Divisions & Criteria

4 Divisions open to Men and Women

Open – Tricks, transitions and dance
Group – 2 or more people performing together
Classic Pole Expression – Sexy Style, must wear heals and take a piece of clothing off
Pole Story Express – Convey a story through your performance

in the following Levels

Amateur Entry – open to anyone who has never competed in a professional division or won an Amateur place in a State or National Pole Competition within Australia within the last 5 years.
True Blue Amateur Division Entry – open to anyone who has never competed in a Regional, State or National Pole Competition (in house Studio Competitions not included).

Open and Masters

Points
10 Stage Presence / Audience Engagement
10 Presentation – Costume and interpretation of music relevance to
10 Dance & Floor Work – transitions between poles and movement
20 Pole Tricks – difficulty and execution
10 Lines, extensions and fluidity of movement on pole and floor

Group/Doubles

Points
10 Stage Presence / Audience Engagement
10 Presentation – Costume and interpretation of music relevance to
10 Dance & Floor Work – transitions between poles and movement
20 Pole Tricks – difficulty and execution
10 Lines, extensions and fluidity of movement on pole and floor

20 Synchronization on the pole and floor

Classic Pole Expressions

Points
10 Stage Presence / Audience Engagement
10 Presentation – Costume and interpretation of music relevance to
10 Dance & Floor Work – transitions between poles and movement
20 Pole Tricks – difficulty and execution
10 Lines, extensions and fluidity of movement on pole and floor

20 Incorporation of sensual movement into the pole and floor work

Pole Story Express

Points
10 Stage Presence / Audience Engagement
10 Presentation – Costume and interpretation of music relevance to
10 Dance & Floor Work – transitions between poles and movement
20 Pole Tricks – difficulty and execution
10 Lines, extensions and fluidity of movement on pole and floor
20 Effectiveness of conveying the story (Story must be submitted to Competition Organisers at least 14 days prior to the comp)

EXPLANATIONS
10 Stage Presence / Audience Engagement

Refers to your “XFactor” on stage, how you entertain and engage with the audience.

10 Presentation – Costume and interpretation of music relevance to theme
Does the costume relate to the performance and music? Does the performance relate to the music?

10 Floor Work – transitions between poles and movement on the stage.
Judges are looking for dance, acrobatic element, expression while moving between poles and performing floor work.

POLE EXPRESSIONS JUDGING CRITERIA

Pole Tricks – difficulty and execution
Ability to execute pole trick smoothly from start to finish. Difficulty of trick performed.

Lines, extensions and fluidity of movement on pole and floor
Fluidity of movement while performing tricks, transitions and floor work. Clean lines for toes and hands. Moving smoothly throughout the performance

Doubles/Group
Synchronization on the pole and floor
Must be in sync with music and each other both on the floor and pole. Performance must contain in sync movement

Classic Pole Expressions
Incorporation of sensual movement into the pole and floor work
Demonstrate sensual/sexy movement. Remove at least one peace of clothing. Must wear high heels.

Pole Story Express
Effectiveness of conveying the story
Storyline must be provided to Pole Expressions Organisers prior to competition. Judges will be looking at how well you convey the story through your music, costume, expression, floor work, pole work.