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Inter-University Pole Dance Competition (IUPDC) Sponsors.

Inter University Pole Dance Competition Warwick

The IUPDC is run by the National University Pole Dance Association.

The Sponsors for IUPDC 2018 are Lupit Pole, Dragonfly Brand, Pole World Festival, Pole Dance Community and Millie Robson Photography.  If you would like to sponsor this event just pop us an e-mail. All sponsors get to market their products direct to a new generation of university polers from over 40 universities across the UK.

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Inter University Pole Dance Competition 2018 Finals and Regional Heats.


Inter-University Pole Dance Competition 2018 run by the National University Pole Association.

Inter University Pole Dance Competition Regionals

February 4th Midlands Regional Heat

Facebook event page - MUPC18.
Judges - Jade Marissa Flash, Lara Stojkiw, Rachel Stolzman.
Competing Universities - Birmingham, Cambridge, Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, Nottingham Trent & Worcester
Results:
1st University of Warwick
2nd University of Bangor

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Inter-University Pole Dance Competition


Inter University Pole Dance Competition Finals
Welcome to the IUPDC overseen by the National University Pole Association.  The IUPDC is designed to be an inclusive competition to allow university societies and clubs from across the United Kingdom to demonstrate their pole dance skills.

The IUPDC started in 2011 but was officially taken over by the NUPA in 2016.

 

 

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National University Pole Association (NUPA).


Inter University Pole Dance Competition Group
The National University Pole Association was formed in 2016 to oversee and develop the Inter-University Pole Dancing Competition (IUPDC).

The first IUPDC competition was held in 2011 but with limited places it was difficult to make the event inclusive for all the universities that wanted to enter. The 2011 format also meant that solo performers had to perform alongside other solo acts with limited music choice and frustrations for the judges. To allow more inclusivity the NUPA have created regional heats to allow all universities wanting to compete the chance to own the stage.

Since 2016 the NUPA board have offered their services for free to create massive improvements to the IUPDC competition and strict guidelines to create consistency across the regional heats.

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Inter-University Pole Dance Competition (IUPDC). Rules and Regulations.



Inter University Pole Dance Competition Finals


The Inter-University Pole Dance Competition is run by the National University Pole Association.


Entry Criteria and Rules:

- Competitors must be current students (no alumni) and hold a valid student number

- If a member is paid to professionally teach in a studio or paid to perform they are not allowed to enter. If an entrant is found to be deemed professional they will be disqualified immediately

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Suzanne Robson - Gemma Dear Award Winner 2018.


Suzanne Robson Pole Dancing Bravery Award
PDC Approved 3 star pole dancing instructor Suzanne Robson was nominated for the Gemma Dear Award by Tempest Pole Dance studio owner Mandy Williams. 

Mandy submitted the following nomination:

"I would like to nominate one of my instructors Suzanne Robson for this award.

Suzy has been a Pole Instructor at Tempest Dance for just over a year and she has full body eczema.
This has become progressively worse over the last year and has left her in a lot of pain and constant scratching. This skin condition has also rendered her whole body red, dry and scaley. In all of this time never has she cancelled a class or let me or her students down.

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PDC Approved 3 star pole dancing instructor Kirstin McKenzie.



Kirstin McKenzie Pole dancing instructor
Kirstin McKenzie joined the Pole Dance Community as an instructor in 2017. Kirstin commenced pole dancing in 2010 and has completed her Vertical Dance Instructor Training. We spoke to Kirstin to find out what she loves about pole and why she chose to become an instructor.

"Having taken advantage of a Groupon deal taster session with Pole Pursuits, I fell in love with the classes and kept going back.  Each new bruise was shown to my other half with pride, along with a detailed explanation of where it came from and why being covered (I mean COVERED) in bruises was a good thing.  It didn't even phase me when on our first cruise to the Caribbean they were displayed in their multi-coloured glory to about 2000 people (although my partner felt a little uncomfortable with the stares he received).

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