Exams in Pole Dancing
  • The Pole Dance Association medals and trophys The Pole Dance Association medals and trophys
  • Students receive their medals for passing each exam Students receive their medals for passing each exam
     
York Pole Dance Instructors qualifications
POLE DANCE
ASSOCIATION
EXAMINATIONS

All York Pole Dance Academy students have the opportunity to take pole dance examinations.
We use an external verifier from The Pole Dance Association.

The exams are based around a freestyle syllabus. Levels are as follows:

First Award
Second Award
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Platinum
Doubles

The exams are optional of course!

Starting with a basic First Award Exam (aimed at a student who has attended around 6-8 weeks of lessons). The exams progressively become more challenging and those with hard work and determination can eventually reach the very top level Platinum. (it takes on average 4 years to reach platinum)

Exams give students of all ability a challenge and something to worthwhile to work towards. Through exams our dance students can gain recognition and praise for the skills they have mastered. It gives our students a chance to dress up and perform like a superstar!

Routines are choreographed and taught to the students who then decide on their own music to make the routine their own.

Students are marked on a combination of dance technique, spins and technical pole, performance and presentation.

Upon passing each student receives their grading along with a Pole Dance Association certificate, medal/trophy, feedback sheet from the examiner and a badge to sew onto bags / vests.

PAST EVENTS AT YORK POLE DANCE ACADEMY
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YORKSHIRE POLE DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS FINAL 2014.
Hull, June 2014
We were extremely proud when four of our students and our instructor Marisa made it through to the live finals of this national competition. We came away with a first, third, fourth and fifth place in the beginners category and a third place in the professional category. The judging panel was a line up of well known names - Daniel Rosen, Annalisa Muresu, Donna Gant, Bendy Kate and Jess Leanne Norris. It was a great day our for competitors, instructors and supporting students.
 
A JOKER'S RAGE OFFICIAL MUSIC
VIDEO ‘Bounce’
.
October 2013
York Pole Dance Academy were proud to
have our dancers feature in A Joker’s
Rage official music video for their
single ‘Bounce’. The band who have supported well
known acts such as The Darkness aired
their video on music TV in Feb 2014
alongside their single release. Our dancers shot all day as well as performing live on stage with the band. Our pole dancers also feature on the single artwork.
 

 
 
GUARDIAN ANGELS CHARITY EVENING.
Summer Show July 2009


York Pole Dance Academy Summer Show raised
over £500 for the Guardian Angels Appeal at York
Hospital. An evening of entertainment for students
and their friends and families. With performances
from our instructors and students and a huge raffle
to end the evening.

 

 

FIELD TRIP:

SILKS GENTLEMAN’S CLUB
LEEDS.

We have regular nights out which involve a visit to a high end pole dancing club. These trips are really helpful with students both gaining hints and tips on performance skills whilst enjoying a social evening together.
The stretch Hummer and Limo ride to the club was a trip highlight.
‘FALLEN ANGELS’ VIP ART GALLERY EXHIBITION.
July 2007
York Pole Dance Academy provided the dancers at the celebrity filled launch of the Jack Vettriano VIP exhibition ‘Fallen Angels’ at the Gascoigne Gallery in Harrogate.
Our dancers also provided the after party
entertainment performing at Lure Bar, Harrogate.

HIP HOP CHARITY EVENING + OTHER OLDER EVENTS
In aid of The Parkinson’s Disease Charity.
Nov 2005

York Pole Dance Academy instructors performed on stage alongside UK DMC Supremacy Champion DJ Matman also dancing with DJ Jed 104 and Joe Lung.
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