International Pole Dance Fitness Association


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.


IPDFA PolePro Instructor Courses are the most comprehensive courses within the Industry. Students will qualify with an Internationally Recognised Certification, Accredited by the most sought after affiliates who stand behind our Courses and proudly Endorse the IPDFA PolePro Instructor Courses. IPDFA provides membership to instructors who are entitled to our IPDFA Instructor Exchange Program.

There is a massive difference between people who show exercise activities and those who teach. Over time our courses have evolved to provide our IPDFA Instructors with an advanced understanding of the exercise form, with your future students in mind, we have developed our courses enabling you to promote yourself as a highly qualified and educated Instructor who will prove to be an outstanding teacher and an asset to any studio.

IPDFA PolePro Instructor Courses are easily accessible through online tutorials, each student is assigned a Master Trainer who will serve as a private tutor for their students.

IPDFA PolePro Internationally Recognised Certifications have been Accredited by the following Associations

  • Fitness Australia
  • Australian Strength & Conditioning Association
  • New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals
  • Federation of International Sport, Fitness & Aerobics
  • Australian Children’s Institute of Sports Medicine
  • Body Arts & Science International
  • Beijing Sport University Department of Sporting Performance
  • City University of Hong Kong School of Continuing & Professional Education

IPDFA PolePro Beginner Course US ($600)

Students are introduced to a background knowledge of the human anatomy & how our bodies work. This course helps to gain an understanding of the broad spectrum of exercises available and an overview leaving our instructors qualified to assess and design conditioning programmes to suit their students needs.

Students work their way through the course gaining immense knowledge of how to recognise, prevent and work with injury.
Students are taught how to teach, spot and condition their future students with a thorough understanding of the muscle groups that work in unison together with forces that influence movement.

Upon qualifying our Beginner Level Certification program our IPDFA Instructors will be qualified to confidently design and set up an hour’s class plan, including warm up, conditioning & cool down.
All our students will be sent a copy of the Pole Positions book providing over 300 pole moves enabling a syllabus for a new studio.

IPDFA PolePro Intermediate Course (US $600)

This course takes the student to a different dimension of training, teaching and understanding of the sport.

We elaborate on the mechanics of the sport, helping our Instructors to pinpoint instability, through a complete understanding of the forces that influence our sport, such as Balance, Mass, Centrifugal and Gravity.

Our Intermediate IPDFA PolePro Instructors will have the knowledge to design full circuit programmes, we share indepth conditioning programs devised by Sports Scientists, endorsed by some of the most respected associations within our industry.

This course is a must if you plan on a career within the Industry!

IPDFA Advanced Instructor Course (US $600)

As an Advanced IPDFA PolePro Instructor you will confidently have mastered the skills of training and teaching specialising in subjects of importance like Base of support on an apparatus versus the continuity of the dance aspect of the sport.

Flow and Movement are subjects that greatly influence the Advanced Poler, being able to advise, and guide a performer/ competitor through a visual understanding of flow mechanics, movement, choreography, dance and balance.

IPDFA PolePro Master Instructor Course (US $1500)

This Level of Master Trainer Qualification is a must for franchise owners, competition organisers, performers, competitors and anyone wanting to take their role in the Industry seriously.
As an IPDFA PolePro Master Trainer you become a part of our worldwide team of expert trainers who are taught how to coach and qualify tomorrow’s Instructors.

As a Master Trainer you are equipped to teach instructors, design syllabuses and coach competitors on a professional level.

We have created an opportunity to Earn Money doing what you love, become a part of our respected team as a Master Trainer within the Industry.

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