Rules and Important Dates

Deadlines

June 1st, 12:00 am PST: Early entry opens for discounted performer registration ($50.00 per person; see below for more information).

 

June 30th, 11:59 pm PST: Early entry deadline for discounted registration fees. Any entries past this date will be charged the regular price ($60.00 per person; see below for more information). All entries are on a first come, first served basis.

 

July 1st, 11:59 pm PST: Regular deadline for entries at full price. All entries are on a first come, first served basis.

 

September 24th, 11:59 pm PST: music is due via email at info@polepresentational.com. Dancers with late music submissions will be subject to a late fee.

 

September 24th, 11:59 pm PST: If you plan to use a prop, you must email info@polepresentational.com for approval. Final level, music, stage name, and studio listings are due.

 

October 5th, 11:59 pm PST: No additional late changes to level, music, stage name, or studio listings may be requested.

Entry Guidelines:

Entry fees are $50 per person per performance for early bird sign-ups, prior to June 30th. 

July 1st, the entry fee goes up to $60 per person per performance.

Entry fees are payable when you submit your entry form. Entry fees are not refundable for any reason. Doubles and Groups pay the full entry fee per performer and each entrant must register independently. 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.

General:

All performers, judges and volunteers will be required to sign a liability release and emergency medical form upon arrival at the event.

Performers are expected to conduct themselves appropriately and comply with the Pole Presentational rules at all times.

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.

Guests of performers must pay full price for their tickets to the event.

Guests are not allowed backstage at any time before, during or after performances. No makeup or hair artists, coaches, etc. may accompany dancers backstage.

Poles and Stage:

Poles will be two 45 mm X-Poles mounted directly to the floor and ceiling of the stage. Poles will be 11′ 6″ high.

Stage left will be on static and stage right will be on spin (as you are facing the audience).

Participants may opt to use one or both poles.

Poles are 8 feet apart, with 8 feet of clearance on either side.

Music:

Music submissions must be sent via email in MP3 format or via snail mail on CD in MP3 format. Music must be edited to required time format.

Music mixes or mash-ups are permitted.

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

The maximum length for all Pole Presentational performers is 3:30 minutes.

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

If music is not turned in by the deadline above or if the song is not the proper length, performers may be removed from the line up due to non-compliance. Entry fees are not refundable.

Props and Grip Aids:

Props must be approved by event organizers via email no later than September 24th.

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 or having someone do so for them. 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.

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 full 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. Audience members are not allowed to bring cameras but may use phones and tablets to take photos and videos. Those items may not be held higher than shoulder level during performances.

Legal Stuff:

Pole Presentational is not liable for any injury or damage incurred by any performer or performer during any stage of the event. Pole Presentational will be using removable poles throughout the event and cannot be responsible for any damage to property or injury to persons or third parties during the use of this product.

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.