All Sponsors of UKPPC 2017
Our sponsors are fundamental to making the UKPPC a huge success each year.
The following is a list of the prestigious organisations that are sponsoring UKPPC 2017.
Many of the organisations whose names you see below have sponsored the UKPPC since its inception in 2011. To these organisations and indeed to all who have helped UKPPC become the foremost pole competition in the UK, we extend our gratitude for their support.
More information on the UKPPC’s core values, our team, our vision and our history is contain in our About Us page.
List of Sponsors UKPPC 2017
(click on the sponsor’s name for full details)
X-Pole is our MAIN SPONSOR for the UKPPC 2017 and has supported us since the very beginning. The UKPPC would not be what it is today without the support that X-Pole provides.
X-Pole provides, and rigs the poles on which the Grand Final is held, as well as running the Aerial Playground where you can play on all of the amazing pole and aerial equipment. Their fantastic technical team also liaise with the rigging experts at our Grand Final venue, making sure that the competition runs smoothly and safely every year!
X-Pole, the worldwide leader in pole and aerial fitness, is the leading manufacturer of professional dance poles, supplying the world’s top dancers and schools with the best pole experience on the market.
Get fit with a fun pole dance workout using X-Pole’s top-of-the-line pole dance and fitness equipment! All X-Pole products feature the most advanced engineering in the world of pole fitness and have been developed in consultation with leading dancers and fitness instructors to meet the demands of pole dance professionals.
X-Pole has a wide range of options including the removable dance pole and fully portable dance pole (X-Pole Sport and X-Pert), permanent dance poles for your studios (Build-A-Pole), the free-standing dance pole (X-Stage), and more. All X-Pole products are quick and easy to install. Whether a beginner, intermediate or professional, X-Pole has a pole product to suit you.
XPERT Pole & Aerial Fitness provides our Sponsor’s Choice Awards each year.
Our Sponsor’s Choice Judge, XPERT representative Stacey Snedden, has the privilege of awarding a wild card to one lucky Video Heat competitor from each category, to put them through to the Grand Final.
At the Grand Final, XPERT sponsors an award for each category of the UKPPC, so there are 3 amazing XPERT prizes up for grabs at the Grand Final.
It doesn’t matter if you’re new to Pole & Aerial Fitness or a pro, registering for an XPERT Fitness professional training is one of the best moves you can make. XPERT takes pride in being one of the most comprehensive courses of its kind, being accredited by the top fitness certifying organizations across the globe – ACE, AFAA, Active IQ, REPSSA, REPSNZ, Fitness Australia, EMDP – and is endorsed by PDC.
XPERT is also proud to be the only recognized Pole Fitness Qualification certified by Active IQ in the UK, making the training program the first and only Pole Qualification to be approved in the fitness industry.
XPERT Pole & Aerial offers accredited teacher training courses in Pole Fitness, Aerial Hoop, Aerial Silks and Flexibility.
XPERT is an award winning programme with fully qualified highly skilled trainers across the world.
XPERT Pole Fitness Teacher Training is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Chinese.
PLATINUM – Special Award Sponsors
Polehog, has taken the pole world by storm this year.
UK handmade polewear. Made by polers for polers with sizes extra small to triple xl, why not grace your skin with a choice of hundreds of fabrics, which are also vegan friendly.
Our designs offer amazing coverage, so no need to worry, polehog has you covered 😉
With amazing customer services, a range of custom printed fabrics, quality at affordable prices, make polehog your first choice.
Check out their website http://www.polehog.com and facebook page for all their new releases.
Pole Junkie (sponsoring “Best Entertainer” award)
Everything Pole Dancing (sponsoring “Best Tricks” award)
Everything Pole stocks over 250 products including grips, poles, mats, DVD’s, clothes and Pleaser shoes – all at low prices so you’ll find everything you need all in one place. We stock all your favourite products as well as innovative together with dozens of unique and original clothing designs.
As part of our commitment to customer satisfaction we offer free exchanges on all clothing and shoes with no admin charges or re-stocking fees and and we offer a price-match promise. Studio owners can purchase branded apparel and supplies for resale at wholesale prices quickly and easily without needing to register and most orders are dispatched the same day for next day delivery.
Whether you’re looking for a performance costume, everyday pole fitness supplies or branded merchandise for your studio or club you’re sure to find everything you need for your pole journey.
Pink Giraffe is owned by Nicky Merrick who creates unique, made to measure costumes for pole dance competitions and photoshoots, as well as limited edition training wear.
Nicky started designing dance costumes 25 years ago when her mum used to make her dance costumes. Her passion has been life long and although Nicky can no longer dance or compete, she loves being able to work with performers to make their dream costumes a reality.
You can meet Nicky on the day of the competition and get measured for your next amazing costume.
The Pole Dance Community (PDC) was set up in 2009 to create a membership system allowing professional pole instructors to self regulate the new and growing industry.
The PDC Code of Conduct was designed by the members and agreed upon as well as minimum training requirements and fair pricing policies. By these measures PDC membership became the way to recognise legitimate, professionally run pole schools.
PDC also works as an advocacy group, talking directly with underwriters, politicians and the media helping them to better understand our industry.
Rather than following the usual format of having a President head the organisation, with committees and sub committees deciding policy, the PDC is refreshingly different. In essence, the PDC was created from bottom up by the actual pole instructors, from the industry’s need rather than from top down for the benefit of the organisation itself.
International Pole and Aerial Tournament (formally known as EPDC) is in its 6th year, and has contestants, judges and sponsors from all over the world. This competition is for intermediate polers all the way up to the best of the best CHAMPIONS.
International Pole Tournament: Intermediate, Advanced, Doubles, Expert, Pole Champions World Cup (straight to Semi-final invite only).
International Aerial Tournament: Intermediate Hoop, Advanced Hoop, Doubles Hoop, Intermediate Silks, Advanced Silk.
For more information and to buy tickets, please visit our website.
Off the Pole is a Facebook group dedicated to helping pole dancers achieve their full potential by offering a community of support. Tips and tricks around strength and conditioning, nutrition, mindset and mobility – everything you can do off the pole – to improve your pole performance.
Sarah Scott launched the group in early 2016 and has since launched her new online training series Core Essentials – key for those wanting to push past their plateau and dramatically reduce injuries.
Spin City is one of the largest specialist aerial fitness schools in the UK. With five studios and instructors all across the country, we aim to provide a fun and challenging approach to aerial fitness in a welcoming and professional environment. Director of Spin City Kate Edwards (nee Johnstone) now specialises in training other instructors how to teach Pole Fitness, Aerial Hoop and Pole Fabric applying her extensive fitness background to help educate instructors worldwide. Spin City’s pioneering approach to Instructor Training unites cutting edge fitness techniques with an array of aerial equipment. Kate has written five certified aerial fitness courses which are accredited internationally with ACE, AFAA, REPs, SkillsActive and the PDC. Alongside her training courses, Kate also writes and produces the ‘Pole Bible’ and the ‘Aerial Hoop Bible’ two of the leading education resources available for aerial dancers worldwide.
At GLD Aerial Fitness we focus on the strength and conditioning aspect of pole, promoting healthy body image and self-confidence. By assessing out students as individuals we are able to tailor their pole training effectively providing programming that breaks down barriers, helps to face fears and eventually perfect those once ‘nemesis’ moves. Our passion lies in seeing our students progress and we thrive on the community that we have created. We believe that we will continue to grow because we are determined to show the world what pole fitness is all about. GLD Aerial Fitness also offer a range of motivational slogan tops, hoodies, pole shorts from Bad Kitty, Dragonfly and various other pole fitness essentials. GLD is excited to be part of UKPPC 2017 and can’t wait to meet and watch all the talented performers.
We formed our business last year and create custom designed polewear. We are now developing our own range of products, i.e., crop tops, cheeky pants, roll top shorts, leggings and backwarmers and will be showcasing and selling at UKPPC 2017.
Powergrip Sport is a UK based company that specialises in sportswear and accessories. Powergrip Sport, started there brand focusing on the pole dance industry and has recently expanded into Golf, Boxing, Athletics and much more.
Our pole dance collection is made up from various grips such as Liquid Chalks and grip enhancers. We also stock a range of gloves, ankle protectors, thigh protectors and leg warmers.
Lexi Lou Polewear – beautiful hand made polewear for you.
After falling in love with Pole and Aerial fitness, and a longstanding passion for clothes and fashion, owner Rebecca set about making her own pole wear. Trialling styles and materials on her pole sisters and taking on board their feedback Lexi Lou Polewear was born.
Based in Devon, UK, Rebecca hand makes all the Lexi Lou Polewear using beautiful fabric and prints. Custom options are available and Rebecca is always on hand to help with your requests.
Pole World Festival was set in up 2016 by Gem Heywood to bring students, teachers and businesses together to showcase and celebrate everything we love about pole.
Pole World Festival takes place in Bristol in August and tickets go on sale in January. A Day Pass costs only £30 and includes access to a range of free activities, seminars and performances. You can also book a workshop, or two, with a whole host of polebrities.
Check out the Facebook page or website for more information.
‘Wink’ prides itself in offering clothing for Dance, Fitness, Pole Dance, Aerial Arts, and Yoga. The brand offers glamour, and unique design that not only looks great, but stays in place, keeps you dry and provides support where needed. ‘Wink’ designs and manufactures their clothing in the UK using the highest quality fabrics and have dressed some of the best international dance and fitness stars! ‘Wink’ offers made to order ‘bespoke’ items, which can be made in any colour and size including new children’s sizes. Wink is also available for trade if you would like to become a Wink stockist.
Fly & Flex Aerial Holidays offer you an incredible week of pole, lyra, silks, dance and flex training in a stunning mansion in Spain in June 2018.
Enjoy delicious, healthy home-cooked meals all week long, relax by the pool, dance with us at our party nights and improve your aerial skills at the same time. Hang upside down in our unique terrace overlooking the Catalonian countryside.
We are a truly non-competitive event, cater for all levels and create an amazing atmosphere of fun, holiday vibes AND training.
Come and play!
Looking for premium quality pole dance clothing? Dragonfly clothes create a beautiful combination of elegant, athletic, stylish and feminine design. Like your second skin. Clothing for sweaty workouts. Pole shorts, sports bras and yoga leggings made in Europe.
Our goal was to create a stylish line of premium quality Bikram hot yoga, pole dance and fitness clothing for a reasonable price. Clothing that wouldn’t be just fashionable but also perfect in design and function. During the development we focused especially on the functionality that allows you the ultimate freedom in movement and moves your practice and performance to the next level.
Welcome to the box filled with pole inspiration!
The Pole Move Box Version3 is an easy to use tool for Pole schools and for home practising. It contains 600 different cards, showing moves, spins, holds, seats, climbs and inverts. All named and labelled to indicate difficulty. Well organised in alphabetical order in each category.