Wednesday 3 April 2013

Pole Passion presents Master Training with Nico Modestine Mr Pole Fitness UK champion

Mr Pole Fitness UK 2012 champion  - Master Training
Master Training Session

1hr 30 minutes / £40 per person

At : Taylors Retreat Aerial & RPole Studio, Capel, Dorking, RH5 5HF

On : 29th June 2013

Time: 10.15 registration
10.30 – 12noon

Limited spaces: to pay
please pay paypal:  -

- Starting with an energetic warm up section Nico will take you on to training tips and conditioning exercises to gain the strength and stamina you need to achieve explosive power moves, or slow graceful and controlled executions.

- This workout incorporates notions of his Martial Arts back ground incorporating endurance training and plyometrics **. Highly recommended!

** Plyometrics -- also known as jump training – it is a training technique designed to increase muscular power and explosiveness. Originally developed for Olympic athletes, plyometric training has become a popular workout routine for people of all ages, including children and adolescents.

You need to be physically well to attend this workshop free from injury
Please note: NO refunds will be issued although exchanges maybe considered

  (Suitable for all levels – Beginner – advanced as adaptions will be given)

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Sarah Watson Pole Passion Instructor /

Hello Sarah ,

Just wanted to confirm  Im booked in for next week 8.30pm class, and just to
 say as a new starter how thoroughly enjoyable the classes are, and how
 friendly the girls are.
 Thank you for making me feel welcome, you should have a warning sign on
 your website  -  'highly addictive!'
 Once again Thank you!

R W Crawley

Information on Pole Dancing gripping aids and should you be using them?

Which Pole dancing grip? And should I be using them?
Here below is a list of grips most often used in the pole dance and fitness industry
The beauty of all these grips is that they last a long time and are all great value for money and can so improve pole technique if used correctly – always consult a qualified Pole Fitness Expert when doing pole fitness

Mighty Grip
Dry white powder reducing moisture
Mighty grip is a great gripping powder  reducing moisture from the palms creating a more secure hand grip next to the pole – most suitable for beginners as there is not too much tack therefore still allowing a spinning action on the pole

Tite Grip
Orangey liquid reducing moisture

Dry Hands
Creamy liquid reducing moisture

Gorilla Gold
Impregnated cloth transferring sticky substance to skin and to the pole – suitable for more advanced strength tricks and static poses

Tacky solid wax transferring a resin to skin and pole

Liquid Chalk
A liquid white chalky barrier preventing moisture

A tacky spray for the skin creating a sticky barrier

Dew Point Pole
This unique pole grip has the properties of a hydrating moisturiser (liquid) that will make you grip on the pole too – the benefits you can moisturise the skin as well as introducing a more grippy skin, making it less dry and flaky looking

Each grip we stock all has incredible properties for pole fitness and dancing choreography  - Sometimes it really is just trial and error before you feel settled into a grip that works for you
I quite often carry a selection of grips  depending on the weather! My emotional state! My muscle strength that day - and which trick I'm attempting - oh and which pole I'm training on
At Pole Passion we have a selection of old 50 mm diameter poles and new 38 mm poles which does affect the grip of a participant - it's important to factor things in like the following

1. The type of pole pose or hold you are executing/ learning focusing on its level of difficulty (always use a mat! )
2. Are you linking it with a spin ( movement) or fluid transition in and out of your new trick - some grips will grip too well and won't allow this -so be careful you don't hurt or strain your body
3. Are your muscles developed enough to hold your new move - you may now have a fantastic grip but can your muscles hold the grip safely too
4. Humidity in the room- this affects your body temperature and pole gripping properties - one grip might work for someone in Canada but not in the UK
5. Type of pole you are using? Stainless steel has better natural gripping properties than chrome plated - the cheaper poles quality is generally lower than the more expensive quality range - with poles you generally get a better quality pole the more you pay
6. How old is your chrome plated pole as these metals wear therefore reducing the gripping properties quite early on in your pole training - some chrome plated poles only last 1 year with average use of 3-4 times per week sometimes less - the chrome wears off leaving a more silkier slippery surface for the hand grip often found where the hands are placed the most
7. Is your skin free from moisturiser and natural oils including products such as tanning creams - products and oils can be absorbed by some metals, poles such as brass for example which means the oils become impregnated in the pole making it more difficult to grip despite cleaning the poles
8. Do you use bathing showering products that contain added moisturisers that will make your skin more slippery?
9. What is the diameter size of your pole - this will affect your gripping properties too - 38's have been proven to create a more secure hand grip than that of its bigger brother of a 50mm diameter therefore creating more confidence in your hand grip on a 38 narrower pole
10 and lastly let’s not forget your metal awareness and preparation for gripping - if you’re feeling unsure of a more - how to get in and out of a move safely and correctly with a spotter on hand then naturally you will be more nervous - which means you perspire (added moisture) creating a more anxious you - a person’s confidence and psyche must be that of a positive one to succeed in safe grips
I hope some of this has helped
We cover about grips in our instructor training  courses in more depth too xx

To purchase a selection of hand grips visit our online shop

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Focusing on safe training for all

Sponsor and Vendor support Miss Pole Dance UK

Calling all local Crawley, West Sussex based businesses passionate about dance, exercise  and fitness

We are one of the largest pole dancing for fitness companies in the world, operating since 2003
Owning and operating ‘World Pole Dance’ and the national championships and
‘Miss Pole Dance UK’ since 2005 – pioneering professional pole exercise since 2001

Some of our dancers have even been on national TV including ‘Got to Dance’’, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and ‘Question of Sport’.

We are looking for local likeminded, forward thinking, businesses to shout about their products too, on the day of the UK National championships which will be held at the Hawth Theatre in Crawley this year on 15th September 2013 where both men and women will be performing and competing.

Normally the vendors and sponsors associated with our competitions and championships have been pole sport specific, but this year we want to get more outside companies involved to support, not only the competitors but also the local community
We are specifically interested in sports, health and fitness and dance companies either kindly donating competitor prizes and or vouchers.

The competitions will be on all day attracting dance professionals and fitness enthusiasts from all over the country.  On September 15th at the Hawth Theatre where all the top pole performers and dancers from the UK will be battling it out on two poles  to be awarded the prestigious title of Miss Pole Dance UK champion 2013  and Mr Pole Fitness UK champion.
We are aiming for a sell out at Hawth Theatre (850people)

We would be happy to discuss vendor opportunities at the Hawth on the day and advertising opportunities in the run up between now and the mesmerising and jaw dropping championships.

29th June – Miss Pole Dance UK national amateur and Semi Pro championships
15th September – Miss Pole Dance UK Professional and Mr Pole Fitness UK championships

There is no need to attend the championships although we guarantee it will be a day and evening to remember but we would love to arrange for VIP tickets for you as part of our offering package also to you

Please contact us if you are interested and we would be delighted to chat more to get the best exposure for you and your business during a fun and memorable and first pole dance event held at the Hawth!!

We look forward to hearing from you if you wish to chat further
Promoting and inspiring the talented

Kind regards and thanks again for your time

P.s tickets are now on sale at 

Karen Davis
Vendor and sponsor support
Miss Pole Dance UK –

email us:

or call us on 01293 888200

Mr Pole Fitness UK – Miss Pole Dance UK
Pole Passion Ltd
West Sussex RH10 7BA

Miss Pole Dance UK jobs 2013 Apply within

Calling all volunteers for

 Miss Pole Dance UK Championships

~  Saturday 29th June 2013 ~ Taylors Pole Retreat - We are looking for volunteers for the day from 9am – 8pm.

~  Sunday 15th September 2013 ~ Hawth Theatre Crawley West Sussex - We are looking for volunteers for the day from 9am - 11pm

So if you are interested please contact us on:-
Email: – subject heading ‘MPD UK helper’

Are you happy and hard working?? Experience in (pole) events a bonus but not essential J
Miss Pole Dance Essential Crew & Team

Miss Pole Dance UK 2013 Officials

Opportunities for the following volunteers

• Supporting the competitors front and back stage – meeting them at the venue, directing them and being helpful
• Supporting our valuable sponsors and vendors – meeting them at the venue, directing them and being helpful with their requirements
• Stage and venue preparation during the day  -  before the competition with stage and venue set up, stage set up during all the competitions with awards and photography
• Judges support during the day  - meeting them at the venue and making sure they are supported throughout the day
• Spectators – meeting them with a smile and supporting them with information about the day and whos who, where everything is and what’s happening at what time
• In charge of VIP guest lists & meet & greet
• Glamorous VIP hostesses and Spectator support – dressing up sexy clothing to be advised
• Merchandise sales team – a good product knowledge and sales experience essential
• RPolers – Pole play during the event on a rota system - uniform will be provided, excellent customers service and a happy attitude essential. Intermediate – advanced poling skills required
• Pole Cleaners required - Experience the thrill of being on the stage in front of a live audience. Proficient and a high level of advanced pole climbing experience on the pole is required  - training will be given
• Official video and photographer’s front and back stage – amateurs welcome
• Social media helpers – proficient in Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo and any others a bonus

In return ~ all will receive TRAINING and a standing ovation at the end of the day/night!
FREE all day entry ticket for the day/evening for yourself only.
Meet & Greet all competitors, VIP’s and judges up close
Please note:  Conditions will apply and minimum time of support required


R Pole Jobs Pole Fitness and Dance 2013

RPolers JOBS required for the two forth coming Miss Pole Dance UK events of the year

MPD UK Amateur and Semi – 29th June 2013 at Taylors Pole Retreat
MPD UK Professional and Mr Pole Fitness UK – 15th September 2013 Hawth Theatre Crawley West Sussex (near Gatwick Airport) Tickets from -

Can you spare a few hours on the day on a rota system and meet the following minimum criteria

Will be required to look glamorous!! 
‘Let’s get glam ladies and gents’ ITS ALL AN ATTITUDE!!

Happy, smiling and customer focused
Flexible and adaptable both on and off the pole
Happy to perform in front of others
Mad about pole!
Strong polers who love to pole  (intermediate – super advanced ideally)
Passionate about all people who pole - did we mention pole?
Happy to coordinate the ‘One Trick Wonder’ RPole competition
Supporting new beginners to the pole
Able to do small routines on and around the pole

Rpoler Uniform will be provided (just bring a black crop top and suitable footwear for mats)

FREE intensives -  ALL day entry ticket and access all areas pass

Future opportunities to work with the crew at international world events too

Drop us a quick line to or text us on mobile: 079219 48606 and say what it is you would like to volunteer for (which day and which area) including your full name and mobile number - 

We are excited to be 'working' along side you

Natasha, Benedict Garatt (Big Brother), Jenni, Debbie, Holly

 Holly, Natasha, Jenni, Debbie

Miranda, Kati, Sarah Scott, Amy