COMPETITION DIVISIONS


POLE 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.

This division is open to those 18 years of age and up.

EXOTIC L2 DIVISION

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

This division is open to those 18 years of age and up.

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).

FREESTYLE BATTLE DIVISION

This division is for those who choose to challenge themselves against other competitors in a friendly, exciting pole battle. Please click HERE for full details.

POLE TECHNICAL SPECS


Pole Specs

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

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.

FLOOR FLOW AND BASE WORK DIVISIONS


FLOOR FLOW AND BASE WORK L1

Amateur level. If you teach exotic, floorwork, lyrical or other similar types of movement, if you have been paid for or performed professionally for any type of floor or low flow movement at the time of application, you cannot compete at this level.

A division focused on the ability to be creative at the base of the pole and on the floor. In this division a performer can use the floor space and the base of the pole to their best advantage to create interesting shapes, movement and flow without the necessity of tricks on the pole. The focus is on creativity, grace, mastery of movement and contact of multiple parts of the body with the floor and pole base. All genres are welcome in this division

FLOOR FLOW AND BASE WORK L2

This level is for anyone who teaches, performs or practices exotic, floorwork, lyrical or other similar types of movement at a higher level.

A division focused on the ability to be creative at the base of the pole and on the floor. In this division a performer can use the floor space and the base of the pole to their best advantage to create interesting shapes, movement and flow without the necessity of tricks on the pole. The focus is on creativity, grace, mastery of movement and contact of multiple parts of the body with the floor and pole base. All genres are welcome in this division.

Important Information


** please note the following for Floor Flow and Base Work divisions:

  • all rules for costume, props and movement are the same as those for the other divisions
  • shoes allowed
  • no costume removal
  • knee pads ARE allowed
  • you can have any parts of the body fully covered with pants/leggings and/or sleeves if you choose
  • a competitor must have the ALL the body parts listed below touching the floor at least once through the routine: front and back of the body, head, hands, feet, arms and legs.
  • Inversions are allowed as long as the support is mainly from the hands; NOT the legs. The inversions must remain lower than the height of the competitors extended arm.
  • Focus is on the creative use of the floor / stage and base of the pole, NOT pole tricks.



AERIAL DIVISIONS


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 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 DOUBLES DIVISION

Any two performers, same or mixed sex.

AERIAL HAMMOCK L1 DIVISION

This is an amateur level. If you teach aerial hammock 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.

AERIAL HAMMOCK L2 DIVISION

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

 

AERIAL TECHNICAL SPECS


Aerial Hoop and Hammock Specs

AERIAL HOOP

There will be a 36” (interior diameter)hollow steel hoop for individual competitors that weighs 10 lbs.  The hoop will be covered with black hockey tape and will not have a tab (tabless). The 4 foot nylon spanset will be choked directly onto the hoop.

The doubles hoop is 39″ interior diameter.  It is hollow steel and weighs 12 lbs.  It will be covered in black hockey tape with a 4 foot spanset directly choked to the hoop (tabless).

The highest the hoop can be is between 66 and 72″ ( 5 and a half to aprox 6 feet) from the mat.

HAMMOCK

The hammock will hang at approx a max of 60″ (5 feet) off the floor to the rigging point , with the option to lower to a different height specified by the performer. The length of the fabric (from tie off to bottom, not the full length of fabric end to end) will be between 8 and 9 feet and is hung using 2 “O” rings and a single swivel.

Hammock is white, 110” wide, nylon tricot low/medium stretch fabric hung from a swivel and a single rigging point approximately 14′ above the stage, depending on available rig points in the venue.

Hammock competitors may specify the height from the stage of the lowest point of the hammock either at stage testing or before via email.

If height is not specified via email or at stage testing it will automatically be set to 60 inches (5 feet) from the ground.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The hoops and hammock can be rigged to the height the competitor desires keeping in mind that the hoop will have a 4 foot spanset with a rigging height of just under 14 feet for the hoop.   The highest the hammock can be is between 60 – 66″ (5 and 5 and a half feet) from the mat.

Last-minute height specifications (after stage testing has closed) will not be permitted.

Competitors cannot bring their own hoop or hammock or request different heights or sizes.

A tumbling mat is mandatory for all competitors in all aerial divisions.

*** Please note that we will be using a moving point and this can present some bounce in movement from the rope that is used for rigging.  Please ensure you comfortable working with moving points and if you have questions, please reach out.

*** When requesting heights, please only use increments of 1 or 1 and a half feet.  We will not accept in between heights.