Pole Dance Community Blog


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

What does being a PDC approved 4 star instructor actually mean?

PDC Approved 4 star pole dancing instructor

So what makes someone a 4 star instructor with the Pole Dance Community and what does that accolade mean?


Pasted below is the text that we use on our PDC Approved 4 star instructor page but we also wanted to expand on the 4 star status, what it means and why many instructors deserve this recognition:


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Why should pole dancing instructors bother with First Aid Training?

 First Aid Training Pole Dance Studios

This is probably one of the most common questions we get asked in the PDC office.

As a pole dancing instructor you are responsible for providing the safest possible training environment for your students. You already carry insurance and write risk assessments in case of the event of accident or injury.  Undertaking first aid training is simply another part of your due diligence and a minimum professional requirement.


All our PDC Approved and Registered Instructors must hold an up to date first aid training certificate and training must be updated every 2-3 years depending on which country they live in.

Here are some other frequently asked questions:

Read more: First Aid? Why Train?

UK Pole Dance Day Sunday 1st May 2016

UK Pole Dance Day 2014
What is UK Pole Dance Day and how did it start?

• UK Pole Dance Day is a national, annual event held on 1 May that celebrates and promotes understanding of pole dance as a legitimate art form and form of exercise.
• UKPDD is a non-profit event and participation is open to all.
• Founded in 2009 by the Equity Pole Dancers’ Working Party.
• May Day was chosen as the date to encourage a better understanding of pole dance. Traditional maypole dances form part of the May Day celebrations and UKPDD builds on this great tradition.

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PDC Approved 3 Star Pole Dancing Instructor India Alton.

India Alton Pole Dance InstructorIndia is the principal instructor at Indigo Pole Dance and Fitness Studio located in Beverley, East Yorkshire, UK.  We spoke to India to find out more about her passion for pole:

I began pole dancing five years ago and it’s truly gotten into my blood. Now, when I’m not dancing… I’m thinking about dancing!  I have been hooked from the very start.  Before I started pole dancing I

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PDC Approved 4 Star Pole Dancing Instructor Anne Goswell.


Anne Goswell Pole dancing instructor
Anne Goswell has been a member of the Pole Dance Community since its fruition in 2009. Anne has been teaching and pole dancing since 2006. Anne has considerable industry experience and contribution.

GoesWell is one of the most established pole school schools within Edinburgh and Scotland.  Anne has been a pole dancer since 1998 and has seen and been part of the ever adapting industry.  With her experience and knowledge Anne is proud to be at the forefront of a school which recognises dancers of all levels, helping individuals achieve their personal development.  "Pole dancing truly is for everyone!".

Read more: Anne Goswell Achieves 4 Star Status

Inspiring Pole Dancers: Vivien Feld

Article written by PDC features writer Sophie Eminson.
Vivien Feld Pole Sports Trainer
started her dance career with Gogo dancing eight years ago and all of a sudden, one day there was a pole in her way at an event she was performing for. She does not remember exactly when she started pole dancing exactly, but she was looking for a dance sport for which she could showcase her gymnastic ability  without a partner, so pole was the perfect fit. She obtained her first instructor certification in 2009.

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International Women’s Day - Call to Pole!

Leana Darbyshire International Womens DayMarch 8th is International Women’s Day, a global event celebrating the achievements of women around the world.

This year the campaign focuses on the issues of inequality women still face every day.

"Pole Dance and Aerial Arts are an excellent way to boost self esteem, confidence, as well as all the physical benefits that come with it."

Read more: International Women's Day - Call to Pole.