COMPETITION DIVISIONS


MEN’S DIVISION

Men ages 18 and over.

MASTERS DIVISION

40 years of age plus.

DOUBLES DIVISION

Any two performers, same or mixed sex.

ENTRY LEVEL DIVISION

For those new to pole competitions – basic floor inversions only, move caps apply. No instructors or studio owners may compete in this division.

MOVE CAPS

AMATEUR DIVISION

For those new to pole competitions, but experienced in the art of pole – move caps apply.

MOVE CAPS

SEMI PRO DIVISION

Higher level competitors.

PRO DIVISION

Highest level competitors.

POLE ART DIVISION

Allows for props, costuming and encourages individuality, story telling and imagination.

EXOTIC L1 DIVISION

Amateur level. If you teach exotic, erotic, burlesque or similar type movement, if you have been paid for or performed professionally exotic, erotic, burlesque or similar type movement at the time of application, you cannot compete at this level. There are no move restrictions as it is based on fluidity and movement not on difficulty of pole tricks.

EXOTIC L2 DIVISION

This level is for anyone who teaches, performs or practices exotic or erotic movement at a higher level.

TROUPE DIVISION

This division is for groups of performers with a minimum 4 to a maximum of 10 participants. Troupes can use the floor, chairs and the poles for their routines and participants can be same or mixed sex. Focus is on choreography as a group, creativity, stage presence and synchronicity of movement (if applicable).

AERIAL HOOP L1 DIVISION

This is an amateur level. So if you teach aerial hoop or similar type of apparatus , if you have been paid for or performed professionally at the time of application you cannot compete at this level.
(see hoop spec details below)

AERIAL HOOP DOUBLES DIVISION

Any two performers, same or mixed sex.
(see hoop spec details below)

AERIAL HOOP L2 DIVISION

This level is for anyone who teaches, performs or practices aerial hoop at a higher level.
(see hoop spec details below)


Aerial Hoop Specs

There will be a 36” (interior diameter)hollow steel hoop for individual competitors and a 39″ (interior diameter) hollow steel hoop for doubles competitors. Each hoop will be covered with black hockey tape available to all competitors that will not have a tab (one smooth circle). The spanset will be choked directly onto the hoop. The hoop will be approximately 5.5 to 6 feet off the floor to the bottom bar.
Competitors cannot bring their own hoop or request different heights or sizes.

Pole Specs

Spin pole is stage left (looking at the audience, spin pole is to your left)

Poles will be 8 feet apart and 14 ft high, x pole competition grade, 45 mm diameter

The stage will be 16 x 24 and raised a min of 3 feet from the floor

***** CENTRAL REGIONAL COMPETITORS*****

Please note the following exceptions.

IMPORTANT INFO FOR COMPETITORS:

Stage dimensions and distance from poles is different at this competition than at nationals.

15ft x 12ft stage. 4.5ft from pole base to side of stage. Almost 6 ft from pole base to front of stage. Poles are 6 ft apart. Pole base to back of stage 6ft.

AERIAL HOOP COMPETITORS:

The hoop dimensions/specs are the same, however, there will be a 6 foot spanset directly choked to the each of the hoops and the hoop will be in front of the stage.

There will be approximately 9 feet distance from the stage to the rigging point , at least 6 feet to the front of the performance area and more than 5 feet on each side of the hoop