Wednesday 18 December 2013

Pole Passion fitness gym bag and holdall for instructors and students

BRAND NEW 2014 Pole Passion holdall and travel bags are now in stock, suitable for weekends and overnight travel

Great for the Pole Studio, Gym, Pole Sports and Competitions
Ideal to store your grips, water bottle, book of tricks, heels and trainers!
This travel bag is a professional look for Instructors and Students alike

Professional Looking and organised
Compact size makes it suitable for locker storage in the gym or pole studio
Detachable adjustable shoulder strap with pad
Two end Zip pockets - one with mesh ventilated panel
Protective Base Feet

Bag dimensions:  47 x 30 x 27cms
Logo size (front only): 13 x 7cms
Capacity 30 litres
Made from wipe clean and durable 600D polyester

Student Cost: including Pole Passion stitched logo - £25.00 RRP

 (£2.99 for UK postage and packaging)

Place your order now in time for Christmas collection :)


Saturday 14 December 2013

New Pole Fitness classes 2014 at Nuffield Health & Wellbeing Crawley by Pole Passion

Christmas Closure - Last class Fri 13th Dec then start back on FRIDAY Jan 3rd 2014

Learn to Pole Dance with Pole Passion Leaders in Pole Fitness in the West Sussex area - Pole Dance Fitness Classes at Nuffield Health, Crawley
Covering Worth, Turners Hill, Copthorne, Burstow, Small Field, Horley, Lowfield Heath, Charlwood,

Pole Dance Fitness Classes are perfect for all women aged 16+Join our fun and friendly classes
with professionally qualified instructors. See an increase in muscle tone as you progress each week,
accomplishing moves you never thought possible.

Instructors: Paula Bines & Kay Penney
Apprentice Instructor: Tamara Castle
Apprentice Instructor -    We currently have an apprentice position available  Email us if you are interested

MONDAY'S NEW CLASS - 8.30 - 9.30PM
FRIDAY'S CLASS 7.30 - 8.30PM

All welcome

Paula's Qualifications:
Accredited Advanced Level 3 Pole fitness Instructor Qualified
First Aid Certified
Level 3 PT Fitness Instructor

Kay's Qualifications:
Accredited Advanced Level 3 Pole Fitness Instructor Qualified
First Aid Certified
Assessor & course coordinator with 10 years pole teaching experience (Pole Passion founder)
ETM qualified group fitness professional Level 3

Tamara's Qualifications:
Accredited Foundation Level 1 Pole fitness Instructor Qualified
First Aid Certified
Dance Instructor qualified

No of poles: 8 x 2.5Mtrs 38mm RPole Portable Free Standing Pole Dance Poles

When: Every Monday 8.30 - 9.30pm and Every Friday 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Suitable: Beginner / intermediate / Advanced: All levels of fitness
New students and beginners welcome to join the class any time.
We focus on conditioning and stretch and flexibility training too on and off the poles

How to join the class: Simply text - 07921 948 606 confirming your name,
date you are attending and 'Crawley Nuffield Pole Fitness' in the message,
or come alone and chat to one of the instructors on the night.
If you prefer a more personalised lesson then try our 1-2-1's email us for more details

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

Book and Pay Online

Note: You must bring your PayPal receipt as proof of payments for classes if paying on line

Nuffield STUDIO 1
Crabbet Park
Turner's Hill Road
Worth, Crawley
West Sussex
RH10 4ST

NEW classes for 2014 every Thursday at Freedom Leisure East Grinstead West Sussex Pole Fitness for Dance and fitness

Learn to Pole Dance - Pole Dance Fitness Classes East Grinstead Sports Centre
Every Thursday - NEW classes starting back 9th January 2014

Pole Passion Instructors name: Karen Davis
Apprentice name: Beth Pooley

Karen's Qualifications:
Accredited Advanced Level 3 Pole Fitness Instructor Qualified
First Aid Certified
No of poles: 4 x 50mm floor to ceiling poles, 1 x 38mm Portable RPole

Two classes Available
When: Every Thursday 7.30pm - 8.30pm & 8:30pm - 9:30pm - Pre Booking only Call / Text: 07810 807639 or email: karen.davis

Cost: £12.50 pay as you go First Lesson just £10 cash on the day / £40 x 4 Weekly

Suitable: Beginner / intermediate: All levels of fitness - beginners welcome
Pole Dance Fitness lessons are perfect for all women aged 16+. Incorporation 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, short skirt or leggings, T shirt, trainers or bare feet. Avoid wearing jewellery, moisturisers or oils on the skin.

Freedom Leisure
East Grinstead Sports Centre
St Hill Road
East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4JU

Tuesday 10 December 2013

Staying Fit in Sin City Vegas USA and the Suburbs of Crawley Town Centre UK

Staying Fit in Sin City Vegas USA -  Bridget : and Suburbs of Crawley Town Centre UK – Kay

So the beauty about being a poler and having an active blog brings you closer to people you would never normally meet in a million years

With a natural love of all sports, I am interested in reading how other athletes stay motivated and do what they do.
I received a lovely email from a recent ‘stranger,’ called Bridget.
So a break away from planning the World Pole Dance Championships 2014 !! I spare a few moments to read her article and compose mine.

Bridget wrote specifically about cycling, out door in Las Vegas and asked me, could I talk about what it's like in my city to do the exercise I love. Bridget stated she wants to try the pole soon too . so how could I refuse another possible poler!!

 Staying Fit in Sin City Vegas USA -  Bridget

I used to workout in the gym all the time. After work, I would go over to the gym  and workout until 8 or 9. I believed in putting in the hours, that’s for sure. It was close quarters and there was a lot of sweat, most of which was not my own, but I kept at it because I felt I had to. That was the way to the perfect body: sweating along with the other folks and doing endless crunches, squats, and dead lifts. I never understood how people just ran. I would see them all the time, running along paths or on sidewalks, running like they were content and looking good while doing it. Or the ones who biked everywhere – to the store, to work, you name it. They were fit, but the idea always made me nervous. Cars, for one thing. Pollution was another. Breathing in all the crud that fills our air day in and day out – I don’t know, it just didn’t seem like the healthiest option for exercise. But then I moved. Once I got  to Vegas I realized that working out outside is actually something I really enjoy. It’s freeing in a way that I hadn’t thought was possible. Las Vegas brought the nature  buff out in me. Here is my story:

When I first moved to Las Vegas, I was game to try working out outside. The air quality was better – remarkably so – and I wanted to give it a try. But when you think of Las Vegas, exercise isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, unless you count walking the strip at all hours of the night as cardio. It only took a little bit of research for me to find out that Las Vegas has a slew of natural, scenic areas to get your workout on.

Las Vegas is right in the middle of the Mojave, which has miles of bike trails cutting through the gorgeous terrain. When you get started, use this reference guide to find safe bike trails. It’ll keep you from getting lost out there!

Here’s something else that’s pretty cool about Las Vegas: it was named one of America’s Cycle-Friendly Cities by the League of American Bicyclists! It’s just

another draw to this awesome area. When you live here you can see it. The city invested a ton of money in bike trails and locks. They made biking here a serious

activity instead of something to play at, which is very cool. Next time you come to Las Vegas, try this resource to find fitness-friendly hotels.

The let’s you look for hotels that fit your needs. When I was trying out the place to make sure I really wanted to move to Vegas, I used the site and it was really

helpful. They had lots of activities and accommodations listed with state of the art gyms inside and also gave lots of advice on where to go to work out outdoors.

There’s also a lot of health conscious restaurants cropping up out here. It gives you the option to eat healthy even thou you are in Sin City.

Staying Fit with the relatively controversial Pole Dance for fitness techniques

As an active mum of three and choosing pole as my first option to stay fit during my busy life nurturing three teenage children, it doesn’t need much explaining as to the challenges I have met along the way during my 13 years stint on and around the pole.
As a pioneer in pole fitness techniques ive had to be thick skinned, ive always taken the approach that pole isn’t for everyone and never will be but then neither is cycling or jogging or rock climbing.
I actually love the fact that people raise their eyebrows when I say im a pole fitness expert training the trainers and creating something new for the indoors and outdoors.

Yes you could say im obsessed so much so ive worked and invested all my time (and money) to the development of the out door pole – the free standing Rpole so this enables me and thousands of other like minded people to pole outdoors
My brief to my husband – the engineer behind the most portable free standing pole in the world was please make it light enough for me to carry but strong  and stable enough for me to play and train on too – any where and everywhere

Well years later we did it – certainly with lots of blood, sweat and tears and the occasional sequin and high heels too!!
The fact is I love to pole everywhere, in the gym, on the beach, in the field, in the home, the adrenaline of when you feel those glazing eyes at you – It makes me work harder (just like I used to get when I was lifting weights next to the men in the ‘strong man section,’ in the gym - viewers never having seen moves on and around the vertical bar before – Yes you could say I love to show off – but I don’t see it as that, I see it as performing!!
After all my love of the stage is deeply set within me  and I love to set new standards too.  As an educator and mentor I love the responsibility I have set myself and ringing in my ears from my English school days, in the words of William Shakespeare, - 'All the World's a Stage'!!

For me poling in the parks is something new for the younger generation of polers, many using the children’s playground for make shift vertical bars just like skate boarding parks and  roller skating down Brighton pier, what better way to keep fit with the fresh air around us and no !!  I'm not wearing thigh highs and a g sting – although thinking about it ……….. maybe next year when the sun is out!!!!!! – Pole for fitness and freedom of expression …any time, any where

Kay Penney – founder Pole Passion United Kingdom

Thursday 5 December 2013

Worlds class pole dancers from all over the world head for Crawley Hawth theatre February 01st 2014

World Pole Dance Organisation Hawth Theatre February 01st 2014

Our vision has always been since 2000, to make sport and fitness more compelling, challenging and fun, and we knew immediately that the techniques incorporated in pole dance, once removed from negative public perception as only fit for gentlemen’s clubs, would open up a new and exciting generation of polers, not to mention extremely challenging form of fitness and dance.

Yes we dared to be different and break from the normal.

In 2005, we organised the very first ‘Miss Pole Dance UK’  event in Brighton with the view that by making a public display of the dance form, in the form of a national competition, we could 'open closed minds', educate and change the hearts and minds of people who held a negative association with pole dance as a form of sport or fitness.
In 2007 we secured funding from the then (government department) DTi (Department of Trade and industry) to investigate pole dance as a future sport fitness. The result of this was, that due to negative public perception this could take anything between 5-8 years to become a sport found within national health club chains. The following year we were awarded accreditation for pole fitness from Skills Active which officially accredits and recognises our pole fitness instructor training courses and sessions as a form of fitness and we now are one of Europe’s leading and largest training providers organising and teaching new trainers and coaches from around the world.

It is now noted that an exceptional level of skill is required, however still with a public perception of a sleazy activity, we would completely disagree with this statement as now we find this perception is in the minority.

We question -  Should we continue to hide our art away, on the basis that people have an INCORRECT perception of it? Or should we go out there and show people what it is REALLY is about, show people the athleticism involved, show people the artistic interpretations of music in choreographed performances, incorporating the influences of ballet, salsa, gymnastics, Pilates, and contemporary dance? How do we change perceptions if we do not showcase the reality of what these performers do?

Our vision hasn't changed since we started World Pole Dance – incorporating what has become a world wide activity for fitness and dance and by operating World Class and National  events for the public eye, we are encouraging more people to get active and try a new sport which in the majority is everyone's thinking, must be for the greater good?

Anyone is welcome to visit our Pole Fitness class at Nuffield Health and Wellbeing centre in Crawley on Friday & Monday  evenings – come and see what pole fitness really involves. This way you can receive a fully informed view of what our classes incorporate.

Lessons  -
Competitions –

Redhill Pole Fitness by Pole Passion

Kay Penney – Redhill Pole Passion Pole Fitness

Open day Wednesday 18th December 2013 ONLY £5 TASTER SESSION

*** Join the waiting list and text us on 07921 948 606 ***

When: Every Wednesday from 8th January 7:15pm - 8:15pm - please register NOW
arrive 5 minutes early for registration
Hi my name is Kay Penney and I am excited to be promoting Pole Fitness in Redhill at Lifeline Gym

Learn to Pole Dance - Pole Dance Fitness Classes for Redhill & Reigate at Lifeline Fitness, Redhill
Teaching Pole Fitness for students in Redhill, Salfords, Nutfield, Bletchingly, Sidlow, Reigate, Epsom, Sutton, Banstead, Wimbledon, Caterham, Chipstead, Coulsden & Ewell

Welcome to Pole Fitness classes in Redhill and Reigate.
Pole Passion Instructors are friendly, passionate, approachable and fully qualified to advanced teacher training standards and receive on going instructor training and support to keep class content fresh and safe.
Instructors are fully insured to teach pole fitness and first aid trained.

Call or text 07921 948 606 now to book your place.
Beginners welcome to start at any time.

Why Pole Passion? - Pole Passion are accredited training providers. We train the trainers!
Pole Passion is passionate about your progressions and have been the leaders in Pole Fitness since 2003. We host National & International Instructor Training Events, Created Miss Pole Dance UK the leading National Pole Dance Fitness Competition since 2005 and World Pole Dance, a World Pole Sport Fitness event which is the recognised global competition for pole dance fitness, attracting the World’s top international competitors from over 26 Countries and 5 continents and have created over 5 World Champions since 2005!
We host master classes and workshops and train other Pole School teachers too!, as we are passionate about pole safety first, in the pole fitness industry

Instructors name: Kay Penney
Assistant instructor: Samantha Clarke
Apprentice: Hilda Veenstra
Apprentice Instructor position available - email us at

Kay's Qualifications:
Accredited Advanced Level 3 Pole Fitness Instructor Qualified
First Aid Certified
Trainer / Assessor - Gradings
Sam's Qualifications:
Accredited Advanced Level 3 Pole Fitness Instructor Qualified
First Aid Certified
Hilda's Qualifications:
Accredited Advanced Level 3 Pole Fitness Instructor Qualified
First Aid Certified
No of poles: 4 x 50mm floor to ceiling poles

Suitable: Beginner / intermediate: All levels of fitness
New students and beginners are welcome to join the class any time. Classes are suitable for both men and women teaching you pole tricks, spins, transitions and poses, we will have you moving like never before! 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!

How to join the class: Simply text - 07921 948 606 confirming your name, date you are attending and 'Redhill Pole Fitness' in the message,
or come alone and chat to one of the instructors on the night.

Classes are run every week so you can come anytime without having to book a set course.

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

Cost: First Lesson just £10 or £12.50 Pay As You Go
Pre payment, 4 classes for £40.00, 6 classes for £60.00.
Gift vouchers are available.

Where: FREE parking in the Belfrey shopping centre (collect your yellow token at the entrance of the car park) and exchange it for an exit token at the lifeline fitness gym reception on the first floor - before the class starts

Lifeline Fitness
(next to Curves)
Tower House
The Belfrey Centre

Some questions we asked Kay

When did you get into pole?
The year 2000 after the birth of my third son. I was searching for a new type of fitness that would help me mentally and physically to get back into shape

How did you get into pole?
I started before Pole Fitness was ever created and heard of – I attended a private party where there was a pole! No one else had a look in.. I was hooked the moment I tried it. I just moved around the pole like no one was watching and naturally thought I was a goddess!! I then attended a 3 hour introduction to Pole way back in the day when we used to wear heels!

Sexy or fitness or both?
My background is fitness and dance from a very early age so I love to combine the two – that’s what I love about pole is that you can tailor it to how you want to depending on your mood at the time – some of the movements CAN make you feel more sexy – so watch out!

Favourite pole move?
It's got to be the cross ankle release (upside down move with the legs crossed and gripping the pole – no hands!)

Least favourite pole move and why?
It’s got to be the Iguana as it hurts under my arm on my bicep. (Back arch gripping your whole body weight with just your inner arm and torso)

Interests outside of pole?
Pole has become my world but I’m also a busy mum of three teenagers – I love to keep fit so anything that challenges me I love to do. I  love anything to do with music too from classical concerts to the rock concerts at the O2 arena. I’m passionate about new experiences too and hanging around positive and motivational people who help me grow as an individual


Pole Passion  - The BOOK  and syllabus 1-6

Pole Passion the moves and grooves series of books are in the final stages of completion
Syllabus 1-6
After an exciting and innovative 13 years’ worth of moves, tricks, transitions, spins and poses, this will be a celebration of the years Pole Passion has lead the pole dance and fitness industry.

Author Kay Penney has dedicated the last decade and more to promoting the ambitious and supporting the talented. She is founder of Miss Pole Dance and World Pole Dance and is the owner and founder of Pole Passion Ltd established in the UK in 2001 – Kay has always had the belief that movements on and around a vertical bar, for fun and fitness, would be massive and wanted to make the techniques available to all. Kay who still teaches and mentors thousands of students, competitors and instructors worldwide, is an active member of experts, within the Pole Passion team, on a daily basis, leading the way for competitive pole sports and fitness and is proud to have created and promoted 5 world champions; Felix Cane - USA, Alesia Vazmitsel - Belarus, Keem Martinez - France, Evgeny Grishilov – Russia & Natalia Tatarintseva- Ukraine  
The books have always been an integral part of the Pole Passion ethos and professional training system, first created, with her then Advanced Instructor Debbie Merchant in 2004.

From a team of one, Kay and her dedicated team, now over 29 instructors and regular teaching team members continue to inspire and motivate men and women all over  the world. Kay also has shared her instructor training programmes with Russia, Switzerland, USA, Germany and Hungary to name a few

Kay decided to document her ideas and programmes when she was first diagnosed with cancer in 2004 and has never looked back – Visit the website for more details about the events, competitions and programmes Kay and her team are involved in.
It’s all about giving back and offering a choice.

Kay is currently full time in bringing the World Championships to the UK on January 31st , February 1st and 2nd ; a convention and celebration of world class pole

NEW Worthing Pole fitness classes with Pole Passion

Elyse Donovan – Worthing’s New Pole Passion instructor 2014
I have students travelling as far as Shoreham, Lancing, Findon, Patching, Ferring and Steyning

Hello, my name is Elyse, I'm 33 years old and I started to learn pole fitness after I had my first baby in 2009. 
I am an accredited pole fitness instructor with Pole Passion.
After lesson one, I was totally addicted. It got me back in shape after having my son, but it also made me stronger and fitter than before.  I was itching to get back to pole after my second baby in 2012 and I decided to apprentice and take the next step to becoming an instructor.  I would love to pass this passion on to others in my classes. 

My open day is coming up on 14 December 2014 at Northbrook Barn in Durrington, and I hope that curious people will pop along to see what pole classes are all about.  It will be a chance to see more experienced polers at work which will inspire beginners and new comers alike.  

My lessons are for beginners and will help people to get fit, strong and body confident in a fun environment.  I'm an 80's baby, so expect some retro tunes in class!  As long as you are over 16 you can do pole no matter what shape or size you are.  It’s like no other exercise most people will have tried before, so if you want a new challenge for the new year, give it a try - you'll love it!  

Classes from 6th Jan 2014 on Monday nights 6.30-7.30pm and 
Tuesday lunchtimes 12.00 -1.00pm.

Some questions we asked Elyse

When did you get into pole? 
After my first baby was born in 2009 when I was 29 years old.

How did you get into pole? 
I wanted try something new. I saw an open day invitation and thought - why not!

Sexy or fitness or both? 
I'm a fitness girl, but there's nothing wrong with a cheeky routine here and there!!

Favourite pole move? 
It's got to be the straight edge. (upside handstand with both hands on the pole)
I was desperate to get that move and when I did I got a real sense of achievement.

Least favourite pole move and why? 
My nemesis was the cradle spin ( this is sideways spinning movement around the pole with the legs in a tuck position and arms stretched wide gripping the pole) - it took me 9 months to get it.

Interests outside of pole? 
I'm a mum of two, so my boys keep me very busy, but I love to have a good night in with the girls when I can.  

For more information about Elyse' classes visit -

Friday 29 November 2013

NEW Pole Passion apprentices in Crawley Bewbush and Pole Passion Burgess Hill

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

We welcome back two valuable members of the Pole Passion team for 2014

Samantha Clarke – Burgess Hill – Advanced Instructor - Level 1 Instructor certified (July 2008)
Sarah Ngo – Worthing – Advanced Instructor - Level 1 Instructor certified (June 2010)
Level 2 (November 2010) – Level 3 (July 2011)

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

Charlie Wood   - Crawley Bewbush

Currently Pole Passion schools operate out of:-

Bognor – Sue Thompson
Littlehampton – Sue Thompson
Chichester – Sue Thompson – Dee Bodle
Crawley Worth – Kay Penney & Paula Bines
Crawley Bewbush – Charlie Wood
Chertsey – Kelly Ball
Redhill – Kay Penney
Brighton and Hove – Michelle Bebbington
East Grinstead – Karen Davis
Worthing – Elyse Donovan

Sam Causon Couldson – with drawn
Sam Causon Reigate – with drawn

If you are keen to join our team  - Email us about more information on
We are currently recruiting apprentice Instructors for 2014 let me k now if any of your students are keen to take  on this fun and rewarding role or if you would like more information about it – Empowerment Confidence Fitness & FUN!

Professionals + education  = Jobs – the industry is growing people

Pole dance and fitness business takes time

‘Building a successful Pole Dance business takes time, determination, passion and belief in what you are doing will make a positive impact on someone’s life’.

Kay Penney 
Pole Passion Ltd

November 2013

Paula Bines Crawley Pole Fitness, Pole Passion, working alongside ITV Fixers

Pole fitness and dance is a high intensity work out

ITV Fixers approached Pole Passion earlier this year, to help show the world, how pole fitness can benefit all  fitness professionals and change the negative public perception of Pole Fitness, by taking a pole class to Crawley Rugby Clubs weekly training session. 

Pole Passion 's very own Paula Bines who started pole fitness as a student at Pole Passion Burgess Hill when she was 19, 5 years ago, Paula has been mentored and trained with Pole Passion ever since and was suggested by Kay Penney, owner of Pole Passion, as the ideal candidate for the Fixers brief.

Paula's aim is to constantly promote Pole dance and fitness in a positive light

Pole Passion Students, Ben and Sam were put on heart monitors, whilst working out on the pole and the results showed their heart rate went up to 180 in under three minutes, which in conclusion proves Pole Fitness IS a high intensity workout. 

This proves pole fitness can have the same cardio vascular workout like sprinting, but with the added benefits of weights and flexibility training, balance and coordination which is included in static pole holds for increased muscle definition including resistance training all at a maximum intensity.

The Poles used are RPole Portable Free Standing Dance Poles which are proved to burn more calories compared to fixed floor to ceiling poles

Phase two of the Fixers project enabled Paula to highlight more about the skills required for pole fitness techniques

Check out Crawley Pole fitness on youtube -

Come and train with Paula every Friday at Crawley at Nuffield health and wellbeing 7.30 - 8.30pm
she will be happy to motivate you

Mighty Grip People's Choice Award Miss Pole Dance UK 2013 presented by Pole Passion

Mighty Grip - People's Choice Award Miss Pole Dance UK 2013

A Massive congratulations to Kat Humphrey and Dave Bailey - Nottingham and representing Pole Kat Fitness who won the prestigious prize of the
People's choice Award during the Miss Pole Dance UK 2013 professional championships held at the Hawth Theatre on 15th September 2013

The voting was done by the audience during the judge’s deliberation at the end of the evening after the 24 competitors have performed during the three Championships
Mr Pole Fitness UK - Miss Pole Dance UK Doubles category and Miss Pole Dance UK female singles category

24 boxes to be set up upstairs and
24 boxes will be set up down stairs

Each box represented the 24 competitors with the names of the competitors on the outside.
Each audience member was issued a yellow tiddly wink on leaving the theatre seating which they placed in the box corresponding to the competitor they voted for

The performer/s with the most yellow tiddly winks was awarded the winner cash prize supported by Mighty Grip

What were the audience be looking for??
·       Crowd entertainment
·       Music choice
·       Charisma
·       Fun
·       Entertainment value
·       Costume

Thank You mighty Grip for your contribution to the Pole Dance competitors and community
Kay Penney for and on behalf of the Miss Pole Dance UK organisation

Kat & Dave's Bio
Kat owns Nottingham-based pole company PoleKat Fitness, and is passionate about pushing pole into mainstream fitness. Kat was supposed to be competing with her pole partner Jack, but after training him for a year, Jack quit just two weeks before the competition, leaving Kat with no dance partner. In a bid to show Kat how much he loves her, David, Kat's boyfriend, stepped up and offered to be her partner for the competition. Dave has never danced or poled before, and they had just two weeks to make a routine and costumes from scratch. Kat says that although she no longer expects to win anything this year, she couldn't bare the thought of pulling out completely and letting down all the amazing people that have come to support. Now she just wants to get out on stage and have some fun.

Dave later went on the propose to Kat during the evening celebrations - Kat said yes and they are set to be married on July 17th 2014

Purchase the Professional DVD - to see their routine (click on the link below)

Thursday 28 November 2013

10 truths about being a Professional & Elite Pole Passion, Pole Fitness & Dance Instructor

 Elite Pole Passion, Pole Fitness & Dance Instructors

1. You will NEVER be 100% ready to teach – no one wakes up in the morning and says ‘im ready’.  Instructing is an on-going journey and learning process.
2. Practice makes perfect – If you want to grow out of your comfort zone then push yourself to your limits and beyond on a regular basis.
3. Sometimes you may be asked to dedicate your time and expertise for free. You have been asked for a reason – Just take a moment to think … the cause or experience gained worth it?
4. Some students and fellow instructors may not become your best friends – celebrate you have a professional and focused approach to teaching, over and above your social life.  You cannot be everything to all people.
5. You can’t change the past, BUT you can focus on improving in the future.
6. If you want to be the best – then prove you are the best- at Pole Passion we focus only on those dedicated instructors who give 100% to Pole Passion’s students and fellow Pole Passion instructors, unconditionally sharing and networking, working as a united team.
7. There is a lot that you don’t know – even our least favourite Pole Passion colleague or student will teach you something – The minute we think we know it all, is the time to move on and away from Pole Passion
8. Pole Passion Instructing is hard; we expect the very best, there maybe days that you feel like giving it all up! You are not alone and only the strongest survive – Congratulate yourself -  you are one of the Pole Passion Elite and the team is here to support you
9. Embrace your teaching skills with Passion, there’s a reason why we chose that name – Teaching is more than just a job
10. You can’t control everything that goes on around you – Do not worry about the things you can’t control – Focus only on the positive, the here and now and always keep an open and flexible approach and positive mental attitude

Kay Penney – founder Pole Passion Ltd established 2001

For more details about becoming part of our Elite teachers  - email us on

Wednesday 27 November 2013

History of Pole Passion

Interesting facts about Pole Passion and why choose us?
Did you know that Pole Passion............                              

Created Miss Pole Dance UK Championships the largest pole championships in the UK (2005)

Created Mr Pole Fitness UK Championships the first male pole competition in the UK (2009)

Created Synchronised Doubles concept and Championships (2010)

Created the first World Pole Sport & Fitness Championships in 2009 - World Pole Dance inspired by the 2005 event which we judged

Created 5 World Champions

Created a national and international competition judge's package and on line training course

Innovated the first, free standing, portable pole fitness pole RPole Fitness - in the world -  without a stage (2004) incorporating a safety mat

Created a pregnancy policy for pole fitness

Created the world's first student grading system for pole fitness (2009)

Created a pole business license opportunity, to share knowledge and support students and instructors on an international scale

Introduced the very first Master Class teaching training & coaching system, sharing international & national knowledge (USA Pantera Blacksmith 2006) when pole was in its infancy and people were protective about their knowledge

Created a structured REP's accredited teacher training package and system to take Pole fitness to the fitness world 

International Training Provider for Foundation Teacher Training and Advanced Elite Teacher Training in Europe, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia

Created the first pole sport specific, First Aid training course to support all instructors and make them more competent instructors

Support both men and women with pole techniques over the age of 16

Created an apprentice scheme to support all trainee students and instructors incorporating all different skill sets throughout their programmes


Tuesday 26 November 2013

Miss Pole Dance UK 2013 DVD's Amateur and Semi Pro including Pole Beat

2013 Miss Pole Dance UK Amateur and Semi Pro Instructor and Student categories
Saturday June 29th 2013

INCLUDING semi pro doubles category and the bonus and exclusive footage of Pole Beat
including professionals
Donna Gant
Kat Humphrey
Dan Rosen
Dan Roe Barnett
Sam King
Ian Matthews
performing like you have never seen them before!!

This professionally boxed 4 DVD set includes over 40 performances with over 4 hours of viewing time
Disc 1 - Amateur championships
Disc 2 - Doubles category
Disc 3 - Semi Pro student category
Disc 4 - Semi Pro Instructor category PLUS bonus and exclusive footage of Pole Beat

The perfect gift for anyone wishing to enter the competitive world of competitions

Professional performances include Miss Pole Dance UK Professional champion Sarah Scott 2012/2013 - 'The power house of pole'

RRP  £19.95GBP plus £3.50GBP postage and package UK

Rest of the world p&p = £8.00GBP

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Monday 25 November 2013

THE LIST OF Miss Pole Dance UK WINNERS since 2005 Pole Passion presents

Pole Passion Presents………MISS POLE DANCE UK AND
MR Pole Fitness UK list of HISTORY WINNERS
The winner of the singles, Males and Doubles categories will be representing the UK
and the World

Miss Pole Dance UK  -  Amateur ( established in 2010)
Beatrice Morgan  - 2010 /2011
Ayumi Tozaki  – 2012
  Anna Newberry  - 2013

Miss Pole Dance UK  -  Semi Pro (established in 2010)
Lucy Cork -  2010 / 2011
Hannah Kaynes  -  2012
  Sophie Geldard  - 2013 student
Hannah Kaynes – 2013 Instructor
Rachel Breheney & Leah Walters - 2013 doubles winners

Following in the footsteps of the exceptional talent of
Miss Pole Dance UK previous champions since 2005 (established 2005)

Elena Gibson – 2005/2006
Tracey Simmons  2006/2007
Sally Anne Giles – 2007/2008
Alesia Vazmitsel – 2008/2009
Maxine Betts – 2009/2010
Jess Leanne Norris – 2011/2012
  Sarah Scott - 2012 /2013
Lorna THOMAS – 2013-2014

Mr Pole Fitness UK Champions since 2009 (established 2009)

Keem Martinez 2009/2010
Daren Pritchard – 2010/2011
Nico Modestine - 2012 /2013
Dan Rosen – 2013 / 2014

Miss Pole Dance UK Professional Doubles champions (established 2009)

Penny Howarth & Anna Chisholm 2009/2010
Kate Johnstone & Kate Czepulkowski 2010/2011
Sarah Scott & Kate Czepulkowski 2012 / 2013
Charlotte Robertson & Steph K Foster  2013/2014

World Pole Dance Champions (established 2009)
Felix Cane - AUSTRALIA - 2009/2010
Felix Cane - AUSTRALIA - 2010/2011
Alesia Vazmitsel BELARUS   2011/2012
Natalia Tatarintseva  UKRAINE  2012 /2013 

World Pole Dance Champions (established 2011)
Evengy Greshilov    RUSSIA 2011  /2012 
Keem Martinez    FRANCE 2012 / 2013    

World Pole Dance (established 2011)
Ilka Martina Bardoczy & Barbara Palmaffy       HUNGARY   2011/2012 

  Ilka Martina Bardoczy & Barbara Palmaffy       SWITZERLAND   2012/2013

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Pole Passion continual professional development - innovators promoting the talented


Master classes worldwide EDUCATION AND SHARING since 2006
        The very first UK documented International Master Class  -  Pantera Blacksmith – 2006, 2007, 2008
        Deb Riley - Miss Pole Dance National UK Competition Pole - 2008
        Deb Merchant – Advanced Pole -  2008
        Rachel Excell Dunkley – Miss Pole Dance National UK Competition Pole - 2008
        Felix Cane – World Pole Sport & Fitness Competition Pole – 2009
        Alesia Vazmitsel - Miss Pole Dance National UK Competition Pole  
        Tammy Morris – Miss Pole Dance Canada Competition Pole - 2009
        Jenni Barrell – Advanced Pole 2009
        Annie Norris - Miss Pole Dance National UK Competition Pole  - 2009
        Astra Beck (Hoops & Silks) - 2009
        Maxine Betts - Miss Pole Dance National UK Competition Pole  - 2010
        Rodney Syaranamual – Burlesque Dance 2010
        Kay Penney – Burlesque Dance - 2010
        Alesia Vazmitsel - Miss Pole Dance National UK Competition Pole  - 2011
        Jamilla Deville - Australia Competition Pole 2011
        Fawnia Dietritch (Mondey) - USA Competition Pole 2011
        Jenyne Butterfly – USA Competition Pole 2011
        Kay Penney – Burlesque Dance 2011
        Jess Leanne Norris - Miss Pole Dance National UK Competition Pole  - 2011
        Dan Rosen – Advanced pole 2012
        Bendy Kate - Miss Pole Dance National UK Competition Pole 2012
        Nico Modestine – Mr Pole Fitness  UK Competition Pole 2012
        Sarah Scott - Miss Pole Dance National UK Competition Pole 2012
        Zoroya Judd - USA Competition Pole 2012
        Kay Penney  - Burlesque Dance 2012
        Lawrence Hilsum - France Competition Pole 2012
        Hanka Venselaar - Holland Competition Pole 2012
        Keem Martinez - French Competition Pole 2012
        Barbara Palmaffy – Hungarian Competition Pole 2012
        Veronika (Aerial Yoga) – Hungarian 2012
        Andi Ariseanu – Hoops and Silks 2013
        Deb Riley and Hollie Webb – Advanced Stretch for pole - 2013
        Lena Shishkova - Russian Competition Pole 2013
        Kat Humphrey – Advanced UK Pole 2013
        Sue Thompson – Advanced UK Pole 2013
        Ilka Bardoczy - Hungarian silks and aerial yoga – 2013
        Alma Pirner – Burlesque Dance
        Lena Shishkova - Russian Competition Pole 2013
  •         Bendy Kate – Miss Pole Dance UK Doubles champion 2013

  •         Hanka Venselaar – Worlds Tricks Champion representing Holland 2013

  •         Sarah Scott – Miss Pole Dance UK Singles and Doubles champion 2013

  •         Dan Roe Barnett – Advanced pole 2013

2014 coming soon…
Natalia Tatarintseva  - World Pole Sport & Fitness Russian World Champion  (February 2014)
Alesia Vazmitsel – World Pole Sport & Fitness Belarus World champion (February 2014)
Dan Rosen – Mr Pole Fitness UK 2013 Champion Pole (January and February)
Kay Penney – Burlesque Dance – 2014 (February)
Dan Roe Barnett – Advanced pole 2013 (February)
Jess Leanne Norris – Miss Pole Dance UK Champion Pole (February)

Kristian  Lebedev - World Pole Dance & Fitness Championships Pole  (February)