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

Event Date & Time

21 November 2020
@17:00

Event Location

The Poling Station,
2 Conrad Drive, Blairgowrie

SHOWCASE 2020


Are you Ready to take to the stage? It is time to dust off those grip aid bottles, get out the lashes and get those routines choreographed!!! 

It has been a while since we have all been able to showcase our abilities, whether they be pole, lyra, hammock or dance. Wait no longer as this year we will be bringing you the opportunity to dance your heart out in a showcase of your passion!! You can dance as a solo, duet or group

Where: The Poling Station No 2 Conrad Drive Blairgowrie

When: Saturday 21 November 2020

If you wish to showcase a dance (no aerial apparatus) please do so as well!!!

We cant wait to see you all perform!!!!

Contact: 082 312 8155

Rules and Regulations:

  1. Entry Fee: R200 per person
  2. There will be 6 poles on stage: 4 x 38mm and 2 x 43mm, height 3.3m. There are 3 poles next to one another, in 2 rows, they are 2.4m apart. The back row is 3.3m behind the front row. Poles can be set to static or spinning.
  3. Lyra: there are 2 rig points lyra or hammocks.for your own lyra or there is a single point unstrapped powder coated xpole lyra available to use (dimensions to follow)
  4. Sadly no heels to be worn as they damage the floors!!
  5. Groups of up to 6 people per performance
  6. Music to be no longer than 4 minutes, with no explicit language in the lyrics, in mp3 format sent via wetransfer to mel@3gi.co.za by no later than Friday 13th November 2020
  7. Athletes of any age and gender may take part, if under the age of 18, parental consent is required
  8. The changeroom and warm up area are for performers only

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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


1. Entrants must complete and submit an entry form, together with a 2-3 minute unedited video demonstrating your pole or lyra ability:

  • It may be a recording from a competition, performance, studio or home. It may not be older than 6 months old with decent, acceptable lighting.
  • You need to be visible at all times during the video and any video that plays sideways on the screen will not be viewed.
  • Your video submission needs to be uploaded to www.wetransfer.com and the link to be emailed along with your entry form and proof of payment. No video email attachments will be accepted.
  • Video entries will be judged on pole & lyra skill and performance ability in line with the division you have entered. Itdoes not however need to be in the style that you have entered. Please enter the level you belong in, entering in a level weaker than your ability will only be doing yourself a disservice.
  • 8 Contestants per division will be selected to compete in the finals.

2. An entry fee of R200 per SOLO person, per division is required. If you would like to enter more than one category an entry fee of R250 will apply.

3. Entry fees are regrettably non-refundable. 

4. A copy of your ID / passport is to be sent with your entry to apac@3gi.co.za, if you are under the age of 18 a copy of the consenting parent /guardian’s ID is required as well.

5. This competition is open to female and male, international and local competitors.



Important Information


COSTUME

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

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

Classique:

  • Heels compulsory, outfit may be lingerie or more revealing but NO NUDITY ALLOWED, NO G STRINGS ALLOWED, PRIVATE BITS TO BE COVERED

ANY COSTUME MALFUNCTION WILL LEADE TO POINT DEDUCTION.

 

PROPS

Acro: NO PROPS PERMITTED

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 pole 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, Gorilla Grip or any form of spray.
  • Athletes may check the poles 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 account 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 MP3 format before being uploaded towww.wetransfer.com by no later than 11 October 2019. If we do not receive your music by this deadline you will have to dance without music at the finals
  • Music may contain lyrics for all divisions (no explicit language allowed)
  • If any 2 contestants choose the same music, whoever submitted their music first will get preference and the person who submitted later will have to select different music. A selection of songs/tracks may be mixed together.

 

POLES

  • The poles will be 42mm powder coated, one piece (no joints) 4m high, secured to an I bar and the stage
  • They will be +-3 meters apart from one another
  • The spinning pole will be on your left, static pole on your right if you are standing on the stage facing the audience
  • Both poles should be used during your performance.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMING

  • Contestants agree to be photographed and filmed throughout the event.
  • All photography and 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 will be available for purchase from the event.

 

INDEMNITY

  • The contestants acknowledge and accept that APAC, its owners and staff (the Organizers) and the venue 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.


CATEGORY INFORMATION

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ACRO DIVISIONS

  • 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

  • Junior (ages 9-17)
  • Senior ages (18 and over)

CLASSIQUE DIVISIONS  

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