Here are some common questions and answers. Got more questions? Email us!
Q: Why is the IPIA necessary?
A: It’s become clear during the COVID-19 pandemic that small businesses do not receive much support from government entities. Pole-focused businesses may receive even less support. The IPIA was created to fill that gap, helping to educate, support, and connect pole businesses.
Q: How can I sign up?
A: Become a member at this link.
Q: What do you do with my membership money?
A: Membership money goes to pay for administrative costs such as ongoing website upkeep (including when needed guest writers), web hosting, marketing and payment processing fees. Membership money may also go towards advocacy and research when applicable. We have applied to be a non-profit and are waiting for that confirmation. Our full budget will be published in an annual report, the first of which we expect early 2022.
Q: Aren’t there other pole dance associations?
A: Yes, there are several other pole dance associations or organizations that are focused on just instructors or competitors. The IPIA is focused on pole business.
Q: I’m a pole consumer and need to file a complaint against an IPIA member, what do I do?
A: All IPIA members abide by a specific Code of Ethics. If a consumer of an IPIA member individual or business witnesses any behavior that would warrant further action, they may file a complaint here. An IPIA representative will reach out to you within 48 hours of filing a complaint to act as a third party to help the consumer and IPIA member reach a satisfactory resolution of the problem.