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UK Pole Dance Day Monday 1st May 2017 - Pole Love.




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Theme for 2017 - Pole Love.

Let's put pole polictics aside and share our passion for pole.

For 2017 we want you to take a moment to thank the people in the pole world who have helped make your pole dreams come true. You might want to tag your favourite poler to thank them for inspiring you, you could tag your pole instructor to tell them how much you appreciate them.

Perhaps you want to tag your pole buddy who makes your pole lessons amazing.

Read more: UK Pole Dance Day 2017

Pole Perfect Fitness Studio Award

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A King’s Lynn pole fitness studio has won an international industry accolade, beating off more than 300 other entrants from around the world. Pole Perfect Fitness, based at The Fitness Studios on Austin Fields, has been named United Pole Artists Studio Choice Award winner 2017.

The awards were held to recognise the hard work and dedication of pole studios around the world and more than 300 studios were nominated, including some of the biggest and best known in the industry.

Read more: Pole Perfect Fitness Studio Award

University of East Anglia Pole Fitness Club.

University East Anglia Pole dancing CommitteeArticle written by 2016 committee member Sophie Twyford.

UEA Pole Fitness club was founded in 2010 and has seen its numbers boom over the last year due to an increased interest in the fitness aspect of the sport. We changed our name from Pole Dancing to Pole Fitness in order to open peoples minds to the sport. As a result, we saw our numbers expand to reach our full capacity this year, having 240 people attend a taster session at the beginning of term.

Read more: Approved Pole Society University of East Anglia

Midlands Regional Heats - Inter-University Pole Dance Competition 2017.


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The University of Warwick Pole and Aerial Arts Society is proud to be the first ever hosts of the Midlands Inter-University Pole Dance Competition! On Saturday 11th February 2017 at 10am join us to celebrate the incredible achievements of university-level dancers and watch them spin, lift and tumble their way through the day for the chance to be in the final at Newcastle.

Read more: Midlands Inter-University Pole Dance Competition

Concept for Trainer Education (Prof-Level)

Crazy Pole Instructor Training
This Pole Dance teacher training is for people who have been teaching and instructing before, maybe even for a long time, but never made an approved teacher training. If they want to have a trainer certificate approved by the PDC, they can join this special training which is only open for people who succesfully ran through the selection process showing their teaching abilities.


1st step: Application and pre-testing

2nd step: 2-day training and learning at CrazyPole Augsburg

3rd step: Written test (end of the weekend)


General information about the concept
As the pole dance industry grows and more and more people are interested in learning this kind of sport educated trainers and teachers are very important.

Read more: Crazy Pole Pro-level Instructor Training

PDC Approved 3 star pole dancing instructor Jessica Knapper.



Jesscia Knapper Pole dancing instructorSelf-proclaimed “lazy girl”, I used to hate sports. I never participated in school fitness activities, didn’t enjoy hockey, netball or swimming, and had tried to attempt gym memberships which just ended in self-disappointment and a waste of money. Suffering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder, I found it hard to get myself into gym gear, and most times out the door, so if you had  told me seven years ago that I would be teaching a room full of girls, in essentially my underwear with a big smile on my face, I would not have believed you!

Read more: Featured Instructor - Jessica Knapper

Youth Pole Dance Grading Success at Pole Guns, Newcastle, UK.


Youth Pole DancersPDC Approved 4 star pole dancing instructor Lesley Jackson held the UK's first ever youth grading at her studio in Newcastle.  The day saw Daisy who has just turned 8 years old, Nidun who is 11, Tyler who is 9, Jess who is 9 and Tyla Faye who is also 9 all complete successful gradings at Level 1 of the Pole Dance Community Core Moves Syllabus.



Lesley Jackson tells us more about the youth grading success and what the gradings mean to her students:

Read more: Youth Pole Dance Grading Success