ACRO POLE

ACRO POLE

BRONZE | SILVER | GOLD DIVISIONS
POLE ART

POLE ART

BEGINNER | INTERMEDIATE | ADVANCED | PROFESSIONAL | DUET DIVISIONS
CLASSIQUE

CLASSIQUE

ALLURING APPRENTICE | MESMERISING MEDIA | PROVOCATIVE PROFESSIONAL DIVISIONS
LYRA ART

LYRA ART

BEGINNER | INTERMEDIATE | ADVANCED DIVISIONS | PROFESSIONAL | DUET
APAC ONLINE

APAC ONLINE

Semi-Pro, Professional
SHOWCASE

SHOWCASE

All Ages, All Apparatus

Event Date & Time

15 - 16 October 2021
@07:00

Event Location

Emerald Resort and Casino

What is APAC?


A.P.A.C consist of 4 categories: Acro Pole, Pole Art, Lyra Art & Classique Pole

Acro Pole Art Classique is a unique competition that allows all pole & now lyra athletes the opportunity to compete in the field of their strength.

Acro Pole is for the more athletic side of pole, if tumbles, tricks, pops, drops and cartwheels are your thing then this is the Category for you. There are 3 divisions that fall under Acro Pole: Bronze, Silver and Gold

This category is unique as it offers a side to pole where strength, stamina, flexibility and control are the key elements to your routine. No props allowed

Pole combos on both static and spinning poles are required in combination with floor “tumbling” between the poles.Tumbling can include cartwheels, handstands, forward rolls, splits, flick flacks etc. to travel from one pole to the next. No acting or dancing is necessary in this category.

Pole Art is for the artistic, dancing, acting pole dancers, no matter how you decide to express yourself this is the genre for you (no nudity allowed) There are 4 divisions that fall under Pole Art: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Professional.

Flow, expression, musicality, flexibility, strength, dance and entertainment are the key elements to your routine. Props are allowed and encouraged.

Lyra Art We are adding on Lyra art for the first time this year, we are extremely excited about this new category and can’t wait to see what this will bring to the stage. We will have 3 divisions: Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced.

Classique Pole This Category is for OVER 18’s only! This style is all about creating effortlessly beautiful shapeswith seamless transitions, whether in the air or on the floor, merging seductive movements, strength, power and flexibility. Heels must be worn, props are encouraged, NO NUDITY allowed


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Entry Requirements


All Entrants must complete and submit an entry form online http://acropoleartclassic.com/

An entry fee of R300 per SOLO is required. Duet entry fee is R250 per person. If you would like to enter 2 or more categories an entry fee of R400 will apply

Showcase entries are R300 per solo, Duet R250 per person – please specify which apparatus you will be showcasing in on the online entry form

Entry fees are regrettably non-refundable.

All entrants will qualify to compete at Acro Pole Art Classic over the week end 15-16 October 2021



RULES REGULATIONS & INDEMNITY




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RULES REGULATIONS & INDEMNITY

  1. If you are under the age of 18 Parental/Guardian consent is required 
  2. Entry is open to all male and female competitors. 
  3. Entries are now open  
  4. Entries close at midnight on 24 September 2021
  5. ALL entrants will qualify to compete at APAC 2021
  6. 01 October 2021  – Contestant information, indemnity forms, parental consent forms & Props approval to be submitted. sent To apac@3gi.co.za
  7. 01 October 2021 music in MP3 format / video & music MP4 format sent via https://www.wetransfer.com
  8. No nudity, g strings, thongs or overtly sexual behavior is allowed in acro and art and will lead to immediate disqualification. 
  9. The use of alcohol or drugs is explicitly forbidden and will lead to immediate disqualification.
  10. Human props are allowed, they may not do any apparatus work ie they may not touch the pole/lyra/silk. They will be required to purchase a spectator ticket to take part.
  11. The change room and warm up areas are for contestants and coaches only. Coaches will need to purchase a spectator ticket to be allowed permission backstage.  
  12. If you have won in a specific category in a previous APAC you must enter into the next level of the division, if you have placed in 2nd or 3rd twice in a division you must move up to the higher division
  13. .The winners of the following divisions will qualify to represent South Africa at the WORLD IBFF CHAMPIONSHIPS in Kota in June 2022

COSTUME

  1. Acro:
  • Costumes must cover the pelvic and gluteal crease for all athletes and the chest area for female athletes. A two-piece or leotard is allowed with the chest area fully covered
  • A one-piece bottom is allowed for men only.
  • No shoes allowed
  • Hair to be neat and away from the face
  1. Art:
  • Costumes to be in line with theme, we encourage you to be as creative as you like with your costume, this will benefit your  overall score 
  • Boots, shoes may be worn but are not a requirement, no heels allowed
  1. Classique:
  • Min 6 inch Heels compulsory, outfit may be lingerie or more revealing but NO NUDITY ALLOWED
  1. Any costume malfunction will lead to point deduction.

PROPS

Acro:  NO PROPS ALLOWED

Art & Classique:

  • Props are permitted and encouraged but need to be approved before the event. No fire acts 
  • They need to be set up and removed with ease. 
  • People are permitted as props, but they may not do any apparatus work. They will be required to purchase a ticket to enter the venue.

GRIP AIDS

  • NO products are to be applied to the pole. 
  •  Grip aids may only be applied to the competitor’s body.
  • The following grip aids are prohibited:  Stickum, Rosin.
  • Athletes may check the poles/lyra before commencing, if they are not happy with the poles, the pole cleaners will re-clean them, they may also clean the poles themselves if they would like to but must use the cleaning products supplied by the organizer
  • Gloves may be worn by the contestant during their performance to assist with grip. The judges will take this into consideration when scoring.
  • No creams or tans to be applied on the day of the competition.

MUSIC

  • Music must be cut to the right length required in your selected division in high quality MP3 format, or MP4 for videos (there will be a full size LED screen for background)- before being uploaded to www.wetransfer.com by no later than 1 October 2021. If we do not receive your music by this deadline you will have to dance without music!!!!!
  • Music may contain lyrics for all divisions (no explicit language allowed except for Classique)
  • A selection of songs/tracks may be mixed together.

POLES

  • The poles will be 38mm powder coated, one piece (no joints) 4m high, secured to a trussing structure
  • They will be +-3 meters apart from one another
  • The spinning pole will be on your left, static pole on your right for acro, if you are standing on stage facing the audience
  • Both poles should be used during your performance.

 

LYRA

  • You may bring your own lyra
  • We will supply 3 options of lyra, if you do not have your own:
  • Lyra 1: Untaped, powder-coated, single point, 20mm thick, diameter 90cm
  • Lyra 2: Taped, single point, 24mm, diameter 95cm
  • Lyra 3: Untaped, powder-coated double point, 24mm thick, diameter 95cm

 

PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMING

  • Contestants agree to be photographed and filmed throughout the event.
  • All photography & footage will remain the property of APAC
  • Contestants agree that all photography and footage can and may be used by APAC for promotional, advertising and commercial purposes, without compensation to the contestant.
  • Photographs and videos (TBC) will be available for purchase from the event.

INDEMNITY

  • Entering Acro Pole Art Classic indemnifies the contestants to the following: Participants acknowledge and accept that ACRO POLE ART CLASSIC, its owners and staff (the Organizers) IBFF SA, the venue Emerald Resort & Casino, their staff and owners are not liable for any injury, loss or damage resulting from participation in the event 
  • The Organizers reserves the right to add to or amend rules.
  • Failure to abide by these rules may result in disqualification.
  • ENTRY FORM: http://acropoleartclassic.com/

SHOWCASE

  • All age groups and levels welcome
  • If competing is not for you, but the stage is calling your name, come and show us what you’ve got!!! You can showcase on any apparatus you would like in any genre that you choose – pole, lyra, silks or a dance/acrobatic stage performance. 
  • Please specify what you will be showcasing on your entry form so we know where to place you on the schedule

LYRA ART DUET

  • Routine length as per level, strength & flex of level to be incorporated as score awarded for both.
  • Partner balancing, base/fly on and off the lyra to be presented

LYRA ART PROFESSIONAL

  • Routine 3min45 to 4min in length
  • A score for Strength & flexibility to be awarded thus to be incorporated & presented as per Professional level
 

APAC ONLINE PRO

  • Routine 3 min 45 to 4min in length
  • Aerial apparatus of choice to be used
  • A score for Strength & Flexibility to be awarded thus to be incorporated.

APAC ONLINE SEMI-PRO

  • Routine 3 min 30 to 3min 45 in length
  • Aerial apparatus of choice to be used
  • A score for Strength & Flexibility to be awarded thus to be incorporated.

CATEGORY INFORMATION

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ACRO DIVISIONS

  • Novice (ages 8-12)
  • Junipr (13 – 17)
  • Ages: 18 & over
  • Compulsory Score card required for all ACRO divisions

POLE ART DIVISIONS

  • Pre Novice – Beginner only (age 5-7)
  • Novice – Beginner & Intermediate Only (age 8-12)
  • Junior (age 13-17) Duet (13+) – Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced
  • Senior (18+) – Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced & Professional

LYRA DIVISIONS

  • Novice (ages 8-12)
  • Junior (ages 9-17)
  • Senior woman ages (18 and over)
  • DuetSenior – Amateur, Intermediate, Adanced, Professional (ages 16+)

CLASSIQUE DIVISIONS  

  • Ages: 18 and over ONLY
  • Must wear heels
  •  Props encouraged
  • May wear itsy bitsy outfit

APAC ONLINE DIVISIONS  

  • Ages: 18 and over ONLY
  • STRICTLY NO NUDITY ALLOWED
 

ACRO POLE BRONZE

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  • Routine 2min 45 to 3 minutes in length
  •  Minimum of 1 x spinning combination
  • Minimum of 1 x static pole combination
  • 2 floor tumbling/acro combinations sequences
  •  *hold each move for 2 seconds
  •  *2 strength
  •  *2 flexibility
  •  *1 Basic drop, hand grip change or pop
  •   *1 Static spin (3600 Rotation)
  •   *1 Spinning pole spin (7200 Rotation)
  •   *Jump on or off the pole

Select Flexibility moves with a move value of 1 to 4 Select Strength moves with a move value of 1 to 4 Select Static pole spin from STS1 STS9 Select Spinning pole spin from SPS1 SPS12

*all compulsory requirements with * must appear on compulsory score card in the order they occur in your routine with the move value stipulated

ACRO POLE SILVER

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  • Routine 3min 30 to 3min 45 minutes in length
  • Minimum of 1 x static pole combination  Minimum of 1 x spinning combination
  •  2 floor “tumbling/acro” combinations or sequences
  •  hold each move for 2 seconds
  •  *3 strength
  • *3 flexibility (all splits 1600 tolerance)
  • *1 drop, tumble, hand grip change or pop
  • *1 Deadlift (from floor with bent or straight legs – please specify which you will be doing)
  •  *1 Static spin (3600 Rotation)
  •  *1 Spinning pole spin (7200 Rotation)

Select Flexibility moves with a move value of 3.5 to 8 Select Strength moves with a move value of 3.5 to 8 Select Static pole spin from STS4 STS10 Select Spinning pole spin from SPS5 SPS15 Select any deadlift (from the floor)

Please list the drop, tumble, pop or re-grip you will be doing on your compulsory form in the order you perform it eg: shoulder pop, s/mount jump off, basic upright drop
*all compulsory requirements with * must appear on compulsory score card in the order they occur in your routine with the move value stipulated

 

ACRO POLE GOLD

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  • Routine 3min 50 to 4 minutes in length,
  •  Use 3⁄4 of length of either pole twice
  •  2 Static pole combinations
  •  2 spinning pole combinations
  •  3 Floor tumbling/acro combinations
  •  Hold each move for 2 seconds
  • *4 Strength
  •  *4 Flexibility
  • *1 Drop (no hand contact)or tumble
  • *1 Acrobatic catch or hand grip change
  • *1 Aerial dead lift
  • *1 Static spin (3600 Rotation)
  • *1 Spinning pole spin (7200 Rotation)
    • Select Flexibility moves with a move value of 5.5 to 10 Select Strength moves with a move value of 5.5 to 10 Select Static pole spin from STS9 – STS14
    • Select Spinning pole spin from SPS15– SPS23
    • Select any deadlift (aerial)
    • Please list the drop, tumble, pop or re-grip you will be doing

*all compulsory requirements with * must appear on compulsory score card in the order they occur in your routine with the move value stipulated

POLE ART AMATEUR

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  •  Pre Novice & Novice routine 1 min to 1min30 in length
  •   Junior, Duet & Senior Routine 2 min 30 to 3 minutes in length
  •   Spinning & Static poles to be used
  •   A score for Strength & flexibility to be awarded thus to be incorporated and presented as per Beginner level

POLE ART INTERMEDIATE

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  • Novice 1min30 to 2min in length
  •   Routine 3min to 3min30 minutes in length
  •   Spinning & Static pole to be used
  •   A score for Strength & flexibility to be awarded thus to be incorporated and presented as per Intermediatelevel

POLE ART ADVANCED

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  • Routine 3min30 to 4 minutes in length
  •   Spinning & Static pole to be used
  •   A score for Strength & flexibility to be awarded thus to be incorporated and presented as per Advanced level

POLE ART PROFESSIONAL

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  • Routine 3min45 to 4min in length
  •  Spinning & Static pole to be used 
  • A score for Strength & flexibility to be awarded thus to be incorporated & presented as per Professional level

POLE ART DUET

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  • Routine length as per level, strength & flex of level to be incorporated as score awarded for both.
  •   May have poles set on Spinning or Static
  •   Moves and spins in synchronicity to be presented
  •   Partner balancing on and off the pole to be presented

CLASSIQUE APPRENTICE

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  • Routine 2min15 to 2min 45 in length
  • Spinning & Static pole to be used
  • A score for Strength & flexibility to be awarded thus to be incorporated and presented as per Beginner level

CLASSIQUE MEDIAN

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  • Routine 3min to 3min 15 in length
  • Spinning & Static pole to be used
  • A score for Strength & flexibility to be awarded thus to be incorporated and presented as per Intermediate level

CLASSIQUE PROFESSIONAL

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  • Routine 3min 30 to 3min 45 in length 
  • Spinning & Static pole to be used
  • A score for Strength & flexibility to be awarded thus to be incorporated and presented as per Advanced level
 

LYRA ART BEGINNER

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  • Routine 2min to 2min30 in length
  •   A score for Strength & flexibility to be awarded thus to be incorporated and presented as per Beginner level
     

     

 

LYRA ART INTERMEDIATE

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  • Routine 2min30 to 3min in length
  •   A score for Strength & flexibility to be awarded thus to be incorporated & presented as per Intermediate level  
 

LYRA ART ADVANCED

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  • Routine 3min30 min in length
  •  A score for Strength & flexibility to be awarded thus to be incorporated and presented as per Advanced level
     

     

 

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