Choosing a Pole Dance Pole for Home Use

Choosing the right pole dance pole for home use from the wide variety of available options can be confusing, so we have put together a brief guide for selecting a pole here.

Choosing a Pole Dance Pole for Home Use

The first thing to consider when buying a pole dancing pole is which brand to go for. We suggest going for X-Pole, which are used by worldwide professional pole dancers, in competitions and by most pole dancing studios. Offering superb build quality, these poles are stable, safe and available in varying options designed to suit everyone. There may be plenty of cheaper poles, but most of them tend to be unsuitable for heavy use or pole fitness.

Portable or Permanent

Whether to choose a permanent or a portable pole dance pole for home use depends on the space you have available and whether you want flexibility or the added security of having your pole screwed to the ceiling. If flexibility is required, X-Poles are again the top choice, as they can be easily set up/taken down as and when required. If you have the spare space and want a little extra security, a pleasure pole may be more suitable.

Pole Diameter

There are three diameter options when selecting a pole dance pole for home use, namely 40, 45 and 50 mm. If unsure, it is best to opt for the 45 mm, which is the industry standard (and also the size found at competitions and in most studios). A 40-mm pole may be more comfortable if you happen to have a small grip and 50 mm poles are most suitable for experienced individuals or people with larger grips.

Static or Spinning

Static (fixed) poles are perfect for beginners (and typically a little cheaper than spinning poles). However, spinning poles can usually be set to remain static or rotate, which means they are great to begin with, but offer the option to perform more advanced moves once you get more experienced.


Pole dance pole for home use options include three different finishes, each of which offers a different grip level:

Stainless Steel – Offering less grip than other finishes, this can prove difficult to hold on to for beginners

Chrome – Offering good grip, this is perfect for beginners

Titanium-Gold – This provides the most grip, but also comes at a premium price

Ultimately, the choice is yours, but if you are new to pole dancing and limited by budget questions, chrome is the best finish to go for when choosing a pole dance pole for home use.

Pole Dancing Lessons

Now that you know how to choose the right pole dance pole for home use, all you need to do to get going is to get some expert pole dancing lessons. Our Pole Dance school in Croydon offers lessons for pole dancers at all levels of experience, from beginners to professional dancers. If you want to learn from the best, book your lessons now – and get the first 2 lessons free.