Rules and Important Dates - ELEMENT 2022


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


April 30th, 11:59 pm PST: Early entry deadline for discounted registration fees. Any entries past this date will be charged the regular price ($65.00 per person; see below for more information). All entries are on a first come, first served basis.


April 31st, 11:59 pm PST: Registration opens for regular entries at full price. All entries are on a first come, first served basis.


May 28th, 11:59 pm PST: Registration closes.


June 4th, 11:59 pm PST: No additional late changes to level, music, stage name, or studio listings may be requested.


June 4th, 11:59 pm PST: Music and prop submissions due for in-studio shoot performers only.

Music submission details will be sent to performers via email - please ensure your email does not filter into promo or spam folders. 

*Performers not participating in the studio shoot do not need to submit their music ahead of time but are responsible for uploading their music to YouTube to confirm copy write eligibility*


June 4th, 11:59 pm PST: video submissions due via email at  *Performers participating in the studio shoot will have their videos automatically submitted*


June 4th: In studio professional shoot with Leah Marie at Inspiration Studios. *Performers participating in the studio shoot will have their videos automatically submitted*


July 9th, time TBD: SHOW TIME! The show will Premiere at Redwood City Cinemark. 


July 10th, time TBD: SHOW TIME! The show will Premiere again on YouTube.


Entry Guidelines:

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

May 1st, entry fee goes up to $65 per person per performance.

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 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 Rules for All Performers

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

Music mixes or mash-ups are permitted.

All performers MUST upload their song to YouTube to confirm it is not blocked due to copywrite laws. If the song is blocked by YouTube please choose an alternate song to perform to. If a blocked song is used for your final video performance Pole Presentational reserves the right to overlay a non-restricted song or omit your performance from the show. 

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

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 (applies to studio shoot performers only) 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.

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.

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


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  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.


Regulations for Participants of the Professional Filming In-Studio Event:

All performers, 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 will have access to a warm up pole room for approximately 20 minutes prior to performing. 

Performers should treat the shoot as a performance. Thus, each performer will only have one chance to run their routine, just as if they were on stage. 

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.

All dancers and volunteers will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms before entering the building. Face coverings (masks) are required at all times with the exception of performers during their filmed run. 

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.

Performers and volunteers must comply with all social distancing measures put in place by government authorities, Pole Presentational, and/or Inspiration Studios while inside and immediately outside of 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:

Poles will be two 45 mm Lupit poles mounted directly to the floor and ceiling of the studio. Poles will be taped off at 12' high and performers should stay below this mark to remain in frame for the videographer.

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 approximately 9 feet apart, with 8 feet of clearance on either side.

Music In-Studio Performances:

Music submissions must be checked for copy write by uploading to YouTube and emailing with the link to verify. If the song is blocked we will not be able to air your performance during the show. Music must be edited to required time format (3 minutes maximum).

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

Props and Grip Aids:

Props must be approved by event organizers via email no later than June 4th.

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.