EDP In-house Studio Pole Comp 2017

Our First In house competition to showcase the talent and efforts amongst our very own students – running on opening night of our LONDON SUMMER WORKSHOP WEEKEND 

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COMPETITOR INFORMATION 

Date of Competition: Friday 18 August

Venue: Ecole de Pole, 66 Rochester Place, Camden Town, London NW1 9JX

Eligibility for Entry:

1) Must be an Ecole de Pole student (having attended any class in any level within 6 months of entry registration)

2) Open to all male and female competitors.

3) Over 16 years of age.

4) Must compete in the division of the current level they are attending at time of entry (Adv 3 students cannot enter Intermediate for example and Intermediates cannot enter Advanced!) This is for fairness and safety. Not relevant for Doubles/ Groups.

5) There will be no video entry round, all that register will be able to perform on the night, but please enter early. We may close entries if too many for a particular category are received. It is bad sportsmanship to change category, pull out or be a no show on the day after your registration has been accepted. Applications will not be accepted after 1 August 2017, or if the category is closed earlier – so enter early!

 

Props & Performance Restrictions:

  • Performers are permitted to use any props, sets, costuming, additional performers, sound effects, in all categories so long as the studio space allows for the use of that prop or set/ costuming, and it can be removed/ cleaned up within 2 minutes before/ after the routine so the stage can be ready for the next performer with no residue or items left in the stage area. If you are unsure if your prop or costuming etc is suitable, please email the organisers for guidance.
  • Routines in all Categories must be between 3-3:30mins. If your music is over or under the time restrictions you will be penalised by 5 points.
  • You must use two poles, one spinning and one static. Please see the diagram and description of poles below for details on the pole set up and stage area to be used in the studio.
  • Rehearsals on the day (Friday 18 August) will be conducted between 3:30-5:30pm.
  • Doors will Open at 6pm, and the first competitor must be ready to perform at 6:30pm.
  • Competitors must ensure they have warmed up and stretched properly prior to performing.
  • Competitors must not consume alcohol or any prohibited substance prior to performing.

Pole Set Up & Stage Area Diagram:

  • Photo of Stage Area from the audience perspective.
  • Both poles are 40mm Chrome X-Poles.
  • Looking at the stage area from the audience (this is in the downstairs main studio, so poles are approx 3.2m high) – the pole on the RIGHT will be SPINNING (near the back wall with the mural) and the pole from the audience, on the LEFT will be STATIC (near the stereo). We know there is a structural foundation in the middle – unfortunately we can’t move it – but there is plenty of floor space around it to manage your choreo!
  • DOUBLES/ GROUPS – both poles need to be locked the same, so please advise us via email whether your group will be both STATIC or both SPINNING.

Criteria, Divisions, Categories & Judging:

1) There will be 3 judges: Catherine Meadley, Brooke Rowlings & Alexandra Vojtku

2) Categories for Entry are (you may enter more than one) Full descriptions & judging criteria of each category below:

Juniors (solo):

Dirty Sexy

Artistic

Theatrical

Advanced (solo):

Dirty Sexy

Artistic

Theatrical

Doubles/ Groups:

Open Style

3) A WINNER and RUNNER UP will be awarded for each Category within each Division.

4) Each competitor will be judged according to the criteria outlined below, with a total out of 50:

 

DIVISIONS:

JUNIORS DIVISION:

is considered anyone studying Beginners through to Intermediate 2. You may invert if you are capable, executing an invert whilst a beginner is dangerous so please consider and read the waiver when compiling your routine. If you are competing in sexy or theatre, don’t forget the show is more important than the tricks so you have every chance of competing well against a student of a higher pole trick ability – so do not fear!!! But DO NOT execute moves above your ability to try and win points.

ADVANCED DIVISION:

is considered anyone studying the EDP levels of Advanced 1-3 or Pro class. Anyone that has NOT competed in a Professional level National or International Competition may enter. This competition is intended for Amateur students. You may be studying Pro level tricks, but may not be a professional performer or competitor so do not be deterred this is a chance to compete! However, professional level competitors and pole performers may not enter.

DOUBLES/ GROUPS:

any number of students of 2 or more performing together, using the same poles as described in the rules for the other divisions. Any number of students may be on/ off the pole during the performance together or on separate poles for synchronicity, as long as the pole is not in jeopardy of being a danger.

 

CATEGORIES:

DIRTY SEXY

You must wear heels! You can be as dirty or sexy as you like, expressing sexiness in your way through movement and pole dance. You must remove at least one item of clothing. Nudity is not permitted, however you may strip to a minimum of tassles and g-strings. Points will be deducted if an item is not removed. The way in which that item is removed and the fluidity of the removal within the piece will be taken into account for awarding points.   Floorwork must be included. Props, humans, open music choice allowed (see above restrictions).

10 – Pole Tricks & Execution difficulty & execution, lines and quality of movement, technique, points will not be awarded for poorly executed tricks, points may be deducted for falls or slips

10 – Stage Presence/ Costuming & Music choice of music in relation to theme, audience engagement, costume

15 – Exotic/ Sexy Floorwork movements on the floor in the style of the category and style of the performance

5 – Removal of Clothing at least one item, competitor will be judged on the way in which the item is removed and how it flows in the delivery of their show, refer to minimum costume restrictions above, no nudity

10 – Choreography & Dance Elements composition of routine, use of stage, use of both poles, and transitions between floor/ poles/ and quality of dance movement

ARTISTIC

This is a technical based performance and will be judged on pole technique as well as the creative interpretation of dance to the music (Art), No heels are permitted, however props as above are allowed.

20 – Pole Tricks & Execution difficulty & execution, lines and quality of movement, technique, points will not be awarded for poorly executed tricks, points may be deducted for falls or slips

10 – Choreography composition of routine, use of stage, use of both poles

5 – Stage Presence & Costuming choice of music in relation to theme, audience engagement, costume

15 – Artistic Interpretation of Music through Dance The way in which the competitor moves with the music, showing an expressive interpretation of the dance style and music, executing the style of dance through transitions between floor/ poles/ and quality of dance movement

THEATRICAL

Anything goes as long as you have a story! This could encompass a Dramatic Style with emotional story, Cabaret performance, Comedic or story telling.. You must submit a written blurb of your theme and story to the organisers before the registration closing date (1 August). You may or may not wear heels, as long as your choice of costuming and performance matches your story and theme. Stripping in an exotic style is not permitted in this category –removal of items should only be for effect with your routine in the style in which you are performing in this category – any stripping/ exotic style shows should submit an entry in Dirty Sexy!

10 – Pole Tricks & Execution difficulty & execution, lines and quality of movement, technique, points will not be awarded for poorly executed tricks, points may be deducted for falls or slips

10 – Choreography/ Dance Elements composition of routine, use of stage, use of both poles, and transitions between floor/ poles/ and quality of dance movement

10 – Stage Presence & Costuming/ Music choice of music in relation to theme, audience engagement, costume

20 – Story Telling did your show tell the story or describe the theme as written in your blurb, was the concept and delivery innovative and creative

DOUBLES

Any style may be performed! Anything goes! Be creative!

10 – Pole Tricks & Execution overall difficulty & execution of performers as a whole, lines and quality of movement, technique, points will not be awarded for poorly executed tricks, points may be deducted for falls or slips

10 – Choreography/ Dance Elements composition of routine, use of stage, use of both poles, and transitions between floor/ poles/ and quality of dance movement

10 – Stage Presence & Costuming/ Music choice of music in relation to theme, audience engagement, costume

20 – Synchronicity & Doubles/ Group Tricks on and off the pole, synchronised movement – in time – acro elements/ innovation of doubles or group use of pole and execution of doubles/group tricks

 

Photography/ Videos

  • Competitors are aware that they will be photographed or videoed during their performance, and that the event may be livestreamed.
  • The competitor acknowledges that photos or video may be published by the Organisers.
  • The competitor releases all rights or claims over any photos or videos, and acknowledges that such material is the property of and can be used by the Organisers for promotional or other uses, without compensation to the competitor.
  • Competitors may film their own performances

Waiver of Liability

  • The competitors acknowledge and accept that Ecole de Pole, its owners, staff (the Organisers) and The (Venue) staff and owners (“Venue Related Parties”) are not responsible for injury or damage resulting from participation in the competition, including the competitors’ arrival and departure from the competition.
  • The competitors acknowledge that pole dance is a dangerous activity and as such the competitors voluntarily accept the risks associated in participating in the competition.
  • The competitors waive to the full extent permitted by law all legal rights of action against and fully releases the Venue and Venue Related Parties and the Organisers and Related Parties for the loss, damages, or injury howsoever arising out of or in relation to the participation by the competitors in the activities conducted or organised by the Organisers and Related Parties including without limitation, liability for any negligent or tortuous act or omission, breach of duty, breach of contract or breach of statutory duty on the part of the Organisers or Related Parties