Polenastics Pole Championships 2013 Preview with Pippa Caesar

Posted: May 10 2013

Having started the competition in 2011, Polenastsics have grown the event into a sell out show each year.  We talk event organiser and pole dance industry stalwart Pippa Ceasar, to find out more about this year's exciting event...

 1.The Polenastics UK Pole Championships will take place this weekend. How is the event shaping up compared to last year? Any changes/differences/improvements etc?  
This year its manic as we had a very VERY well received video round, so the judges and team have already had their work cut out! 

2.Tell us about the categories and competitors. 
We have seven categories including one for men and doubles. 

Alison Bartlett
Caroline Clague
Ashleigh Wilson
Betsan Coleman
Nicola Brayley

Natasha Simmons
Beverly Hilton
Sian Green
Jennifer Colbourne-Davies
Claire Crick

Rebecca Howard
Zoe Bridge
Rachel Brewer 
Helen Gilerk
Caroline Rees

Rachel Brewer & Emma Foster
Charlotte Robertson & Steph Foster
Louisa Allen & Andrew Charles Booth
Lauren Moss & Rebecca Young

Sam King
Sk Da
Robert Johansen

Rebecca Plume
Robyn Edwards
Yve Rice
Leah Rose
Zorena Foulkes

Penny Howarth
Kristina Walker
Claire Cotterill
Emily Smith
Scarlett Ashton

3.As well as all the amazing competitors you also have a panel judges. Tell us about your judges and how the competitors will be marked?
We have our legacy judges again this year, Tess Taylor, Jess Leanne Norris and Jamie Taylor, and we have Bendy Kate and Stacey Snedden returning for a second year and Sarah Scott joining us too. Very excited as they are all performing and all are considerate and technical judges.

4.How did you first get interested in Pole dancing, what made you try it?
Same as most polers I know, not happy in a relationship, wanted to try something different, tried it, loved it, changed my life and bought the company hehehe.

5.What is it about pole dancing that you enjoy the most?
The polers, the many wonderful people I meet and get to spend time with while doing this.

6. What are your 3 favourite pole moves and why?
1) Side climb, I loves it, its an under-used move I think, I love innovative ways to link things too, once a move is mastered, a million ways in and out should also be mastered.
2) And I love the non flexi moves that I can teach, lots of the new stuff is far too flexi to teach to my students, like Patty Albright from number 23 who comes to class every Thursday and takes the fish and chips home to the loving family after chucking a few shapes on a vertical bar. 
3) I like solid, strength building moves that, with practice, anyone of any ability can do, and feel safe and amazing doing.

7. What are your favourite strength training moves on the pole and why?
Strong arm dead lift tuck lifts, pikes and flashes, climbing, and training to come slowing in and out of every move, no flinging in or falling out.

8.What pole dancers do you admire or inspire you?
All of them, anyone who gets off their arse and up a pole, no matter how far they take it. From a once a week 1 hour session and gossip with the girls to worldwide supremecy and domination. Everyone has a pole story to tell and they are all incredible.

9. How do you think pole dancing has evolved over the past few years?
Quickly.  Hehe, its morphing almost daily, one minute we love the roots, the next we hate them, then we are going for the olympics, then we want to slut it up.... I dont care, just get me upside down with people who never thought it would be possible for them to do it when they first saw it on tv or at their first class.

10.What does pole dancing mean to you?
Life changing fun
Brilliant personal exercise
Incredible strength training
Friends for life
Invert yourself sick....

Find out more about the Polenastcis UK Pole Championship Here


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