Cindy Cooijmans is our latest PDC Approved 4 Star Pole Dancing Instructor.
Cindy Cooijmanns is known throughout the pole dance world as both a pole dance teacher, respected judge and creator of the Pole Move Box. Cindy received her references from PDC Pioneers KT Coates and Elena Gibson.
Elena Gibson said "Cindy is a great asset to our community, amongst other achievements, she has tirelessly worked to produce the Polemove box which I believe is a great product to be used as source of reference for studios, instructors and students. She dedicates much of her time and effort to promote pole dancing both in her home country and internationally, Cindy is a very ambitious and positive person who I greatly admire."
KT Coates said "She is the nicest, kindest, selfless person in pole. She does pole because she loves it, she never gets involved in any unpleasantness and she is loved by everyone as an instructor, a business woman and a poler. She is a one off!"
Education & Training
Aerobic and Fitness trainer since 1995
Pole Fitness trainer since 2006
IPDFA Basic, intermediate, advanced and Master trainer 2012
Elevated Level 1 and Level 2
IPSF all level (head)judge and coach
Vertical Dance instructor and EPIC youth coaching
Membership of Professional Bodies:
Pole Dance Community 4 star approved instructor
International Pole Sports Federation judge (since 2009)
Pole Fitness Assocciation, Ambassador (2012)
IPDFA technical adviser
Awarded by: United Pole Artists UPA 'pole person of the year 2017'
Workshops & Master-classes Attended and hosted:
USA: Pantera Blacksmith, Felix Cane, Jenyne Butterfly, Marlo Fisken, Steven Retchless, BadAzz, Caterina Gennaro, Zoraya Judd, Kelly Yvonne, Natasha Wang, Michelle Stanek, Phoenix Kazree, Kenneth KaoLacy Mc Garry. South America: Rafaela Montenaro, Vanessa Costa, Aline Kerber
Europe: KT Coates, Elena Gibson, Daniel Rosen, Sally-Ann Giles, Bendy Kate, Sarah Scott (UK) Jeannine Wilkerling, Celine Shabba Le Gall (DE) Angy Knight (BE), Manuela Carinairo, Màrion Crampe, Loic Lebret (FR), Anastasia Akentyva (CZ) Alessandra Marchetti (IT) Natalia Tatarinseva (U) Hanka Venselaar, ElisaJo (NL) Saulo Samariento (ES)
Russia: Evgeny Gresilov, Kira Noire, Polina Volchek and Anastasia Skuktorova
Asia/Australia: Jady Chao (HK), Suzie Wong (SGD) Radjesh Mudki Mallakhamb (India) SuzieQ and TobyJ, Cleo the Huricane, Andrea Ryff, Carlie Hunter and Jamilla Deville (AUS)
Additional Training with PDC Pole Schools & Instructors:
KT Coates and Elena Gibson
Cindy has been teaching group classes: Aerobics, Steps, Callanetics, BOSU, Street dance, Jazz dance and Gogo dance since her certifications in 1995. After the birth of her 3 sons, she wanted a new sport challenge, which she found in Pole Dance. After taking a Pole teacher trainer course she started teaching Pole classes in 2006.
Continuing Professional Development:
Aside from many master-classes she also activly keeps on top of all that is happening within the pole dancing world.
"I read all there is about the Pole Sport, I think I saw almost every DVD and keep attending and organizing workshop and courses to do with Pole. I like to work and talk with professionals from all around the world, there is still so much to learn! Each year I judge all over the world and I update my IPSF certificates and attend a first aid course. Besides Pole I love to try our other forms of sports/aerials. Hoop, Flying pole, BungeeFly, Vertical Dance and different types of Yoga. During Covid I followed and online Rope Flow course and succesfully finishes a Movement Stick instructor training."
I'm not a competitive person, I will leave the competitions to others. I love to train and coach athletes to get the most out of their performance. You will mostlikely see me behind the scenes during a competition. Either helping out, judging or organising pole competitions. I have been involved in National, European and Worlds Championships for over 10 years.
2010-2013 Benelux Pole Championships and local competition and battles in the Netherlands
2010 Taylors retreat cup (UK)
2012-2022 IPSF World Pole Sport Championship
2011-2014 French National
2011-2013-2014 German Pole Fitness and Miss and Mister Pole dance
2012 Most Pole2Pole competitions
2013 IPC in Singapore, 2015 IPC video entries and awards
2014 Pole Classic Las Vegas USA
2015 HKCH championship Hong Kong
2013-2014-2015 IPSF Nationals in Germany, Netherlands and Sweden.
2017 IPC head judge for the video enteries
2018 Belgium and Norwegian national championship
2018 Head judged the Chinese and South Korean Pole Sports nationals
During Covid, judges alot online and hosted the first IPSF Virtual World Pole & Aerial Championships online.
Also judged the United Through Sports, Virtual Youth Festival online 3 years in a row.
2022 Switzerland and Finland national Pole Sports
Pole Dancing Promotions Involvement:
In the city I live in I started promoting Pole Sport in 2006. I believe everyone in our town is convinced Pole is a Sport now.
I have written may articles for the Dutch press to promote the Pole Sport.
I encourage many of my pole friends to be in television program’s, Hanka showed up in several programs already and one of my friends Flora Gatina, ended in the top 3 of Holland got talent.
Pole Dancing Goals & Aspirations:
I would like to keep on enjoying and teaching Pole, as often as possible. I love to teach all levels and especially instructors during my refreshment course. My personal goal would be to make the pole names universal!!! I think if we join hands we can make it happen!
- Created a Refreshment course for Pole instructors, here I try and motivate other instructors to think out of the box. And make them aware of that you have to keep learning and that they are responsible for a safe and healthy class environment.
ENJOY THE POLE PEOPLE