These ladies climb up and down on their own effortlessly--these are tall poles! We took pictures and filmed from the second level.
When they get to the top, they strap their legs onto the pole. Then they pull up their "belle" skirts.
They are standing the whole time as they perform and their level of strength is amazing--they manage to make every little movement so graceful.
Some videos (sorry for the shakiness of the 2nd one--that's B)