Encore’s vision

The Encore! Sydney Pole Show was established in 2012 to provide unique performance opportunities to the pole dance community. Encore! is the first event of its kind – a performance and entertainment event for pole dancers of all genres and genders. We set the stage for dancers to unleash their creativity and raw talent!

CREATIVE EXPRESSION

We’ve united the spectrum of pole dancing and provided a platform outside of a competitive environment where performers can express their individuality and dance styles in solo, double or group performances. Encore! is an international event and has drawn participants and spectators from around the globe.

From the first pole performance to the last I was riveted. In true pole dance style the stage was alive with glittering stardust sprays, strapped up studded barely there costumes & dramatic lighting as the dancers entertained with sexy, funny, psychotic, pole-litical, euphoric and very, very personal shows. — 007 Heaven

BE DIFFERENT

Being part of Encore! isn’t about being the best pole dancer, it’s about being different and performing the way you want to perform. If you’re male or female, a student, instructor or a professional performer Encore! is the time to come out into the spotlight!

The night was chock-full of surprises. I didn’t expect to see a congenital amputee perform a pole routine with one arm – but I did. I didn’t expect to see a queer feminist activist gyrate to Nine Inch Nails’ Closer while calling for stripper pride – but I did. — Star Observer

BEHIND THE SCENES

Encore! is brought to you by two former organisers of the Asia Pacific Pole Dance Championships. With four years of experience running the championships event, Sarah and Kym continue to bring their passion, knowledge and experience to the pole community through their newest project, Encore!

SARAH MARTIN

Sarah MartinSarah has been dancing for over 25 years and pole dancing for over 7 years. She is heavily involved in the Australian pole dance industry as a pole school owner, a teacher, a performer and a choreographer. Having successfully competed in numerous gymnastic competitions and dance eisteddfods throughout her dance career, she has a wealth of knowledge in competing, performing and running dance events.

KYM MCGOWAN

Kym pole dancerKym is a pole dancer who has competed at national and international levels as well as having performed and taught pole dance workshops across the globe. Kym was one of the Pure Pole Angels who brought the sport of pole dance to the public’s eye when they made it through to the semi-finals of Australia’s Got Talent in 2010.