Whether to the soothing sounds of piccolos or the rhythmic beats of techno music, women from all walks of life showcased their pole spins over the weekend right here in .
All were part of the three-day Second Annual Great Midwest Pole Dancing Competition and Convention held Friday to Sunday at the .
Hosted by Mary Ellyn Weissman, owner of Midwest Pole Dancing: Empowerment Through Exotic Dance in Chicago Heights, rookies and elite dancers alike took to the stage to show off their athleticism and style for the judges.
"It's amazing, the strength these women have, even those who are 61 years old," Weissman said on Saturday afternoon. "Prepare to be blown away."
Pole dancing has become a fitness craze, and Weissman offers lessons in the south suburbs in Chicago Heights and Frankfort.
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Be sure to visit us again tomorrow for a glimpse at the master's division, which includes women 40 years old and older. See if you can guess how old our featured competitors are.