About the Awards 2013
- Pole Industry Person of the Year
- Pole Dance Studio of the year
- Pole Instructor of the year
- Pole Choreographer of the year
- Pole Performer of the Year
The 2013 winners will be awarded during the Grand Finals of The International Pole Championship (IPC) 2013 in Singapore.
To see all our 2013 Nominees Click Here.
Pole dancing is one of the fastest growing fitness disciplines for men and women across the globe. With its success, grows a need to acknowledge the studios that provide services of the highest standards in terms of safety, instructor qualifications and studio conditions. More than simply promote the best pole dance schools, the IPDFA (International Pole Dance Fitness Association) hopes to encourage and inspire global best practices and ever-increasing diversity among practitioners as well as the studios worldwide that train and support them.
To this end, IPDFA shall work to centralize and standardize information accessible to and available from studios to allow the global community of students and practitioners to observe the total development of the sport. Then, each year IPDFA will spotlight one studio or school and also one individual who has done an exceptional job of promoting pole dance fitness within their region and/or whose work in the industry has helped advance the standards of pole dancing as an art and sport. At the annual International Pole Championship event, the IPDFA will announce the Winners of the IPDFA Pole Industry Awards of the Year.
Who can be awarded?
The Pole Dance Instructor of the Year can be anyone who has taken an initiative and made pole dance fitness a better sport for everyone. He/she can be an instructor or activist who displays a strong passion for the sport and has made a big effort to widen popularity or open minds toward pole dance fitness.
How you can get involved
You can be part of this project – if you are a student, pole dance fitness instructor or studio owner and know of top quality studios and practices, you can provide us with information by filling in a nomination form. The more information we receive about pole dance fitness studios and the people who are promoting the sport/dance form, the better pole dance fitness will become.The nominations come from you: students, supporters, fans and instructors. IPDFA has been awarding these titles since 2009 based on public nominations received through the IPDFA website (nominations open from April til December from the awards page).
If you feel strongly that there is a studio, instructor or athlete who deserves to be nominated, simply support him by sending the nomination e-mail (see How to Nominate page). We hope the nominations list will grow every year, with your input, just like the pole dance fitness industry does.
Pole Industry Person of the Year 2012
1st Place:KT Coates – United Kingdom
Studio of the Year 2012
1st Place:BeSpun, LA
Instructor of the Year 2012
1st Place:Elena Gibson – United Kingdom
Choregrapher of the Year 2012
1st Place:Carlie Hunter
1st Place:Kelly Yvonne