Asian culture has long practiced a master-apprentice system of learning and this discipline trend continues into pole dancing, with Asia producing some of the world’s most innovative generation of master instructors, and in reflection of their drive, outstanding academies.
Popularity of Pole Dancing as art and fitness is increasing significantly in Asia, and so is the market competition with unknown new instructors appearing at a sometimes-questionable rate. It is now even more necessary to highlight key pole masters from across Asia with relevant dance and fitness training whose own academies offer safe and effective programs.
Find your way to the light side with Viva Vee’s “Essential Asian Guide of Pole Dancing Masters”, sharing the honourable Asian spirit in pole dancing to those unfamiliar with Asia, and empowering those who live in Asia with ideal pole dancing choices.
Miss Pole Dance World Champion 2005 REIKO presents:
She has been pole dancing for 10 years, and she also has 12 years of experience in jazz and hip-hop at Broadway Dance Center in NYC and Tokyo. She won the championship at Miss Pole Dance World 2005 in Amsterdam. She opened her own studio, LUXURICA, in Tokyo, 2007 April.
Her influence is enormous not only in Japanese pole dance industry but also in all kinds of entertainment scene. She performs/choreographs for a lot of music festival like SUMMER SONIC and a bunch of business parties, motor shows, PVs, TV dramas. Sometimes she performs with/behind Japanese famous musicians, like KREVA, Ami Suzuki, MISIA. She has appeared in more than 40 magazines and about 15 major TV programs in Japan. In 2009, her interview was featured in SOURCE magazine. She sometimes does modeling for fashion brands (Sword Fish, S.I.V. etc).
You can see Reiko’s show every weekend in ageHa, Tokyo. Reiko leads a pole dance team called PINK FORCE which consist of two men and two female including REIKO
Now she is a well-known artist in Japan. Her activity helps Japanese public to recognize Pole dancing an art form and healthy exercise. She established her own company REIKO INTERNATIONAL CO. LTD in 2007 and this company is to supply good lessons, workshops, shows, and opportunities of pole dancing to everybody.
She often says, “I would like to entertain both men and women, old and young, I mean, everybody!”
REIKO signature move: Reiko Splits
SUZIE “MING” WONG presents
Having practiced pole fitness for several years now and performing extensively for the last 3, Ming discovers just how effective it is for ladies to lose weight, get toned and trimmed with pole fitness. Not one who enjoys going to the gym or sweating it out on a track, Ming picked up pole dancing because she wanted to have some fun incorporating dance to a fitness regime. Then she began to realize that it is much more to just dancing as pole fitness worked her abs, thighs, biceps, triceps, practically every muscle as pole fitness uses one’s own body as weights. Hence, she has crafted a syllabus, following that of UK syllabus that will help every woman have a good work out and at the same time be in touch with her sensuality
Her pole fitness studio is named Acro Polates, with its website www.polefessional.com.sg. Barely 10 months starting its first class, they now boast about 100 members who take classes ranging from beginners (basic pole-gram), intermediate (pole-gress), advance (pole-tential) and pole-fessional levels.
“3 and half years later into practising and performing pole art (my performance website is www.suziewong.com.sg), I can now achieve all the advance and extreme moves including knee hold, aysha, superman, pencil, super invert, death lay, yogini, handspring, twisted grip handspring, a catalogue of my moves can be seen here http://www.polefessional.com.sg/gallery.php”
MING signature move: One armed flag
CHINA, HONG KONG, MALAYSIA
IPDFA Pole Dance Instructor of the Year nominee VIVA VEE presenting:
Vee is a founder member of Asia’s only Aerial Arts Community: Aerial Arts Association, consultant to Asia’s first AASFP accredited Pole Fitness Certification academy: Viva Vertical, representative of the VivaPole –industry latest portable spinning dance pole designed to professional requirements.
At only 26 she is an AASFP accredited Master Trainer and performer with a staggering 8years of fitness and dance experience from London United Kingdom.
Training: Asian Association for Sport Fitness Professionals, Pole Fitness Master Trainer; Aerial Arts Association, Aerial Silk and Pole Master Trainer; Viva Vertical, Pole and Exotic Fitness Master Trainer; London Westminster University, BA HONS Contemporary Media Practice; Active IQ UK, Group Exercise to Music; Vertical Dance UK, Pole Dancing; New York Circus Arts; Pole Dancing School UK.
Since 2006 Vee has successfully established over a dozen Viva Vertical licensed programs and studios in Malaysia, Hong Kong and China. Vee is available for performances and training of Aerial Silks, Chinese Pole, Pole Dancing, PoleJam X-Groove and Aerobics. For more information on Vee, visit: http://vivavertical.blogspot.com
”Viva Vertical strive to build an academy which all our students and instructors are nurtured with the latest international quality of teachings, that are safe, effective and recognized by pole dancers, dance sport fitness academies and associations around the globe.
Viva Vertical is the first and only Pole Dancing academy with Pole Fitness Instructor Certifications accredited by the Asian Association of Sport Fitness Professionals, internationally recognized by the sport and fitness industry in Asia. For more information on Viva Vertical, please visit www.vivavertical.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org”
Vee signature move: Viva Slide