Tuesday, 13 June 2017

POLEBEAT WINNER 2017 Miss Pole Dance UK Dance Off Free Style championships

POLE BEAT Freestyle pole dance WINNER 2017

Marta Grabowska - 2017

PREVIOUS FREE STYLE POLE BEAT CHAMPIONS

Donna Gant - 2013
Emma Haslam O'Toole - 2014

Rosa Lisa - 2015
Catherine Meadley - 2016





POLEBEAT™

Pole Passion created the very first ‘quick fire’ pole championships in 2013

POLEBEAT® - PoleBeat is a registered Trademark.
PoleBeat Short high energy dance performances 45 second long slots - we chose the music, you improvise the moves out dancing the next competitor in sudden death!! She/he who dares wins in the battle to the trophy.

A high energy, intense, fitness and music based event.
The contestants come to the pole in pairs, chosen by the organisers.
Each contestant performance is preceded by a short  introduction, each contestant in that pair has 45 of music in which to show their ability - repeated for each pair - the crowd reaction is taken into consideration.
Winners in each pair are then paired up and the process starts again.
The music comprises of a series of high energy tracks at a set BPM,the music continues between performances.
A count down will be given to end each performance

The Rules
The contestants must perform a different set of moves each round they perform in - variety will be marked highly.
High energy routines ...Intricate Combos,comedy,entertainment value,Dynamic poses,facial expressions,
body language,endurance and flexibility,cheekiness,sexiness,power,pole stunts,character,attitude,variations,
high speed transitions, fluidity, slow motion, freeze frame, balance, poise, grace, energy and ………. no fear factor

The Scores
Contestants are marked by 3 or more judges on 5 tier criteria
1. Style – costume! Anything goes from pure fitness attire to extreme bodypaint (no nudity)
2. Use of Stage – Stage presence, impression use of stage. Start / Finish on ‘X’
3. Routine – Variety and music choice (bpm/high intensity)
4. Use of Pole height
5. Difficulty and variety of combinations and tricks

If you would like to know more or would like to run and operate a PoleBeat event, then please get in touch as we would love to work with you.


Donna Gant


Emma Haslem Otoole


Rose Lisa


Catherine Meadley






Miss Pole Dance UK Amateurs & Semi Pro championships 2017 RESULTS

Miss Pole Dance UK Amateur Semi - Pro Championships

 Saturday 10th June 2017

&
Sunday 11th June 2017





Pole Passion proudly presents…

AMATEUR CATEGORY
1st  Lauren Costello 
2nd Crystal Rosen
3rd Gemma Tizzard

Best Tricks Award - Lauren Costello

Best Costume Award - Gemma Tizzard
Best Entertainer Award - Crystal Rosen


Scores
Lauren Costello - 80
Crystal Rosen -  74
Gemma Tizzard - 64
Melissa King - WITHDRAWN
Hayley Berry- WITHDRAWN
Rina Green - WITHDRAWN

Dawn Simpson - WITHDRAWN

SEMI PRO STUDENT CATEGORY

1st  Robyn Churchill
2nd Lizzie Dodd
3rd Vixen

Best Tricks Award - Lizzie Dodd

Best Costume Award - Robyn Churchill
Best Entertainer Award - Vixen


Scores
Robyn Churchill - 92.5
Lizzie Dodd - 86
Vixen - 77
Laura Kissell - 73
Tara Margulies - 72
Jelena Todorovic - 71
Marie Shorthouse - 69
Ayami  - 69
Martina Hayhoe - 68
Danielle Nundy - 68
Poppy Robinson - 58
Silvia Zeisel - 55
Brooke Hojel - 53
Elana Walker - WITHDRAWN
Anna Frost - WITHDRAWN





AMATEUR / SEMI PRO DOUBLES CATEGORY

1st Lauren Seifert & Lilith Seifert 
2nd Carla Maroudas & Katherine Wibmer
3rd Terri Nicolson & Sara Kousarieh

Best Tricks Award -

Lauren Siefert and Lilith Seifert

Best Costume Award - 
Lauren Siefert and Lilith Seifert

Best Entertainer Award -
Emily Davis and Emily Youseman


Scores
Lauren Seifert & Lilith Seifert - 96
Carla Maroudas & Katherine Wibmer - 93
Terri Nicolson & Sara Kousarieh - 83  - Higher score on tricks
Emily Davis & Emily Youseman - 83
Natasha Medlin & Sarah Gandhi - 73
Helen Hastie & Joanne Woolgar - 67
Katie Christopher & Zoe Leigh - WITHDRAWN
Dawn Walsh & Naomi Walsh - WITHDRAWN
Tim McNulty & Jo Fawcett  - WITHDRAWN


SEMI PRO INSTRUCTOR CATEGORY

1st  Holly Munson
2nd Karrie Hammersley
3rd Mollie Burke

Best Tricks Award - Karrie Hammersley

Best Costume Award - Karrie Hammersley
Best Entertainer Award - Holly Munson


Scores
Holly Munson - 94
Karrie Hammersley - 92
Mollie Burke - 85
Grace Ferguson - 82
Louisa Best - 82
Hannah Selden - 79
Caroline McGregor - 76
Lucy Provenzano - 76
Cheryl Cummins - 76
Allura - 74
Maya Velvet - 73

Shannon Chiverton - WITHDRAWN
Eimer CJ - WITHDRAWN
Anna Łotecka-Dabbachi - WITHDRAWN



MR POLE FITNESS UK AMATEUR / SEMI PRO CATEGORY

1st  Chris Green
2nd Damian Kutryb
3rd Robin De Meyere

Best Tricks Award -  Chris Green

Best Costume Award - Damian Kutryb
Best Entertainer Award - Brett Hollyhead


Scores
Chris Green - 88
Damian Kutryb - 86
Robin De Meyere - 84
Kevin Kinnear - 77
Brett Hollyhead - 72
Aaron Darby - 47

Tim Martin - WITHDRAWN
Darren Whitby - WITHDRAWN







MISS POLE DANCE UK GROUPS

1st  Gotham City Sirens
2nd Pole Elevation
3rd Chromakazi Kittens

Best Tricks Award - Gotham City Sirens

Best Costume Award - Dawsons Divas
Best Entertainer Award - Gotham City Sirens

Scores
Gotham City Sirens - 86
Pole Elevation - 77
Chromakazi Kittens - 71
Troupe Unique - 67
Xtreme Regiment - 63
Dawsons Divas - 58



POLEBEAT WINNER
WINNER - Marta Grabowska

Arion Gadd
Robert Johansen
Jalana
Rosie Wilson
Natasha & Sarah
Lauren Stott

Virnanette Yule
Marcel Diner
Cheryl Cummings



Robyn Churchill
Miss Pole Dance UK semi pro student champion 2017


Venue  Address:
Bersted Park Community Centre
Lakeland Avenue
North Bersted
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO21 5FF

Thank you to our sponsors

Pole Passion
RPole Fitness
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Everything Pole Dancing
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Millie Robson Photography

Photographers & Video

Pammie Cameron
Kirsty Cox
Dave Austrem
Tammy Freeman
Bella Monnery 
Kelly Wickham

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

World Pole Art Italy Kay Penney Judge POLE PASSION

World Pole Art Championships Italy
4th & 5th March 2017

Competition Biography 2017

Kay Penney - United Kingdom-  BIOGRAPHY

at Crocetta Theatre Torino Turin




Kay is extremely excited to be representing the judging panel and to support Pole Dance Virtude and World Pole Art Italy
She particularly likes to meet new people on and off the pole and to watch the talent grow and grow

Kay Penney is the Chairwoman of The World Pole Dance Association, co-organising 2015’s World Pole Sport & Fitness competition in Beijing, China & more recently the World Championships in Bucharest September 15th & 16th 2016.

Kay is also the owner, founder and Managing Director of Pole Passion Ltd (www.polepassion.com), and is responsible for bringing pole to men and women as a pole art form and dance for fitness.
Kay is the owner and creator of Miss Pole Dance UK est.2005

Kay created Pole Passion Ltd in 2003 with a passion to pass on her experiences and passion for the pole, promoting the very talented and ambitious from beginner students to the World champions, like Felix Cane, double world champion. Kay adapted the early pole techniques, inspired by exotic dance in the beginning she introduced pole fitness techniques and is constantly affirming her vision by achieving national accreditation for both her instructor training qualifications in 2007 with Skills Active.

2010 World Pole Dance Switzerland

Her programmes are shared and learnt by men and women all over the world with continual passion along with her dedicated and experienced team. Women from all over the world now train with Pole Passion. Pole Passions Instructor Training  Accreditations are valid ALL OVER THE WORLD

She has judged and organised well over 100 pole competitions in her 16 years in the Pole business and is an originator of Pole Fitness in the UK leading it into gymnasiums and sports clubs world wide and with her NEW online courses she now supports all of Europe, South Africa, Russia, Turkey, Romania, Australia, New Zealand and USA

Kay is a business graduate and has the pleasure to attend seminars including speakers such as Sir Richard Branson & Alan Sugar. Kay has had a love for sport & dance all her life and has been involved and certified in Tennis, Hockey, Netball, Football, Cricket, Orienteering, Badminton, swimming & Gymnastics and is a REP’s qualified Fitness Instructor and Exercise Group Instructor.
With her experience of competitions in other fields, she formulated and founded Miss Pole Dance UK Championships in 2005 & Mr Pole Fitness UK competitions.

She is creator of World Pole Sport & Fitness Championships from 2009 (Jamaica). She developed the synchronised doubles category in 2010 Passionate about the health and well-being of students and instructors alike she created a First Aid Pole Sport Specific course in 2010 – the first of its kind.
She is a member of Equity, Fitness Industry Association (FIA), UK Active, Sussex Chamber of Commerce, Honorary Member of Pole Fitness Association USA, International Pole Sports Federation chair of Events 2009.

She is a qualified first aider, pole specific and continues to teach weekly pole fitness lessons where she is happiest.
She wrote the first Code of Pole Practice specific to professionalise pole fitness.

She is co inventor of the RPole, one of the first free standing portable poles specific to pole fitness and dance techniques, without a platform stage and the only pole which incorporates a safety mat as standard. The RPole also is the only pole currently built to British and European safety standards.
She is actively involved in Teacher training and assessing in both Pole and Burlesque Dance techniques. Kay has appeared on National and International TV :- BBC, Sky Bravo TV and local radios and many times  & has been featured in local and national
newspapers and magazines.

She is a presenter and public speaker for pole fitness and over the years supports cancer charities 4 times per year and has raised thousands of pounds for such charities to include McMillian, St Lukes Hospice, Breast Cancer Awareness, Wear it pink. She has taken the RPole to the top of Ben Nevis – the highest mountain in the UK to support her chosen charities.
Each year Kay is passionate about networking and supporting other countries just sharing each other’s culture, well-being and knowledge.

Achievements:
Founder & Creator (2009) of World Pole Dance – Rules & Regulations and Judicial
system, move syntax coordinator, Head Judge
2009 – 2013 Main Organiser
2009 - 2016 World Pole Dance Federation creation
2009 – worldpole.fitness
2001 Founder, owner & Managing Director Pole Passion Ltd.  (polepassion.com)
2005 Founder, owner & Managing Director Miss Pole Dance UK & Mr Pole Fitness UK

You can find her on
Instagram – KayPenney01
Facebook – Kay Penney
Twitter – Pole Passion
Email : Kay@passion-fitness.com and whats app:  +44 (0) 77535 85054






Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Miss Pole Dance UK - NEW CATEGORY - The Groups Amateur/Semi-Pro 2017 Two day event

Miss Pole Dance UK The Groups Am/Semi-Pro 2017

Time: 10.00am 4.30pm

Tickets:  www.misspoledance-uk.com

Venue - Bognor Regis
Bersted Park Community Centre
Lakeland Avenue
North Bersted
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO21 5FF

Miss Pole Dance UK Ams / Semi Pros TWO DAY EVENT
6 CATEGORIES with the NEW 2017 CATEGORY...
THE GROUPS

A place where you can show case your talent and a chance to Win the Ultimate Prize in Pole Dancing;- A place in the MPD UK National Pole Dance Championships. (Excludes category A and E See below)




There will be Six categories (plus Pole Beat) - You must be aged over 16 on or before the Competition to compete in any of the categories


Day 1 - Saturday 10th June
A. Miss Pole Dance UK Amateur Division - Females
B. Miss Pole Dance UK Semi Pro - Semi Pro Student Division - female division
C. Miss Pole Dance UK - B Semi Pro Instructor Division - female division
D. Miss Pole Dance UK Amateur / Semi Pro DOUBLES - mixed gender
E. Mr Pole Fitness UK Amateur / Semi Pro Division - males


Day 2 - Sunday 11th June
F. POLE BEAT championships - mixed gender freestyle Dance Off
G. GROUPS **NEW** 3-10 people PER GROUP MIXED GENDER


The MPDUK professional championships are on 7th October 2017 at the Hawth Theatre
Email us for tickets and registration and more details: events@passion-fitness.com

Elena Artamonova enrolls on to the Russian Pole Passion License

We are proud to announce that Elena has taken on her Russian Pole Passion  License once more for 2017

Elena has been part of the Pole Passion team for a few years now as part of our team certified in both our training courses and last year delivered our instructor training as a trainer and assessor in
Romania, Bucharest
Russia, Moscow
Germany and Turkey, Istanbul

She is extremely experienced and knowledgeable and is only a few clicks away on facebook and social media

She can be reached also on email via

theteam@passion-fitness.com and

elena.artamonova@passion-fitness.com

www.polepassion.com



Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Student Instructor Testimonial Crawley Pole Passion Worth - Melissa Fish


My name is Melissa Fish and I'm 27 years old.
I love to attend Pole Passion at Crawley Worth under my instructor Kay Penney



I work as an office administrator although I'm currently on maternity leave. I started pole as I was looking for a way to get fit and build strength and I was always terrible going to the gym. I love pole because not only does it keep me fit and build strength but it also gives me confidence that I'd lost over time.
After just giving birth I know it will build confidence I've lost while being pregnant.
You also meet some amazing people and build friendships with other students you cheer each other along when you get a move you've been working on.

A big positive I get out of pole is that not only are you keeping fit, you achieve something new each week and that also keeps me going. I was worried about doing it first as I thought I wouldn't be able to do it and that I'd be too weak for it but you work at your own pace and the instructors will always make sure you achieve your goals.

When I first told my family that I did pole I got mixed reactions, they called it pole dancing all the time but once you explain that you don't actually dance it's about fitness and strength etc they are more accepting of it and think it's amazing that I can do well at it and enjoy it.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Kay Penney asked to support the World Pole Sport Championships in Turin 2017

Kay Penney is the Chairwoman of The World Pole Dance Association, co-organising World Pole Sport & Fitness championships since 2009 organising the competition in countries such as Jamaica, UK, Budapest, Switzerland, Beijing, China & more recently the World Championships in Bucharest September 15th & 16th 2016.

Kay is also the owner, founder and Managing Director of Pole Passion Ltd (www.polepassion.com), and is responsible for bringing pole to men and women as a pole art form and dance for fitness.
Kay is the owner and creator of Miss Pole Dance UK established in 2005

Kay created Pole Passion Ltd in 2003 with a passion to pass on her experiences and passion for the pole, promoting the very talented and ambitious, from beginner students to the World champions, like Felix Cane (double world champion) and Bendy Kate. Kay adapted the early pole techniques, inspired by exotic dance, in the beginning, to create what is known as pole fitness today and is constantly affirming her vision by achieving international accreditation for all her instructor training qualifications in 2007 with Skills Active and the Register of Exercise Professionals.

Her programmes are shared and learnt by men and women all over the world now with the online programmes, with a continual passion along with her dedicated and experienced team. Women from all over the world now train with Pole Passion. Pole Passions Instructor Training  Accreditations are valid in all of Europe, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia & USA.

Kay is a business graduate and has the pleasure to attend seminars including speakers such as Sir Richard Branson & Alan Sugar. 
She is a health and beauty expert, professional sports masseur, aromatherapist and Indian massage and Swedish massage therapist and has diplomas in beauty and nutrition.
Kay has had a love for sport & dance all her life and has been involved and certified in Tennis, Hockey, Netball, Football, Cricket, Orienteering, Badminton, swimming & Gymnastics and is a REP’s qualified Fitness Instructor and Exercise Group Instructor.
With her experience of competitions in other fields, she formulated and founded Miss Pole Dance
UK Championships in 2005 & Mr Pole Fitness UK competitions in 2009.

She is the creator of World Pole Sport & Fitness Championships from 2009 (Jamaica). She developed and wrote the rules for the first synchronised doubles category in 2010 Passionate about the health, safety and well-being of students and instructors alike she created a First Aid, Pole Sport Specific course in 2010 and instructor and spotting safety course for instructors and students based on the cheerleading principles of spotting, the first of its kind.
She is and has been members of the following associations;
Equity, Fitness Industry Association (FIA), UK Active, Sussex Chamber of Commerce, Honorary Member of Pole Fitness Association USA, International Pole Sports Federation Chair of Events 2009.






She is a qualified first aider, pole specific and continues to teach weekly pole fitness lessons where she is her most happiest.
She wrote the first Code of Pole Practice specific to professionalise pole fitness, which is specifically followed by her team of 38 instructors for Pole Passion.
Kay is passionate about high-quality and professional and safe teaching techniques and devised an apprentice scheme and grading system to pass on and continue professional and ongoing education for her team, world wide.

She is co-inventor of the RPole, one of the first free-standing portable poles specific to pole fitness and dance techniques, without a platform stage and the only pole which incorporates a safety mat as standard. The RPole also is the only pole currently built to the high standards of the British and European safety laws.
She is actively involved in Teacher training and assessing in both Pole and Burlesque Dance techniques. Kay has appeared on National and International TV :- BBC, Sky Bravo TV and local radios and many times  & has been featured in local and national
newspapers and magazines.

She is a presenter and public speaker for pole fitness and over the years her and her team support cancer charities 4 times per year and has raised thousands of pounds for such charities to include McMillian, St Lukes Hospice, Breast Cancer Awareness, Wear it pink. She has taken the RPole to the top of Ben Nevis – the highest mountain in the UK to support her chosen charities.
Each year Kay is passionate about networking and supporting other countries and cultures and sharing knowledge.
She is currently learning Fitness for pregnancy and for children 5-15 years old.
 
Competition Achievements:
2001 Founder, owner & Managing Director Pole Passion Ltd.  (polepassion.com)
2003 Regional Champion  - Pole Idol Championships
2005 Founder, Owner & Managing Director Miss Pole Dance UK & Mr Pole Fitness UK
2005 - 2017 Main competition organiser
2006 Code of Pole Practice Creator - http://www.polepassion.fitness/code-of-pole-practice
2009 Founder & Creator of World Pole Dance – Rules & Regulations and Judicial system including move syntax coordinator -  worldpole.fitness
2005 - 2013 Head Judge  - Miss Pole Dance /  World Pole Dance
2010 Synchronised Doubles Creator
2013 - 2016 Competition compare

Kay has judged and mentored in countries such as China, Turkey, Hungary, Spain, Romania, Germany, France, Switzerland, Jamaica and United Kingdom and is looking forward to adding Italy to her list in 2016

Kays contact details:
Whats app: +44 77535 85054
Twitter: Pole Passion
Facebook: Kay Penney

Instagram: Kaypenney01