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The entry form isn’t working for me, what should I do? If you prefer, you can email us your information using the contact form at the bottom of this page: First and last name (legal) Phone number Date of Birth Email Division Applying For Where can I find division requirements and other rules and regulations? https://floridapolefitnesschampionship.com/competitor-info/ Does the submission video have to be the same routine as the final round? The submission video and final round do not have to be the same routine. It is allowed, and up to the athlete to do the same or different routines. Can international athletes compete? Yes! Do you have to be an instructor to compete in the Professional Divisions? No. There are no requirements such as being an instructor or paid performer to compete in the Professional Division. Can you be an instructor and compete in the Novice Divisions? No. Only students and non paid aerialists are permitted in the Novice Divisions. Can you be an instructor and compete in the Semi-Pro Divisions? Yes. There are no restrictions on if you are an instructor or not for the Semi-Pro Division, only movement requirements and restrictions (see guidelines and rules page for more details).  What are the differences between divisions? Age and skill level. Novice divisions are for athletes aged 6-14 years, Junior divisions are for athletes aged 14-17 years. Semi-Pro and Professional divisions are for athletes aged 18+ years.
  • Novice and Junior performers are considered at a beginner level in silks or lyra and performing. Instructors are prohibited from performing in the Novice and Junior levels. Use of full length of silks and top and bottom bar of the lyra is not required. Novice and Junior performers are expected to show level appropriate strength, flexibility, and dynamic movement and flow. Novice and Junior performers are encouraged to establish a character or storyline for their routine.
  • Amateur Level aerialists are typically individuals who practice aerial arts as a hobby or for personal enjoyment, often without formal training or performance experience. Strength and flexibility will likely be at a lower level. They may participate in classes or workshops periodically but do not rely on aerial performance or instructing as a source of income.
  • Semi-Pro performers are comfortable with a basic level of inversions and inverted moves. Performers at this level are encouraged to establish a character or storyline and to demonstrate level appropriate movement quality, flexibility, strength and flow. Instructors are allowed to perform in this division. Semi-Professional Level aerialists have a higher level of skill and experience than amateurs and may perform professionally on a part-time basis. They often have some formal training and may occasionally receive payment for performances and instruction, but they may also have other sources of income outside of aerial arts.
  • Professional Level aerialists are individuals who perform aerial acts as their primary source of income. They have typically undergone extensive training, often at specialized schools or studios, and have a high level of skill, technique, and performance ability. They regularly perform in professional shows, events, or productions and may work for circus companies, entertainment venues, or as freelance performers and instructors. Professional performers have a wide skill set of movement on the apparatus and demonstrate high levels of technique, flexibility, strength, movement and flow. Professional performers may have previous experience performing and instructing, and exhibit expert showmanship.
Are there required moves or restricted moves for the aerial categories? Yes. There are required and restricted moves for each division. Please refer to the Guidelines and Regulations pages for more details. What is the height for silks, hammock, and Lyra? The silks will be rigged from 20 feet high. The Lyra and hammock will be rigged five feet (60″) from the bottom of the apparatus to the ground. Lyra and hammock rigging for youth divisions will be adjusted by request. Is there a motor for rigging? No. The aerial equipment will be rigged from the ceiling with no motor. Can I bring my own aerial equipment? No. Competitors will be provided with an aerial silk, hammock, and a 36″ or 34″ single tab, choked with a span set aerial hoop. Can I compete in more than one division? Yes. You can compete in multiple divisions; however a separate application and fee must be submitted for each apparatus/division applying for. Email:  If your questions were not answered with the above FAQs, please contact us at FLAerialArtsChampionship@Gmail.com.