Levels and Logos

For students wishing to grade as an instructor, or for existing instructors looking to enhance their recognition within the industry, the PDC has introduced four levels of instructor excellence. In addition, we recognise long standing achievement with our Pioneer Award.

If you come across a PDC logo that you feel is being used incorrectly, please mail us.

Qualifying Instructor Levels

 

Instructor Level

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Pole Experience

Less than 2 years

Minimum

2 years

Minimum

3 years

Minimum

3 years

Minimum

5 years

Must Abide by Code of Conduct

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Produce Insurance Documents

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Provide Pole C.V.

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Subject to Random Studio Visit

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Pass PDC

Approved Course

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Evidence of ongoing career development

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Pass PDC Approved Grading

AAP Level 3

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AAP Level 4

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Provide Member References

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Subject to Full Membership Vote

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Notes

New instructors, looking to start off doing things right

Instructors with just less than the three years required for full Approval

Full Approved status - our benchmark for excellence

Additional recognition for positive community involvement

Awarded for long-standing achievement

 

Description of Levels

 

PDC 1 star Registered Instructor logo

PDC Registered 1 Star Instructors.

 

A PDC Registered (1 star) Pole Dancing Instructor has less than 2 years pole dancing experience and must comply with our code of conduct for Approved Pole Dancing Instructor. All PDC Registered (1 star) Pole Dancing Instructors supply us with a copy of their insurance and their first aid certificate as well as submitting their pole dancing CV.

All PDC Registered (1 star) Pole Dancing Instructors have passed both a PDC Approved Course and an AAP grading at Level 3 or above.

 

 

 

PDC Registered 2 star instructor logo

PDC Registered 2 Star Instructors.

 

A PDC Registered (2 star) Pole Dancing Instructor must have a minimum of 2 years pole dancing experience and must comply with our code of conduct for Approved Pole Dancing Instructor. All PDC Registered (2 star) Pole Dancing Instructors supply us with a copy of their insurance and their first aid certificate as well as submitting their pole dancing CV.

All PDC Registered (2 star) Pole Dancing Instructors have passed both a PDC Approved Course and an AAP grading at Level 4 or above.

 

 

 

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PDC Approved Instructor (3 stars).

By complying with Approved Instructor criteria, all PDC Approved Instructors are automatically awarded (3 star) status. All 3 star instructors have provided the PDC with copies of their insurance and first aid certificates, confirmed that they are using safe poles, agreed to teach no more than three students to a pole and have promised to keep their charges reasonable.


A PDC Approved Instructors (3 star) represents the highest level of professionalism and teaching quality within the pole fitness industry.

 

 

 

PDC Approved Instructor (4 star) logo

PDC Approved Instructor (4 stars).

Four star status is achieved by providing a suitable pole dancing CV to the PDC as well as submitting your AAP for updating. The CV should detail such things as; time spent (dancing and teaching), number of students taught, competition success achieved by the instructor and/or her students, copies of press or other media articles relating to the instructor, provable commitment to career development i.e. courses attended. In addition, the application must be supported by at least two other PDC Approved Instructors.


In general, Approved Instructors (4 star) should exemplify excellence in teaching quality and have extensive pole fitness industry experience.

 

 

 

PDC Pioneer Award logoPDC Pioneer Award

 

The Pioneer Award is presented to a very few and represents the highest possible recognition in the pole fitness industry. The award is based on a mixture of experience, teaching quality and industry recognition and must be democratically voted for by the PDC Approved Instructors.

 

The Pioneer Award cannot be applied for. Pioneers are nominated by the Approved Instructors.

 

 

 

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Teacher Training

 

We are pleased to recommend PDC Approved Teacher Training Courses. These member-run courses have each undergone a rigorous approval process to ensure that they provide you with quality career progression as well as value for money.

 

PDC Approved Logos

 

Here are the official logos for PDC Instructors to use.  

 

If you see any logos being used inappropriately, please report it to us.

We want your websites to look as good as possible - if none of the logos suit your site, mail us and we will make one up - just for you :-)

 

 

AAP Assessors

 

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For instructors who have graded students according to the AAP scheme.

 

 


 

Registered Instructors 

 

PDC Registered Instructor

For PDC Registered Instructors.

 

 

PDC 2 Star Registered Instructor

For PDC Registered 2 Star Instructors.

 

 


 

Approved Instructors

 

PDC Approved Instructor

For PDC Approved 3 Star Instructors.

 

 

PDC Approved 4 Star Instructor

For PDC Approved 4 Star Instructors.

 


 

Approved Schools

You can only use the Approved Dance School logos if all of the instructors who teach from your studio have been successfully PDC Approved.

 

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A white background with rounded edges

 

 

 

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