PDC approved pole dance school Halo Vertical Fitness celebrates it's first birthday!

Halo Vertical Fitness first opened its doors on the 17th January 2010, so what better way to end our first year than by presenting the Rebecca Butcher European Tour 2011 (29th Jan – 11th Feb). The tour is a fresh challenge for both Rebecca and Halo and we are all very excited. After an unexpected level of interest in the tour, we have been kept extremely busy organising to make sure that everything runs smoothly – if you require information about participating studios or for anything else please email or click here to read our article about Becca on this site.


picture left of Claire Murphy, principal pole dancing instructor and owner.

More exciting news!
After a successful 1st year of trade, we have decided to expand. The studio used since our opening is run by Sparkle Dance Studio in Rossendale, Lancashire. As of March 2011, Halo and Sparkle will become 1 entity: ‘Sparkle Academy’. Our merger will enable us to grow even more and we are already developing a second studio in Accrington, Lancashire.

The second studio will be amazing with three rooms; the first will be dedicated to Pole (decked out with 6 X-Pert X-Poles over 10ft tall! It also has the space and height for silks and hoops in the future), the second to our wide range of Dance & Fitness classes (from Ballroom and Latin to Street Dance and Hip Hop etc.), and the third to the Theatre section of our company (Ballet, Tap & Musical Theatre etc).  There will be classes available for everyone from babies to adults.

It’s hard to believe that so much can happen in just twelve months, but it does prove that if you have the passion and the desire to succeed then anything is possible. For myself, Pole is everything. And my business partner, Tina Penswick—one of the best Latin dancers in the world while competing—lives for Dance.


For more information visit Halo Vertical Fitness or Sparkle Dance Studio.

Claire Murphy
principal pole dancing instructor and owner.

halo vertical fitness sparkle academy

The Pole Dance Community would like to congratulate Claire and the team at Halo Vertical Fitness on reaching thir first brithday and we wish them every success for the future.

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