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  • General Rules
  • USPDF Pro-June 30, 2018
  • Novice-June 30, 2018
  • Amateur (Womens)-June 29, 2018
  • Amateur (Mens)-June 29, 2018

General Rules

  1. The Amateur & Pro Competitions are only open to US Citizens or green card holders; you will have to provide a valid proof of ID in order to compete on stage
  2. Novice competitions are open to non US citizens as well as US citizens
  3. All finalists will be required to sign a contract before competing with the USPDF
  4. Both video submission fee and Competitor fees are non refundable
  5. Providing inaccurate or false information on your application forms may cause you to be disqualified
  6. Competitors awarded their pro status will have their picture along with their bio posted to the USPDF website
  7. All competitors must attend the mandatory meeting typically scheduled on Friday, the weekend of the competition
  8. No nudity or G-strings for video submission or stage performances
  9. USPDF judges decisions are final
  10. Music submitted for the performance must not have overtly vulgar language.
  11. Grip aids are permitted, but cannot be applied directly on the poles
  12. Competitors must remain on the stage during performance and are not permitted to jump off stage and/or interact with audience
  13. Jumping from one pole to another pole is not permitted
  14. The use of props must be approved by the USPDF board
  15. USPDF holds all rights to any video/photo footage at any event held by the USPDF Competitors agree to release all rights related to video and photo footage taken during the event. These materials will be used by the USPDF for but not limited to promotional and advertising purposes.
  16. Video submissions and stage performance must be a solo performance thus; no other individuals can appear in your video with you and/or on the stage with you.


US Pole Dance® Federation Video Competition Terms

 

SUMMARY

 
Pole Classic, LLC d/b/a US Pole Dance® Federation (“USPDF”) is pleased to bring high quality competition to the pole community. Here at uspoledance.com (our “Website”) you may enter the qualifying rounds (the “Online Qualifiers”) for our various USPDF Pro, Amateur, and Novice pole dancing competitions by submitting videos for judging to qualify for a chance to compete at the respective finals which will be held in-person at specified venues.

In order to enter the Online Qualifiers, contestants are required to submit videos, in accordance with the relevant specific contest requirements, along with a video fee (the “Fee”). The Fee is paid in connection with the Online Qualifiers and does not guarantee acceptance into the in-person final rounds. Submitted videos are judged in accordance with the standards set forth on the relevant specific contest requirements with a certain number of winners, as specified in the rules, winning the chance to enter the subsequent final rounds.

PLEASE NOTE: WINNERS OF THE ONLINE QUALIFIERS ARE AWARDED WITH THE RIGHT TO ENTER TO COMPETE IN THE SUBSEQUENT IN-PERSON FINAL ROUNDS. WINNING COMPETITORS WHO CHOOSE TO COMPETE IN THE SUBSEQUENT IN-PERSON FINAL ROUNDS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN TRAVEL EXPENSES TO THE RELEVANT VENUE LOCATIONS, AS WELL AS FOR THE SEPARATE COMPETITOR FEE WHICH IS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY TO THE SUBSEQUENT FINAL ROUNDS.

In addition to the relevant contest rules, our official contest rules are as follows:

OFFICIAL COMPETITION RULES


VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW OR WHERE REGISTRATION OR BONDING REQUIRED.

These Official Rules (the “Rules”) govern your participation in each of the relevant Online Qualifiers (each a “Competition”). Participation in the Competition constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Rules as well as the Website’s terms of service, privacy policy, and specific contest requirements (together the “Terms”), so, it is important that you read and understand them. To the extent there is a conflict between these Rules and the Terms, these Rules will govern.

  1. Summary of Material Terms. As provided in greater detail in these Rules (and without limiting the express language of these Rules), you acknowledge the following:

a. You grant us a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to copy, use, display, publicly perform, reproduce, create derivative works and otherwise exploit any videos or other content (the “Entry”) you submit to the Website for the purposes of the Competition.

b. You may only submit your Entry to us in compliance with these Rules and the Terms.

c. You may not use any third party’s content in your Entry unless you have the express permission of that third party or the content is in the public domain.

 
  1. Sponsors. The Competition is sponsored and run by Pole Classic, LLC (570 West 204th st Apt 3f new york ny 10034) (together, the “Sponsors”).
 
  1. Entry Period. Each Competition’s entry period is set forth on the Website’s video submission page.
 
  1. Eligibility. The Competition is offered only to natural persons at least 18 years of age and at least the age of majority in the person’s jurisdiction of residence as of the date of entry and that such person’s jurisdiction of residence is in the United States (void where prohibited by any specific state or local regulation, rule, and/or ordinance).  Employees, independent contractors, officers, and directors of Sponsors’, their respective shareholders, agents, representatives, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors (“Sponsors Parties”), and the immediate family members and persons living in the same household of such persons, are not eligible to participate in the Competition.
 
  1. How to Enter. To enter an Online Qualifier, submit your contestant details, video Fee and video in accordance with the specific contest requirements. Entries must be submitted through the video submission page.
 
  1. Qualification. To be eligible for a prize (described in Section 10), an entrant must comply with all provisions of these Rules and the Terms. Sponsors reserve the right to ask you for evidence of such compliance. Sponsors reserve the right to evaluate each Entry’s eligibility under the Rules and any and all other applicable laws. Entries may be disqualified from the Competition for violation of the Rules or Terms at Sponsors’ discretion.
 
  1. Format of Entries; License Grant. By entering this Competition, you agree: (a) that Sponsors have the right to use your Entry and your name and likeness in any and all media in and in connection with promotion, publicity, marketing and advertising for and by Sponsors, and in connection with this Competition or other promotions by Sponsors as Sponsors see fit without any further notification or compensation to or of you; (b) that Sponsors have no obligation (express or implied) to use any Entries in any manner and you will not be entitled to any damages or other relief by reason of Sponsors’ use or non-use of an Entry; and (c) to be bound by these Rules and the Terms. By entering this Competition, you agree to sign and deliver to Sponsors such documents as Sponsors may reasonably require to effectuate the rights and obligations granted in these Rules and that submission of such documents may be made a prerequisite to your collecting any prize from a winning an Online Qualifier.
 
  1. What Others May Do With Your Entries. All eligible Entries will be made available to the Online Qualifier judges for voting in accordance with the specific contest requirements.
 
  1. Third Party Sites. To the extent that specific contest requirements ask that you upload your Entry to YouTube (a “Third Party Site”) as part of submission to the Competition, you acknowledge and agree that you will abide by such Third Party Site terms and that you hereby release and will hold USPDF and the Sponsors harmless from any claims and/or damages arising from your use of a Third Party Site. FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, USPDF AND THE SPONSORS HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACTIONS OF ANY THIRD PARTY SITE THAT A COMPETITOR UTILIZES IN CONNECTION WITH A COMPETITION WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPETITION REQUIRES A COMPETITOR TO UTILIZE ANY SPECIFIC THIRD PARTY SITE AS PART OF ENTRY TO THE COMPETITION.
 
  1. Prizes. A certain number of winners of a Competition, as set forth on the specific contest requirements, shall win the right to enter to compete at a subsequent in-person final to the relevant Competition. FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, WINNING COMPETITORS SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL TRAVEL RELATED EXPENSES, AS WELL AS SEPARATE ENTRY FEES, SHOULD THEY CHOOSE TO COMPETE AT A SUBSEQUENT IN-PERSON FINAL.
 
  1. Judging. The USPDF takes judging very seriously. The USPDF judges understand their fiduciary duty to the competitors. All judges are trained prior to the competition as well as compensated for their time. All competitors, other than Novice-level competitors, will be judged by 3 USPDF judges, using the points-based judging process detailed in the specific contest requirements. Novice-level competitors will be judged by 2 USPDF officials using the same points-based judging process as outlined above.
 
  1. Final Decision. All grading decisions are final. Judges may disqualify any Entry that is, in judges’ discretion, inappropriate, offensive or demeaning to Sponsors’ reputation or goodwill, or contrary to Sponsors’ mission or these Rules. Once the grading of the Entries is complete, USPDF will notify the winners via email using the information submitted by the entrants as part of their video submission. If a winner fails to respond within 5 business days of the date of the notification, that winner will be disqualified and the next highest scoring contestant will be selected as an alternate winner for the applicable prize and notified according to this procedure.
 
  1. Indemnification. By submitting an Entry, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold USPDF and the Sponsors harmless from: (a) any and all claims, demands, causes of action and judgments (including attorney’s fees, court costs and expert’s fees) arising out of or relating to any breach by you of the terms and conditions of these Rules, including any representations and warranties; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (c) any condition caused by events beyond Sponsors’ control that may cause the Competition to be disrupted or corrupted; (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Competition; and (e) any other losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with or resulting from participation in the Competition or acceptance of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.
 
  1. General Terms and Conditions. Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to suspend or cancel Competition at any time if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper conduct of the Competition. In the event of Competition cancellation, Competition entrants will be fully refunded their Fees via the payment method utilized to pay the Fees. Sponsors may revise these Rules at any time in their sole discretion by posting an updated version.  Any Rules will be effective upon posting, and your continued participation in the Competition after a change to these Rules constitutes your binding acceptance to these Rules. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsors in connection with the Competition, will be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue of any action arising out of or related to this Agreement will be either the state or federal courts in New York, New York, and you agree and submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of these courts. The Sponsors are express third party beneficiaries of Sections 13 and 14 of these Rules.
 
  1. Winners List/ Rules. A copy of these Rules and a winners list may be obtained by sending an email request to info@uspoledance.com. Requests for winners list must be received no later than sixty (60) days from the winner announcement date as set forth in the specific contest requirements.
  Version Date:  February 16, 2016  

USPDF Pro Competition (June 30, 2018)

Am I a USPDF Pro competitor? A USPDF Pro is someone that has received their Pro status with the USPDF through competing at an amateur competition.


2018 US Pole Dance Championship - Pro Division

When: June 30, 2018, 7pm
Where: Symphony Space Theater NYC Upper West Side (2537 Broadway at 95th Street)
To purchase tickets to the show visit Symphony Space Website
# of competitors: 10-12

Accepting video submissions October 26, 2017 - March 4, 2018 11:59pm EST

*Mandatory competitor meeting will be held Friday, June 29, 2018 @ Time TBA


USPDF Pro Requirements
  • Female over the age of 18, that have their USPDF Pro status
  • Must be a US citizen or green card holder, identification must be provided
 
Video Submission Process (To Submit Your Video CLICK HERE)
  • You can only submit a video if you have been given your USPDF Pro status
  • Video should be a well lit solo performance to music that is 2-2:30 minutes in length (grace period of 10 seconds 2:40, if your video is longer than 2:40 we will judge the first 2:40)
  • Ensure you showcase a well-rounded pole dancing routine in your video submission. We are looking for someone that can use a spinning pole and static pole with power, grace, immaculate timing and stellar technique. Take this into consideration when submitting your video.
  • Required to wear a minimum of 6inch heels in the video submission
  • Video must be loaded as PUBLIC onto your YouTube account with the following video title: “USPDF 2018 Your Name Pro”
  • Video performance must be recorded within 60 days prior to submission
  • Fill out online video application (no fee for USPDF Pros)
  • Your video will be viewed and judged by 3 USPDF board of directors and/or USPDF judges and/or USPDF officials
  • Limit 1 video submission per person
  • No, edited videos. USPDF won't be able to determine consistency of style, technique, stamina, strength, flexibility, etc unless watching a dancer for 2-2.5 min unedited. If an edited video is submitted there will be a minimum of a 1 point deduction
  • We will contact you with our feedback and results after the video submission deadline, which is March 4, 2018. An email no later than March 10th with our decision
  • If accepted as a finalist, please refer to the “Competitor Acceptance Process” section below
 


Video Submission Judging System (12 total points)
Possible Points Category
2.5 Performance
2.5 Flexibility and extension
2.5 Difficulty of tricks
2.0 Smooth & unique transitions
2.5 Technique & timing
 

Competitor Acceptance Process
  At this point you have been contacted by the USPDF indicating that you have been accepted into the 2018 US Pole Dance Championship! Now what?

  • You will receive an email from Adobe with your contract fill out your pro competitor contract sign it by March 15th
  • Pay your competitor fee of $75 through the online store
  • Failure to submit your application and pay your competitor fee by March 15, 2018 will automatically disqualify you
  • The USPDF will make a public Facebook announcement which will confirm your spot as a finalist for the 2018 US Pole Dance Championship
  • You will receive your finalist package from USPDF with all details regarding the competition through email
  • Attend the mandatory competitor meeting on June 29, 2018 @ TBA

Compulsory Round
  • Compulsory round routine must be between 75-90 seconds
  • The required compulsory moves will be mandatory during the compulsory round.
  • All Pros will be required to wear a MilaKrasna outfit during the compulsory round. Failure to wear the MilaKrasna outfit will result in disqualification. MilaKrasna outfit will be provided to each Pro before the competition.
  • All Pros are required to wear Sponsored heels. These heels are required to be worn during the compulsory round, failure to do so will result in disqualification.
  • Body spiral into trap mount on static pole must have a minimum of 2 full revolutions around pole BEFORE you get into your trap grip.From trap grip you can mount the pole/dismount the pole or play with legs however you like. Your rotations will be counted from where your hips are when your last foot leaves the floor. VIDEO
  • Twisted Sister. Must be done on spinner. Must hold for at least one revolution around the pole. Split must be 180 degrees or more. Grips must be the same as in this video. Top foot must be a minimum 1 foot away from pole. VIDEO
  • 30 consecutive seconds on the spinning pole without feet touching the ground.
  • 20 seconds of consecutive floorwork.
  • Inside Knee Hang Cocoon, both arms must be overhead. If leg is straight, even better. This move can also be on static or spinner, must hold for a minimum of 3 seconds and can also be combined with 30 seconds spinning pole compulsory requirement.Refer to YouTube link for an example VIDEO
  • Full turn or pirouette-one or two hands must be on pole, complete a minimum of 360 degree,one or two feet on floor, spinner or static pole, refer to VIDEO

Optional Round
  • Optional round must be between 3-4 minutes

Judging System
The USPDF takes judging very seriously. The USPDF judges understand their fiduciary duty to the competitors. All judges are trained prior to the competition as well as compensated for their time. Each competitor will be judged by 3 USPDF judges, using the USPDF Pro systematic judging format below.


USPDF Pro Systematic Judging Process (Total Points 24)
The Pro competition will encompass one optional round and one compulsory round. Below is the point system for both.

Professional Optional 50% of total score (12 points)
Possible Points Category
2.5 Performance
2.5 Flexibility and extension
2.5 Difficulty of tricks
2.0 Smooth & unique transitions
2.5 Technique & timing

Professional Compulsory 50% of total score (12 points)
Possible Points Category
2.0 Performance
2.5 Flexibility
1.0 Difficulty of tricks
1.5 Smooth & unique transitions
2.5 Technique
.50 #1 Compulsory move-Body spiral into trap mount
.50 #2 Compulsory move-Twisted Sister
.50 #3 Compulsory move-Inside Knee Hang Cocoon
.50 #4 Compulsory move-Full turn or pirouette
.25 #5 Mandatory 30 seconds spinning pole
.25 #6 Mandatory 20 seconds floor work
   
*1-3 compulsory moves can be combined with the 30 seconds of spinning pole

* Scoring occurs on a .25 basis


Grand Prize for Stage Performance (June 30, 2018)

Check back soon for prizes!

Novice Competition (June 30, 2018)

Am I a Novice competitor? A Novice competitor is someone that might not be ready to compete at a USPDF Amateur level. None of the competitors in the Novice Division receive a pro status. We put less emphasis on difficulty in the Novice Division then we do in the Amateur Division. If you are looking to obtain your pro status you MUST compete in the Amateur Division.

Level 1 - Athlete is not allowed to do any inverts from either the floor or aerially. (invert means head below the hip) Hips can be over the head if the chest, shoulders or back are on the floor.Example - floor jades, kips ups, shoulder stands and chest stands

Level 2 - Athlete is free to do any type of invert
 
Upcoming Novice Competition

2018 US Pole Dance Championship - Novice Division
When: *Day time, June 30, 2018, time 12pm
Where: Symphony Space Theater NYC Upper West Side (2537 Broadway at 95th Street)
To purchase tickets to the show visit Symphony Space Website
# of competitors: Approx. 40
Accepting video submissions October 26, 2017 - March 18, 2018 at 11:59PM EST
 
  *Mandatory competitor meeting/pole testing/sound check will be held, Friday, June 29, 2018 @ Time TBA

Novice will have two divisions, Novice Sexy and Novice Artistic. Novice Sexy will be required to wear a minimum of 6inch heels. We will be looking for you to bring a sexy/classy performance. Novice Artistic does not have a footwear requirement and encompasses all other forms of dance whether that be jazz, hip hop, classical, modern, etc.  

Novice Requirements
  • Female over the age of 18, are welcome to submit a video for the chance to be selected as a finalist
  • You do NOT have to be a US citizen to compete in the Novice Division with the USPDF, but must provide a US address when submitting your application
  • Novices are welcome to submit for both Divisions sexy and artistic, however a $20 video fee is due for each entry
  • Submitting a video does NOT guarantee you entry into the stage competition

Video Submission Process (To Submit Your Video CLICK HERE)
  • Video should be a well lit solo performance to music that is 2-2:30 minutes in length (grace period of 10 seconds 2:40, if your video is longer than 2:40 we will judge the first 2:40)
  • Ensure you showcase a well-rounded pole dancing routine in your video submission and take into consideration the category you are submitting for
  • If you are submitting for Novice sexy you must wear a minimum of 6inch heels in your video
  • We are looking for a solid performance which includes spins, dancing, beginner - intermediate tricks, and interesting transitions
  • Video must be loaded as PUBLIC onto your YouTube account with the following video title: USPDF 2018 Your Name Novice Sexy or USPDF 2018 Your Name Novice Artistic
  • Video performance must be recorded within 90 days prior to submission
  • Fill out online application and pay your video fee of $20
  • Your video will be viewed and judged by 2 USPDF board of directors and/or USPDF judges and/or USPDF officials using the judging scoring system listed below under "USPDF Novice Systematic Judging Process "
  • We will contact you with our feedback and results after the video submission deadline, which is March 18, 2018 at 11:59PM (EST). You will receive an email no later than March 25th with our decision
  • In the event that your YouTube video is muted do to copyright, leave your YouTube video online and send a Vimeo Link to info@uspoledance.com
  • No, edited videos. USPDF won't be able to determine consistency of style, technique, stamina, strength, flexibility, etc unless watching a dancer for 2-2.5 min unedited. If an edited video is submitted there will be a minimum of a 1 point deduction
  • Based on your video score for novice the USPDF Board may provide you with the option to compete in the Amateur Division
  • If accepted as a finalist, please refer to the Competitor Acceptance Process section below


Competitor Acceptance Process for Stage Performance
At this point you have been contacted by the USPDF indicating that you have been accepted into the Novice Division in the 2018 US Pole Dance Championship! Now what?

  • You will receive an email from Adobe with your contract fill out your novice competitor contract sign it by March 28th
  • Pay your competitor fee of $90 in the online store
  • Failure to submit your application and pay your competitor fee by March 28, 2018, will automatically disqualify you
  • The USPDF will make a public Facebook announcement which will confirm your spot as a finalist for the Novice Division in the 2018 US Pole Dance Championship
  • Prepare a 3 minute performance piece that reflects the category you have chosen (grace period of 10 seconds 2:50-3:10)
  • Attend the mandatory competitor meeting the Friday June 29, 2018 @ TBA
 
Judging System
The USPDF takes judging very seriously. The USPDF judges understand their fiduciary duty to the competitors. All judges are trained prior to the competition as well as compensated for their time. Each competitor will be judged by 3 USPDF judges, using the USPDF Novice systematic judging format below.


USPDF Novice Systematic Judging Process (10 Points Total)

Possible Points Category
2.5 Performance
2.0 Flexibility and extension
1.0 Difficulty of tricks
2.5 Smooth & unique transitions
2.0 Technique & timing
 
* Scoring occurs on a .25 basis      

Prize for Stage Performance (June 30, 2018)

Check back soon for prizes!

Amateur (Womens) Competition (June 29, 2018)

Am I an Amateur competitor? Amateur is someone that is taking pole competitions seriously in hopes to grow their pole dancing career as a professional. Amateurs are elite athletes competing to be recognized as a USPDF pro.

Upcoming Amateur Competition
2018 US Pole Dance Championship - Amateur Division
When: *June 29, 2018, TIME: 7:30pm
Where: Symphony Space Theater NYC Upper West Side (2537 Broadway at 95th Street)
# of competitors: 10-20
The top 3 will be given their USPDF Pro status (possibly more depending on judges decision)
Accepting video submissions October 26, 2017 - March 11, 2018 at 11:59PM EST

*Mandatory competitor meeting will be held, Friday, June 29, 2018 @ Time TBA


Amateur Requirements
  • Female over the age of 18, are welcome to submit a video for the chance to be selected as a finalist
  • All Amateur competitors must be a US citizen or a green card holder, identification must be provided
  • Submitting a video does NOT guarantee you entry into the stage competition
 

Video Submission Process (To Submit Your Video CLICK HERE)
  • Video should be a well lit solo performance to music that is 2-2:30 minutes in length (grace period of 10 seconds 2:40, if your video is longer than 2:40 we will judge the first 2:40)
  • Ensure you showcase a well-rounded pole dancing routine in your video submission. We are looking for someone that can seamlessly perform advanced spins, moves and dance while putting on an amazing performance. Someone that can use a spinning pole and static pole with power, grace, immaculate timing and stellar technique. Take this into consideration when submitting your video.
  • Compulsory moves are NOT required for the video submission
  • Video must be loaded onto your PUBLIC YouTube account with the following video title: USPDF 2018 Your Name Amateur
  • Video performance must be recorded within 90 days prior to submission
  • Fill out online video application and Pay your video fee of $40 (this fee is non-refundable)
  • Your video will be viewed and judged by 3 USPDF board of directors and/or USPDF judges and/or USPDF Officials using the video submission judging system below
  • Limit 1 video submission per person
  • We will contact you with our feedback and results after the video submission deadline, which is March 11, 2018 at 11:59PM. You will receive an email no later than March 18th with our decision
  • In the event that your YouTube video is muted do to copyright, leave your YouTube video online and send a Vimeo Link to info@uspoledance.com
  • No, edited videos. USPDF won't be able to determine consistency of style, technique, stamina, strength, flexibility, etc unless watching a dancer for 2-2.5 min unedited. If an edited video is submitted there will be a minimum of a 1 point deduction
  • If accepted as a competitor, refer to the Competitor Acceptance Process section below


Video Submission Judging System (11.25 total points)
Possible Points Category
2.5 Performance
2.5 Flexibility and extension
2.0 Difficulty of tricks
2.25 Smooth & unique transitions
2.0 Technique
 
 

Competitor Acceptance Process for Stage Performance
At this point you have been contacted by the USPDF indicating that you have been accepted into the 2018 US Pole Dance Championship! Now what?

  • You will receive the Amateur competitor contract through email. Fill out and sign by March 20th
  • Pay your competitor fee of $70 through the online store
  • Failure to submit your application and pay your competitor fee by March 20th 2018, will automatically disqualify you
  • The USPDF will make a public Facebook announcement which will confirm your spot as a finalist for the 2018 US Pole Dance Championship
  • Prepare a 3 minute performance piece including all of the mandatory Amateur compulsory moves. (grace period of 10 seconds 2:50-3:10)
  • Attend the mandatory competitor meeting June 29, 2018 @ Time TBA

 
Required Compulsory Moves for 2018 Stage Performance
  • Body spiral on static pole must have a minimum of 2 full revolutions around pole. Refer to YouTube link for an example Click Here
  • Jade with NO hands or arms on the pole (no butt being served on platter). Hold for a minimum of 3 seconds a split of 180 degree or more. Front leg (jade leg) must be parallel to the floor. This move can be done in the spinner or static and can be combined with 30 second spinning pole compulsory requirement. Refer to YouTube link for an example Click Here
  • 30 consecutive seconds on the spinning pole without feet touching the ground.
  • Outside Leg hang Cocoon, both arms must be overhead. If leg is straight, even better. This move can also be on static or spinner, must hold for a minimum of 3 seconds and can also be combined with 30 seconds spinning pole compulsory requirement.Refer to YouTube link for an example Click Here


USPDF Amateur Systematic Judging Process (13 Points Total)
The USPDF takes judging very seriously. The USPDF judges understand their fiduciary duty to the competitors. All judges are trained prior to the competition as well as compensated for their time. Each competitor will be judged by 3 USPDF judges, using the USPDF Amateur systematic judging format below for the stage competition.  


Possible Points Category
2.5 Performance
2.5 Flexibility and extension
2.0 Difficulty of tricks
2.25 Smooth & unique transitions
2.0 Technique
1.5 Compulsory moves/tricks
.25 Spinning pole for a minimum of 30 seconds
 
  * Scoring occurs on a .25 basis

Prize for Stage Performance (June 29, 2018)

Check back soon for prizes!

Amateur (Mens) Competition (June 29, 2018)

Am I an Amateur competitor? Amateur is someone that is taking pole competitions seriously in hopes to grow their pole dancing career

Upcoming Amateur (Mens) Competition
2018 US Pole Dance Championship - Amateur Division
When: *June 29, 2018, TIME: 7:30pm
Where: Symphony Space Theater NYC Upper West Side (2537 Broadway at 95th Street)
# of competitors: 10-20
Accepting video submissions October 26, 2017 - March 11, 2018 at 11:59PM EST

*Mandatory competitor meeting will be held, Friday, June 29, 2018 @ Time TBA


Amateur Requirements
  • Male over the age of 18, are welcome to submit a video for the chance to be selected as a finalist
  • All Amateur competitors must be a US citizen or a green card holder, identification must be provided
  • Submitting a video does NOT guarantee you entry into the stage competition
 

Video Submission Process (To Submit Your Video CLICK HERE)
  • Video should be a well lit solo performance to music that is 2-2:30 minutes in length (grace period of 10 seconds 2:40, if your video is longer than 2:40 we will judge the first 2:40)
  • Ensure you showcase a well-rounded pole dancing routine in your video submission. We are looking for someone that can seamlessly perform advanced spins, moves and dance while putting on an amazing performance. Someone that can use a spinning pole and static pole with power, grace, immaculate timing and stellar technique. Take this into consideration when submitting your video.
  • Video must be loaded onto your PUBLIC YouTube account with the following video title: USPDF 2018 Your Name Amateur
  • Video performance must be recorded within 90 days prior to submission
  • Fill out online video application and Pay your video fee of $40 (this fee is non-refundable)
  • Your video will be viewed and judged by 3 USPDF board of directors and/or USPDF judges and/or USPDF Officials using the video submission judging system below
  • Limit 1 video submission per person
  • We will contact you with our feedback and results after the video submission deadline, which is March 11, 2018 at 11:59PM. You will receive an email no later than March 18th with our decision
  • In the event that your YouTube video is muted do to copyright, leave your YouTube video online and send a Vimeo Link to info@uspoledance.com
  • No, edited videos. USPDF won't be able to determine consistency of style, technique, stamina, strength, flexibility, etc unless watching a dancer for 2-2.5 min unedited. If an edited video is submitted there will be a minimum of a 1 point deduction
  • If accepted as a competitor, refer to the Competitor Acceptance Process section below


Video Submission Judging System (11.25 total points)
Possible Points Category
2.5 Performance
2.5 Flexibility and extension
2.0 Difficulty of tricks
2.25 Smooth & unique transitions
2.0 Technique
 
 

Competitor Acceptance Process for Stage Performance
At this point you have been contacted by the USPDF indicating that you have been accepted into the 2018 US Pole Dance Championship! Now what?

  • You will receive the Amateur competitor contract through email. Fill out and sign by March 20th
  • Pay your competitor fee of $70 through the online store
  • Failure to submit your application and pay your competitor fee by March 20th 2018, will automatically disqualify you
  • The USPDF will make a public Facebook announcement which will confirm your spot as a finalist for the 2018 US Pole Dance Championship
  • Prepare a 3 minute performance piece including all of the mandatory Amateur compulsory moves. (grace period of 10 seconds 2:50-3:10)
  • Attend the mandatory competitor meeting June 29, 2018 @ Time TBA
USPDF Amateur Systematic Judging Process (11.25 Points Total)
The USPDF takes judging very seriously. The USPDF judges understand their fiduciary duty to the competitors. All judges are trained prior to the competition as well as compensated for their time. Each competitor will be judged by 3 USPDF judges, using the USPDF Amateur systematic judging format below for the stage competition.


Possible Points Category
2.5 Performance
2.5 Flexibility and extension
2.0 Difficulty of tricks
2.25 Smooth & unique transitions
2.0 Technique
 
* Scoring occurs on a .25 basis

Prize for Stage Performance (June 29, 2018)

Check back soon for prizes!