Sarah Scott from Studio 22 achieves PDC approved 4 star instructor status.

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Sarah Scott received glowing references from fellow PDC approved pole dancing instructors Emily Smith from Emily's Pole Fitness and Alex Tait from Spin City Exeter.

Alex said "I am writing to recommend Sarah Scott to become a 4 star Pole Dance Community instructor. I first saw Sarah perform in the Bristol heat of PoleDivas in 2010 and I was immediately wowed at the sheer strength and incredible co-ordination in her routine!

Following the competition I attended one of her master classes at Spin City Bristol, it was fantastic with an amazing variety of tricks to suit all abilities, I really felt like I had taken something away unlike some other masterclasses I had previously attended.  I was so impressed with the class I decided to attend one of her boot camp sessions in Taunton and asked her to guest instruct at my own pole school – Spin City Exeter.

Throughout all the classes I have attended, Sarah has been thoroughly professional with fantastic knowledge of pole and the rare skill to be able to adapt her classes to suit the ability of those attending. She always took care to ensure that anyone struggling had something appropriately levelled to learn.

To summarise, I believe Sarah is a true asset to the Pole Dance Community and should be recognised as such."

Emily Smith said "I first met Sarah at PoleDivas in Bristol last year and have since trained with her on a few occasions and got to know her. Sarah is a great teacher, she explains things very well and has helped me progress with tricks I struggle with... twisted grip being one of them! She is so much fun to be around and really encouraging, I love training with her!

As well as her great teaching skills, Sarah is an amazing performer. I first saw Sarah perform at PoleDivas last year and was amazed, she is MEGA strong and can dance which I love to see when watching a performance.

Sarah is an inspiration to us all in the pole world and deserves to be a Level 2 Instructor."

Fitness/Pole Qualifications:

Level 2 Gym instructor, Exercise to music Level 2, Pole People Instructor Qualification, Freestyle Fitness Yoga instructor, Zumba Instructor, Zumbatomic Instructor,

Sarah Scott pole dancing handstand
Membership of Professional Bodies:

PDC, REPs, Federation of small businesses

Workshops, Courses & Masterclasses Attended:

Felix Cane, Pantera, Zoraya Judd, Alethea Austin, Karol Helms, Suzie Q, Becca Butcher, Marlo Fiskin

Teaching History:

Sarah started her dance and fitness career in 2008 and has run Studio 22 since 2009 with her business partner Amy Williams, she says "I currently teach from beginner to advanced level as well as specialised classes working on strength and stamina. We have a huge range of students – the age ranges from 17 to 60 and from all walks of life.

We also run pole style boot camps that incorporate a wide range of pole skills such as tricks and transitions, spinning pole and choreography.
I currently teach around 12 hours a week as well as the admin side of studio 22 – including the day to day running of the business, website and accounts – it keeps me busy!"

Sarah has taught workshops for the Bristol Pole society and Spin City Exeter

Student's pole dancing success:

Sarah took part in Pole Unity in 2009 and 2010 with a great bunch of students who all performed for the first time. Amy Sully competed in her first solo pole comp in the Bristol Pole Championships last year with a great routine and recently Sophie Geldeard won the Dublin Heat of UKAPP before going on to win Star performer at the finals.

Continuing Professional Development:

Sarah is continuing to attend master classes is currently doing a Level 3 qualification in nutrition. She also hopes to complete her Level 3 personal trainer qualification next year.

Sarah Scott pole dancing pictureIndustry Contribution:

X-pole girl, Pole Dance Community Syllabus filming.

Competition Achievements:

Winner of the NSPDS routine for the nation with Amy Williams.
Winner of the Bristol Heat of PoleDivas 2010.
Grand Finalist at UKPPC 2011

Professional Pole Appearances:

Sarah has performed as a guest performer for the Bristol university pole society showcase.
Sarah has worked and performed as an X-pole girl at the Clothes show live 2010 and will be representing again in 2011
Sarah features in the Pole Dance Community syllabus.
Sarah appeared on Fitness TV along with Justine McLucus for Xpole and Pole Motion in December

Charity events:

Sarah has organised a zumbathon for charity Help for Heroes and raised £500, Cancer research UK event on 25th November 2011.

Media coverage:

Studio 22 gained the front cover of the Somerset Gazette, articles in the paper and online on numerous occasions for bringing pole dance to a local Women’s institute, for promoting UK Pole Dance day and for winning the NSPDS routine for the nation

Pole Dancing Goals & Aspirations:

Sarah would love to continue teaching and performing as much as possible, she says  "It is my full time job and I couldn’t ask for a better one.
.......Pole dancing has completely transformed my life. I became a business owner and self employed at 22 and have never looked back. I have met the most wonderful people and continue to be inspired by the sheer craziness that people can pull off on our beloved pole. It challenges me everyday – and having not had any previous experience in dance or gymnastics – it has certainly taught me many new skills that I can only have dreamed possible before."

The Pole Dance Community would like to congratulate Sarah on her 4 star achievement and to wish her and her students every success for the future.