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South American Pole Dancers Unite in Buenos Aires

Posted: Nov. 28th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
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Buenos Aires was host to the South American Pole Dancing championship over the weekend, and this definitely wasn't your mom's pole dancing. Mostly because your mother probably thinks that pole dancing is only done in a seedy location filled with naked women and bass-heavy dance tracks. This was wholesome pole dancing, thank you very much, and actually looks like it could have been fun for the whole family, though I wouldn't recommend that either.

Pole dancing has not only gained momentum as a fitness craze at local gyms, but also among some very talented gymnasts and athletes around the world. And to prove that the pole has successfully extended outside of the strip clubs form which it originated, this past weekend, Buenos Aires was inundated with swinging (and properly covered) women, and for the first time, men, competing in the South American Pole Dancing championship.

The competition was fierce between this year’s 76 South American athletes, but one country managed to take hold of the top spots.

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