NCPP 2022 Performer FAQ

When/where is NCPP 2022?

The 9th annual NorCal Pole Presentational aka "NCPP 2022" debuts Saturday, October 1, 2022 at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts. With a matinee and evening showing at - 2pm & 6pm - with two different sets of performers.

If you are interested in starring in our show, our registration opens June 18th!  

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 for 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 will be notified 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 audience - on 3 sides of the stage!

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. It is located in person in Mountain View, so you do have to be here for the show! 

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 via email to our performers, and a program will be available to spectators . 

How do I get photographs and videos of my performance?

We will have more information on how to order photo+video coming soon. Stay tuned!

What if I need to drop out/can I get a refund?

While registrations are non-refundable we have many options for you to consider. First off, we would love to see you remain part of the show!  If you are no longer interested in performing, please consider:

  1. Donating your registration fee to sponsor a scholarship for another performer.
  2. Transfer it to a ticket to the show.
  3. Transfer your registration fee to our next event

Please send us an email ( if you have a questions regarding your specific situation. 

Why do we call ourselves the first “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!