Sunday 19 November 2023

What to buy a pole dancer for Christmas


What’s on your Christmas Present list ? 

(Pass on to your loved ones !!) 😘

🎁 Unveiling the Perfect Presents for Passionate Pole Dancers 🎁

Are you seeking the ideal gifts for that special pole dancer in your life? Look no further! Whether they're a beginner or a seasoned pro, here's a curated list of gifts guaranteed to light up their dance world and keep them spinning with joy!

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1. **Pole-Dance Shorts:** Enhance their performance and comfort with specialised pole dance shorts. Designed to provide flexibility, grip, and confidence during intricate maneuvers, these shorts are a must-have in any pole dancer's wardrobe.

2. **Grip Aid:** Grip is key in pole dancing! Consider gifting specialised grip aids like Dew point pole grip, dry hands, or Mighty Grip to help them maintain a secure grip while executing challenging moves, ensuring their performance remains smooth and effortless.

3. **Pole Lessons:** Elevate their skills with in-person or virtual pole lessons!for group or 121 tailored sessions that cater to their level, helping them refine techniques, build strength, and master new moves.

Prices start as low as £10 for group sessions ! 

Text Kay on 07753585054 for a gift voucher 

4. **Online Lesson Subscriptions:** For the pole enthusiast who loves convenience, an online lesson subscription is a fantastic gift! Choose the Pole Passion platform offering a variety of instructional videos, catering to different levels and styles, allowing them to learn and practice at their own pace.

USE THE DISCOUNT CODE : KAY5LD for further discounts online! 

5. **Energy Bars & Snacks:** Fuel their passion with nutritious energy bars or snacks! Pole dancing demands physical endurance, and these snacks provide the needed boost to keep their energy levels up during rigorous practice sessions.

6. **Massage Sessions:** Treat them to a relaxing massage session! Pole dancing can be physically demanding, and a rejuvenating massage will help ease muscle tension, reduce soreness, and ensure they stay in top form for their next dazzling performance.

Prices start at £25 for. 30 minute back neck and shoulder massage 

7. ** Budapest Pole Camp 2024**

5 days in Budapest with like minded ladies training to their next level 

Just £675GBP for accommodation and all 20 hrs worth of lessons 

Just organise your flights and you’re there let us organise the rest

Contact Kay on what’s app 

07753585054 for a voucher and or more information 

 🎄 This holiday season, make your favourite pole dancer's dreams come true by selecting from this carefully curated list of gifts tailored to ignite their passion and support their journey in the enchanting world of pole dancing.

Remember, the best gifts are those that speak to their dedication and love for pole dancing, nurturing their talent and enhancing their experience every spin of the way! 🌟




Sunday 5 November 2023

Did you know?

 Did you know? -

We have been running annual international pole and aerial camps since 2007

Check out Budapest Pole and aerial camp 2024 - It is the cheapest and best value-for-money camp around the world

The whole Pole syllabus is now online -

add the discount code in the checkout - KAY5LD

The Ultimate pole syllabus is now online - discount code KAY5LD

The whole Pole syllabus is now online -

add the discount code in the checkout - KAY5LD

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Beginner to super advanced moves

Intermediate Pole Lesson Plan Example, from trainee instructor - Pole Passion Instructor Training 2023


Intermediate Pole Lesson Plan Example from trainee instructor 

Introduction of Instructor to Students

  • Ask everyone how they are
  • Ask if anyone has any injuries, past or present - then explore further (adapt the class if necessary)
  • Go through what I have planned for the lesson
  • Make sure everyone is familiar with the venue and emergency procedures
  • Make sure everyone can be hydrated during the class


  • Light jog, heel kicks, high knees, star jump three times round the room or on the spot
  • Move neck up and down and left and right, whilst walking on the spot
  • Roll shoulders back and then forward x 8
  • Arms out big circles, circles elbows, circle wrists and hands x 8 each way
  • Side bends, torso rotation in a standing position
  • Hip circles, one leg hip circles  x 8 each way
  • Knee circles, ankle circles, point and flex feet x 8 each way
  • Moving Downward dog, heels to floor x 8
  • Triangle legs, lean to the floor to stretch, move up and down in a lunge position, opening the hip flexors

Pole Conditioning

From the Floor

  • 30-second static plank
  • 10 abdominal crunches
  • 10 push-ups (on knees or feet)
  • 10 tricep dips (sitting with arms extended backward)
  • 10 goblet squats (with kettlebell if available)

On the Pole

  • Pole lunges, 8 each side, holding the pole
  • Tucks, 5 each side using the inverted grip
  • Shoulder shrugs from the hang tough
  • Climb pole and down alternating using both legs
  • Leg squats facing and holding the pole, with a straight back
  • Pogo pole, explosive lifts into the air, holding and facing the pole


Pole stand

  • Regression to hang tough
  • Progression to kylie pose

Pole sit

  • Regression, move legs to sit position and back to floor straight away
  • Progression to lean back, using straight arms and staying on the pole for longer

If above are easily achieved progress to T pose of pole stand and pole sit, one handed then to no hands

Chair spin

  • Regression to front hook spin
  • Progression to chair spin one leg extended, two leg extended and variations of leg positions 


  • Step and glide into back hook spin
  • Back hook spin onto knee landing into a back arch
  • Put the above two together
  • Carousel spin to chair spin
  • Carousel spin to attitude spin (ankle)

Cool down

  • Arm across chest pull in
  • Arm overhead hold the elbow
  • Hold the pole and turn away with the straight arm
  • Wrist, extension of wrist position, either hold with opposing hand or use the pole
  • Pole hold and sit away
  • Forward fold hang
  • Standing triangle hold


  • What did you enjoy about today's class?
  • What are you proud of?
  • What did you find difficult
  • Any questions?

For more information about becoming an accredited Pole fitness Instructor please visit or email us at

How to introduce yourself to a new pole fitness class; new instructors

As a new instructor for a pole fitness class, it's important to create a safe and welcoming environment. 

Here's a general outline of what you can say at the beginning of your class:

1. Introduction: Start by introducing yourself and sharing your qualifications and experience in pole fitness. - keep this brief and not too self-serving!!

2. Welcome and Icebreaker: Greet the participants with a warm welcome and perhaps a brief icebreaker to help everyone get to know each other.

3. Studio and Venue Guidelines:

   a. Explain the layout of the studio and the location of emergency exits.

   b. Mention any specific rules or guidelines for the studio, such as the use of equipment and props.

   c. Address the importance of keeping personal belongings secure during the class.

   d. Request that participants turn off or silence their mobile phones to minimise distractions.

   e. Make sure everyone knows where the toilets and changing facilities are.

4. Health and Safety Guidelines:

   a. Emphasise the importance of warming up before starting any pole exercises to prevent injuries. - This can be done during the warmups too!

   b. Mention the availability of first aid supplies and the location of the first aid kit.

   c. At the beginning of the class, encourage participants to inform you of any injuries, medical conditions, or limitations they may have.

   d. Stress the importance of staying hydrated during the class and provide water breaks as needed.

   e. Discuss proper attire for the class, including the use of grip aids, if required.

   f. Explain that participants should perform exercises at their own pace and within their comfort zone to avoid injury.

   g. Remind participants to communicate any discomfort or pain during the class.

5. Demonstrate Exercises: Begin with a demonstration of basic pole fitness moves, emphasising correct form and technique.

6. Questions and Concerns: Open the floor for any questions or concerns from the participants regarding the guidelines or the class in general.

7. Have Fun: Encourage everyone to have fun, enjoy the class, and support each other throughout the session.

Remember to be approachable, empathetic, and attentive to your students' needs. It's important to create a safe and inclusive atmosphere where participants feel comfortable sharing their concerns and experiences.

for more information about Pole Passion Pole fitness classes, instructor training, pole camps, competitions and events, visit

Leaders and innovators of Pole Fitness since 2001

Why is an effective warmup important before any pole fitness class ?

An effective warm-up before a pole fitness class that heavily involves the upper body is essential for several reasons:
 1. Injury Prevention: Warming up increases blood flow to muscles, making them more pliable and reducing the risk of strains and sprains. 
 2. Improved Performance: A proper warm-up can enhance muscle flexibility and joint mobility, which can lead to better performance during pole fitness exercises. 
 3. Enhanced Muscle Function: Warming up primes your muscles and nervous system, making them more responsive and efficient for the movements you perform. 
 4. Mental Preparation: A warm-up also helps mentally prepare you for the class, increasing focus and concentration. For a pole fitness warm-up targeting the upper body, consider including moves such as:

 1. Arm Circles: Forward and backward arm circles to increase shoulder joint mobility. 
 2. Shoulder Rolls: Gentle shoulder rolls to reduce tension in the upper back and shoulders. 
 3. Push-Ups: Modified or full push-ups using the pole to engage the chest and triceps. 
 4. Planks: Holding a plank position to engage core and upper body muscles. This can be done on the floor or diagonal planks using the pole. 
 5. Shoulder Stretches: Stretching the shoulders and chest to improve flexibility. 
 6. Wrist and Hand Stretches: Stretching the wrists and hands to prepare for gripping the pole. 
 7. Light Pole Spins: Performing slow and controlled spins on the pole to get used to the grip and motion.

 Your warmups can include the pole too. Always start with gentle movements and gradually increase intensity to avoid overexertion. Tailor your warm-up to the fitness level of the group and the specific activities you'll be doing in your pole fitness class. Make sure you have used all the muscles you intend to use in your class, which is pretty much all of the muscles of the body :)) 

 For more information about Pole fitness, events, pole camps, and competitions, visit  Leaders and innovators in Pole fitness since 2001

Saturday 4 November 2023

Professional Pole Cleaning for competition poles


At Pole Passion we take pole cleaning during our events and competitions very seriously.

Health and safety is paramount
Here is a short clip on how we recommend the floor to rigging pole is cleaned

Note - 2 cloths, avoid touching the cleaned section of the pole, make sure the whole section of the pole is cleaned

Many thanks to Amy White - Pole Passion Bognor for this demo

For more info about our events and competitions visit   and

Friday 3 November 2023

Introduction to the world of pole fitness and entrepreneurship - by Pole Passion UK

Unveiling the Empowering Journey of Female Entrepreneurs in Pole Fitness: Eye-opening Insights from 2006 Research conducted by Kay Penney of Pole Passion Ltd

Female entrepreneurs have always been a source of inspiration for many, breaking stereotypes and shattering glass ceilings in various industries. However, in a male-dominated field like fitness, women entrepreneurs have faced even greater challenges. This is where pole fitness comes in.
In 2006, a groundbreaking research study shed light on the empowering journey of female entrepreneurs in the pole fitness industry. The study explored the motivations, challenges, and successes of these women, providing a comprehensive view of their experiences. In this blog post, we will delve into the insights from the 2006 research study, revealing the inspiring stories of female entrepreneurs in pole fitness, and the lessons we can learn from them. Get ready to be empowered by these women who have defied the odds and made a significant impact in the world of fitness.

In recent years, pole fitness has gained immense popularity as a unique and empowering form of exercise. What was once perceived as solely a seductive dance form has transformed into a powerful outlet for personal growth, self-expression, and physical strength. However, what many may not realise is the significant entrepreneurial journey that numerous female entrepreneurs embark upon within the pole fitness industry.

In the research, we gain valuable knowledge about the challenges faced, the triumphs achieved, and the strategies employed by these remarkable women to carve a niche for themselves in a highly competitive market.

At Pole Passion fitness, we revolutionised the pole industry, at a time in 2006, there was not such a thing as pole fitness!!
Kay Penney who was not only passionate about her craft but also driven by the desire to create a safe and inclusive space where individuals of all backgrounds and ages, can explore and embrace their strengths in a new form of movement.
'We wholeheartedly believe in the transformative power of pole fitness, both physically and mentally, and are dedicated to sharing this empowering experience with others all over the world.'

From the inception of Pole Passion and the other few businesses at that time, to the now, daily operations and challenges faced, these female entrepreneurs exhibit a remarkable blend of determination, creativity, and resilience. They constantly navigate through the complexities of building a brand, marketing their services, and fostering a supportive community while challenging societal stereotypes and misconceptions associated with pole fitness.
By uncovering the insights gained from Pole Passion's  2006 research, we hope to inspire and empower individuals to pursue their passions, break barriers, and create their own successful ventures within the dynamic realm of pole fitness.

We now actively run Instructor Training courses for all
It is now possible to become an accredited Pole Fitness  & Hoop Fitness Instructor, to run your own successful license with the Pole Passion realm and hold your head up high empowering others as you were once empowered

Check out our website for more information, not only about the journey taken but to find out more about the empowering journey taken 

Ready to take the next step? -  sign up to our courses and explore the wealth of up to date knowledge created over the last two decades

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Saturday 2 September 2023

How to win a pole dance competition

To win a pole dance competition, it's important to put in consistent and dedicated practice.
Here are some tips to help you prepare for a Miss Pole Dance UK competition at any level:

1. Technique: Focus on mastering the fundamentals of pole dance, including proper grip, body alignment, and transitions between moves. Take classes from experienced instructors who can provide guidance and feedback.

2. Choreography: Creativity is key in pole dance competitions. Develop a unique and engaging routine that showcases your strengths and highlights your individual style. Choose music that complements your choreography and brings out your personality.

3. Strength and Flexibility: Pole dance requires strength, flexibility, and body control. Incorporate regular strength training exercises and stretching routines into your practice regimen to improve your overall athleticism and execution of moves.

4. Performance Skills: Work on your stage presence and performance skills. Focus on facial expressions, body language, and connecting with the audience. Practice performing your routine multiple times to build confidence and polish your presentation. May be at this stage get someone to be honest with you about your routine, with a view to constant improvement.

5. Mental Preparation: Stay focused, positive, and confident throughout your training and competition journey. Visualise yourself performing your routine flawlessly, and use positive affirmations to boost your self-belief. Manage any pre-competition nerves by practicing deep breathing exercises or meditation techniques, as they really do help.

Remember, winning isn't everything.

Enjoy the process,

Embrace the challenges, and 

Celebrate your progress along the way. 

Wishing you all Good luck!

Kay Penney

founder Miss Pole Dance UK

Thursday 17 August 2023

How to write a competition bio Miss Pole Dance UK / Mr Pole Fitness UK

 How to write a Miss Pole Dance UK / Mr Pole fitness UK pole dance competition bio

One of the first questions many people ask is - Should a bio be written in ​​the first person (referring to yourself as  I) or third person (using your name)?

At Miss Pole Dance UK - we like it written in third person, but it’s not incorrect if you use first person

Keep it short and make your biography interesting (there are many read out on the day of the competition) so make it punchy and informative! Feel free to add in the odd funny comment to keep your audience interested 

How long should my bio be?

Anything between 40-100 words is good

Introduce yourself

  • Your name, this may be different from your real name, so make sure you have informed the organisers of this name change

  • Your location 

  • Which pole school will you be representing

Be genuine and truthful and mention your other experience if you have some and don't be afraid to say it's your first competition too!

Add in your current goals, where do you see yourself in the future

Mention your profession, and how long you have been poling for and if you have any other interesting hobbies

Add in your personality or character you will be using on stage - your bio is an extension of your performance

What is your favourite trick or move or what is your nemesis move (if you have one)

A shout out to those who have helped you create your performance, who and or what inspired your routine and how did you chose your music

Least of all send in your website and social media links - they may not always be read out on the day of the competition but they will be added online for future promotion

Good luck -    Kay Penney

Founder Miss Pole Dance UK 2004 - The UK’s most established national pole dance competition

Friday 19 May 2023

Rpole feedback

"Hello Rpole team my pole was delivered today with no issues; I’m super pleased with it and it fits perfectly in my front room (actually much better than I thought it would).   I just want to say thank you so much for your help. I feel I’ve done nothing but bombard you with questions and you’ve answered every one of them brilliantly.  The service has been excellent from the very first contact and if you have somewhere that you use for reviews please let me know and I’ll be more than happy to leave an excellent review.

Thank you once again, Debbie "

Friday 12 May 2023

Pole Passion pole fitness and dance classes

 Introducing our pole fitness and dance courses in Wakefield, Bognor, Shoreham, Worthing, Newark, Oxted, East Grinstead, Brighton, Crawley, Lewis, Chichester, Littlehampton

4-week intro to pole courses costing approximately £40 for 4 weeks

Unfortunately no refunds for missed classes, however, come and join us at the above venues where we will be gently introducing you to all aspects of pole fitness for empowerment, confidence, fitness & FUN!

This course is for everyone and anyone over 16 years old (some classes teach children too)

No previous experience is necessary

No upper body strength or flexibility needed

Come join us at a Pole Passion venue -

OR FOR THE SUPER NERVOUS or super committed!

Why not try our 121's 

Working at your own pace

At a time to suit you, day or evening 

 4  x 1-hour packages for £100

or a taster session at £25/£35 per hour

Contact us at - or call on 07753585054

Kay Penney Fitness Pole Passion Wakefield

Pole Fitness since 2000
Mum of three inspires others to take up pole fitness 
Now teaching in Wakefield West Yorkshire she continues to empower other mums to take up this challenging sport


What pole to choose - Rpole

There are many different types of poles and qualities of poles on the market to choose from these days. This can be a little daunting when you are looking for your first pole, therefore the team at R-Pole & Pole Passion has come up with the following information to make the buying process a little easier but remember to test the pole before you buy just visit a studio from the list of venues who have been using these poles for years!

Please find below the information on the differences between the poles supplied by Pole Passion and R-Pole. 

The quality of the poles we recommend is to the highest manufacturing and gripping standard available on the market.  Therefore not compromising the quality or safety of you on your pole.

Poles come in a variety of grip diameters

38 mm is ideal for the smallest and medium hand grip and children's hands

42 mm / 45 mm is ideal for the small, medium, and large hand grip

50 mm ideal for the medium and larger hand grip

Poles can be static or spinning or static and spinning

A static pole stays still when you are on it

A spinning pole is a pole that rotates with you on it 

There are different techniques required when using a static pole and a spinning pole and generally for a spinning pole you need additional strength to stay on and you'll need to become accustomed to the many continual rotations! Hence why at Pole Passion we always start beginners on a static pole

Fixed Pole - Floor to Ceiling

This is a traditional style of a pole which is ideal if you are not planning on moving your pole from location to location.  This pole does not need to be regularly checked to see if it has come loose, making this the safest pole on the market. Once it’s up it stays up! Your pole will be screwed into the ceiling and into the floor.
Comes as static or static and spins in a 38mm or a 50mm grip diameter. 

Semi-Removable Poles – Floor to Ceiling

These poles can be fitted with the minimum of tools and expertise. After the pole has had its ceiling fixing installed, the pole can easily be taken down when not in use. Comes as a static pole in 38mm, 42mm, or 50mm. This pole is ideal for fitness classes whereby the fixtures are from the top and bottom.

R-Pole - Free Standing - Gym Studio Class - fully portable & lightweight

With or without mats as these can be bought separately

This Pole is for use anywhere. 

Home, studio, gym, park, fields, gardens, mountains, the list is endless

It is lightweight and portable including an integral safety mat and you have no need to measure ceilings as there are no ceiling fixtures. There is no noisy stage or heavy platform to fall off to. It is designed to be used in a gym environment and has been tested up to 100kg in weight, it also is fully waterproof, which makes it ideal for water pole aerobics and photo shoots!!. This pole comes as a standard 2.5m height but can be cut shorter if required, but can not be made higher! The pole can be one length or split into two pieces, with a seamless connector for ease of portability and transporting from location to location in a car or on public transport, for example. This most popular pole comes only in a static setting.  Travel bags are also available

Garden Pole

This pole is for every pole enthusiast, who loves to pole outdoors. 

It's the pole above!!

UK standards

All our poles are regulated by BS standards and abide by World Pole Dance guidelines for the highest safety standard in the world 

To purchase your pole Speak to your Pole Passion instructor or click the link here - It's an easy 3-step process

  1. Choose your desired hand diameter
  2. Height
  3. Mat/pole colour
Alternatively, email us at -