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Pole Competitions Events Information


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Minnesota Regional Amateur 
Pole Competitions and Exhibition Showcases

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​Jan 19-20, 2018

A formal and artistic pole dance adult amateur competition and youth and adult Exhibition Showcase open to all that apply.


Minnesota and the midwest states get first option to fill the limited-space levels. 


(Each division and level competes in the selected category and is limited to up to 10 competitors, Exhibition Showcases are performances that are not judged)


Divisions Include:

 

Youth Exhibition Showcase


Adult Exhibition Showcase

Women's

Men's

Doubles


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 classy artistry of exotic 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 sexy spectacle, elaborate costuming, use of prop(s) to interpret story, and/or an emphasis on creative theme, concept, and character.​

Pole Sport: The artistry of pole as a sport. Emphasis on difficulty and execution of tricks and transitions. Pole tricks and floor work resemble athletic and gymnastic movements.

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Amateur Competition Levels:

**NOVICE:** Beginners. Dance, floor work, spins, poses, no inversions, keep hips under 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. 


**SEMI-PRO**

​Articulates a mastery of dance, floor work, spins, inversions, combos, and athleticism. No restrictions with moves.

Winners may move on to showcase at the

Shake, Rattle, n' Pole Show in April. 


Minnesota National Pro
Pole Star Championship

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Jan 20, 2018


Professional pole competition and qualifier  event for the  Pole Championship Seriesat the Arnold Classic in March. 

**PROFESSIONAL** Articulates a mastery of dance, floor work, spins, inversions, combos, and athleticism. No restrictions with moves. 

A women's professional pole dance competition presented at the Minnesota Regional Pole Competitions.

~These participants are limited and have either won or applied to be selected to compete. The winner moves on to the PCS national competition in Ohio in March and is shortlisted for the showcase at the Shake, Rattle, n' Pole Show.

2018 event location:


Theatre @

55 N Victoria St, St Paul, MN 55104


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