About Pole Theatre

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Open to all competitors, national and international, male and female, Pole Theatre is more than a pole competition. Pole Theatre is an opportunity for pole performers to display their many and varied talents, in the creation of a visual spectacular to thrill and inspire their audience.

The focus of this competition is on the art of performance. Performers are encouraged to delve deep into their creative consciousness and envision a performance that will astonish and delight.



Pole Theatre Germany will be divided into two divisions.


Semi Professionals: Anyone who has not placed top 3 in a national or international competition.


Professional:  Anyone who has placed top 3 in a national or international competition, who is a touring pole athlete, or otherwise classifies as a professional pole dancer. Applicants must decide which division they are submitting to, but can be moved up or down on the online judges’ discretion if placement is found to be in conflict with applicant’s level/experience.


There are four categories in the Competition:


Pole Art


The category of Pole Art is for performances incorporating another dance style (e.g. lyrical, contemporary, commercial, latin, ballet etc) to create performance that is artistic in style. Competitors will be judged on artistry, musicality and flow and on how effectively they interpret their theme through their chosen dance style. Competitors are expected to create a performance that demonstrates an artistic interpretation of their theme through movement, dance and music on the pole.


Pole Comedy


The category of Pole Comedy is for performances that incorporate humorous and comedic elements. Competitors will be judged on how well they entertain and engage the audience.


Pole Classique


The category of Pole Classique is for performances that celebrate the beauty and art of the sexy or sensual style of pole dance and striptease. Competitors must wear heels for at least part of their performance (minimum 1 minute). Competitors are required to remove at least one item of their costume in this category. G-strings, pasties etc are allowed.


Pole Drama


The category of Pole Drama is for performances that tell a story. Competitors will be expected to build a clear storyline in their performance and the story must have a premise, development and conclusion.
 It is NOT enough to choose a theme or a motif!