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Dance Culture Studios

Shop 8, Pine Park Centre,
Corner Dalmeny & Bram Fischer Roads,
Pine Park (Randburg)

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Event Start time 5PM

We are proud to announce the National Pole Sports Competition 2017 (NPSC). The event is now in its fifth successful year. The NPSC 2017 is open to all South African & international pole sports athletes. The NPSC 2017 will take place on 8th April 2017, the venue is still to be determined.

The NPSC 2017 has been officially accredited by the International Pole Sports Federation. Elite Division winners, 1st and 2nd place, of the NPSC 2017 will receive granted entry into the World Pole Sports Championship held in the Netherlands in June / July 2017.

The IPSF Judging system and Code of Points will be in place for NPSC 2017. All athletes will be required to structure their routines based on the Code of Points 2016/2017. Click here to download.

There will be NO VIDEO ENTRIES for the 2017 competition, all qualifying rounds will be held over the same weekend in April 2017 if necessary.

 

KEY DATES FOR NPSC 2016

10th March 2017 : Final for Entries, Compulsory Move Scorecards & payment for entry. “Entry Deadline”
22nd March 2017 : Music must be submitted and technical bonus scorecards
8th April 2017 : Final Competition weekend

Venue

VENUE

Dance Culture Studios

Shop 8, Pine Park Centre,
Corner Dalmeny & Bram Fischer Roads,
Pine Park (Randburg)

  1. There will be no Video Entries for the NPSC 2017.
  2. Please complete the online entry form in the next tab.
  3. A correctly filled in compulsory form with the nine (9) or eleven (11) chosen elements (dependent on division and category), and a correctly filled in technical bonus score form is to be submitted via email once the online form has been completed. For updates and current criteria please see Code of Points.
  4. All payments must be received by the 10th March 2017.
  5. Please request the Code of Points if you do not have the 2016 / 2017 version – this is important, as the Code of Points is updated every year, and the 2015/2016 Code of Points is no longer valid.
  1. Athletes can represent a pole school/training academy or oneself.
  2. Athletes under the age of 18 must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian.
  3. 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 2017. This qualifying round will run on the same weekend as the NPSC. The details of this will be finalized once entries close on the 10th March 2017.
  4. 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.
  5. To register, athletes will need to complete the NPSC 2017 registration form online at www.polesports.org.za
  6. Entry Fees for each athlete entering:
    Solo Athlete: R310 (per entry)
    Duet: R500 (per duet)
    This fee will automatically register all athletes with the SAPSF for the 2017 competitive year!
    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 + NSPC

Venue

The following divisions are available for NPSC 2017:

Amateurs

Athletes who have basic experience and who are able to choose elements only with lowest technical values, may apply to participate in the Amateur division. No applicant is allowed to enter the Amateur division if they have:

  • Competed in a Professional or Elite division in any past years of any national IPSF competition and/or
  • Placed in any of the top 3 places in an Amateur division in the past years of a national IPSF 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.

Amateurs must perform 3 strength elements, 3 flexibility elements, 1 spin on a static pole, 1 spin on a spinning pole and one dead lift. See IPSF Code of Points on compulsory point requirements for more details.

Professionals

Athletes who have a good amount of experience and who are able to choose elements with higher technical value may apply to compete in the Professional division if they are:

  • Students of intermediate/advanced classes and/or
  • Are, or have been instructors / teachers / trainers and/or
  • Athletes who have competed in a Professional division in any of past years of an national IPSF competition and/or
  • Athletes who have placed in any of the top 3 places in an Amateur division in the past years of a national IPSF competition and/or
  • Athletes who have received financial compensation for pole performances or promotions.

No applicants are allowed to enter the Professional division who have:

  • Competed in Elite division in any of past years of a national IPSF competition and/or
  • Placed twice in the top 3 places in a Professional division in previous national IPSF competitions

*Please note: Professional athletes, who place in the top 3, may compete a second year in the same division.
Professionals must perform 4 strength elements, 4 flexibility elements, 1 spin on a static pole, 1 spin on a spinning pole and one aerial dead lift.

Elite

The Elite division is for top athletes who are able to choose elements with the highest technical value, and who strive to compete with other top athletes and become a part of their national team to represent their country. Elite athletes are typically:

  • Students of advanced classes and/or
  • Instructors / teachers / trainers, both past and present and/or
  • Athletes who have competed in an Elite division in any previous national IPSF competitions and/or
  • Athletes who have placed twice in the top 3 places in a Professional division in the past years of a national IPSF competition.

Elite must perform 4 strength elements, 4 flexibility elements, 1 spin on a static pole, 1 spin on a spinning pole and one aerial dead lift.

AGE GROUPS WITHIN DIVISIONS

Age eligibility is determined by the athlete’s age at the end of the competitive year, on the date of the WPSC on 30 June 2017.

  • Novice – Ages 6-14 on the date of the WPSC
  • Junior – Ages 15-17 on the date of the WPSC
  • Seniors – Ages 18-39 on the date of the WPSC
  • Masters 40+ – Age 40+ on the date of the WPSC
  • Masters 50+ – Age 50+ on the date of the WPSC
  • Doubles – open age categories

*Novice categories: Athletes aged 6 – 9 years old may only compete at an amateur level. Athletes aged 10 – 14 years of age may compete at an amateur or elite level. A 9 year old athlete may compete at an elite level in regional and national competitions provided they will be 10 years old on the date of the WPSC.

ELITE DIVISION (WPSC QUALIFYING DIVISION)

Seniors, Juniors and Masters
Athletes must select 11 elements:

  • Four (4) flexibility elements
  • Four (4) strength elements
  • One (1) spin for a spinning pole
  • One (1) spin for a static pole
  • One (1) aerial dead lift

Novice
Athletes must select 9 elements:

  • Three (3) flexibility elements
  • Three (3) strength elements
  • One (1) spin for a spinning pole
  • One (1) spin for a static pole
  • One (1) dead lift

Doubles
Athletes must select 11 elements:

  • three (3) synchronised partner elements, broken down as follows:
    • one (1) synchronised parallel element
    • one (1) synchronised interlocking element
    • one (1) athlete’s choice within point range permitted
  • two (2) balance partner elements, broken down as follows:
    • one (1) balance based partner element
    • one (1) balance strength partner element
  • three (3) flying partner elements, athletes must include:
    • one (1) one-partner contact flying element
    • one (1) both partner contact flying element
    • one (1) athlete’s choice of flying element
  • one (1) partner supported element
  • one (1) floor work element
  • one (1) synchronised aerial dead lift

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION
As above – no novice category

AMATEUR DIVISION
Seniors, Juniors, Novice and Masters
Athletes must select 9 elements:

  • Three (3) flexibility elements
  • Three (3) strength elements
  • One (1) spin for a spinning pole
  • One (1) spin for a static pole
  • One (1) dead lift

Doubles
Athletes must select 9 elements:

  • three (3) synchronised partner elements, broken down as follows:
    • one (1) synchronised parallel element
    • one (1) Synchronised interlocking element
    • one (1) athlete’s choice within point range permitted
  • one (1) balance partner element
  • two (2) flying partner elements, athletes must choose a minimum of:
    • one (1) one-partner contact flying element
    • one (1) both partner contact flying element
  • one (1) partner supported element
  • one (1) floor work element
  • one (1) synchronised dead lift

POINT ALLOCATIONS

All athletes must perform the allocated number of compulsory moves. A mark of between + 0.1 and +1.0 will be given only if the minimum requirements have been met, e.g. position held for two seconds, correct split/body angle etc. Moves with a value of +0.1 are easier than that those with a value of +1.0. Extra points will be given if the athlete performs any of the allowed compulsory bonuses on the compulsory moves. The technical value of compulsory moves allowed is dependent on both age category and competitive division. See category breakdown below.

SENIORS, JUNIORS, MASTERS AND DOUBLES:

  • Elite athletes must choose compulsory moves with a technical value of between +0.5 and +1.0
    • Elite athletes must choose an aerial dead lift with a third point value or highest point value.
  • Professional athletes must choose compulsory moves with a technical value of between +0.3 and +0.8.
  • Amateur athletes must choose compulsory moves with a technical value of between +0.1 and +0.5.

NOVICE

  • Elite athletes must choose compulsory moves with a technical value of between +0.3 and +0.8.
  • Amateur athletes must choose compulsory moves with a technical value of between +0.1 and +0.5.
  • Please note: professional category does not apply to Novice
  • Please note: athletes may not choose the same move twice, even if executed at different angles e.g. F6 (splits 160°)/ F22 (splits 180°). Same applies to body tolerances e. g. F64 (20° tolerance) /F71 (no tolerance)

ELITE DIVISION COMPULSORY POINT REQUIREMENTS

  • Seniors must have a total value of minimum 7.7 points, maximum 11 on their compulsory form
  • Masters must have a total value of minimum 6.6 points, maximum 9.9 on their compulsory form
  • Juniors must have a total value of minimum 5.5 points, maximum 8.8 on their compulsory form
  • Novice must have a total value of minimum 4.4 points, maximum 7.2 on their compulsory form

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION COMPULSORY POINT REQUIREMENT

  • Professionals must have a total value of minimum 5.5 points to 8.8 points

AMATEUR DIVISION COMPULSORY POINT REQUIREMENTS

  • Amateurs must have a total value of minimum 1.1 points to 4.5 points

*Compulsory point requirements do not apply to doubles.

*Please note: Compulsory point requirements do not include compulsory bonus points.

Athletes are required to send in their Compulsory Scorecards along with their application forms before the final entry deadline. Athletes must carefully read the information for each division. Time limits for each division must be observed.

Download IPSF Code of Points 2016/2017

NPSC Entry Details 2016/2017

Compulsory Form 2016/2017

Double Technical Bonus Form

Single Technical Bonus Form

National Pole Sports Competition 2017 - SOLO ENTRY

    Competitors Details

 

Verification

 

National Pole Sports Competition 2017 - DUET ENTRY

    Competitor 1

  • Competitor 2

  • Other Information

  • Legalities

 

Verification

 

Athletes have the right to appeal the judges’ decision. Appeals / disputes are subject to a fee. If an athlete wishes to make an appeal, they must apply in writing to the SAPSF. Appeals will be turned over to the IPSF for review.

Please do not hesitate to contact the SAPSF should you have any competition related questions, or the Technical committee of the IPSF (at technical@polesports.org) if you have any Code of Points related queries.

Dance Culture Studios

Shop 8, Pine Park Centre,
Corner Dalmeny & Bram Fischer Roads,
Pine Park (Randburg)

Show starts 5pm

Tickets can now be purchased at the door, please bring Cash!

+ About

We are proud to announce the National Pole Sports Competition 2017 (NPSC). The event is now in its fifth successful year. The NPSC 2017 is open to all South African & international pole sports athletes. The NPSC 2017 will take place on 8th April 2017, the venue is still to be determined.

The NPSC 2017 has been officially accredited by the International Pole Sports Federation. Elite Division winners, 1st and 2nd place, of the NPSC 2017 will receive granted entry into the World Pole Sports Championship held in the Netherlands in June / July 2017.

The IPSF Judging system and Code of Points will be in place for NPSC 2017. All athletes will be required to structure their routines based on the Code of Points 2016/2017. Click here to download.

There will be NO VIDEO ENTRIES for the 2017 competition, all qualifying rounds will be held over the same weekend in April 2017 if necessary.

 

KEY DATES FOR NPSC 2016

10th March 2017 : Final for Entries, Compulsory Move Scorecards & payment for entry. “Entry Deadline”
22nd March 2017 : Music must be submitted and technical bonus scorecards
8th April 2017 : Final Competition weekend

Venue

VENUE

Dance Culture Studios

Shop 8, Pine Park Centre,
Corner Dalmeny & Bram Fischer Roads,
Pine Park (Randburg)

+ How to Enter
  1. There will be no Video Entries for the NPSC 2017.
  2. Please complete the online entry form in the next tab.
  3. A correctly filled in compulsory form with the nine (9) or eleven (11) chosen elements (dependent on division and category), and a correctly filled in technical bonus score form is to be submitted via email once the online form has been completed. For updates and current criteria please see Code of Points.
  4. All payments must be received by the 10th March 2017.
  5. Please request the Code of Points if you do not have the 2016 / 2017 version – this is important, as the Code of Points is updated every year, and the 2015/2016 Code of Points is no longer valid.
+ Info & Fees
  1. Athletes can represent a pole school/training academy or oneself.
  2. Athletes under the age of 18 must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian.
  3. 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 2017. This qualifying round will run on the same weekend as the NPSC. The details of this will be finalized once entries close on the 10th March 2017.
  4. 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.
  5. To register, athletes will need to complete the NPSC 2017 registration form online at www.polesports.org.za
  6. Entry Fees for each athlete entering:
    Solo Athlete: R310 (per entry)
    Duet: R500 (per duet)
    This fee will automatically register all athletes with the SAPSF for the 2017 competitive year!
    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 + NSPC

Venue

+ Division Information

The following divisions are available for NPSC 2017:

Amateurs

Athletes who have basic experience and who are able to choose elements only with lowest technical values, may apply to participate in the Amateur division. No applicant is allowed to enter the Amateur division if they have:

  • Competed in a Professional or Elite division in any past years of any national IPSF competition and/or
  • Placed in any of the top 3 places in an Amateur division in the past years of a national IPSF 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.

Amateurs must perform 3 strength elements, 3 flexibility elements, 1 spin on a static pole, 1 spin on a spinning pole and one dead lift. See IPSF Code of Points on compulsory point requirements for more details.

Professionals

Athletes who have a good amount of experience and who are able to choose elements with higher technical value may apply to compete in the Professional division if they are:

  • Students of intermediate/advanced classes and/or
  • Are, or have been instructors / teachers / trainers and/or
  • Athletes who have competed in a Professional division in any of past years of an national IPSF competition and/or
  • Athletes who have placed in any of the top 3 places in an Amateur division in the past years of a national IPSF competition and/or
  • Athletes who have received financial compensation for pole performances or promotions.

No applicants are allowed to enter the Professional division who have:

  • Competed in Elite division in any of past years of a national IPSF competition and/or
  • Placed twice in the top 3 places in a Professional division in previous national IPSF competitions

*Please note: Professional athletes, who place in the top 3, may compete a second year in the same division.
Professionals must perform 4 strength elements, 4 flexibility elements, 1 spin on a static pole, 1 spin on a spinning pole and one aerial dead lift.

Elite

The Elite division is for top athletes who are able to choose elements with the highest technical value, and who strive to compete with other top athletes and become a part of their national team to represent their country. Elite athletes are typically:

  • Students of advanced classes and/or
  • Instructors / teachers / trainers, both past and present and/or
  • Athletes who have competed in an Elite division in any previous national IPSF competitions and/or
  • Athletes who have placed twice in the top 3 places in a Professional division in the past years of a national IPSF competition.

Elite must perform 4 strength elements, 4 flexibility elements, 1 spin on a static pole, 1 spin on a spinning pole and one aerial dead lift.

AGE GROUPS WITHIN DIVISIONS

Age eligibility is determined by the athlete’s age at the end of the competitive year, on the date of the WPSC on 30 June 2017.

  • Novice – Ages 6-14 on the date of the WPSC
  • Junior – Ages 15-17 on the date of the WPSC
  • Seniors – Ages 18-39 on the date of the WPSC
  • Masters 40+ – Age 40+ on the date of the WPSC
  • Masters 50+ – Age 50+ on the date of the WPSC
  • Doubles – open age categories

*Novice categories: Athletes aged 6 – 9 years old may only compete at an amateur level. Athletes aged 10 – 14 years of age may compete at an amateur or elite level. A 9 year old athlete may compete at an elite level in regional and national competitions provided they will be 10 years old on the date of the WPSC.

+ Compulsory Requirements

ELITE DIVISION (WPSC QUALIFYING DIVISION)

Seniors, Juniors and Masters
Athletes must select 11 elements:

  • Four (4) flexibility elements
  • Four (4) strength elements
  • One (1) spin for a spinning pole
  • One (1) spin for a static pole
  • One (1) aerial dead lift

Novice
Athletes must select 9 elements:

  • Three (3) flexibility elements
  • Three (3) strength elements
  • One (1) spin for a spinning pole
  • One (1) spin for a static pole
  • One (1) dead lift

Doubles
Athletes must select 11 elements:

  • three (3) synchronised partner elements, broken down as follows:
    • one (1) synchronised parallel element
    • one (1) synchronised interlocking element
    • one (1) athlete’s choice within point range permitted
  • two (2) balance partner elements, broken down as follows:
    • one (1) balance based partner element
    • one (1) balance strength partner element
  • three (3) flying partner elements, athletes must include:
    • one (1) one-partner contact flying element
    • one (1) both partner contact flying element
    • one (1) athlete’s choice of flying element
  • one (1) partner supported element
  • one (1) floor work element
  • one (1) synchronised aerial dead lift

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION
As above – no novice category

AMATEUR DIVISION
Seniors, Juniors, Novice and Masters
Athletes must select 9 elements:

  • Three (3) flexibility elements
  • Three (3) strength elements
  • One (1) spin for a spinning pole
  • One (1) spin for a static pole
  • One (1) dead lift

Doubles
Athletes must select 9 elements:

  • three (3) synchronised partner elements, broken down as follows:
    • one (1) synchronised parallel element
    • one (1) Synchronised interlocking element
    • one (1) athlete’s choice within point range permitted
  • one (1) balance partner element
  • two (2) flying partner elements, athletes must choose a minimum of:
    • one (1) one-partner contact flying element
    • one (1) both partner contact flying element
  • one (1) partner supported element
  • one (1) floor work element
  • one (1) synchronised dead lift

POINT ALLOCATIONS

All athletes must perform the allocated number of compulsory moves. A mark of between + 0.1 and +1.0 will be given only if the minimum requirements have been met, e.g. position held for two seconds, correct split/body angle etc. Moves with a value of +0.1 are easier than that those with a value of +1.0. Extra points will be given if the athlete performs any of the allowed compulsory bonuses on the compulsory moves. The technical value of compulsory moves allowed is dependent on both age category and competitive division. See category breakdown below.

SENIORS, JUNIORS, MASTERS AND DOUBLES:

  • Elite athletes must choose compulsory moves with a technical value of between +0.5 and +1.0
    • Elite athletes must choose an aerial dead lift with a third point value or highest point value.
  • Professional athletes must choose compulsory moves with a technical value of between +0.3 and +0.8.
  • Amateur athletes must choose compulsory moves with a technical value of between +0.1 and +0.5.

NOVICE

  • Elite athletes must choose compulsory moves with a technical value of between +0.3 and +0.8.
  • Amateur athletes must choose compulsory moves with a technical value of between +0.1 and +0.5.
  • Please note: professional category does not apply to Novice
  • Please note: athletes may not choose the same move twice, even if executed at different angles e.g. F6 (splits 160°)/ F22 (splits 180°). Same applies to body tolerances e. g. F64 (20° tolerance) /F71 (no tolerance)

ELITE DIVISION COMPULSORY POINT REQUIREMENTS

  • Seniors must have a total value of minimum 7.7 points, maximum 11 on their compulsory form
  • Masters must have a total value of minimum 6.6 points, maximum 9.9 on their compulsory form
  • Juniors must have a total value of minimum 5.5 points, maximum 8.8 on their compulsory form
  • Novice must have a total value of minimum 4.4 points, maximum 7.2 on their compulsory form

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION COMPULSORY POINT REQUIREMENT

  • Professionals must have a total value of minimum 5.5 points to 8.8 points

AMATEUR DIVISION COMPULSORY POINT REQUIREMENTS

  • Amateurs must have a total value of minimum 1.1 points to 4.5 points

*Compulsory point requirements do not apply to doubles.

*Please note: Compulsory point requirements do not include compulsory bonus points.

Athletes are required to send in their Compulsory Scorecards along with their application forms before the final entry deadline. Athletes must carefully read the information for each division. Time limits for each division must be observed.

+ Downloads

Download IPSF Code of Points 2016/2017

NPSC Entry Details 2016/2017

Compulsory Form 2016/2017

Double Technical Bonus Form

Single Technical Bonus Form

+ Entry Form

National Pole Sports Competition 2017 - SOLO ENTRY

    Competitors Details

 

Verification

 

National Pole Sports Competition 2017 - DUET ENTRY

    Competitor 1

  • Competitor 2

  • Other Information

  • Legalities

 

Verification

 
+ Appeals

Athletes have the right to appeal the judges’ decision. Appeals / disputes are subject to a fee. If an athlete wishes to make an appeal, they must apply in writing to the SAPSF. Appeals will be turned over to the IPSF for review.

Please do not hesitate to contact the SAPSF should you have any competition related questions, or the Technical committee of the IPSF (at technical@polesports.org) if you have any Code of Points related queries.

+ Spectator Tickets

Dance Culture Studios

Shop 8, Pine Park Centre,
Corner Dalmeny & Bram Fischer Roads,
Pine Park (Randburg)

Show starts 5pm

Tickets can now be purchased at the door, please bring Cash!