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

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 Rad Roller, XPERT, Liquid Motion as well as business critical services such as insurance.

See our full list of partners at this page.


Network through our online forums only available to members organized by topic and member type.

Additional opportunities to network online 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.

Introducing the IPIA

What can you expect from the IPIA? Watch this video from Executive Director, Colleen Jolly introducing the association to the overall pole community.

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!

How do I get healthcare as an independent contractor?

If you work for a business as a 1099 consultant/contractor, then that company in the United States (US) is not legally required to offer you healthcare coverage. If you own your own business (such as a LLC or as an…

How to Run a Virtual Class

Many pole instructors and studios are switching to virtual classes to serve a global audience and to protect against the spread of infectious disease. Whether you are starting your first teaching business online, porting an in-person business to being virtual…

The Importance of Documenting Injuries that Occur in Your Pole Studio

We have previously discussed the importance of having an emergency action plan specific to your pole studio. Why is this so important? Because pole injuries will occur in your studio, and it is best to have a plan in place…

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.

List of Pole Dance, Pole Fitness and Pole Sport Competitions

There are a wide variety of pole dance, pole sport and pole fitness 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 to…

5 Unofficial Rules for Ladies Night Out at the Strip Club

This post originally posted on the PoleCon Blog, written by Leah Franklin. Reposted with permission. Going out to the strip club is definitely a guarantee for a great night out, especially as a female patron. We usually find ourselves harping…

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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