Category Rules

CATEGORY RULES & LIVE FINAL INFO

  • There will only be 5 people MAX per category who are invited to the live final.

  • All contestants will receive a confirmation email 2 weeks prior to the competition explaining the details of the day

  • Contestants will be marked down for going over song allocation times OR for using songs with explicit lyrics

  • Any non-arrivals will be marked as ‘Withdrawn’

  • Those who apply but pull out, will be marked as withdrawn and charged an administration fee of £25

  • NO STICKUM OR GORRILLA GRIP ALLOWED. Itac is permitted but only on the body. Contestants may request dry hands be put on the pole.

  • X2 chrome xstage lites (45mm) will be used at the final.

  • Heels and ankle boots are permitted.

  • Gloves and ankle protectors are permitted

  • Any exposure of body parts will result in automatic disqualification. Men can be topless.

 

FEEDBACK AND SCORING

  • Feedback and scoring will be provided after the competition on the day.

 

 

 

Performer - tell your story ONLINE ONLY

Max Song Length 3 minutes

MaX 30 entrants. Video entries no later than February 28th.
Top 3 announced on June 1st
Top 3 invited to the finals for awards announcement
 
YOU ARE ALLOWED TO………
  • Perform any move on or off the pole. Please ensure you are performing tricks that are your level.

  • Use spinny or static poles

  • use bodies/persons as part of your routine (they must not touch the pole)

  • Use any style of dance you like - classique/art/contemporary etc

YOU HAVE TO

  • Perform a minimum of 45 seconds of continuous pole moves within your routine (static or spinny)

  • You must tell a story - you will not be marked on your tricks, but on how you creatively tell your story.

If you have previously won a professional award at a national level, you are not eligible to enter.

VIDEO ENTRIES FOR PERFORMER CATGORY

  • By filling in and submitting an entry form, the contestant(s) confirm that they agree to the rules of the competition and that they are fit and healthy to participate.

  • You can submit your video entry upon registration or upon the video submission deadline date.

    • Upload your video to YouTube/DropBox

    • Set your video as unlisted or public (NOT private)

    • Send e-mail with submission link to southernpolechamps@hotmail.co.uk for the judges to review

  • Your video can be from a previous performance/competition (no older than 12 months)

    Name your video link: SPC SEMI FINALS 2019 'YOUR NAME'

Beginners

Max Song Length 3 minutes

YOU ARE ALLOWED TO………
  • Perform moves on and off the pole appropriate to your level

  • Dip the head below the rear within your floor work – however there must be no contact with the pole at any point

NOT ALLOWED TO PERFORM………..

  • Any move where the head dips below the rear on the pole

  • No inverting from up the pole or from the floor.

  • Air invert, Air and Dismounted Shoulder Mount

  • ANY move which involves just hands or just feet in an inverted position, FOR EXAMPLE Straight Edge, Ayesha’s or Hand Spring

  • ANY Extended moves such as Q or extended butterfly

  • Knee only moves such as Genie / knee hold

  • Drops of any kind

If you have previously won at this level at ANY regional or national level then you are not eligible to enter and must enter at a higher level.

Intermediate

Max Song length 3.30 secs

You will be marked on Tricks, Transitions On, Transitions Off, Fluidity, Stage Presence, Costume:

 

YOU ARE ALLOWED TO…….

 

  • Invert from the floor

  • Perform Handstands and Headstands

  • Shoulder mounts only from the floor

  • Perform moves that have 3 points of contact

    NOT ALLOWED TO PERFORM……..

  • Air invert, Air Shoulder Mount, Reverse shoulder mount

  • ANY move which involves just hands or just feet/ 2 points of contact in an position, FOR EXAMPLE Straight Edge, Ayesha’s or Hand Spring

  • Knee only moves such as Genie / knee hold

  • Drops of any kind

  • No split grip deadlifting – including spins such as Phoenix

If you have previously won at this level at ANY regional or national level then you are not eligible to enter and must enter at a higher level.

Advanced

Max Song Length 4 minutes

Advanced

YOU ARE ALLOWED TO

  • Invert off the floor and up the pole

  • Perform Handstands and Headstands, cartwheels and drops

  • Shoulder mounts from the floor and aerially up the pole

No moves barred. No Instructors allowed.

Professional

Max Song Length 4 minutes

Professional

Song max length 4 minutes

Instructors allowed

  • Must not hold a national or regional title at this level.

  • Can be an instructor or paid perfomer.

  • You will be marked on Tricks, Transitions On, Transitions Off, Fluidity, Stage Presence, Costume

  • No moves barred

Exotic

Max Song Length 4 minutes

Exotic

Song max length 4 minutes

  • Heels of any kind permitted

  • No nudity allowed – nudity will result in automatic disqualification.

  • Clothing can be removed as long as it does not conflict with the point above.

  • You will be marked on stage presence, style, fluidity and transitions tricks within this category above tricks.

  • Human props allowed / Doubles allowed.

Doubles / Groups

Max Song Length 4 minutes

Doubles/Groups

Song max length 4 minutes

  • No moves barred

  • Instructors allowed

  • You will be marked on Tricks, Transitions On, Transitions Off, Fluidity, Stage Presence, Costume

  • Groups - Max of 10 people. Only 2 to a pole at any point.