Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Pole Camp May 2015 presented by Pole Passion

Pole Passion International Retreat 2015 Budapest

After successive years organising our annual Pole Dance Festival and Training week in Jamaica and Europe. Pole Passion are proud to announce the 7th annual International Pole Training Retreat will be held in Budapest, Hungary after a very successful EVENTS in 2012 2013 & 2014.

Our 2015 trainers this year -

WE are delighted to announce our international instructors will be

Barbara Palmaffy -  Hungary - National and World Champion (Doubles & Singles)
Elena Artamonova - Russia - World Champion Finalist, stretch flex and advanced tricks
Ilka Bardoczy - Hungary - National and World Champion (Doubles & Singles)
Manyi Deak - Hungary -  National  and World Champion finalist 2014
Sue Thompson - United Kingdom - Advanced International Instructor trainer and assessor
Kay Penney - United Kingdom - Advanced International Instructor trainer and assessor Founder Pole fitness in the UK
Bella Monnery - United Kingdom-Kickboxing and jogging
Livia Francis - United Kingdom - Body builder and nutritionist
Alma Pirner - Hungary Burlesque and pole choreography founder of pole fitness in Hungary
Yvette Dusol - MPD UK National champion and contortionist 2014
Dawid Skowronek - Mr Pole Fitness UK champion 2014

For 2015 Pole Passion proudly present the opportunity to learn the skills of Pole Dance Performance and sexy confident related dance styles and corresponding fitness classes. A total immersion and relaxing week where you can chill, train, stretch, work on that move you can almost do! while networking, sightseeing this amazing cosmopolitan city and de-stress while giving 100% focus on your own personal development  without the interruption of family, teaching and working.

Dates of this event are:

Pole Fitness International Certification, Accreditation & Instructor Training 2015
Arrive Budapest Thursday 30th April
Teacher Training Level 1 Foundation & Advanced Level 2/3 - Friday 1st 10am to Sunday 3rd May 5.30pm

Holiday Retreat & Pole Camp Conditioning & Training
Budapest 2015

Arrive Budapest Sunday 3rd May
Pole Retreat Training times - Monday 4th May to Friday 8th May
Depart Budapest Friday 8th May

For more information and bookings

Lucy Pole Charity Cup 2014 - Sunday 2nd November

All proceeds to Help the Heros and Mind, Oxfordshire
A great afternoon spent in Crawley just outside of Oxford at the Crawley Mill Industrial Estate. After weeks of hard labour, sweat and tears, the studio was ready.  I was joined by fellow judges Emma Haslam O’Toole this year’s Britain’s Got Talent pole sensation  and Mr Pole Fitness UK finalist, Ian Matthews.
Congratulations go to all the competitors for competing in the second Lucy Pole Cup but also for Lucy, launching her new pole venue.
Despite the cold and damp conditions outside, all the competitors competed brilliantly, with my best costume and makeup award going to the creative Halloween nightmare costume of Evelyn Minall

The Results

Beginner Category

1st - Cerrie Minall
2nd - Katie Hickman

Intermediate Category

1st - Leanne Davey
2nd - Evelyn Minall
3rd - Renata Javor

Advanced Category

1st - Zoe Haslam
2nd - Vikkie Louise Bushnell

Three easy ways to learn a new pole move - every time with Pole Passion pole fitness training provider

Three easy ways to learn a new pole move - every time

What style of learner are you?
Depending on your specific learning style, not all three ways will be easy for you, so choose the best way that suits you specifically

1.  Visually
Watch the move performed by your instructor first focusing on their hand positions, body alignments and feet beginning and landing positions

2.  Auditory
Listen carefully to the instructions given by your instructor. They need to be specific and ask questions if need be so they are specific.

3.  Kinaesthetic
Practice, practice practice  - have a go

For more information on being an Elite Pole Instructor delivering the best classes in the industry visit

The power of a pole hug

The power of a pole hug!

A hug is a good medicine
It transfers energy and gives the person hugged an emotional lift
You need four hugs a day for survival, eight for maintenance, and twelve for growth
It's a form of communication
And something usually shared !

How to Hug
Hugs are a great way to express affection. Hugging shows that you care about a person and that you support that person through good times and bad. However, you want to hug your lover differently than you hug a friend or family member. Read on for some tips on the best ways to hug the people that you care about.

Hugging your new partner

Approach them carefully.
Smile and say some caring words. Make sure that he or she is expecting a hug! It can be awkward if you come up and hug someone out of the blue.
Hugs often happen at celebratory events like birthday parties, graduations, or when two people are reunited after a long absence.

Lean forward and put your two arms around your new partner, pressing the person you are hugging warmly toward you. Lucky you!

If you are a man, her arms should be around your neck, and you should be embracing her around the waist. Keep her in that position for no more than a couple seconds, and let go and soon as she does. Look her in the eyes when you separate and continue the conversation naturally.
If you are the woman, put your arms behind his neck and press your chest lightly against his chest. Let go as soon as he does.

Hugging a Friend

Girls: Close your eyes and think about how much you love your friend when hugging. Press as much as you feel like without squishing your friend. Do not clap the person you're hugging on the shoulders. Some girls think you don't like them if you do it that way.
Guys: Embrace strongly, and clap each other on the top of your backs. If you're having an emotional moment, hold the hug for a brief moment and do not clap each others backs.

Hugging a Lover

Approach your lover and put your hands on his or her shoulders. The experience is just as romantic whether no matter who initiates the hug.

Look your lover in the eyes and say, "I love you." If you want to, tell him or her how much you care and how much you love spending every second together.

Males: Carefully sliding both your hands down from her shoulders, put them on her waist and slide them around her lower back. Put your head on her shoulder and press her towards you for as long as you like.
If you want to, you can give her a small massage with your hands, and try to warm her.
You can also lift her in the air and shift her weight towards you. Girls especially love this one.
When you separate, you can look into your lover's eyes, smile genuinely and, if the situation is fitting, kiss her like you mean it.
Females: Extend your arms toward him and wrap them around his neck and shoulders. Lean as close as possible and press your torso against his.
In situations of extreme intimacy, interlocking your leg in his is appropriate.
Avoid holding your arms below his shoulders and embracing too tightly, even if you're about the same height as he is.

Hugging a Family Member

1 Walk over to your family member. Approach your family member with kind feelings. Obviously, the feelings won't be the same as what you'd feel for a crush, a lover or a close friend (unless you and your family members are also friends).
2 Embrace your family member. Continuing to talk while hugging is okay.


Girls like tight hugs so be sure to squeeze them a little, not too tight though!

Tip for guys- girls especially love it when you come up from behind an wrap you arms round their waist and hug them tight (not too tight though!).

If you're a guy and you're going for a more intimate hug, place your head on her shoulder and kiss her neck gently.

Hugging a lover should last at least a few seconds longer than platonic hugs

Smile, be warm and inviting if you're going to hug your crush.

A good approach in any relationship is to walk up to the person from a few feet away with your arms open.

In a "manly hug", it is common to pat twice on the back before disengaging.

Gently wrap your arms around her neck. If she is tall, then under their arms, but light your head on her chest. Make it romantic but not too romantic.

Unless you've hugged the person before, don't hug without asking first. In addition, use your best judgement in choosing when and where to hug someone. In certain situations you might be embarrassed to be seen hugging someone else.


for FREE hugs visit any of our pole lessons - WWW.POLEPASSION.COM

Kay Penney - 5th November 2015 - Happy Guy Fawkes

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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