About IPDFA Awards

Each year, IPDFA has been awarding international studios, instructors, performers, choreographers and industry professionals who have 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 locally.

Nominations for each category are received via the IPDFA website, and then, after a designated time frame, the public have the opportunity to vote for the winner of the Choreographer and Performer Award Winner, whilst finalists in the other categories complete a detailed questionnaire. The IPDFA Awards Judging Board will then make the final decision on all five categories.

Award Categories

IPDFA Industry Award of the Year 

The Industry award is for a pole professional whose work has made a positive impact on the pole dance industry. We are looking for a pioneer who has paved the way and/or who has taken the initiative to make pole dance fitness a better sport for everyone.


IPDFA Studio of the Year

The awarded Studio, will be an established pole dance/fitness studio that provides services of the highest standard in terms of safety, instructor qualifications, studio facilities/conditions and class content.


IPDFA Instructor of the Year

Is a qualified pole instructor who offers excellent instruction in a range of pole styles/genres across all levels, from beginners to elite. The awarded instructors teaching will be of the highest standard in terms of safety, technique and keeping up to date with teaching methods and various developments within the industry.

IPDFA Choreographer of the Year  

This award is for the creator of the most entertaining or captivating pole dance routine of the year.

IPDFA Performer of the Year

The Award winner will be a currently active pole performer, whose reach extends not only across the international pole industry but to a mainstream audience as well


Complete the application form for your preferred Award and hold thumbs for the month as you might get a call to acknowledge the astounding job you have done and could well be one of the finalists in your category.

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