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This is not just about POLE. This is about BUSINESS.

Become a Member of the IPIA Today!

The International Pole Industry Association (IPIA) supports the entire pole business community including any and all people that make a living or a portion of their living through our industry: all pole related businesses (service/product/event), studio owners, SWers/strippers, performers, and teachers.

Through these Member Benefits:


Education resources through our online searchable library of text and video content as well as live webinars related to business topics for individuals, sol-prenuers, established businesses and those looking to start a pole business.


Discounts on continuing education training including NASM/AFAA, Rad Roller, XPERT, Liquid Motion as well as business critical services such as insurance.

See our full list of partners at this page.


Network virtually through webinars and in person at PoleCon.


Advocacy supporting businesses and sex workers.

Research opportunities for researchers doing work relevant to our industry. Got a relevant research project we can help with? Contact us.

Resources for Pole Industry Professionals

Many of our resources are free and open to the public while others are for members only. Ready to become an IPIA member? Join today!

Check out our most recent (updated weekly with new content) resource posts below.

How many poles can fit in your space?

Are you a new studio owner? Or do you want to be? If so, you’ve probably thought of this question a lot when looking for space for your studio. This post will cover some things to think about so you…

Sample Pole Rental Contract

[administrator notice: content below memberonly level=”Group Membership for Businesses of 2-5 individuals, Student, Individual or Solo-Preneur”] As with any contractual template, make sure to update to reflect the laws in your city/state/country and consult a lawyer before updating and using…

How to write a book for the pole industry?

You’ve got a great idea, and you’ve always wanted to write a book but how do you do it? We’ve talked to some of the heavy hitting writers in the pole industry to learn how to get your book out…

Resources for Pole Industry Consumers

Looking for a pole business? Use the search function in our online Member Directory to find businesses and individuals through key words.

Read posts below in our Consumer Corner to find relevant information about how to interact with our industry and what to expect.

Pole Dance, Pole Fitness, Pole Sport and Other Relevant Teacher Certifications

There are a wide variety of pole dance, pole sport and pole fitness focused teacher certifications available for in person and virtual trainings around the world. This is not an exhaustive list. Contact us to add your certification to the…

Global List of Pole Dance, Pole Fitness and Pole Sport Studios

There are a wide variety of pole dance, pole sport and pole fitness focused studios around the world. This is not an exhaustive list. Review our Membership Directory for studios that are part of the IPIA and have agreed to…

List of Pole Dance, Pole Fitness, Pole Sport and Stripper Competitions

There are a wide variety of pole dance, pole sport, pole fitness and stripper competitions hosted around the world. All of them have different rules and different systems. This is not an exhaustive list. Contact us to add your competition…

Our Partners

Our partners represent the best in educational resources and critical business infrastructure for pole professionals. Read more about them and the discount they offer IPIA members.

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