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Judging the American Pole Fitness Championships 2011

Lucy Misch – producer, pole dance trainer, instructor and now American Pole Fitness Championships judge!

Competition season is upon us with the 2nd annual American Pole Fitness Championships taking place soon. The best news? I’ve been asked by the editor of Pole Spin magazine to be on the Elite Judging Panel!

About the American Pole Fitness Championships

The first Championships took place last October and were a huge success. Last year’s competition had a massive impact on the pole world, bringing the cream of the pole crop together. Both male and female entrants from all over the world took part including Zoraya Judd, Amber Richard, Josiah ‘Badazz’ Grant, Marlo and Steven ‘Princeton’ Retchless. Marlo and Steven went on to win first place in their categories.

Entering the competition

Those who wish to enter this year need to submit a video entry before 30th June. You can find out everything you need to know at the APFC website. The video submissions will be judged for artistry, difficulty, presentation, musicality and athleticism and whittled down to 14 finalists or ‘Elite Polers’. The finalists will then go to New York to compete for the coveted title of American Fitness Pole Champion in a live arena where yours truly will be watching with some of the hottest polers on the planet judging alongside me. The final will take place on Friday the 14th of October at the Manhattan Centre in New York City baby!

I’m going to be joined by 5 other incredible polers to help me judge. Dima Shine a Cirque du Soleil performer, Loic Lebret, the masters of flexibility Valentino Brothers Emil and Mario, and the beautiful and incredibly talented Allegra King.

For those of you who are stateside (or if you’re feeling flush) and fancy coming to watch the incredible show – tickets are available on the APFC competition page. Let me know if you’re coming so I can keep an eye out for you. There’s a good chance that I’ll be running some workshops, so keep an eye out for updates on the blog.

Here’s a little promo video of last year’s competition to whet your appetite – I can’t wait!

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2 Responses to “Judging the American Pole Fitness Championships 2011”

  1. So awesome. Such an inspiration to us here down under!!

  2. I am so glad that pole dancing is becoming a hit! I absolutely love it! For those who do not find it a sport, try it some time. I guarantee you a muscle workout compared to the normal sports that is played. :)

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