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Pole Dancing Championships Come To LA
CBSLA.com) ^ | March 15, 2013 11:01 AM

Posted on 03/15/2013 12:36:04 PM PDT by BenLurkin

More than 150 pole dancing artists from around the nation will be at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Friday and Saturday for the 2013 Pacific Pole Championships.

The event — which is part of a series created by the Pole Sport Organization in 2012 — features contestants from four skill levels and three age groups ranging from 18 years old to 40 and over.

Performers are evaluated on multiple elements including: technique, difficulty, balance of program, musicality, and stage presence in Dramatic, Entertainment, Championship, and Showcase categories.

Founded by California Pole Dance Championship 2011 bronze medalist Amy Guion and former ice skater Bayleigh Pettigrew, the event grew from a small community movement to a large national brand in just under two years.

“We’ve received a huge amount of support from other dancers and pole dance companies with these events,” Guion said. “We wanted to start an event that was by the community, for the community.”

There is no nudity involved in the competition, which organizers said highlights “the art of pole dancing” instructed at more than 3,000 “pole-specific” clubs and gyms across the country.


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And the downward sprial of society continues to accelerate.
1 posted on 03/15/2013 12:36:04 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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Here’s one of the “artists”....http://theblacksphere.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/MO-doing-stage-dance-300x374.jpg


2 posted on 03/15/2013 12:37:51 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

So is Michelle going to be the star contender?


3 posted on 03/15/2013 12:38:55 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (Our military does not kill babies, those that commit abortion kill babies.)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

See post #2


4 posted on 03/15/2013 12:39:18 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

“.. the downward spiral of society continues..”

Polish people love to dance.. why so hateful against the Poles, BenLurkin?!!


5 posted on 03/15/2013 12:39:43 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: BenLurkin

What's wrong with that?

-PJ

6 posted on 03/15/2013 12:39:47 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: BenLurkin

Aw Jeez.

Not another MOTUS thread.


7 posted on 03/15/2013 12:40:43 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

She is going to be the winner, hands down.


8 posted on 03/15/2013 12:41:10 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Shouldn’t it be held in Warsaw or Krakow?


9 posted on 03/15/2013 12:41:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Political Junkie Too
What's wrong with that?

Well that one gal on the left is showing a little leg :)

10 posted on 03/15/2013 12:43:29 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: BenLurkin
the 2013 Pacific Pole Championships

He said "pole."

11 posted on 03/15/2013 12:44:35 PM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: BenLurkin

TTIWWOP


12 posted on 03/15/2013 12:44:59 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: BenLurkin
TTIUWP

CC

13 posted on 03/15/2013 12:45:35 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Hey liberals, what part of "unalienable" don't you understand?)
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To: BenLurkin

What’s odd about this is that this new “sport” has quickly evolved far beyond its origins in strip clubs. Way beyond. It’s now more about gymnastics than dancing. I don’t know if it is to be taken seriously yet... But it’s headed for a different place now.


14 posted on 03/15/2013 12:47:22 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: BenLurkin

I can think of worse ways for society to end.


15 posted on 03/15/2013 12:48:43 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Political Junkie Too
That's not a pole dance; that's a Pole dance. This is a pole dance:
16 posted on 03/15/2013 12:49:11 PM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus

“’Cause your friends don’t dance and if they don’t dance. Well they’re no friends of mine.”


17 posted on 03/15/2013 12:50:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin
Pole Dancing in Russia: the Polonaise.
18 posted on 03/15/2013 12:51:04 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Fiji Hill

I’m partial to the Mazurka, myself.


19 posted on 03/15/2013 12:52:17 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Fiji Hill
Amazing. If someone had told me 30 years ago that the only place where civilization survives is in Russia I would have thought they were crazy.

As an aside...why is it the Russian women are so beautiful, but the men all look like they should be mechanics at a bus depot....

20 posted on 03/15/2013 1:10:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

My favorite is the POLka.


21 posted on 03/15/2013 1:15:16 PM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: BenLurkin

AND THE WINNER IS....


22 posted on 03/15/2013 1:21:19 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: BenLurkin
Motivational Poster YOUR AUDITION
23 posted on 03/15/2013 1:36:14 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: BenLurkin

“There is no nudity involved?”...

WTF?...That just turned a GT-40 into a VW!


24 posted on 03/15/2013 1:40:35 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: dangus

25 posted on 03/15/2013 1:42:21 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Ramius

“2020 Olympic Pole Dancing Medalist ...”


26 posted on 03/15/2013 1:49:53 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

Oh crap! I don’t think there’s a pole strong enough..LOL


27 posted on 03/15/2013 1:51:40 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: BenLurkin

hey, get rid of Olympic wrestling,, add pole dancing as a medal event


28 posted on 03/15/2013 2:32:33 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

She would need to use one of Barak’s Greek columns to pole dance!


29 posted on 03/15/2013 2:36:46 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: NormsRevenge

In an almost too good a situation to be real ....

In January I had to fly to NYC for business. A young lady (attractive, not beautiful) set in the aisle seat in the row where I had the window seat, and there was no one in the middle seat. We chatted a bit, and I asked her if she was going to NYC for fun or business. Well that is when it got really interesting.

She said she was going to NYC to be on the Jerry Springer show and I asked her why and the she told me (with a giggle) that she was the 2012 Pole Dancing champion. You can imagine my reaction. We had a few laughs about that, chatted a bit and then went our separate ways. She actually was a very nice young lady.


30 posted on 03/15/2013 2:44:07 PM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: Free America52

I bet she could win her share of arm wrestling matches.. it looks a lot easier than it is..


31 posted on 03/15/2013 3:40:41 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: eCSMaster

[sigh]... Probably more right than you know. Though, it’s more of an athletic event than some of the dumb stuff that *is* in the Olympics already.


32 posted on 03/15/2013 3:47:09 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: BenLurkin
Amazing. If someone had told me 30 years ago that the only place where civilization survives is in Russia I would have thought they were crazy.

Just as 30 years ago, no one could have predicted that "red," as a political science term--e. g. "red state"--would have the connotation that it has today.

33 posted on 03/15/2013 4:32:50 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Celtic Conservative

TTIUWP
CC
CC


34 posted on 03/15/2013 5:02:21 PM PDT by Woodman
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To: dfwgator
Great, now i'll be up all night trying to get that stupid song out of my head!

CC

35 posted on 03/15/2013 5:08:01 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Hey liberals, what part of "unalienable" don't you understand?)
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