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Lisa D, Ally Cat and Xor with their VPC awards

Lisa D, Ally Cat and Xor with their VPC awards


By Jane Blair JULY 7TH, 2015

On Saturday 4th of July, Bottoms Up students XOR, Carmen and Sarah and instructors Lisa D and Ally Cat took to the stage at the Victorian Pole Championships after over 8 weeks of hard work and dedication working on their individual routines. READ THE FULL ARTICLE


 August 2012


A huge congratulations goes out to our Lisa D, for placing third in the Miss Pole Dance Victoria competition on Saturday 25th August!  Lisa performed a beautifully unique happy dance with some amazing pole tricks, and some damm fine butt shaking!

Lisa once again had the most unique performance. We are so very proud of her for all her hard work, training and for moving out of her comfort zone to perform a happy flowing piece, which was amazing!

The competition was tight with 14 solo competitors from Victoria and Tasmania, and 2 doubles acts.  This year a new Olympic style of judging was introduced with a representative from each school competing on the judging panel.  The top and bottom scores were eliminated for fairer competition.  For the first year much of the audience were in agreement with the judges!  Big Congratulations also go out to this year’s winner Kristy Sellars and Fontaine who came second.  Best of luck to all competing at the Miss Pole Dance Australia final in Sydney  at The Enmore Theatre 10th November 2012.

More on Lisa D | Watch Lisa’s Routine from Encore! Sydney Pole Show

July 2012

Congratulations to Bottoms Up’s own Lisa D who has been selected to perform in this years “Encore! Sydney Pole Show!”

Encore! will be held in Sydney on Sunday 5 August, 2012 at the Factory Theatre.

Lisa has also been selected to compete in Miss Pole Dance Victoria!

Lisa D is teaching a 4 week ‘Drops and Dynamics’ course in Term 4 at Bottoms Up!, for details click here


June 2012


Bottoms Up! is proud to announce that Student Little Skink (Bree), WON the Australian Burlesque Festival’s newcomer contestant “Baby Bombshells” on Thursday 7th June!

Baby Bombshells is a showcase of the best emerging burlesque talent in Australia, the contest features burlesque artists with less than two years burlesque experience and is  judged by a panel of industry professionals. Bree then performed at the festival’s gala event, “The Big Tease”!

Photo courtesy of Australian Burlesque Festival
Photography by Chealse Vo.