Pagan’s Pole were pleased to be able to entertain the crowds at Hendre Hall’s famous Fright Night.

The theme of the night was angels and devils, heaven versus hell; and the girls were dressed to impress.  The ladies awed the audience with amazing skills and fluent performances.

Pagan’s Pole Performing at Hendre Halls fright night

Pagan’s Pole would like to invite you ALL to an open evening filled with fantastic dance and fitness classes.

This evening will be held on Thursday 5th July at 6pm and is FREE OF CHARGE!

You will have an opportunity to sample as many dance and fitness classes as you wish throughout the evening, along with being able to meet all our instructors and also fellow students and participants.

If you have ever considered dance or fitness this is the ideal time for you to come and try them, find out the classes that are for you.  Please feel free to bring as many family/friends as you wish!

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Pagan’s Pole athletes perform at The Olympic Torch Relay in Bangor 2012

Pagan’s Pole were very privileged to be asked to perform for the Olympic Torch Relay as it passed through Bangor city centre on May 28th. There were 9 students and Instructors performing on the pole that day: Pagan, Mz KT, Liberty, Elena, Tegan, Beth, Loopy Liza, Heather aka Aerial, and Seren.  It was one of the most beautifully sunny and warm days Bangor has seen this year, and all ladies were grateful for the cool breeze that blew across the city centre.

Liberty performs a Jade split for the Olympic Torch Relay 2012

At precisely 12.30pm our performances began and the crowds soon gathered to watch pole dancing.  It soon became apparent that our audience was appreciating our efforts, not only as performers but also as athletes, sportswomen…indeed what better way to demonstrate our sport than by performing for the Olympic Torch?!!

The whole event was marvellous and we would all like to thank the organisers for allowing us the opportunity to be part of such a unique, one-off and special event.  We LOVED every second!

Heather Walker made us all so proud when she entered Miss Pole Dance UK 2012 with her winning AWPC routine, and was selected as a finalist.

The MPD finals were held in Brighton in May and we travelled down with great excitement.

Heather’s routine for MPD was both entrancing and dark, dancing to a Jesse J track: ‘big white room’, Heather portrayed a woman on the edge, a slightly crazy routine, that was filled with Heather’s well recognised elegance and grace; yet some amazing strength (the phoenix!!) was demonstrated along with awe-inspiring flexibility.

Heather has now taken the first step in her professional career as a pole athlete and we are now excited about her future plans!

 

 

Pagan’s Pole are proud to open their first ever Pole, Circus & Dance Academy on Bangor High Street, Gwynedd.  The grand opening was a huge success with local people and regular students coming together to have a look at all we offer.  We were also exceptionally fortunate to have the North Wales 2010 champion Sonia Allcock perform for us; while multi-title holder (including 5th place in Europe 2011) and dear friend Sally-Ann Giles cut the red ribbon to officially open the studio, and then put on a performance that left onlookers mesmerised.

The Academy does not only comprise of a pole dance studio, it also has a semi-sprung dance-floor which is used to teach many other dance classes for all age groups, from Bollywood and Street, to Zumba and Contemporary; all of which are taught by highly qualified and competent instructors.

As if this wasn’t enough, we also have several rooms used by highly trained professionals.  Our very own Katie has turned one room into a nail salon, where you can receive top quality acrylics, shellac and minx nails.  We also have Rachel Rushton hairstylist, Rachel specialises in hair extensions.  As if this wasn’t enough we have Coco Beauty Therapist Stephanie craven (North Wales Eyelash Extensions), Steph offers a variety of services from Eyelash Extensions to waxing and Hopi Ear Candling.

If you wish to start any of our dance classes please contact Tracy for further information on 07973473295.

Pagan’s Pole student Lisa Capper came joint 2nd place in The Nottingham Pole Competition held in November 2011.

Lisa made us all proud as she demonstrate her unique and entertaining routine, incorporating street dance and much fun into a lively performance.  Lisa had worked extremely hard on her choreography and it was fantastic to watch that hard work pay off.

We all look forward to watching Lisa as she grows as we are sure this lady has a lot more to offer and will do exceptionally well in future events.

When Pole2Pole contacted me a few months ago to ask if I would judge the British Isles Pole Dance Championships (BIPDC) 2011 I felt honored and immediately agreed.

We (Myself and Nikki) were travelling to Essex to support my lovely students, Beth and Elena, in the Pole2Pole Cup, and were able to stay overnight at a lovely Premier Inn in Rayleigh, and enjoy a fantastic weekend in London.

We were chauffeur driven to the competition venue which was lovely (my first ever limo ride!) To be part of such a talented and lovely judging panel was amazing. The Male Champ (gorgeous and truly lovely) Loic Lebret was sat to my right, as was The US champ Caterina Gennaro…both of whom made me feel really comfortable throughout the night.

It was fantastic to see the pole talent demonstrated throughout the evening, and to meet with friends old and new. It was also lovely to attend a great after party with some very special friends.

You may remember from previous articles that Pagan’s Pole student Beth won her place at The Pole2Pole Cup Final 2011 by winning the Welsh Heat, and Elena came 2nd place in the same competition, therefore also securing a place in the final.

Despite horrendous traffic and missed trains both ladies arrived at The competition venue in Essex on time. I do not need to say that both Elena and Beth were nervous; however this did not show through in their performances one bit.

Beth gave a fun routine to Jamiroquai. Her routine was fluid and elegant, and those toes remained pointed throughout! Elena’s Routine was theatrical and entertaining, demonstrating that a true novice can captivate an audience.

Both ladies performed brillantly and everyone at Pagan’s Pole is SO proud of them both…WELL DONE! 🙂

Pagan’s Pole is so excited to officially announce that they will converting the old nightclub ‘Joop’ into a brand new fitness and dance academy.

After months of waiting we can now officially announce that planning permission has now been granted byGwynedd county Council, and work will shortly commence to turn the nightclub into a marvellous dance studio for all ages, teaching all genres of dance, from belly to break it’ll all be happening!

Tracy Huckfield is the owner of Pagan’s Pole, and has been waiting for this moment for such a long time.  When she heard that the nightclub ‘Joop’ was closed, she immediately began talks with the council and landlord to ensure that her dream could become a reality.

The academy will be the first of it’s kind in North Wales, teaching all genres of dance by a variety of highly qualified instructors.  There will be a 10 pole studio, with the added bonus of circus tuition available.  yes that’s right folks…Hoop; Trapeze and Silks will also be taught, with the possibility of a chinese pole making an appearence!

Building work will commence within the next week, and all being well the academy will be open well before Christmas.  Please keep your eyes and ears open, as there will be exciting updates being made at regular intervals.

The UK Professional Pole Championships 2011 is a new competition designed for professional pole athletes. It is designed to give professional dancers the opportunity to compete against their peers through THREE professional categories – Instructor, Professional, and Elite. UKPPC aims to be a fair, ethical, professional, and transparent competition that recognizes the athleticism and artistry of pole dance.

The first round of this competition consisted of video heats. Competitors submitted a video of themselves performing; and from these videos the top ten performers were selected to enter the semi-final on 9th October in Birmingham; the winning 5 will then make it through to the finals in December.

When I read everything that the UKPPC was standing for I really felt that all professionals should enter in support of this fantastic competition; therefore I submitted my video. Words cannot describe my shock when it was announced that I made it through to the top 10 in the professional category. I felt so honored to be placed with some of the best dancer’s in the industry! WOW! does not even begin to sum up my feelings!

I am now working on my routine for the semi-final. I hope to make all my paganettes and students proud!

For more information of The UKPPC please see:

www.ukppc.co.uk