Pole Dance Community Blog

 

Below, you can read our members articles and fitness pole dance news.

Inspiring Pole Dancers - Angela Fowler.



Angela Fowler Inspiring Pole Dance
Welcome to the winner of our PDC inspiration competition 2017, Angela Fowler. We invited polers from across the globe to submit their pole stories and to share their passion for pole with us. Our winner was selected by our fabulous online grading assessors who loved Angela's story. Let's find out more about Angela and her pole journey.

My pole story started 3 years ago in 2014. Then in my early 40's I found myself divorced and a single mum. My ex husband had left me for another woman and I had no confidence. A friend convinced me to go to a pole dance studio, at first I was a bit...no I'm to old, no I'm not fit enough....but I went. From that first lesson I was hooked, it gave me confidence and fitness but most of all pole friends in all sizes and ages.

I am proud that I can say to people "I can hang myself upside down on a pole and look pretty and so can you!!" 

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Stages Pole Fitness Showcase & Awards Success 2017

Stage Pole Fitness Pole ShowcaseOn Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd September, Stages Pole Fitness (SPF) opened its doors for its third annual showcase and awards evening.

Stages Pole Fitness was founded by PDC Approved 3 star pole dancing instructor Alex Copley in 2013 – on 23rd September – so this year’s annual event was also a celebration of the school’s exact four-year anniversary. SPF has seen some big changes this year, taking on four extra instructors: Claire, Emma, Ashleigh & Deniz – all of whom have been a huge help, co-teaching the ever-expanding classes and assisting Alex with SPF’s extra-curricular events, such as professional photoshoots, seasonal fancy dress fun sessions and socials.

Following 2016’s successful two-night show, SPF decided once again to run its showcase for two nights, and invited over 140 guests to watch.

Read more: Stages Pole Fitness Showcase 2017

Studio 11 Pole Studio, opens in Bristol, UK.


Studio 11 Pole DancersStudio 11 will be opening a new fitness studio from the 1 September 2017 in Temple Court, Keynsham, Bristol.

Local ladies Vania Vitillo and Lisa Henderson, who met through their love of teaching pole fitness classes across the South West, are to open the doors to a new studio in Keynsham.

With years of pole experience behind them, Lisa was the founder and owner of Pole-da-Cise Dance Studios in Wiltshire, before she moved near to Keynsham 18 months ago and Vania has years of teaching experience in Bath and is also a passionate aerialist and trained instructor in aerial silks and trapeze.  Both are PDC (Pole Dance Community) Approved 3 star pole dancing instructors.

Read more: Featured Pole Studio - Studio 11

CoTAC Pole Aerial Championships
PDC Approved Event the Capital of Texas Aerial Championships (COTAC) is proud to announce their fifth annual Pole and Aerial Competition held on August 25th and 26th, 2017.

The competition will feature contestants from as far away as Japan and as close as Austin.

The Capital of Texas Aerial Championships will showcase world-renowned Pole & Aerial artists performing in downtown Austin, TX at the Palmer Events Center.

The competitors will be split into six categories: pole, silks, lyra, hammock, trapeze, and open aerial with seven different divisions to include professional, semi-pro, amateur, novice, partners, masters and artistic.

Read more: Capital of Texas Aerial Championships 2017

PDC Registered 1 star pole dancing instructor Charles Philpot



Charles Philpot Pole Dancing Instructor

Welcome to one of our latest PDC pole dancing instructors Charles Philpot. Charles started poling in 2016 and has recently qualified with PDC approved course provider Spin City. Charles has also carried our a successful level 4 PDC grading. We spoke to Charles to find out more about him and what he loves about pole.....



My name is Charles and I have been Pole Dancing since October 2015 at A Pole New Adventure in Sheffield. I have a background in Athletics (6 years) and Kayaking/Canoeing (9 years), and only started Pole when a friend of mine was determined that I give it a go.

Read more: Featured Instructor - Charles Philpot

Featured Instructor - PDC Approved 3 star pole dancing instructor Angie Voluti.



Angie Voluti Pole Fitness InstructorAngie Voluti is the principal instructor at the White Studio based at Bedford College. The White Studio launched in May 2017 and is the first and only European business to manufacture bespoke flexibility yoga wheels in natural, sustainable materials and to the user’s specification. Angie and business partner Amelia chose Bedford as the city to hold its flexibility, dance and pole fitness courses.  

“We started producing the only UK-made wood and cork flexibility yoga wheels last year, and it became immediately apparent that there were no classes focused on the use of such a tool,” says The White Studio Principal Angie Voluti. “We decided to create a course to teach students, who wish to increase their flexibility and improve their fitness, how the flexibility wheel can help.”  

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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