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Entries open: 01 Sep 2017
Entries close: 10 Nov 2017

Entry Information for Competitors

Semi Finals - Video Entry

Please upload your video to YouTube or similar and submit a link to your video with your entry. Entries close at midnight on 10 Nov 2017.

Videos must show a routine to a song, must not exceed 3 minutes and must not be edited. A video of a previous performance can be used as entry. The routine will only be marked up to 3 minutes. If the video exceeds that, anything after 3 minutes will not be marked.

6 people from beginners, mens and doubles and 8 from intermediate, advanced and professional categories with the highest scores will perform live at the finals.

Your video will be marked by an impartial judge who will mark you on the following:

  • Choreography
  • Originality
  • Stage presence
  • Tricks - level of difficulty (Advanced/Professional/Mens only)
  • Tricks - execution
  • Costume/Makeup
  • Transitions on and off the pole
  • Overall performance

£15 video entry fee must be made via PayPal before entry will be accepted. If your application is successful and you make it through to the final, a further fee of £15 per solo and £20 per double will be required. Unsuccessful applicants will receive a free spectator ticket to the competition finals on 11th March.

Doubles partners must both register and complete waivers. One member of the doubles should submit an entry form specifying their partner's name and email. The partner's email address will be used to check registration and waiver status and you will not be able to submit the entry until you have both completed the required information.

Finals

11 March 2018
12pm - 8pm

Carnegie Hall
Dunfermline
KY12 7JA

Technical Specifications and Information for Finals

  • Two rigged x-poles (one static, one spinny)
  • Poles will be 3.2 metres apart and 3.5 metres high
  • Facing the audience, the pole on your left will be spinning and the pole on your right will be static.
  • Judges: check the judges section on our main page. You won’t be disappointed!
  • Detailed judging criteria available here (opens in new window)
  • Pole performance, Carnegie hall staff and anyone helping out on the day are not liable for any injuries sustained from taking part in the competition
  • You may bring a chaperone, but they do require a normal ticket
  • If you withdraw at ANY point after accepting a place in the finals, you will be required to pay a £25 cancellation fee
  • Songs must be sent in advance by email in mp3 format
  • Clean edits of songs (radio version)
  • Costume: no nudity, no nipple tassels, no thongs

Categories

Beginner

  • Less than 18 months' pole experience
  • Must not have previously won a pole competition in a beginners category
  • Inverts from floor only
  • Maximum of 3 moves up the pole during the same combination (e.g. scissor seat, wrist seat, drama queen)
  • Must always have three points of contact when in a up-the-pole move
  • No drops
  • Song length: 3:00 - 3:30 minutes

Intermediate

  • Must not have previously won a pole competition in an intermediate category within the past three years
  • Only basic inverts (air invert allowed)
  • No handsprings/ayeshas
  • Must use both static and spinny
  • No instructors
  • Must not be a paid performer
  • No flips
  • Song length: 3:00 - 3:30 minutes

Advanced

  • Must not have previously won a pole competition in an advanced category within the past three years
  • Must not be a paid performer
  • Must use both static and spinny
  • Instructors allowed (if you have previously entered fewer than 5 competitions)
  • Only one flip permitted
  • Song length: 3:30 - 4:00 minutes

Doubles

  • No restrictions
  • Must use both static and spinny
  • Same or mixed gender
  • Song length: 4:00 - 4:30 minutes

Mens

  • Must not be a paid performer
  • Must not have previously won a competition in the mens category (if so, enter professional!)
  • Only one flip permitted
  • Only one handspring deadlift permitted
  • Must use both static and spinny
  • Song length: 3:30 - 4:00 minutes

Professional

  • No move restrictions
  • Must use both static and spinny
  • Instructors allowed
  • Female and male competitors welcome
  • Song length: 4:00 - 4:30 minutes

Terms and Conditions

Entry fees are NON REFUNDABLE. If you withdraw your entry at any point after selection and accepting your place, you will be charged a £25 cancellation fee; if this is not paid you will not be able to enter Pole Performance in the future. You must be available all day on 11 March 2018. Failure to follow category rules will result in you being disqualified. Your video will not be judged if you do not pay your entry fee before the closing date. All competitors MUST be over the age of 18. The contestants with the highest scores will go through to the final and will be announced firstly on Facebook. Please note you will be required to provide further entry information should you make it through to the final.