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A Beginner’s Guide to Learning Pole Dancing at Home

by Sarah McClymont 09 Jul 2021

If you have made the decision to embark on your pole dancing journey but would prefer to learn to pole dance from to comfort of your own home as opposed to attending classes, then you are in the right place!

Our beginner’s guide to learning to pole dance at home covers just about everything you need to know to get you well on your way.

Learn to pole dance at home

Ava Madison wearing Mystique Set


Set Up Your Home Pole Dancing Area

The first thing you should do to find a suitable spot in your house where you can learn to pole dance. To calculate how much space you need, hold out both arms and measure the span (You may want to ask someone else to do this for you!). This is the amount of space that you will need all of the way around your pole as a minimum, however complex moves may require a little more space.

Not everyone has this kind of space readily available but remember you can always move furniture out of the way to create the space and you can even learn to pole dance outside!


Find the Right Pole for You

Shopping for a pole which is suitable for learning pole dancing at home can seem quite daunting at first as there are many different models on the market, so let us break it down for you.

There are three main pole types that you should consider:

  • A tension and pressure pole
  • A freestanding pole with a sturdy base
  • A permanent ceiling mounted pole

The most popular type of pole for people who want to learn pole dancing at home is the tension and pressure pole as it requires no fixtures and can be easily put up and taken down. Despite this it is still perfectly safe when used correctly.

Learning to pole dance at home

Freestanding poles have a heavy base which keep them sturdy, however they do move when in use which can sometimes be off-putting for beginners. These are a great option if you want to learn to pole dance outside.

Lady pole dancing from home

Although if used correctly the previous two options are perfectly safe, some people prefer a permanent pole which is attached to the ceiling for a greater sense of safety.


Invest in High Quality Pole Dance Clothing

Not only does speciality pole dancing clothing make you look the part, but it is also essential for performance. Whether you are attending classes or simply learning pole dancing at home it is a good idea to invest in high quality pieces which will make learning easier and more comfortable from the start. Here at Wink we have spent many years testing and developing expert pole dance clothing. Our fabrics offer an extreme stretch, meaning you won’t be restricted and they won’t cut into your skin. They are also highly breathable and wick moisture away from the body so no matter how much of a sweat you work up you will be comfortable and your performance won’t be hindered. It is best to have bare arms and legs for pole dancing so that you can grip the pole effectively, so a high quality pair of pole dance shorts and a sleeveless vest or crop top is ideal.

Learning how to pole dance at home

Selena Seee wearing Valencia Long Sleeve Top and Valencia Sticky Suspender Leggings


Find Online Video Tutorials

Now that you have everything you need to learn pole dancing at home, it’s time to get learning! The quickest and easiest option is to use online video tutorials. You can watch these from your laptop, tablet or phone and you can rewind and re-visit to your hearts content. There is also a selection of pole dance DVDs on the market if you prefer this option.

We have partnered with experienced pole dancer Mimi James to create a number of free tutorial videos ranging from basic moves to more complex moves as you progress. You can find the full collection of tutorials on our videos page.


Pole dancing tips from home

 Mimi James wearing Glitter Mist Set

We hope that you really enjoy learning pole dancing at home and fall in love with it just as much as us. We welcome all beginners to join our social media community where you can chat with us and other like minded people. You can find our social media links in the footer of this page.



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