Check out our lingo below.
Usually a gymnastic trick-based pole move or off-pole move.
Performing a move up the pole, not on the ground.
- Someone with a beastly (tank) appearance
- Someone who is amazing at what they’re doing
Brass/Chrome/Powder coated/Silicone Stainless Steel/Titanium/Silicone
Types of poles, commonly coupled with 38/40/45/50 which refer to the size in diameter.
The lovely rough pieces of skin that form on the hands (necks/shoulders/legs/underarms) of pole dancers. A favourite pastime of pole dancers is to pick at these while chatting/during class/driving/watching TV…
More than one trick stringed together
Short for choreography – sequences of moves on or off the pole. “Dance-writing”
When you release and re-catch/re-grip the pole.
A high degree of flexibility or the illusion of it.
Moves or dance performed on the floor during a routine or to transition between poles.
- A wet or dry product that helps polers grip the pole. Dry hands/Mighty Grip/Beal/Dew Point/chalk/resin/Tite Grip/iTac are all types of grip aids.
- The ability to make contact or hold onto the pole.
The leg/arm that is closest to the pole.
Going upside down both from the ground and aerially.
Methylated Spirits, an alcohol used to clean the pole.
Evil liquid that creates lovely smooth silky legs - do not use this before pole... Ever! (Unless it is pole physics)
The leg/arm that is furthest away from the pole.
A friction related injury which can result in skin being “pulled” off, usually caused by drops or repeated practice of a move.
A pole practice session or get together, usually results in rolling around on the floor chatting.
The Brad and Angelina’s of our world that make everything look easy and attemptable but it’s all an illusion people, it is never as easy as they make it look, do not be deceived!
The type of pole or mode the pole is on. Spinning poles rotate whereas static poles remain still.
Someone who assists you with a move to ensure your safety or help you understand the motion taking place.
A person who is extremely strong or ripped in appearance.
A way of getting from one move to another or travelling from one pole to another.