Studio 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.
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.
Angie Voluti is the principal instructor at the White Studio based in Bedford. 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 chose Bedford as the city to hold its flexibility, dance and pole fitness courses.
“I 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 Instructor Angie Voluti. “I decided to create a course to teach students, who wish to increase their flexibility and improve their fitness, how the flexibility wheel can help.”
Theme for 2017 - Pole Love.
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.
A King’s Lynn pole fitness studio has won an international industry accolade, beating off more than 300 other entrants from around the world. Pole Perfect Fitness, based at The Fitness Studios on Austin Fields, has been named United Pole Artists Studio Choice Award winner 2017.
The awards were held to recognise the hard work and dedication of pole studios around the world and more than 300 studios were nominated, including some of the biggest and best known in the industry.
Article written by 2016 committee member Sophie Twyford.
UEA Pole Fitness club was founded in 2010 and has seen its numbers boom over the last year due to an increased interest in the fitness aspect of the sport. We changed our name from Pole Dancing to Pole Fitness in order to open peoples minds to the sport. As a result, we saw our numbers expand to reach our full capacity this year, having 240 people attend a taster session at the beginning of term.
The University of Warwick Pole and Aerial Arts Society is proud to be the first ever hosts of the Midlands Inter-University Pole Dance Competition! On Saturday 11th February 2017 at 10am join us to celebrate the incredible achievements of university-level dancers and watch them spin, lift and tumble their way through the day for the chance to be in the final at Newcastle.
Concept for Trainer Education (Prof-Level)
This Pole Dance teacher training is for people who have been teaching and instructing before, maybe even for a long time, but never made an approved teacher training. If they want to have a trainer certificate approved by the PDC, they can join this special training which is only open for people who succesfully ran through the selection process showing their teaching abilities.
1st step: Application and pre-testing
2nd step: 2-day training and learning at CrazyPole Augsburg
3rd step: Written test (end of the weekend)
General information about the concept
As the pole dance industry grows and more and more people are interested in learning this kind of sport educated trainers and teachers are very important.
This Pole Dance teacher training is for people who have been teaching and instructing before, maybe even for a long time, but never made an approved teacher training.
Self-proclaimed “lazy girl”, I used to hate sports. I never participated in school fitness activities, didn’t enjoy hockey, netball or swimming, and had tried to attempt gym memberships which just ended in self-disappointment and a waste of money. Suffering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder, I found it hard to get myself into gym gear, and most times out the door, so if you had told me seven years ago that I would be teaching a room full of girls, in essentially my underwear with a big smile on my face, I would not have believed you!
PDC Approved 4 star pole dancing instructor Lesley Jackson held the UK's first ever youth grading at her studio in Newcastle. The day saw Daisy who has just turned 8 years old, Nidun who is 11, Tyler who is 9, Jess who is 9 and Tyla Faye who is also 9 all complete successful gradings at Level 1 of the Pole Dance Community Core Moves Syllabus.
Lesley Jackson tells us more about the youth grading success and what the gradings mean to her students: