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

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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 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.

How to run a large pole-based event: working with hotels or other large venues

Running any event is hard! Running a pole-based event adds some extra eccentricities. Running a LARGE (larger than a studio showcase, or larger than 50 people indoors) pole-based event is even harder! Before you start planning your event, read this post first which is a good introduction to running pole-based events and covers a lot…

Tax tips for pole-preneurs and other pole dancers: Understanding business travel deductions

*this information is adapted from the IRS newsletter Issue Number:  Tax Tip 2023-15 *this information is about U.S. taxes Whether you travel for pole once a year or once a month, figuring out travel expense tax write-offs might seem confusing. The IRS has information to help all business travelers properly claim these valuable deductions.     Business…

Creating effective warmups for your pole students

If you are a pole instructor, warming up your students in preparation for a movement class is something that you do all the time. It might even be something you do so much that you don’t even think about it anymore! In this post we’ll share three different types of preparations for you to consider…

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.

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…

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 on men for proper etiquette at strip clubs but it is also important for women.…

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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