Pole Dancing for Effect!


Dance Inspires Poleathon Pole Dancing picture
PDC Approved Pole Dance school Dance Inspires is launching its 7th annual 12 HOUR Poleathon!

The number 7 is believed to be a lucky number and the Dance Inspires team aim to pull out all the stops to create the biggest, most successful and luckiest Poleathon to date.

With a new ‘rave’ theme hour, the team of dedicated dancers, which comprise of students and instructors,  aim to have fun dancing and dressing up to raise funds all in aid of local Oxfordshire charity, SpecialEffect and the clients that they help.

Picture left from 2013 charity abseil event.

SpecialEffect is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to helping ALL people with disabilities enjoy computer games and other creative interests through cutting edge technology. Their technologies have drastically improved the confidence and overall quality of life of many disadvantaged people.

The Poleathon which will be held on Saturday 7 December 2013 at The Junction, Oxford and will kick off at 9am running for a full 12 hours, finishing triumphantly at 9pm.

Nicola Ghalmi and Adrienne McGurn, owners of Dance Inspires – who earlier in the year abseiled off of the famous John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, in aid of the charity stated (see picture above left);

 “We really believe in what SpecialEffects are doing – their work, dedication and successes are clearly evident to see from their videos which highlight the types of disadvantaged people they have helped. This is why they are our chosen charity this year and why we are dedicating the 2013 Poleathon solely to them. We urge and encourage all pole schools, polers and non polers to get involved! Join us for some dancing during the 12 hours or come and support the team… or if you can spare a few pennies you can help by making a donation!!”

The team aim to raise sponsorship for the charity through dancers that participate in the event and through proceeds on the day.

Nick Streeter, Fundraiser for SpecialEffect spoke of the importance of community events to the charity; "SpecialEffect is only a small charity and as such events such as this held in the community are instrumental in helping to raise vital funds to help us help more people with disabilities to have fun and freedom with our expertise, fun and life changing technology. We deeply appreciate the amazing support from Dance Inspires and all the brilliant people involved in the event".

Anyone can get involved in Poleathon by donating online via Just Giving or by visiting or dancing at the event; all you need to do is visit Dance Inspires for further details.

Dance Inspires.