How much are poles for pole dancing

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#1 Best Selling Dance Poles For Home Use

Can you buy a pole for pole dancing?   Absolutely!   You can buy a pole for pole dancing here in our shop: We carry almost all the best dance pole brands in our shop for the USA, most can be used from both home use or studio use.  Our best sellers are the PFD Pro Quality Chrome 45mm Dance Pole  and the XPert X Pole Chrome 45mm.  Both are static and spinning, fully removable and portable.  It’s very common for people to ask about what the differences are in these two poles, here is an article that will give you a side by side comparison of these two dance poles =>

Lupit is a NEW brand to the US and is steadily gaining traction and popularity, sales increase on this one every day. Lil Mynx is a steady brand and has been around selling poles a very long time, still a good seller as well. A commonly asked question is, “Can I teach myself pole dancing?”  Yes, even if you have no experience and you can do this in the privacy of your own home as well. All dance poles for sale on our website come with beginner pole dancing lessons online, regardless of the brand you buy. With help from these free beginner pole dancing lessons you can teach yourself pole dancing!

So just a quick re-cap for you…
Below is a list of the best dance pole for at home: 
  • PFD Pro Quality Chrome 45mm Dance Pole (free carry bag)
  • PFD Pro Quality Black Powder Coated 45mm Dance Pole (free carry bag)
  • X Pert X Pole Chrome 45mm Dance Pole
  • Lupit Classic G2 Dance Pole
  • Lupit Portable Freestanding Dance Pole Stage
  • X Pole X Stage Lite Freestanding Dance Pole Stage
  • Lil Mynx Rotator Dance Pole

If you are BRAND NEW to pole dancing at home and you know nothing about grips aids, home dance poles, crash mats, etc, it is highly recommended that you get the FREE ebook called “Everything You Need To Know To Get Started Pole Dancing At Home” It will walk you through things in a more holistic manner regarding how to get started learning how to pole dance at home and covers a lot more than just buying your first dance pole like the best fat loss plans for dancers, how to asses your dance pole space, how to choose the right pole dance class or online lessons, safety tips for pole fitness at home,  and much more!  The information on this page below is strictly limited to helping you decide which dance pole to best for you to buy given your individual situation : )

Best Home Dance Pole For Your Budget

You may be wondering, “How much does a pole dance pole cost?“. Dance poles are sold anywhere from $50 to over $1000. But, just like any purchase you make, you should always fo some research to find out what type of quality dance pole you are investing in. Most people begin to choose a pole based on their budget.  If you can afford a good quality name brand pole, it is recommended that you do so.  Bear in mind that there are brand name dance poles that ARE NOT safe. (The section below titles brand name poles versus no brand dance poles will go into detail on this topic)  If you are on a tight budget, the removable and spinning Pro Quality Dance Pole is a high quality safe alternative to name brand poles. You should never compromise your health or safety when buying a pole.  There are many other poles on the market (both brand and no brand) that ARE NOT SAFE!  Any pole made with cheap plastic parts should be avoided, especially if you plan to use your pole for exercise or inverting.  It’s just not safe to swing on something made with plastic parts and THIN METAL. You get what you pay for in poles.  Thicker metal, better bearings, and quality chrome cost money and require more time to construct. That being said, you don’t need to buy a top name brand pole if you know what you are looking for in a good, safe off brand pole. *It is recommended that you buy the best quality pole you budget will allow for the sake of your safety and health.  This is an investment in you and your quality of life, it’s not worth taking the cheap route.* The PFD Pro Quality Pole Dancing Pole Kit with Free lessons is our “safe alternative” if you can’t afford a name brand pole like an X Pole, Lupit, or Lil Mynx.

The Best Dance Poles For Home Use

The best dance pole to buy for home use HIGHLY depends on how you plan to use your dance pole.   In a general sense, 80-90% of the home buyers will choose a removable and / or portable dance pole.   The removable dance poles are KEY because many people have children, pastors, judging family members, or other reasons like creating more space for visitors that would make removing the pole when it’s not in use ideal. Removable dance pole are easy to come by and most frequently purchased, but some are more “portable” than others.   If portability is very important to you in addition to the removable feature, then is best if you choose a dance pole that has a dance pole carrying case.   This make taking your pole to a party or friends house a breeze. Dance pole used for home that are removable are most generally easy to store no matter what brand (or non brand) pole you buy.   Removable dance poles break down into smaller pieces and can easily be store in your closet in minutes.

Assessing Your Home Dance Pole Space, Floor & Ceiling Type.

We get asked this question a lot, ” Can you put a pole dancing pole on carpet?” Yes, you can install a pole dancing pole on carpet. Depending on if you have very short fibered carpet or long shag carpet depends on if it might leave an indention in the carpet after sitting a while. One of the most common concerns when installing a dance pole at home is if it will damage the floor or ceiling (especially if you have popcorn ceiling) and if you have enough space in the area where you want to install the pole.   If you buy a good quality pole and you install it correctly according manufacturer’s instructions, the pole rarely causes any damage.  However, there are certain exception to that rule and you want to be sure your floor, ceiling, and dance space are safe before you purchase your pole and begin your home pole dancing workout. As always, consult a professional carpenter to assess your ceiling and floor for safe installation of a home dance pole. Here are some great reference to help you:

  • Worried about popcorn ceilings?  Read about installing poles on popcorn ceilings here>>
  • Worried about your safe flooring types for pole dancing?  Read about safe flooring types for dance poles here>>
  • Worried about getting things set up correctly with proper spacing at home?  Read how to set up your dance pole space here>>

Know Your Ceiling Height & Angle

This is a big one because not all dance poles will adjust to all ceiling heights.   In a general sense, most dance pole kits will fit  general ceiling height of 7′ 4″ ft to 9 ft high.  There are dance poles for ceilings shorter than 7′ 4” and taller than 9′ but your options become more limited once your ceiling height go out that general range. If your ceiling is taller than 9ft, you will need a dance pole kit along with extra extensions (purchased separately) to get a good fit for your individual ceiling.   All the extensions and dance poles featured in our shop have a size chart so you will know exactly what size extension to buy with your dance pole of choice.  Please note* dance pole extensions are brand specific and cannot be interchanged with other brands.

All removable dance poles have a max height so it’s important to know that in advance before you purchase. If you ever plan to have or do have a taller ceiling, we recommend buying a pole with a lot of extension options.  X-Pole brand has the most extension options available on the market today and can be customized to fit very tall ceilings up to 14′ 3″.    The dance pole is still fully removable at that height.

The PFD Pro Quality Dance Pole, The Lupit Classic Dance Pole, and The Lil Mynx Dance Pole all have a max height of about 10′ to 10.5′ after you purchase the one additional extension available.  The poles that max out at 10ft do work for most general users.

TALL CEILINGS: If you have really tall ceilings (about 12-14′ 3″) then your pole will start to get a LOT more flexible after adding so many extensions.  Too much flex in a pole isn’t desirable for everyone and ends up being scary to dance on for most people if you’re not used to it. *Please note that I said “scary” not “un-safe” – they mean too different things : ).  To get rid of too much flex in taller poles we recommend you try Build A Poles >> We do not sell poles taller than 14′ 3″ at this time. If your ceiling is taller than 14’3″, please consider a dance pole with a platform or stage base to place in the room.   These do not attach to the ceiling and are stabilized by the stage base only.  A HUGE perk is that they are still portable dance poles even though they have a stage meaning you can take them to the beach, a party at your friends house, or wherever your imagination can take you : )

SHORT CEILINGS: If you have ceilings shorter than 7′ 4″ you very best option is the Lil Mynx dance poles because you can have them custom cut to fit your shorter ceiling FOR FREE!  No other brand does this!  The only other option you have is buy an X Pole,then buy an extra 750mm extension and replace the top main pole that comes in the standard kit to shorten the pole – but this option is a LOT more expensive than getting the Lil Mynx.  The only advantage to choosing X Pole over Lil Mynx when you have shorter ceilings is that if you change your mind and move your pole to a different area or home then the X Pole will adapt to those changes not matter what choose as long as you don’t go over 14′ 3″ high.   The custom cut Lil Mynx will only have about 10 inches of play room to go higher if you change your mind on the ceiling height. If you own your home, don’t plan to move any where any time soon, and your ceiling is below 9 ft but not shorter than 7′ 4″ then you have more options. The X Pole,  PFD Pro Quality Dance Pole, Lupit, and the Lil Mynx are good sturdy poles for home use.  At this point you can fall back on your budget and type of use to help you decide which pole is best for you.

SEMI-PERMANENT MOUNTS: Once you extend your pole above 11ft, it is recommended that you stabilize is with a ceiling mount (which screws into the ceiling)  Ceiling mounts are required on poles taller than 12ft, the dome is not supportive enough when the pole is extended that high. Vaulted Ceiling mounts are available for both brand and no brand poles.  These mounts will accommodate most roof angles, it does need to be screwed into a ceiling joist.

Still a little confused?  Here is a great article that goes into great detail about choosing the right dance pole for your ceiling height =>

Do You Want Spinning Dance Pole, Static, or Both?

The most common seller is a pole that is both spinning and static (stationary).   If you are a beginner, it is worth the investment to get a pole that does both.  You will find the spinning mode easier to learn on in some ways AND it’s a lot of fun! The main reason you would require a spinning dance pole is to hold a pole move while the pole rotates, giving the viewer a pleasurable view and you (the user) a fun ride!  Many women find it fun to simply hold on to the pole and swing, it’s a playful sensation much like a kid on a marry-go-round.  Your husband and kids will swing on it too!  It brings out the kid in everyone. Static poles are cheaper and are also nice to pole dance on, but you do miss out on the playful movement a spinning pole provides and your rotating action during pole spins and moves is DRASTICALLY limited.  If you are a beginner and don’t plan to swing on the pole much (more or less just dance around it with an occasional climb or swing) then a static pole will suite you just fine. Watching dance pole reviews is a great way to see the difference and make a choice that is right for you. If you aren’t sure if a static dance pole or a spinning dance pole that is both static and spinning is best for you, go here to read a great article about learning to pole dance in spinning or static mode.

Decide On The Best Dance Pole Finish Type

The chrome finish is the most common and widely used. If you are thinking you want the PFD Pro Quality Pole Dancing Pole you can choose from black powder coated, titanium rainbow illusion, or chrome. There are several different finishes available for the X Pert X Pole (which is a spinning and static pole).  You can choose a different finish for the pleasure of the color OR for functionality.  The X Pole XPert dance pole review is found here => The most common dance pole finish types available are:

  • There are silicone sleeved dance poles in black and pink.
  • Powder Coated Dance Poles in black, white, and pink.
  • Brass Dance Poles – polished, solid brass tubing, enhanced grip.
  • Titanium Gold – electronically coated to enhance grip.
  • Chrome Dance Poles – most popular & best for general use.
  • Stainless Steel Dance Poles – polished, best for those with sensitive skin and allergies.
  • Titanium Rainbow Illusion Finish – color changing rainbow effect only found on the PFD Pro Quality Dance Pole.

Lil Mynx poles has different finish options as well including:

  • Powder Coated Pink, and Black Poles.  The Lil Mynx Dance pole review is found here =>
  • Polished Stainless Steel (looks like chrome)

Lupit Dance Poles also have two different finishes available in Chrome (not available in the US yet) and Stainless Steel.  The Lupit stainless steel dance pole review is found here =>

Here is a great article that goes into detail about the advantages and disadvantages of the different dance pole finish types >>

Decide on Best Dance Pole Size (Diameter)

The most common is 45mm size dance pole.   If you have never danced before and have no clue, I recommend the 45mm.   All major brand name poles and non brand poles have the 45mm size available. The extra options for size are available for various dance pole brands.  Those extra sizes are:

  • 40mm dance poles (1.5in) – slimmest pole yet and great for small hands
  • 42mm dance poles (1.65in) – easier to grip than 45mm but not better suited for the average user (my personal favorite)  Only made by Lupit
  • 45mm dance poles (1.75in) – easy to grip with your hands and used in worldwide pole dance fitness competitions
  • 50mm dance poles (2in) – the old standard, easy to grip for leg inversions but harder to grip than the 45mm.  This is the standard size used in stripper clubs.
  • Odd sizes: 48mm dance poles and 53mm dance poles are silicone dance poles.   If you don’t plan to get a silicone dance pole, ignore these sizes.

The PFD Pro Quality Affordable only comes in 45mm. If you are a Lil Mynx fan, their poles come in both 45mm and 50mm. The X-Pole brand has the widest range of dance pole sizes including: 40mm, 45mm, 48mm, 50mm, and 53mm. Here is a great article that goes into depth about the different pole sizes, diameters, and lengths >>>

Best Dance Pole Brands Versus No Brand or “Knock Off” Dance Poles

This is generally where people get scarred and confused. It’s normal, keep reading : ) Safety is a big concern for everybody when you are buying your first dance pole.   Truthfully, if there are installation errors made, it doesn’t matter if you bought the best brand name pole, it can still come down from the ceiling and hurt you.   It’s important to study your dance poles by watching good dance pole reviews and follow the manufacturer instructions perfectly.   If you do this, you should have no problems at all, the majority of people don’t safety problems. Name brand poles typically have a good reputation for quality and safety however, not everyone can afford a brand name pole.   There are cheaper Brand Name poles that are not safe as well. To start, the main US based name brand poles that are the best because they have dedicated their manufacturing practice and business to pole dancing are Lupit, Lil Mynx, PFD, and X pole brands. All are great companies with individual differences.  All demonstrate professional qualities and if you can afford one of these brands then I recommend them all.  The X Pole brand has better extension options in case you ever want to change your ceiling height as well as an easier install.  Lil Mynx brand is better for permanently installed dance poles that screw into the ceiling and floor as well as poles that are cut to fit your ceiling height.  Lupit brand is the easiest of all the portable dance poles to install. X pole is a leader in producing dance poles with the widest range of options in finish types and sizes, but are often more expensive than other brands.  Their pole extensions to make the pole extend to different heights is un-matched.    The Xpert Model X pole is unmatched for adapting to various ceiling heights.  No other brand compares.

There are name brand dance pole companies on the market that sell dance poles that are dangerous.

Some Brand Name poles like the Carmen Electra Stripper Pole, the Spencers Dance Pole, and the Pro Fit Pole are not safe for learning to pole dance on in my opinion.  Click on the links for each of those brands for a detailed explanations and a video dance pole review as to why I feel that way.

“Off” Brand or No Brand dance poles can be just as sturdy as some name brands IF you know what to look for.

Most of the screw together type dance poles are really “knock off” poles of the original X Pole which was a screw together type pole.   These poles are randomly branded by various companies (companies not necessarily dedicated to the safety and wellness of a pole fitness dancer) like MegaBrand Dance Pole, The AW Dance Pole, The XPerience Dance Pole, and other random brand names found on Amazon and Ebay.    And while most of these types of dance pole look alike, they may not have been built with the same quality! When I first opened my pole fitness studio, I didn’t have enough money to buy quality name brand poles.  So I bought a wide variety of screw together type dance poles off Ebay and Amazon trying to find ones safe and suitable for my students and made a ton of mistakes! Here is what I found:

  1. You must get a pole with quality chrome electroplating. Some cheaply coat the pole in chrome that then it soon chips off after you buy it.  I paid $149.99 for a pole on EBay and when the chrome chipped off it cut my fingers as I slid down the pole.
  2. You must look for the thickness of the metal in which to pole is created. If you buy a pole that is made of too thin of metal, it can bend.  Yes, you heard that right.  I bent one pole inverting on it after one short month.   Once it was bent, it wouldn’t spin very well.  Here is a video of my bent pole adventure >>
  3. You must watch for accurate install instructions. One pole I bought came with wrong instruction on where to place the locking nut (the piece that makes the pole NOT come loose from the ceiling).  I put it where the instructions said and the pole unscrewed itself from the roof while I was on it!  I later found out that by putting the nut in the right spot solved the problem.
  4. You must look for quality bearings. This is a tough one because we girls are not machinists (usually).  I didn’t know anything about bearings and I bet you don’t either!   All you can do is ask if there is a warranty on the bearings.  Some of the EBay and Amazon poles I bought had the bearings go bad after a few short months.  When that happens, the pole locks up and it won’t spin anymore.  This is where some of the product reviews are faulty because it might work good at first, but quite spinning later on down the road, long after that person left a good review about the pole.    I was able to fix the bearing problem by taking it to a local machine shop, but I shouldn’t have had to do that with such a new pole.
  5. Good Quality, soft rubber is essential for safety. I bought a pole off Amazon that had rubber so hard you could hear a hard tapping noise when you tap on it.   If the rubber on the dome and base is not soft, the pole can sip sideways, causing the pole to come loose from the ceiling under the centrifugal force while dancing on the pole.
  6. D-Poles. D-Poles are not technically a “brand” like some people think, it’s the name of the generic instruction manual they place inside almost ALL no brand poles because they are install identically, this includes the MegaBrand dance pole.

Still Confused? Here is a great article that goes into detail about the best brand name poles to buy versus no-brand dance pole => Looking for these above suggestions can be time consuming and taxing.   If you want to save yourself the trouble and buy an affordable and study brand pole for a great price, here on this website, we don’t sell junk. I have already gone through the pain of finding a good quality off brand pole for you.  I currently use that pole in my pole fitness studio and the girls absolutely love them!

Grip Aids, Grip Gear, and Pole Dance Crash Mats

You will want to consider getting a good quality crash mat when you begin learning to invert (go upside down).  Most beginners don’t learn this right away so you may or may not need one when purchasing your first dance pole for home.  Here is an in depth articles about how to choose the best pole dance crash mat for your home or studio:

Grips Aids like Dry Hands, Tite Grip, The Lupit Pad (and pole cleaner in one), and PFD Grip Tac are good to order right away because beginner pole dancers usually don’t  have the strength in their grip to execute some spins.   A powder or cream to enhance the grip on the pole will help you stick to the pole until your grip gets stronger with practice. Grip gloves are something beinners ask about because developing the muscular strength in your hands to hold your own body weight on the pole takes time to develop.  And we are all in a hurry to play on the pole as much as we can aren’t we!  So grip gloves will help you dance longer, especially in the beginning.  Remember, they are never a substitute for developing the strength to grip with your own bare hands and you should dance without them as much as you can.  You can detailed information on how to clean the dance pole here =>

Best Home Dance Poles For Heavy Body Weights and Type of Use

It’s very common for someone to be concerned that the pole will be safe to use if they are a heavier body weight : )  Lucky you, because so many people have asked, we created an article that dives deep into this issue so you can make a dance pole purchase that feels safe and easy.   You can find that article titled by clicking the image below to read more details to purchase a dance pole safe enough for heavier body weights:

Many women of 200+ pounds pole dance safely for fitness, it’s ok to be concerned : )  Here is a recent testimonial from a heavier gal who bought the PFD Chrome Pro Quality Dance Pole:

“My whole family loves the pole.

Hello! Marion here! I am so pleased to report that thus far things have been great. My whole family loves the pole. My place is small, it’s right smack dab in between the living and dining areas. Every uses it as a fitness tool. When the kids are sound asleep or at Nana’s I practice the sexy.. otherwise I just exercise. the stretches you can do with a vertical pole are amazing. I bought it because I have wanted one for years and because it will help me with my grips and upper body strength. I train Bazillian Jiu jitsu. For my big girls, please know that I am 5’7″ and 222lbs (229) a few weeks ago. It is so secure. I followed Danna’s video to install. I installed it with the help of my guy. We rent and no risk to the security deposit -because we followed the guidelines and it’s secure on joists! I am so so pleased. I can do very basic spins… it’s nothing fancy but girls… it’s liberating and awesome. I never thought I’d love me so much at 32 years and a mom of 3.. I researched for a long time. Danna’s service is awesome. Thank you girl! If you are on the fence… Hop off! Just do it! One life. Make the rest of your years the best of your years. Xo” View original testimonial in the product reviews section Here >

Marion J. Blow

Home Dance Pole Kit Reviews

Watching various reviews on different dance poles can also help you decide what’s best for you.  You can find those on our dance pole reviews page here =>

Home Dance Pole Installation Videos

Watching how to install the dance pole of your choice can also help you decide which pole to choose and whether or not paying extra for a pole that is easier to install or take down is right for you.   This is especially important to do if you plan to take your pole down every day.  Here is the list of the dance pole installation instruction videos for all the poles sold in our store => Dance Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save

Best Dance Poles for Home Use in 2022

Last Updated on December 16, 2022

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This article contains information on the best dance poles for sale at the moment, so if you’re looking for the best dance pole for home use, then look no further!


  • In a hurry?
  • Types of Dance Poles
    • Portable Poles Held In Place By Pressure
    • A Dance Pole With A Permanent Ceiling Mount
    • Freestanding Dance Poles
    • Options: Width, Material, Static/Spin
  • Best Dance Pole for Home Use in 2022
    • 1. X Pole XPERT PRO – 2018 Model
    • 2. X Pole XPERT Static/Spin Pole 2014-17 (NX) Model
    • 3. Lupit Pole Classic
    • 4. Lil Mynx Rotator Dance Pole
    • 5. X Pole SPORT (Static Only)

So, you’ve been learning how to pole dance for a while now, and the time has come for you to invest in your own dance pole to use at home.

Getting your own dance pole is a great idea, it will really enhance your progress, and new technology means that dance poles are very quick and easy to install at home!

If you’re currently wondering which pole to buy, then you’re in the right place!

During the past 16 years, I’ve used all of these different types of dance poles, so have got plenty of experience in choosing poles. I currently have two poles up at home, one in the bedroom and one in the garage.

I’ve used poles in clubs, on stages in large concert venues, in gyms, studios, at home and outdoors. I’ve helped countless friends and pole students put up their poles in their homes so I have so much information to share with you all!

After years of using different portable dance poles, I’ve concluded that the X Pole XPERT Pro (2018 Model) is by far the most superior pole available and is the best dance pole for home use for sale at the moment.

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Types of Dance Poles

When it comes to buying a dance pole to use at home, there are generally 3 main options:

  • A pole that’s held in place by tension and pressure (the most popular option)
  • A pole that’s held in place with a permanent ceiling mount (requires drilling and fixture installation)
  • A freestanding dance pole with a solid base (does not touch the ceiling)

Let’s go into a little bit more detail about these different types of dance poles:

Portable Poles Held In Place By Pressure

This is the best idea for your first dance pole due to their safety and ease of use. This type of portable dance pole is held in place by pressure between the ceiling and the floor. Usually positioned directly beneath a joist (beam), they require no ladders, drills or screws and cause minimal damage.

You can also take it down very easily and move it to a different location without any hassle.

Once it’s been installed correctly, it’s an incredibly safe piece of equipment and perfectly suitable for practicing pole dancing at home.

Most portable dance poles will be suitable for a ceiling height of 7’4″ – 9’4″ out of the box without the need for buying extra pieces.

A Dance Pole With A Permanent Ceiling Mount

If you know you’re going to keep your pole in place for a longer period of time, then getting a ceiling mount is a good idea. A permanent ceiling mount requires drilling, so it will cause some damage to your ceiling, unlike a pressure-fit pole.

Freestanding Dance Poles

A freestanding pole is a good option if you want to use your pole outdoors. We’ve written an entirely separate guide to freestanding dance poles, and you can read it here! (Links open in a new tab)

We have even used pieces of scaffolding cemented into the concrete before, but specialist pole stages are available. These freestanding dance poles use a large and heavy round base and the top of the pole is completely detached.

In our experience, these poles are extremely stable but you can definitely feel the motion of the pole ‘swaying slightly’ – this is perfectly safe.

Options: Width, Material, Static/Spin

Besides these 3 main types of dance poles, you have a lot of other things to think about:

  • Static or spin?
  • Which size? (40mm, 45mm, 50mm, 53mm)
  • Which pole finish? (Chrome, Stainless Steel, Powder-Coated, Brass, etc)

There are a few articles on this site that will help you decide what’s best for you! So, in order to avoid repeating myself, check out these guides (all open in a new tab) if you need more information about different pole types:

  • Ultimate Portable Dance Pole Buyer’s Guide (recommended reading if you don’t know much about dance poles!)
  • All About Freestanding Dance Poles
  • Chrome, Brass, Stainless Steel? All About Pole Finishes
  • Best Pole Dancing Crash Mats for Your Safety

Best Dance Pole for Home Use in 2022

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If you’re ready to buy your dance pole, and you know what type of pole you want, here is a list of the best dance poles for sale at the moment.

1. X Pole XPERT PRO – 2018 Model

This latest XPERT Pole replaces previous versions of the X Pole XPERT. It is a portable dance pole that’s held in place by pressure/tension. The latest feature is that this pole can be switched between spin and static using your wrist, rather than the hex key needed for the previous versions.

Features of the X Pole XPERT Pro

This really is an excellent dance pole, perfect for pole dancers of all levels. X Pole are the industry leaders in pole and aerial fitness equipment.

Other features include:
  • X-LOCK – Static to Spinning in a quarter of a turn, takes less than a second
  • Bottom height adjustment – no ladders required
  • Featuring X-JOINT technology – easy to use and quick to install
  • Smooth pole from top to bottom – no transition between pole tubes
  • Articulating micro base – easy to set up, even on uneven floors
  • Diameters: 45mm (1.75”) and 40mm (1.5”)
  • Extendable height from 2275mm (7’ 6”) to 2770mm (9’ 1″) out of the box
  • Optional extensions for ceiling heights up to 3395mm (11’1”)

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X Pole XPERT Static/Spin Pole 2014-17 (NX) Model

So, this is basically the previous version of the XPERT Pro Pole. It has all of the same features but it requires a hex key to switch between static and spin. The reason it makes this list is because it’s the most popular pole in the world, and it’s the one that I personally use in my bedroom at the moment. I have no doubt that this pole will last forever.

The X Pole XPERT is suitable for home and professional use by pole dancers of all levels. It’s suitable for brand new beginners and experienced experts.

Read our full review of the X Pole XPERT 2014-17 Model

Other features include:
  • Fully removable, the pole is held in place with no need for fixtures on the ceiling
  • Easy installation and removal, the pole can be installed in about 15 minutes and then taken down in 5 minutes
  • Bottom loading, so no need for ladders to install
  • Completely portable and breaks down into pieces for easy transportation
  • Comes with a 2-piece carry case for the pole and all its pieces
  • Minimum ceiling height: 7’4″
  • Maximum ceiling height: 9′ (extensions are available separately for taller ceilings)
  • Micro-articulating base for use on uneven floor surfaces
  • The user can easily switch between ‘static’ and ‘spin’ modes
  • Completely smooth from top to bottom, you cannot feel the transition between pole pieces
  • Available in Chrome, Brass, Stainless Steel, Titanium Gold, Silicone, or Powder-Coated Finishes
  • Different widths available are 40mm, 45mm, 50mm

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Lupit Pole Classic

Lupit Pole makes a range of different portable dance poles for use at home, in clubs or in dance studios. The first, and most popular is the Lupit Pole Classic.

This is a fully removable, portable dance pole that’s held in place between the floor and the ceiling. Like most portable dance poles available, there’s no drilling required!

Everything you need to install the pole comes inside the box and it can be easily installed within 10-15 minutes.

The main features of this sturdy dance pole are:

  • Quick and easy to install and remove
  • Can be switched between static and spin
  • Extendable from 2100mm to 2800mm (7″ – 9.2″) with extra extensions available for taller ceilings
  • Quality rubber surface
  • Unique upper disc flex system
  • Patented safety block nut
  • Available in 42mm or 45mm width
  • Available in a stainless steel or chrome finish

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Lil Mynx Rotator Dance Pole

Lil Mynx is another long-term manufacturer of dance poles. The “Rotator” Dance Pole has a cleverly designed bearing in the base that allows the pole to spin. There’s a button the base of the pole to switch the pole between static and spin.

This is a removable pole, however, it is a one-piece pole, and does require permanent a ceiling mount, which is a small hook and can be used for decorative items when the pole is not in use.

Main Features:

  • Fully removable, the pole is held in place with a fixed ceiling mount (hook) but can be taken down with ease
  • Minimum ceiling height: 8′
  • Maximum ceiling height: 10′ (if your ceiling is between 9-10ft, then you will need an extra extension piece, available as an extra when you buy from their website)
  • Anti-slip floor pad for use on tiles or wooden floor surfaces
  • Completely smooth from top to bottom, you cannot feel the transition between pole pieces
  • Available in a Stainless Steel Finish, a popular and durable finish for dance poles
  • Different widths available are either 45mm or 50mm
  • Comes with a stylish and handy storage/carry-case

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X Pole SPORT (Static Only)

Some people don’t want a pole that can spin, and a static-only pole is much more affordable, starting at just $120 for an X Pole SPORT.

The X Pole SPORT is suitable for home and professional use by pole dancers of all levels. It’s a perfect pole for brand new beginners and experienced experts to perform static moves.

Read our full review of the X Pole SPORT here

Main Features:

  • Fully removable, the pole is held in place with no need for fixtures on the ceiling
  • Easy installation and removal, the pole can be installed in about 15 minutes and then taken down in 5 minutes
  • Bottom loading, so no need for ladders to install
  • Completely portable and breaks down into pieces for easy transportation
  • Comes with a complete carry case for the pole and all its pieces
  • Minimum ceiling height: 7’4″
  • Maximum ceiling height: 9′ (extensions are available separately for taller ceilings)
  • Micro-articulating base for use on uneven floor surfaces
  • Stationary, static-only dance pole
  • Completely smooth from top to bottom, you cannot feel the transition between pole pieces
  • Available in Chrome, Brass, Stainless Steel, Titanium Gold, Silicone, or Powder-Coated Finishes
  • Different widths available are 40mm, 45mm, 50mm

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So, there you have it – our list for the best dance poles for home use (well, removable/portable dance poles at least!) You should also check out our list of 6 dance poles available for under $200, which also includes the X Pole SPORT!

Happy poling!

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Why pole dancing is an art

Most people associate pole dancing with striptease, and those who practice it seem to be insidious seductresses. A reader of Gazeta.Ru realized from her own experience that it is difficult to dance on the pole, and there is nothing indecent in it. Understood and shared with us.

I've been in pole dancing for almost three and a half years, and during all this time some people are very persistently striving to prove that it is possible and necessary to put an equal sign between my hobby and striptease. Before, of course, this hurt me, but then I realized: most people know about pole dancing only that a pole (pole) is used for it. And what do they associate with the sixth? That's right, striptease. nine0003

Very unpleasant comments appeared under my photos on social networks more than once, because the stereotypical idea that half-dancers are completely debauched is still quite common. But, it would seem, pole dance has long come out of the shadows and has become one of the sports (officially - since October 2, 2017).

I always knew that half-dance is a dance, and dancing is an art. And I have always been fascinated by dancing. When I saw what half-dancers were doing, I decided that I wanted to do that too. nine0003

It took about a year for my “want” to turn into “do”. There were some fears and doubts, which, by the way, were also among other newcomers with whom I talked. Basically, they were formulated in the form of the phrase “I can’t, I have weak arms, weak abdominal muscles, not a good enough figure, and in general, am I an acrobat or something?” Doubts disappeared when I saw Olga Koda's number. Then the idea that in any case everyone starts somewhere took over, and I began to act: I found a school near my house, came to a trial lesson, all such a small and trembling schoolgirl, enthusiastically looking at experienced dancers who performed crazy tricks somewhere under the ceiling of the hall. nine0003

At the first lesson, all I did was walk around the pole and try to master the basic elements, for which my level of physical fitness was clearly not enough. But I didn’t quit - I wanted to surprise myself too much and find out what I was capable of. I must say I was surprised. Sometimes we can’t even imagine what our body is capable of. I thought that hangings and handstands were for the elite. Now I understand that this is the lot of those who train hard.

A couple of months later I climbed the pylon without any problems. Under the very ceiling, that was joy! Six months later I learned the basic tricks. And to those who say that pole dance is simple, “walk around the pole and slowly take off your clothes,” I answer: you are wrong (I would have put it much sharper before). nine0003

First of all, pole dancing does not involve stripping. Exposure of some parts of the body (arms, legs, back) is allowed solely in order to improve grip with the pole. In other words, in ordinary clothes, you will simply slide down a smooth steel stick and hurt yourself.

But dancers don't wear shorts, tank tops or leotards to seduce anyone.

Moreover, the rules of various competitions are strictly regulated: how much exposure is allowed, what kind of suit can and cannot be worn, what width the gusset of shorts should be, etc. Yes, there is a separate direction in half-dance - pole exotic - it’s not the tricks that come to the fore, but the choreography, grace, sensuality. However, total nudity during performances is prohibited, which many do not know. nine0003

In general, there are many things in the history of pole dance that people who are not related to this area have hardly heard about. For example, that originally a pole, though wooden, was used by the Indians as a yoga equipment (XII century), and this discipline was called Mallakhamb (“pole gymnasts”). There was another one, which is more reminiscent of modern pole dancing, - Mallastambha ("pillar gymnasts"). The iron pole was used for Indian fighters to train their strength and agility. Some sources report that the pylon or pole was used in their ritual dances by women in African and Indian tribes. Previously, he embodied the symbol of the masculine, but then the dances at the pole also had a spiritual aspect. nine0003

For several centuries, half-dance developed only in the circus arena (it still exists today). In the second half of the 20th century, the "function" of pole dancing was seduction. Since the 1990s, the pole dance that we see now has appeared, and this is the merit of the Canadian Fonnier Munday, who recorded educational videos, thanks to which the society learned about this dance direction.

Those who think that half-dance is a sport exclusively for girls are mistaken.

Older women (Greta Pontarelli known in this circle for more than 60 years), and men (winner of the World Championship in Beijing 2015 Dmitry Politov, three-time world and Russian champion Evgeny Greshilov) and even children (Emily Moskalenko) represent the dance direction. Most half-dancers say: the main thing is not age (gender, profession), the main thing is desire. nine0003

In Russia and in the world, performances are very actively carried out in order to develop the sport and improve it; there are local and international organizations that pay attention to the promotion of dance, acrobatic and sports disciplines on the pylon, and the fact that pole dancers seek to undermine the morality of society with their activities, and now it’s somehow strange to think. Once I was lucky enough to talk with one of the most famous pole dancers, the 2012 world champion Anastasia Skukhtorova, who admitted that she doesn’t even try to convince the others what is the difference between her favorite hobby and striptease: “In general, I heard that my videos are often show that people themselves understand the difference. And it's very nice." nine0003

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During the day, Evgenia Loskutova turns the steering wheel of a foreign car, and in the evening she dances on a pylon. Four years ago, the woman decided to radically change her life: she left the sewing business for taxi drivers and took up the direction of pole dance. The 50-year-old Omsk woman jokes that she would love to lose her passport, because she believes that age is not at all the most important thing in life. She is sure that you need to do what brings pleasure. Evgenia got upset when some dance colleagues, who found out how old she was, began to turn to you. The woman's relatives are worried that such a hobby is too extreme for her health, and many acquaintances even condemn, believing that at 50 you need to babysit your grandchildren and sit with embroidery in front of the TV. But the “work-home-family” scheme that is familiar to many does not suit her, and the opinion of other people is not at all important to her. About how Evgenia Loskutova breaks stereotypes about age - in our material. nine0121

Evgeniya likes to wear high heels outside of the gym


Short top, petite shorts and 17 cm heels. Not everyone at 50 can afford such an outfit, but this is not about Evgenia Loskutova. She demonstrates tricks without a share of embarrassment, starting with the simplest ones: here is the “high chair”, and this is the “parallel”. Then the woman soars up to the very ceiling, gracefully wraps her legs around the pylon and releases her hands. The element seems dangerous, but the Omsk woman assures that it is not. For 4 years of pole dance classes, a woman has learned many acrobatic tricks. She says that she has a slender body by nature, but the hobby helped to tighten her figure and pump her muscles. She was brought to the dance school by a friend who gave up after the first lesson, and Evgenia was sucked in. nine0121

— I didn't know where I was. Roughly speaking, I look: sticks stick out. We had a beginner group, all the girls were the same klutzes as me. Nothing bothered me. After the first training, I was covered in bruises, although we didn’t do anything special - we twirled around the pole a little. But then I immediately understood: “Here it is, happiness!”, - the woman shares her impression of the first lesson.

Omsk woman has never danced before


She practices pole dancing several times a week, and can visit the gym every day. So, after a year of training, unexpectedly for herself, she managed to take first place in regional competitions in the age group 40+.

— I was going to perform, fail, get drunk and go home. I rushed about in front of the stage, saying that I would not perform. I was shaking all over. From the whole number, I remember how I got out, stood in the starting position, and then the elements ran out, but the music didn’t. And damn it ... improvisation went. As a result, I took first place. I didn’t expect it myself,” she recalls with delight. nine0003

Evgenia Loskutova won the regional competition in pole dance in her age category


No one knew how old Evgenia was before the competition at the dance school. The studio administration thought that she was no more than 40. And the woman herself did not want to reveal the secret, but not because she was embarrassed by her age. She assumed that she would be treated differently - girls three times younger are in her group. To participate in the competition, it was necessary to fill out a questionnaire with personal data. So the veil of a little secret was lifted. nine0121

- Schoolgirls and schoolchildren go around, who calmly communicate with me, and as soon as they find out that I'm 50, they immediately switch to you. When we are in the hall, what difference does it make, how old is someone? You have to hide your age, - Evgenia laughs. - The coaches began to take care of me. It started like this: “You are more careful there.” Right away, I seemed to become crystal clear.

At first Evgenia hid her age


Evgenia says that pole dance classes allow her not only to keep her figure in good shape, but also to relax, “to feel like a woman and a goddess.” Such dances increase self-esteem. True, not everyone in her environment can understand this. Some acquaintances, especially women, do not approve of her hobbies and do not understand. Sometimes, the Omsk woman says, she receives unpleasant offers from strangers on social networks, but she has long ceased to pay attention to negative points.

- I won't prove anything to anyone. It's a sport, it's great. I do what I love. When I started posting photos and videos on social networks, messages like “Do you dance in private?” started coming. Some men offer to meet. Some even offer money.

Some acquaintances have a negative attitude towards Evgenia's hobby


According to Evgenia, her husband is loyal to her hobby and does not like scenes of jealousy. The 18-year-old son became completely interested in his mother's hobby and also began to go to classes - for gymnastic and trick skills. But Eugenia's mother is worried about her daughter's health. nine0121

- Once, when I was doing an element in strips (dance shoes with high heels. - ed. note ), where I hang upside down, I could not resist and flew down. I managed to put my hands up in time. It happened that during the exercise we ran into a girl, and then it turned out that I had broken my little toe on my leg. But it normal. These are work moments. Mom was worried: « Zhenya, at your age! Where did you go?” So what? Should I sit on a bench, click seeds? It’s not for me,” the woman smiles. nine0003

Evgenia has a good stretch


Evgenia roller skates, go karting and even completed self-defense courses. For a long time she worked as a seamstress, but then she realized that she liked driving a car more than fiddling with material and thread. So Evgenia became a taxi driver.

— Of course, there are nitpicks about gender distribution.

They follow you all the way, and then they summarize: “I have never traveled so calmly.” There were also attacks on me. Some passengers do not want to pay. In case of protection, I have a pepper spray and knowledge of self-defense. nine0003

During the day, Evgenia works in a taxi


Even despite the constant skepticism from fellow travelers and annoying moments, she still loves her work. He believes that you need to think positively, because there will always be difficulties. At the same time, life does not stand still.

— I am already 50 years old. How much is left? One, two, ten, twenty? You need to have time to live this time - to dance, go somewhere, jump with a parachute. No need to think: "I'm already old." You can be old at 20. We must live, we must enjoy. If you want something, go and do it. What others think is irrelevant. I have a full life. Now I'm trying to grab everything to the maximum. nine0003