UK Pole Dancing Day

UK Pole Dancing Day 

UK Pole Dancing is a national day to celebrate pole dancing being a recognised sport and art form in the UK. UKPDD was founded in 2009 by the Equity Pole Dancers’ Working Party and supported by the Pole Dance Community (PDC) which is an advisory and awarding body for the international pole dancing industry. It is a great way to showcase a better understanding of pole dancing and teach the wider sporting community what pole dancing is all about and how it can be a great way to keep fit. Pole dancing is also a great art form that requires skill to perform difficult tricks and routines that can take years to perfect.

This impressive type of dance also has a variety of ways that you can get involved not just from a fitness point of view but from a social point of view; meeting up for classes can help make new lifelong friendships as well as joining in at home for online classes. Competitions and events take place every year across the country, where tips, tricks, and product ideas are shared. Pole Dancing has a great supportive community, that is always on hand to help, whether you are a beginner or pole dancing pro, reaching out has never been easier with lots of pole dancing blogs, social media, and youtube videos with a wealth of knowledge available.

There are many things that you can do to celebrate UK Pole Dancing Day including developing a new routine, taster sessions, or free online classes to spread the word about what Pole Dancing can do and how it can change lives.

 

Why UK Pole Dancing Day is Important

The PDC is an important body of pole dancing experts that help improve the working conditions of all pole dancers and promote understanding and acceptance of the art form as a whole. Encouraging better understanding of pole dancing is needed now more than ever as society transitions to better understanding and acceptance. Creating awareness of pole dancing as a sport is also important as working regulations and laws change to support the art form. This nationwide event helps to spread this awareness and support the overall pole dancing community. 

 

Pole Dancing In Sport and Fitness 

As in our previous blog post ‘How Pole Dancing Has Progressed,’ pole dancing has changed throughout the years from its humble maypole dancing to modern pole dancing classes, popular TV programs and even being considered as an Olympic Sport for the 2012 Olympic Games. Incidentally, May Day was chosen as the date to encourage a better understanding of pole dance due to the traditional maypole dances that UKPDD builds on. 

A maypole is a tall wooden pole erected as a part of various European folk festivals, around which a maypole dance often takes place

Pole dancing is now being used as a popular way to keep fit as it creates a fun way to achieve a full body workout similar to other dance fitness movements such as Zumba. It is a great way to tailor toning up muscles as well as increasing strength while holding shapes. Coupled with the obvious health benefits as well as the community, pole dancing keeps progressing as the awareness spreads, and here at My Dancing Pole, we can’t wait to see what the future holds for pole dancing!  

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