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Member Spotlight: Sinéad

Although it’s been a long January, here at IPDA HQ our members have kicked off the New Year with easing themselves back into their pole dance training and working towards their goals. We’d like to share with you the story of one such powerhouse, Sinéad, and hope that her words will bring you inspiration and...
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‘November Spawned A Monster II’ Showcase 2019

“Reel around the fountain, slap me on the patio…” It has become tradition for us to hold a pole dance showcase in November in honour of Arlene’s birthday and of course with as many references to her favourite band The Smiths as possible. We decided to go with a ‘sexy sad dancing’ theme last year,...
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Member Spotlight: Chiara

Right before Christmas, we’re delighted to bring you a dose of inspiration with our Member Spotlight with Chiara! Like many of our members, Chiara is balancing a busy life and career, which means she spends a lot of time sat at a desk. In spite of this, she still takes a few hours from her...
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Member Spotlight: Larissa

We’re delighted to bring you another inspirational Member Spotlight: this month Larissa tells her story! In our opinion here at IPDA, pole dancing should not only make you stronger and fitter as you become a gravity-defying superhero, but it should be about inclusivity, non-judgement and creating community spirit, which let’s face it, can be hard...
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Irish People Try Pole Dancing For The First Time

We recently had the Try Channel visit our studio to have Arlene take some of their Tryers through the basics of pole dance. Fair play to Justine, Shannon, Dónal and John for being such great sports and for giving it their all during the lesson! We think they did amazing as absolute first timers, but...
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Member Spotlight: Jess

I’m delighted to bring you another inspirational Member Spotlight: this month it’s Jess! Here’s a harsh truth: pole dancing can be quite difficult sometimes and it is quite demanding, emotionally as well as physically. However, it is not impossible and we firmly believe at IPDA that anyone can learn pole dance, once they are patient...
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Bringing Sexy Back Showcase 2019

Every July, our students, instructors and friends come together to hold our Bringing Sexy Back Showcase in honour of celebrating the roots of pole dancing and embodying what the concept of ‘sexy’ means to them. Here’s a video from the amazing Aurora Film/Photo that will give you a little glimpse into what went down! Bringing...
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Arlene Caffrey pole dancing demonstration on Weekend AM

Last Saturday, Arlene appeared on Weekend AM to talk to Anna Daly about all things pole dancing, J-Lo’s training for the ‘Hustlers’ film and to teach Anna a basic pole dance trick. You can watch the while thing here: Fair play to Anna for taking the plunge in learning the ‘Kate Moss’ live on air...
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Member Spotlight: Renee

I’m delighted to bring you our latest Member Spotlight: this month it’s Renee! Here at IPDA we find that people decide to try pole dancing for many reasons and goals, usually much more than to “get fit” or “lose weight”. Renee joined us after she went through some big life changes following the end of...
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