Saturday, 25 April 2015

The results World Pole Sport & Fitness 2015 China Beijing 12th April

World Pole Sport & fitness – World Pole Dance Champions 2015 CHINA Beijing
‘Opening Closed Minds’
Promoting the ambitious and talented, celebrating the artistry, story and power of the pole

1st Galina Musina RUSSIA –
2nd Polina Volchek RUSSIA –
3rd Anna Chigarina RUSSIA –

1st Dimitry Politov RUSSIA –
2nd Filipe  Nendoza Perez  CHILE –

1st Lisette & Terri – IRELAND
2nd Hannan Antonova &
Andrii Kopyniak – UKRIANE -
3rd Kayleen Ortiz &
Emmanuel Ignacio – PHILIPPINES -

Monday, 20 April 2015

Kay Penney interview from Dani from Brazil April 2015 after World Pole Dance China

Interview Kay Penney founder Pole Passion 2001, Miss Pole Dance UK 2005, World Pole Dance 2009

Hi my friend!! It's me, Dani, from Brazil, with some questions: 20th April 2015

1 - How was the beginning in Pole Dance? when did you decide to do it?
A.    I first found pole dance at a social gathering, a  party, many many years ago. The very first time I had a go I immediately loved it – I was free and able to express myself, through dance and movement on an around the pole, dancing to the music and using the pole as my dance partner.
From the very first moment I was addicted and wanted to practice more.  At that time in 2001 there was no pole fitness, only exotic pole dancing in gentlemen’s clubs where women would dance for men. For me I danced for myself totally oblivious of onlookers. I could connect with the pole using it as a metaphor of strength, power and support, being able to block out my challenges of a young mother struggling to cope with three young children, feeling worthless, over weight and powerless.
Pole gave me an inner confidence that no other sport or dance gave me at that most vulnerable time of my life. At age 32 this was a changing moment in my life and I then started to receive private lessons for many months learning to become stronger on and around the pole.  As a former dancer and fitness enthusiast pole incorporated all the elements of excitement and challenge I was looking for at that time

2 -How is your day ? Always many things to do ?
A.    My day is extremely busy, yet my drie and ambition for the pole does not make this painful. I have now three grown beautiful children, Leanna aged 20, Alan aged 19 and Sam who is more dependent on me aged 14.  I focus on their self development and goal setting as well as my own 
I work full time always pretending its part time but the hours I put into the business are long yet very rewarding. I now have a fabulous team of six office staff and over 36 Pole Passion instructors and apprentices who directly work under my guidelines and ethos as our business has developed so much over the last 15 years yet feel it is still in its infancy, with so much still to achieve, conquer and share world wide

3 - In your free time, what do you like to do ?
A.    My free time away from Pole Passion, Miss Pole Dance and World Pole Dance I love to go to the gym, I find stretching an excellent way to help with relaxation, keeping focused and flexible in and out of the office.  I love to socialise with my ‘non’ pole friends who keep me sane in this rapidly developing pole world.  Unfortunately they are proud to introduce me as a pole dancer!!  So do I ever get time away from Pole ?? – I love my family and love to travel and would love to visit the health spa and beaches for my free time where I feel the benefit of the sunshine and hands on massage. I love to learn and love people so naturally I study psychology, learning more and more about the human kind, what motivates people and what people really want in all cultures.  I love to travel and learn about different mindsets based on their beliefs and attitudes. I also like to watch crime investigation and detective  programmes

4 - How is the Pole Dance in England? Is it famous? tell me.
A.    Pole dancing for sport is developing very quickly in the UK. We accredited our teacher training programmes with the UK and European governments and exercise of fitness professionals in 2006 and now we are in very exciting times of innovation and pioneering pole fitness throughout the world – Pole Passion is leading this sport and artistry, with acknowledging both the sexy and fitness providing a professional training programme for all, progressing and adapting each step of the way.  This was a lengthy and painful process initially in the UK, with many professionals telling us it will never happen, that many gyms will not accept it and if they do, it will not last.  Always with the true belief it will last and that our training has all the components of fitness therefore we are true to the professional standards and our comprehensive  and varied programmes
The industry is growing very rapidly and each month we bring out new moves and new programmes to accommodate all

5 - Tell me more about World Pole Sport & Fitness - World Pole Dance. 
A.    World Pole Dance was born in 2009, The industry was looking towards me to provide a professional platform to support National Pole Dance Champions, a place of progression and to further connect everyone world wide .  At the time there was no place for the National champions to go.  Following on many years of successful Miss Pole Dance UK and Miss Pole Dance Australia our two competitions were ruling and dominating the world at that time in the competition arena.  We Pole Passion (UK) & Bobbies studio (Australia)  Vanessa, Bobbie, Felix, Miss Poledance (Newzland)  Amy, Miss Pole Dance (Canada) Tammy Morris, Miss Pole Dance Russia, Elena Shishkova, Miss Pole Dance Budapest, Alma Pirner, all had the same ethos and ideas about supporting their competitors.  World Pole Dance for me was an idea to promote the ambitious world wide and support the talented individuals and a place to share different cultures on and around the pole on a worlds platform – social media has really helped with this dream enabling us to connect on a daily basis

6 - About the movements on Pole Dance, is there some hardest ?
A.    The tricks and transitions of Pole moves are innovating all the time, each month in the UK we seem to have a new combination and or a new trick emerging every month – this is what makes it so exciting and challenging- there is something for everyone, even people with disabilities or physical or mental challenges.  I love to support people who have challenges for me the pole is their prop they can connect too without the fear of being wrongly judged

7 - About Food, What do you like? 
A.    For me I  like healthy food, fruit and salads are my favourites, free from preservatives so making my own food is important to me and my family We like to cook  fresh greens and live food with very little meats is my favourite

8 - Do you remember about your first class on Pole Dance? Tell me.
A.     When I started pole there were no structured pole classes as we have now, only exotic dance such as lap dancing, pole dancing and striptease. I learnt my first few moves from an exotic dancer who I found advertising how to learn to lap, strip and pole dance in 3 hours, I found I was a natural and she asked me,’ why arnt you in the gentleman’s clubs you would make a fortune?’  This was not my focus although I was extremely flattered t the time

9 - Tell me more about your life in Brighton. what do you like,  cool places to visit, things like that.
A.     Brighton England is an awesome place to be, cosmopolitan and open minded, the perfect place for me to start up pole dancing  in 2001, for women’s empowerment confidence, fitness and fun (our motto) without the fear of being labelled a stripper or prostitute, which was so stereotypical 15 years ago

10  About the flexibility in Pole Dance. Is it hard to do? 
 A, The beauty of pole is that you can make it as hard or as easy as you like, there is always something to challenge yourself with, whether it be a new move or  new combination of moves.  To advance on the pole yes you need to be flexible both on and off the pole. I like to include flexibility training in the programmes from an early beginning This is not only good for pole but also for good maintenance ad well being  of the body

11 - Do you like to use cosmetics?
A.         Yes I like to use cosmetics.  I am a qualified beauty therapist in my life before pole so health and well being and beauty products are an important part of my life .I can go many days without makeup but I love also to be adventurous with makeup too. Theatrical makeup in particular is something of interest to me as I have a theatrical and performance based background too

12 - About your style, what do you like to wear ?
A.    As a child I never followed fashion, my mother used to dress me in boys clothes (my brothers hand me downs) so for me I was never able to follow fashion.  I did however have a reputation with my family and friends that I could always make something look stylish, sexy and glamourous
My daughter however is very much into fashion and design, having studied it at college and now she has become my fashion guru.  I like to look professional and stylish yet as an action woman, who is always on the go, I need to be comfortable and confident prepared for all eventualities

13 - Leave a message, whatever.
A.    For me pole fulfils all my needs. My love to connect and help, likeminded people, who focus on their own self-development and growth, to continue to create a thriving community with likeminded motivated, individuals who also love and care about others development

I would like to thank you about it. Count on me always!! Kisses!!
Many thanks for your questions

Best wishes
Living & sharing the Passion on the Pole

Kay Penney – Chairwoman  & creator World Pole Dance Federation & Pole Passion Ltd

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Pole Passion Grading 4th July 2015 - Burgess Hill

Pole Passion ~ Student & Instructor Grading System

Pole Passion Grading 4th July 2015
Pole Passion - Burgess Hill
Places for People (New Name) - FREE parking (Triangle Leisure Centre)

Spin and Pole studio
Triangle WayBurgess HillSussexRH15 8WA

Order of the day
1.30 - 2.00 room set up
2.00 - 2.30 music and payment registration
2.30 START
4.30 ish finish - dependant on how many grading
4.30 - 5.30 -Pole Jam
5.00 - 6.00 Continual Professional Development - staff –

10 healthy snacks for post pole workouts by Pole Passion

Whether you are a complete beginner on the pole or an advanced trickster, the chances are you may want a bite to eat before or after your pole fitness, pole exercise or pole dance lesson

So let’s think healthy snacks full of protein, for after the session, which is actually more important for the body to help repair the muscle tissues and replenish glycogen stores which are very often depleted after a strenuous workout around the pole

Some top snacks that don’t take too long to prepare

1. Tropical fruit mix – This can be bought already prepared
Blend  ½ a handful of each: macadamia nuts, dried coconut, dark chocolate chips for that added treat and dried banana chips.

2. Banana milk shake
One medium sliced banana with 1 cup low fat milk – blended together

3. Peanut Butter & Banana on Rice Cakes
Try a healthy peanut butter and banana sandwich. Instead of bread, try your peanut butter on two brown rice cakes

4. Hummus and Pita bread
Another great carbohydrate and protein combination: Hummus and whole wheat pita. Hummus, a dip made from puréed chickpeas.

5. Low Fat Yogurt & Fresh or Frozen Berries
Protein makes sense after a workout, since it contains amino acids that help build muscle. Your muscles are depleted of amino acids after a workout, so you need an adequate supply of protein to help build them up.

6. Whole Wheat Pitta with Tuna
Warm the pitta in a toaster and fill with cucumber, chopped into tuna and placed in your pitta, add salad and chopped tomatoes and or chopped fresh peppers for that added crunch

7. Turkey & Cheese with Apple Slices
If you are trying to skip bread then just spread the cheese over the turkey and add sliced apples for that added crunch

8. Protein Shake mixed or blended with Banana
A protein shake made from whey protein, water, and half a banana is a great choice, since your body quickly turns it into energy.

9. Scrambled egg mixed with chopped herbs and chopped onion

10. A fresh bowl of chopped cucumber, feta cheese, tomatoes and advocado

11. Sliced Apple dipped in home made

Remember to always keep hydrated too so increase your water intake before, during (sips) and after pole.

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Thursday, 12 March 2015


In April 2015 Pole Passion will be travelling to China with a  team of professionals and pole dance athletes to Co host the prestigious World Pole Dance Championships event on the 11th & 12th of April, globally promoting the worlds most ambitious & talented in pole sport and dance fitness performance


Bendy Kate
Daniel Rosen
Charlotte Robertson
Lisette Krol & Terri Walsh
Kat Bailey & Daniella Haynes
Sam Willis
Yvette Du Sol
Lorna Walker
Donna Gant
Michael Donohoe
Liam Walker

Kay Penney
Steve Penney

Sue Thompson
Sisi Zheng

We will be offering fantastic opportunities for master classes & workshops with the World Champion Bendy Kate who will be travelling from the UK for this prestigious event
We will also be sharing knowledge through our Internationally recognised Skills Active Endorsed and REPs accredited Pole Fitness Instructor training, Foundation and Advanced Teacher Training courses.

This event looks to be yet another massive progression across the Globe for Pole Fitness Professionals and has high expectations following on from previous World championships hosted in Jamaica 2009, Switzerland 2010, 2013 Budapest 2011/12 & the UK last year 2014

We have competitors travelling from all over the world to attend this event from countries including: Russia, Ukraine, France, USA, Poland, Columbia, Norway, Cyprus, Hungary, Argentina, Taiwan and many more

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

PRESS RELEASE Pole Sport & Fitness World Championships set for China Beijing April 2015

PRESS RELEASE  - World Pole Dance Championships 2015 World Pole Sport & Fitness CHINA BEIJING & TEIJIN

By Kay Penney
APRIL 2015

Pole Passion, UK, based Pole Fitness Company, is set to host the next World Pole Dance championships in China, Beijing & Tianjin on 11th & 12th April 2015
Over 50 men and women National competitors  and 10 professional international pole fitness and dance judges will be descending over the  Friday and Saturday.
Countries included in this international sporting event includes, New Zealand, Belarus, Cyprus, Brazil, Japan, all of Europe, Ireland, Australia, Argentina, Indonesia, Taiwan, China, United Kingdom, Italy Philippines Russia and Ukraine.
Kay Penney Owner of founder of Pole Passion in 2001 and World Pole Dance in 2005 initiating the World Pole Dance Federation, will be collaborating with China’s leading Pole Fitness Company; China Pole Dance, headed by Mr Fing Yuan.  Fing, a former Lawyer, and Kay have been working together formulating this China Pole Sport & Dance championships for over 2 years where they have been sharing and connecting ideas and theories working closely with the cultural and economic challenges of all the competitors worldwide  to coordinate this spectacular event

Kay will be taking over a dedicated UK team of 11 professional competitors in pole sport and dance athletics representing the UK & Ireland including the current World champion ‘Bendy’ Kate Czepulkowski (Females division UK 2014) and Sam Willis (Mr Pole Fitness UK runner up 2014) including Daniel Rosen (Mr Pole fitness UK Champion 2013) Yvette Dusol (Miss Pole Dance UK National Champion 2014) along with 2013 Female Miss Pole Dance UK Champion and Doubles tricks champions Kat Humphrey & Danielle Haynes. Joining them will be a team of 4 including a Chinese Translator who will be supporting Kay with the communication and delivery of the International Teacher Training courses she has written.

The closed, semi finals for the females, the most attended and popular category, will be taking place in Tianjin on  11th April where 11 other competitors will be selected to join Polina Volchez, last year’s runner up, Natalia Tatarintsva, 2013- 2014 World Champion and Fi Yuan, who will be the chosen champion representing China in the female finals

Each contestant for the finals, from the three categories Men's (9 competitors), synchronised doubles (10 pairs) and females (14 competitors) have to compete a demanding series of combinations incorporating pole tricks, spins, poses transitions between 5-6minutes on two stainless steel poles, one static and one spinning, both creating different dynamics and techniques on and around the pole. The doubles will be performing on two static poles

9 International judges including the very first World Champion Reiko Suemune from Japan, which was the first documented World Pole Dance Championships in 2005 will be  judging  the three categories
Each contestant will be marked
10 marks for the presentation of their routine, including costumes and props enhancing their artistic performance element and storytelling, many contestants bringing in their ancient art and countries history to their presentations.
10 marks for the dance and fitness performance section which includes 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 and full stage, creating height and depth to their dance and acrobatic performances
15 marks demonstrating the tricks and combination of tricks including fluidity and effortless transitions to their performance  including, but not limited to, floor work, acro balance and circus skills.  Unique styles and moves are awarded more marks

Additional awards are also awarded on the day of Best costume, Best Tricks and the Most Entertaining award for each of the three categories
Last year China competitors ,
Meng Yifan & Zhong Qianie, were awarded the Best Costume Award in the doubles category and Fang Yi in the female singles category too

For the first time in History the World Pole Dance Federation will also be organising Master Classes from the 2014 World Champions from the UK – Bendy Kate, Kristian Lebedev, Russia and Polina Volchez - Russia

2015 World Pole Sport & Fitness
Additional Awards -


Additional Awards -
Additional Awards -

2014 winners
WINNER FOR GOLD - Kate Czepulkowski - UNITED Kingdom
SECOND PLACE - Polina Volchek – RUSSIA
THIRD PLACE - Tatyana V Gordiyenko - UKRAINE
2014 final competitor list
Galina Musina – RUSSIA
Hanna Antonova – UKRAINE
Valeria Bonalume – ITALY
Alessandra Rancan – BRAZIL
Fang Chunyan – CHINA
Elena Kravchenko – UKRAINE
Felicity Logan - UNITED KINGDOM
Ekaterina Guseva – RUSSIA
Margit Deak – HUNGARY
Mona Arbinger - AUSTRIA

Ambassadors of Pole Award
Additional Award – also created for the pole fitness and dance industry. 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 World Pole Dance Federation.
Mr Fing Yung Biao, the head of China Pole Dance; a qualified Lawyer, who now dedicates his time in supporting and professionalising the sport and the national competition in China, has shown considerable attention to the World Pole Dance championships for the last four years and is working hard with the run up to the competition, posing a serious bid to host the largest Pole Dance Championships in the world.
Mr Yung Biao 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.

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To learn more about this competition, please contact
Kay Penney, Media Relations
Pole Passion Ltd
West Sussex
RH10 7QE
Office: 01293 888200 / mobile 07921948606 or 07753585054

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Increased Muscle Strength
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Reduce stress levels
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