News & Events

NEWS & EVENTS

LDA not only hosts monthly international and specialist in-house workshops, and annual student & teacher showcases, but also regularly works with a wide range of corporate partners on tailor-made events. Our performers and teachers are always busy appearing on TV or competing at national and international levels.

 

From brand launches and fashion shows to festivals, photo shoots, TV and press features of our antigravity, pole dancing and circus performers and teachers, to our own showcases and corporate tailor-made events, we are proud of our track record so far and looking forward to much more.

 

For past, present and future news and events, please scroll through our events pages. Also, don't forget to sign up to our newsletter, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

We are always happy to help you in tailoring your event. Whether it's a party, group outing, team building day or to mark any other occasion. We can supply a wide range of super-talented performers and teachers as well as event organisers.

Past events have included:

  • Brand launches for Adidas and Nike,
  • Tailor-made aerial acts for Stella McCartney at London Fashion show,
  • Antigravity Yoga, Pole Dancing, Contortion and Twerk on national TV and in the press (The Apprentice, Strictly Come Dancing, Loose Women, Alan Titchmarsh Show, Paul O'Grady, Get Your Act Together, TOWIE amongst many others)
  • Performances for the Dot London domain launch and many more.

For any questions about events, please don't hesitate to get in touch: 020 3490 1018 or alexe@laphq.co.uk

LDA featured on Refinery29

LDA featured on Refinery29

15/12/2016

LDA on Refinery29

We are very proud to feature on Refinery29 for our innovative, alternative fitness classes.

The article includes fantastic interviews with four LDA teachers. Ayesha, Sophie, Sam & Hannah, talk about their love of pole dance and alternative fitness, reveal practice routines and share their latest successes. 

Have a read of this brilliant in-depth feature here. The article was picked up by Yahoo Style as well, giving us double exposure – well done, ladies!

 

UKPPC 2016 – Winner Hannah Rose Kaynes

UKPPC 2016 – Winner Hannah Rose Kaynes

26/11/2016

UKPPC 2016

LDA’s Hannah won the title at UKPPC’s 2016 Pole dance competition in the professional category in November. 

UKPPC 2016 – Ayesha 1st place Instructor category

UKPPC 2016 – Ayesha 1st place Instructor category

25/11/2016

UKPPC

LDA’s Ayesha Agogo won first place in the Instructor category at UKPPC in November 2016.

 

UKPPC 2016 – Qing Dong – 2nd place Instructor category

UKPPC 2016 – Qing Dong – 2nd place Instructor category

24/11/2016

UKPPC 2016

LDA’s latest addition to the teaching team, Qing, took second place at UKPPC in November 2016.

Refinery29 on London Dance Academy

Refinery29 on London Dance Academy

12/11/2016

Refinery29 interviewed and filmed some of our teachers in summer and autumn of 2016 – and discovered that pole dancing is so much more than they thought it would be!

Se their full article here.

Pole Theatre World – Prague October 2016

Pole Theatre World – Prague October 2016

15/10/2016

Pole Theatre World – Prague October 2016

LDA teacher Tiago Gambogi as Sergio in Under Construction.

Pixie LeKnot teaching contortion to the Daily Mail

Pixie LeKnot teaching contortion to the Daily Mail

12/09/2016

Pixie LeKnot – How to do the splits in 10 easy steps

Top UK contortionist and LDA teacher Pixie Le Knot taught Daily Mail reporter Deni Kirkova some of her industry’s staple moves in September 2016. 

Pixie took Deni through front and box splits as well as back bends – with amazing results!

Read the full article here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3789528/Bending-backwards-one-one-lesson-Britain-s-flexible-woman-teaches-SPLITS-10-easy-steps.html.

Twerk & LDA – Daily Star masterclass

Twerk & LDA – Daily Star masterclass

28/07/2016

Twerk & LDA

Our Twerk teachers Miss Twerkology and Lanaiya did us proud taking this Daily Star reporter through the moves in this special masterclass!

See the full footage and article here.

Heir to the Chrome 2016 – Qing Dong (Winner, Advanced Category)

Heir to the Chrome 2016 – Qing Dong (Winner, Advanced Category)

08/07/2016

Heir to the Chrome 2016

Heir to the Chrome Pole Dance competition 2016. LDA student – and since appointed teacher – Qing Dong’s very well deserved winning performance in the advanced category.

 

To see her awesome performance in full, please click here: https://youtu.be/TlwXvRPpEVY

Twerk & LDA on ITV’s Loose Women

Twerk & LDA on ITV’s Loose Women

15/06/2016

Twerk & LDA on Loose Women

In June 2016, LDA’s Lanaiya took the Loose Women crew through some saucy twerk moves for their popular live TV show. 

With the audience in stitches, Loose Women panellists Martine McCutcheon, Ruth Langsford and Coleen Nolan showed off their newly acquired skills on stage.  At some point, even 80s pop star Rick Astley joined in.

For more, please click here

Pole Theatre 2016 – Ayesha Agogo (Winner, Pole Drama Semi-Professional)

Pole Theatre 2016 – Ayesha Agogo (Winner, Pole Drama Semi-Professional)

24/05/2016

Pole Theatre 2016

LDA’s Ayesha Agogo wins 1st place in the Pole Drama category (semi-professional). 

To see Ayesha’s superbly moving routine, please go to: https://youtu.be/dtdg7n2zAdw.

Pole Art Hungary 2016 – Renee Sprenger

Pole Art Hungary 2016 – Renee Sprenger

22/05/2016

Pole Art Hungary

LDA’s Renee competed in Pole Art Hungary in the Elite category in May 2016 for the first time, coming 4th (missing 3rd place by just 1 point).

Pole Theatre 2016 – Tiago Gambogi (Winner, Pole Comedy Professional)

Pole Theatre 2016 – Tiago Gambogi (Winner, Pole Comedy Professional)

21/05/2016

Pole Theatre 2016

LDA’s Tiago amazed and entertained the audience as ‘Sergio’ in Under Construction, earning him 1st place in the professional pole comedy category in May 2016.

 

See his full routine here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dmfOAbcssA.

Move It 2016

Move It 2016

10/05/2016

Move It 2016 Fitness Expo

LDA teachers Hannah and Tiago performing at industry event Move It 2016 for X-Pole. See their full performance here: https://youtu.be/BvqrSAZKOlY.

Top 20 Dance School in London

Top 20 Dance School in London

17/03/2016

London Dance Academy – Top 20 Dance School

As a result of London Dance Academy teaching Antigravity® Yoga for an episode of Strictly Come DancingLondon Dance Academy was chosen as one of the top 20 dance schools in the UK by Holiday Lettings, certified by Trip Advisor.

Read the full story here: https://www.holidaylettings.co.uk/blog/top-20-uk-dance-schools/   

AntiGravity Yoga on Endemol’s new Lifestyle Channel

AntiGravity Yoga on Endemol’s new Lifestyle Channel

16/02/2016

AntiGravity Yoga on Pretty UpFront

LDA featured as one of the first companies on Endemol’s new lifestyle channel Pretty UpFront. 

Shot in February 2016 at the LDA Old Street Studio. Featuring our fantastic Sam teaching presenter Madeleine Shaw and guest Shona Vertue.

Have a look at how they did here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXOl7iUay3M.

Dot London Launch – Sept 2014

Dot London Launch – Sept 2014

16/12/2015

Dot London Domain Launch with the Mayor of London September 2014

Boris Johnson meets Melissa and the LDA team performing for the launch of Dot London, the .london domain.

Mr Pole Fitness UK 2015 – Tiago Gambogi (Finalist & Best Costume)

Mr Pole Fitness UK 2015 – Tiago Gambogi (Finalist & Best Costume)

10/10/2015

Mr Pole Fitness UK 2015 – Finalist & Best Costume

Mr Pole Fitness UK 2015 featuring LDA’s Tiago Gambogi – Winner of Best Costume

The Apprentice – Oct 2015

The Apprentice – Oct 2015

10/10/2015

The Apprentice – Oct 2015

The Apprentice’s Alan Sugar treats the winning boys’ team to an Anti-Gravity yoga lesson at the LDA studio.

LDA voted Top 5 Fitness Joint in Clerkenwell!

LDA voted Top 5 Fitness Joint in Clerkenwell!

25/08/2015

What a fantastic credit to our hard work! LDA have been voted one of the top 5 fitness providers in our area by influential fitness blogger, Elle Linton of FlexiOffices!

We have even earned ourselves this awesome badge, so pleased to see our hard work paying off. Thanks to everyone who has helped make this happen – our students rock!

Check out our entry in their London Area Guide here.

Pole Theatre Comedy May 2015 – Sam O’Neill

Pole Theatre Comedy May 2015 – Sam O’Neill

16/05/2015

Pole Theatre 2015

LDA’s Sam O’Neill competing in the semi-professional comedy category in May 2015.

Get Your Act Together – Feb 2015 Pixie LeKnot

Get Your Act Together – Feb 2015 Pixie LeKnot

20/02/2015

Get Your Act Together

LDA contortionist Pixie LeKnot taught Roxy Shahidi (from Emmerdale) contortion for ITV1 challenge show Get Your Act Together episode 5.

Get Your Act Together – Feb 2015 Bendy Kate

Get Your Act Together – Feb 2015 Bendy Kate

07/02/2015

Pole Dancing and contortionism on Get Your Act Together ITV show Feb 2015

Filmed at LDA studio with Bendy Kate teaching TV celebrity Sinitta for episode 2 of the ITV show.

Question: “Do you now have more respect for pole dancers?”

Sinitta: “Yes. They have such a serene look on their faces and they look so sexy and pretty. But these people have cores of steel. It is so hard. This is the hardest, physical thing I have ever done.

Game of Thrones – Pixie Le Knot

Game of Thrones – Pixie Le Knot

15/10/2014

Game of Thrones 2014-2015

LDA’s Contortionist teacher Pixie le Knot appears as Kayla in Game of Thrones seasons 3 and 4.

The Paul O’Grady Show Aug 2014 – Lowri Thomas

The Paul O’Grady Show Aug 2014 – Lowri Thomas

16/08/2014

The Paul O’Grady Show Aug 2014

Lowri, one of LDA’s contortionist teachers and performers body-painted as a spider for the Paul O’Grady Show. Paint by Emma Fay.

Have a look for more here.

 

Pole Theatre Comedy May 2014 – Sam O’Neill

Pole Theatre Comedy May 2014 – Sam O’Neill

17/05/2014

Pole Theatre Comedy

Pole Theatre Comedy semi-professional category May 2014 featuring LDA’s Sam O’Neill.

The Only Way Is Essex – May 2014

The Only Way Is Essex – May 2014

15/05/2014

The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE) May 2014

Co-owner Alexe teaches the TOWIE girls Jasmin, Fran, Grace & Georgia how to pole dance at the LDA studio.

Eurotrash featuring Pixie LeKnot

Eurotrash featuring Pixie LeKnot

05/05/2014

Contortion live on Eurotrash

LDA’s resident contortionist Pixie LeKnot amazed the Eurotrash presenters with her incredible flexibility live on the show.

Adidas SS14 launch

Adidas SS14 launch

21/03/2014

Adidas SS14 launch

Adidas SS14 new womens’ workout collection launch at LDA studio in Spring 2014.

This event transformed the studio as part of their London launch event for the SS14 collection.

LDA hosted a hula hoop class for 20 women. The studio was transformed into a fashion exhibition for a day, with special lighting, changing rooms, models and wall decoration for the event turning the studio into a fashion show launch pad.

Nike NTC event 2014

Nike NTC event 2014

17/02/2014

Nike NTC 2014

LDA took part in Nike’s global Nike Training Week event.  Studios and gyms in major cities across the globe hosted activities as part of special Nike one-day challenges.

LDA participated with a special antigravity yoga session in early 2014.

Strictly Come Dancing – Oct 2013

Strictly Come Dancing – Oct 2013

19/10/2013

Strictly Come Dancing Oct 2013

Hairy Biker Dave Myers tries out AntiGravity yoga at LDA studio for the ITV1 show.

During the third results show of the season, judge Darcy Bussell told Myers that he needed help with his posture as it was the only thing letting his performance down. 

Stella McCartney – London Fashion Week 2013

Stella McCartney – London Fashion Week 2013

16/10/2013

Stella McCartney London fashion week Oct 2013

LDA teachers perform and model Stella McCartney’s new range for Adidas while doing AntiGravity yoga for London Fashion week.

Always Infinity Launch – Sept 2013

Always Infinity Launch – Sept 2013

14/09/2013

Always Infinity

Brand launch at LDA Studio Sept 2013

Event held at LDA studio for press and marketing persons for launch of new Always Infinity product. See what Cosmopolitan Magazine had to say about the event here.

 

Alan Titchmarch Show Apr 2013 – Pixie LeKnot

Alan Titchmarch Show Apr 2013 – Pixie LeKnot

13/04/2013

Alan Titchmarch Show

Featuring our LDA teacher Pixie le Knot showing Alan Titchmarch just what contortion is all about. April 2013.

National Wedding Show 2013

National Wedding Show 2013

09/02/2013

National Wedding Show 2013

In Feb 2013 LDA teamed up with the Bridal club at the National Wedding Show holding pole dancing hen party tasters throughout the event.

SW4 Fest – 2012

SW4 Fest – 2012

11/08/2012

SW4 Fest Aug 2012

LDA girls Pole dancing with DJ Borgore at SW4 fest in Clapham, London – acts included Public Enemy, Pete Tong, Carl Cox and Skrillex.

Borgore at Brixton Academy – Mar 2012

Borgore at Brixton Academy – Mar 2012

10/03/2012

Brixton Academy Borgore gig

LDA dancers perform at Brixton Academy for Borgore gig in March 2012

The Ideal Home Show – Mar 2012

The Ideal Home Show – Mar 2012

10/03/2012

Ideal home show March 2012

LDA’s catwalk event with Sam and Alexe teaching Burlesque to the crowd.

LDA goody bags to win and Alexe and Sam recorded video for Bona.

Britains Got Talent Semi-Final 2010 – Alesia Vazmitsel

Britains Got Talent Semi-Final 2010 – Alesia Vazmitsel

14/08/2010

Performer: Alesia Vazmitsel – ex-teacher at LDA

Performance on Britain’s Got Talent. Alesia went on to be Miss Pole Dance World in 2011.

Duke of Essex Polo Match 2010

Duke of Essex Polo Match 2010

10/07/2010

Duke of Essex Polo Match July 2010

Hosted by Bobby Davro.

Taster lessons and Pole dance performance by LDA co-owner Alexe and celebrity charity auction price won by Penny Lancaster.

The Damned Nov 2007

The Damned Nov 2007

10/11/2007

The Damned Nov 2007

Event at the Forum Kentish Town (now O2 Forum). Co-organised with LDA co-owner Alexe and The Texas Chainsaw travelling picture show. Devil dancers provided by LDA.