Inter-University United Kingdom Pole Dance Competition 2013
The University of Essex Pole Dancing Club was founded in October 2011 and competed for the first time at ‘The Inter-University Pole Competition’ in March 2012 at Bristol University. Essex won (see picture below right) and were awarded the honour of hosting in 2013. The competition will take place on the 16th March at Essex’s Colchester Campus and will welcome approximately 150 competitors from 10 Universities around the UK.
The PDC approved judging system for this year is as follows; there will be 3 performance poles, one for each category (beginner, intermediate & advanced). Each pole will be watched by 3 judges, with a total of 9 of the UK’s most respected pole industry people judging the competition.
We have provided 9 songs for all competitors to choose from, 3 competitors who have chosen the same song will perform alongside the other categories to their respective judges. This will result in judges watching an entire category, allowing them to assess each competitor more fairly.
The day will also feature guest performances from world class performers and we will be joined by several sponsors for the event, who will be around all day for you to buy some cool pole related goodies and have provided some amazing prizes for the winners.
The competition is about bringing the universities together for a day of celebrating pole dance, not only to compete but to meet others who share the same passion.
There was a wonderful friendly atmosphere at Bristol 2012 which promoted good relationships between all the University’s students.Essex aims to re-create that atmosphere this year and get everyone involved, appreciating and supporting each individual’s achievement regardless of their level or University.
Of course the day is also about the competition which holds a sense of achievement for everyone. Perhaps beginners who are having their first opportunity to perform, but for everyone to have the chance to showcase the level they have achieved. Also for those who have previously competed to better their performance skills.
And for the winners and runners up of each category there will be a variety of wonderful pole related prizes kindly provided by our amazing sponsors.
Emily Smith - PDC Approved 4 star instructor and UKPPC finalist 2011 and 2012.
Kate Johnstone - PDC Approved 4 star instructor, Doubles World Finalist and UKPPC promoter.
Kate Whitley - International Pole Sports Federation Representative.
Pippa Caesar - PDC Approved 4 star instructor and BPFC promoter.
Robyn Rooke - PDC Approved 4 star instructor and Bristol Pole Champion 2010 and 2011.
Sam Remmer - PDC Approved 4 star instructor and joint founder of the Pole Dance Community.
Sandrea Simmons - PDC Approved 3 star instructor and creator of the Sisters of Pole.
Sophie Hermann - PDC Approved 3 star instructor and founder of the Cardiff Pole Society.
Stacey Snedden - PDC Approved 4 star instructor and Sales manager at Vertical Leisure.
University of Essex Pole Dancing Society (pictured left)
Universities competing in the 2013 competiton are:
So come and enjoy a brilliant day of pole, fun and good sportsmanship at Essex this year.
Inter-University Pole Dance Competition 2013 on Facebook.