Intermediate and Advanced silks are now an online only competition, and will be judged by our independant Judges. The winners will have the opportunity to perform their winning routine at the LIVE Finals event.

Download the rules here.

PLEASE BE WARNED your place is not secure until you have submitted your form AND paid your fee.

Note: All competitors should hold tricks and poses long enough to be judged (suggested 2-3 seconds). For your Quarter Final entry video’s you can use any type of pole/aerial. The Grand Final will have full poles, 45mm with one static and one spinney.  The hoop will be single point and 180cm from floor to the bottom bar and is a solid steel firetoys 95cm hoop, The doubles hoop is 175cm from the floor to bottoms bar and is solid steel firetoys 105cm hoop.

Routines should be choreographed to show fluidity between transitions. Points will be awarded for technique, innovation and fluid, smooth movement.

Check list:

  • Quarter Finals ONLINE Routine lengths up to 3 minutes MAXIMUM
  • Name your video link: IPAAT, Quarter Finals, Full Name and Category.
  • Upload your video to YouTube and then send me a link through email to be judged. You can set your video unlisted or public (NOT private).
  • Please see the rules for moves allowed of each level and any costume malfunctions that reveals private areas is an automatic disqualification.
  • If you are chosen to get through to the Final the routines can again be up to 3 minutes MAXIMUM

Terms and Conditions

  1. Fees are non-refundable, if you cancel your place at ANY point there will be a £25 administration fee payable immediately. Your place is not secured until your form and fee are received.
  2. If you qualify for the Finals you agree to attend and perform.
  3. ONLINE Videos will be judged all together by 3-5 independent people.
  4. Grand Finals will be held in the East Midlands.
  5. Competitors must be 12yrs or older to enter Pole, 8-11 years to enter Junior Hoop, 10+ years to enter Intermediate Hoop or Silks.
  6. You understand and give permission for IPAAT and Emma’s Pole Dancing to video and take pictures of you throughout the competition and grant rights to IPAAT to use images and videos for marketing and advertising.



  • IPAAT Venue

    Albert Hall Conference Centre
    North Circle Street
    NG1 5AA

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IPAAT (formally EPDC) is in the 7th year running and we have already trebled in size not only do we have 5 Pole categories we have 3 Aerial Hoop and 2 Aerial Silks too.


There will be our Champions Pole category which sees the best in the business competing against each other. Previous winners include Lisette Krol 2014, Sam King 2015, Heidi Hildersley 2016 and Dan Rosen in 2018.

Throughout heats and finals there will be 220+ contestants. At the Live Final there will be 6 finalists in each of the 5 pole categories, and in the 3 hoop categories, and the Intermediate and Advanced Silks winners will be invited to perform their winning routine, as silks is being held as an online-only competition.  

This is all at the Albert Hall, Nottingham which seats 750 people.  We will have guest performances throughout the night.

Our Facebook page has over 2300 people following which is targeted to the industry and is growing every day.  

As potentially being one of our sponsors we will advertise your business to all of these people, please have a look at our sponsorship packages attached.  We have tried to keep them as affordable as possible, as we are keen for all Pole-related companies, big or small, to come and join us this year.


Our Sponsorship Package costs £120 plus a prize for each winner (12 winners). If you are a company that cannot provide prizes, alternate arrangements can be made; or if you are a company that have more expensive products we can arrange for less prizes to be given the prizes should calculate to a minimum of £15 per winner. Prizes are just for the finals. If you have anything for 2nd, 3rd and the raffle that will be great.

What’s included?

  • Logo on our home page with a link from my web site to yours
  • Logo on Facebook with link from our group
  • An A5 advert in our programme (worth £50)  handed out to competitors, audience members and customers of our online shop
  • A stall at the finals includes a table for you to either sell or advertise.
  • Mention of your company throughout the night of the Semi-Final and Final by our compare
  • 4 FREE tickets to the finals.

What I need from you:

  • A sponsorship form
  • Bitmap logo
  • Prizes 8 weeks before the finals (late prizes will result in the sponsorship package being stopped)

I will send you a link to our web site if you could actively advertise ticket sales. All payments via PayPal or leave card details on sponsors pack.


Our FREE 16 page+ Programme is available for a FULL PAGE advert which costs £50

To save you having to print 1000 flyers and then post them to me, have your A5 artwork in our 16+ page program, EVERYONE will get one FREE at the Grand Finals.

These will also go to sponsors that have online shops for them to put in their packages they send out.

The advertisement provides all year round exposure as the programmes are continually being sent out to people buying from the Emma’s Pole Dancing Shop, plus we are looking to add more outlets to supply the programmes to over the next few months.

All I need from you is A5 artwork emailing to and PayPal £50 to


Please contact us for more information.