Performer FAQ

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? Are there move restrictions?

Please see the Performer Information page related to the event you are interested in participating in for all details regarding music, costumes, moves, etc. 

Virtual show information

In-person show information

Is this show appropriate for children?

We do not censor performers into a "family friendly" performance. We don't police children being in the audience, as we allow parents to make the decision for what is appropriate, but you should not cater your music or choreography to that possibility. 

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! We do offer performer feedback upon request.

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. Our in-person performance in October is located in Mountain View, CA, so you do need to be in the area for the show date. Our virtual shows are premiered anywhere an internet connection is! 

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?

You will be able to purchase a photo + video package for each show. The pricing, package, photo delivery date etc... will vary based on the media company hired for each show. 

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. Credit for 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!