Dancer Pole Safety Tips

Being aware of safety issues when using your pole is very important in avoiding injury to yourself (or your students), as well as possible damage to your property. That’s why Your Pole Pal has devoted several pages on this site to covering this important topic.

Please keep in mind that the following dance pole safety tips are general in nature, and there are no guarantees that you will never suffer injury or damage if you follow them.

Only you can ensure your complete safety by correctly installing your pole, using caution and common sense, and knowing the limits of your equipment and your own body.

That said…

The following safety suggestions can definitely help reduce your risk of injury:

#1 – Wash your hands before you dance to remove lotions, creams or any natural oils on your hands, as these can cause you to slip or lose your grip entirely.…

The Health Benefits of Pole Dancing

For those who want a killer workout that will burn fat, tone muscle and provide you with an awesome skill in the process, pole dancing is a fantastic option to consider. I’m not only talking to the ladies here either; if you’re a guy and you can get over the stigma surrounding pole dancing as a bloke, then this is an incredibly effective and fun way to get into shape that’s also a good opportunity to meet women…

The Benefits of Pole Dancing

While you might associate pole dancing with strip clubs, this is actually a very impressive skill to learn on its own that requires a ton of upper body strength and coordination if you’re going to get it right. More to the point, it has a vast number of very impressive health benefits which far outstrip (sorry, poor choice of words) many other popular forms of exercise. And …

Common Mistakes Made by Beginner Pole Dancers

As a beginner pole dancer, you’re vulnerable to making some common mistakes and picking up bad habits early along your pole journey. This article is about lifestyle, habits and tips for beginner pole dancers to avoid the most common mistakes. This actually applies to any fitness regime or discipline. So whether you’re a pole dancer or you’re into another form of alternative fitness, we hope you find this article useful.

Pole dancing for fitness is an excellent workout, but you should ensure that you’re not harming your progress by making simple mistakes. You’ll soon find that pole dancing classes are very welcoming places. There is little to no judgement whatsoever, pole dancing is a very inclusive sport suitable for many different people. The pole dance community is very accepting; it doesn’t matter what shape or size you are, your fellow pole dancers will always make you feel welcome.

So, here …

How To Slim Down Using Nothing But a Pole: A Step-By-Step Guide

It’s January, which pretty means we’re all working hard to follow through with those resolutions we found ourselves making last month, and we’re willing to bet that getting in better shape is at the top of most people’s lists.

In addition to cutting carbs, chugging more water, and stalking YouTube for easy ab workout videos, we’ve found an easy—and quite effective way—to slim down while lengthening our muscles using nothing but a pole and our own body. The workout is from from New York fitness studio Body & Pole’s Vertical Ballet Barre class, which uses traditional moves taken from ballet, but instead of a classic horizontal barre uses a vertical pole.

Check out the easy and effective step-by-step moves below, which were created by Body & Pole’s Allison Wardwell, and get moving!

1. Flex & Point
Sit with your back against the pole or a wall with your legs …