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Children to Compete in Pole Dancing Event

| by Michael Allen

It sounds like a scene from TLC's 'Toddlers & Tiaras.'

Kids, as young as seven, will be allowed to compete in pole dancing championships to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, reports RT.com.

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This is the first time that children have been allowed to compete in the Miss & Mister Pole Dance event.

Over a 1000 dancers will part in the competition, which is scheduled to be held on September 7-9.  The kids will compete in two age groups 7-9 and 10-13.

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Organizers told RT.com: "The event is aimed at popularizing and developing pole acrobatics in Russia and around the world as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle through sporting activities on the pylon.”