Instructor Category

The Instructor category is open to pole dancers who are paid to instruct but have never been professional performers of any kind.

Professional Category

The Professional category is open to pole dancers who are, or have been, professional performers of any kind. This includes, but is not limited to pole dancers, aerialists, dancers etc. If an entrant is an instructor and professional performer they must enter the Professional category.

For the purposes of UKPPC, a professional performer is defined as any of the following:

  • Paid dance performers of any kind
  • Performers who regularly perform pro-bono i.e. professional standard performing work undertaken voluntarily, without payment
  • Competitors who are required to exhibit at events, road-shows, exhibitions etc, as part of their employment

If you are unsure if this applies to you, please ask prior to submitting your application.

Elite Category

The Elite category is open to those who have placed 1st or 2nd in a professional competition ‘of note’.

Examples of professional competitions would include:

  • Pole Sports UK National Championships
  • Miss Pole Dance Professional
  • Mr Pole Fitness UK
  • Pole Theatre UK Professional
  • Pole Art UK
  • UKPPC Professional Category

Titles awarded for ‘doubles’ pole categories are not included.

Not only will the winner of the UKPPC Elite category hold one of the most coveted titles on the UK competition circuit, and receive a wide array of prizes from our sponsors, but they will also be awarded automatic entry into the Pole Championship Series (PCS) WORLD Finals 2019!  On top of all that, the costs of entering travel and accommodation would be absorbed by the PCS! 

If you are unsure of which category applies to yourself, please submit a copy of your CV (including all competition titles) to and the organisers will make an assessment regarding your entry category.