Monday 27 October 2014

The History of Pole Champions in the UK - 2005 - 2014

Pole Passion Proudly presents
Creators and The winners of the UK National Pole Dance Championships Singles, Males and Doubles categories and those who will be representing the UK and the World Pole Sport & Fitness championships  - World Pole Dance 

Miss Pole Dance UK  -  Amateur Division (established in 2010)

Beatrice Morgan  - 2010 / 2011
Ayumi Tozaki 2012
Anna Newberry 2013
Christine Feekery 2014

Miss Pole Dance UK  -  Semi Pro Division (established in 2010)

Lucy Cork -  2010 / 2011
 Rebecca Howard 2012 Students
 Hannah Taylor 2012  Instructors (established 2012)
 Sophie Geldeard 2013  Students
 Hannah Kaynes 2013 Instructors
Anna Louise 2014 Students
Amy Cowles 2014 Instructors

Miss Pole Dance UK  -  Semi Pro Doubles (established 2013)

Rachel Breheney & Leah Walters 2013
Ruth Vass & Neil Vass 2014

Miss Pole Dance UK  champions since 2005 (established 2004)

Elena Gibson – 2005/2006
Tracey Simmonds  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
Yvette Dusol – 2014/ 2015

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 
Dawid Skowronek 2014/ 2015

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
Kristina Walker & Heather Walker 2014/2015

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 
Kate  Czepulkowski UNITED KINGDOM 2014/2015

World Pole Dance Champions (established 2011)
Evengy Greshilov    RUSSIA 2011  /2012 
Keem Martinez    FRANCE 2012 / 2013
Kristian Lebedev RUSSIA 2014/2015    

World Pole Dance (established 2011)
Ilka Martina Bardoczy & Barbara Palmaffy       HUNGARY   2011/2012 
  Ilka Martina Bardoczy & Barbara Palmaffy       HUNGARY   2012/2013  
  Lisette Krol & Terri Walsh  IRELAND 2014/2015  



If you are new to routines then think 4 – 6 weeks minimum for practice and preparation
Mental and physical preparation is most important
Obviously this varies from person to person but as guide!
If you are rushed, your nerves will be harder to control simply because you haven’t given yourself enough time to prepare!!

Who is your character?
What is your message?
What will you be wearing?

Pick your own music
Yes this might mean going through YouTube for hours and hours!!
Pick your tempo, words, style, length, mix
Did you know a winning song has all the senses in it in the lyrics  - touch smell, taste, hear, see

Keep it simple
Think 3D
Think height, depth, side to side and floor work
Flow, flex and FUN
Smile Relax Prepare and Practice

Get help if this is not your strongest part
Think and count in sets of 4, 8 and 16 – you will never listen to music the same again!!

Ask someone to help with this
Ask them to search for 10 things they can change for the better in your routine – even if they can just find 2 it will make them look for more

Most important have fun and embrace this challenge remember this is a great confident boost and a way to show all your hard earned skills to family and friends
Pole choreography is a skill, that can be learnt -

2015 International Pole Sport and Fitness Teacher Training with Industry Experts

International Pole Sport & Fitness Instructor Training days Foundation and Advanced

Thursday 30th April arrive in Budapest Instructor Training Registration
Friday 1st May -  instructor training
Saturday 2nd May -  instructor training
Sunday 3rd May -  instructor training

Site seeing opportunity  

Retreat week

Sunday 3rd May - site seeing or instructor training and (check in arrival of guests for week retreat 17.00pm)
Monday 4th May - Day 1 training all day
Tuesday 5th May - Day 2 training all day
Wednesday 6th May - Day 3 training all day
Thursday 7th May - Day 4 training all day
Friday 8th - Day 5 training in the morning (check out from hotel) additional site seeing too in the afternoon depending on your flight time

The training timetable will be finalised until early part of 2015

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Pole Fitness and Dance Holiday May 2015 - All abilities All welcome

 The week long schedule is packed with a years worth of training, whether you are an instructor or a student this week is suited for all abilities :-

Checkin Sunday 3rd May 2015 - Friday 8th May 2015
BUDAPEST  for just £500 GBP all in  which includes your accommodation and all your training

Pole Passion presents

-        Pole Tricks all levels to world class status
-        Pole choreography
-        Handsprings ( Strong Grip)
-        Shoulder Mounts
-        Superman/Woman
-        Splits Training
-        Bridges
-        Ballet pole
-        Stretch and flex
-        Floor work intermediate (knee pads)
-        Floor work advanced (knee pads)
-        Dance choreography (knee pads)
-        Mixed ability pole spins class
-        Relaxation class (leggings, towel to lay on)
-        Aerial Yoga ( leggings)
-        Silks Beginner (Leggings, Socks, Long sleeved top)
-        Silks Intermediate / Advanced ( Leggings, socks, Long sleeved tops)
-        Lap Dancing ( Bring mans white buttoned shirt and heels)
-        Martini Glass workshop sexy style
-        Chair dancing ( Heels)
-        Hoops Beginners ( Leggings, Gloves )
-        Conditioning ( Preparation for pole moves )
-        Bands body conditioning and around the pole
-        Pole circuits fitness body conditioning (Dominatrix style!!)
-        Meditation
-        Floor yoga
-        Kickboxing – boxercise
-        Introduction to Figure & Bikini Natural Bodybuilders workshops
-        Personal diet and training consultations
Private 1-2-1 training sessions
-        Pilates
       -     Spa, site seeing and relaxation

Come and join in the fun and train with industry experts and world champions in the exquisite city of Budapest

Friday 24 October 2014

Pole Dancing Mats – Crash mats for exercise

One mat fits all:- Suitable for floor to ceiling poles and free standing poles including RPole / Xpole / Platinum Stages / Alistage Poles

Comes in a heavy duty PVC, which will offer great protection from high heels or bare feet!
1 Piece construction, connected together with industrial strength Velcro – you don’t even know its there!
Carry handles for easy transportation
Available in a wide variety of colours

The safety mat is suitable for Pole Fitness and Pole Dance Classes -
Great also for comfortable Stretching, Exercise, Floor Work & Yoga / Pilate Fitness

Large round safety mats 1800mm (6ft)  30mm thick
Designed for falls from 2.5mtrs making this the ideal choice for teaching and safe practice when learning new moves or inverts. Insurance compliant
Premium Quality 1800mm (6ft) 50mm thick fully reversible Safety Mat
Premium Mat comes complete with under foam as standard. ( Essential for RPole training ) The ideal choice of mats for teaching and safe practice when learning new moves or inverts.

RPole Fitness are the only pole and pole mat manufacturer to supply their professional studio poles with a full sized safety mat as standard. NO HIDDEN EXTRA COSTS
RPole are committed to safe practice and improving standards of teaching to help instructors comply with safety of students and Duty of Care to protect against injury when practicing or teaching pole fitness.
RPole offer Professional Pole Teacher Qualifications through their training center in the UK or online through  Pole Passion the UK's foremost teaching provider so you can turn your investment in your RPole into a business opportunity to teach Pole Fitness Classes safely AND complying with European Insurance standards.

RPole Mats - Ready in seconds! All mats come standard with fold ability for storage or transport
with easy to clean & hygienic with wipe clean covering. Folds away when not in use or for travel.
Comes complete with carry handles and weighs just 6kg.
Health & Safety tested to 6P for Phthalates

ORDER ONLINE NOW most credit and debit cards accepted with our secure payment partners Worldpay and PayPal
You do not need a PayPal account to make payments with your credit or debit card.
Bank transfer available on request. or call  UK (01293) 888200

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Pole Fitness and Dance Classes in East Grinstead - Pole Passion Industry leaders

NEW Pole Passion Pole Fitness and Pole Dance classes in East Grinstead
Felbridge Village Hall,
31 Crawley Down Road,
East Grinstead,
RH19 2PS

Classes will be running here from the 3rd November 2014
Monday evenings 7:45pm-8:45pm  &  8:50pm-9:50pm

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.

For further details visit

We also operate the largest National championships, Miss Pole Dance UK championships, International Pole fitness Training schemes and apprentice schemes and master class and workshops in all areal arts

Thursday 9 October 2014

Science of Stupid pole dancing - featuring Miss Pole Dance UK 2012 champion Sarah Scott

Miss Pole Dance UK Professional judges 2014 4th October 2014

Miss Pole Dance UK Judges BIOS 2014

Alma Pirner  - Head Judge

Place of birth: Budapest, Hungary

Profession: Aerial Showgirl and burlesque performer, fitness expert, Owner and creator of Dollhouse Exotic dance, Poledance/Pole-Fitness and Aerial Skills Studios, courses, trainings and franchise
Organisator of Miss Pole Dance Hungary competitions, and the World Pole Sport&Fitness Competition 2011
International judge for pole dance and fitness competitions including Miss Pole Dance UK
Her experience is in acrobatics, aerial skills trainer, pilates, yoga, exotic dance, striptease  Antigavity yoga, aerial yoga, stretching and fitness

He travels the UK teaching and also has his own pole school in Hemel Hempstead. IFA Pole & Aerial has now been going for just over a year and Dan has now left his part time job to dedicate his time full to the art he loves.
Dan could barely touch his toes 5 years ago and has now made a name for himself in the pole industry for being one of the most flexible pole boys in the UK. 

Lorna Walker  (Thomas)
She has recently got married this year to Liam Walker 
From that day on it has consumed her life. She opened Pole Athletes 6 years ago to share her passion for pole and teach others the art of pole dance and performance. 
Her business has grown from strength to strength and I now eager to push herself as a performer and athlete.
Ian's passion for performing started in the dance industry over 15 yrs ago as a pro hip hop and street dancer. 

They have just recently won World Champion Status at World Pole Dance
The both are from Ireland and they are delighted to continue to offer  Master Classes around the globe for everyone
World Pole Sport & Fitness – World Pole Dance Doubles Champions 2014
World Pole Sports Doubles Champions 2013
All Ireland Champion & Runner up Solo 2013
Irish Pole Fitness & Dance Champion 2013
UKPPC Runner up Solo 2013
All Ireland Champion & Runner up Solo 2012
World Pole Dance Semi-Finalist 2012
All Ireland Runner up Solo 2011

Bendy Kate  - Kate Czepulkowski
Bendy (as seen on Got to Dance 2012) is an innovative pole artist, acrobat, aerialist and hand balancer from the UK. Kate is in her twenties and trained as an acrobat from a young age.
Since beginning pole she has won several pole fitness titles including second place in the World Pole Sports Championships 2013, the UK Professional Champion 2011/2012, UK Amateur Champion 2010 and World Doubles Pole Runner up three times!
 She now teaches pole fitness and circus masterclasses, private pole and aerial lessons, performs at dance events and circus gigs.
As an accomplished pole instructor and finalist competitor in Miss Pole Dance Fitness UK professional competition in both ‘glamour & fitness’ categories in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and invited judge for Miss Pole Dance UK 2008 amateur competition, she is now building a considerable reputation within the global pole industry, culminating in her appearance at the World Championship finals in April 2009 in Jamaica where she represented the UK.
Emma Haslam O'Toole

She enjoys performing and is happiest on the stage and to inspire and support others with the same ambitions

Daniel Rosen
Dan has been pole dancing for 5 years after being introduced to pole through friends. He has been competing over the last 3 years and is very grateful for all of the opportunities which competing has presented to him. 

The current Miss Pole Dance UK female champion who represented the UK recently in February at the World Pole Dance championships
Has been pole dancing for 6 years. Who started with no previous experience in dance or gymnastics. She states she was always a bit of a Tom Boy whilst growing up, and one day decided taking a pole dancing lesson might help her to empower her femininity. 

Ian Matthews
Over the following years Ian worked at many top venues and joined some of the UK's top agencies in performing arts.
Ian has also had vast experience  within the fitness industry including a level 2 qualification in personal training.
Ian has been a featured performer at many pole and dance related events over the last 5 years, showcasing on an array of stages and has competed to the highest level in professional Pole Competitions.
" In this competition, what I am looking for up on that stage in the competitors is the emotional content, a connection with their audience throughout their performance, I want to see them bring the stage to life! "
"I'm very honoured to be judging the 'Mr Pole Fitness UK 2014' as I am very fond of this competition with many good times had, and to be able to see these very brave talented pole performers from a different perspective!"

Terry Walsh
Lisette Krol
Lisette & Terri have been working and performing together as synchronised doubles partners since 2011 in the arts of Pole, Acro balance, Aerial Hoop, Fire Acts and Dance.  The both have their own studios - Terri has Fierce Fitness Dance Studio and Lisette has Tribe Fitness Dance Studios. (Sister Studios J)

The current World Pole Dance Champion
Disciplines: Acrobatics, Pole Fitness, Hand balancing and Aerial

Deb Riley
Deb Riley is the owner and head instructor at the British Pole Dance Academy. She is most renowned for her amazing, unique and advanced pole tricks. Due to her continual dedication and hard work over the last decade working within the pole industry and with her natural flare, daring approach and friendly professionalism she is well recognized as the best tricks instructor in the UK.
She is a well-respected judge and choreographer

Emma Haslam

 has been poling since 2006,and aerial silks, hoop and trapeze since 2011 she is the founder of IPAAT, (International Pole and Aerial Tournament) and owns Emma’s Pole Dancing and in Derby. She runs 15 Pole fitness and 4 Aerial classes a week along with stretch and strength classes. Emma has been a bit of an internet sensation with over a million views on her YouTube video and being sponsored by The Sun for her first competition in February 2014 which she placed 3rd.
She was also asked to be on Britain’s Got Talent and got 4 yesses from Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Williams.   Also Emma’s Pole Dance Routine went viral over night She has appeared on Italian news along with being in USA Pole and Aerial Magazine. She has performed and been on TV shows in Brazil, Romania, Madrid and 3 different city’s in Spain.

We are proud that Emma is with us today

Miss Pole Dance UK 2014 Professional Category - The results

P R E S S    R E L E A S E - Miss Pole Dance UK Professional Championships 2014

By Kay Penney - 6th

Photography credits to Geoff Pegler –

 October 2014

Pole Passion, Crawley Pole Fitness Company, hosted the Largest National Pole dance championships on 4th October 2014 at the Hawth Theatre of arts; the venue chosen for not only its local appeal but for it creative   and dynamic approach to modern shows and multicultural mix.

Over 30 men and women competitors, in the three categories and 9 professional international pole fitness and dance judges, with 8 show act performances and over 600 spectators and over 100 helpers and support team back stage, all descended on Crawley, West Sussex on Saturday from around the country to host what is now become the most prestigious and longest running pole dance event in the history of competitive pole dance competitions.

Joining the contestants, many respected and previous attending professionals chosen from the best of the best in the UK and this year we are delighted to have the World Champion Bendy Kate and Britain’s Got Talent 2014 ambassador, Emma Haslam O’Toole, and Got to Dance representative Daniel Rosen, represented the professional judging panel.

Each contestant for the finals, from the three categories Men's (10 competitors), synchronised doubles (6 pairs) and females (12 competitors) had to compete a demanding series of pole tricks, spins, poses transitions between 4-5minutes on two stainless steel RPoles, one static and one spinning, both creating different dynamics and techniques on and around the pole.

The areas of judging, from the five judges in each category, that were taken into consideration for each contestant, consisted of maximum 10 marks in their presentation of their routine, including costumes and props enhancing their performance element and storytelling; many contestants making their own.

The dance and fitness performance section consisted of 10 marks per judge which included their variety of choreography, music interpretation control and demonstration of strength and power, elegance and grace, throughout their gruelling routine also including the use of both poles, creating height and depth to their dance and acrobatic performances.

And thirdly, the tricks section, awarding 15 marks per judge, demonstrating the tricks and combination of tricks including fluidity and effortless looking transitions to their performance including, but not limited to, floor work, acro balance and circus skills

The performances displayed a huge range of emotions and storytelling with masses of heart, soul and passion expressed in these amazing aerial performances, that this growing community is displaying

The organisation is honoured that all these competitors came to compete from across the country and each year the competition just gets fiercer and we are excited to see double the amount of men competing this year from 2013

Congratulations go to Dawid Skowronek (Sk Da) on becoming the new Mr Pole Fitness UK 2014, a well deserved win and to Sam Willis for an incredible performance and 2nd place and in 3rd place Michael Donohoe

Congratulations go to the Doubles winners, the Walker sisters Kristina and Heather who also took the Best Tricks award, with an incredible close second by, Doctor of Psychology, Kat Bailey and her pole student Danielle Haynes, coming joint winners but taking second place as Heather and Kristina just skimming past them by 1.5 points in their tricks category

Our congratulations also go to Yvette Dusol on being the new proud owner of the Miss Pole Dance UK Crown, where we are sure her glory will now continue to flourish beyond her imagination

Yvette already a professional performer with a circus based background, will now be invited to represent the UK in the World Pole Dance - World Pole Sport & fitness championships in China.

Yvette Dusol has been a professional performer since a very young age and travels the world performing aerial hoop, silks and contortion. She started pole dancing only 2 years ago and it is now her passion in life, and any spare time she gets is spent on a pole. Her ultimate goal is to one day become a World Champion pole dancer.

More information is expected to be released regarding the forth coming World championships on- April 11th & 12th  in Beijing, where Pole Passion will be the hosts once more on a global scale, inviting the first and second placed finalist of Miss Pole Dance UK to represent the UK

Mr Yung Biao of China Pole Dance who will be co-hosting the event, has been studying English to prove better communications between Pole Passion and the head of World Pole Dance and originator Kay Penney, to make this a reality in 2015.


Miss Pole Dance UK 2014 Females Category

Best Tricks – Yvette Dusol
Best Costume – Charlotte Robertson
Best Entertainer – Heather Walker

 1st     – Yvette Dusol 151.5

2nd     – Charlotte Robertson 147

3rd      - Amy Williams 143

Felicity Logan - 141
Yvette Austin - 130
Amy Cowles – 106.5
Katherine White - 137
Hannah Kaynes - 106
Leah Rose - 116.5
Heather Walker - 120
Rose-aLisa - 75
Kristina Walker – 139.5
Mr Pole Fitness UK 2014
Best Tricks – Sam Willis
Best Costume – Marcin Miller
Best Entertainer – Nat Lamptey
1st  – Dawid Skowronek 115 (tricks 49)

2nd – Sam Willis 112 (tricks 52)

 3rd – Michael Donohoe 112

Sam King - 101
Jack Scott Lee - 70
Nat Lamptey - 75
Marcin Miller - 103
Paulo Casper - 47
Theo Robertson - 93
Paul Bickerton - 90

Miss Pole Dance UK 2014 Synchronised Doubles

Best Tricks – Kristina Walker and Heather Walker
Best Costume – Kristina Walker and Heather Walker
Best Entertainer – Kat Bailey and Danielle Haynes

1st – Kristina Walker and Heather Walker - 140.5 (tricks 60.5)

2nd  – Kat Bailey and Danielle Haynes - 140.5 (tricks 58)

3rd  – Rose-a Lisa and Zoe Jayne Ednay - 122

Angela Hawkes & Zorena Roe - 114
Ricia & Serena – 95.5
Melissa Sidiki & Timonie George - 113
Ambassadors of Pole Award

Additional Award – also created for the pole fitness and dance industry, last year by the Miss Pole Dance UK organisation. The first time in History ‘Ambassadors to Pole Award,’ whereby contributors to the health and safety and development of professional Pole throughout the world are awarded and officially recognised by their piers and the Miss Pole Dance UK and World Pole Dance Organisation.

This years nominations were

Millie Robson - Pole Photographer
Donna Gant - Master Trainer Trainer
Bendy Kate - World Pole Dance Champion
Emma Haslam O'Toole - Britain's Got Talent 2014
Sam Remmer - PDC
Steve Penney - RPole Fitness
Dan Rosen – Got To Dance 2014, Mr Pole Fitness UK 2013 Champion
Laura Ashton - Spinny TBags, Everything Pole Dancing

Kay Penney her self was also recognised in the line up this year by the other members of the MPD UK organisation

AMBASSADORS Pole Dance & Fitness AWARD New Industry award created by Miss Pole Dance and World Pole  Sport & Fitness Championships People are awarded this status by giving either their time or money or both to the community in the way of helping out, by either contribution, judging, coaching, being a mentor, supporting competitors and others, developing the training, developing the knowledge, promoting the talented and educating all etc.

Naturally the list of people is extensive and the public, students and fellow polers are requested to send in their nominations
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To learn more about this competition, please contact

Kay Penney, Media Relations
Pole Passion Ltd
West Sussex
office: 01293 888200 / mobile 07921948606

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