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NSW Pole Sport Championships 2019

February 25, 2020

The long weekend of June 2019 saw the Newcastle Pole Dancing Competition New South Wale Pole Sports Championships ran by BeachFit Dance at the Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Center.

The competition has a great selection of categories for all level of Pole Dancer, with a Junior, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Master, Professional, Artistic & Group Divisions.

Your fearless leaders La Bella & Leeanne Taylor started preparing for the comp about 1 and 1/2 months with them each deciding to do an individual category and something for the group’s division.

Leeanne, severely spraining her ankle on 19th May, and the little amount of prep time. She was forced to focus solely on the group’s division. Together they decided on some simple choreography that met the required elements of the divisions to Pink’s Walk Me Home. They needed to demonstrate 3 x Base & Flyer Moves. They were a little unsure if they needed to be all on the pole or not. Still, by the time we completed & re-jigged our choreography after the ankle incident they had 3 Base & Flyer moves on the Pole & Off the Pole, figured they were more than covered.

Leeanne the week of the event was madly sewing our costumes, Purple Biniki tops & short, with a black matt under the bust wais coat with tails, that had a silver lining.

Comp day rolled around, with La Bella’s Solo for the Intermediate Section Rehearsal was at 11.30 am & then doubles rehearsal was at 1.30 pm, with the event starting at 3 pm Saturday the 8th June 2019. We planned to get there and warm up in time for La Bella’s Rehearsals, do hair & Makeup between rehearsals & socialising with other competitors & coaches.

Rehearsals when well & then we spent many a minute taping Leeanne into her costume not to have a Janet Jackson moment on stage. Doors Opened, Show Started! Then we were up! Nervous energy is sometimes a good thing, some times it’s not & we were nervous, but we had trained hard & knew our routine well. Had a little stumble on a small acro move in the opening few seconds on routine, and were giggling, as we made our way to the Base & Flyer combo that we had struggled most with during training & we pulled it off. We had big smiles on our faces as we finished the routine & as our breath was racing, we took our bow & walked off stages with smiles so big we gave each other high five. We weren’t expecting much but completing our routine clean was an excellent feeling.

We rushed off stage, back into the change room, so that La Bella, could do a quick costume change, for her solo, which was complete with an eyelash change. We chatted backstage to the other ladies & LaBella kept moving to be ready for her solo performance in the intermediate section, she did a great run through and looked terrific.

We assembled for the announcements
La Bella Placed 2nd in the Intermediate Division
& We had placed 2nd in the group’s division. We were beyond excited at these result
Written by Leeanne Taylor

End of Term 4 Party & Comp

September 4, 2019

Friday 23rd August saw mPole Studios host the 3rd EOTP & 2nd EOTP Comp for 2019.

EOTP is a great way to celebrate the term coming to an end, a week of gradings with food, some pole friends, some pole challenges & our EOTP Comp.

Food

The kicked off at about 7 pm with the ever funny to watch & frustrating to participate in No Hands, Pants Dance. It as tough heats, in which the girls needed to get on a pair of supplied pants with using their hands, it’s always a great way to get our Parties Started & the bodies warmed up. A pair of pants quickly became “the cursed” pair & as they were unsuccessfully put on without hands the whole night. The event was over too soon for some & not so promptly for others. Our fastest time being 2:51 minutes by Gabrielle, which is a massive improvement the previous winners time of 6:32minutes by Ebony in the EOT1P challenge.

No Hands, Pants Dance

No Hands, Pants Dance at mPole’s End of Term 4 Party 2019

We followed the No Hands, Pants Dance Challenge with our EOTP Comp. With the most significant line up all year with four competitors, each with four completely different & unique routines & all excellent in their own ways. Making it a tough job for our Judge Principal Instructor Leeanne, but with only a few points between them all we sashed 2nd Runner Up – Miss Moxie, 1st Runner Up Gabrielle & Winner – Sian.

End of Term 4 Comp Competitors & Winners

End of Term 4 Comp Competitors & Winners Right to Left – 1st – Sian, 2nd – Gabrielle, 3rd – Miss Moxie & 4th Tory

We ran the last of the two challenges for the night the Sitting Master & the Rope Climb Master, running two heats of each. With Shirley taking home both Master Sitter with a time of 15:14 Minutes (Previously Recorded time 3:29 by Tiana) & Rope Climb Master with a total of 10 Climbs (Previously Recorded Number 9 by Amie).

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Finishing up with announcements & award, with each of our EOTP Challenge Winners taking home a little certificate & goodie bag — our EOTP Comp Place Getters taking home a sash & certificate.

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We want to make a special announcement for outstanding attendance of the following students during Term 4 2019.
Chloe – 35 Classes
Tory – 30 Classes
Grace – 28 Classes
Melissa – 27 Classes
Eryn – 22 Classes
Teagen – 19 Classes
Jessica B – 18 Classes
Gabrielle – 18 Classes
Tiana – 18 Classes
Brooke – 18 Classes
Georgia – 16 Classes
Elizabeth – 15 Classes
Amie – 14 Classes
Rose – 13 Classes
Jade – 13 Classes
Renee – 13 Classes
Melinda – 13 Classes
Shirley Z – 12 Classes
Emily M – 12 Classes

We hope everyone had a great time & we are grateful that you chose to spend your Friday evening with us.

A massive congratulations to all the ladies who participated in the Challenges & Comp. And congratulations to those who took home prizes & awards. We hope you can come back on the 19th October 2019 for EOT5P to defend your titles or smash out some new records.

EOT5 Comp Entries are now open if your keen to get up there and have some fun with your routine.