Dawn has been in the Fitness Industry since 2002 and began pole in 2006, giving her many years of Pole Dance Instructional Experience. She is a fully insured and qualified Fitness Professional, a member of REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals), a registered member of the PDC (see all her qualifications here) and is constantly updating her qualifications and industry knowledge to ensure her sessions are up to date, interesting and inspirational. Dawn is also Enhanced CRB checked.



Performance Work

Apart from instructing, Dawn performs regularly on and off the pole at many different events including:

Bluestocking Lounge - Regular character - Crack Of Dawn

Boomtown Fair 2012 - Go-Go dancer in Devil Kicks Dancehall

Burlesque Cardiff - Polesque double act

NoFit State Circus - Parklife 2010 - one off performance

Reading Gay Pride - Part of the BAD Performers since 2009

Dawn is proud to work alongside and promote the award winning The Rock Show

Dawn regularly performs at burlesque shows as a Drag King and Burlesque Performer under the name Cariad Cwtch. Dawn and her students have also appeared onstage with bands as well as in music videos.

Testimonials for Dawn's performance work can be found here.


Pole Training

Dawn has trained with many people to become the best teacher she can be. Here are a few of the amazing people she has trained with.


Pantera Blacksmith, The Worlds Most Famous Pole Dancer

Dawn has taken several Workshops with Pantera


Pole Pride were also lucky enough to be one of the small handful of schools in the UK to host Pantera workshops in 2012.

Pantera wowing the audience at Pole Candy here



Felix Cane, Miss Pole Dance World 2009, 2010


See Felix's amazing 2008 performance here



Becca Butcher, winner of Trixpert at Polarity Competition.

Pole Pride also hosted Becca Butcher's workshop at Passion in Cardiff in 2011.

becca butcher

Becca's title winning performance here



Other awe inspiring people who trained me include:

Suzie Q: watch here

Jessalyn Medairy: watch here

Sally-Ann Giles: watch here

Deb Riley: watch here

Darren Pritchard here


Dawn Roberts is a PDC approved instructor.


4 Star Approved Instructors exemplify excellence in teaching quality and have extensive pole fitness industry experience.

All 4 star instructors have provided the PDC with copies of their insurance and first aid certificates, confirmed that they are using safe poles, agreed to teach no more than three students to a pole and have promised to keep their charges reasonable.