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This Girl Can Pole!

How one woman fought for every sport to be included in the national campaign!


This Girl Can Pole Dance
Charlie Foster, 38, is a PDC Approved pole dance instructor from Nottingham who has been a part of the sport for 3 - 4 years now. Pole dancing makes her feel surprised, strong, proud and sometimes frustrated, however the main reason that we are focusing on this inspiring woman is because it makes her feel empowered,

Read more: This Girl Can Pole

PDC Approved 4 star pole dancing instuctor Jane Cole.

 

Jane Cole Pole Perfect Fitness
Jane Cole is the owner of Pole Perfect Fitness. Pole Perfect Fitness has been based in Kings Lynn for a number of years and has a good reputation within the pole community. Jane received the following 2 references to support her 4 star instructor application from fellow PDC Approved Instructors Holly Munson and Stacey Snedden:

Holly said  “I wish to recommend Jane Cole of Pole Perfect Fitness to be a PDC Approved (4 Star) Pole Dancing Instructor.  Having messaged Jane beforehand, we first met at her studio while she was hosting a day of workshops with Sarah Scott. Jane’s studio is perfect! Her immaculate studio was an amazing venue to be taught in. It is very spacious with plenty of room between poles - we had a max of 2 per pole as well. There was plenty out of the way storage for our belongings. I hope to have a studio like this one day.

Read more: Jane Cole Achieves 4 Star Status

PDC Approved 4 Star Pole Dancing Instructor Andi Ariseanu.



Andi Ariseanu Pole Fitness teacherAndi Ariseanu is the principal instructor at Active Cherry in Eastbourne, UK. Andi ActiveCherry has been doing pole and aerial since 2007. She judged her first competition in 2011 and has since been lucky enough to be invited to judge many more,  including being head judge at Miss Pole Dance UK Semi Pro's, Doubles and Amateurs, and on the judges table at IPAAT,(formerly known as EPDC) and the Intercontinental Championships.

In 2015 Andi won the Kent Pole Championships in the professional category.

Andi has a collection of weird and wonderful aerial equipment which she is happy to use for performances including her crescent moon, spiral, aerial pole and prism.

Read more: Andi Ariseanu Achieves 4 Star Status

 

Elena Gibson Pole Dancing instructor
Inspiring Pole Dancers - by PDC features writer Sophie Eminson.

Elena Gibson, who has been pole dancing for nearly twenty years now is a very inspiring woman. She began pole dancing every now and then in 1997, when she messed around on some poles in nightclubs where her and her friends went to watch pole dancers perform. She never imagined how big a part of her life it would become.

 

"Pole dancing makes Elena so happy, and gives her an opportunity to challenge herself to set new goals for training."



Read more: The Way Elena Sees It: Thoughts on Pole Dancing from a World Champion!

Inspiring Pole Dancers - Annemarie Davies

 

Anne Marie Davies United Pole ArtistIn her latest performance at Pole Con 2015, Annemarie Davies, founder of United Pole Artists surprised her audience by removing her top during her piece. Davies states that the initial reaction was surprise, then the audience continued watching her piece happily with no complaints. The audience had received a warning that there may be nudity during the show, and that if they would prefer not to see this, they should leave. Davies was completely within her rights to reveal her body to her audience.

"If some people are offended by seeing a pair of breasts on stage, or if they do not think it necessarily ties in with pole dancing as an 'art form', then they should simply turn the video off."

 

Read more: "Sexy is strong enough all on its own": Annemarie Davies Shows Why.

PDC Approved 4 star pole dancing instructor Claire Cotteril.


Claire Cotterill Pole Dancing instructor
Claire Cotteril is the principal instructor at Body Image in Great Wyrely. Claire has danced since she was 2 years old, she has pole danced since 2006 and has taught pole and street dance since 2007.

About Claire:

"I am a professional and resourceful person and have over 18 years teaching experience, and 32 years’ experience in dance. I am qualified to a level 4 teaching status and I am a NVQ level 2 assessor, I have taught a broad spectrum of clients in many disciplines including people with mental and physical disability.
I have excellent organisational, planning and time management skills and have experience in managing a team of up to 13 staff. I have wrote two teacher training courses with skills active, one in pole fitness and the other in aerial silks, these will also be approved by REPS.

Read more: Claire Cotterill Achieves 4 Star Status

PDC Approved Instructor Ley Jackson is a Hit at Local Children’s Festival

Lesley Jackson Pole Dancing Festival
On Sunday 27th June 2015, Lesley Jackson went along to pole dance at Highfield Fest in a small village in Northumberland Council. The event, which is for children and completely free ran all day from 11.00am – 16.30pm. The entertainment included dance groups, bands, an inflatable phone shaped bouncy castle, crazy golf and the bucking bronco. Lesley was there from 9.30am to set up her equipment and wait nervously for the crowds to arrive. Her equipment was of course 4 free standing R-Poles which she had brought along to the festival for the children to have a go on.

 

"Swarms of children surrounded her all day with their parents playing on the poles. The parents had a go as well as their male children, not only females,"

Read more: Pole Success at Kids Festival