Mary Ellyn Weissman owner and founder of Empowerment through Exotic Dance in Chicago created a new kind of pole competition that is schedule for August 26th 2011. It will consist of three divisions: Elite, Rookie and Masters. The most notable and I think the most historic for women everywhere is the Masters Division. Open to all dancers regardless of their months or years of experience. No limits to the type and skill level of moves allowed. Dancer must be 40 years old and over. This is groundbreaking to the pole community and demonstrates that there are a great deal women who are trained, dedicated and absolutely incredible on and off the pole athletically. This is a venue and which they can recognized. It is long overdue.
The Masters finalists are truly an inspiration to all women and a reminder that regardless of age women can achieve the body they want and own it!
I also would like to congratulate local Masters Finalist and personal pole inspiration to me, Noelle Wood!
The Midwest Pole Dance Competition
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