Entries for IPAAT 2021 are now CLOSED!

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 entered into the correct category depending on their age, competing and teaching experience.
  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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Contact form submitted! We will be in touch soon.

IPAAT (formally EPDC) is in the 9th year running and we have already trebled in size not only do we have 7 Pole categories we have 6 Aerial Hoop and 2 Aerial Silks too.


IPAAT has been running for 9 years now! We're proud to be such a long-standing competition in the UK; and of our reputation of offering an inclusive competition to performers of all different abilities and ages!


Our sponsorship package costs £35 + a prize for each winner (14 winners) including appropriate prizes or vouchers for the 3 junior winners. If you are a company that cannot provide prizes alternate arrangements can be made. 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.

What’s included?

  • Logo on home page with a Link from our web site to yours
  • Logo Facebook link from our group
  • Live streamed adverting all day between competitors

What I need from you:

  • A sponsorship form
  • Company Bio to be used in your advertising
  • Jpeg logo
  • Prizes 2 weeks before the finals

All payments via PayPal emmaspoledancing@hotmail.co.uk


We're not planning to offer our usual 16 page programme this year

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we're not planning to host a live audience or be giving out programmes at our Live Final.  Instead we are offering to advertise sponsors throughout our Live-Streamed Final!


Please contact us for more information.