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Pole Dancing Competitions – OR Why has my girlfriend gone crazy?

Me: Seeya later, I’ll be back in a couple of hours.

Partner: Where are you going?

Me: Pole practice.

Partner: I thought you did that this morning?

Me: I did, I’m going again!

This is actual dialogue I’ve had with my partner in the lead up to a pole dancing competition. Pole dancing competitions are some stressful business. You're performing in front of hundreds of people on a couple of shiny poles wearing limited clothing and just praying not to fall on your head. For the uninitiated, here's some vital info you need to know about pole dancing competitions.