Categories

Select a category: Performer, Instructor, Professional or Elite

Performer Category

This category is separate from the others, as technical aspect is not scored.

The Performer category is open to any professional pole dancer, defined as the following:

  • Paid instructors who teach at any level
  • 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 perform at events, strip clubs, road-shows, exhibitions etc, as part of their employment
  • Competitors who have previous competition titles from any competition

The technical aspect of this category is not scored, although the judges will expect to see pole work there is no expectation of level. This category will be judged on presentation and composition only.

Instructor Category

The Instructor category is open to pole dancers who are paid to instruct but have never been professional performers of any kind. This category will be judged on technical, presentation and composition only.

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 perform at events, strip clubs, road-shows, exhibitions etc, as part of their employment

This category will be judged on technical, presentation and composition only.

Elite Category

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

This category will be judged on technical, presentation and composition only.

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
  • IPAAT Champions Category

Titles awarded for categories such as doubles, parapole, novice, youth or masters, as seen in IPSF, are not taken in to consideration due to UKPPC offering less specific categories.

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, contact us, and we are happy to discuss with you. We will need a copy of your CV, including all competition titles, to make an assessment regarding your entry category.