Article created by Sophie Eminson.
My name is Kelly James, I am the Mother of Amelia James (Mimi) and here is her story;
I started working for a lady Called Ruth Mills in 2011, Ruth had taken on a huge venture and opened ‘Ruth Mills Therapies’ in Brimpton. Ruth had renovated and opened a hair and beauty salon, dance studio and therapy center all under one roof – I joined as her hairdresser and took over working in the salon for her.
Mimi (who was 6 at the time) had been dancing since she was 2 years old, from the minute she could walk she was dancing!
We welcome Ciro Esposito from Pole Dance Campania to the PDC and we share his story about his passion for pole dance.
I would like to share and show my appreciation on how pole fitness has saved my life. I have been a part of the fitness industry for over 10 years and am in love and overly satisfied with the discipline. But, all of a sudden, it started to become a great burden on me, because I saw people not interested, lazy;
Official 18th January 2016
New PDC Syllabus
2016 sees an updated and improved syllabus with new moves added and some old moves removed or changed in level. The syllabus has been mostly re-filmed and displays in higher resolution.
The new PDC syllabus 'Core Moves' is now the official reference point for all PDC Gradings and competitions.
Please make sure when you submit a grading that you reference the new 'Core Moves' syllabus and not the older versions.
As always, you can view the PDC Syllabus for free online or buy the book, interactive DVD-ROM or PDF (eBook) file.
New for 2016, the Core Moves PDF (eBook) file is now printable click here!
For the second consecutive year, Warwick Pole Dancing Society is proud to host the UKs biggest University pole dancing competition. With 20 Universities and as many as 180 competitors taking part, the event showcases some of the best new talent in the pole fitness community.
This year, expect stunning guest performances from professional pole artists and UK champions Jess Leanne Norris, Sam King and Doubles champions, Yvette Dusol & Jade Tinkler.
Welcome to our latest 4 star approved pole instructor Emma Nicholson. Emma is the principal instructor at Studio Boutique in Hull, UK. Emma received three references towards her 4 star application from fellow 4 star instructors Stacey Snedden, Jamie Taylor and Lucy Webster.
Stacey Snedden said "Emma is a fantastic teacher, she is XPERT certified in Level 1 to 4 and has also under gone the XPERT train the trainer.
Emma has a great knowledge of Pole and embraces all aspects of Pole Fitness and Dance.
I have worked with Emma a few time one more recently when she Judged the first Dance Filthy.
Emma was very professional and you could see from the audience that Emma has a great following. Her studio is gorgeous and she definitely deserves to be a Level 4 PDC instructor. "
Jamie Taylor said "Emma is 100% dedicated to her studio, her own pole development and to her ongoing teacher training. Having passed the Xpert teacher training, and also having regular stretch sessions and workshops with other professionals to add to her teaching skill and repertoire .
Her studio is well maintained and her students are always positive and happy. The Studio Boutique community is a healthy culture to be a part of."
NEW for 2016
The PDC Syllabus steering group have been working hard behind the scenes to turn the pole dancing syllabus into something even more brilliant.
Many group members felt that the pole dancing world was getting carried away with variations of moves and combinations and this meant that many polers were missing out on important core moves.
It was decided that we should go back to basics and recreate the syllabus with more essential options for beginners as this is a section of pole which is often overlooked.
It is so important that polers learn progressively and safely, we hear too many scare stories about students being taught twisted grip moves when they have never learned a basic spin.
The PDC Syllabus has been constantly evolving since the conception of the Pole Dance Community in May 2009. PDC members had no set syllabus to work from and this made things difficult so we set about creating a syllabus which we use to help us classify pole dancing moves so we could understand not only the levels of difficulty but also the various names used to describe different moves.
The Syllabus currently has 6 levels of difficulty and dancers can undertake pole dance gradings to certify their skill at each level. So how does the syllabus work and who decides on the names and levels of difficulty.
Inspiring pole dancers series - written by PDC features writer Sophie Eminson.
Dayna Wetherall's pole dancing story is just like the rest of ours. She had the desire to try pole dancing at the age of 15 when she witnessed the strength and flexibility of pole dancers at a car show, however it was not until she was in her early twenties that she actually stepped into a pole class for the first time. There is only one difference in Dayna's story: she had Cerebral Palsy Left Hemiplagia.
It's the second annual World Pole Dance Day! This day has been officially declared by United Pole Artists (UPA) and Pole Dance Community (PDC). But what is World Pole Dance Day? It's a celebration of what we do, who we are and why we dedicate our lives to pole. Whether you
My name is Helen Eastwood. From an early age my passion to be a dancer was very strong. I started dance classes at 11 years old and had to work very hard to achieve my Grades, I wasn’t a natural mover nor was I flexible like my fellow class friends.
Eventually the hard work and dedication paid off. By the time I was 18 years old my journey as a professional dancer started. I performed in many shows in the UK and Spain before coming to Tenerife in 1989.
After finishing several contracts, I decided to take the next step and produce my own Dance Shows making the costumes, choreography, managing the expanding group of dancers, performing and being a mother of 2 small children was all part of my daily life.
I was living my dream.