Guidelines and Regulations

Applicants:

1.  The candidate speaks English reasonably well or has someone to translate with them.

2. The candidate is not employed in the pornography/adult industry.

3. The candidate must have valid identification (passport or drivers license) the day of the competition.

4. Applications may only be submitted by the participant (or legal guardian if under age 18).

5. All Applicants must submit all fees and forms with entries. No entry will be considered without submission of all forms  or application fee – (Application Form and Video Submission, Application Fee).

6. All Applicants must be 18 years of age or older for Semi-Pro and Professional Divisions.

7. Applicants for the Semi-Pro and Professional Division must be a current resident of the United States of America, and can provide documentation proof (ID card, drivers license, etc.).

8. Applicants for the Semi-Pro division must comply with the Semi-Pro submission video requirements.

9. Applicants for the Professional must comply with the Professional submission video requirements.

10. Because of the obvious conflict of interest and in order to make all judging fair, all potential applicants and final competitors are prohibited from privately training with or consulting with the current judging panel prior to the FPFC. Any potential or final competitor found to be training privately or consulting with said judges before the event will be automatically disqualified from the competition.

11. The closing date for competition video submissions and application fees is January 31st, 2017 at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time.


 

About the Semi-Pro Division: This division is a level up from the Florida Pole Fitness Championship Amateur Division, and is for participants who have been poling or aerial dancing for over 1 year and are confident in their ability but do not yet feel ready to enter the Professional Division. Routines will be judged on the same categories as the Professional Division: performance, technique and quality of moves, and artistry. Inversions and tricks are permitted, however all aerial inverts and transitions must have 3 points of contact at all times (pole fitness only).


Online Submission Requirements:

Pole Fitness Semi-Pro:

  • Video must be entitled, “Florida Pole Fitness Championship 2017 Semi-Pro Division (insert candidate name here)”
  • Video can be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook, and can be listed privately or publicly (however an unlisted link must be provided with application if video is posted privately).
  • Candidates must submit a 2:30 – 3:30 minute long, unedited video of their skills with the following moves required:
  1. Helicopter/Inverted V
  2. Extended Butterfly
  3. Split (can be on the floor or aerial)
  4. 2 Separate Spins (must make 1 full rotation around pole for each spin and start and end with feet on the floor)

**All aerial inversions and transitions must maintain 3 points of contact on the pole at all times.

Pole Fitness Professional:

  • Video must be entitled, “Florida Pole Fitness Championship 2017 Professional Division (insert candidate name here)”
  • Video can be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook, and can be listed privately or publicly (however an unlisted link must be provided with application if video is posted privately).
  • Candidates must submit a 2:30 – 3:30 minute long, unedited video of their skills with the following moves required:
  1. Shoulder Mount
  2. Pole Handstand (Handspring/Aysha)
  3. Split
  4. 2 Separate Spins (must make 1 full rotation around pole for each spin and start and end with feet on the floor)

Silks & Lyra:

  • Video must be entitled, “Florida Pole Fitness Championship 2017 (insert apparatus) Division (insert candidate name here)”
  • Video can be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook, an can be listed privately or publicly (however an unlisted link must be provided with application if video is posted privately)
  • There are no required or restricted moves.
  • Candidates must submit a 2:30-3:30 minute long, unedited video of their skills showing strength, artistry, flexibility, technique and showmanship.

Final (Competition) Round Required Moves (POLE ONLY):

All candidates must perform a choreographed routine between 2:30 – 3:30 minutes. Points will be deducted for each 10 seconds over/under time. Points can also be deducted from the final score for late submission of signed athlete contract, compulsory moves form, prop/costume approval, and music files.

• There will be 2 poles, one spinning and one static, both need to be used.

• Shoes/barefoot are both acceptable.

Semi-Pro: SONG MAXIMUM 3:30

• 20 Consecutive Seconds of Transitional Dance or Movement between poles (no touching the poles allowed)

• 2 Separate Spins (Each spin must make 2 full rotations around the pole and start and end with feet on the floor)

• 1 Inner Thigh Hold (Must be held for a minimum of 3 seconds)

• 1 Inversion (Must be held for a minimum of 3 seconds, all aerial inverts must maintain 3 points of contact on the pole)

• 1 Split (Must be held for a minimum of 3 seconds, on the floor)

Competitors must notify the FPFC via email which moves they will be using in their routine (spins, thigh hold, inversions, split) by April 15th, 2016 to avoid final score point deductions.

 

Professional: SONG MAXIMUM 3:30

• 20 Consecutive Seconds of Transitional Dance or Movement between poles (no touching the poles allowed)

• 3 Separate Spins (Each spin must make 2 full rotations around the pole, and start and end with feet on the floor)

• 1 Handstand On Pole (Must be held for a minimum of 3 seconds)

• 1 Split (Must be held for a minimum of 3 seconds, can be on the floor or on the pole)

• 30 Seconds minimum on Static Pole and 30 seconds minimum on Spinning Pole

Competitors must notify the FPFC via email which moves they will be using in their routine (spins, thigh hold, inversions, split) by April 15th, 2017 to avoid final score point deductions..

 

SILKS & LYRA MUSIC LIMITS:

ALL DIVISIONS 3:30 MAXIMUM LENGTH

No required or restricted moves.

Questions on acceptable moves, or clarification on moves can contact us at anytime. 

 


Grounds for Disqualification:

1. For delegates and the winners of the Florida Pole Fitness Championship, violation of any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement will result in disqualification and dethronement.

2. For delegates and the winners of the Florida Pole Fitness Championship, determination by the Organizer that any of your representations made in your Application Form, this agreement, and/or any other information you supplied in connection with the event, prove to be false and/or inaccurate will result in disqualification and dethronement.

 

Disqualification During the Competition:

1. Contestants may not wear boots or gloves of any kind.

2. Acts of masturbation or other indecent behavior are prohibited.

3. Contestants must have full bottoms at all times, no g-strings.

4. It is forbidden to perform the show nude or partially nude.

5. During the show, the candidate may not converse with the audience or judges.

6. The art of pole dancing is the center point. Focus on fitness and presentation, not on sensuality. Any sexual suggestion will not be tolerated.

7. Accidental exposure of genitals or breasts will result in a -5 point deduction to the competitor’s overall score.

8. Any failure to abide by the above-mentioned rules will result in immediate disqualification.

9. Failing to abide by the FPFC code of conduct and ethics for competitors before, during, or after the event.

10. Speaking to the audience

11. Showing ANY misconduct that will or could damage the reputation of the Florida Pole 
Fitness Championship.

12. FPFC also ask you not to bring back-up dancers, or any other person on stage with you 
as you perform your routines as such violation leads to disqualification.

13. Failing to submit required materials – athlete contract, music, photo, etc.

14. Failing to appear on time at the competitor check-in meeting.

15. Any behavior (including online) that would defame the character and image of the FPFC.

16. Bullying or harassing another competitor, performer or affiliate of the FPFC. See policy below:

 

BULLYING AND HARASSMENT POLICY:

The FPFC has determined that a safe, civil, and supportive environment during a competition event is necessary for athletes, performers, and affiliates to perform, compete, and achieve high sporting and artistic standards. In order to maintain that environment, the FPFC prohibits acts of harassment, bullying, cyber-bullying, intimidation, or any other victimization of athletes, performers, attendees, and affiliates based on any actual or perceived traits or characteristics. To that end, the FPFC has in place processes and procedures to address incidents of bullying and harassment.

This policy will be annually disseminated to all FPFC staff, volunteers, athletes, performers, affiliates and parents and may be publicized in FPFC agreements and event web sites. This policy is in effect while athletes, performers and affiliates are on the event property, at any event-sponsored activity, on event-provided equipment or transportation, or at any official studio affiliated with the FPFC. If the act takes place off event property or outside of an event-sponsored activity, this policy is in effect if the conduct is directed specifically at an athlete, performer, staff, parent, affiliate or attendees and has the effect of creating a hostile environment or otherwise creating a substantial disruption to the event’s image, performance environment, or competition process.

Pursuant to FL. Code Ann. § 1006.147 “Harassment, intimidation, or bullying” means an act that substantially interferes with a person’s (in this case an athlete, performer, attendee or affiliate) educational benefits, opportunities, or performance, and the act has the effect of:

  • Physically harming an athlete, performer, attendee or affiliate or damaging property;
  • Knowingly placing an athlete, performer, attendees or affiliate in reasonable fear of physical harm to them or damage to their property;
  • Causing emotional distress to an athlete, performer, attendees or affiliate; or
  • Creating a hostile event environment.

For purposes of this section:

(a) “Bullying” includes cyberbullying and means systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more athletes, performers, affiliates, etc. and may involve:

1. Teasing;

2. Social exclusion;

3. Threat;

4. Intimidation;

5. Stalking;

6. Physical violence;

7. Theft;

8. Sexual, religious, or racial harassment;

9. Public or private humiliation; or

10. Destruction of property.

(b) “Cyberbullying” means bullying through the use of technology or any electronic communication, which includes, but is not limited to, any transfer of signs, signals, writing, images, sounds, data, or intelligence of any nature transmitted in whole or in part by a wire, radio, electromagnetic system, photo-electronic system, or photo-optical system, including, but not limited to, electronic mail, Internet communications, instant messages, or facsimile communications. Cyberbullying includes the creation of a webpage or weblog in which the creator assumes the identity of another person, or the knowing impersonation of another person as the author of posted content or messages, if the creation or impersonation creates any of the conditions enumerated in the definition of bullying. Cyberbullying also includes the distribution by electronic means of a communication to more than one person or the posting of material on an electronic medium that may be accessed by one or more persons, if the distribution or posting creates any of the conditions enumerated in the definition of bullying.

Any athlete, performer, affiliate, staff member, or that is in any way involved with the FPFC that does not adhere to the above policy will be immediately disqualified and banned from future FPFC events. Bullying and harassment of any kind will have ZERO TOLERANCE and will be rectified immediately.

 

Contestants:

1. Will conduct themselves properly at all times during the competition.

2. Will respect all other competitors at all times.

3. Will comply at all times with the rules and regulations of the Florida Pole Fitness Championship.

4. Will attend the mandatory meeting the day of the competition.

5. Will not accept private engagements during the period of the contest.

6. Will sign a Waiver and Release Form.

7. Will appear on television, radio, film or print media for the publicity and promotion of the competition.

8. Will find transportation to and from the venue.

9. Will respect our sponsors by not wearing other company Logo’s during the competition.

10. Will receive their prizes immediately upon announcement of the winners.

 

Winners:

1. Shall not at any time thereafter commercially exploit their title in any way whatsoever.

2. Shall conduct themselves with decorum during their reign and shall NOT commit any immoral, illegal or any act or behavior which, in the sole opinion of the Organizer could bring disrepute, ridicule or contempt to the Florida Pole Fitness Championship image and/or reputation.

3. Will not, appear in print or video pornography during their reign.

 

Photography and Videography:

1. All photography and other footage remain the property of the Event. The candidates have no right to compensation for photography and other footage made before, during and after the Florida Pole Fitness Championship event.

2. The candidate explicitly and irrevocably agrees that all footage and photography can be used by the Event for promotional, advertising and commercial purposes.

 

The Competition:

1. The candidate may choose the music for their show.

2. A pole dance show has a minimum of 2:30 minutes and a maximum duration of 3:30 minutes, all silks and lyra shows have a minimum of 3:00 minutes and a maximum of 4:30 minutes.

3. The candidate appears in costume for the awards.

4. “Look, dress and act like a professional.”

5. An expert jury will judge the candidates on the basis of completed mandatory moves, presentation, grace/fluidity and aerial/pole tricks.

6. Candidates may not communicate with members of the judging before and/or during the competition.

7. The Organization reserves the right to expel a candidate from participation, both before and during the competition.

8. The finalists will change back into sports wear or track suits for the final ceremony when the winners will be announced.

9. The finalists must be available for a photo shoot immediately following the announcement of the official winners.

10. The Organization expects the award winners to cooperate with the promotion of the Florida Pole Fitness Championship and activities.

11. Dressing rooms are off limits to all family members or friends of the competitors.

 

The Title – Florida Pole Fitness Champion:

1. The title “Florida Pole Fitness Champion” is an official title valid for one year.

2. The Organization reserves the right to retract the title if the winner causes any damages to the Organization.

3. The Florida Pole Fitness Champion of each Division may not compete the following year to defend their title in the same division.

Legal:

1. The Florida Pole Fitness Championship is not liable for injury or damage resulting from participation in the Florida Pole Fitness Championship.

2. The Organization reserves the right to change the rules contained herein.

3. All decisions not addressed in these regulations will be made by the Organization.

4. A decision made by the Florida Pole Fitness Championship Organization is binding.

 

SEATING POLICIES FOR THE COMPETITION

The Florida Pole Fitness Championship seating is arranged into three sections: VIP, General Admission and Balcony Seating.

VIP is the first two rows in the center section behind the stage. General Admission is the rest of the seats behind the VIP seating. Balcony seating includes seats on the second floor.

Seats are assigned within each section and everyone will choose their seats upon ticket purchase.

 

What To Expect Upon Arrival

The vendor area, concessions and bar will be open for browsing, but you may claim your seats at any time once you enter the venue.

Please Note: No outside food or beverages are allowed in the event center at any time. There will be a cash bar available with alcoholic and soft drinks as well as a concessions area serving light food and snacks.