Pole Theatre Entries are open until 28 February 2018
To enter Pole Theatre, you must fill out the form below, provide us with a description of your intended performance should you be successful, provide a video link to your entry and pay the entry fee of EUR€20 via the PayPal link below. If you have a stage name, please provide both your real name and your stage name in the "Name and Surname" field below, i.e. Sally Smith, "Foxy Lady".
1. Division selection
- choose the division you would like to enter (Semi Pro/Professional).
2. Category selection
- choose the category you would like to enter (Pole Art, Pole Classique, Pole Drama or Pole Comedy). You may enter more than one category, however you must submit a separate application for each category you enter, and pay an entry fee each time you enter.
3. Performance Description
- you must submit a description of your intended performance. Your description must enable us to imagine your performance. Provide relevant details as to storyline/theme, costume, props, backup/additional performers, and any relevant information to assist us in understanding what you intend to do.
4. Video Entry
Think carefully about the video entry you submit. We will be looking at the video for two main purposes, first to see your skill level, and second, to see your stage presence and whether you will be able to bring your Performance Description to life. So if, for example, you are entering Pole Comedy, it is not a good idea to provide a video of yourself performing a sad and emotional performance.
Pole Theatre Video Entry Guidelines
Please read these guidelines carefully - your video entry MUST comply with these guidelines or it will not be judged
Videos must be 2 -3 minutes in length. Longer videos will not be watched beyond 3 minutes.
Video entries will be judged on presentation, pole skill and performance ability.
Videos MUST be on YouTube or Vimeo. Downloadable files are not allowed. Videos may be on
unlisted setting in youtube, but not private.
The title of the video on YouTube must say that it is a Pole Theatre entry, and must have the
entrant's name and category in the title, e.g. Michelle Shimmy's entry in Pole Comedy, Pole
Theatre Sydney 2015.
The description of the video on YouTube or Vimeo must contain the entrant's proposed
performance description (so that the judges can easily refer to it while watching).
- For example: ”In my proposed performance at Pole Theatre Sydney 2015 in Pole
Comedy, I will be portraying a zombie who comes back to life and is elected Prime Minister of Australia to replace the current Prime Minister, and ends up doing a much better job.”
If you are entering Pole Art, you must state in the description what style of dance you are incorporating into your entry, e.g. lyrical, contemporary, commercial, tango etc
Videos must not be edited in any way and must be filmed in one single take (i.e. no splicing together of different clips).
Videos must be of good quality with sufficient lighting.
Only one video will be viewed per entrant, per category. Entrants cannot submit multiple
videos, unless they are entering more than one category and wish to provide a different video
for each category entered.
The video must show only the entrant performing. It is not acceptable to submit a group
performance and ask the judges to identify the entrant in the group. Human props are allowed
to be in the video if they are being used as human props.
In Pole Classique, entrants must wear heels in their video entry so that the judges can see that
they are able to dance in heels.
It is strongly advised that competitors submit a video that matches their chosen category, i.e. if
you have chosen to enter Pole Comedy, it is advisable to enter a video of you doing a humorous performance rather than a contemporary lyrical piece. This is so the judges can see that you are capable of comedy. It is also important to make sure you have a balance between tricks and floorwork, and that you demonstrate that you have strong performance skills and have good stage presence, even if your video is filmed in a studio setting. The judges want to see that you are capable of engaging and connecting with an audience.
13. Entry Application Fee
There is an Entry Application Fee of EUR€20 to enter. You must pay the fee for each application you submit. If you do not pay the fee at the time that you submit your entry, your entry will not be judged. Please note that the entry fee is non-refundable.
Application fee to be paid to: