Event Program North American Pole Dance Championships and Convention 2018

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Saturday July 14th
Sunday July 15th


Friday July 13th, 2017
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Main Doors open – 7:30am

9:30am Megacenter Doors open:
The following times are estimated. Each division will begin approximately 10 minutes after the preceding division ends. Awards Ceremonies will take place approximately 15 minutes following the last division of that show.

10am – Intermediate Division
This is an entry level division  though not necessarily beginner level, with limitations allowing moves up to the basic invert and leg hangs with 3 points of contact in all inverts as well as upright spins and upright poses on the pole. Both poles are on static.

  1. Emily V – Studio: Studio Chic London Ontario
  2. Jessica Hutchinson/Jesslyn Bitters – Studio: Michelle Mynx Academy of Pole Dance/Dahlia Pole – Hometown: St Louis, Missouri
  3. Sarah Danet – Studio: Tease Dance & Fitness
  4. Rebecca J – Studio: Empowerment Through Exotic Dance
  5. Nelly S – Studio: Vertical Bliss Fitness – Hometown: Saint Petersburg, Russia
  6. Megan Abitua – Studio: Tiger Lily Vertical Fitness – Hometown: Elgin, Illlinois
  7. Pascale L – Studio: Fitness Evolution – Hometown: Québec, Canada
  8. Dania Z – Studio: Vertical Fusion Boulder- Hometown: Boulder, Colorado

 

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Win a Fab Pole NSWW 8' system in the NAPDC Raffle
Tickets available at the NAPDCC Vendor table

 

11:00 – Exotic Low Flor – Open Division
This sensual/erotic division is limited to moves on the bottom half of the pole allowing only inverts starting from the floor and spins and all floor work. Stage left is on static and Stage right is on spin

  1. Maddy Frechette – Studio: The Brass Ring, Chicago – Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
  2. Jenna Elissa – Hometown: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  3. Jess Rose – Studio: The Brass Ring, Tease Dance and Fitness, Catalyst – Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
  4. Dianna aka Cosmic Orchid – Studio: Rising Goddess – Hometown: Chicago
  5. Cam Mac – Studio: Fitness Evolution – Hometown: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  6. Jen Joy – Studio: Michelle Mynx Academy of Pole Dance – Hometown: St Louis, Missouri
  7. Jaclyn Cara – Studio: Michelle Mynx Academy of Pole Dance – Hometown: St Louis, Missouri
     

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Win a pair of Aura Heels in the NAPDC Raffle
Tickets available at the NAPDCC Vendor table


12:30pm – Grand Masters
Open to competitors living anywhere in the world, no limitations of moves but restricted to ages 50 and over. Stage left is on static and Stage right is on spin

Competitors in order of appearance:

  1. Shelia Franklin – Studio: Muse Pole Fitness – Hometown: Columbia Missouri
  2. Susan Ohlenkamp – Hometown: Lombard, Illinois
  3. Colleen Larson – Studio: Empowerment Through Exotic Dance – Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  4. Bob Zamora – Studio: Rockstar Pole Fitness, Westminster, CO – Hometown: Westminster, Colorado
  5. Ching Lee – Studio: Luscious Maven Pole Studio – Hometown: Los Angeles, California
  6. Patty Yaconis – Studio: Tease Studio
  7. Loren Seres – Studio: Steele Roses Pole Dance Boutique – Hometown: Columbus, Mississippi
  8. Isabelle Pomerleau – Studio: Fitness Evolution- Hometown: Montréal, Canada
  9. Michelle Proctor/Missy – Studio: Body & Pole SFactor – NY

1:30pm – Masters Division
Open to competitors living anywhere in the world, no limitations of moves but restricted to ages 40 – 49 years old. Stage left is on static and Stage right is on spin

  1. France – Studio: Fitness Evolution- Hometown: Montréal, Canada
  2. Isabelle – Studio: Fitness Evolution – Hometown: Montréal, Canada
  3. Theresa G – Studio: Rising Goddess Fitness – Hometown: Illinois
  4. Adrienne Holtzlander – Studio: Vertical Bliss Fitness – Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
  5. Annie Tobiasz – Hometown: Rochester, New York 
  6. Melanie Lynch – Studio: Brass Bells in Brampton – Hometown: Oakville, Ontario

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2:30pm – Essential Pole Division
Open to competitors living anywhere in the world. Restricted to horizontal and upright spins, standing/walking transitions. Head may not be below hips at any time. May climb one step up onto the pole and include seated poses as long as the pole remains between the legs. Both poles are on static.

  1. Michelle B – Studio: Rising Goddess Fitness – Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  2. Liz Awotwi – Studio: Tease Dance and Fitness – Hometown: Bolingbrook, Illinois
  3. Cindy Treble – Studio: Empowerment Through Exotic Dance – Hometown: Valparaiso, Indiana
  4. Ivan Furno – Studio: Tease Dance and Fitness
  5. Lauren Osters – Studio: Rising Goddess – Hometown: Rosemont, Illinois
  6. Melanie Piek – Studio: Vertical Fusion – Hometown: Boulder Colorado
  7. Cat Zadeh – Studio: Ottawa Pole Fitness- Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario
  8. Amanda Grant – Studio: Rockstar Pole Fitness- Westminster, CO – Hometown: Roundrock, Texas
  9. Wren Butler- Studio: HGA -Hometown:Elgin, Illinois

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Win a copy in the NAPDC Raffle
Tickets available at the NAPDCC Vendor table

 

4:00pm – Semi-Pro Division

Pre-professional division for competitors beyond the entry level but not ready to compete at the pro levels. Restricted moves allowed – no spinning inverts, no aerial inverts aside from the basic straddle/chopper invert. Handsprings from the floor only. May lower into Ayesha or other repel moves. Stage left is on static and Stage right is on spin

  1. Katarina – Studio: Michelle Mynx Academy of Pole Dance – Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico
  2. Marilyn – Studio: Fitness Evolution -Hometown: Montreal, Qc, Canada
  3. Adrienn M – Studio: Catalyst Movement Arts- Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  4. Mariana – Ottawa Pole Fitness – Hometown, Ottawa, Ontario
  5. Krystle Annice – Studio: The Brass Ring – Hometown: Chicago
  6. Brandi Larine – Hometown: Hudsonville, Michigan
  7. Kristen Bethanie – Studio: Inversion Dance Studios – Hometown: Orange, California
  8. Denise – Studio: Ottawa Pole Fitness – Hometown, Ottawa, Ontario
  9. Erin Mathew – Studio: Rising Goddess Fitness – Hometown: Darien, Illinois

5:30pm – Doubles Division

Two competitors with no limitations on skill level. Competitors choose pole settings and my have both poles on static, both on spin or one of each.

  1. Manda Ritz & Little Snipper aka Highly Unstable – Studio: Tease Dance & Fitness – Hometown: Illinois
  2. Delana Marie Ricasa & Elizabeth Bird – Studio: San Diego Pole Dance Academy – Hometown, San Diego, California
  3. Erin Malwitz & Laura Paige Lee aka Itaidoshiin – Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
  4. Capucine & Derek – Studio: Fitness Evolution – Hometown : Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Awards ceremony to follow

The Following Workshops are running concurrently with competitions:
4:00 – 5:30pm – Workshops Marsalis I & II

Purchase Workshops HERE or using computers at the registration desk
 

Everyone must leave the convention hall during the 30-minute break before the evening divisions


6:30pm – Megacenter Doors open
There will be a minimum 30 minute break between the afternoon awards ceremony and the evening divisions – doors may open later.

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Win a $150 gift card in the NAPDC Raffle
Tickets available at the NAPDCC Vendor table

 

The following times are estimated. Each division will begin approximately 10 minutes after the preceding division ends. Awards Ceremonies will take place approximately 15 minutes following the last division of that show:
 

7:00- 8:30 – North American Elite Division

This division has no limits to the skill level of moves and finalists pre-qualified by video application. Finalists must live in the US, Canada or Mexico

  1. Kara Lynn Kay – Studio: The Brass Ring – Hometown: Chicago. Illinois
  2. Jessica Marsh – VogueFit
  3. Corey Elyse – Studio: Muse Pole Fitness – Hometown: Columbia, Missouri
  4. Melanie Piek – Studio: Vertical Fusion – Hometown: Colorado
  5. Yue Zou aka Tiramisu – Studio: Michelle Mynx Academy of Pole Dance – Hometown: St Charles, Missouri
  6. Jill Briarton
  7. Manda Ritz – Studio: Tease Dance & Fitness – Hometown: Woodridge, Illinois
  8. Jaqueline Rose – Studio: Owner: Peacock Pole Art & Body Weight Fitness – Hometown: Pueblo, Colorado
  9. Nadia Robinson – Studio: Peacock Pole Art & Body Weight Fitness – Hometown: Pueblo, Colorado
  10. Elizabeth B – Studio: San Diego Pole Dance Academy
  11. Arianna – Studio: Aerial Bliss
  12. Brian Lynch aka Orion – Studio: Mynx Academy Of Pole Dance – Hometown: Illinois

 

8:45pm – 10:00pm – International Elite Division
This division has no limits to the skill level of moves and finalists pre-qualified by video application. Finalists may live anywhere in the world. The winner will receive $500 and will also proceed to compete at the Pole Championship Series at the Arnold Sports Festival in March 2019.

  1. Suzy – Studio: Studio Chic in London, Ontario, Canada
  2. Kristina – Studio: Rising Goddess Fitness, The Brass Ring
  3. Erin Malwitz aka Sierin – Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
  4. De Anne – Studio: Inversion Dance Studios, Jagged Vertical Dance and Fitness – Hometown: California
  5. Sabrina Madsen – Studio: First City Fitness & Savannah Cirque – Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
  6. Jordan Mazur – Studio: Muse Pole Fitness – Hometown: Columbia, Missouri
  7. Elizabeth Tuazon – Studio: Catalyst Movement Arts – Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  8. Brandi Renee – Studio: Awakenings, New Orleans Extend Fitness Studio, Dallas
  9. Ann Jennings – Studio: Sheer Inspiration Pole Fitness – Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Awards ceremony to follow

Everyone must leave the convention hall immediately following the awards ceremony. Family and friends can meet the competitors in the front lobby

11:00pm – 1:00am Aftersplash Pool Party
Food and drink may be purchased at the Club Hour Bar or at Jumbalaya's and brought back to the Atrium
Please no glass in the pool area! Keep all food and glass at the tables


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Saturday July 14th, 2017
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Main Doors open – 7:30am

9:30am – 10:45am – Workshops Marsalis Ballroom I & II, Preservation Hall
11:00am – 12:15am – Workshops
Marsalis Ballroom I & II, Preservation Hall
Purchase Workshops HERE or using computers at the registration desk

10:00am Megacenter Doors open

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12:15pm – Pole Wear Fashion Show
Come see our guests featuring pole wear and other fun fashions presented by Artista Apparel, Glory LA and PolerForm

12:30 – 1:30pm - Wicked Showcase (immediately following the fashion show)

  • Elizabeth Carmine Black
  • Jo Robinson
  • Jolene Theresa
  • Karol Helms
  • Michelle Mynx
  • Toby Monson
  • Sarah Jade
  • Alethea Austin

***The afternoon workshops will be delayed if the Wicked Showcase is not finished by 1:30pm. Listen for announcements by the emcee***

1:45pm – 3:00pm – Workshops Marsalis Ballroom I & II, Preservation Hall
3:15pm – 4:30pm – Workshops
Marsalis Ballroom I & II, Preservation Hall

Purchase Workshops HERE or using computers at the registration desk

Mega Center Doors will close at 3:30pm
Everyone must leave the convention hall during the break before the evening divisions


5:30pm – Megacenter Doors open
Times are estimated. Each division will begin approximately 15 minutes after the preceding division ends. Awards Ceremonies will take place approximately 15 minutes following the last division of that show.

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6:00pm –  7:15 pm Exotic Floorwork

Any floor work allowed but may not touch the pole with any part of the body at any time.

  1. Melissa Lulik – Rising Goddess Fitness, Westmont, IL
  2. Elena – The Chrome Bar, Nashville, TN
  3. Nicole – Chrome Fitness, Greenwood, IN
  4. Regina Sykes aka Dark Angel – Michelle Mynx Academy of Pole Dance, St Louis, MO
  5. Davina Shewolf – Le Studio Françoise, Paris France
  6. Kat Mac – The Chrome Bar, Nashville, TN
  7. Caroline Zander – The Chrome Bar, Nashville, TN
  8. Leah Franklin – Muse Pole Fitness, Columbia, MO
  9. Maria K – Body & Pole, New York, NY

7:30pm – 8:45pm Exotic Low Flow

All pole flow takes place on the bottom third of the pole. Inverts should not be above shoulder height. Stage left is on static and Stage right is on spin

  1. Jenna McNamar – Rockstar Pole Fitness, Westminster, CO
  2. Ladaska B – Pole Fitness Seattle, Seattle WA
  3. Nekia Morris – Cutright, aka BeautyCutright, Vixen Fitness, Michigan
  4. Felicia D. – Sedusa Studio, San Jose, CA
  5. Laura Marie – California
  6. Maria Huebert – Muse Pole Fitness Michelle Mynx Academy, Columbia, MO
  7. Kristen Frederick – Unveiled Fitness, Costa Mesa, California
  8. Makayla Elise – PoleFit Carolinas, Charlotte, NC
  9. Jena Clough – DreamFyre Pole Fitness, Cape Cod, MA
  10. Nesli aka Nesli the Chocolate – Pure Gravity Fitness
  11. Mandy Higgins – Rising Goddess Fitness, Westmont, IL

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Win a gift in the NAPDC Raffle
Tickets available at the NAPDCC Vendor table

 

9:00pm – 10:30pm Exotic Elite

Anything goes. No restrictions on moves. Stage left is on static and Stage right is on spin

  1. Dalton – The Brass Ring, Chicago, IL – Home town: Texas
  2. Melissa Schrader – The Brass Ring, Chicago, IL
  3. Donald Hoover aka Dondelion – Buttercup Pole Dance, Saint Petersburg, Florida
  4. Jordan Mazur-Muse Pole Fitness -Columbia, Missouri
  5. Chelsea aka Ckay Polerina – Pure Gravity Fitness, Beloit, WI
  6. Davina Shewolf – Le Studio Françoise, Paris, France
  7. Kelly aka Whiskey Lynn – Buttercup Pole Dance, New Port Richey, FL
  8. Zixy Z – Born in China – Made in the USA!
  9. Brooke Elizabeth – Polistic Fitness, Lansing, MI
  10. Little Snipper- Christine – Tease Dance and Fitness
  11. Mel Hyde – The Chrome Bar, Nashville, TN

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  • Awards ceremony to follow

Everyone must leave the convention hall promptly after the awards ceremony is completed.
Please meet your competitors in the front lobby!

AfterGlow Party – Following Awards Ceremony in the St Charles Ballroom – Tickets $20
Free to weekend pass holders, competitors, volunteers and vendors

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Win one of two 3-night stays in the NAPDC Raffle
Tickets available at the NAPDCC Vendor table

 

Sponsored by Hedonism Resorts, Chicago Pole Dance, Aura Heels
Location: St Charles Ballroom
Free pizza and sandwhiches – cash bar

Must have a weekend pass pass to attend or may purchase a ticket for $20
Raffle prizes – Tickets on sale at the NAPDCC booth


Sunday July 15th, 2017

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Main Doors open – 7:30am

9:00a – 4:30pm- Workshops Marsalis Ballroom I & II, Preservation Hall and Main Stage after the Lyra Divisions
Some workshops will run concurrently with the Lyra divisions.

Purchase Workshops HERE or using computers at the registration desk

 
10:00am Megacenter Doors Open

Times are estimated. There will be no break between Lyra Novice and Lyra Elite divisions.
Awards Ceremonies will take place approximately 15 minutes following the last division of that show.

 

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Win a $75 gift card in the NAPDC Raffle
Tickets available at the NAPDCC Vendor table

 

 

10:30am – 11:00am Lyra Novice Division

  1. Olivia Stephano – Hometown: Batavia, Illinois
  2. Theresa G – Studio: Rising Goddess Fitness – Hometown: Illinois
  3. Sarah Behenna-Quadlin – Studio: Dance Fierce, inc – Hometown: LaPorte, Indiana
  4. Katie Cylia – Studio: Vertical Fusion Boulder Colorado – Hometown: Papillion, Nebraska

11:00am – 11:30am Lyra Elite Division

  1. Leela Mae – Studio: Huntley Gymnastics Academy – Hometown: Woodstock, Illinois
  2. Amanda Marko – Studio: Rising Goddess Fitness
  3. Dania Z – Studio: Vertical Fusion, Boulder – Hometown: Boulder, Colorado
  4. Megan Loreen – Studio: TGR Fitness

 

  • Awards Cermony to Follow

Lyra Workshops taking place on main stage will continue until 3:30pm
Mega Center hall will close at 4:00pm

More workshops will continue in the afternoon until 4:30pm
Purchase Workshops HERE or using computers at the registration desk

 


 

Special thank you to:

Duane our DJ and his wife Jan for their spectacular work and support of our event for the 8th year in a row!
And to our stage manager Kim and Pole Cleaners: Chandler, Chloe, Chris, Jen, Kurt, Sarah Jay, Shannen, Tricia


A HUGE thank you to Alethea Austin – for supporting us throughout the years and without whom our final year would not have been so spectacular!

When in Nashville – make certain to check out her classes at her studio!

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Thank YOU for joining us and making the past 8 years the best!
We are, and always will be "Midwest"!

~Watch for other events from Midwest Pole Dancing in 2020~