September 6-9, 2012, The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada will be taken over by pole dancers from all over the world for Pole Expo!
Pole Expo was organized by Fawnia Dietrich, founder of Pole Fitness Studio in Las Vegas. As you may remember from our post, A Brief History of Pole Dance, Fawnia opened the first exotic dance school in Canada in 1994. She is considered one of the pioneers of bringing pole to the mainstream.
On Friday and Saturday, the Expo will offer seminars and workshops from world famous pole stars, including Alethea Austin, Marlo Fisken, Jamilla Deville, Zoraya Judd, Evgeny Greshilov, Suwasit Ritthiphon, KT Coates, Estee Zakar, Alesia Vazmitsel, Veena, Amy Guion, Tammy Morris, Nadia Sharif, David C. Owen, Michula Nunez, Bad Azz, and many, many more. Each morning will begin with a stretch with Amy Guion, and then off you go for an entire day full of poletastic goodness. You can learn how to modify your pole experience with The Fly Gym, or booty pop with Vertical Joe's. If workshops aren't your thing, you can attend business seminars to learn how to build your pole business or find out where the industry as a whole is going.
Friday evening, Pole Fitness Studio has sponsored Pole-A-Palooza, a pole contest, hosted by Fawnia. The event will be held at The Bank nightclub in the Bellagio. The winner will get $5,000.
The Pole Classic Competition and Pole Start Showcase will be held Saturday evening, at Rain Nightclub inside The Palms. The evening will begin with the premier of Pole Life - The Documentary, which is the brainchild of pole enthusiast and film student, Suzy Q. The Pole Classic is a pole competition featuring both male and female dancers. The Pole Star Showcase will feature Jamilla Deville, Marlo Fisken, Estee Zakar, Nadia Sharif, Zoraya Judd, Flying Laura, Alethea Austin, Bad Azz and Evgeny Greshilov.
Pole Expo is supporting the charity, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer with the American Cancer Society. The Expo's mission is to "[t]o promote pole fitness to the world and bring the best of pole fitness to you! Pole Expo is an event that exists to educate visitors, fans and artists from around the world about the history and continuing significance of pole fitness. It carries out this mission through its operation of world-class workshops, seminars, competitions, performances and expo that exhibits, interprets and celebrates this life changing dance form."
Pole events are always fun to attend but Pole Expo in Vegas is setting itself up to be an epic event! Are you planning to attend? Which pole stars and workshops are you most excited for