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    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

  • Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

    Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition

Photograph: Jeremy Farmer

Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition


It may or may not be news to you that in recent years pole dancing moved from the gentleman's club to the fitness club. But I certainly had no idea it was a competitive sport—albeit one that allows 6-inch high heels. The Great Midwest Pole Dance Competition was held Saturday August 27 in Tinley Park and from the looks of it, it was the real deal. Pole acrobats, er, dancers battled in three separate divisions Masters (over 40), Rookies (amateur), and Elites (professional) for the Midwest crowns. The champions, even the judges, also got a chance to show their moves in a showcase round. Pole dancers could tighten up their routines Sunday with workshops and seminars. Vendors, of course, were on hand selling to the niche. Winners and performer's music choices are after the jump.

Masters Division:
Pole Performer Of The Year: Noelle Woods
2nd Place: Crystal Harris
3rd Place: Lyndi Rongisch

Rookie Division:
Pole Performer Of The Year: Meagan Evanoff
2nd Place: Elizabeth Brower
3rd Place: Diana Sekura

Elite Division
Pole Performer Of The Year: Andrea Lui
2nd Place: Crystal Harris
3rd Place: Lyndi Rongisch

 
Play list of performance songs from the competition
Emiko Jaffe: What A Feeling - Irene Cara
Jennifer West: Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Joelle Spencer: Hurt - Johnny Cash
Maria Kwiatkowski: Storm - Lifehouse
Noelle Wood: Turning Tables - Adele
Angela Reininga: High For This - The Weekend
Diana Sekura: Stray Cat Strut - Stray Cats (Intro: Chicago - Frank Sinatra)
Elizabeth Brower: Corrupt - Depeche Mode
Jill Olig: The Crane Wife - The Decemberists
Meagan Evanoff:  Bad Romance - Vitamin String Quartet
Nekia Morris-Cutright: Sail - AWOL Nation
Andrea Lui: The World Is Not Enough - Garbage
Crystal Harris: Lie - Black Keys
Jamie Kennedy Cooper: Heavy In Your Arms - Florence And The Machine
Kylee Grody: Make Me Wanna Die - The Pretty Reckless
Lyndi Rongisch: All The Angels - Dead Confederate
Tiffany McDaniel: One - Apocalyptica
Collette Kakuk: Everywhere I Go - Lissie
Kelly Yvonee: Syrup & Hunny - Duffy
Lindsey Kimura: American Woman - Lenny Kravitz
Prana Ovide-Etienne: Exercises In Free Love - Freddi Mercury
Michelle Mynx: Blinding - Florence And The Machine
Leigh Ann Reilly: Bad To The Bone - George Thorogood
Amber Richard: Move On Me - Fink
Karol Helms: Six Feet Underground - Sneaker Pimps
Alethea Austin: Stripped - Shiny Toy Guns


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