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LAND OF LAKES

POLE DANCE FESTIVAL

2022



Discover a new way to connect with your dance practice, find friends, and a supportive community at the Land of Lakes Pole Dance Festival.



Take a beginner or advanced workshop, attend an informative seminar, visit the vendors, watch the freestyles and performances, and settle in to experience the Minnesota Pole Competitions.



September 9-11, 2022

Capri Theater

Minneapolis, MN





Minnesota Regional Pole Competitions




Bring your dreams to the stage with full control of your choice of lighting and video background to create the most unique and breathtaking performance of your life.

 





What is it ?


A formal and artistic pole dance adult amateur & professional athlete competition that includes an exhibition/showcase option. Open to all that apply, space is limited


Each division and level competes in one of four selected categories.


Exhibitions are Showcases or Freestyle performances that are not judged.



DIVISIONS



CATEGORIES


ARTISTIC

DANCE


Emphasis on expression of dramatic emotion or serious concept, contemporary, modern, interpretive, & lyrical forms of dance styles fit best here.



CLASSIC


Emphasis for the artistry of the exotic, erotic, and sensual dance styles. Low pole work, sensuality, long lines, flexibility, fluidity of heel work, body rolls, skills in shaking and/or isolating movements.


PERFORMANCE

THEATER


Emphasis on telling a story, 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 sport. Emphasis on difficulty and execution of tricks and transitions. Pole tricks and floor work resemble athletic and gymnastic movements.

LEVELS

NOVICE 

Beginners. Dancing around the pole and floor at a beginner level, low base pole floor work, spins, poses, no pole inversions; must keep hips below the head when body weight is supported on the pole.


INTERMEDIATE 

Dancing around the pole and floor at an intermediate level, low base floor work, spins, poses, combos. Inverting from the floor and using three points of the body in contact while inverted on the pole.


ADVANCED

Dancing around the pole and floor at an advanced level, floor work, spins, poses, and combos. Floor and aerial inverting. Keeping three points of the body in contact while inverted on the pole

ELITE

Dancing around the pole and floor at an elite level, floor work, spins, poses, and 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.


PROFESSIONAL