The SAPSF are proud to Pole Art South Africa 2017, the second annual event.

All Pole artists from South Africa are invited to perform in this new competitive event. Pole Art South Africa is a celebration of original and expressive pole performance, as well as the relationship between the artistic and the technical side of pole.

Timeline/Key Dates for Pole Art SA 2017

  • Video entry submissions and payments for entry due by 31st March 2017
  • Finalists announced 17th April 2017
  • Music to be submitted by 26th May 2017
  • Pole Art SA finals take place on Saturday 3rd June 2017

Date and Location

The competition will take place at the Atterbury Theatre, Lynnwood Bridge, Daventry Street, Pretoria on the 3rd June 2017.

  • Competitors may only enter up to one solo division and one duet division.
  • Competitors should choose the division that is most applicable to them.
  • Organisers reserve the right to change the division of a competitor.
  • No compulsory moves, no prohibited moves.

Elite Division (mixed men and women)

  • This division is for competitors who placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the last 12 months, in South African national competitions at Advanced or Professional level.
  • This division is also for international Advanced or Professional level competitors and professional performers of pole sport/art.

Professional Division (mixed men and women)

  • If you are an advanced level instructor of pole dance/pole sport/pole fitness.
  • If you have recently participated in any Advanced or Professional level competitions, nationally or regionally.

Elite & Professional Duets Division (mixed men and women or same gender duets)

  • For Duet competitors who have previously placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the last 12 months, in South African national competitions at Advanced or Professional level.
  • For Professional duet performance artists.
  • For international Advanced and Professional level duet competitors.
  • If either partner is an advanced level instructor of pole dance/pole sport/pole fitness.
  • If you (as a duet) have recently participated in any Advanced/Professional level competitions, nationally or regionally.

Intermediate Division (mixed men and women)

  • If you are an intermediate level instructor of pole dance/pole sport/pole fitness.
  • If you have recently participated in any Beginner/Amateur/Intermediate level competitions, nationally or regionally.

Intermediate Duets Division (mixed men and women or same gender duets)

  • If either partner is an intermediate level instructor of pole dance/pole sport/pole fitness.
  • If you (as a duet) have recently participated in any Beginner/Amateur/Intermediate level competitions, nationally or regionally.

Amateur Division (mixed men and women)

  • Pole dancing for approximately 3-24 months.
  • May not be an instructor of pole dance/pole sport/pole fitness.
  • Previous experience in a regional competition at Beginner/Amateur level is acceptable.
  • No previous national competition experience.
  • May not be a professional performer of pole art/sport or related discipline.

Amateur Duets Division (mixed men and women or same gender duets)

  • Pole dancing for approximately 3-24 months.
  • Neither partner may be an instructor of pole dance/pole sport/pole fitness.
  • Previous experience (as a duet) in a regional competition at beginner / amateur level is acceptable.
  • No previous national competition experience as a duet.

Neither partner may be a professional performer of pole art/sport or related discipline.

  • The competition is open to competitors of all nationalities.
  • The competition is open to competitors regardless of which studio they attend.
  • Competitors may enter on their own behalf as an individual, not representing a studio.
  • Competitors must be over 18 years of age on the day of the final competition.
  • The competitors will need to sign an indemnity upon entry.
  • Entry will be via ENTRY FORM TAB
  • A copy of the competitor’s valid ID (or VISA & Passport if applicable) will need to be submitted along with payment upon entry.
  • Cost
    • Solo Entry Fee is R310
    • Duet Entry Fee is R480

SA Pole Sports Federation Payment Information

  • Bank: FNB
  • Branch Code: 256755
  • Branch: Northgate
  • Account number: 62444142351
  • Ref: Full Name + Art

Video Entry (All Divisions)

Each competitor will need to send submit a video on or before the entry deadline in order to enter the competition.

Video Entry Guidelines

Video submissions:

  • May be up to two minutes long.
  • Do not have to be the piece proposed for the final competition.
  • May not be more than 6-months old.
  • Should consider elements on the scorecard as this will be used to judge the videos.
  • May show spinning & static pole moves (but not necessarily both).
  • May not be edited, showing one continuous routine clip.
  • Must clearly show the competitor at all times.
  • Must be uploaded to Youtube, ‘Unlisted’ URL, or Google Drive or WeTransfer on or before the deadline.

Final Selection

The highest scoring video entries will be selected to compete on the evening or Pole Art SA 2017.

The following will be the approximate selection per division:

  • 10 Amateur Division
  • 10 Intermediate Division
  • 10 Professional Division
  • 8 Elite Division
  • Duets will be finalised depending on the number of entrants

PoleArt Entry 2017 - SOLO ENTRY FORM

    Competitors Details

    • 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 Pole Art South Africa.
    • 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 Pole Art 2017.
    • This release extends to all claims of any kind what so ever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.
 

Verification

 

PoleArt Entry 2017 - DUET ENTRY FORM

    Competitor 1 Details

  • Competitor 2 Details

  • Entry Details

    • 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 Pole Art South Africa.
    • 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 Pole Art 2017.
    • This release extends to all claims of any kind what so ever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.
 

Verification

 

Any breach of Rules and Regulations results in competitor disqualification.

  • Competitors must be over 18 on the day of the final competition.
  • The competitor must submit a copy of a valid ID document upon entry.
  • Payments must be received in order to enter the competition.
  • Drugs and alcohol are prohibited before and during the competition and prize giving ceremony.
  • Nudity and sexually explicit actions are prohibited during performances.
  • Respectful treatment of other competitors, judges, organisers, venue staff and helpers is expected at all times.
  • Observe Costume and Grip Aid rules
  • Fire, liquids and powders are prohibited.
  • The judges’ decision is final and may not be entered into

Costume

  • Competitors may perform without shoes, or wear ballet shoes, jazz shoes or other suitable gymnastic style shoes.
  • Boots and high heels must be pre-approved by the organisers.
  • Competitors may not perform in lingerie or a G-string as their costume.
  • Female competitors may not perform topless.
  • Male performers may perform topless.
  • Costumes may not expose the nipple (female), excessive breast (female), buttocks or groin area.
  • Outer costumes such as jackets, capes and hats may be removed, providing that the competitor is suitably dressed underneath.
  • Props may be used if they can be set up and cleared away in under 2 minutes, and do not leave any mess or residue on the stage.

Grip Aids and Grip Enhancers

The following products are acceptable:

  • Mighty Grip Chalk.
  • Dry Hands.
  • Liquid chalk.
  • Gloves may be worn.

Grip enhancers that leave a residue on the pole that cannot be easily cleaned off, may not be used.

Music

  • Competitor’s music for the final competition may be between 2.30 – 3.30 minutes long, in one continuous track.
  • Music can be with or without words.
  • Explicit or offensive lyrics are prohibited.
  • If any of the competitors choose the same music, the competitor who sent in their music in first may use it.
  • If music is over 3.30 minutes long it will be stopped at the 3.30 minute mark during the performance.
  • The competitor must send their music via email, WeTransfer, Google drive or Dropbox link or before the music submission date.
  • Music submitted must be in MP3 format.
  • Music must be titled with the competitor’s name and song name. E.g. JaneSmith_SongChoice PA (for PoleArt)
  • Judges will award competitors from 1-10 points per section on the scorecard (the average score is divided by the amount of judges to get a total).
  • The competitor with highest amount of points will win.
  • Judges and organisers have the right to stop a performance at any time for the following reasons:  Breach of rules and regulations, health and safety concerns.
  • The judges’ decision is final and may not be entered into.
  • The winners will be announced at the end of the event.
  • Before and during the competition the competitors may not be in contact with the Judges. Any queries must be directed to the organisers or the person assigned by organisers.

Clean start & finish of combinations and moves.   “Grace, ease & flow of movements”10 POINTS

ARTISTIC MAX POINTS
Originality of characters and performance &

Emotional and artistic expression

10 POINTS
Pole Choreography 10 POINTS
Musicality 10 POINTS
Costume, hair & make-up 10 POINTS
Floor / Dance Choreography 10 POINTS
TOTAL POINTS FOR SECTION 50 POINTS
EXECUTION MAX POINTS
Lines 10 POINTS
Dynamic pole movements (Eg tumbles, drops, spin combos) 10 POINTS
Strength (static strength & powerful/explosive strength) 10 POINTS
Flexibility 10 POINTS
TOTAL POINTS FOR SECTION 50 POINTS
OTHER POINTS
Problems with costume -5 POINTS
Falls & Slips -5 POINTS
Explicit sexual moves DISQUALIFICATION
Hand wiping during the performance -5 POINTS
TOTAL POINTS FOR SECTION -15 POINTS
TOTAL POINTS /100

For the final competition:

  • 2 x 4m high, 45mm brass poles (TBC).
  • 1 x static pole & 1 x spinning pole.
  • The static pole will be on the competitor’s right and the spinning pole will be on the competitor’s left, when standing on the stage looking out to the audience.

Organisers

Pole Art SA, (named further as the Competition) is organised by the South African Pole Sports Federation (SAPSF) https://www.facebook.com/poleartsouthafrica/

Direct contact details for the organisers are as follows:

Tracey Simmonds: info@thepolestudio.co.za

Julie Fowler: info@polesports.org.za

Organisers reserve the right to:

  • Record the competition and distribute the material.
  • Eliminate videos or photographs that are unsuitable for publication.
  • Change the guidelines, rules and regulations of the competition.
  • Change the division in which a competitor is taking part.

The organisers do not take responsibility for any loss, damages or injury to the competitors when training for the competition, or on the day of the competition.

+ About

The SAPSF are proud to Pole Art South Africa 2017, the second annual event.

All Pole artists from South Africa are invited to perform in this new competitive event. Pole Art South Africa is a celebration of original and expressive pole performance, as well as the relationship between the artistic and the technical side of pole.

Timeline/Key Dates for Pole Art SA 2017

  • Video entry submissions and payments for entry due by 31st March 2017
  • Finalists announced 17th April 2017
  • Music to be submitted by 26th May 2017
  • Pole Art SA finals take place on Saturday 3rd June 2017

Date and Location

The competition will take place at the Atterbury Theatre, Lynnwood Bridge, Daventry Street, Pretoria on the 3rd June 2017.

+ Divisions
  • Competitors may only enter up to one solo division and one duet division.
  • Competitors should choose the division that is most applicable to them.
  • Organisers reserve the right to change the division of a competitor.
  • No compulsory moves, no prohibited moves.

Elite Division (mixed men and women)

  • This division is for competitors who placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the last 12 months, in South African national competitions at Advanced or Professional level.
  • This division is also for international Advanced or Professional level competitors and professional performers of pole sport/art.

Professional Division (mixed men and women)

  • If you are an advanced level instructor of pole dance/pole sport/pole fitness.
  • If you have recently participated in any Advanced or Professional level competitions, nationally or regionally.

Elite & Professional Duets Division (mixed men and women or same gender duets)

  • For Duet competitors who have previously placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the last 12 months, in South African national competitions at Advanced or Professional level.
  • For Professional duet performance artists.
  • For international Advanced and Professional level duet competitors.
  • If either partner is an advanced level instructor of pole dance/pole sport/pole fitness.
  • If you (as a duet) have recently participated in any Advanced/Professional level competitions, nationally or regionally.

Intermediate Division (mixed men and women)

  • If you are an intermediate level instructor of pole dance/pole sport/pole fitness.
  • If you have recently participated in any Beginner/Amateur/Intermediate level competitions, nationally or regionally.

Intermediate Duets Division (mixed men and women or same gender duets)

  • If either partner is an intermediate level instructor of pole dance/pole sport/pole fitness.
  • If you (as a duet) have recently participated in any Beginner/Amateur/Intermediate level competitions, nationally or regionally.

Amateur Division (mixed men and women)

  • Pole dancing for approximately 3-24 months.
  • May not be an instructor of pole dance/pole sport/pole fitness.
  • Previous experience in a regional competition at Beginner/Amateur level is acceptable.
  • No previous national competition experience.
  • May not be a professional performer of pole art/sport or related discipline.

Amateur Duets Division (mixed men and women or same gender duets)

  • Pole dancing for approximately 3-24 months.
  • Neither partner may be an instructor of pole dance/pole sport/pole fitness.
  • Previous experience (as a duet) in a regional competition at beginner / amateur level is acceptable.
  • No previous national competition experience as a duet.

Neither partner may be a professional performer of pole art/sport or related discipline.

+ Info & Fees
  • The competition is open to competitors of all nationalities.
  • The competition is open to competitors regardless of which studio they attend.
  • Competitors may enter on their own behalf as an individual, not representing a studio.
  • Competitors must be over 18 years of age on the day of the final competition.
  • The competitors will need to sign an indemnity upon entry.
  • Entry will be via ENTRY FORM TAB
  • A copy of the competitor’s valid ID (or VISA & Passport if applicable) will need to be submitted along with payment upon entry.
  • Cost
    • Solo Entry Fee is R310
    • Duet Entry Fee is R480

SA Pole Sports Federation Payment Information

  • Bank: FNB
  • Branch Code: 256755
  • Branch: Northgate
  • Account number: 62444142351
  • Ref: Full Name + Art

Video Entry (All Divisions)

Each competitor will need to send submit a video on or before the entry deadline in order to enter the competition.

Video Entry Guidelines

Video submissions:

  • May be up to two minutes long.
  • Do not have to be the piece proposed for the final competition.
  • May not be more than 6-months old.
  • Should consider elements on the scorecard as this will be used to judge the videos.
  • May show spinning & static pole moves (but not necessarily both).
  • May not be edited, showing one continuous routine clip.
  • Must clearly show the competitor at all times.
  • Must be uploaded to Youtube, ‘Unlisted’ URL, or Google Drive or WeTransfer on or before the deadline.

Final Selection

The highest scoring video entries will be selected to compete on the evening or Pole Art SA 2017.

The following will be the approximate selection per division:

  • 10 Amateur Division
  • 10 Intermediate Division
  • 10 Professional Division
  • 8 Elite Division
  • Duets will be finalised depending on the number of entrants
+ Entry Form

PoleArt Entry 2017 - SOLO ENTRY FORM

    Competitors Details

    • 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 Pole Art South Africa.
    • 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 Pole Art 2017.
    • This release extends to all claims of any kind what so ever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.
 

Verification

 

PoleArt Entry 2017 - DUET ENTRY FORM

    Competitor 1 Details

  • Competitor 2 Details

  • Entry Details

    • 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 Pole Art South Africa.
    • 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 Pole Art 2017.
    • This release extends to all claims of any kind what so ever, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.
 

Verification

 
+ Regulations

Any breach of Rules and Regulations results in competitor disqualification.

  • Competitors must be over 18 on the day of the final competition.
  • The competitor must submit a copy of a valid ID document upon entry.
  • Payments must be received in order to enter the competition.
  • Drugs and alcohol are prohibited before and during the competition and prize giving ceremony.
  • Nudity and sexually explicit actions are prohibited during performances.
  • Respectful treatment of other competitors, judges, organisers, venue staff and helpers is expected at all times.
  • Observe Costume and Grip Aid rules
  • Fire, liquids and powders are prohibited.
  • The judges’ decision is final and may not be entered into
+ Routine Info

Costume

  • Competitors may perform without shoes, or wear ballet shoes, jazz shoes or other suitable gymnastic style shoes.
  • Boots and high heels must be pre-approved by the organisers.
  • Competitors may not perform in lingerie or a G-string as their costume.
  • Female competitors may not perform topless.
  • Male performers may perform topless.
  • Costumes may not expose the nipple (female), excessive breast (female), buttocks or groin area.
  • Outer costumes such as jackets, capes and hats may be removed, providing that the competitor is suitably dressed underneath.
  • Props may be used if they can be set up and cleared away in under 2 minutes, and do not leave any mess or residue on the stage.

Grip Aids and Grip Enhancers

The following products are acceptable:

  • Mighty Grip Chalk.
  • Dry Hands.
  • Liquid chalk.
  • Gloves may be worn.

Grip enhancers that leave a residue on the pole that cannot be easily cleaned off, may not be used.

Music

  • Competitor’s music for the final competition may be between 2.30 – 3.30 minutes long, in one continuous track.
  • Music can be with or without words.
  • Explicit or offensive lyrics are prohibited.
  • If any of the competitors choose the same music, the competitor who sent in their music in first may use it.
  • If music is over 3.30 minutes long it will be stopped at the 3.30 minute mark during the performance.
  • The competitor must send their music via email, WeTransfer, Google drive or Dropbox link or before the music submission date.
  • Music submitted must be in MP3 format.
  • Music must be titled with the competitor’s name and song name. E.g. JaneSmith_SongChoice PA (for PoleArt)
+ Score Cards
  • Judges will award competitors from 1-10 points per section on the scorecard (the average score is divided by the amount of judges to get a total).
  • The competitor with highest amount of points will win.
  • Judges and organisers have the right to stop a performance at any time for the following reasons:  Breach of rules and regulations, health and safety concerns.
  • The judges’ decision is final and may not be entered into.
  • The winners will be announced at the end of the event.
  • Before and during the competition the competitors may not be in contact with the Judges. Any queries must be directed to the organisers or the person assigned by organisers.

Clean start & finish of combinations and moves.   “Grace, ease & flow of movements”10 POINTS

ARTISTIC MAX POINTS
Originality of characters and performance &

Emotional and artistic expression

10 POINTS
Pole Choreography 10 POINTS
Musicality 10 POINTS
Costume, hair & make-up 10 POINTS
Floor / Dance Choreography 10 POINTS
TOTAL POINTS FOR SECTION 50 POINTS
EXECUTION MAX POINTS
Lines 10 POINTS
Dynamic pole movements (Eg tumbles, drops, spin combos) 10 POINTS
Strength (static strength & powerful/explosive strength) 10 POINTS
Flexibility 10 POINTS
TOTAL POINTS FOR SECTION 50 POINTS
OTHER POINTS
Problems with costume -5 POINTS
Falls & Slips -5 POINTS
Explicit sexual moves DISQUALIFICATION
Hand wiping during the performance -5 POINTS
TOTAL POINTS FOR SECTION -15 POINTS
TOTAL POINTS /100
+ Staging & Poles

For the final competition:

  • 2 x 4m high, 45mm brass poles (TBC).
  • 1 x static pole & 1 x spinning pole.
  • The static pole will be on the competitor’s right and the spinning pole will be on the competitor’s left, when standing on the stage looking out to the audience.
+ Organisers

Organisers

Pole Art SA, (named further as the Competition) is organised by the South African Pole Sports Federation (SAPSF) https://www.facebook.com/poleartsouthafrica/

Direct contact details for the organisers are as follows:

Tracey Simmonds: info@thepolestudio.co.za

Julie Fowler: info@polesports.org.za

Organisers reserve the right to:

  • Record the competition and distribute the material.
  • Eliminate videos or photographs that are unsuitable for publication.
  • Change the guidelines, rules and regulations of the competition.
  • Change the division in which a competitor is taking part.

The organisers do not take responsibility for any loss, damages or injury to the competitors when training for the competition, or on the day of the competition.