Tuesday, 5 October 2010
Olympic Pole Dance Championship 2010
World Pole Dance championships 2010
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This World Pole Dance Championships, presented by Pole Passion and Loft1 Pole Fitness Studios was held in Zurich Switzerland on the 2nd of October 2010.
The competition was held in the grand beautiful Radisson Blu Hotel, so the competitors enjoyed a life of luxury to help them with their nerves!
The judges for the World Championships were:
Kay Penney- UK- Chief Director & founder of Pole Passion in 2003 and organiser of the World Pole Dance competition, Owner of Miss Pole Dance UK National championships founded in 2005 & Mr Pole Fitness championships
Daniela Baumann- Switzerland- Chief Director of Loft 1 Pole Fitness Studios and co/organiser of the competition and owner of Miss Pole Fitness Switzerland
Alma Pirner- Hungary- Famous as a glamour model, pole and aerial performer and founder of pole dance and fitness to Hungary owner of Miss Pole Dance Hungary
Reiko Suemune- Japan- The World Pole Dance Champion 2005 and owner of Miss Pole Dance Japan
Fawnia Dietrich- USA- Was one of the first women to introduce pole fitness to the world and brought out the first Pole Fitness DVD
Deb Riley Tricks Syntax Coordinator- UK- Won best Tricks in Miss Pole Dance UK 2008 and is one of the top UK instructors
Donna Gant Tricks Syntax Coordinator-assistant- UK- Is also one of the top UK instructors
The competition was a huge “Woman Power” event, from women in over 24 countries that came to compete that day.
This competition was in it’s 2nd year held by Pole Passion and the talent and skill that was in it was extraordinary and Kay Penney chief director of Pole Passion is passionate about pushing this beautiful art form out further and further to the world.
On the 1st of October, the competitors had to battle it out in a set of Prelim competitions. The competitors were split into 3 groups and in total there were 36 all battling for 13 places in the World Championship finals competition.
The 13 finalists were:
1. Kulagina Anzhela – Russia
2. Alethea Austin - USA
3. Rafaela Montanaro - Brazil
4. Jenyne Butterfly – USA
1st runner up 2009 (automatic entry)
5. Zoroya Judd - USA
6. Crystal Lai - Canada
7. Alesia Vazmitsel - UK
2nd runner up 2009 (automatically entry)
8. Laurence Hilsum - France
9. Karen Chaundy - United Kingdom
10. Maria Escalante - Argentina
11. Allegra King - Australia
12. Felix Cane 2009 World Champion – Australia
13. Anastasia Skukhtorova – Russia
The following results for the competition were:
Winner: Felix Cane- Australia
Felix Cane took the World Pole Dance Championship first place home with her again!
This girl is still at the top of her game, she executed all her moves with grace and strong energy towards the audience.
She wore a rocky costume, with a skirt and jacket which she later removed and beautiful gemmed up shoes.
As soon as she entered on to the stage, she lit up with her expression and confidence as she danced and rocked out to “Knights of Cydonia” by Muse.
The lyrics to this song suited Felix perfectly as they had in them “the time has come to make things right”, meaning Felix meant business as she was coming back to take her crown home as the winning champion. What an athlete she is!
2nd Place: Maria Escalante- Argentina
Maria with her unique presentation Latino style pole dance routine.
Showing a very strong, confident routine, with perfect choreography, demonstration of beautiful lines and flexibility.
Her expression was sexy and also fierce as she connected with the audience and judges.
3rd Place: Rafaela Montanaro- Brazil
Rafaela wowed the audience and judges with her strong powerful routine, as well as her muscular athletic figure.
Her moves were executed with such strength and power and she had the flexibility to go with it too.
Best Costume Award: Alesia Vazmitsel- UK
Alesia’s costume was beautiful and fun at the same time.
She came on to the stage dressed as a martini class with a giant head piece of a sliced orange on her head.
She had the audience’s attention straight away, as she cheekily walked around the stage poking her head out the top of her martini glass style costume.
She then removed the martini glass and the orange head piece to reveal a beautiful red sparkling costume to perform the rest of her routine in.
This girl knows how to please and wow an audience!
Best Entertainer Award: Crystal Lai- Canada
Crystal’s routine had a bit of everything in it, from poses, drops and combination tricks.
Her routine was fun and up beat all the way through and it also included the classic club track “Let me think about it”, which involved a great beat which got the audience going and clapping throughout.
She looked like she was having so much fun on stage and her costume was a simple blue sparkly bikini style costume which suited this high energy, fun routine.
Best Tricks Award: Rafaela Montanaro- Brazil
Not only did this girl win 3rd place, but also won the tricks award too.
Her tricks were so strong and precise and a massive variety of slow controlled tricks to fast combination ones.
This night was also filmed by Stangentanz auf Höchstniveau TV Company and was aired on Swiss TV.
There will be a DVD of this amazing event coming out soon, so keep your eyes peeled!
Kay and Steve Penney from Pole Passion have decided to hold next years World Pole Dance in Budapest in Hungary in October 2011 along with Alma Pirner – Doll House co hosting as well.
There will also be a new doubles category next year too.
So watch this space and see you there next year!
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The championships was sponsored by www.r-polefitness.com suppliers of the competition poles