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The International Pole Industry Association (IPIA) supports the entire pole business community including any and all people who 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 resource library and live webinars for established businesses and those looking to start a pole business.


Discounts on continuing education training, equipment, apparel, and business critical services, such as insurance. See our full list of partners at this page.


Network online through webinars, by searching our Member Directory, and meet people in-person at PoleCon.


Advocacy supporting all pole-related businesses and pole-preneurs. Research opportunities for researchers doing work relevant to our industry. Got a 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!

Pole Industry Research

Pole Industry Financial Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who took our first ever pole industry financial survey! This survey was created to address concerns about finances that were uncovered in our first, general survey of the pole industry. Our goal with this data is to help people make informed decisions about their businesses in the pole industry and to…

Results from the first Pole Industry Survey

The results from our first pole industry survey are in! …And as to be expected in a complicated industry like ours, many of the results are conflicting. The IPIA is the first trade association for the pole industry. As such, it can help pole businesses become more successful, sustainable, and inclusive by promoting education, fostering…

Most Recent Resource Posts for Pole-fessionals

When should you “quit your day job” and work full time in the pole dance industry?

Many pole dancers dream of quitting their “day job” and working in the pole industry full time. Is this the right dream for you? What does it really look like to be a full-time pole-preneur? Let’s talk about it! First, you don’t actually have to make your hobby your hustle There is a lot of…

How to support over 50 polers in the pole industry

This information is from our chat with Jeannie “The Pole Digger” during her webinar November 15, 2023. Age really is just a number, or is it? Pole dancing continues to grow in popularity not just with the 20-something crowd but with all people, of all ages, genders, and all backgrounds around the world. How should…

IPIA Webinar: Teaching pole over 50 with Jeannie the “Pole Digger”

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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.

What to look for in a pole studio as a student

Pole studios both online and in person are popping up everywhere! This is great for consumers who can “niche-down” and find not just pole instruction but specific and tailored pole instruction that caters towards your preferred style of pole and learning preferences. Outside of style and teaching preferences, here are 3 other important factors to…

Where to Find Pole Studios Near You

There are pole studios all around the world! Check out these lists to find a studio near you:

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 the list! US Pole Sport Federation: Pole Sport Organization: International Pole and Aerial…

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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