how to install a pole fitness dance pole

This page is the dance pole installation instructions for the Pro Quality Portable Removable Dance Pole found here >

Be sure to install your pole underneath a supported structure as shown in the above photo.

Disclaimer:  Removable Exercise Fitness Pole Dancing Poles
As with any removable, portable pole that uses pressure between the floor and ceiling to keep it stable, possible damage could
occur to the ceiling. The ‘affordable no brand’ pole is no different from any other pressure supported pole in this regard.

The fact that damage could occur must be fully understood and accepted before use., Vital Pole Expression LLC,
their distributors, sales persons or any other persons or associated companies can not be held responsible for any
damage to property or injury to persons or third parties during the use of this product.

If you do not accept that damage can occur:
– DO NOT Remove the “Pro Quality Professional Grade Dance Pole (AKA Affordable No Brand)” Pole from its packaging
– DO NOT Assemble the “Pro Quality Professional Grade Dance Pole (AKA Affordable No Brand)” Pole
– DO NOT Use the “Pro Quality Professional Grade Dance Pole (AKA Affordable No Brand)” Pole

IMPORTANT: The “Pro Quality Professional Grade Dance Pole (AKA Affordable No Brand)” Pole CANNOT be used with false, suspended or non-rigid ceilings.


NOTE* Your pole may come with a “D-Pole” Instruction pamphlet & CD, these are generic installation instructions from China that are put in ALL types of no brand poles regardless of the quality of the dance pole – it has nothing to do with a “brand”.  It is recommended that you use the video below rather than those generic instructions for ease of understanding proper installation.

Most dance poles, even X-Poles are manufactured in China – it’s nothing to worry about as along as you know how to get a quality dance pole for safety reasons.


Watch The Video Below and Use This Chart For Reference Regarding which extension to use for your ceiling height:

affordable no brand dance pole extension chart


How To Install The Pro Quality No Brand Dance Pole:


How To Use The Stud Finder To Install Your Pole:


Here is the video to UN-INSTALL The Pro Quality No Brand Pole:


Vaulted Ceiling Mount Installation Video (for slanted ceilings):



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  • Kristin

    Reply Reply February 27, 2015

    Is there any way that this pole could be setup on a slanted popcorn ceiling?? is their a piece I could purchase to make this work?? Because im not sure of the heights in the other rooms but they appear to be too short

  • KaraLee

    Reply Reply March 24, 2015

    Could I install this on a carpeted floor?

    • Danna

      Reply Reply March 24, 2015

      Yes absolutely 🙂 just be careful not to get rug burn when you are dancing your floorwork 🙂 Have Fun!

  • stphanie

    Reply Reply April 9, 2015

    how large is the circular ceiling mount? i have very limited flat space on the ceiling. is tgere a pole with a smaller ceiling mount?

  • Leilany

    Reply Reply May 24, 2015

    Hello, my ceiling is 8ft 6”. Do I need a longer extension?

    • Danna

      Reply Reply May 25, 2015

      Nope, any of the basic kits like the Affordable No Brand Pole and Any X pole will reach as high as 9ft with no extra extensions needed 🙂

  • jessica

    Reply Reply June 2, 2015

    What is the name of the company that makes this pole?

    • Danna

      Reply Reply June 3, 2015

      This pole and all the X Poles are all manufactured by a company in China.

  • Savannah

    Reply Reply June 7, 2015

    I installed the pole, but the nut at the top (not the one for the adjuster cover) is stuck against the top of the pole and the adjuster bar is locked and wont turn in either direction! I need to take it down, help!

    • Danna

      Reply Reply June 25, 2015

      Yes this can happen sometimes, it is a safety mechanism. It is very important that you FIRST loosen the nut on the adjuster bar by turning it Counter-Clockwise until it is about an inch above the main pole. The you can turn the adjuster bar Clock-Wise to loosen the pole from the ceiling and lower the dome.

      If you accidentally try to turn the adjuster bar before loosening the nut, it will tighten the pole in place. Once that happens it can be a challenge getting it un-done but not impossible. I personally like to use a good wrench or a pipe wrench to get it down when it’s super tight.

  • Raina

    Reply Reply September 5, 2015

    How do you uninstall the pole?

    • Danna

      Reply Reply September 5, 2015

      Reverse everything in the video:
      1. Lock the pole in static mode.
      2. Loosen the screws at the top to release the adjuster cover and lower it down the pole.
      3. Loosen the lock nut on the adjuster bar by turning it counter-clockwise and screw it UP the adjuster bar for about an inch or two.
      4. Lower the dome from the ceiling by turning the adjuster bar clockwise until the dome is about an inch away from the ceiling.
      5. Store as you prefer as a whole piece or break it down further into smaller pieces as needed.

      Hope that helps 🙂

  • Savanna

    Reply Reply September 27, 2015

    What is a recommend ceiling height?

    • Danna

      Reply Reply September 28, 2015

      This pole kit works between 7ft 4inches – 9ft. Recommended height is as tall as your ceilings will allow without maxing out the length of the pole, so a good guestimate would be about 8ft 5inches.

      You want the pole taller because it makes it easier to execute moves for people with taller bodies and if you are inverting, you will definitely appreciate the taller length. You can invert on shorter poles but the extra length feels very nice and is optimal for safety. (You don’t want to hit your toes on a ceiling fan or roof while inverting for example.)

      If you have a ceiling height that will allow you pole to go higher with the use of extensions, I recommend getting the extensions. It’s a lot of fun and you won’t regret the extra expense.

    • Danna

      Reply Reply November 1, 2015

      For this pole it is anywhere between 7ft 4inches and 10ft. If you go above 9ft then you need to get the 500mm extension to reach 10ft here >>

  • Teresa Whitney

    Reply Reply November 27, 2015

    How to lock in static mode???

    • Danna

      Reply Reply December 1, 2015

      The two hex screws at the bottom of the base must be tightened down on the flat spots on the base stem. Finding the flat spots after the pole is installed can be a bit difficult, so I like to put a little black dot on the base to mark where the flat spots are on the base stem. Then when the pole is installed, you can align the hex screws up with the black dot and tighten for the best effect.

  • Aez

    Reply Reply January 7, 2016

    Should I use both extension pieces of i have a 9 ft ceiling?

    • Danna

      Reply Reply January 7, 2016

      No you do not need to as long as it is no higher than 9ft. If you go a 1/2 inch over then you should get an extension to increase it’s stability.

  • Brea H

    Reply Reply March 3, 2016

    Does the no brand pole spin?

    • Danna

      Reply Reply March 3, 2016

      Yes it does, it is both spinning and static.

  • Rosalynn

    Reply Reply April 19, 2016

    Do you have a ceiling mount that can be used with the no brand pole?

  • Brandy

    Reply Reply May 2, 2016

    Hi Dana,

    I just installed my pole and I notice that it is hard to put into spin mode (stuck). Could this be that I tighten my pole too much at the top?

    • Danna

      Reply Reply May 2, 2016

      Yes, if you over-tighten the Pro Quality Pole or X Pole, it will become hard to spin, this is a very common problem because nobody wants their pole to come down from the ceiling so they have a tendency to over-tighten it when it’s installed. Try to loosen it up a bit 🙂 If for some reason that doesn’t help, just pop me an email and I will get you taken care of 🙂

  • Haley R.

    Reply Reply October 15, 2016

    Hi Dana,

    This is going in a room with a ceiling of 7’6″. I for the life of me can’t figure out how to get the right height. If I take the bottom extension out, the bottom isn’t stable and it won’t stand by itself. And with that little extension on it, it won’t stand up to my ceiling. Please help 🙁

    • Danna

      Reply Reply October 15, 2016

      For that ceiling height you won’t use any extensions. Have you tried it that way? In addition, to get you help quicker, I have opened up a support ticket for you. You will get an email from the support ticket so we can communicate faster and get the issue resolved 🙂

  • Jenna

    Reply Reply November 18, 2016

    Hi, just curious.
    I live in an apartment that doesn’t allow drilling holes or anything like that into the walls at all. Will this damage my ceiling or carpets at all? How much is this pole?

  • Mala

    Reply Reply November 22, 2016

    Hi, is it possible to get a portable pole without having to put in any inserts in the ceiling with a stud?

    • Danna

      Reply Reply November 23, 2016

      Hi Mala, yes. The Pro Quality Pole you see here as well as the XPert model X Poles don’t screw into the floor or ceiling. When installed correctly, you will never know they were there when you take them down 🙂

      I am not sure what you mean by “inserts” but these portable/removable poles we are talking about here must be installed underneath a stud in the ceiling but are not required to be screwed into one.

      I hope that helps 🙂

  • Rebecca

    Reply Reply November 27, 2016

    Hello! Do you want the edges of the top dome to rest on one joist each? Or does the pole go directly below a joist? My joists are too far apart to put each edge on a joist.

    • Danna

      Reply Reply November 28, 2016

      Two joists are optimal but it is very common for them to be too far apart for the dome to be underneath two. When this happens, put the middle of the dome underneath one joist for best support 🙂

  • Lauren

    Reply Reply December 31, 2016

    Hi Danna. My ceiling measure 9′ 2″?. Should I get the 125mm or 500mm extension? Happy New Year.

    • Danna

      Reply Reply December 31, 2016

      A 500mm extension and use it by itself, don’t use the 125mm or 250mm extension included in your kit, it’s more stable this way with less joints. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you as well!!

  • Raquel

    Reply Reply February 17, 2017

    Hi Danna,

    My joists are approx 16-17 inches apart. Is it best to install the dome in between the 2 joists or directly underneath one joist?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Danna

      Reply Reply February 21, 2017

      Most people’s are that far apart, just be sure to center the dome underneath one joist and you will be fine 🙂

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