Bart Erkamp was introduced to the athletic side of pole dancing on a date in the summer of 2013. He had never heard of pole fitness before and was intrigued. “I immediately thought it would be a wonderful concept for a photoshoot,” he said. He attended a regional competition in his hometown in Amsterdam and was impressed with the amount of strength the athletes possessed. He has created a series featuring women, men and even children pole dancing. To read the full story click here. United Pole Artists Pole News is a place where news from around the world regarding pole dancing is shared. UPA writes and/or gathers news and stories for you so you don’t miss a thing. Have something to add to this story? If you are a registered UPA user, you can sign in, leave a comment and let us know what you think. We would love to hear from you!