FAQ’s

Competitors

How do I enter UKPPC?

To enter the UKPPC 2020, visit our Competitor Info page and download the Competitor Information Pack. This pack contains all the information you will need, from your entry form, to the rules and regulations, and judging criteria.


To enter you will need to fill in the online form, and submit this with your entry fee and details of your video submission for the video heat. Make sure you do this before the closing date; 10 August 2020.

Which category is right for me?

The Instructor category


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


The Professional category


is open to pole dancers who are professional performers of any kind (including, but not limited to pole dancers, aerialists, actors, dancers etc), or those who have worked as professional performers in the past. If an entrant is an instructor and professional performer they must enter the Professional category. For the purposes of the UKPPC, a professional performer is defined as any of the following:


Paid performers of any kind


Performers who regularly perform pro-bono i.e. professional standard performing work undertaken voluntarily and without payment as a public service or ‘favour’. This includes performing at charity events, fundraisers etc. If you are unsure whether or not this applies to you, please ask prior to submitting your application.


Competitors who are required to exhibit at events, road-shows, exhibitions etc, as part of their employment.


If you are unsure  if your credentials place you in the Professional category please submit a copy of your CV to competitors@ukppc.co.uk and the organisers will make an assessment regarding your entry category.


The Elite category


is open to those who have won, or been runner-up in a professional competition ‘of note’. Examples of professional competitions would include (but are not limited to) Pole Sports UK National Championships, Miss Pole Dance Pro, Mr Pole Fitness UK.  


Titles awarded for ‘doubles’ pole are not included. If a competitor has previously won, or been runner-up in, the UKPPC Professional category then they must enter the Elite category. 


If you are unsure whether your credentials place you in the Elite category, please submit a copy of your CV (including all competition titles) to competitors@ukppc.co.uk and the organisers will make an assessment regarding your entry category. 


If a competitor has been found to have entered the wrong category, this may result in disqualification.


 

How much does it cost to enter?

Application to the UKPPC costs £30, payable when the online application form is submitted.  This cost is non-refundable but all applicants will receive full feedback and score sheets.

What happens if my video does not meet the requirements?

Any videos submitted that do not meet the requirements detailed in the Competitor Information Pack will not be accepted. If videos are deemed not to meet these criteria, competitors will be advised by email and given the opportunity to resubmit within 48 hours up until the closing date for entries. Only one resubmission will be allowed.

When will I find out if I am in the Grand Final?

The Instructor category


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


The Professional category


is open to pole dancers who are professional performers of any kind (including, but not limited to pole dancers, aerialists, actors, dancers etc), or those who have worked as professional performers in the past. If an entrant is an instructor and professional performer they must enter the Professional category. For the purposes of the UKPPC, a professional performer is defined as any of the following:


Paid performers of any kind


Performers who regularly perform pro-bono i.e. professional standard performing work undertaken voluntarily and without payment as a public service or ‘favour’. This includes performing at charity events, fundraisers etc. If you are unsure whether or not this applies to you, please ask prior to submitting your application.


Competitors who are required to exhibit at events, road-shows, exhibitions etc, as part of their employment.


If you are unsure  if your credentials place you in the Professional category please submit a copy of your CV to competitors@ukppc.co.uk and the organisers will make an assessment regarding your entry category.


The Elite category


is open to those who have won, or been runner-up in a professional competition ‘of note’. Examples of professional competitions would include (but are not limited to) Pole Sports UK National Championships, Miss Pole Dance Pro, Mr Pole Fitness UK.  


Titles awarded for ‘doubles’ pole are not included. If a competitor has previously won, or been runner-up in, the UKPPC Professional category then they must enter the Elite category. 


If you are unsure whether your credentials place you in the Elite category, please submit a copy of your CV (including all competition titles) to competitors@ukppc.co.uk and the organisers will make an assessment regarding your entry category. 


If a competitor has been found to have entered the wrong category, this may result in disqualification.


 

When and how will I get my feedback from my video entry?

Feedback from the video heats will be emailed to all competitors within 14 days of 17 September 2020. If you have not received your feedback by 1 October please contact UKPPC directly using our online contact form.

What type of pole will be used in the Grand Final?

Two 45mm X-Poles will be used at the Grand Final, one spinning and one static pole. Both poles will be 4.2 metres high.

What is the stage layout at the Grand Final?

The Instructor category


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


The Professional category


is open to pole dancers who are professional performers of any kind (including, but not limited to pole dancers, aerialists, actors, dancers etc), or those who have worked as professional performers in the past. If an entrant is an instructor and professional performer they must enter the Professional category. For the purposes of the UKPPC, a professional performer is defined as any of the following:


Paid performers of any kind


Performers who regularly perform pro-bono i.e. professional standard performing work undertaken voluntarily and without payment as a public service or ‘favour’. This includes performing at charity events, fundraisers etc. If you are unsure whether or not this applies to you, please ask prior to submitting your application.


Competitors who are required to exhibit at events, road-shows, exhibitions etc, as part of their employment.


If you are unsure  if your credentials place you in the Professional category please submit a copy of your CV to competitors@ukppc.co.uk and the organisers will make an assessment regarding your entry category.


The Elite category


is open to those who have won, or been runner-up in a professional competition ‘of note’. Examples of professional competitions would include (but are not limited to) Pole Sports UK National Championships, Miss Pole Dance Pro, Mr Pole Fitness UK.  


Titles awarded for ‘doubles’ pole are not included. If a competitor has previously won, or been runner-up in, the UKPPC Professional category then they must enter the Elite category. 


If you are unsure whether your credentials place you in the Elite category, please submit a copy of your CV (including all competition titles) to competitors@ukppc.co.uk and the organisers will make an assessment regarding your entry category. 


If a competitor has been found to have entered the wrong category, this may result in disqualification.