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How To Clean A Dance Pole & Improve Grip When Pole Dancing

by | Nov 27, 2013 | 5 comments

(Last Updated On: May 19, 2021)

Learning how to properly clean your pole dancing pole both in the studio and at home is VERY important.  Not only is it a safety matter, if directly affects your ability to get a good grip on the dance pole which in turn, affects how well you will pole dance. It’s essential to learn everything you can about getting a good grip on the dance pole for ultimate success in your pole dancing workout.

Now, before you watch the video below about how to clean your dance pole and use various grip aids like liquids and lotions from various brands, it’s also important to know that your skin type, living environment, and the finish type of your dance pole will all play a role in how well the liquid, powder or cream grips aids will work for you personally.

Finding the best grip for you is achieved through practice and experimentation with different pole supplies and grip aids.  You gradually find what works best for your skin type and the environment.

Once you have a better grip and learn to dance with better techniques, you will naturally have fewer occurrences of bruising while dancing as well.

Here is a great video where I explain key things you need to know about how to clean a dance pole and how to improve your grip by choosing the best grip aid for you:

If you have watched this video, you feel you have tried a lot and your grip is still slipping then try reading this article:

My Grip Is Still Slipping, Now What Should I Do?” – It’s a detailed article on getting a grip, pole cleaning, and other things you need to know to improve your grip beyond the basics shown in this video above.

Get your grip aid creams and powders here =>

If you liked this video, there are more advanced gripping and dancing techniques in our online pole dancing lessons tutorials.


  1. Amber

    Im my class we use rubbing alcohol, can we use that on the basic pole for cleaning??

    • Danna

      yes, rubbing alcohol is just fine for a cleaner 🙂

  2. Kit Andresen Rasmussen

    What are the names of the wipes you use? I do hear you saying that you don’t like to use baby wipes but the wipes in the container; what kind of wipes are they?


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