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.