How to become a performer?

As Battle of the Pole - The Showcase is about the entertainment of Pole we invite those intrested in performing to read the information below.

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Battle of the Pole is open to all - both amateurs and professional pole dancers.
Battle of the Pole encourages entertainment and showmanship.

The selection-jury of Battle of the Pole - The Showcase takes the dancer’s individual unique style, interpretation and entertainment value into account for each of the performers.

Even tough its a showcase, there will be prizes to gain in following categories:
Miss/Mr Attitude By Studio DQ
Miss/Mr Glamour By Lyko
Miss/Mr Originality/Creativity By
Miss/Mr Fitness By Dragonfly
Miss/Mr Technique By

    For selection, participant may participate if they meet the following criteria:
a. The participant must be a human being.
b. The participant must be at least 18 years of age before the showcase.
2. Application may only be submitted by the performer

a. Participation in the Battle of the Pole - The Showcacse requires close adherence to the conditions outlined below:
b. The registration must be completed in full, including all the information asked for.
c. A recent video should be submitted during the specific dates. The video should show if not the ready performance then the main idea and how it will almost look like. Remember that the selection jury will choose those that will blow them of their seats!
d. A late application will not be approved.

4. Rules for Filming & Photography
a. All photography and other footage taken during the rehearsals or performance remains the property of ‘Battle of the Pole. The participants have no right to use the photography and other footage made before, during and after the ‘Battle of the Pole’ without written permission.
b. The participant explicitly and irrevocably must agree that all footage and photography can be used by the ‘Battle of the Pole’ for promotional, advertising and commercial purposes.

5. Regarding the Pole Dance performance
a. The participant may choose the music for their program, but please make sure not to use inappropriate or vulgar music – unethical content, vulgar language, racism, sexual harassment, support to terrorism, drug propagation, propagation of unhealthy life style, etc.
b. The program may be between 3:30-4:00 minutes. No longer or shorter.
c. Any failure to abide by the above-mentioned rules will result in suspension.

6. Dress Code etc.
a. All footwear that does not damage the poles are allowed.
b. The performer may use props, but must be approved in advance.
c. The performer may use human props, but must be approved in advance. Max 2 human props are allowed.
d. The participant may choose their own outfit. It is strictly forbidden to perform nude or partially nude, this will lead to suspension. It is fine to remove articles of clothing/ costume but only until reaching the minimum allowance as long as it's not done in an erotic matter.
e. The participant cannot promote an individual pole school or other business during the performance.
f. Grip aids that can damage the pole of any kind may not be used. Pre-approved grip aids are Mighty Grip, Dry Hands, Liquid Grip, Dew Point, Tite Grip and Firm Grip.
g. Minimum allowance is shorts/hot pants that cover most of the buttocks, absolutely no g-string. Upper coverage must be in the style of a sports bra with cross back or halter neck. No pasties or tassels.

7. Regarding the Poles used for performances
a. Poles are 45 mm competition chrome Sun Pole, Usable pole hight 4.00m, stage base measuring 2.5m in front in back and between the poles.
b. The right pole (seen from the audience) is spinning and the left is static.
c. No grips are allowed on the poles.

8. Regarding rehearsals & performance
a. Rehearsals will be held during the day.
Main performances will be held in the evening.
b. All performers will perform in both the rehearsals and main competition. Both are in front of an audience.
c. ‘Battle of the Pole’  reserves the right to expel a participant from participation, both before and during the competition.
d. Participants are not allowed to drink alcohol or take drugs before or during the show.
e. All participants are required to sign a Release Form before the competition.
f. After the performers name is on the website it is not allowed to drop out without a doctors notice. If failure to show up to the performence or rehearsals and not send in a doctors notice a 2 year suspension will be in place.

8. What are we looking for?
An expert selection jury will choose performers that show

     - Originality in choreography and musicality
     - Creativity, both in program, tricks, combos, clothes and music
     - Smooth transitions and flawless technique
     - Execution of tricks
     - Strength, flexibility and extensions
     - Overall performance (use of poles, use of stage etc)
     - Versatility and floor work
     - Levels of difficulties in spins, tricks and combos
     - Strength, grace, posture, stage presence
     - The connection between music, performance and look
     - Entertainment and showmanship

9. Regarding the Competition Organizers
a. ‘Battle of the Pole’ is never liable for injury, loss or damage resulting from any event during all forms of participation in the ‘Battle of the Pole’.
b. The Organization reserves the right to change the rules contained herein.
c. All decisions not addressed in these regulations will be made by the ‘Battle of the Pole’  organizers.
d. A decision made by the ‘Battle of the Pole’ is binding.

REMINDER - Performer Qualifications:

- Record a video with yourself, 2-4 min unedited. We ask you to be fair to the selection jury and show your skills; make sure you are dancing on both a spin and static pole. The video should not be older than 3 months. If you want to send in a video from a competition that is longer that is also fine.


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