It's Who We Are
The Pole Dance Community is made of approved instructors from across the globe who each have an equal vote in how the community is run and how it evolves.
The PDC approves and registers individual instructors checking that they have professional indemnity and public liability insurance as well as an up to date first aid certificate. All PDC approved instructors have to comply with the PDC Code of Conduct.
Schools that have all their instructors approved can boast Approved Pole Dance School status.
Instructor's Code of Conduct
PDC Instructors will provide the PDC with copies of professional teaching qualifications, public liability and professional indemnity insurance (specific to pole dance tuition) and first aid qualifications (minimum 3.5 hours in house course).
PDC Instructors will ensure that there are never more than 3 students to a pole when teaching.
PDC Instructors will only use safe pole dancing poles* and will happily disclose information about the type of poles used.
PDC Instructors will ensure that their poles are properly cleaned and maintained.
PDC Instructors will endeavour to provide a safe environment for their students (including a safe distance between poles).
PDC Instructors will not be exploitative and will aim to make their charges reasonable.
PDC Instructors must prohibit any student who is or is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs from participating in any pole dance session.
PDC Instructors will operate wholly within the laws applicable to them in their own jurisdiction.
PDC Instructors will display the PDC logo and link on their website, at their premises and on promotional material wherever possible.
* safe pole dancing poles are poles that are designed to accommodate the stresses and tensions imposed upon them by pole dancing. Safe pole dancing poles will be clean, well maintained and free from rust or other conditions that may be harmful to the user. Safe pole dancing poles will be regularly serviced and checked.
In all cases, the PDC instructor must ensure that their practices do not invalidate their insurance.