Author: Lauren Kitching
One Pole Retreat
This year, X-Pole sponsored the 1st ever One Pole Retreat offered by Steven Retchless in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico! Between bonding at pole lessons, making true connections, and stunning performances, we can safely say it was a success.
It was the best show of the year!Cassandra Shaw, local business owner
The six floor-to-ceiling competition poles looked oh so sexy on the professionally lit stage. These were complimented by the second pole studio with the ever reliable X-Stage’s.
Our 2019 Pole Pageant Winner was Matthew Aldini and was quite the showstopper, dazzling the audience with his incredible stage presence.
Our runner-up was Josephine Barstow AKA “Joseph Garcia,” who made a compelling Drag King and amazing performer.
Every contestant did a runway look and were each asked a question to answer in character about pole. As the grand finale, the 2 performers with the highest scores freestyled for the crown in an EPIC Pole Battle, with the audience cheering and applauding for their favorite contestant.
We can’t wait to see what next year holds for everyone who attended the One Pole Retreat. Thank you to everyone for making this such a success.