Entry, Rules & Criteria

Important Dates:

Entries are now CLOSED
Entries Close: July 15th 2017
Finalists Announced: July 31st 2017
Competition:  Friday October 13th 2017

General Information for Pole Theatre Eligibility

  1. Entry is open to AMATEURS aged over 18 years
  2. Entry is open to male, female and international competitors
  3. Entry is open to Individuals, Doubles and Groups- the pole configuration can be however you choose! Both poles static, both poles spin or a combination.

Please see the ACO Guidelines for entry requirements for Amateurs.

Entry Applications will be selected based on two elements:

a) The entrant’s description of their proposed Pole Theatre performance. Please note that your description must contain sufficient information about your proposed performance to allow the video entry judges to understand what you intend to do onstage. DO NOT BE VAGUE OR UNCLEAR. PROVIDE AS MUCH INFORMATION AS YOU CAN.

If you are entering Pole Classique, describe your concept/theme and the ways in which you will create the sensuality and sexiness to suit this category.

If you are entering Pole Comedy, describe the story line or concept and the way you will make your performance humorous and entertaining.

If you are entering Pole Drama, you must include a description of your story, with a beginning, middle and end.

If you are entering Pole Art, you must nominate your chosen dance style and your concept/theme;

b) A video entry of a previous performance, either a live performance or based on the competitors intended Pole Theatre performance description (preferred). Video entries will be judged on the same criteria as the judging criteria for the final, except that video entries will not be judged on costume.

Props, Costumes:

1. Performers are permitted to use any props, sets, costuming, additional performers, sound effects, performance apparatus or footwear, provided that:

a ) The space allows for it physically;
b) it can be easily transported on a plane; and
c) It can be set up and completely removed in under 2 minutes.

2. Any use of the above items should be described in the applicant’s entry.

Categories:
Pole Theatre consists of 4 categories. Applicants may select more than one category to enter. Applicants must select one of the following categories per entry, and pay an entry fee for each entry:

1. Pole Art
The category of Pole Art is for performances incorporating another dance style (e.g. lyrical, contemporary, commercial, latin, ballet etc) with an artistic show concept to create a performance that is artistic in style. Contestants will be judged on artistry, musicality and flow. Contestants are expected to create a performance that demonstrates an artistic interpretation of movement and music on the pole.

2. Pole Drama
The category of Pole Drama is for performances that tell a story. Contestants will be expected to build a clear storyline in their performance, with a beginning, middle and end.

3. Pole Comedy
The category of Pole Comedy is for performances that incorporate humorous and comedic elements. Contestants will be judged on how well they entertain and engage the audience.

4. Pole Classique
The category of Pole Classique is for performers that celebrate the beauty and art of sexy/sensual style pole dance and striptease. Contestants must wear heels for at least part of their performance (minimum 1 minute). Contestants are required to remove at least one item of their costume in this category. G-strings, pasties etc are permitted.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO ENTRY RULES

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE POLE THEATRE COMPETITOR RULES

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE POLE THEATRE JUDGING CRITERIA

CLICK HERE TO CHECK IF YOU ARE AMATEUR

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