NATIONAL ARTISTIC POLE COMPETITION – MAY 2018

We are proud to announce the National Artistic Pole Competition 2018 (NAPC). Artistic Pole is one of the newer competitive events added by the International Pole Sports Federation. Artistic Pole was first launched in July 2017 at the World Pole Sports Championships in Holland. “Artistic Pole can be considered to be the softer more artistically inclined sibling of Pole Sports, encourages creativity and emboldens freedom of expression with more emphasis on artistic interpretation and is judged by the newly created Freestyle Pole Series Rules, which does not include a Code of Points, but relies more heavily on art, choreography and musicality”. IPSF 2017. All athletes wishing to explore their creative side are invited to take part!

For the current competition season, 2017/2018, Artistic Pole will form part of IPSF endorsed competitions at a national level for the first time and will run alongside the Pole Sports Competition. The NAPC 2018 is open to all South African & international pole sports athletes. The NAPC 2018 will take place on 5/6 May 2018.

The NAPC 2018 has been officially accredited by the International Pole Sports Federation. Professional Division winners will receive granted entry into the World Artistic Pole Championship.

The IPSF Artistic system is broken down into four parts, namely Choreography, Degree of difficulty, Execution and Presentation. Performers will be judged in all four sections. The final score is a combination of all 4 parts and the performer with the highest score will be the winner. The minimum overall score a performer can be awarded is zero and the highest score is 100. Up to 40 points are awarded for difficulty and execution, with up to 60 points awarded to performance. There are no compulsory elements, and higher points are awarded for performance skills over technical skills. Extensive breakdowns of the above mentioned elements are provided in the ‘Artistic Pole Championships Scoring System’ document which is available for download under the DOWNLOADS tab.

There are NO compulsory move requirements in Artistic Pole!

This event is a qualifier for the World Artistic Pole Championship to be held in Spain, July 2018.

Performer entries are now closed.

The National Artistic Pole Competition 2018 will be taking place during the afternoon and evening of 5th May 2018.

DIVISIONS AND AGE CATEGORY

DIVISIONS

  • Amateur
  • Semi-Professional
  • Professional

Amateur
Performers who have basic experience. No applicant is allowed to enter the Amateur division if they have:
– Performed in a Semi-Professional or Professional division in any past years of any national/international IPSF Artistic pole competition and/or
– Placed in any of the top 3 places in an Amateur division in the past years of a national/international IPSF Artistic pole competition and/or
– Is or has been an instructor / teacher / trainer in pole sport / pole dance / pole fitness and/or
– Has received financial compensation for pole performances or promotions.

Semi-Professional
Performers who have a good amount of experience may apply to perform in the Professional division if they are:
– Students of intermediate/advanced classes and/or
– Are, or have been instructors / teachers / trainers and/or
– Performers who have not performed in a Professional division in any of past years of IPSF Artistic pole competition and/or
– Performers who have placed in any of the top 3 places in a Semi-Professional division in the past years of a national/international IPSF Artistic Pole competition and/or
– Performers who have received financial compensation for pole performances or promotions.

Professional
The Professional division is for top performers who strive to perform with other top performers and represent their country. Professional performers are typically:
– Students of advanced classes and/or
– Instructors / teachers / trainers, both past and present and/or
– Performers who have performed in a Professional division in any previous national/international IPSF Artistic pole competitions and/or
– Performers who have placed in the top 3 places in a Semi-Professional division in the past years of a national/international IPSF Artistic pole competition..

AGE CATEGORIES

Categories
Age
Juniors 14-17
Senior Women 18-49
Senior Men 18-49
Masters 50+
Doubles 18-49

EVENT INFORMATION

  • Athletes can represent a pole school/training academy or oneself.
  • Athletes under the age of 18 must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian.
  • All entries will be accepted. If more than 13 entries are received per division and age group, a qualifying round will be held before the NPSC 2018. This qualifying round will run on the same weekend as the NPSC. The details of this will be finalized once entries close.
  • Entrants must execute specific ‘Compulsory Moves’ of moves in order to be scored. Athletes must study the photos, text and videos to ensure that they understand the required moves.
  • To register, athletes will need to complete the Entry form online.
  • Entry Fees for each athlete entering:
    • Solo Athlete: R300 (per entry)
    • Duet: R500 (per duet)
      • This fee will automatically register all athletes with the SAPSF for the 2018 competitive year!
      • **20% off the entry fees for Nationals if you took part in Provincials.
      • This administration fee is payable by all entrants and contributes to the running of this competition. This entry fee is non-refundable. Payment of the entry fee can be made by EFT. Athlete’s entry will only be complete once the payment has been cleared and funds are available to the SAPSF.

Bank Details

Bank : FNB

Account Name : SA Pole Sports Federation

Branch : Northgate

Account number : 62444142351

Branch Code : 256755

Reference : Full Name + NAPC

Venue: Japari School

1-3 Dundalk Avenue

Parktown

Johannesburg

Date: 5 / 6 May 2018

Time: TBC

Local host contact:

info@polesports.org.za

Poles:

The poles are fixed at the top and the bottom. The spinning pole is placed on the right hand side and the static pole on the left hand side of the stage from the spectators view. Doubles category athletes must use one spinning and one static pole in the same configuration as in single categories. The poles are 4m high and 45mm Brass poles. The poles are set 3m apart and the distance between the wall and the pole is 2m on each side.

Key Dates:

Entry and payment closing date is 10th March 2018.

HOW TO ENTER NATIONAL ARTISTIC POLE COMPETITION BY VIDEO ENTRY!

If you do not want to participate in the Gauteng Artistic Pole Provincials, you can enter the Nationals by video entry.

The finals for the National Pole Sports & Artistic Pole 2018 will be held on 5th & 6th May at Japari School in Johannesburg

National Artistic Pole Competition 2018 levels include:

Amateur, Semi-Professional and Professional.

Clear guidelines are provided within the Pole Sports & Artistic Pole documents to help athletes decide which division they should participate in. The Athlete’s age determines which ‘category’ they should be in.

Please contact tracey@polesports.org.za to receive the Pole Sports and Artistic Pole Competition documentation.

Athletes wanting to compete in Artistic Pole at the national finals need to submit a video entry by 10th March 2018. Late entries may be accepted for video submissions if you contact tracey@polesports.org.za as soon as possible to receive an extension within a reasonable time frame.

Artistic Pole required video entry length is up to 3 minutes and 30 seconds. Routines should follow the guidelines of the IPSF Artistic Pole Scoring document. No ‘Compulsory Moves’ or ‘Technical Bonuses’ are required. No score forms need to be submitted in advance. Children under 14 years are not permitted in Artistic Pole at national level.

Payment is required upon video entry for National Artistic Pole 2018.

R300 Per Solo entry

R500 Per Doubles entry

All athletes need to complete an online application form polesports.org.za, send their score forms (required for Pole Sports only) and send a private video link containing their video entry.

Video entry/forms/payment for entry deadline: 10th March 2018

For documentation and assistance: tracey@polesports.org.za

National Artistic Pole Competition 2018 - Solo

    Competitors Details

  • MODEL RELEASE:

    • For good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, and by marking your names within this form you hereby give the SAPSF and their staff your permission to license the Images / videos and to use the Images/videos in any Media for any purpose (except Pornographic or defamatory) which may include, among others, advertising, promotion, marketing and packaging for any product or service.
    • You agree that the Images may be combined with other images, text and graphics, and cropped, altered or modified.
    • You agree that you have no rights to the Images / videos, and all rights to the Images/videos belong to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that you have no further right to additional consideration or accounting, and that we will make no further claim for any reason to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that this release is binding upon and you agree that this release is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and will be governed by the laws of South Africa.
    • You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and have the full legal capacity to execute this release.

    YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY:

    • Report any medical problems that may affect your ability.
    • Pole dancing is be particularly strenuous on the following parts of your body. Back, Ankles, Knees, Neck, Wrists. Report any physical problems that may affect your ability to participate.

    The SAPSF take all precautions to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

    • We acknowledge that the stage space is limited and we must apply caution when performing.
    • We acknowledge that pole dancing can be strenuous and at times, dangerous.
    • We will rely upon our own judgment in participating in any maneuvers.
    • We have been told about the potential risks to our health and freely accept that by participating we run the risk of injury, particularly if we were to fall from, or knock ourselves on the pole.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any pre-existing injuries or medical condition which may be exacerbated if we participate.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any injury, loss or damage which may be sustained as a result of participating in Gauteng Provincial 2017.
    • We hereby for ourselves, any heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on our behalves, contract not to sue.
    • We waive, release and discharge The SAPSF, its staff, agents, subcontractors and representatives of all liability, claims, damage, costs or expenses which we may have against them arising out of or in connection with my participation in any SAPSF event.
    • This release extends to all claims of any kind what so ever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.
 

Verification

 

National Artistic Pole Competition 2018 - Doubles

    Competitors Details (1)

  • Competitors Details (2)

  • MODEL RELEASE:

    • For good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, and by marking your names within this form you hereby give the SAPSF and their staff your permission to license the Images / videos and to use the Images/videos in any Media for any purpose (except Pornographic or defamatory) which may include, among others, advertising, promotion, marketing and packaging for any product or service.
    • You agree that the Images may be combined with other images, text and graphics, and cropped, altered or modified.
    • You agree that you have no rights to the Images / videos, and all rights to the Images/videos belong to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that you have no further right to additional consideration or accounting, and that we will make no further claim for any reason to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that this release is binding upon and you agree that this release is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and will be governed by the laws of South Africa.
    • You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and have the full legal capacity to execute this release.

    YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY:

    • Report any medical problems that may affect your ability.
    • Pole dancing is be particularly strenuous on the following parts of your body. Back, Ankles, Knees, Neck, Wrists. Report any physical problems that may affect your ability to participate.

    The SAPSF take all precautions to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

    • We acknowledge that the stage space is limited and we must apply caution when performing.
    • We acknowledge that pole dancing can be strenuous and at times, dangerous.
    • We will rely upon our own judgment in participating in any maneuvers.
    • We have been told about the potential risks to our health and freely accept that by participating we run the risk of injury, particularly if we were to fall from, or knock ourselves on the pole.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any pre-existing injuries or medical condition which may be exacerbated if we participate.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any injury, loss or damage which may be sustained as a result of participating in Gauteng Provincial 2017.
    • We hereby for ourselves, any heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on our behalves, contract not to sue.
    • We waive, release and discharge The SAPSF, its staff, agents, subcontractors and representatives of all liability, claims, damage, costs or expenses which we may have against them arising out of or in connection with my participation in any SAPSF event.
    • This release extends to all claims of any kind what so ever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.
 

Verification

 

Artistic Pole Info Pack

About

NATIONAL ARTISTIC POLE COMPETITION – MAY 2018

We are proud to announce the National Artistic Pole Competition 2018 (NAPC). Artistic Pole is one of the newer competitive events added by the International Pole Sports Federation. Artistic Pole was first launched in July 2017 at the World Pole Sports Championships in Holland. “Artistic Pole can be considered to be the softer more artistically inclined sibling of Pole Sports, encourages creativity and emboldens freedom of expression with more emphasis on artistic interpretation and is judged by the newly created Freestyle Pole Series Rules, which does not include a Code of Points, but relies more heavily on art, choreography and musicality”. IPSF 2017. All athletes wishing to explore their creative side are invited to take part!

For the current competition season, 2017/2018, Artistic Pole will form part of IPSF endorsed competitions at a national level for the first time and will run alongside the Pole Sports Competition. The NAPC 2018 is open to all South African & international pole sports athletes. The NAPC 2018 will take place on 5/6 May 2018.

The NAPC 2018 has been officially accredited by the International Pole Sports Federation. Professional Division winners will receive granted entry into the World Artistic Pole Championship.

The IPSF Artistic system is broken down into four parts, namely Choreography, Degree of difficulty, Execution and Presentation. Performers will be judged in all four sections. The final score is a combination of all 4 parts and the performer with the highest score will be the winner. The minimum overall score a performer can be awarded is zero and the highest score is 100. Up to 40 points are awarded for difficulty and execution, with up to 60 points awarded to performance. There are no compulsory elements, and higher points are awarded for performance skills over technical skills. Extensive breakdowns of the above mentioned elements are provided in the ‘Artistic Pole Championships Scoring System’ document which is available for download under the DOWNLOADS tab.

There are NO compulsory move requirements in Artistic Pole!

This event is a qualifier for the World Artistic Pole Championship to be held in Spain, July 2018.

Performer entries are now closed.

The National Artistic Pole Competition 2018 will be taking place during the afternoon and evening of 5th May 2018.

Divisions

DIVISIONS AND AGE CATEGORY

DIVISIONS

  • Amateur
  • Semi-Professional
  • Professional

Amateur
Performers who have basic experience. No applicant is allowed to enter the Amateur division if they have:
– Performed in a Semi-Professional or Professional division in any past years of any national/international IPSF Artistic pole competition and/or
– Placed in any of the top 3 places in an Amateur division in the past years of a national/international IPSF Artistic pole competition and/or
– Is or has been an instructor / teacher / trainer in pole sport / pole dance / pole fitness and/or
– Has received financial compensation for pole performances or promotions.

Semi-Professional
Performers who have a good amount of experience may apply to perform in the Professional division if they are:
– Students of intermediate/advanced classes and/or
– Are, or have been instructors / teachers / trainers and/or
– Performers who have not performed in a Professional division in any of past years of IPSF Artistic pole competition and/or
– Performers who have placed in any of the top 3 places in a Semi-Professional division in the past years of a national/international IPSF Artistic Pole competition and/or
– Performers who have received financial compensation for pole performances or promotions.

Professional
The Professional division is for top performers who strive to perform with other top performers and represent their country. Professional performers are typically:
– Students of advanced classes and/or
– Instructors / teachers / trainers, both past and present and/or
– Performers who have performed in a Professional division in any previous national/international IPSF Artistic pole competitions and/or
– Performers who have placed in the top 3 places in a Semi-Professional division in the past years of a national/international IPSF Artistic pole competition..

AGE CATEGORIES

Categories
Age
Juniors 14-17
Senior Women 18-49
Senior Men 18-49
Masters 50+
Doubles 18-49
Details

EVENT INFORMATION

  • Athletes can represent a pole school/training academy or oneself.
  • Athletes under the age of 18 must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian.
  • All entries will be accepted. If more than 13 entries are received per division and age group, a qualifying round will be held before the NPSC 2018. This qualifying round will run on the same weekend as the NPSC. The details of this will be finalized once entries close.
  • Entrants must execute specific ‘Compulsory Moves’ of moves in order to be scored. Athletes must study the photos, text and videos to ensure that they understand the required moves.
  • To register, athletes will need to complete the Entry form online.
  • Entry Fees for each athlete entering:
    • Solo Athlete: R300 (per entry)
    • Duet: R500 (per duet)
      • This fee will automatically register all athletes with the SAPSF for the 2018 competitive year!
      • **20% off the entry fees for Nationals if you took part in Provincials.
      • This administration fee is payable by all entrants and contributes to the running of this competition. This entry fee is non-refundable. Payment of the entry fee can be made by EFT. Athlete’s entry will only be complete once the payment has been cleared and funds are available to the SAPSF.

Bank Details

Bank : FNB

Account Name : SA Pole Sports Federation

Branch : Northgate

Account number : 62444142351

Branch Code : 256755

Reference : Full Name + NAPC

Venue: Japari School

1-3 Dundalk Avenue

Parktown

Johannesburg

Date: 5 / 6 May 2018

Time: TBC

Local host contact:

info@polesports.org.za

Poles:

The poles are fixed at the top and the bottom. The spinning pole is placed on the right hand side and the static pole on the left hand side of the stage from the spectators view. Doubles category athletes must use one spinning and one static pole in the same configuration as in single categories. The poles are 4m high and 45mm Brass poles. The poles are set 3m apart and the distance between the wall and the pole is 2m on each side.

Key Dates:

Entry and payment closing date is 10th March 2018.

How to Enter?

HOW TO ENTER NATIONAL ARTISTIC POLE COMPETITION BY VIDEO ENTRY!

If you do not want to participate in the Gauteng Artistic Pole Provincials, you can enter the Nationals by video entry.

The finals for the National Pole Sports & Artistic Pole 2018 will be held on 5th & 6th May at Japari School in Johannesburg

National Artistic Pole Competition 2018 levels include:

Amateur, Semi-Professional and Professional.

Clear guidelines are provided within the Pole Sports & Artistic Pole documents to help athletes decide which division they should participate in. The Athlete’s age determines which ‘category’ they should be in.

Please contact tracey@polesports.org.za to receive the Pole Sports and Artistic Pole Competition documentation.

Athletes wanting to compete in Artistic Pole at the national finals need to submit a video entry by 10th March 2018. Late entries may be accepted for video submissions if you contact tracey@polesports.org.za as soon as possible to receive an extension within a reasonable time frame.

Artistic Pole required video entry length is up to 3 minutes and 30 seconds. Routines should follow the guidelines of the IPSF Artistic Pole Scoring document. No ‘Compulsory Moves’ or ‘Technical Bonuses’ are required. No score forms need to be submitted in advance. Children under 14 years are not permitted in Artistic Pole at national level.

Payment is required upon video entry for National Artistic Pole 2018.

R300 Per Solo entry

R500 Per Doubles entry

All athletes need to complete an online application form polesports.org.za, send their score forms (required for Pole Sports only) and send a private video link containing their video entry.

Video entry/forms/payment for entry deadline: 10th March 2018

For documentation and assistance: tracey@polesports.org.za

Entry Form

National Artistic Pole Competition 2018 - Solo

    Competitors Details

  • MODEL RELEASE:

    • For good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, and by marking your names within this form you hereby give the SAPSF and their staff your permission to license the Images / videos and to use the Images/videos in any Media for any purpose (except Pornographic or defamatory) which may include, among others, advertising, promotion, marketing and packaging for any product or service.
    • You agree that the Images may be combined with other images, text and graphics, and cropped, altered or modified.
    • You agree that you have no rights to the Images / videos, and all rights to the Images/videos belong to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that you have no further right to additional consideration or accounting, and that we will make no further claim for any reason to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that this release is binding upon and you agree that this release is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and will be governed by the laws of South Africa.
    • You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and have the full legal capacity to execute this release.

    YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY:

    • Report any medical problems that may affect your ability.
    • Pole dancing is be particularly strenuous on the following parts of your body. Back, Ankles, Knees, Neck, Wrists. Report any physical problems that may affect your ability to participate.

    The SAPSF take all precautions to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

    • We acknowledge that the stage space is limited and we must apply caution when performing.
    • We acknowledge that pole dancing can be strenuous and at times, dangerous.
    • We will rely upon our own judgment in participating in any maneuvers.
    • We have been told about the potential risks to our health and freely accept that by participating we run the risk of injury, particularly if we were to fall from, or knock ourselves on the pole.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any pre-existing injuries or medical condition which may be exacerbated if we participate.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any injury, loss or damage which may be sustained as a result of participating in Gauteng Provincial 2017.
    • We hereby for ourselves, any heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on our behalves, contract not to sue.
    • We waive, release and discharge The SAPSF, its staff, agents, subcontractors and representatives of all liability, claims, damage, costs or expenses which we may have against them arising out of or in connection with my participation in any SAPSF event.
    • This release extends to all claims of any kind what so ever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.
 

Verification

 

National Artistic Pole Competition 2018 - Doubles

    Competitors Details (1)

  • Competitors Details (2)

  • MODEL RELEASE:

    • For good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, and by marking your names within this form you hereby give the SAPSF and their staff your permission to license the Images / videos and to use the Images/videos in any Media for any purpose (except Pornographic or defamatory) which may include, among others, advertising, promotion, marketing and packaging for any product or service.
    • You agree that the Images may be combined with other images, text and graphics, and cropped, altered or modified.
    • You agree that you have no rights to the Images / videos, and all rights to the Images/videos belong to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that you have no further right to additional consideration or accounting, and that we will make no further claim for any reason to the SAPSF.
    • You acknowledge and agree that this release is binding upon and you agree that this release is irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and will be governed by the laws of South Africa.
    • You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and have the full legal capacity to execute this release.

    YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY:

    • Report any medical problems that may affect your ability.
    • Pole dancing is be particularly strenuous on the following parts of your body. Back, Ankles, Knees, Neck, Wrists. Report any physical problems that may affect your ability to participate.

    The SAPSF take all precautions to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

    • We acknowledge that the stage space is limited and we must apply caution when performing.
    • We acknowledge that pole dancing can be strenuous and at times, dangerous.
    • We will rely upon our own judgment in participating in any maneuvers.
    • We have been told about the potential risks to our health and freely accept that by participating we run the risk of injury, particularly if we were to fall from, or knock ourselves on the pole.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any pre-existing injuries or medical condition which may be exacerbated if we participate.
    • We will not hold The SAPSF liable for any injury, loss or damage which may be sustained as a result of participating in Gauteng Provincial 2017.
    • We hereby for ourselves, any heirs, executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on our behalves, contract not to sue.
    • We waive, release and discharge The SAPSF, its staff, agents, subcontractors and representatives of all liability, claims, damage, costs or expenses which we may have against them arising out of or in connection with my participation in any SAPSF event.
    • This release extends to all claims of any kind what so ever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.
 

Verification

 
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