Compete or Showcase your talents on the BIG STAGE with a 20' video screen, professional show lighting, 14' poles, and supportive environment to hype you up.
Take a beginner or advanced workshop, attend an informative seminar, visit the vendors, watch the freestyles and performances, and settle in to experience the Minnesota Pole Competitions.
What is it ?
A formal and artistic pole dance adult amateur & professional athlete competition that includes a showcase option. Open to all that apply, space is limited
Each division and level competes in one of four selected categories. Categories compete together under their division and level, categories may be split up to accommodate the number of entries.
Showcases are performances that are not judged and may go anytime during the weekend.
ADULT SOLO COMPETITION
ADULT DOUBLE COMPETITION
YOUTH EXHIHIBITION SHOWCASE
ADULT EXIHIBITION SHOWCASE
Emphasis for the artistry of the exotic, erotic, and sensual dance styles. Low pole work, sensuality, long lines, flexibility, fluidity of heel work, body rolls, skills in shaking and/or isolating movements.
Emphasis on telling a story, can be an entertaining upbeat, fun, or amusing spectacle, elaborate costuming, use of prop(s) to interpret story, and/or an emphasis on creative theme, concept, and character.
The craftship of pole as sport. Emphasis on difficulty and execution of tricks and transitions. Pole tricks and floor work resemble athletic and gymnastic movements.
Beginners. Dancing around the pole and floor at a beginner level, low base pole floor work, spins, poses, no pole inversions; must keep hips below the head when body weight is supported on the pole.
Dancing around the pole and floor at an intermediate level, low base floor work, spins, poses, combos. Inverting from the floor and using three points of the body in contact while inverted on the pole.
Dancing around the pole and floor at an advanced level, floor work, spins, poses, and combos. Floor and aerial inverting. Keeping three points of the body in contact while inverted on the pole.
Dancing around the pole and floor at an elite level, floor work, spins, poses, and combos. Floor and aerial inverting. Keeping TWO points of the body in contact while inverted on the pole, no jumping or popping off pole from inverted position.
Articulates a mastery of dance, floor work, spins, inversions, combos, and athleticism. No restrictions with moves.
Articulates a mastery of dance, floor work, spins, inversions, combos, and athleticism. No restrictions with moves. Winner advanced on to the Pole Championship Series in Ohio at the Arnold Classic.
EXAMPLES of base moves for each amateur division are NOT rules for division moves, just a guide to what you could expect to see mastered in each level.
This list is to help competitors and trainers understand where a competitors' placement could fall and how to design training schedules/workshops/sessions/etc.
You can see how the mastery of the base moves allows for exploration of different variations of the base moves. This list is not exhaustive, there are too many moves and variations to list them all.
NOTE: Elbow grip ayeshas are considered three points of contact, however, they are only allowed in intermediate with a fourth point of contact (i.e. a foot or knee).
Visual move examples can be found in the Spin City Pole Bible, Pole Community Syllabus, and/or PoleDanceDictionary.com.
Complete the order form, review and agree to the Rules & Regulations and the Waiver. There is a one-time payment for entrance to the festival and registration as a competitor.
We recommend that you collect all of the information including any music or video files prior to submission.
Music (optional mp3 file)
BIO (used for Emcee Introduction)
Any special lighting request
Social media links
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Jump in a workshop, listen to a seminar, and take in the Classic Pole Competitions and showcases. Dress to impress 18+ night
Seminars & Workshops
Best dressed guest prizes
9:00am - 9:00pm
All levels, ages, and categories compete! A full day of workshops, seminars, vendors, demos, and competitions and showcases.
Seminars & Workshops
9:00am - 3:00pm
All levels, ages, and categories compete! Stay one more day to play, get in one last workshop and watch the end of the pole competitions and showcases.
Seminars & Workshops
Full 3-day access to vendors and seminars
Plus select beginner workshops
Appetizers, Snacks, Saturday Dinner
Come for the fierce and sexy 18+ dress to impress. Friday night event only, access to vendors, seminars, select beginner workshops, appetizers and more.
Slay for the day with this Saturday all-day pass, includes access to vendors, seminars, theater seating, and select beginner workshops on Saturday only.
The best fun on a Sunday that you could have. The Sunday all-day pass, includes access to vendors, seminars, theater seating, and select beginner workshops on Sunday only.