FAQ

GENERAL

  • The entry form isn’t working for me, what should I do? You can email us your information at info@polesportorg.com. Include the following:

     Stage name (can be same as legal)
     Email
     Studio affiliation (not required)
     Category
     Level
     Age group
  • Can I compete if I live outside of the U.S.? Yes, you are welcome to compete in Levels 1-4 for Championship, Dramatic, Entertainment, Exotic, Doubles/Groups, Freedance, Showcase, and Showcase Plus. The Professional event is for U.S. citizens and residents only.
  • When do I know when I’m performing/when does the day of event schedule get released? The day of event schedule will be released after we close registration for the region. It will be posted online and emailed out to all performers about 30 days before the event date.

EVENTS, LEVELS, AGE GROUPS, and RULES

  • Where can I find descriptions of the events, levels, and age groups? Please visit our rules page at http://www.polesportorg.com/rules.
  • Will I be competing against only people who are my age group? We will separate out age groups only if there are about 5 or more in the group. For example: if only 2 people of masters age register for Level 2 Dramatic, we would not have a separate division, but if there were 7 people of masters age registered, then we would separate them out. As we allow all the competitors to select their own events and levels, we won’t know exactly what the division splits will be until registration is closed.
  • Can you explain the 3 points of contact rule for Levels 2 and 3? The 3 points of contact refer to how many body parts you have on the pole at one time. This rule is only in effect in Levels 2 and 3 when you are upside down on the pole (hips higher than your head). The rule would not apply if your hips are below your head, or if you are doing an elbow stand, headstand, handstand, etc. on the floor.

    For example, a standard shoulder mount has 3 points of contact (2 hands and 1 shoulder).

    Other examples of acceptable 3 point moves:

    Gemini/outside leg hang (back of knee, side body, armpit)
    Scorpio/inside leg hang (calf, inner thigh, side body, back of shoulder)
    Cross knee release/figure 4 layback (2 inner thighs, calf)

    Examples of moves that would not be allowed in Levels 2 and 3 because they violate this rule:

    Handsprings/iron x
    Cocoon
    Fonji
    Most ayasha (elbow grip) variations
    Cross ankle layback/straight leg layback

    If you have move-specific questions, you can send us a video of the move and we’d be happy to take a look.

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