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The Best Pole Dancing Books

Best Pole Dancing Books to motivate and inspire you

Last Updated on February 8, 2023

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If you’re new to pole dancing and you love books, then you’ll be pleased to know there are loads of pole dancing books available. Many people find it easier to learn by reading or looking at pictures, or they need a bit more time to digest the information before giving it a go.

Nothing can replace having a real teacher or a spotter with you, as it’s important to stay safe when poling. Books are a great tool to help you improve your technique, but they’re absolutely not a replacement for a teacher.

A good pole dancing manual will include photographs from multiple angles, as well as a breakdown of how to enter and exit the move, where your hands should be positioned, the angle of your body, and which muscles are supporting you during the move. It should be written in understandable language and simple to follow, using encouraging and motivational words.

A good piece of fiction that focuses on pole dancing should capture the nuances of pole dancing, be realistic and accurate in its portrayal of pole dancers.

If you’re a pole studio owner, you could put some of these books in your lobby area for students to flick through when they’re waiting for class to start 🙂

The Best Pole Dancing Books to Inspire You to Become a Better Dancer

These pole dancing books will inspire you to be a better dancer, teach you how to improve your technique and give you the motivation you need! There’s novels, instructional books and complete manuals available. These books would also be a great gift for the pole dancer in your life!

1. The Ultimate Pole Tricks Handbook with FREE Pole Position Guide

By: Natasha Williams

Pole Tricks Handbook Natasha Williams

This is the original pole dancing handbook. It’s available as an eBook, in fact, you’ll get two eBooks for the price of one! You also get a second eBook (The A-Z of Pole Dancing Moves) when you purchase the Pole Dance Handbook.Both of these eBooks are illustrated and contain detailed instruction, such as correct hand position, points of contact and advice for each move.

Get your copy here – $27

Related Article: Best Pole Dancing DVDs (opens in a new tab)

2. Pole Dancing: For Fitness & Fun

By: Danni Peck

This series of 4 books will walk you through the different pole levels.

Beginner Pole Dancing: For Fitness and Fun
Intermediate Pole Dancing: For Fitness and Fun
Advanced Pole Dancing: For Fitness and Fun
Expert Pole Dancing: For Fitness and Fun

Click/tap on the images above to browse these books on Amazon.

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3. Vertical Athlete: Fundamentals of Training for Pole Fitness and Dance

By: Bethany Freel

This book goes into some serious detail about your pole dance workouts. You will learn about muscle groups, how they work together, how to properly warm-up and stretch – all essential knowledge for someone who is serious about pole dancing. Whether it’s a hobby or you’re a professional performer or instructor, you need to know this stuff.

Vertical Athlete: Fundamentals of Training for Pole Fitness and Dance

Get your copy here (price varies on Amazon)

4. Pole Dance Fitness: The Complete Book

By: Irina Kartaly

There are over 200 exercises in this book! This contains instructions on how to build your strength in preparation for new moves, safety information and photographs to help you improve.

Pole Dance Fitness: The Complete Book

Get your copy here (price varies on Amazon)

5. Pole Dancing Adventures

By: Leen Isabel

Unlike most of the other books on this list, this is not an instructional manual. Pole Dancing Adventures contains the talented Leen Isabel’s comics and artwork, which hilariously capture the lifestyle of pole dance enthusiasts!

There are two volumes of Pole Dancing Adventures, you can also read these for free if you are an Amazon Prime member!

Pole Dancing Adventures

Get your copy of Volume One here (price varies on Amazon)

And, if that’s not enough for you – check out Volume Two for more adventures!

Pole Dancing Adventures: Volume 2

Get your copy of Volume Two here (price varies on Amazon)

6. Pole Dancer (Pole Dance Nation)

By: Nikki St. John

The first novel on the list! This piece of fiction is about a publicist who loses her job, discovers pole dancing, and finds romance. A nice easy read!

Pole Dancer (Pole Dance Nation)

Get your copy here (price varies on Amazon)

7. PDC Core Moves: Pole Dancing Fitness Syllabus

By: Mr & Mrs Remmer

This complete syllabus, created by the Pole Dancing Community contains over 3000 pictures of different moves, tricks and spins. It’s essential for pole studio owners, instructors and professional pole dancers. It’s also really useful for beginners to have access to such a complete guide. No matter what stage you’re at in your pole fitness journey, you’ll find this syllabus very useful.

PDC Core Moves: Pole Dancing Fitness Syllabus. Colour Version

Get your copy here (price varies on Amazon)

8. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Exotic and Pole Dancing Illustrated

By: Wendy Reardon

This illustrated guide also comes with a 60-minute DVD! Ignore the “Idiots guide” part of the title – this book actually provides pretty detailed instruction.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Exotic and Pole Dancing Illustrated

Get your copy here (price varies on Amazon)

9. The Art of Pole Dancing: A Spin-by-Spin Guide

By: Peekaboo Pole Dancing Ltd.

The Art of Pole Dancing: A Spin-by-Spin Guide [Paperback] [2006]

A spin-by-spin walkthrough guide, this book contains drawings and instructions, including how to link moves together.

Get your copy here (price varies on Amazon)

10. Pole Essentials

By: Goddess Star Monroe

Pole Essentials is a very high-quality publication, which also includes space for you to write your own notes. That means it can become your pole fitness journal as well as an instruction manual.

Pole Essentials

Get your copy here (price varies on Amazon)

So, those are our favorite pole dancing books! Which one has taught you the most about pole dancing?

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The Best Pole Dancing Books, Pole Dance inspiration and fitness motivation

Don’t forget to leave a comment below, let us know which one of these books you love, and what’s missing from this list.

Happy poling!

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3 thoughts on “The Best Pole Dancing Books”

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    100 Pole Dancing Videos

    Thanks for all the information. It was very helpful. Some other thoughts…
    All Art Forms depend on technique and craft before they can ‘ascend’ (every pun intended) to becoming art. Understanding the archetype of the pole and it’s symbolic nature will ground you in the aesthetic and allow the paradigm of the pole dancing to be mastered and achieved. Fundamentally it’s organic in nature and would hint at an instinctive display of composition — as ever in this post-modern era, audience involvement is paramount.

  2. Hi! I thought that in the pole market was missing something like this:
    Please check it out and feel free to use affiliate marketing on it, if you want to add it in your list 🙂
    It is a coloring book about pole dancing but it also contains some “tutorials” to help recall some beginners moves.

  3. I have just published a Beginners Pole Fitness book also 🙂
    It has full muscle break downs, move break downs, the science behind it, tips, all sorts! As well as anatomy imagery of pole moves.

    The First Steps, by Lara Johnson
    (ISBN 9780645017601)

    Slowly appearing with many online retailers (as today is the publish day and I am super excited!!)

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