The International Pole Dance Fitness Association (IPDFA)

Passionate about Pole


IPDFA PolePro Instructor Courses are Internationally Recognised & Accredited.‘The Most comprehensive courses in our industry’ Instructors can qualify online or on a 3 day workshop. Master Trainers guide students through their courseware, as private tutors, ensuring that PolePro instructors qualify & proceed with confidence.


The International Pole Dance Fitness Association has been operational since 2007. Today, Pole Fitness is recognised as one of the fastest growing sports in the World, it is referred to as an extreme sport, Pole Fitness is practiced by a range of students including kids, males, females, masters (over age 40) and people with disability.


The International Pole Championship (IPC) is the International Pole Championship organised by the IPDFA. IPC is recognised as ‘One of the highest level competitions in the pole dance industry.’ It was the First Championship to introduce a Male Solo category in 2009, a Disabled Category in 2010, and a Doubles Category in 2011.

IPDFA Awards

IPDFA Industry Awards are awarded at the IPC event. To stand a chance to win an award, it is necessary to pick your category and apply to stand a chance to be recognised & awarded for your achievements. IPDFA Industry inspired Awards are handed out at IPC for the following categories studios, instructors, performers, choreographers and an overall industry Award.

IPDFA Events

IPDFA has a presence or involvement in support of our many partners, studios, instructors, affiliates and competitions. Being a member of IPDFA we will support you, Rest assured we will put in every effort to support, promote and market your event for you. We look forward to a calendar full of global pole events.

IPDFA Membership

IPDFA have a variety of memberships available. whether you are the owner of a business who will use our platforms to promote or launch a new product, a competition affiliating your winners with IPC, or a studio looking for safety compliance guidelines, to a judge wanting to gain qualifications or simply a passionate or disabled student join our world and enjoy the benefits your unique package has on offer.

Vote your Pole Idol

All semi finalists stand a chance to gain direct entry into the Finals, by winning the title of IPDFA’s Pole Idol through an online competition, voted in by the public. The semi-finalist with the most votes wins The Pole Idol title, awarded with financial help towards travel expenses and direct entry to the Finals stage of the IPC.

INTERNATIONAL POLE Championship 2021 tba


  •                                         International Pole Championship 
  • IPC 2021 Date and Venue To Be Announced
  •                                     2021 Date and Venue to be Announced 
The art of pole dancing has undergone a rapid transformation in the past decade, shaking off a somewhat seedy image to become one of the hottest fitness trends around. What was once considered a gentleman’s delight with poles performed on to entertain clients in clubs, has now become one of the most challenging sports drawing on a vast array of students, ranging from 5-80 years, all fixated on this sport, more captivating than the physical results within a few weeks of starting up is the astonishing changes to ones self confidence, belief in ones abilities, determination, dedication, learning to never give up trying, setting & achieving goals, self worth, complexed body images are not important or welcome when a class fills up and women and men of all shapes and sizes arrive wearing as little as possible, not to bear all but to bear in mind that the more flesh exposed, the more chance one has to be able to stick to the pole!

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