POLE DANCE FESTIVAL
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.
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.
Emphasis on expression of dramatic emotion or serious concept, contemporary, modern, interpretive, & lyrical forms of dance styles fit best here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Articulates a mastery of dance, floor work, spins, inversions, combos, and athleticism. No restrictions with moves.