Forget the stereotypical image of a pole dancer performing her sexy routine up on a pole for a minute and imagine her reading a book. Did I catch you off-guard?
That’s right, pole dancers read too and, of course, pole dancing books would be high on their priority list of must-reads.
From an introduction to the sport to perfecting techniques and learning new moves, there are many perfectly good reasons why your pole dancing buddy might be seen turning pages. Here’s a list of 8 books that might be of interest to pole dancers.
Pole Dance Fitness: The Complete Book
- Irina Kartaly
- Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport
- Edition no. 1 (06/01/2018)
- Paperback: 416 pages
I would hail this book as the Pole Dancer’s bible because it condenses everything you need to know from pre-workout to post-workout information into one very practical and informative book. The book colorfully illustrates the most effective pole dance exercises, with a focus on progressive training and injury prevention, and even includes a nutrition plan.
Beginner Pole Dancing: For Fitness and Fun
- Danni Peck
- Publisher: Independently published
- Paperback: 63 pages
A light read if you’re new to the pole, this book contains all the essential basic moves reinforcing what you have learnt in class. It is not a comprehensive guide, so is best-suited as part of a collection of books on the subject.
Pole Dance Wow Catalog. 424 elements
- Igor Lupaina Yulia Raksha
- SP Seredniak T.K.
- Edition no. 1 (01/01/1970)
For the pole dancer on-the-go, this lightweight pocket-sized gem is handy for instructors and students alike. So, the next time you want to point out a sexy move you’d like to learn you have this book to refer to and for instructors, it’s a great inspiration to keep classes creative and fresh.
Pole Moves Journal
What better way to record your pole journey than to journal it? Keep it handy in your tog bag, record your progress and never forget where you left off again.
Vertical Athlete: Fundamentals of Training for Pole Fitness and Dance
- Bethany Freel
- Publisher: Poler North
- Paperback: 118 pages
Tricks and slick moves are fun, but every pole dancer needs to remember the basics because building a strong foundation is key, especially if you plan on becoming the queen of the pole. The Vertical Athlete will boost your confidence and skills and is wonderfully versatile because it is relevant to all athletes.
Advanced Pole Dancing: For Fitness and Fun
If you’ve been dancing for a few years and want to push your boundaries, try some of the impressive moves pictured in Advanced Pole Dancing. Short and sweet, this book contains many pretty pictures which serve as motivation to push you out of your comfort zone.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Exotic and Pole Dancing Illustrated
- Used Book in Good Condition
- Wendy Reardon
- Publisher: Alpha
- Edition no. 0 (01/02/2007)
- Paperback: 208 pages
This one is not intended for the serious dancer looking to go pro, but rather takes a humorous approach to the sport. It comes with a 60-minute DVD and addresses everything related to pole dancing such as hair, make-up and costume ideas and does it in a laidback, goofy manner.
PDC Core Moves: Pole Dancing Fitness Syllabus
- Mr Sid Remmer
- Publisher: PDC Publishing
- Paperback: 380 pages
If you prefer pictures over words then this easy-to-follow book is for you. This color version allows you to record the dates when you tried each move and your coach can sign-off on each one as you progress, so it serves as a visual journal of your progress.
Pole Video lessons
When you’d rather not be studying illustrations and reading through books, why not watch tutorials from your mobile phone or tablet?
Currently, 123poling.com has a 20% off Christmas special which gives you access to online tutorials. Studioveena.com has a YouTube channel which you can subscribe to for video lessons as well as a mobile application on Google Play / App Store for pole dancers on-the-go. OpenDance Academy also has a mobile app available from both app stores.
That being said, nothing really beats curling up with a good book and with 8 different books to learn from you’ll be ahead of your pole dancing class in no time.