Rules and Important Dates - NCPP 2022


June 18th, 12:00 am PST: Early entry opens for discounted performer registration ($100.00 per person; see below for more information).


July 9th, 11:59 pm PST: Early entry deadline for discounted registration fees. Any entries past this date will be charged the regular price ($125.00 per person; see below for more information). All entries are on a first come, first served basis.


August 20th, 11:59 pm PST: Registration closes.


August 27th, 11:59 pm PST: Music and prop submissions due. No additional late changes to level, music, stage name, or studio listings may be requested.


October 1st, 2pm & 6pm: SHOW TIME! The show will be at Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, live in person! This will be different than past shows, please see staging details below.



Entry Guidelines:

Entry fees are $100 per person per performance for early bird sign-ups. Entry fee goes up to $125 per person per performance after early bird closure.

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 performances is 3 minutes.

Music mixes or mash-ups are permitted. 

Clean edits/radio edits are not required. We just ask that you use good judgment 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 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:

By registering for any Pole Presentational event, all performers agree to 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, sharing, torrenting, or replicating the event in any way. 

 We will be announcing our photo & video packages at a later date. 

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.


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 and volunteers must comply with all COVID safety measures put in place by government authorities, Pole Presentational, and/or Mountain View Center for Performing Arts 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:

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


The stage will have the audience on 3 out of 4 sides, with the curtain where the performer enters & exits on the 4th. Floorplans will be sent to registered performers via email - please ensure is not being filtered to promotional.

Pole set up:


Music submissions must be sent by the deadline listed above. Music must be edited to required time format (3 minute maximum). Details on submissions will go through email - again, please ensure all emails from are coming through. 

Performers should bring their music on a USB with no other files included. 

Props and Grip Aids:

Props must be approved by event organizers via email no later than the deadline listed above.

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.

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.