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Aarifa Bhinderwala: The Pole Storm Goddess of India

Aarifa Bhinderwala: The Pole Storm Goddess of India

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Article written by Annemarie Davies We’re wondering how many of you have heard of Aarifa Bhinderwala recently…. Because we at UPA haven’t stopped hearing about her for several months now.  Just in case you haven’t heard… pole dancing is catching on in India, big time.  Aarifa is the most popular pole dancer in India and
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International Women’s Day: Pole Empowers

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International Women’s Day is Coming.  A day that reminds us of the fight for gender equality and empowerment.  And we know that Pole empowers us all!  We want by invite you to join a special movement we are organizing to commemorate this day. Pole is a dance, a sport or an activity that celebrates the
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Jason Lam: The Accident, the Rehab, the Journey

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  Jason Lam is an aerialist, artist, poler and fighter.  The strength of his spirit is incredible and moving and proves to how powerful the mind can be when it comes to curing the body.  We sent Mone’t Ha-sidi and Dwight Taylor to interview and film Jason Lam at the Sci-Fit Sacramento rehab facility.  We
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Pole Dancer Suffers Severe Burns

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On the 10th of July, while in Chicago to judge a pole dancing competition, Jo Robinson – a pole studio owner and aerial artist from Northern Ireland – “suffered severe burns on her face, chest, hands, lungs, throat, nose and even her eyeballs” (Hartley-Parkinson; Metro.co.uk). Jo Robinson suffered burns across her body after she used
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Outdoor Pole in Canada

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This year Canada celebrates its 150th birthday!  What better way to celebrate than to enjoy the great outdoors.  It may be snowy in the winter but, once summer is here, Canadian polers waste no time taking their poles outside. Of course, outdoor pole makes for some amazing photos! Here are some Canadian polers doing what
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Announcing: Aerial Sport Organization Fog City Competition

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Aerial Sport Organization was founded in 2017 by co-founders Karri Mae Becker and Amy Bond. Karri and Amy share a passion for the aerial arts and saw a need for an aerial lyra competition built around the burgeoning aerial arts community. Aerial Sport Organization was born to provide a performative atmosphere and competition opportunity to
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Canadian Polers to Watch

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The pole community in Canada is growing rapidly and has introduced some incredible athletes to the international pole community. Artists such as Tara Meyer and Jazzy Alix have already captivated audiences around the world. Here are some Canadian polers on the rise that are making a name for themselves both in Canada and globally. Libby
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It recently came to our attention that there is false and misleading pole dance information going around the mainstream media outlets on-line.  As the news, UPA has taken the time to attempt to set the record straight.  But we wanted you to be aware of what they are now saying.  And, oh yeah, furthermore, they
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UPA’s Live Streams

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You may have heard that UPA is starting to live stream in more places.  Well, yes, this is true.  We have been training our people in different parts of the world to help bring you more live streams.  We have been conducting a series of tests at different events.  Some of these tests have been
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Written by Nia Burks “Jennifer seemed drunk, crawling on all fours around the stage and bending over for men to ogle.” No boyfriend would be okay with that behavior!”, says a staff member of OK! Magazine on a story they reported on in which Jennifer Lawrence jumps on a pole while out on the town
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