Thursday, 31 October 2013

Why do I need insurance to teach Burlesque Dance - www.burlesque-fitness.com

Why do I need  insurance to teach Burlesque Dance?

As an instructor, whether part or full time,  you take on certain responsibilities and one of them is a Duty of Care to that of your students, fellow instructors and that of yourself.

Someone in one of your classes may injure themselves and bring a claim for compensation against you.

During a class a pupil damages equipment at a venue you are using.

A specific action you teach may be brought into question should a client suffer an injury resulting from your advice or instruction.

You may suffer injury during a session which means you can’t work (and earn) for a period of time.

You may injure yourself during a session and require physio treatment.

Your equipment needed to teach may get damaged lost or stolen.

We can support you for Burlesque Fit, Pole fitness, Pole dancing, and more

Just call our friendly team who can advise you 01293 888200 OR EMAIL US ON theteam@passion-fitness.com

FAQ

I just teach in my spare time do I need insurance?

It is an unfortunate fact of life that accidents happen. And in some cases the injured party may wish to pursue a claim for compensation. Although you may not be specifically at fault you could be liable to pay costly legal fees and damages. In fact you may find that some organisations (schools and colleges particularly) insist that you have relevant qualifications, security checks and insurance cover before being allowed to train

Do you cover Burlesque Fitness and my other aerobics sessions at the same time?
We have worked hard with our partners to ensure that the most popular participation sports and classes in the UK are covered under our scheme such as Aerobics, Boxercise, Spinning and Zumba, alongside some of your most popular activities like Burlesque fitness and Pole Fitness !

As I have a spare room at home, can I teach from home or a park / beach or public area?
Yes, if your home has passed the relevant health and safety checks and is suitable for the exercises you are teaching. If you want to take classes in your garden, providing you have enough space and you have completed the relevant paperwork each time, this would be acceptable. To instruct in an outside area e.g. a park, you are required to carry out certain procedures. 
(This will all be taught on Day 1 of the burlesque Instructor Training Foundation Courses
 – sign up now if you are not currently qualified – this could be the most important business decision you will ever make)

email us on theteam@ passion-fitness.com or call
01293 888200

Why do I need Pole Fitness Insurance - let us help you

Why do I need  Pole Fitness insurance? We at Pole Passion are here to help you.
www.polepassion.com 

As an instructor, whether part or full time,  you take on certain responsibilities and one of them is a Duty of Care to that of your students, fellow instructors and that of yourself.

Someone in one of your classes may injure themselves and bring a claim for compensation against you.

During a class a pupil damages equipment at a venue you are using.

A specific action you teach may be brought into question should a client suffer an injury resulting from your advice or instruction.

You may suffer injury during a session which means you can’t work (and earn) for a period of time.

You may injure yourself during a session and require physio treatment.

Your equipment needed to teach may get damaged lost or stolen.

We can support you for Burlesque Fit, Pole fitness, Pole dancing, and more

Just call our friendly team who can advise you 01293 888200
OR EMAIL US ON theteam @passion-fitness.com

FAQ

I just teach in my spare time do I need insurance?

It is an unfortunate fact of life that accidents happen. And in some cases the injured party may wish to pursue a claim for compensation. Although you may not be specifically at fault you could be liable to pay costly legal fees and damages. In fact you may find that some organisations (schools and colleges particularly) insist that you have relevant qualifications, security checks and insurance cover before being allowed to train

Do you cover Pole Fitness and my other aerobics sessions at the same time?
We have worked hard with our partners to ensure that the most popular participation sports and classes in the UK are covered under our scheme such as Aerobics, Boxercise, Spinning and Zumba, alongside some of your most popular activities like Pole Fitness !

As I have a free standing RPole, can I teach from home or a park / beach or public area?
Yes, if your home has passed the relevant health and safety checks and is suitable for the exercises you are teaching. If you want to take classes in your garden, providing you have enough space and you have completed the relevant paperwork each time, this would be acceptable. To instruct in an outside area e.g. a park, you are required to carry out certain procedures.

(This will all be taught on the Instructor Training Foundation Courses
 – sign up now if you are not currently qualified – this could be the most important business decision you will ever make)
Check the website for dates and courses www.polepassion.com

Friday, 25 October 2013

Paula Bines - Pole Passion instructor changing public pole dance fitness perceptions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3egJNvr5K0










Kay Penney interviews FELIX Cane Double World Pole Dance champion MAY 2013 reveiling her competitor tips




Felix, recovering from injuries, chats to Kay Penney, founder of World Pole Dance and shares her competition secrets

Pole Passion presents World Pole Dance 2014 - 1st February


The following information is regarding the Worlds in January/February
World Pole Dance – World Pole Sport & Fitness championships 2014 www.worldpoledance.com

Following in the footsteps of Felix Cane, Alesia Vazmitsel, Natalia Tatarintseva, Egengy Greshilov, Keem Martinez, Ilka Bardoczy & Barbara Palmaffy
This year’s event will be hosted by Pole Passion

Female preliminary round on 31st January – Taylors Pole Retreat (closed competition) with the finalist going on to
Male /  Doubles /  Female finals 1st February – Hawth Theatre Crawley West Sussex London Gatwick

This prestigious and amazing event will be held in the United Kingdom – London Gatwick
We welcome your application now

1. Fill in an official application form attached
2. Read and agree to all the Rules & Regulations
3. Register  each contestant with your fee £100GBP singles / £160GBP Doubles application  - paypal bookings@passion-fitness.com
4. Register each chaperone and interpreter £20GBP
5. Register for visa applications if applicable - http://www.worldpoledance.com/

THE COST FOR THIS IS £45GBP and you can purchase this service on the above link

We recommend you do not book flights and accommodation until you have been awarded a place either in the preliminaries or finals via email
Official nearest airport: London Gatwick
Official nearest train stations: Three Bridges Crawley / Crawley train Station
Official hotel: Arora Crawley West Sussex    www.  gatwick.arorahotels.com
Tickets for the finals (1st February 2014) to be purchased only from  The Hawth Theatre – www.hawth.co.uk

Front rows VIP tickets costing  £56.00GBP  can be purchased via paypal address - bookings@passion-fitness.com
Please email -  theteam@passion-fitness.com for availability as limited spaces from Pole Passion -   currently 20 seats available at the time of this email sent

All further information can be found in the official rules and regulations attached with more information found on the website
www.worldpoledance.com
We very much look forward to supporting you and hearing from you soon

Kind regards
Xoxoxoxo

Kay Penney and the Pole Passion Worlds Team dated October 2013
The information is correct at this time however maybe subject to change please check with Pole Passion if you have any questions

Thursday, 24 October 2013

World Pole Dance championships 2014 at the Hawth in Crawley London Gatwick 1st February

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley RH10 6YZ
For the World Championships 2014 1st February
Crawley is midway between London and Brighton and is easily accessible by motorway, air (Gatwick Airport is four miles away) and rail.

If you'd like a map emailed or faxed to you please contact Box Office on 01293 553636 or email 
hawthboxoffice@parkwoodtheatres.co.uk and we'll get one to you.
By Car
Crawley is minutes away from the M23 motorway which links to the M25. The Hawth is well signposted on all major routes into the town. There is free car parking on site for 250 cars.
From the South (M23 Junction 11) or from West (A264):
At M23 junction 11 roundabout coming from either the south or Horsham (on the A264) take the Crawley (A23) turning which takes you downhill to the outskirts of Crawley. At the roundabout (with Broadfield Stadium football ground on the left) turn right onto Southgate Avenue. At the third set of traffic lights take the right hand lane and turn into Hawth Avenue. Follow the road and you'll find us on the left hand side.
From the North (M23)
Take Junction 10 exit and follow signs to Crawley. At roundabout take first exit which will take you past Tesco and you'll come to a set of lights (with Blockbuster store on your left). Take a right at these lights. Continue along road (A2220) until you come to a large 'square' roundabout with a Holiday Inn Express hotel on it. Drive past the flats on the left hand side and take the next left which takes you over a railway bridge. The Hawth is right at the next roundabout.
From the East
Approaching Crawley along the A264, take the second exit at the Copthorne Hotel roundabout (Copthorne Way A264) which will bring you to the roundabout at Junction 10 of the M23. Take the second exit (marked Crawley) and continue as above.
By Train
Three Bridges and Crawley train stations are both situated a 15 minute walk away from the theatre. For further information about rail services, visitwww.thetrainline.com. Both stations have taxi ranks immediately outside.


By Bus

Metrobus is the local bus operator for the Crawley area. To view routes and timetables, please visit the Metrobus website.

Burlesque must haves by burlesque passion

Every burlesque enchantress must haves

1. Sparking pasties or tassels
2. Scintillating G-strings
3. Stockings and garters
4. Feathers for hair and hats
5. A fox stole or a similar glamorous shoulder item
6. Opera length red gloves
7. Red lipstick and pretty compact
8. Large feather fans to hide behind
9. A luxurious feather boa in your favourite colour
10. A boned corset to suck in your waist by 5 inches !


Learn the art of tease - www.burlesque-passion.com


We welcome our newly appointed Pole Passion apprentices October 2013

We welcome our newly appointed Pole Passion apprentices
Robyn Clay - Crawley
Megan Burley – Burgess Hill





We congratulate our newly qualified Pole Passion apprentices – International Foundation Pole Sport & Fitness Instructors leadership course

Kelly Lowing - Reigate
Dawn Tunnell - Reigate
Yolande Mann - Brighton & Hove
Elyse Elpwick - Worthing
Rebecca Peters - Chertsey
Tamara Castle - Crawley Worth
Ben Weeks - Reigate
Angela Chesnais - Reigate


Currently Pole Passion schools operate out of:-

Bognor - sue.thompson@passion-fitness.com
Littlehampton - sue.thompson@passion-fitness.com
Chichester - sue.thompson@passion-fitness.com
Crawley Worth - theteam@passion-fitness.com
Crawley Bewbush - charlie.wood@passion-fitness.com
Couldson - theteam@passion-fitness.com
Chertsey - kelly.ball@passion-fitness.com
Redhill - theteam@passion-fitness.com
Brighton and Hove - michelle.b@passion-fitness.com
East Grinstead - karen.davis@passion-fitness.com
Reigate - sam.causon@passion-fitness.com
Worthing - eylse.donovan@passion-fitness.com


If you are keen to join our team  and or to start your own business  - Email us about more information on kay@passion-fitness.com

www.polepassion.com – Empowerment Confidence Fitness & FUN!

Professionals + education  = Jobs – the industry is growing people

www.polepassion.com

Dawn Tunnell Pole Passion Reigate New instructor - One of Pole Passion’s newest trained pole fitness instructors joins the team

Dawn Tunnell Reigate New instructor - One of Pole Passion’s newest trained pole fitness instructors, supports the team at the Reigate Pole Passion classes after her apprenticeship and Accredited instructor training.

How did you get into pole? 
Through a friend who already did it and now I am completely in love with it J
  
When did you get into pole? 
January 2013
  
Sexy or fitness or both? 
Fitness but I don’t mind adding in a bit of sexiness

 Favourite moves? 
Corkscrew into scissor sit into knee release
  
Least favourite move? 
Superman
  
Who or what motivates you? 
I’ve noticed a complete change in my fitness level & body strength since starting pole & now can’t wait to continue to improve on both

 Interests outside of pole - eg other job, mum, other hobbies –
I have a 5 year old daughter and work full time, so between those & doing pole whenever I can, I don’t really have much time for anything else J


For more information about Dawn and her colleagues in Reigate Pole Passion Fitness visit
www.polepassion.com




Dawn Tunnell on the Free standing RPole at Reigate Pole Passion Fitness

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Burlesque Countdown to Instructor Training for fitness and performance

Subject heading - 6 WEEKS COUNT DOWN for the Burlesque training - a message from me

Hello lovely ladies






This is the beginning of a 6 week count down to the Burlesque Passion 1 day or 3 day course you have booked with us OR THINKING STILL ABOUT BOOKING WITH US!!

Each week we will be motivating you and asking you to slowly prepare for what we hope will be the most glamorous transformation of a sassy confident  and sexy NEW YOU, who will go in to inspire many others in the field and artistry of burlesque techniques and dance movements
 This  fun yet challenging teacher training course, whether it be the one day, focusing primarily for fitness or the three day for performance / workshops and parties, then the planning starts NOW J
Your comprehensive booklets will be given to you on day 1 but let’s in the meantime begin to prepare for what will be,  for many of you, a life changing experience.
Let us know if you would like to purchase any of the following props and items and we can have these on day one for you to collect (please place your order no less than 7 days prior to the course)
Boas - quality and luxurious 80g in red, black or white -   £15 per boa 
Elbow length gloves – satin plain black or satin plain red - £12 set
Nipple tassel tape – We show you the nipple tassel twirling on day 3 too  -    £9
Small hand held fans – black feathers, an ideal and easy prop to use - £4.50 per fan
Remember you can upgrade to the 3 day course at any time and we have payment plans set in place too – just email me or Lou at Burlesque Passion Fitness -  theteam@passion-fitness.com
www.burlesque-passion.com
A fantastic investment as you can earn up to £300 in just 2 hours !!!   teaching Burlesque parties and workshops and we’ll show you how !!
Sexy hugs from your instructors  Kay (Aka Ana Dupre)  and Andi (Active Cherry)

6 weeks to go

This week I would like you to buy yourself a burlesque note book either A5 or A6 one that you will be writing your burlesque journal in over the forth coming weeks and many years to pass
One with a pretty cover too!  so reach out to WHSmiths or similar, to buy your journal and between now and the course you will be asked to complete certain things as part of your journey.  Until next week have a funfabulous week

 Any other questions or outstanding payments - please pay via paypal to -  bookings@passion-fitness.com or email or call Lou between 10 - 2pm  on 07921948606 or theteam@passion-fitness.com
 Happy Hip shakes - Kay Penney

Ian Matthews Runner up Mr Pole Fitness UK 2013

Ian Matthews Congratulations again for coming Second in the Mr Pole Fitness UK 2013 Male Championships Competition, you should be very proud of yourself, I know we are.  We would greatly appreciate your feed back on how you are feeling about your achievement so we can let the rest of the pole community know. 



· How does it feel to be runner up in the Mr Pole Fitness Champions UK 2013?

I'm ecstatic to have placed 2nd in MPF 2013! Congrats to all the placed winners! 
 I'm very fond of this particular competition and the amazing team in Pole Passion that run this fab event, so it was an absolute pleasure to be competing on that stage once again! 

· Did you go in it to win it?
I hadn't competed since last year’s event, and the level of ability in male competitors in the UK has sky rocketed in recent times!  So I went in just wanting to be happy overall with my performance which I was! And hopefully it made my supporters proud! 

· Are you classically dance trained?
I originally came a dance background in street dance for over 10 years. One of the many things that pole has done for me since I started, is now I embrace many more dance styles and love how they can interact in this art! 

· How long have you been Pole Dancing for?
For about 41/2 years now. 

· What made you get into it?
I helped choreograph and co-perform a dance routine for someone who was  performing at a pole competition. It was the first pole competition I had ever seen and after being blown away by what I was seeing from these talented competitors on the vertical bar, I was inspired to begin myself, and add my own elements of dance style to it! I haven't looked back since! 

· Has this competition given you a hunger to compete in more competitions?
I'm glad, but also sorry to say that MPF 2013 was my last competitive performance!
 I have competed in a fair few competitions since starting and I feel the time is now right for me to focus completely on instruction for my students and my Master class held throughout the UK. I want to pass on my knowledge and experience on to them and any up and coming pole competitors! 

· What advice would you give to anyone who has never competed before?
If you want to take your pole training to a high level, then I would say it is definitely something to experience at least once. It's good to have something to work towards!  For a performance, my advice would be to focus on a theme and music piece that you can connect to emotionally and that has personal meaning to you. Then you will find that emotion will be portrayed on the stage. Lastly, make sure you are doing it for 'YOU' and for your growth as a performer, not just because you just want a title. 
                  
· Do you have a Pole Idol?
I don't have any specific pole idols really! I have met and have so much respect for many pole artist's from all over the world and I love to see the many styles that are performed now! 

· Were you nervous on the day of the competition?
Personally, I find that my previous experience with performing on stage in my dance career has taught me to not let nerves get the better of me. I suppose I've learnt to focus the nervous tension! 
I know how hard it is in the beginning of a performing career and getting up on a big stage is scary!, but in time, a regular performer will gain that focus. 

Please email us for DVD purchases £19.95 Mr Pole fitness UK, Miss Pole dance Doubles and singles
24 performances plus 5 show acts





Monday, 7 October 2013

Chertsey Dance Studio takes on Pole Passion Fitness

Advanced Pole Instructor at Pole Passion, Kelly Ball begins pole fitness lessons in Chertsey at her new location.  Kelly has been teaching for nearly three years now and is excited about her new venue
She welcomes all levels of fitness and all ages over the age of 16.
The classes are for fun, empowerment and fitness so don't be shy contact Kelly today and ask her any question you like.
for more information visit Pole Passion.com


Learn to Pole Dance - Pole Dance Fitness Classes - Chertsey Dance StudioChertsey, Surrey

Instructors name: Kelly Ball
Kelly's Qualifications:
  • Accredited Advanced Level 3 Pole Fitness Instructor Qualified
  • First Aid Certified
No of poles: 5 x 38 mm RPole Portable Free Standing Poles with safety mats
                
When: Wednesday 8:30-9:30pm

How to join the class: Simply text - 075065 11707  confirming your name, date you are attending and 'Chertsey Pole Fitness' in the message.

Cost: £50 for 5 x lessons or £12.50 per lesson pay as you go.

Suitable: Beginner / Intermediate - beginners welcome. Suitable for all levels of fitness
 
Pole Dance Fitness lessons are perfect for all women aged 16+. Incorporating pole tricks, spins, transitions and poses we will have you moving like never before!

Join our fun and friendly classes with professionally qualified instructors with many years of pole fitness and fitness competence. Expect to increase muscle tone as you progress each week, accomplishing moves you never thought possible. With just some simple and achievable techniques you will begin to feel and see a transformation projecting your new found confidence along the way!

What To Wear: Shorts or leggings, T shirt or vest top, trainers or bare feet. Avoid wearing jewellery, moisturisers or oils on the skin.

Where:
Chertsey Dance Studio 
Coronation House 
Gogmore Lane 
Chertsey 
KT16 9AP

Kelly can be emailed on kelly@passion-fitness.com



Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Crawley Councillor Chris Mullins misrepresents Miss Pole Dance UK National championships At Hawth Theatre

http://duncancrow.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/press-release-on-labours-chris-mullins.html -

Local Crawley councillor Chris Mullins has misrepresented Miss Pole Dance UK National  championships.
An outrageous disgrace to liken Miss Pole Dance National, athletes as naked topless dancers.



This is far from the truth and has been since 2005 when Miss Pole Dance was created by founder of Pole Passion Kay Penney, mum of three.
'I have three children and have been living in Crawley for over 25 years and not only do I feel embarrassed, humiliated and outraged to his incorrect and misleading comments, i'm still waiting for a public apology from him.'

Kay has been pioneering Pole Dance for fitness since 2008 and took up the sport after having her third child in a quest to find an empowering dance and fitness course to help tone and keep in shape.  Kay who enjoyed all sorts of team and individual sports and fitness crazes all through her life, to include cricket, football, tennis, hockey, martial arts to name but a few, then went on to write three REP's  (Register Of Exercise Professionals) accredited and skills active endorsed international training programmes and courses to support like minded fitness experts in the skill of teaching pole dance for fitness and empowerment to both men and females.
The courses are organised by Kay's company Pole Passion Ltd and use Nuffield Health and Wellbeing in Crawley as their centre of excellence working off RPoles that have been specifically designed for the gyms and the students. www.r-polefitness.com 

'We have worked tirelessly, over the last 10 years to remove the sleazy imagery, so as you can imagine when we receive comments of such misdemeanour's it makes me and my colleagues sad.  I think until you have experienced a lesson and met the instructors and fellow students its inappropriate to talk in such a way.'

For more information about pole dancing and pole fitness visit the website

www.polepassion.com

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

To gym members to gym CEO’s who don’t quite appreciate or ‘get’ what pole fitness and pole dance is all about

As leaders and pioneers in the Pole fitness Industry we are proud to organise and operate a teacher training apprentice scheme





Why do we have a pole instructor apprentice scheme?

The skills required to be the best pole instructor don't happen overnight for the majority, so we at Pole Passion are dedicated to share our wealth of national and international knowledge to those also passionate about supporting people in the pole fitness industry. Already coupled with our comprehensive REP’s Accredited, international teacher training programmes and exam and assessments we now have had in operation our apprentice scheme for over three years.

The reason why the apprentice scheme was set up by Kay Penney, the founder  and CEO of Pole Passion, was to support and educate the challenges that each instructor would face, socially and morally and it's a way of passing on this knowledge to make each person become the best they can be.
The scheme is predominately about providing opportunity for all and offering practical experiences in the class environment.  It’s about education and offering elite and professional training and support for free!

Who can apply?

We at Pole Passion, as founders of pole techniques feel we have an obligation to the industry as a whole. We only want the best to be leading pole techniques, focusing not only each participant who enters the world of pole, but equally on the health and safety elements, as paramount to those students and potential students we are introduced too, around the world.

Unfortunately there are, luckily, only a few, who aren't representing pole as we would like, so our scheme, which is available to all, is now running out as a national programme, with a view to running it internationally soon.

How does it work?

We have very simple guidelines and rules all accompanied by the Code of Pole Practice also written by Kay Penney of Pole Passion in 2008
We will issue you a training manual, uniform and set of guidelines and an instructor who, weekly will work closely with you, supporting your strengths and weaknesses.
You will be working towards the REP’s accredited teacher training two and a half day courses offering hands on experience and training every other week to the classes.

How much will it cost me?

This scheme is FREE to the right person – you will need to show commitment in your time and ability but your comprehensive training manual and uniform are given to you for free

How do I find out more?

If you would like to be considered as a Pole Passion trainer and or a Pole Passion teacher trainer apprentice and have been attending the Pole Passion pole classes for more than 12 consecutive weeks, then please contact us

 at kay@passion-fitness.com
www.polepassion.com
www.worldpoledance.com
www.misspoledance-uk.com
www.mrpolefitness.com
www.r-polefitness.com