PDC Approved (4 Star) Pole Dancing Instructors.
PDC Approval (4 star) is achieved by providing a suitable pole dancing CV to the PDC. In addition, the applicant must provide two references from PDC Approved Instructors and must hold an AAP membership.
As a minimum, PDC Approved (4 star) Instructors should exemplify excellence in teaching quality and have extensive pole fitness industry experience. They must be able to display a pro-active community involvement. This may include, but is not restricted to; running competitions, organising master classes, training champions, providing teacher training courses, having local and preferably national media recognition.
In these ways, a PDC Approved (4 star) Instructor is recognised for making a positive contribution to the pole fitness industry.
Aimee Lawson runs Northern Pole Dance in the North East and Northumberland, UK.
Aimee has extensive pole fitness industry experience as demonstrated in her fabulous CV. Northern Pole Dance has seen great student success and media attention.
Find out more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Aimee Lawson.
Alice Milner is the principal instructor and owner of Pole Dancing Bath also known as the Funky Monkey Studio. Alice is an accomplished performer, teacher and aerial artist. Alice received her 2 references from fellow 4 star instructors Kate Johnstone and Stacey Snedden.
Find out more about 4 star pole dancing instructor Alice Milner.
Ally Franklin is the proprietor and principal instructor of Polelatis in Bridport, Devon, UK. Ally received references for her 4 star status from fellow PDC Approved Instructors Karen Currie from Princess K and Jenni Gooch from South Pole AKademy.
Find out more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Ally Franklin.
Amy Butterworth owns and teaches at Candy & Chrome pole dancing school in Chester. Amy started her pole career in early 2006 and has been addicted ever since. Amy is also a pole dance journalist and has received several business awards for her successful pole dance school.
Find out more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Amy Butterworth.
Angela Houck teaches at the Pole Power Studio in Maryland, USA. Angela teaches both students and fellow instructors as well as promoting pole dancing in a positive light through exhibitions and numerous media opportunities.
Find out more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Angela Houck.
Angel F is one of our Approved Teacher Trainers, she runs Discoveries Dance in Maryland, USA. Angel is a respected pole dancing instructor and she is active at promoting pole dancing in a positive light and removing the negative stereotypes that surround modern pole dance.
Find out more about 4 star pole dancing instructor Angel F.
Arlene Caffrey is the owner of the Irish Pole Dance Academy in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Arlene is a renowned pole dance teacher, performer and judge and is an avid promoter of the fitness pole dancing industry.
Find out more about 4 star pole dancing instructor Arlene Caffrey.
Becky Campey is the principal pole dancing instructor and proprietor at Blush Dance. Becky has an extensive pole and dance CV and she is passionate about pole dancing. Becky received references from Aimee Lawson of Northern Pole Dance and Laura Beadle of Pole Diamonds
Find out more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Becky Campey.
Bendy Kate is a renowned pole dancing performer winning both national and international titles and travelling the globe teaching specialist pole dancing and hand balance workshops. Bendy alias Kate Czepulkowski is based at Spin City in Bristol but offers workshops at any location.
Find out more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Bendy Kate.
Cindy Cooijmans is a well known pole dancing instructor and pole dance judge. Cindy is the creator of the Pole Move Box and is a member of the Pole Dance Community Syllabus Steering group. Cindy teaches in the Netherlands but has trained across the globe.
Find out more about PDC Approved 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Cindy Cooijmans.
Dawn Roberts is the proprietor and principal instructor of Circadian Fitness in Swansea, Wales, she is also the owner of one of the world's most enviable studios. Dawn received glowing references from Anna-Marie Fulbrook and Sonia Allcock supporting her 4 star application.
Find out more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Dawn Roberts.
DJ Hamilton Barutha is the joint owner of Blush Pole Dance and Fitness in West Allis, Wisconsin. DJ received her instructor references from PDC Pioneer Mary-Ellyn Weissman and PDC approved 3 star pole dancing instructor Jeanette Frederick.
Find out more about 4 star pole dancing instructor DJ.
Emily Smith is the Principal Instructor and Proprietor of Emily's Pole Fitness. Emily is an accomplished pole dancing instructor and performer. Emily Smith has an impressive pole dancing CV detailing her ongoing professional development and her commitment to both her students and the wider pole dancing world..
Find out more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Emily Smith.
Emma Haslam, proprietor and principal instructor at Emma's Pole Dancing in Derby, achieves 4 star Instructor Status. Emma receive 3 references for her 4 star application from fellow approved instructors Lorna Thomas, Julie Foxx and Sandrea Simmons.
Find out more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Emma Haslam.
Gillian Hutton is the principal instructor and proprietor of Tempest Dance Studio. Gillian strives to educate the mainstream about the benefits of pole dancing and she is also dedicated to her students and her studio.
Find out more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Gillian Hutton.
Hannah Capocci is the principal instructor and proprietor of Twisted Pole Studios in Nottingham, UK and she is also the promoter for the Midlands Pole Championships. Hannah is an accomplished performer and teacher.
Find out more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Hannah Capocci.
Karen Currie is the principal instructor and proprietor at Princess K Fitness - teaching Pole Fitness/Dancing and Burlesque in Chichester, Waterlooville and Portsmouth. She regularly hosts events for her students as well as working with other schools along the south coast. Karen has considerable media involvement and enjoys networking with local businesses in an effort to positively promote Pole Fitness/Dancing. She has also been an Xpole girl taking part in a production for Fitness TV online and took part in The Dance Show at The Clothes Show in Birmingham in 2011 on the Xpole stand Read more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Karen Currie.
Kate Edwards nee Johnstone is the principal instructor and owner of Spin City Pole Fitness studios and she is also the original teacher of Bendy Kate. Kate is an active member of both the Pole Dance Community and the Equity Pole Dancers working party. Kate is an accomplished pole dancing performer, choreographer and judge.
Find out more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Kate Edwards nee Johnstone.
Lauren Red is an accomplised and successful pole dance performer. Lauren is also the principal instructor and proprietor of Flight Fitness in Leicester, UK.
Find out more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Lauren Red.
Leah Campbell and Polly Ainsworth received their 4 star references from PDC instructors Stacey Snedden and Emma Colsey-Nicholls. Leah said "Myself and Polly are joint partners in LoveSpin, we have worked extremely hard to get where we are today and also to get what we still want to achieve, we have a massive passion for the Pole Industry and work very hard.....our hard work has and still is paying off. We pride ourselves on teaching excellent technique and continue to push ourselves to keep our classes fun and of course safe."
Find out more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructors Leah Campbell and Polly Ainsworth.
Leana Darbyshire is the principal instructor and proprietor of the Aerial Lounge and former owner of DFA Studios. Leana recevied 3 references for her 4 star application. Leana is also a star of the PDC Syllabus.
Find out more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Leana Darbyshire.
Jamie Alexah-Taylor is the principal instructor and proprietor at Defy Gravity in Wales. Jamie is an accomplished teacher and pole dance performer. Jamie was the All Wales Pole Champion 2011 and she was a finalist in the elite section of the UK Professional Pole Championships 2011.
Find out more about 4 star pole dancing instructor Jamie Alexah-Taylor.
Jenni Barrell is the principal pole dancing instructor at South Pole Akademy in Hastings. Jenni has been pole dancing since 2005 and instructing since 2007. Her love of pole started with a friends pole hen party, where she took to it ‘like a duck to water’ and just wanted to learn more, and from that first lesson wanted to teach pole!
Find out more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Barrell.
Jo Dandridge runs PDC approved Jo's Pole Fitness in Godalming Surrey, she received great references from fellow 3 star Pole Dancing Instructors Anna-Marie Fulbrook from BAD Studios and Pippa Caesar from Polenastics. Jo has been in the Fitness Industry for 10 years, she currently running a very successful studio at Fitness First in Godalming, managing the day to day running of the studio classes and events. Jo also mentors other instructors and organise Freestyle Fitness Days around the country working with some of the leading names in the Fitness Industry.
Find out more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Jo Dandridge.
Jolene Parlour is the principal Instructor and proprietor of Purity Pole. Jolene has been pole dancing since 2003 and is well known within the industry as a teacher, performer and judge. Jolene received her 2 references from fellow 4 star instructors Kate Johnstone from Spin City and Sam Remmer from The Art of Dance.
Find out more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Jolene Parlour.
Maxine Holmes is the principal instructor and proprietor of Pole Fitness Windsor. Maxine is an accomplished dancer who specialises in choreography. Maxine has extensive pole dance teaching and performance experience as well as great sports and fitness knowledge and qualifications.
Find out more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Maxine Holmes.
Nathalie Barron, owner and principal instructor of London's Pole School, achieves PDC Approved 4 star status. Nathalie has an impressive dance and pole dancing CV and has been dancing since she the age of 4 years old.
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Nia Pearce runs I Would Rather Be Pole Dancing in High Wycombe, Bucks. Nia has extensive fitness pole dancing industry experience including judging, performing, teaching and master-classes. Nia has a true passion for pole dancing as the name if her school suggests! Nia received her references from PDC approved pole dancing instructors Pippa Caesar and Jenni Gooch.
Find out more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Nia Pearce.
Penny Howarth teaches at pole dance school BodyBarre in Manchester and she is also part of the pole dance troupe the BodyBarre bombshells. Penny has been dancing all her life and is an accomplished pole dance teacher and performer.
Find out more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Penny Howarth.
Pippa Caesar is principal instructor and proprietor of Polenastics pole dancing school. Pippa has vast experience of both teaching, judging and performing and she is a well respected member of the Pole Dance Community .
Find out more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Pippa Caesar.
Robyn Rooke has been pole dancing since 2005. Her flair for pole dancing and instruction was recognised, and she was invited to complete the teacher-training course by her instructors at PoleCats. Robyn developed a love of performing after entering her first pole dancing competition in 2006. Robyn is the founder of 360° Pole Dancing in Bristol where she teaches pole dancing and tricks to beginners right up to super advanced level.
Find out more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Robyn Rooke.
Sam Remmer started pole dancing in 2004 and has run her successful pole dancing school in Plymouth, Devon ever since. Sam is now a judge many competitions including the United Kingdom Professional Pole Championships, All Wales Pole Championships and MidWest Pole Dance Competition. Through the art of dance Sam and her team of instructors are able to deliver pole dancing and burlesque lessons to improve mental and physical ability as well as boosting self confidence, mobility and flexibility in line with the governments change for life initiative of which the art of dance is a supporter.
Find out more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Sam Remmer.
Sarah Brown is the principal instructor and proprietor at The Pole Studio UK. Sarah is also a PDC Approved Course provider offering pole dance instructor training. Sarah is an accomplished performer and instructor who is well respected within the pole danicng industry.
Find out more abour 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Sarah Brown.
Serena Smith from Dance Finesse achieved 4 star Instructor status and references from PDC Pioneer Karen Chaundy and PDC Approved Instructor Tiffany Finney McRory. Serena is a self confessed pole addict and is constantly pushing the benefits of fitnes pole dancing thrugh local and national media.
Find out more about 4 star pole dancing instructor Serena Smith.
Sian Ajose is the principal Instructor and proprietor of Soul-Pole in Aberdeen, Scotland. Sian is the first Scottish pole dancing instructor to achieve 4 star status. Sian is passionate about pole dancing and she works tirelessly to get pole dancing recognised as an amazing way to keep fit and have fun. Sian is also very serious about her continuing professional and personal development.
Find out more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Sian Ajose.
Stacey Snedden is the proprietor and principal instructor at Stacey Pole and she is also internationally renowned as the Sales Manager at Vertical Leisure/X-pole and the tour manager for many of the world's most famous pole dancers. Stacey received her references from fellow 4 star instructors Kate Johnstone from Spin City and Tracy Huckfield from Pagan's Pole.
Find out more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Stacey Snedden.
Tracy Huckfield started life as a pole dancing instructor in 2007. In 2008 Tracy decided to undertake some continuing professional development so she successfully completed an Exercise to Music (ETM) course to further her fitness knowledge. After completing her ETM Tracy felt ready to set up her own pole dancing school and Pagan's Pole was born. Tracy is also the promoter of PDC approved All Wales Pole Championships.
Find out more about 4 star Pole Dancing Instructor Tracy Huckfield.
The Pole Dance Community is proud to announce our PDC Pioneers.
The PDC Pioneer Award is achieved by very few and represents the very highest possible standards within the pole fitness industry.
PDC Pioneer awards are awarded based on a mixture of experience, teaching quality and industry recognition. PDC Pioneers are nominated by PDC Approved Instructors for outstanding contribution to the industry.
PDC Pioneers are ambassadors for the pole dancing industry.
Fawnia is the proprtietor and principal instructor of the Pole Fitness Studio in Las Vegas. Fawnia is a world renowned and respected pole dancer who has been teaching pole fitness since 2004. Fawnia was one of the first pole dancers in the world to release instructional pole dancing DVD's.
Find out more about PDC Pioneer Fawnia Dietrich.
Mary Ellyn Weissman is the owner and creator of PDC approved pole dance school Empowerment Through Exotic Dance Ltd., which was the first pole dancing school in the Chicago area in 2005. She was born in 1960 and is married with two sons.
Mary Ellyn sees herself as a teacher rather than a performer or competitor. Her greatest enjoyment comes from sharing her skills with her students and sharing their excitement as they succeed. Click here to read more about Mary-Ellyn.
Elena founded PDC approved Pole Dancing School in London and she is also its principal dance teacher and choreographer. She trained professionally in classical ballet from the age of 9 and has danced extensively for The National Ballet of Canada and the Bavarian State Opera House in Germany, as well as in numerous other theatre productions as a guest artist in both North America and Europe. Click here to read more about Elena.
Karen Chaundy is the founder and inspiration behind PDC approved pole dance school Bodybarre. She has immersed herself in the world of fitness and dance all her life starting with gymnastics at 2 years old. Karen continued with gymnastics; training in Bulgaria and competing at regional squad level before becoming a club coach and chief choreographer by the age of 21. She also trained in martial arts and studied dance; performing at charity events as well as choreographing and performing at fashion shows. Click here to read more about Karen.
KT Coates has been pole dancing since 1998. She has worked all over the world as a pole dancer, show girl and PDC approved pole dance school Vertical Dance™ Instructor. KT is Ranked one of the top pole dancers and instructors the world, teaching pole fitness instructors and students from the UK, USA, France, Iceland, Canada, Holland, Italy, Portugal and many more. Click here to read more about KT.
Genevieve Moody; Continuing her lifelong love affair with dancing and arriving in her role as a pole dance performer and teacher through the non-traditional (non-nude) route, Genevieve has practiced the art since 2001, began teaching in 2002 and opened her first specialist teaching facility in 2006.
Find out more about PDC Pioneer Genevieve Moody.