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Below, you can read our members articles and fitness pole dance news.

Kings College London Pole Fitness Research 2019

KCL Pole Fitness ResearchDespite the growth of pole dancing over the past few years there is still very little research into the benefits of this amazing, fun exercise. As polers we want to share our love of pole and educate the world about the physical and mental benefits of pole. So if you have a moment please take the time to fill out this survey:

KCL Survey

The survey should take less than 20 minutes to complete. Data will be collected anonymously in an online survey though participants will have the option to add their email to enter into a lottery for 4 x 25 pound amazon vouchers. All data will be kept confidential on locked computers and shared only between the team of researchers (3 students and 1 supervisor).

The findings will be used for internal scientific reports (student's dissertation) and a poster presentation to classmates, and may be published in a scientific journal or presented at a conference.

Read more: Kings College London Pole Fitness Survey

PDC Approved 4 Star Pole Dancing Instructor Kara Bulpitt.

Kara Bulpitt pole dancing instructor
Kara Bulpitt began her pole teaching career in 2009. Kara is a well-respected instructor with considerable industry involvement and contribution. Kara received her 2 references from fellow PDC Approved 4 star pole dancing instructors Emma Nicholson and Katie Whitely. Kara currently runs Opal Dance Studio in Wigan, UK.

PDC Approved 4 star pole dancing instructor Emma Nicholson said "Kara is an extremely motivated and inspiring instructor who endeavours to bring out the best in her students, she has a relaxed, friendly and approachable manner which makes her extremely popular among students and her peers.
As well as teaching and running her studio Kara runs a competition. ‘The Authentics’ stripper- style competition was the first of its kind when it appeared on the pole dance calender around 6 years ago, Kara had a vision and has worked hard to build it up to the huge national event it currently is with numerous regional heats and a huge loyal following that grows each year.

Kara has many years experience within the pole industry and a very good understanding of teaching pole. She is a warm, wonderful person inside and out and I support her Four Star Instructor application."

Read more: PDC Approved 4 Star Pole Dancing Instructor Kara Bulpitt

Inter-University Pole Dance Championships 2019 Events

IUPDC University Pole Championships Logo

South West Regional Heats - Exeter, February 9th 2019, The Exeter Corn Exchange, Market St, Exeter EX1 1BW.
Bath Spa
Exeter (Hosts)

Read more: Inter-University Pole Dance Championships (IUPDC) 2019 Events

Happy 5th Birthday Stages Pole Fitness!

Stages Pole Fitness Pole Performers
In September of 2018, Stages Pole Fitness in Romford hosted their 4th Annual Showcase & Awards event and tied it in with celebrations for their 5th birthday as a pole school. This event has been organised each year to give students the opportunity to share their poling abilities, skills and tricks with their friends & family and is highly anticipated each year!  

This year the show consisted of 15 pole performances including solos, doubles, group pieces and guest performers from around the country. Upon arrival and during the interval, guests were offered refreshments and invited to buy tickets for the charity raffle – the results of which were called just before the finale group piece. Lots of guests won fabulous prizes, sourced from local shops and businesses and a total of £168 was raised for the ‘Make A Wish’ foundation.

Read more: Stages Pole Fitness Showcase 2018

Inter-University Pole Dance Competition 2019

IUPDC University Pole Championships Logo

Welcome to the IUPDC overseen by the National University Pole Association.  The IUPDC is designed to be an inclusive competition to allow university societies and clubs from across the United Kingdom to demonstrate their pole dance skills.

The IUPDC started in 2011 but was officially taken over by the NUPA in 2016.


New for 2019 -Video heats and Semi-Pro Category.

Read more: Inter-University Pole Dance Championships (IUPDC) 2019


Princess K Pole Fitness Showcase
It might have been nearly 9 years in the making but it was well worth the wait …

Saturday 22 September 2018 saw the very first Princess K Fitness Student Showcase!

A fabulously lively theme of “A Night at the Movies” saw 21 of the PKF Pole Dolls along with Guest Poler, the amazing Annie Norris, perform to various, and diverse, movie tunes from Disney’s Be Our Guest through two iconic Bond songs, a Dirty Dancing mix and on to the latest blockbuster, The Greatest Showman.  There was also a special Strut Routine performed by the PKF Instructors to start the Showcase and a very sassy Burlesque Routine featuring the PKF Diva Dolls.

To complete the theme, the hall was decorated with two full-size Oscar statues; a very large perspex Sean Connery; a clapper-board, red carpet and a Hollywood star for the audience to walk over!

Read more: Princess K Pole Showcase "A night at the movies"

Sales Memorandum - Circadian Fitness & Pole Pride Swansea

Circadian Pole Fitness studo

Established Pole Dance Business for Sale.

Owner - PDC Approved 4 star pole dancing instructor Dawn Roberts
Business Address:
2nd Floor
The Mond Building
Union Street

Circadian Fitness Studios pictured left.

Telephone number- 07504124533


The business is an established pole dance studio that offers pole dance classes, parties and private one-to-one and group sessions. The business is situated in central Swansea a 5 minute walk from both the train and bus stations

Read more: Swansea Pole Business For Sale