How to Build a Portable Freestanding Dance Pole

Are you new to pole dancing or stripper poles and don’t have $600+ to shell out on dance poles? We’ve all been there at some point. Building a portable freestanding dance pole may be the next best option, especially if you want to pole dance at home.

But how do you go about building a portable freestanding dance pole? Do you need some engineering knowledge, or can you just wing it to the end? Is it advisable? All the answers you need are in this article.

Take it from a professional strip dancer who has attempted to build her own stripper pole DIY; you’ll love this!

P.S.: This is what a professional Portable freestanding dance pole looks like

How to Build a Portable Freestanding Dance Pole at Home

With a minimum investment of about $100, you should be able to build your own portable freestanding dance pole. However, we recommend buying a professional dance pole as soon as you can raise the funds needed. 

To get started, you’ll need some tools and materials. Visit your local convenience store for these tools and materials before getting started.

Tools and Materials Needed

  • 2 pieces of one-foot square wood
  • 1 piece of wood with an 18” diameter 
  • 1 piece of 6-inch Lazy Susan
  • 2 pieces of 1.5-inch flanges
  • 4 pieces of surface grippers
  • 2 adapters
  • 1 ten-foot aluminum pole
  • 20 to 24 pieces of screws
  • 8 pieces of bolts
  • Lacquer or paint

Building Your Portable Freestanding Dance Pole

The entire process involved in building your portable freestanding dance pole is simple. Follow the steps below.

Step 1

  1. Place one of the 2 pieces of one-foot square board on the floor and attach four grippers to it.

Step 2 

  1. Turn the square wood so that the grippers are now facing down.
  2. Screw the Lazy Susan on the top side of the wood.
  3. Screw the 1 piece of circular wood over the Lazy Susan.
  4. Screw one of the 2 pieces of 1.5-inch flanges into the top of the circular wood.
  5. Connect the adapter to the flange to complete your portable freestanding dance pole base.

Step 3

  1. Choose the location for your dance pole. Read our guide on where to place your dance pole.
  2. Take the second piece of your one-foot square wood and place it on the ceiling of the desired spot.
  3. Screw the adapter into the flange
  4. Anchor your pole to the location

Step 4

  1. Measure the distance between your ceiling and floor. That’s how long your pole should be.
  2. Cut your pole to size.
  3. Fit the pole between the adapter on the ceiling and the one on the floor.
  4. Tighten both adapters to hold the pole in place.

Step 5

  1. Add a coat of lacquer or paint to the pole to make the pole surface safe for skin contact.
  2. Wait for the paint to dry and clean it with a dry microfiber cloth.
  3. Test your weight against your new dance pole by leaning into it gently.
  4. If unstable, tighten the adapters more to get the right support.

Now you have your dance pole ready for use.

Watch this video below if you’ve run into any trouble.

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