Another pole competition….umm yea!!! If you haven’t heard, the Southern Pole Championships will be going on in Houston on November 3, 2012. Now, you’d think that with all the stress of MTPS tryouts and waiting for the finalists to be announced, that the last thing I’d be considering is entering another competition. Well surprisingly (even to myself), I was actually super excited to hear about another pole competition here in Texas! It is amazing to see how the pole community keeps growing and all of the new opportunities for us to showcase our talents…and I’m determined to be a part of it.
What I like about this competition is that it caters to a variety of styles and levels, and tryout videos are NOT required…which means that there is NO reason for YOU not to enter. If you’re looking to show off your pole style without the typical competition stress then The Showcase Event was made for you. This event is a performance-only event. No scoring nor feedback from judges will be given and this event will not qualify for later competitions.
If you’re looking for a challenge (and some great competition) then be sure to check out the other three competitive categories. In addition to a different performance style, each features three skill levels – beginner, intermediate and advanced.
The Championship Event: This event is for those dancers wishing to compete with a traditional technical competitive program. Designed to offer competitors the type of experience found at the other major pole competitions, the focus will be on the dancer’s technique, flexibility, artistry and difficulty of tricks.
The Artistic (Light Entertainment) Event: This event is focused less on the difficulty of the tricks executed and more on the dancer’s ability to interpret a piece of music to provide a comical or upbeat performance (as opposed to a more dramatic and serious performance).
The Artistic (Dramatic) Event: This event is focused less on the difficulty of the tricks executed and more on the dancer’s ability to present a serious, emotional artistic interpretation of a piece of music.
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!