NCPP 2021 Performer FAQ

When is NCPP 2021?

The 8th annual NorCal Pole Presentational aka "NCPP 2021" premieres Saturday, October 30, 2021 at the Redwood City Downtown 20 cinema. The show will be available for on-demand viewing via YouTube starting November 1, 2021. Performance times still to come. Registration opens July 24, 2021 - note that our recent show registrations have sold out quickly as we have a limited number of performance slots. If registration is sold out and you want to join, please add yourself to the waitlist via the registration link on our home page. 

How much experience do I have to have to perform?

No experience necessary! We encourage all skill levels to get on stage and have fun. Brand new pole dancers to seasoned professionals all are welcomed to the stage!

Do I have to submit to be accepted into the show?

No! Our performance spaces are given out to all levels on a first come first serve basis. Once we sell out we will have a waitlist for any performer that wishes to perform but missed out and we will let them know if any space opens up.

How long can my song be?

The song limit is 3 minutes. You are welcome to perform to a song less than 3:00, but if it exceeds the time limit it will need to be edited. 

Are there move restrictions?

No. There are no move restrictions and no compulsory moves for this show. We welcome everyone from very first time performers to seasoned veterans to our stage! 

Is this show appropriate for children?

We suggest to not bring your children as this event may include suggestive music and/or dancing.

Is this a competition? Will I be judged on my performance?

No, and No. This is not a competition and there are no judges. Just the loving cheers of the virtual audience.

Do I have to be from the Northern California region in order to participate?

No! Any poler from any location is encouraged to participate in our event.

When do I know when I’m performing/when does the day of the event schedule get released?

The day-of-event schedule will be released within a week of the show day and you will be able to see when your performance will air in our virtual program. 

How do I get photographs and videos of my performance?

We have partnered with The Knockingbird Photography and Revel Room Studio to provide professional photo/video for this years event. If you opt for a photo video package we will be doing all filming and photography on Saturday, October 2nd. 

Due to social distancing measures, performers are not permitted to bring guests to the performance shoot. No makeup or hair artists, coaches, etc. may accompany dancers into the building.

For more information on Photo/Video visit our Rules Page.

Why do we call ourselves the only “independently-produced” show in the Bay Area?

The pole community is full of many amazing pole studios who put on shows throughout the year. However, those shows generally require you to be a student at that studio in order to perform. We are not affiliated with any studio, are all-inclusive and welcome anyone who wants to perform. No submission video or skill set required to get on stage with us! Just register and you're in! 

Who is the Pole Presentational?

This event has been run by Bay Area pole dancers since its inaugural event August 23, 2014. We love this platform for pole dancers of all levels to perform in a safe and welcoming environment among our pole community. Our mission is to celebrate pole in its many forms!