“I was intrigued by the artistry and athleticism, in contrary to the common stigma surrounding pole dancing at that time,” says Naoko, also sits on the judging panel of Asia Pole Championship 2018.
Organised by SLAP Dance Studio, Asia Pole Championship 2018 took place last weekend and saw contestants flying in from around the region, including Australia, Japan, China, and South Korea. We managed to get backstage access, and spoke to some pole dancers on what got them hooked onto this sport. Scroll through the gallery below for what they said, as well as photos from the competition!
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Asia Pole Championship 2018 images: Nudge Photography/Noel Yeo