Enter Artistic Pole at our Provincial and/or National events.
Artistic Pole will be hosted at the Gauteng Pole Sport Provincials on 3rd March 2018 in Pretoria.
This will also be a qualifier for the National Artistic Pole Competition.
National Artistic Pole Competition 5th & 6th May 2018 (Japari School Johannesburg)
Contact us for entry details and scoring documents.
Video inspiration from Artistic Pole Hungary 2017!
About Artistic Pole:
Artistic Pole is one of the newer competitive events created by the International Pole Sports Federation. Artistic Pole was first launched in July 2017 at the World Pole Sports Championships in Holland. For the current competition season, 2017/2018, Artistic Pole will form part of IPSF endorsed competitions at a national level for the first time.
Artistic Pole will run in South Africa alongside the National Pole Sport Competition as a separate event called ‘National Artistic Pole Competition’.
All athletes wishing to explore their creative side are invited to take part!
Divisions include Amateur, Semi-Professional and Professional level. Age groups from 14 – 50+, including men and women, there is also a Mixed Doubles division.
Athletes must be over 18 to participate in the World Artistic Pole Championships, but may be 14 or over to compete at a national or regional Artistic Pole event.
“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.
There are NO compulsory move requirements in Artistic Pole!
What will be judged (in brief)?
Choreography, execution, presentation and deductions.
Each performance needs to be centred around a theme and tell a story.
Technical pole skills are also assessed and added to the athlete’s final score.