Happy Kiss Pole Fitness

Competition 2017


The Happy Kiss Pole Fitness Competition is back! We are happy to announce that we have secured a beautiful location for our students to compete this year in The Baughman Center.


“The Baughman Center is a stunning, elegant contemplation space in the heart of the University of Florida campus. Designed to bring the picturesque outdoor setting inside, the soaring windows and delicate natural materials echo the serene Florida surroundings. From travertine marble floors to the hardwood paneled ceiling, this is one of the most peaceful, beautiful spots in Gainesville.”*


Friday, February, 10, 2017


Baughman Center

982 Museum Road
Gainesville, FL 32611-2548

*Photo by Aaron Bailey Photography


The goal of the Happy Kiss Pole Fitness Competition is to encourage and prepare our students to compete in the various local/state/national pole dance competition. This year, we have decided to place greater emphasis on theme rather than the technical aspects of competing. This year’s theme is EPIC. Be bold, tell us a story through your dancing, get creative with costumes and use the Baughman Center as a source of inspiration.





noun: epic; plural noun: epics

  1. a long poem, typically one derived from ancient oral tradition, narrating the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures or the history of a nation.



adjective: epic

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of an epic or epics.

  2. heroic or grand in scale or character.

  3. informal

    • particularly impressive or remarkable.**

Interested in participating in the 2017 competition? Apply HERE


Missed last year’s competition? Watch the competition videos HERE

*Quote and photo from the Baughman Center Website

**Abbreviated definition of Epic from Google

Reserve your seats now:

Online Ticket Sales have ended. 

VIP Seats are SOLD OUT 

Friday, February, 10, 2017

Doors Open: 7:00PM

Show Starts: 7:30PM

Baughman Center

982 Museum Road
Gainesville, FL 32611-2548


Gemma Lux

Impulse Pole Dance Instructor & Manager

Cleo’s Rock N Pole Instructor & Brand Ambassador

Femme’s Follies Pole Dancer

3rd Place USPDF 2016


Gemma Lux (aka Aly) attended her first pole dance class the summer of 2012. It didn’t take long for Gemma to recognize just how incredible pole dancing is. She became a pole dance instructor 6 months into her pole journey. Gemma found joy in helping others and decided to resign from her corporate life in 2013 to become a full time Instructor & Manager at Impulse Pole Dance, Brandon FL. Gemma now competes at a professional level, and performs with Burlesque troupe Femme’s & Follies as their pole dancer. Gemma is also a Cleo’s Rock N Pole instructor and Brand Ambassador. She loves traveling the country sharing her passion and love for pole. Gemma’s background includes gymnastics, belly dance, Tahitian, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Cheerleading. Gemma is known for her debut in the pole community for pole dance trick “The Lux” as well as sharing her positive vibes through her energetic & sultry pole dance style. Ultimately Gemma Lux loves helping people reach their goals, fulfill their potential, find their sexy side, and strives to inspire and enrich lives all over the world.

Shannon Burbridge

 Co-Owner Aura Aerial & Yoga LLC

Co-Creator Founder of Aura Pole Dance Fitness

North Florida Director AFAA Master Certification Specialist

Presenter AFAA/ACE Certified 200 hours Body Balance Yoga Therapy

American Red Cross


Provider/Instructor Shannon has been working in the fitness industry teaching, educating and mentoring for over 30 years. She holds 6 fitness certifications through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and 200 hours Yoga Certification through Body Balance School of Yoga Therapy. She is known for her creative and innovative, very effective teaching and motivating style. She has found her passion in pole fitness and has been practicing since late summer 2010. Soon after, began teaching, creating pole instructor training programming and cardio pole dance choreography. She loves seeing students leave classes with a beautiful “Aura”. Her personal mission is to share the life changing benefits of pole dance fitness to as many women as possible!

Michelle Rose

Happy Kiss Pole Fitness Instructor

Registered Nurse


1st Place in Level 3 Division HKPF Competition 2016


Michelle Rose started her pole journey in April of 2015 at Happy Kiss. She very quickly became a pole addict and has enjoyed exploring the seductive side of herself ever since. She's recently started to study contortion and loves teaching our flexibility classes - Split City & Bendy Back Blvd. When she's not working at a nurse, teaching classes or stalking her favorite pole dancers on Instagram, she can be found performing pole dance and contortion acts around Gainesville, FL. 

Michelle competed in last year's competition and won first place in her Division. Watch her competition video HERE

Many thanks to all of our sponsors!

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Find out more info on:


Happy Kiss Pole Fitness | 501 NW 23 AVE, Suite B | Gainesville, FL 32609 | 352.448.1128 | info@happykisspolefitness.com

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