Tuesday, January 11, 2011

South American Pole Dancing Championships

Pole Dancing is normally associated with strip clubs, but the popularity of the activity as a competition sport has grown by leaps and bounds to become a widely appreciated art form in its own right. And there's no denying the level of athleticism, coordination, and talent required needed to compete at a high level.

The South American Pole Dancing championships were recently held in Buenos Aires, and we've got pics from the event, starting with the competitors taking to the streets to help promote the night's competition:

The ladies warm up, put on their makeup and costumes, and stretch:

Elizabeth Munoz, from Peru:

Daniella Shmol:
Other Finalists:

Braziliyka Duda Ribeiro, from Brazil: