My Name is Helen, I founded my wonderful pole academy POLE CONTROL 13 years ago in 2009. My love of dancing started at a young age! as a small child I enjoyed taking ballet lessons and growing up had a real passion for amateur dramatics, performing in many youth musicals. I've been choreographing dance routines for myself and my friends ever since primary school, in fact I'm still reminded of the various routines by my long suffering friends and family, and the many talent shows we won. It's no surprise to anyone that I've gone on to pursue a career sharing my love of dance with others.
I discovered pole dance in 2004, participating in my first public performance in 2005 at the Paignton Bike Show with The Art of Dance.
In my late teens I moved to Mallorca where I danced for two years in some of the most famous nightclubs in Europe! I was well known there for my stage presence and death defying tricks and drops. I also secured a role managing the other performers.
On moving back to the UK, I worked in Brighton offering pole dancing classes to hen parties, before moving to Essex in 2009 to establish my very own school of pole fitness, known as POLE CONTROL. After an incredibly successful 11 years of teaching in Essex, I made the bold decision to relocate back to Devon in August 2020 for a better quality of life.
With many of my old clients (or as I call them, my 'pole family') now considered friends for life and business booming, leaving everything behind to start again was quite daunting but I'm excited to start on this new journey and share my love of pole with you all.
I am qualified, Insured and first aid trained, I'm also a PDC (Pole Dance Community) approved instructor and pole school. I take the safety and wellbeing of all of my clients incredibly seriously, operating strict levels of cleanliness when it comes to my teaching environment and equipment, and I use crash mats when teaching all aerial disciplines. I encourage a fun and engaging atmosphere in classes and welcome people of all ages, sizes and abilities to come and give it a go! you may be surprised by what you can do.