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FRIDAY JUNE 20 2014 NEWS 03 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA SCOOT over ladies, Alice Springs men are taking the stage to showcase their talents in the nations latest fitness fad pole dancing. Six local men have been regularly participating in weekly sessions at Desert Pole Fit. Owner Dina Schmid said the unique exercise routine was taking over the world, with the level of interest from men continuing to increase. A lot of men have told me they feel threatened to do pole dancing in Alice Springs because its sometimes labelled as gay, which is rubbish, she said. But they have lost the fear of pole dancing and have realised how good it is for their fitness. It has such an amazing impact on your upper body and core strength and these men have realised that is it such a fantastic workout. People in Alice Springs are usually not quite sure about it because the second thought it usually that its about stripping, but that isnt true. One of the boys will even be competing alongside four other ladies in this years Northern Territory Pole Dancing Championships, which is fantastic. Ms Schmid said she was hoping further male participants would sign up. We are definitely encour aging more men to sign up the more the merrier, she said. The majority of people we have coming in are female, but we are hoping there will be a few more men signing up. The classes are held each Thursday from 5.45pm at Des ert Pole Fit, located at 1/61 Smith Street. For more information, phone Dina on 0437 411 756. Dancing men proud to be poles apart Sarah Rohweder COMMUNITY REPORTER Cabot Schmid, Petal, Trevor Bavington receive a work out from pole instructor Dina Schmid Picture: JJUSTIN BRIERTY THE 2014 Alice Springs Masters Games will launch with a little help from their friends, The Beatles and Neil Diamond. At least, the closest possible thing one of the longest-running Beatles cover bands in the world, Beatnix, have been announced to perform at the opening ceremony on Saturday, October 11. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary since The Beatles toured Australia, Beatnix promise a trip through the bands greatest hits. And the sequins are set to sparkle at the closing ceremony on October 18, when Forever Diamond, led by singer Peter Byrne, channels the music of Neil. Alongside the Fab Four, also performing on opening night will be legendary New Zealand rockers Dragon and cover band Clearway playing hits from the 70s to 90s. Minister for Central Australia Matt Conlan said this years opening ceremony was set to be one huge party. Therell be six hours of non-stop hits so I hope everyone packs their dancing shoes, he said. The night will be a feast of Beatles classics while I have no doubt Dragon will get the crowd roaring with their rock anthems April Sun in Cuba, Are You Old Enough and Rain led by Todd Hunter, the brother of original frontman Marc Hunter. Popular 1990s pub rockers Chocolate Starfish will also play the closing ceremony. The band will sing hits such as Youre So Vain, Mountain and All Over Me with cover band The Cast also set to perform on the night. With so much top-quality entertainment to look forward to, I have no doubt the 2014 Masters Games will uphold its reputation as a great social event, said Mr Conlan. I encourage all Territorians to be part of the Games and enter now. The Alice Springs Masters Games, held every two years, are a chance for active Aussies and overseas visitors to get involved in the friendly competition of any of the 33 sports on offer. To enter, call 1800 658 951 or visit: http://www.alicespringsmastersgames.com.au/ Fab Four to start Games Matt Garrick I have no doubt the 2014 Masters Games will uphold its reputation as a great social event Big effort takes prize AN Adelaide-based artist stormed home earlier this week to win the Peoples Choice award in the 2014 Alice Prize. Landscape artist Jason Cordero scored the award for his image of whirling storm clouds The Horizons Echo. The impressive oil painting is nearly two metres long. Mr Cordero beat out 64 other artists to take home the honour and $1000 prize money. The 38th Alice Prize was won this year on June 9 by NSW artist Catherine Rogers for her series of photographs Fallout #56 Maralinga. Sultan NIMA headline THE best of Central Australias Indigenous music talent will perform in Darwin on August 15. The line-up for the National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMA) has singer Dan Sultan, whose heritage hails from Yuendumu, the headline. Joining him will be desert reggae favourites Tjintu Desert Band and other NT acts Tom E Lewis and the Chooky Dancers. The evening in Darwins Botanical Gardens, recognises the achievements of Indigenous performers. Change of assistants BRAITLING Primary School has replaced its Assistant Principal Lisa Scarfe under sensitive circumstances. Ms Scarfe, who had organised the recent entertainment spectacular at Araluen Arts Centre, was working in the Acting Assistant Principal role. She was unsuccessful in the process for the permanent role. The Department of Educations Susan Bowden said selection was based on the merit principle. Kerrie Russell has been appointed as the Assistant Principal and will start in the role next semester. *For terms and conditions please contact Douglas 0414 364 456. ^Credit provider is Hunter United Employees Credit Union Ltd ABN 68 087 650 182. AFSL/Australian Credit Licence No: 238316. Finance is subject to Hunter Uniteds normal credit approval process. 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