On Sunday 25th October I went to Miss Pole Dance UK, which was being held in London at the Scala for the 2nd year, normally its been held elsewhere in the UK. This year I decided to go and watch rather than compete like last year. I only went for the evening rather than the knock out heats during the day. It was a great evening filled with some excellent performances and lots of pole people to talk too.
Some performances really stood out to, Justine was on first, she looked so happy and excited to be there, she looked like she enjoyed her whole performance all the way through.
Tracey Simmonds was on second, she danced to Voodoo People by The Prodigy, I missed her name being called, and whilst watching I didn’t even realise it was her, she was so different to her normal shows, I was really impressed.
Emma Simmonds pulled out all the stops for her show, she really seemed like she was in it to win it this year compared to previous performances I’ve seen her do. She had 2 backing dancers which where on stage for most of her performance and even carried her in the splits from one pole to another!
Maxine did a lovely routine to Take That – Rule the World, she amazed the audience most with her ‘drops’ from the top of the pole.
I don’t think I will ever understand how Karry Summers does her super handstands, her performance was wicked as always!
The Doubles competitors have really upped the game this year, there was double Shoulder Mount Holds, Handsprings, Twisty Lift handsprings from up the poles and even double Death Lays!!!
Keam did a routine at the end, he is an amazing pole dancer from France, who I am sure has got a Ballet background.
There was another 2 excellent performers from Alesia (Miss pole Dance UK 08 Champion) and also from the Miss Pole dance France 09 Champion.
Here is the list of main winners from the night, and also some videos I have found of them:
Doubles: 1st Penny Howarth & Anna Chisholm
My lovely husband, Jason Parlour was taking photos on the night, he has got some fantastic shots here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonparlour/sets/72157622558341259/