Hello, my name is India. I began pole dancing in 2011 and it’s truly gotten into my blood. Now, when I’m not dancing… I’m thinking about dancing! I have been hooked from the very start. Before I started pole dancing I used to go to the gym once or twice a week, but each session felt like a tedious chore. I decided I needed a change, I wanted to find a different, more exciting way to keep fit, something that I could look forwards to....that's when I discovered pole dancing. For me pole dancing is the perfect blend of dance and sport, two of my great passions in life! I love all aspects of pole, but most of all I love how each individual can make it their own and express themselves freely.
As a PDC Approved (3 star) Instructor I represent the highest level of professionalism and teaching quality within the pole fitness industry. I am also qualified as a grading assessor. Click here to see article on India written by PDC.
I am proud to be trained by XPERT Pole & Aerial Fitness. It is an award winning program and is one of the largest Pole & Aerial teacher training programs worldwide.
Please feel free to take a look at what I've been up to over the past few years to get me to where I am today.
January - Online judge for The Yorkshire Pole Championships.
27th Nov - 2nd December - Performed aerial hoop in Goldilocks & The Three Bears Panto, Beverley Memorial Hall.
22nd September - Aerial Hoop & Pole performance/demonstration at The Barns East Yorkshire.
26th August - Pole performed at the Hornsea Biker Event.
29th April - Judged a pole dance competition for The Roses Tournament, an annual sports competition between Lancaster University and the University of York.
17th June - Opened Indigo Studios, home to Indigo Pole Dance & Fitness
19th November - Completed Xpert Children's Pole & Aerial Training (inc Safeguarding Children & young people)
20th/21st February - Completed Xpert Pole Fitness Level 3&4 certification
18th March - Became a PoleSafe approved instructor with PoleSafe Federation
15th March - Started teaching Pole Dance at Base Fitness, Beverley
13th-15th April - Completed 3 Day First Aid at Work Course with Health and Safety Training Services, Hull
19th May - Attended Alex Shchukin's Workshops (Pole Artistry & Tricks Combos/transitions Advanced) at Pole Addictz Dance & Fitness Academy, Scunthorpe
20th May - Attended Alex Shchukin's Workshops (Tricks and Combos/Transitions Static & Spinny Pole Intermediate) at A Pole New Adventure, Sheffield
11th June - Won 1st place (Performance Professional) at The Yorkshire Pole Championships
29th October - Guest Performer at Black Flamingo Pole Dance Cabaret Show
31st January - Overall Winner at Pole Theatre UK Amateur competition
7th February - Won 1st place (Advanced Experienced Amateur) at Lincolnshire Pole Championships 2015
13th February - Attended Sarah Scott's workshops at Studio Boutique, Hull (Powerful Pole and Mobility)
7th & 8th March - Attended Casc-Ade Camp with Sarah Scott, Karen Chaundy and Kirsty Griffiths. At Benefit Pole & Aerial Dance Studios. Lyrical/Float above the floor pole, Handstand clinic, Werk the Twerk, Spin Pole, Bendy Wendy Flexibility, Static Spins, Powerful Pole, Mobility and Recovery.
19th April - Attended Middle Split Madness Workshop at The Yoga Lounge, Hull
16th/17th May - Completed Xpert Pole Fitness Level 1&2 certification
15th May - Pole dance performance at Black Flamingo Pole Dance Cabaret Show
13th June - Attended Annalisa Muresu workshop at Pole XS, Lincoln
13th July - Attended Lisette Krol Pole Flow and Choreography Workshop at Pole Position, York
8th August - Attended Jess Leanne Norris' workshop at Pole XS, Lincoln
29th August - Attended Yvonne Sminks' workshops (Dynamic tricks and drops /Grip and flips) at Benefit Pole & Aerial Dance Studios, Rossington
20th September - Private training with Charlotte Robertson at Urban Circus, Ripon
December - Level 2 Exercise to Music (ETM) qualification.
30th May - Pole dance performance at Black Flamingo Pole Dance Cabaret Show
30th August - Attended Lucy Webster's workshop at Studio Boutique, Hull (Deadlifts, Twisted grip lifts, Around the world shoulder mounts and Table top variations)
5th November - Completed First Aid in the office and studio training
6th December - Attended Emma Coffey's workshop at Studio Boutique, Hull. Flips, Drops and Power Transitions
9th March - Pole dance performance at Dance Dynamic - An Evening of Burlesque. The Meyers Club, Hull
17th March - Silver pole dance exam. Passed with distinction
8th November - Won 'Best Routine' and 'Miss Trixter at Studio Boutique's Pole Pageant, Hull
25th November - Bronze pole dance exam. Passed with distinction
14th December - Pole dance performance at Dance Dynamic Cabaret Evening, Hull
2nd June - I started my pole journey