There are different poles for pole dancing. The short answer would be 3 types; Static, Spinning and dual function poles. Static poles are the type that does not rotate which makes it a good choice for absolute beginners.
The next choice would be the Spinning poles; which is basically the same pole as static pole but with the ability to spin around its axis. But the 3rd and the best type is the dual function poles. This type has the ability to switch between both static and spinning mode easily. This way you can have both static and spinning functions based on the needs of your practice and level at any point in time.
There are multiple purposes for using a dance pole, from fitness and workout to dance. However, there is no difference in the type of pole based on the purpose of use.
What size pole is best for pole dancing? There are 3 different pole sizes in our shop; the 40mm, 42mm and 45mm. The best size pole is one that is suitable for your hand size, level in pole fitness and intended use. It is commonly known that the thicker the dance pole the more harder it is to grip. However, I find that as a beginner, the 45mm pole is most suitable for leg, hangs and inverted tricks as the thicker pole gives that extra stability. Also it’s worth knowing the 45mm is the industry standard and the most common dance pole size used in competitions and most studio classes.
Many ask the question that What size pole should I buy? If you are planning to continue pole dancing to advanced levels, it is best to start using the 45mm right from the beginning. It might be a bit harder to grip if you have smaller hands however there are multiple solutions to that. Grip Aid is one great solution to consider to improve your grip.
Grip Aid is the best way to have a good grip on the pole regardless of the dance pole thickness.
Another very important aspect of having a good grip is upper body training. The stronger your upper body becomes the easier you can grip the pole and lift up your weight.
Upper body training is crucial in pole dancing and pole fitness and is one great way to build your dancer’s body. Don’t forget to check out our Upper Body training Video Tutorial.
How do I choose a pole for dancing?
What pole should I buy for pole fitness? It is best recommended to buy a Dual Function Dance Pole. These type of poles can give you both static and spinning functions. As the two functions are crucial to develop and excel your pole fitness techniques.
There are multiple brands in the market selling these type of dance poles and based on your budget and other criteria you could choose the best dance pole for home use.
What is the best pole dancing pole to buy? The best pole dancing pole to buy depends on preferences and needs. Popular choices: X-Pole, Lupit Pole, and Lil’ Mynx, with various materials and options. For a budget-friendly option, PFD dance pole ensures an enjoyable experience within your budget. Consider skill level, ceiling height, and budget to make the right choice.
The right way to choose a pole is to consider 3 things; the pole thickness, the pole material and at last the brand. As mentioned above we have cover the dance pole thickness as for the material there are multiple dance pole materials to choose from. Each material fits a certain types of environment, weather and skin. To know more about the different dance pole finish type please read our extensive blog on the said topic.
Will pole dancing help lose weight?
Pole dancing is a great way to build muscle as it is engages and works your upper body muscles. In more advance moves you’ll have your lower body muscles engaged as well. And as we know, when the body get stimulated to build muscle, with the right diet you will gain more muscle and lose body fat.
One of the best ways to reduce body fat and gain lean muscle is through regular exercise like pole dancing or pole fitness. This sport is among one of the greatest way to gain muscle strength and be able to maintain a healthy body. Pole dancing is one way to target both your physical as well as mental well being. Read our blog here for the full benefits of pole dancing for fitness.
What type of pole is best for beginners?
There are different debates on this topic, Here at Polefitnessdancing.com we believe a dual function pole that can spin and also be set on static mode is the best type of pole as you will get a chance to learn skills from both modes. A static only pole is more suited for professional dancers and will restrict you in that it can never switch to spinning pole if you decide to try this later.
What kind of pole is used for pole dancing? There are several kind of dance pole that can be used for pole dancing, such as; friction fit, stage or freestanding and ceiling mounted dance poles. Friction fit dance pole are among the most popular type for home and studio use.
It is a common feedback from beginner dancers that the spinning motion of the pole caused them discomfort and dizziness. However this is a feeling that can be overcome with more practice and knowing the right tips to prevent dizziness while dancing on a spinning dance pole . Read on for more here.
How to install pole dancing pole?
In order to know how to install a pole dancing pole, first you need to know what type of dance pole is best suited for your use. I could say majority of home dance pole are friction fit dance poles. Friction fit dance poles are easy to install and uninstall and they don’t need extra tools as it usually comes in the pole kit.
Friction fit dance poles are basically dance poles that will fit the gap between your ceiling and the ground while pressing against each point by expanding itself. It uses tension and friction on both the ceiling and floor to stay in place and usually has a friction pad attached at the top and bottom of your dance pole to help it stay in place and distribute your weight on both sides of the pole. Friction fit dance poles are secure if installed properly, they will withstand the shakes and strong moves on the dance pole as long as the dancer’s weight is within the weight limitation for each pole. Here is a great article where we answer common questions regarding dance poles for full figured dancers.
Each brand has a different installation step and it is important to watch the installation videos for each pole before buying it. Also important installation tip, it is important to check your ceiling type and measure your ceiling height to identify the right dance pole for your home. The best place to start after measuring your ceiling is to look at the heigh chart for the pole. If you are browsing the Polefitnessdancing.com shop, you will see the height chart and information for each pole in the Shipping Tab of any product.
Here are few BUDGET Friction Fit Dance Poles with High Quality Finish & Dual Function (Spinning/Static)
1. Pro Chrome Dance Pole PFD: The PoleFitnessDancing.com (PFD) Chrome Portable Removable Dance Pole is a screw together type dance pole offering a superior chrome plating finish, extra strong deep set solid joints, and smooth action bearing for a smooth and gracefully looking pole dance move or inverted spin! Fully removable and portable.
2. PFD Pro Quality Dance Pole: The PoleFitnessDancing.com (PFD) Pro Quality Dance Pole is a screw together type dance pole offering a superior chrome electroplated finish, extra strong deep set solid joints, and smooth action bearing for a graceful looking pole dance move or inverted spin! Fully removable and easily portable with the black carrying bag.
3. Illusion Pro Quality Dance Pole: This is a BRAND NEW PFD Dance Pole launched in November of 2022 so there will be no reviews yet. We have very limited stock. This pole is identical to our #1 Best Selling PFD Chrome Pro Quality Dance Pole only this is a colourful Titanium Illusion finish type.