Performer Information - In-person


Performer Information

Registration | Rules | Deadlines | Themes & Inspirations | Levels & Categories 



To register for any of our events, please visit this page to pick the show you want to register for and submit your information. You must agree to receive emails from us. Email is our primary way of delivering information to performers; check your spam filter and your "promotions" folders for our emails. ​​​​​​​

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Entry fees are payable when you submit your entry form. Entry fees are not refundable for any reason except cancellation of the event. Doubles and Groups pay the group fee. Entrants wishing to do multiple performances pay the entry fee separately for each performance.

Performers may be of any sex/gender.

Prompt communication and meeting deadlines is an essential part of a successful and fair event. Performers will be clearly notified of all deadlines and must agree to meet all deadlines as indicated. The Pole Presentational reserves the right to eliminate, at any point prior to the event, any performer who fails to comply with deadlines.



The maximum length for all Pole Presentational performers is 3:00 minutes.

Music mixes or mash-ups are permitted.

Clean edits/radio edits are not required. We just ask that you use good judgement with lyrics.

Pole Presentational will not stop, edit, cut or fade music not in compliance with these rules.

Music is to be uploaded to the emailed folder by the deadline, in .mp3 format. .WAV and other formats will not be accepted. 

Performers should bring their music on a device easily connected via AUX cord (e.g. cell phone, tablet, etc.) as a backup.

Costumes and Shoes:

We encourage creativity in your choice of costume!

Removal of portions of your costume is allowed as long as remaining pieces are compliant with the following guidelines.

No full or partial nudity is allowed. Intimate body parts must be covered at all times.

Men may be topless.

Women must have breast coverage. Triangle bikini tops are discouraged as they may easily cause “wardrobe malfunctions.”

No tassels or pasties are permitted.

No G-strings, thong bottoms or string bikini bottoms are permitted.

Performers may wear boots, shoes or perform in bare feet.

Photography and Filming:

All performers will be required to sign a photo and video release. Videos and photographs from the event will be used for future promotions of Pole Presentational products and events, including but not limited to press releases, website features, television/film, flyers, etc.

Pole Presentational prohibits audience members and performers from downloading, torrenting, or replicating the event in any way.

Health and Safety:

Performers must be in good physical health. Pole Presentational reserves the right to prevent a performer from participating if it appears that the performer is not fit to do so safely or is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Performers are not permitted to bring guests backstage. No makeup or hair artists, coaches, etc. may accompany dancers into the building.

Performers and volunteers must comply with all social distancing measures put in place by government authorities, Pole Presentational, and/or affiliated third parties while inside and immediately outside the building including, but not limited to: donning a face covering, remaining distanced from other performers and volunteers, staying within marked boundaries, and following the one-way flow of traffic through the building.

Poles and Staging:

There will be a single pole on stage. The pole will be set to spin or static as the performer chooses.

Props and Grip Aids:

Props must be approved by event organizers via email no later than 1 week (7 days) from show day.

Props may not include any glass items and may not leave excessive debris on the floor such as glitter or feathers. No hazardous materials, and no pyrotechnics or fire are permitted.

Performers will be responsible for placing their own props on stage prior to their performance. Pole cleaners, staff and event volunteers are not allowed to place props on stage for performers.

Grip aids may not be applied to the poles, but are permitted on performers’ bodies. Gloves may be used.

Performers must not apply any lotions, creams, oils or any other substances that might rub off on the pole for 24 hours prior to the event. Body paints are allowed only in areas that will not make contact with the pole.

No grip aids containing paraffin or other waxes will be permitted.

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 Deadline NCPP 2023
Early Bird registration opens November 25, 2022
Regular registration opens June 2023
Registration closes*  August 31th

Music & Prop submissions due

Program details are finalized (No changes to stage name, intro, level, etc)

September 8th

Performer Line-up announced

Mid September

Show day

October 8th


*Registration will close either on the dates listed above or when positions are filled - spaces are limited.

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Themes & Inspirations

Choose a theme for your routine! We love a theme, but we don’t want to dive too deep into what your routine should look like - we want to see your own personal interpretation. Get creative and have fun! Whatever these look like to you looks good to us.

For our 10th annual NCPP, we will be going with a Color theme!

Pink | Blue | Green | Purple | Gold

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Levels & Categories 

We've made a change to our shows! Levels are no longer selected and will not be put in programs.

While we acknowledge that many like to choose a level, it has brought confusion in terms of "allowed" moves, pulling the focus from the artistry and character development of a piece to the tricks and logistics.

We trust that people will choose tricks they are comfortable performing, whether those are considered a specific level or not. We don't want performers to limit their storytelling to fit a box or checklist.

Furthermore, we are not a competition; the levels simply don't make sense for our format. A 'level one' competitor at a different circuit could be a 'level 5' performer and storyteller that captures the audience.

We hope you understand and that this allows our performers to explore in new ways.


Pole Presentational is not liable for any injury or damage incurred by any performer or performer during any stage of the event. Pole Presentational  cannot be responsible for any damage to property or injury to persons or third parties during the use of studio poles, home poles, or other apparatuses used in relation to the event. 

Pole Presentational reserves the right to refuse any entry.

Pole Presentational reserves the right to stop a performance at any time due to safety concerns or a breach of the rules.

Entry fees are not refundable. In the case of a global pandemic we will make the necessary accommodations for our performers.

Entry fees are payable when you submit your entry form.

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