UPA’s Live Streams

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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Marion Crampe Performs at The Women’s Jail of Barcelona

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  Marion Crampe “Last Tuesday I was invited to the Women’s Jail of Barcelona. I shared a dance and we exchanged words for a moment. Their enthusiasm and questions towards pole, dance, passion and Life in general really touched me. Like a little parenthesis in a very organized routine, I’m honored they took the time to
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Versión en español,más abajo. In today’s climate, there is little room for intolerance.  There is little room for discrimination and hate.  The pole community is very unique in that it has always been cutting edge as far as human movements.  We have been aware of stigmas, biases and ignorant assumptions for a long time.  We
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Written by: Katie Burkard When a new year starts, most people vow to do things differently. One of the most common resolutions is to strive to be fit to lead a healthy life. They, therefore, sign up for gym memberships. The most challenging thing about working out is the ability to keep yourself motivated so
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Cindy Cooijmans is UPA’s Industry Pro of the Year for 2017!

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UPA’s Industry Pro of the Year, Cindy Cooijmans All year long, we try to do things to honor many of the beautiful pole dancers in our industry.  We share their videos, images, stories, competition results and of course, we run Poler’s Choice Awards every year.  UPA’s Industry Pro of the Year Award is meant to uncover
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Pole Dancers in Taiwan Entertain at Festivals and Funerals

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“Taipei (Taiwan, News) — The “Techno-Dancing Third Prince” (電音三太子) troupe Marshal of the Central Altar temple of Luzhou (蘆洲中壇元帥民社館) held a parade on Christmas Day in Taipei’s Zhongshan District featuring a mix of modern and traditional elements, including a provocative pole performer.” ~ Taiwan News “In Taiwan, pole dancers can also be seen at temple festivals, weddings, and
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Kirstie Tancock “Turn an end into a beginning”

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This is a tribute to a beautiful Unicorn, Kirstie Tancock. Kirstie had been battling Cystic Fibrosis from an early age and had undergone two double lung transplants.  She even did crowd funding for her transplant (at least one of them that we know of) through her blog.  But her body began to reject the transplants again for
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IPDFA Welcomes New President

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A Message from Ania. You may have already read the Facebook Post but Ania has stepped down as President of the IPDFA.. here is the post by Ania. “I would like to announce that I am stepping down as President of the International Pole Dance Fitness Association (IPDFA) and I am excited to appoint Samantha Robyn Browne (from Australia)
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Pole Spotlight: Terri Fierce (Ireland)

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Written by: Erin O’Brien The name Terri Fierce is well known around the pole world and rightfully so – not only are her achievements as both a solo performer and as part of the powerful pairing with Lisette Krol astounding and monumental, they have ignited a nation and continue to inspire Irish pole dancers and
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