Oakland Pole and Dance Goes to Golden Gate Pole Competition!

Last weekend, Pole Sport Organization (insert line) hosted the 2019 Golden Gate Pole Championship, THE regional event for Bay Area pole dancing.

PSO has created regional competitions around the world that feature many different styles of pole dancing: from Exotic to Dramatic and everything in-between.  In this year's competition 5 dancers took the stage to represent Oakland Pole and Dance!

We caught up with our competitors to ask them what their favorite thing about the competition was and here were their answers. Enjoy!

Raquel Tancioco 

Oakland Pole and Dance Student 


“My favorite things from the competition are how supportive everyone is, people you don't know are cheering you on and telling you how great your routine went! I also loved seeing the Master/Grand Master's in L1+. So inspiring! I too hope to continue to love pole until I'm old and grey!”

Nicole Oaks

Oakland Pole and Dance Student 


"I loved the sense of “togetherness” that the competition brings. It was nice to be able to connect with other people that I usually would never get the chance to know. Pole sport brings a lot of different backgrounds, and it’s interesting to find out what brought other people to pole fitness."

Joshuah Aurora Ciafardone

Oakland Pole and Dance Instructor


"Most of my gigs require me to do sexy numbers which I love, but it was really special for me to have somewhere to do an emotional contemporary dance number with a great audience."

Maxine Anderson

Oakland Pole and Dance Instructor


"I loved bonding with my fellow competitors during the weeks, days and even moments before we all performed. We had a blast helping each other bedazzle our costumes, talking through technical issues, and coaching/stretching our teammates backstage before going on."

Kissy Wan

Oakland Pole and Dance Instructor


"I loved all the love and support from all my love ones inside and outside the pole community."

Curious to give competing a try! Well your in luck. In 2019, PSO Nationals Championship will be hosted in the Bay Area in August if you would like your moment in the lights. Oakland Pole and Dance will feature two group routine series and a routine building workshop in July and August specifically geared at those competitions. Can't wait to see YOU break a stilletto on the stage!