Undertaking a grading allows students to prove to their friends and family that pole dancing has evolved and there is more to fitness pole dancing than simply wiggling your bottom around a pole. 


Congratulations on choosing to pole dance - and welcome to the community!


You are joining a wonderfull and vibrant community and a fitness based sport that is evolving day by day.

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If you are not already doing so, we do recommend that you train with a PDC Approved instructor.  This enables us to ensure that you are recieving great instruction from a trusted source at a fair price.  We can also liase  between you if ever there are problems.  If you train with an instructor who is not PDC Approved, please pass on our details to him/her.


Just as we provide a benchmark for instructors, we also give you, the pole dance students a grading system that you can use to asses your own progress and compare it with other dancers from other studios all over the world.  So whether you are taught 1 to 1 by an expert in a famous studio or if you just train yourself at home watching youtube pole dancing videos - you can shine just the same.


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We have called our grading system, the Advancement and Accreditation Program (or AAP for short).  

By combining the wisdom and experience of our 500+ member instructors, the AAP is recognised throughout the fitness pole dance industry and is being used by pole dancers from all over the world who enjoy the challenge and recognition it provides.


Grading with the AAP provides unbiased, tangible feedback on your pole dancing 

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progress and the book and certificates are great to show off to your friends!


Your 1st years AAP membership costs £30 (plus p&p) and includes the cost of one FREE online grading, your AAP book (pole dancing passport), entry into the pole dancer's database on the PDC website, use of the AAP logos and £5.00 off the PDC Syllabus Book.


Subsequent years membership is just £10.


If you dont yet have your AAP membership, your PDC Instructor can order one for you (ask him/her) or you can buy straight from this site.


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