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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 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 searchable library of text and video content as well as live webinars related to business topics for individuals, solo-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 online through webinars, by searching our Member Directory, and meet people 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.

IPIA Webinar: Unleash Your Business Management Pole-tential with Marylee from WellnessLiving

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How to use Project Manager Mode in Your Pole Biz (Part 1)

How to use Project Manager Mode in Your Pole Biz (Part 1) How to manage your workload so you can spend more time hanging upside down with your clients This IPIA resource post is based on content shared by Seonaidh Jamieson, the Neurodivergent Project Manager from her webinar for the IPIA in 2023. Pole businesses…

What pole event organizers need to know about “drag bans”?

A “drag ban” is a catch all term to describe legislation that prohibits people under the age of 18 (kids) from attending events where performers are dressed in a manner contrary to “their gender assigned at birth.” So far, this legislation is just in the United States and is not present in every state. The…

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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