On Saturday April 28, 20 competitors, 14 amateurs and 6 professional pole dancers participated in the Ms. Virginia Pole Dance Fitness Competition held at the Hilton Crystal City. The event comprised three rounds, the compulsory round during which competitors performed pole routines without music to demonstrate strength, flexibility, stamina, balance and overall athletic ability; a second round during which competitors are interviewed and asked to answer questions posed by the judges, demonstrating their communication skills; and a second performance round with a longer routine set to music and judged on technique and theatrical skills.