Monday 16 April 2012

Benefits of Pole Fitness

The Benefits of Pole Dance Fitness with Pole Passion

At the mention of pole dancing, still the image that comes to mind is not always one of fitness for some people, but the fact is that pole dancing is now a mainstream form of fitness with gyms around the world now accepting this physical form of fitness and dance because it offers an all over workout that is fun and more appealing than the usual workouts and suitable for all women regardless of age, shape or fitness level as instruction and moves are adapted to suit everyone. The important thing is that you just have fun!

Pole dance fitness mixes gymnastics, ballet, modern dance and offers an all over body workout improving muscle tone, burning calories and leaving you feeling empowered and more sexy.

During the classes you need to be able to complete the warm up session, grip the pole effectively and safely, have freedom of movement and feel good, so you need to ensure you are wearing the correct clothing and follow some very simple guide lines.

No oils or moisturisers must be used on the body prior to all lessons as a health and safety element, as bare legs are essential for safety reasons, if you want to grip on to the pole (you will slip with tights or trousers on). The ideal outfit is a pair of short shorts, skirt or hot-pants (if you are feeling a bit more confident), and something comfortable, but not restrictive, on your top half (a T-shirt is ideal) and trainers for pole fitness.

Pole Passion, one of the first Pole Fitness schools worldwide, have pioneered Pole Fitness since 2003 and have created a National Pole Dance Competition ‘Miss Pole Dance’ ( which is linked with most Countries around the World and incorporating the first World Pole Dance Sport & Fitness Championships creating a World Champion and ambassador for the sport. (

Pole Passion also offer internationally accredited and recognised Pole Dance Fitness Instructor Training Courses, approved by Skills Active and registered with the Register of Exercise Professional (REP’s) and this ensures all our instructors are fully qualified to teach Pole Fitness safely, ethically and effectively and further have gained approval from registered Osteopaths that the instruction is safe and beneficial.

Effective and safe teaching is very important and so is the equipment used to teach pole fitness on. Most dance poles require a ceiling fixings which creates problems for most health clubs with the alternative being a stage or podium pole which could be too high, unsafe, very heavy for instructors to assemble and move and completely unsuitable for a health club, so Pole Passion along with Brighton University spent since 2004 developing their very own portable dance pole (the R Pole) which is designed to recognised safety standards for free standing fitness equipment and is completely flat to the floor (no platform or stage) allowing floor work and stretching and comes with a safety mat, complying with manual handling regulations too. (

Want to know more or learn to teach Pole Dance Fitness?
For more information about pole dance fitness lessons visit and we can offer to help you learn to teach pole fitness safely with ongoing full support.

We look forward to welcoming you at a class soon

Kind regards Kay Penney, founder of Pole Passion Ltd
Call 0871 318 3838 Email:

Tuesday 3 April 2012

International Pole Certifications now available in Budapest May 2012

Book now for International Pole Certifications in Budapest

Indigo Dance Magazine support Miss Pole Dance UK 2012

Indigo Dance magazine supporting Miss Pole Dance UK held in Brighton UK
Where all the best of the pole dancers throughout the UK will be gathering

The magazine launched in November 2010. We hope to help these unique and fascinating arts become part of the mainstream. The magazine is released bi-monthly and is distributed to pole, burlesque and aerial arts schools around the globe. Indigo Dance is available to subscribe to for just £3.75 per issue.

Each issue will contain interviews with industry professionals, articles, real life stories, readers Q&As and pictures and much, much more.

We aim to provide an interesting and useful magazine that you will enjoy reading and return to again and again. In order to do this we would love to have your feedback. If you have any comments - good or bad - please email us at

Live Drawing Parties Brighton and Crawley

Not sure whether to book a stripper or not then try this party for your girly or male team bonding experience
This flirty and fun party is The Ultimate and New party for 2012

Pole Passion proudly presents the flirty hen or stag party experience

Learn the art of Drawing the naked body

with our specially created party with a difference in a private venue in the heart of Brighton just minutes walk from the beach and central to the shops and restaurants making this an ideal place to be

Nude Life Drawing Parties – The newest party added to the most popular parties in Brighton for men or women

Whatever the occasion, this fabulous fun and flirty life drawing session at Pole Passion Art Academy will guarantee a party to remember

Suitable and most popular for

Hen / Stag Nights
Birthday Parties (over 18’s only)
Divorce party Celebrations
Girls Nights In or OUT!!
Boys night in or OUT!!

Your Professional Nude Life Drawing Party includes:

90 minutes of Life Drawing with clothes on or off – YOU decide
Art Supplies of Paper, pencils and professional charcoal
Naked male or female life professional models
Photo opportunities
Party sash for the principle party person
Free bottle of bubbly
Prizes for the winner of the best drawing during 3 sittings
We provide a private comfortable venue with a licensed bar and waiting area for your party
to gather (if required) You will be greeted by your party host
Everything supplied for a memorable and fun session

contact us at Pole Passion for more information

Mr Pole Fitness UK applications now available

Pole Passion proudly presents Mr Pole Fitness UK 2012
This will be held in Brighton on 2nd June 2012
At Concorde2
email us on for Rules and Regulations and an application form

International pole fitness & dance judging criteria

Pole Judging criteria

Your peers and all competitors require competent & loyal judges
So what makes a good pole competition judge?

If you would like to know more about how to train to be an elite pole competition judge contact Pole Passion on

• Integrity – honest, upright and committed to the positive image and rules of Pole Dance for Sport and Fitness

• Professional competence
• Ethical to fellow workers, audiences, contestants and sponsors
• A sound understanding of health & safety on and around the Pole
• Abiding by the Code of Pole Practice 2008
• Keen intellect
• Extensive pole knowledge
• Fair
• Clear & quick analyser & thinker
• Concise & clear writer
• Impartial
• Trustworthy
• To be answerable
• Good with numbers

• Judicial temperament
• Neutral
• Decisive
• Respectful
• Composed
• Strong communicator
• 100% reliable
• Committed
• Team player

• Experience
• Strong record of professional sport, fitness, dance & pole excellence
• Knowledgeable and educated about Pole techniques and or performing
• Understanding of the pressures, mentally and physically of performing & competing
• Health and fitness back ground and a good understanding of the bio mechanics of the body around the pole and floor work

• Length of Service – the longer the better!
• Commitment to the pole community of none less than 2 years
• Passionate about promoting & representing pole competitions in a positive and professional manner at all times Nationally and internationally
• One who takes the position seriously and researches the competition rules they are representing
• Understanding the sacrifices of the contestant will make financially, professionally and personally
• Well respected by their peers and in their pole dance community
• It is inappropriate to comment in any form publically - on any issue which may be considered personal or political

Be willing to comply with the appeals procedure that may follow a competition

Appeals procedure
To be available after a competition or at a pre agreed time, to explain reasons of the judging system and if necessary to report back to the competitor or organising representative.

If you would like to know more or to apply to World Pole Dance, Mr Pole Fitness UK or Miss Pole Fitness and Dance UK competitions then please contact us on:-

Promoting the ambitious and talented

Monday 2 April 2012

Miss Pole Dance UK 2012 - Concorde2 Tickets now on sale

Tickets and competitor application forms now available

Pole for men

New fitness programs developed by Pole Passion to support men in the Pole fitness industry

New programs have been writen specifically for men on the pole designed to challenge stretch and build strength focusing on the ab and core strength

Working of the portaable free standing Rpoles, prestision built to British standard the rpoles have been endorsed to challenge the core strength more than a floor to ceiling pole

Lessons all over the South with Instructor training in the North and South
Have a look at the website for lessons near you

Burlesque Passion Courses attract students as far as Cornwall and Liverpool

Burlesque Passion inspiring students in both Burlesque performance and for fitness taking the techniques into the gym for every day women for a confidence boost and variety to their normal fitness regime.

Ladies from all over the country are flocking for Instructor training and to learn the art of tassel twirling to boa techniques to the fan dance

To find out how to become part of the new fitness trend
Call us now on Tel : 01293 888200 or visit the website