Judging Criteria

Judging Criteria

Marks Awarded

Technical 50% (Marks out 10)
• Routine (range of tricks, transitions and floor moves)
• Technical Ability of Tricks (difficulty and control of tricks performed)

Artistic 40% (Marks out of 10)
• Musicality, Timing and flow (musical interpretation, rhythm flow of routine throughout)

Presentation 10% (Marks out of 10)
• Personality (manner, enthusiasm and general character of the participant)
• Presence (how they engage the audience and judges
• Originality (level of individuality compared to other participants)
• Costume (look and suitability of the outfit)

2015 Judges

From humble beginnings with no professional dance training and only passion and determination on her side, Sally Ann has flown through the ranks to become one of the Countries best known, award winning, freestyle pole dancers.

Sally Ann began her career at 20 when she got her first job on the club circuit. Even at this early stage Sally Ann demonstrated amazing structure and quality to her flowing execution of exotic dance moves. For 15 years Sally Ann continued to work as a dancer, building her strength and gaining a colossal repertoire of dance moves. Having outgrown her club career and been dancing for a total of 18 years, she has established her own Pole Fitness Academy in a bid to show everyone who thought they couldn't…that they really can! Sally-ann has recently branched out into her very own venue since January 2015 in the centre of Wolverhampton and still continues working very closely with the local gyms she first started out in. Sally-ann is proud to have opened her Heart & Soul Pole Fitness Academy...

Sally Ann is a judge at both national and international level; having previously judged the Irish Pole Dance Championships and The Benelux Championships in Belgium. Sally Ann qualified for being a judge by winning 10 UK Pole Dance Championship titles, some of which are: Miss Pole Dance Uk 2007, Pole Divas Champion 2007, 2008, & 2010, LDA Pole Dancer of the Year 2009, Essex Professional Champion 2008 & 2009, The British Isles Champion Of Champions 2010. With the little spare time she had left, Sally Ann continued to study to improve her fitness knowledge and is a Level 2 VTCT qualified fitness instructor, a Level 2 Skills Active Qualified Exercise To Music Instructor & a Spin City Qualified Pole Fitness Instructor. Sally Ann is also registered with The Register of Exercise Professionals and is fully insured to teach her fitness classes.


Danny charge is a male pole fit instructor from Glasgow who is best know for his crazy stunts and flips with a unique strong style and fearless attitude he has competed in a few competitions in his early days as a poler and is now starting to compete again he was a ninja warrior UK semifinalist and feels incredibly honoured to be a part of such an amazing community off incredible superhuman pole beasts


Annie has been pole dancing for 14 years and first decided to take it up as a fun way to get fit which was a little bit different from every other type of exercise. Annie has her own studio in hereford called Pure-Studios for 10 years and teaches every night of the week. She has won 2 of the UKs the elite category at UKPPC and Pole Divas, been a x-pole and LuLu Mat girl and features in Pole Dancing exercise 3 DVD and the Pole Dance dictionary.

"I love pole dancing because its forever changing, being in it since the beginning seeing new tricks come out which is always exciting and keeps my passion for dancing alive. You can never get bored there is always something to train, whether it be dancing, strength or flexibility however you’re feeling pole dancing will suit your mood. I will keep pole dancing as long as my body will allow it!"

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