April 18, 2024


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How To Choose A Dance Pole For Home Use

If you want to learn how to pole dance at home for exercise, then you will need to know how to choose a dance pole for home use.

There are several different types of poles as well as different brand names to choose from. So how do you pick the right pole for you? It’s easier than you think.

It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or plan to be an advanced performer; a person should always buy a sturdy safe pole. Working out, losing weight, dancing, and getting into shape should be fun! The last thing you need running through your mind is whether or not that pole is going to come loose from the ceiling.

Safety is priority when learning how to choose a dance pole for home use and there is no reason to neglect this issue.

So how do you pick a safe and sturdy pole? Here are a few tips that I have discovered while teaching pole fitness classes.

• You can get a sturdy pole without paying brand name prices.

• Off brands (usually made in China) can be unsafe so you have to know what to look for.

• Don’t buy spring loaded poles; get a pole made of good steel.

• Learn how to properly set up the pole you choose.

The first step to learn how to choose a dance pole for home use is to decide if you want a static or spinning pole? Every beginner I have ever taught prefers a spinning pole. They are just plain easier to dance on. Static pole will develop your strength more quickly since you have to really push to get the momentum you need to dance.

Secondly, does that pole need to be removable or permanently installed? Most home users will opt for a removable pole. They are easier to set up and you can change your mind about its location without damaging the surface of your ceiling or floor. Not to mention that you can take it down if company arrives or you happen to need the extra space.

Permanently installed pole will damage the surface of the ceiling and floor; however, they are sturdier. If you have a spacious place in your house and you are comfortable with the permanency of a pole, then this option might be best for you.

Do you have a budget? A good brand name pole starts at about $400. When most home users are just using pole dancing for exercise, this equipment cost is a lot. Study off brand poles are for about $200 and are just as safe as your brand names. There are cheaper poles, some as low as $60, but they may have flaws that jeopardize your safety.

Some of these flaws include chrome that chips off the pole that will cut you, steel that bends easily when inverting, spring loaded poles that come loose from the ceiling while dancing, bearings that go bad quickly, and so on.

Once you have decided the type of pole and your budget, then learning how to pick the safest pole is your next step.