model dance poles are great quality and have the most options for extensions than any other brand of pole on the market making them more able to adjust to various ceiling heights. They also have to most variety in dance pole finish types including chrome, silicone, stainless steel, brass, pink powered coated, and black powder coated finishes.  They also have the most size options ranging from 40mm up to 53mm, not all sizes are available in all finish types.
  • Lil Mynx Dance poles have the advantage of a nicer appearance because you don’t have the joint or holes in the pole surface found in post removable and portable dance pole surfaces. They also have various finish types including chrome, stainless steel, black powder coated, and pink powder coated finishes.  
  • Lupit dance poles are the easiest to install with joints that slide together rather than “lock” or screw together. Sounds unsafe, but it’s not, I love mine.   Only two finish types are available – chrome and stainless steel.  There are two dance pole sizes available which are 42mm (which is a unique size to Lupit you won’t find in a different brand) and the standard 45mm as well.  Love Bling?  I do to, Lupit offers pole decorates with genuine crystals – something else you don’t see in other brands.

 

Ceiling Heights between 9ft and 10ft:

  • All the same exact poles in the section titled “Ceiling Heights between 7ft 4 inches and 9ft” above are still your options, the only difference is that you need to buy extra extensions to make the pole go above 9ft and reach up to 10ft. Each product listing has a link to it’s matching extensions.

 

Ceiling Heights between 10ft 1 inch and 11ft:

  • X Stage Lite or X Stage Standard is a portable dance pole with a stage base. You could easily take this outside, to the beach, or place it in any room you want where the stage base can fit.
  • Lil’ Mynx Rotator can be custom cut to go up to 11ft for an additional $20 fee. Lil Mynx Dance poles have the advantage of a nicer appearance because you don’t have the joint or holes in the pole surface found in post removable and portable dance pole surfaces. They also have various finish types including chrome, stainless steel, black powder coated, and pink powder coated finishes.  
  • X Pole Xpert Model dance poles are great quality and have the most options for extensions than any other brand of pole on the market making them more able to adjust to various ceiling heights. They also have to most variety in dance pole finish types including chrome, silicone, stainless steel, brass, pink powered coated, and black powder coated finishes.  They also have the most size options ranging from 40mm up to 53mm, not all sizes are available in all finish types.
  • Lupit dance poles can go up to 10ft 5 inches but NO more. They are the easiest to install with joints that slide together rather than “lock” or screw together.  Sounds unsafe, but it’s not, I love mine.   Only two finish types are available – chrome and stainless steel.  There are two dance pole sizes available which are 42mm (which is a unique size to Lupit you won’t find in a different brand) and the standard 45mm as well.  Love Bling?  I do to, Lupit offers pole decorates with genuine crystals – something else you don’t see in other brands.

 

Ceiling Heights between 11ft and 14ft 3”:

  • X Pole Xpert standard dance pole kits can be extended up to very tall heights with added extensions, HOWEVER, the higher you go, the more flex the pole has. If you are buying a pole with softer metal, like a brass dance pole for example, they will be even more flex.  For this reason, it is recommended that you switch to the Xpert Build-A-Pole when you get up to 11ft 10 inches.  The Xpert dance poles are great quality and have the most options for extensions than any other brand of pole on the market making them more able to adjust to various ceiling heights.  They also have to most variety in dance pole finish types including chrome, silicone, stainless steel, brass, pink and black powder coated dance pole finishes.  They also have the most size options ranging from 40mm up to 53mm, not all sizes are available in all finish types.
  • X Pole Xpert Build-A-Pole is essentially the same pole as the Xpert standard kits, only the main pole piece come in larger lengths and they are more reinforced (dual lines) to prevent the flexing. The downside is that you can only get them in chrome, brass, or stainless steel.  The sizes are limited too, only 40mm and 45mm.
  • X Stage Lite or X Stage Standard is a portable dance pole with a stage base extending up to 10ft high but doesn’t attach to the ceiling or floor at all. You could easily take this outside, to the beach, or place it in any room you want where the stage base can fit.

 

I know his article was long, but I hope it helps clear up some confusion about what possibilities are available to you for a removable dance pole for your home.

Please remember to share this article if you loved it and most of all, ENJOY your home dance pole buying process, it’s a journey MORE than worth taking.  You won’t regret it : )

    4 replies to "How To Choose The Best Removable Dance Pole For Your Ceiling Height"

    • Angela Viveiros

      I have stipple ceilings. Are there poles that do not have to touch the ceiling.

    • natalie

      Hi, I posted this question on one of your youtube videos but thought this might be a better place to ask… if my ceiling is 9′ high, will a 9′ pole suffice is it possible it could be loose? I’m assuming a little extra height is needed for a good tight/safe fit. Thanks

      • Danna

        Hi Natalie : )

        Technically, if your ceiling is exactly 9ft high then your standard dance pole kit (like and XPert dance pole or the Pro Quality dance pole) will work because they go up to 9ft. It’s important to note that dance pole that have a 9ft max height will not go even a 1/4 inch higher. 9ft is genuinely the MAX.

        When the pole is maxed out, its never as strong as it could be if it wasn’t.

        Adding a dance pole extension isn’t required for 9ft but it’s a safer bet if you want max stability. Remember that when you buy a dance pole extension, choosing an extension that will create the least amount of joints will increase stability. The more joints you have, the less stability you have and the more flex you will have in the dance pole.

        Hope that helps : )

        I

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