A “prop” is defined as anything that is not attached to your body.

All props must be submitted to the CPFA by the posted deadlines. When submitting your props to the CPFA, you must write a brief description of all your props, including the full names of any human props.

Human props are allowed. Human props may touch you, but not the pole. Judging will be based on your skills and abilities only, and not the skills and abilities of the human prop. Human props must be 18 years of age or older. They are required to sign a waiver of liability before participating in the show.

If you use props without approval, you are subject to disqualification or point deduction.

 The prop placement must only take a maximum of 30 seconds and prop removal must only take a maximum of 30 seconds.

No potentially hazardous props are permitted (i.e. if a substance is left on the floor, pole, or performance area, or could potentially harm spectators or other competitors). Props depicting illegal drug usage will not be allowed. Any usage of substances should not be the focal point of a routine and as this is a subjective rule, any prop should be used with purpose.

Some examples of props that will not be permitted are:

  • Fire
  • Fireworks
  • Real weapons
  • Glass
  • Water, liquid, or gel 
  • Food
  • Helium balloons
  • Vaporizers, fog machines, or anything that produces smoke or particles
  • Anything requiring access to an electrical outlet
  • Loose glitter, loose powder, etc.
  • Dildos
  • Visible lower body genitalia, real or otherwise
  • Pets or live animals
  • Anything exceeding the dimensions of 7’ tall, 5’ wide, and 3’ deep
  • Anything exceeding a weight limit of 25 lbs
  • Anything that clamps to the pole and is intended to bear your body weight, such as handloops, FabPole or PoleSilks type devices. 

Late fines for prop descriptions are a cumulative $10 per week late or fraction thereof, and an additional $50 if submitted less than 48 hours in advance of the start of the competition.

Props that were not approved will result in either a 10 point deduction or disqualification if deemed a safety hazard.

* Props must be submitted for approval a minimum of 3 weeks prior to the scheduled competition date.  Please email your props to



* If a prop is to be used in a competition routine, a video must be submitted no later than 3 weeks prior to the competition.

* A video no longer than 30 seconds must be made describing how the prop will be used with a short demonstration of its use.

* Once received and reviewed, the competitor will receive confirmation via email that the prop is approved or that it will need to be changed/replaced and a new deadline will be sent.

* Upon approval, the information will also be sent to the competition host. At this time the prop cannot defer from its original use or purpose or the competitor can be subject to disqualification.