News

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Here you will find all the latest IPDFA news, including our monthly newsletter, website announcements and more. Don’t forget to also subscribe to our facebook pages for up-to-the-minute news and updates.
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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

Contact Us

How to Reach us at IPDFA

The best place to stay up to date with IPDFA and IPC updates is via our Facebook pages. We welcome your comments and queries, so please feel free to connect with us via our facebook page or use the email form on this Contact page.

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Video

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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Monday November 24th, 2014 - 8:51 pm

Attention Studio Owners and Managers: What do you have in your waiting area to keep your students occupied while they wait for their class? Instead of just the standard woman’s or generic fitness magazines, what about something that is tailored to the pole and aerial industry? If you can offer something interesting in the waiting times between classes, your students are more likely to stick around and attend more classes. Besides, offering pole specific news and information to your students shows you have your finger on the pulse of the industry.

That’s why you need to buy Volare today and get it delivered to your studio.
Volare offers a completely fresh approach to a phenomenal international industry that is constantly creating and evolving. Experience the pole and aerial arts industry from the perspective of an artist, a competitor, a student, a studio owner/instructor, and those who work on the creative process behind the scenes.

Endorsed and supported by the International Pole Dance Fitness Association (IPDFA), Volare values quality, informative and entertaining journalism, together with impressive high quality images that magnificently illustrate our art form.

Gracie Buntine is on the cover of Issue 3. Australia’s Gracie is one of those few dancers who can convey both a character and an emotion intertwined through her movement. Gracie has earned a very rich and technical dance training background in ballet, commercial, hip hop, swing, musical theatre and, of course, pole.

“I would like to be known as a pole chameleon. When my name is announced, I would love for people to think, ‘wow, I don’t know what she is going to do, but I know it’s going to be something special.’”

Experience Gracie’s magic here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBrChbJV3fw

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Thursday November 20th, 2014 - 9:12 pm

Is it Friday already? Only 4 more days to go until the Pole Position Book sale is over!
Use the link below to buy the book with free shipping! (Thats almost 10USD off!!).
We ship internationally!
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Monday November 17th, 2014 - 10:12 pm

Imagine that you are in a workshop with your pole mentor. She/he is about to explain an awesome unique move to you and the class, and it starts with a really common basic hold. When your pole mentor demonstrates it, everyone shouts out a different name for this particular basic hold, and then what proceeds is a useless discussion about the name of the move, taking up unnecessary time during your workshop.

As the pole industry expands internationally, and more pole competitions are established, it is increasingly important that we, as an industry, develop a universal language to make it easier for students, instructors, judges and competitors.

Volare Magazine Pole and Aerial Arts Magazine includes a 2 page spread by terminology expert Cindy Cooijmans each issue which explores a different move and its variations. Cindy discusses the move’s history and gives a name to each of the variations that can be created from the one basic stand-alone move – either a spin, hold, pose or invert. Issue 3 describes the Cupid and 6 variations suitable for advanced and flexy pole dancers.

Cindy Cooijmans is also the IPDFA Officer of Terminology, and has helped to create the Pole Position Book, the second version contains more than 450 pictures of pole moves.

VOLARE IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR SALE LOCALLY IN U.S.A - via
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Purchase Volare Magazine Pole and Aerial Arts Magazine from:
UK and mainland Europe - www.polesilks.co.uk/volare/
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USA - mightygrip.info/bmighty-grip-pole-fitnessb-c-96.html

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Monday November 17th, 2014 - 4:36 am

It's that time of year again! Good old Santa Claus has become quite a fan of the pole industry and has agreed to help deliver our Pole Position Books!

If you make your order using the following paypal link before the 25th of November 2014, SHIPPING WILL BE FREE! So hurry and buy your copy now!
The price is 250 Hong Kong dollars (roughly 30USD) down from the usual 325HKD (40USD)!

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*orders will be sent to the address listed on your paypal account. If you would like the order to go to a different address, please let us know by sending an email to info@polesportshop.com when you place your order. Delivery time will depend on your local post service
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Tuesday November 11th, 2014 - 9:32 pm

This time last year, Sergia Louise Anderson was announced the IPDFA 2013 Choreographer of the Year. Sergia’s innovative choreography, performed by herself or another artist, either as a soloist or in a duet, has been capturing the imaginations of audiences and judges for the past two years.
Read more about her life as a dancer in Volare Pole and Aerial Arts Magazine issue 3 - right from when Sergia was little and hosting productions for her family, her impressive collection of titles including 2013 US National Champion; 2nd runner up in the 2012 California Pole Dance Championship; runner up in the 2013 National Aerial Pole Art; runner up in the International Pole Masters, Pole Doubles division; 2012 USPDF Amateur Champion; and 2012 Pacific Pole Champion.

VOLARE IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR SALE LOCALLY IN U.S.A - via
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Purchase from:
UK and mainland Europe - www.polesilks.co.uk/volare/
Australia and Asia Pacific - polefitnessworld.com/pole-dancing-dvds-books-posters-pole-dance-moves/other-print/magazines/
USA - mightygrip.info/bmighty-grip-pole-fitnessb-c-96.html

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