Lucille Marshall Achieves PDC Approved 4 Star Pole Dancing Instructor Status.

Lucille Marshall Pole DancerLucille Marshall is the principal instructor at Body Synergy in Birmingham, UK. Lucille has danced for 22 Years, beginning her training in Leeds from the age of 3 with Gill Caplan A.R.A.D. F.R.S.A.  Lucille trained primarily in Ballet completing all vocational Royal Academy of Dance Ballet examinations and was awarded a 7 year ballet scholarship at the Louise Brown Yorkshire Ballet Scholarship Centre.  Lucille completed her Exercise Science Undergraduate and Dance Science Masters and went on to become a Health Consultant, Lifestyle Manager and Personal Trainer.

Lucille continued her professional dance development in the UK and USA and went on to perform professionally with several dance companies before venturing into pole dancing fitness.

Lucille received her 2 references for her 4 star application from PDC Approved Instructors Kerrey Warr and Elisia Maneffa:

Reference from Kerrey Warr "Lucille Marshall is an excellent teacher who provides a safe Lucille Marshall Body Synergyenvironment to train in. Her classes are well structured with a wide range of techniques covered. Coming from a dance background and understanding how the body works gives her a great advantage when it comes to teaching pole. Students feel confident when working with Lucille as they are warmed up correctly, well prepared with clear instructions given and spotted when applicable. Lucille is also a great ambassador for the pole world."

Reference from Elisia Maneffa "I fully support Lucille Marshall’s PDC 4 Star Instructor application.  Lucille is a fantastic teacher, she possess the ability to adapt her teaching to all her pole students and other pole instructors what ever level they are at.  
Lucille’s classes are easy to follow and she maintains her time spent with each student fairly.
I believe Lucille has the qualities our pole community needs and recommend Lucille is awarded 4 star PDC."

Lucille's Dance and Pole CV.

Lucille Marshall Pole Dancing InstructorEducation:

MSc POSTGRADUATE: Masters of Dance Science with Distinction.

Student research award and bursary for presenting my dance science research in Washington D.C at the International Association of Dance, Medicine & Science Conference.

My postgraduate thesis dance science research was published in The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research

7 year Ballet Scholarship at the Louise Brown Scholarship Centre, Yorkshire.

Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Examinations 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 Intermediate, Advanced Foundation RAD examinations equivalent to: AS/A levels,NVQs at level 3, Cambridge International Awards, Advanced Diploma , BTEC awards, certificates and diplomas at level 3, BTEC Nationals,OCR Nationals)

BA/BSc UNDERGRADUATE: First Class Honours Degree & highest grade in the academic year in Science of Sport and Exercise & Dance Studies with Scholarship entry to Roehampton University, London. (selected for an 8 month study abroad program in California studying Dance and Exercise Science)

A/AS LEVELS: Dance, Sports Studies, Biology, Business

GCSE’s: all including Dance and Sports Studies plus additional GCSE in mathematics & Statistics

PDC Pole Dance Community Level 5 grading with Distinction
Dance: Royal Academy of Dance - Examinations up to equivalents of A Levels/Level 3 NVQ
Level 3 Personal Trainer
REPS certified Core Stability Instructor
PowerPlate Instructor
Body Balance Instructor
Zumba Instructor
KBT Kettlebells Instructor
Level 2 Fitness Instructor
In process of:
-Spin City Aerial Hoop coursework submission
-Advanced Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner

IADMS: International Association of Dance Medicine and Science Lucille Marshall Pole Fitness Instructor
PDC: Pole Dance Community

Workshops Attended:
Sarah Scott workshops
Ibiza Summer Pole Camps with Marion Crampe & Bendy Kate
Terri & Lisette

2016 Workshops:
Anastasia Skukhtorova
Sarah Scott workshops
Sarah Scott workshops at Taylor’s Retreat
Ibiza Summer Pole Camps with Marion Crampe & Bendy Kate
Terri & Lisette

Additional Information:

I studied dance for 21 years before teaching fitness and dance fitness.  My first teaching experience was in America where I was the Gymnastics Director at a sports camp in West Virginia I then continued assistant coaching in the UK in school trampolining prior to my university study in London.  I danced in London and California for the 4 years of my Undergraduate and Masters and a few months in New York before moving to Birmingham.  I taught yoga based fitness classes, Zumba and stretch classes at a Birmingham Health Club for 2-3 years before beginning my pole journey in 2010 and ended up teaching at a pole school then opening Body Synergy at the start of 2013.  I have taught pole now for several years and trained over 3000 students. We have had a lovely mixture of people and had a fantastic first show with a lovely young lady with downs syndrome performing after much improvement coming to regular classes.  We’re looking to expand this part of the business and have started talks with a organisation that help downs syndrome people train and complete in international sports teams.  We have long standing contacts with 3 different University pole groups, including providing Pole Fitness sessions on the BTEC course at UCB.  I have trained and mentored over 10  pole instructors through in-house training and external national qualifications in fitness and/or dance.  We run regular pole birthday and hen parties throughout the year and offer many private lessons.  I figured out I taught well over 1000 hours of pole last year lol I love it!!!

We have had two huge successful shows with the last one reaching over 200 strong and screaming  audience! We had around 40 of our dancers feature and I know that we have Lucille Marshall Pole Dance Teacherchanged many lives in the process. We are looking forward to our third public show in Autumn 2016!!

My students and I had a lot of fun as pole cleaners at the World Championships this year too!!

We have a couple of dancers/instructors entering some competitors soon too and looking forward to being represented by them :)

Media Coverage:

Birmingham Mail feature
Private journalist interviews X 2
Interview for Dance TV channel in January coming up

Pole Aspirations:

-Continuing to make my school a success.
-Continuing to increase participation levels in pole fitness, aerial activities and our calisthenics training
-Making our shows bigger each year and gaining media attention to show the positive effects of pole fitness on people’s mental and physical health.
-Adding to our existing BTEC contracts and working with more young people
-Helping some of our students and instructors compete and work towards continued professional development and qualifications
-Expanding our services to help disadvantaged individuals and those with disabilities