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MISSION: Empowering and inspiring women and men toward body positivity and community connections through pole dance.
DATE: January 18-20, 2019
LOCATION: Twin Cities, Minnesota (TBA)
A formal and artistic pole dance adult amateur & professional athlete competition that includes an adult and youth Exhibition, open to all that apply.
Each division and level competes in one of four selected categories and is limited to up to 10 competitors per set. Exhibitions are Showcases or Freestyle performances that are not judged.
Different categories and levels provide a wide range of options for students and performers.
Artistic Dance: Fluidity, emphasis on expression of dramatic emotion, contemporary, modern, interpretive, & lyrical forms of dance
Classic Exotic: Emphasis for the artistry of the exotic dance style. Low pole work, sensuality, long lines, flexibility, fluidity of heel work, body rolls, skills in shaking and/or isolating movements.
Performance Theater: Tells a story or can be an entertaining upbeat, fun, or amusing spectacle, elaborate costuming, use of prop(s) to interpret story, and/or an emphasis on creative theme, concept, and character.
Pole Sport: The craftship of pole as a sport. Emphasis on difficulty and execution of tricks and transitions. Pole tricks and floor work resemble athletic and gymnastic movements.
**NOVICE:** Beginners. Dance, floor work, spins, poses, no pole inversions; keep hips below the head while on the pole.
**INTERMEDIATE:** Dance, floor work, spins, poses, combos. Inverting from the floor and using three points of the body in contact while inverted on the pole
**ADVANCED:** Dance, Floor work, spins, poses, combos. Floor and aerial inverting. Keeping three points of the body in contact while inverted on the pole
**ELITE** Dance, Floor work, spins, poses, combos. Floor and aerial inverting. Keeping TWO points of the body in contact while inverted on the pole, no jumping or popping off pole from inverted position.
Articulates a mastery of dance, floor work, spins, inversions, combos, and athleticism. No restrictions with moves
**PROFESSIONAL** Articulates a mastery of dance, floor work, spins, inversions, combos, and athleticism. No restrictions with moves.