Student Grading - Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. Can I wear a costume when I grade?
No, gradings are steps towards competing, and costumes are kept for Miss Pole Dance UK Competitions which Pole Passion organise once a year.
Q2.What shall I wear if I am grading?
Fitness clothing, shorts, short skirt or leggings, T shirt, trainers or bare feet. Avoid wearing jewellery, no moisturisers or oils on the skin. No costumes or props allowed as we are focusing on technique rather than costumes during the gradin system - of course there is nothing to stop you wearing a costume and videoing it once you have submitted your routine to the assessor or infact using the same route in your next competition
Q3. Who can attend an in person grading?:
ALL POLE PASSION STUDENTS AND INSTRUCTORS (must have attended pole passion classes for a minimum of 10 weeks and be a current student). Everyone is welcome to watch, family, friends and students, including children, as long as they are supervised by an adult at all times. Eating and drinking is not be permitted in the studio (other than students drinking water during the grading)
Any one can sign up to an online grading
Q4.Can I do my inverts that I am learning in class, in my level 1 grading routine?
No, as each grading has different set moves, specified for that level (1 being the beginner level and 5A being the more advanced level)
You can not put in moves in your routine above the level you are grading for. if higher moves are added, you will be asked to re submit your routine.
Q5. I am a student at the moment, but would love to become a grader assessor in the future, how can I become a grader/assessor.
You must be an accomplished student / instructor with Pole Passion and ideally hold a Pole Passion license, an active instructor and / or apprentice for over one year. You must have completed all the levels of Instructor training with Pole Passion. You must have completed the grading assessing course or be working on it – For more information please email
Q6. What if I am unwell on the day of my in person grading and I have paid in full?
We would never recommend that you train or exercise if you are unwell – We can transfer your assessment free of charge with a doctors certificate – Please give us no less than 24 hours notice to transfer for free. You can also submit your grading at a later date online too.
Q7. What will the assessors be looking for during my grading?
Correct hand positions, correct body alignment, straight body alignments when necessary, fluidity, strength and grace during transitions and movements, precise controlled balanced spins, a flowing routine demonstrating dance and fitness
Each move will be marked out of 5 points – you maybe deducted marks stated above
you will be awarded either a pass or pass plus or deferred to the next grading date.
To avoid being deferred please submit and show your routine to your instructor before you film and submit your routine and in person, well before the date of the grading
We have an added bonus on the day of an in person grading
There is also a Most Entertaining Award – this will be awarded to the most entertaining routine of the day, in the opinion of the grader assessors and the organisers
Q8. Are the gradings set to music?
Please note: we do not allow explicit or political music themes at our grading as our gradings are family friendly :)
Yes in the in person gradings we encourage you to bring your own music that motivates you as everyone is different. Please submit your music via email (as above) via mp3 or mp4 and bring a backup on the day on your ipod or phone. Each grade will have a set time for the length of your music – please check the length of your music is correct or you may lose marks.
Online you may dance to your chosen music :)
During the registration process you will be asked at what time would you like to start your routine – eg. 5 seconds into the start of the music or when the music starts
Q9.How can I apply?
For the in person grading - Once you and your instructor decide you are ready for your grading please contact the office to reserve your place (you will be asked for either full payment or part deposit payment) and we will issue you with your selected moves for your grading, if not already done so by your instructor and the
pass rates and judging system for Pole Passion Grading’s
For the online assessment just purchase your course and we will log you into the step by step format for you to submit your routine online for assessment
You will receive written feedback at every step of the way and at ever level submitted
ASK YOUR INSTRUCTOR FOR MORE DETAILS OF THE MOVES IN THE GRADING SYSTEM or EMAIL US ON
Q10.What are the time limits and pass rates for each 10 Levels?
Level 1 (routine 1min – 1.30 minutes) / Level 1A (routine 1.30 - 2 minutes)
Max points 50 (10 moves)
Points to Pass 30 (60%)
Points to Pass Plus 47 (95%)
Level 2 (routine 2mins – 2.30 minutes) / Level 2A (routine 2.30 - 3 minutes)
Max points 55 (11 moves)
Points to pass 33 (60%)
Points to Pass Plus 52 (95%)
Level 3 (routine 3mins – 3.30 minutes) / Level 3A (routine 3.30 - 4 minutes)
Max points 60 (12 moves)
Points to pass 36 (60%)
Points to Pass Plus 57 (95%)
Level 4 (routine 4mins – 4.30 minutes) / Level 4A (routine 4.30 - 5 minutes)
Max points 65 (13 moves)
Points to pass 39 (60%)
Points to Pass Plus 61 (95%)
Level 5 (routine 5mins – 5.30 minutes) / Level 5A (routine 5.30mins – 6 minutes)
Max points 70 (14 moves)
Points to pass 42 (60%)
Points to Pass Plus 66 (95%)
Grading for level Six – You will be invited to grade with our level six assessor.
Visit the shop to apply online to receive your link and lets start watching the videos today