Entry is by online video submission. Routines can be up to 3 minutes in length and there is a cap on entries of 30 people per category. The top six people from each singles category & top 5 in both Doubles ones, will progress to the Final stage.
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.
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.
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.
I will send you a link to our web site if you could actively advertise ticket sales. All payments via PayPal firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com and PayPal £50 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact us for more information.