Amateur dancers compete in pole dancing championship

  • Jordan Leigh competes in the Southern Pole Championship at the Deauville Beach Resort on Miami Beach on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Leigh competed in the Championship 3 level. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • April Padovan, 27, competes in the Southern Pole Championship at the Deauville Beach Resort on Miami Beach Thursday, June 6, 2013. Padovan competed in the Dramatic 2 level. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Erin Witherington competes in the Dramatic 2 division of the Southern Pole Championship at the Deauville Beach Resort on Miami Beach Thursday, June 6, 2013. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Monica Ferroe, 38, competes in Dramatic 2 division of the Southern Pole Championship at the Deauville Beach Resort on Miami Beach Thursday, June 6, 2013. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Greta Pontarelli, 62, of Temecula, Ca. competed as a master in the Southern Pole Championship at the Deauville Beach Resort on Miami Beach Thursday, June 6, 2013. Here, Pontarelli poses in the lobby of the hotel after performing. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Greta Pontarelli, 62, of Temecula, Ca. poses for a photo with Jennifer Castro, 10, of Naples, after competing as a master in the Southern Pole Championship at the Deauville Beach Resort on Miami Beach Thursday, June 6, 2013. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Lola Simone, 26, competes in the Southern Pole Championships at the Deauville Beach Resort on Miami Beach Thursday, June 6, 2013. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Brittany Paneral, 19, competes in the Southern Pole Championships at the Deauville Beach Resort on Miami Beach Thursday, June 6, 2013. EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF