Quickly, all of you. What’s the first thing you think of when we say ‘pole dancing’?
Girls with curves? Sexy moves in clubs? Something like this perhaps?

Now that we have your full attention…
There are a lot of misconceptions about pole dancing – namely its association with less-than-savoury activities in strip clubs, but what many people don’t realize is that pole dancing is not about being trashy at all. Not only is it an art form which involves a lot of ‘acrobatics’, it’s now become a recognized sport and is gaining popularity as a… well, rather unconventional form of exercise (which is very effective nonetheless!).
Viva Vertical
Enter Viva Vertical, the leading pole dancing academy and troupe in South East Asia. For the 3rd consecutive year, they’re organizing the ‘Pole Stars’ Talent Showcase Malaysia 2010, one of the first online reality and fan based dance sport competition. It is a 12-week journey, documenting the real time process of discovering, following and supporting Malaysia’s best male and female Pole Dancers.

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And here’s the interesting part. Viva Vertical is inviting all you Nuffnangers to the media launch of ‘Pole Stars’! Details are as below:

Date: 17 March 2010 (Wednesday)
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: Quattro
(Lot G4, G5 & G6, Ground Floor & Lot M8A, M9, Mezzanine Floor, avenue K, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur)
That’s not all; Viva Vertical is generously offering all Nuffnangers who attend the media launch one FREE trial pole dance lesson, and exclusive invites to the Grand Finals of ‘Pole Stars’ at The Opera on 22 May 2010, which comes with VIP privileges too! Not only that, you might get to see a couple of Nuffnangers doing a special number at the Grand Finals – but we’re keeping that a secret for now!
If you wanna join in the fun with food, drinks and a hot pole dance demo the media launch, send in an email to mypolestars@nuffnang.com with your full name, blog URL and email address registered with Nuffnang before 12pm on 16 March 2010.
Hurry and send in your emails now! Girls, you know you wanna pick up a sexy move or two while burning off those carbs. Guys, you know the media launch will be right up your alley too. And besides, who says pole dancing isn’t for guys too? :P


For more information about Viva Vertical, head on over to http://vivavertical.com. As for the ‘Pole Stars’ Showcase, you can find out more about where the various stages of the competition will be held at http://mypolestars.com.