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Pole Position Book

IPDFA Pole Position Book, compiled as a joint effort by the greatest pole authorities from around the World. The first edition was met with unprecedented enthusiasm by the international pole community, and the latest edition updates all the latest moves from the competitors in the IPC and other competitions globally.
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Events

POLE EXPO

Reconnect with friends and meet your pole idols all weekend long while exploring the exciting expo floor displaying our industries latest products by the best developers. Pole Expo from 4 – 7 September 2014
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Courses

Pole Dance Fitness Qualifications

Dance and fitness professionals have undertaken IPDFA Pole Dance Fitness Courses internationally since 2008. Our qualifications are awarded by Viva Vertical and accredited by the International Pole Dance Fitness Association​, Aerial Arts Association​ and​ Fitness Australia.
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IPC

International Pole Championships

In this corner you will read about the latest news surrouding the International PoleChampionship (IPC) is a competition organized annually by International Pole Dance Fitness Association (IPDFA). The IPC is the first pole competition to introduce both men and disabled divisions. Winners of national championships are granted entry to this championship. Undiscovered talents are encouraged to submit a video entry via the IPC website. All semi finalists stand a chance to gain online votes and win the title Pole Idol, along with sponsorship to the Grand Finals. Visit Website

Awards

IPDFA INDUSTRY AWARDS 2013

Registration for our prestigious IPDFA awards is closed. Nominees for: Pole Industry Person of the Year * Pole Studio of the Year * Pole Instructor of the Year * Pole Choreographer of the Year * Pole Performer of the Year * will be announce in April 2013.

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E-Judge

Competition Scoring System

e-PoleJudge designs and scores competitions with instant results. ​ ​ Easily create,design and judge a competition with all your own specs using our ePJ flexi-template Visit Website

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IPDFA Videos

IPDFA has been covered by international media. Articles covering the International Pole Championships (IPC) and interviews with pioneers of the sport have been reported on worldwide mass media, including: ABS News, Association Press, CBS News, Fashion TV, Fox TV, CNN, Herald Tribune, Huffington Post, Yahoo News, NY Post, Sport Illustrated, Standard, The Star, Washington Post and other interna
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Sunday March 29th, 2015 - 9:38 pm

We are thrilled with the response and interest following our exciting announcement last week. International Pole Championship will be returning to Hong Kong on 27 November. This year, we will also be building upon the successful and popular Business of Pole conference, so stay tuned about that too.
We will be opening entries for IPC on 1 April (this week Wednesday), so please check back on the IPC page, www.facebook.com/InternationalPoleChampionship, where we will post details such as how to enter and entry guidelines.
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Wednesday March 25th, 2015 - 9:01 am

The upcoming International Pole Championship will return to Hong Kong on 27th of November to be held at MacPherson Stadium in Mong Kok. With the return of all 5 competition divisions, pole conference, fitness expo and of course the Grand Finals competition, this year promises more of the excitement and thrill that we have come to expect for IPC. To stay updated on the latest news and happenings of the competition, follow us through our facebook page: www.facebook.com/InternationalPoleChampionship
Registration for comptitors will be open 1st of April.
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Tuesday March 24th, 2015 - 1:22 am

Volare Pole and Aerial Arts Magazine Presents New Pole Training Trend – My Pole Workout – #VolarePoleWod

Inspired by Crossfit’s dynamic structure, Brisbane pole instructor Bec Cort has created an exciting new training system called My Pole Wod.

The very first WOD (workout of the day) will take place on 1 April, designed to test and improve your pole fitness. Every week, an exciting new WOD is released with videos to demonstrate how each movement should be done. Bec is encouraging polers around the World to take part in this progressive new program for pole, that will compliment your pole training perfectly.

Bec has been a pole competitor and instructor for a great many years. Now she instructs at the brand new Pole Precinct in Salisbury, Brisbane, owned and managed by 21-year-old Danielle Oatway-Booth. The Pole Precinct is the World’s first pole studio that runs WOD training once a week as part of its timetable.

It was only in the past few years that this qualified personal trainer discovered CrossFit, and become just as addicted.

“I loved the grittiness of Crossfit, which is essentially functional movement performed at high intensity for a way better metabolic effect (and therefore fat burning), than the usual endurance style of workout, like marathon running,” she says.

“In Crossfit, I enjoyed beating my own personal bests for completing the various WODs, as well as tracking other members from my centre and around the World. My overall fitness and physique improved tremendously.”

For the past few years, Bec has been creating her own WOD for pole, which is an asymmetrical sport that calls on an artists’ underlying strength,

“I have taken elements from Crossfit, such as the WOD program structure, as well as some of the movement patterns, as well as gymnastics and pole,” she says.

“The first WOD, called Baseline, includes movements that all reflect general foundational elements required to build capability in pole movement patterns, rather than specific pole tricks. However, there will be WODs in future that are more targeted. We have also made them bilateral to intentionally balance out how unilateral pole is, with an outcome of building resilience across a full spectrum of movement, to avoid overtraining. ”

According to Bec, Baseline (to be done next week Wednesday, with results posted by the Friday!) includes movements such as Dragonflag, Invests, Hollow2Superman and Straddle Leg Raises, among others.

“These all contribute to your pole training. For example, Dragonflags build your shouldermount and lever fitness. Hollow2Supeman rolls build your ability to compress your Transverse Abdominis, stay organised around your midline and works both posterior and anterior chain strength. And Straddle Leg Raises build your straight leg strength and helps active flexibility in your straddle movement pattern, which you need for inverts, shouldermounts, floorwork, tricks and transitions.”

The key to this type of training is maintaining movement integrity, and allowing no more than a few seconds between moves to make it a metabolic (fat burning) workout. If you cannot sustain good form at the intensity you are working, Bec would rather you adapt the movement to the scaled options provided. As you get fitter, you will be able to do more workouts as they are prescribed.

Moving forward, My Pole Workout will release an online platform on which all participants can create a profile and then post their results each day, and aim to improve.

“As your WODs gradually improve, you will notice that your pole fitness does as well. You will suddenly be able to start doing all the moves, pole passes, combos and tricks that you struggled with before.”

Bec would love for everyone to take part in WOD Baseline next Wednesday, 1 April, and then share photos and videos on social media, including facebook and Instagram, using hashtags #MyPoleWod and #VolarePoleWod.

“The team here at Pole Precinct in Brisbane will be completing the WOD in our studio, and we encourage you to do the same – in a group to maximise the fun if possible.”

Read more about it, and how to get involved, here:
www.unitedpoleartists.com/2015/03/volare-presents-new-pole-training-trend-my-pole-workout-volarep...
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