CYBERSPACE — Although not yet an Olympic sport, the combination of athleticism and sensual grace that is pole dancing does have its competitive enthusiasts and titleholders. Thanks to pole dancing champion and NBC’s America’s Got Talent contestant, Nakita Kash — and a partnership with Gentlemen’s Club TV and Private Dancer magazine — the 2012 Miss Pole Champ USA contest will be an internet Pay-per-View event.
Beginning in January, contestants around the U.S. can compete in varied regions, leading up to the National competition to be held at the Pink Pony in Tampa, FL on Saturday, March 10, 2012.
"I was so proud to bring the Miss Pole Champ USA competitions to 10 venues across the country in 2011 and, as a pole dancer myself, I really loved that all the events were so successful and created some new stars on the feature dance circuit," said Kash. "My goal with these competitions is not only to put pole dancing back on the strip club stage, but to also give opportunity to stage performers who may not have any idea how to get started on a feature career."
Furthermore, Kash confesses that, "I really wanted to find that 'diamond in the rough'... which I did with the amazing 2011 Miss Pole Champ USA — Vayda Kiss!"
Partnering with Gentlemen's Club TV to add the element of a live broadcast, this year’s competition will bring more exposure to the art of pole dancing and its future stage stars.
"That exposure is priceless to an entertainer getting her start,” assures Kash, “so our competition should be fierce and I can't wait to see it all unfold."
"We are truly excited to work with Nakita Kash and Miss Pole Champ USA. Her level of professionalism and quality in her shows are awesome," adds Gentlemen's Club TV’s broadcast producer, David. "We will have a dynamite broadcast, technically pulling out all the stops for this event, including our live internet satellite broadcasting dish, a 36 foot RV production vehicle with four HD Sony cameras,and Tricaster HD Switcher. This system allows us to stream live from anywhere in the world with broadcast quality. We have quite an exciting show planned for this broadcast. I am confident fans and sponsors will be pleased."
The schedule of contests are as follows:
- Northeast Regional at Xpertease in Flushing, NY on January 10
- Midwest Regional at PT's Showclub in Indianapolis, IN on January 12
- North Regional at the Oval Office in Green Bay, WI on January 25
- South Regional at Emperors in West Palm Beach, FL on January 28
- Southwest Regional at Tens Showclub in Tucson, AZ on February 7
- West Regional at Babes Cabaret in Las Vegas, NV on February 9
- Northwest Regional at Club SinRock in Renton, WA on February 12
- East Regional at Christine's Cabaret in Philadelphia, PA on February 17
- Southeast Regional at the Trophy Club in Greenville, SC on February 23
- National Finals at the Pink Pony inTampa, FL on March 10