Video Entry Guidelines
- Videos must be 2 -3 minutes in length. Longer videos will not be watched beyond 3 minutes.
- Video entries will be judged on presentation, pole skill and performance ability.
- Videos MUST be on YouTube or Vimeo. Downloadable files are not allowed. Videos may be on unlisted setting in youtube, but not private.
- The title of the video on YouTube must say that it is a Pole Theatre entry, and must have the entrant’s name and category in the title, e.g. Michelle Shimmy’s entry in Pole Comedy, Pole Theatre Sydney 2015.
- The description of the video on YouTube or Vimeo must contain the entrant’s proposed performance description (so that the judges can easily refer to it while watching). For example: ”In my proposed performance at Pole Theatre Sydney 2015 in Pole Comedy, I will be portraying a zombie who comes back to life and is elected Prime Minister of Australia to replace the current Prime Minister, and ends up doing a much better job.”
- If you are entering Pole Art, you must state in the description what style of dance you are incorporating into your entry, e.g. lyrical, contemporary, commercial, tango etc
- Videos must not be edited in any way and must be filmed in one single take (i.e. no splicing together of different clips).
- Videos must be of good quality with sufficient lighting.
- Only one video will be viewed per entrant, per category. Entrants cannot submit multiple videos, unless they are entering more than one category and wish to provide a different video for each category entered.
- The video must show only the entrant performing. It is not acceptable to submit a group performance and ask the judges to identify the entrant in the group. Human props are allowed to be in the video if they are being used as human props.
- In Pole Classique, entrants must wear heels in their video entry so that the judges can see that they are able to dance in heels.
- It is strongly advised that competitors submit a video that matches their chosen category, i.e. if you have chosen to enter Pole Comedy, it is advisable to enter a video of you doing a humorous performance rather than a contemporary lyrical piece. This is so the judges can see that you are capable of comedy. It is also important to make sure you have a balance between tricks and floorwork, and that you demonstrate that you have strong performance skills and have good stage presence, even if your video is filmed in a studio setting. The judges want to see that you are capable of engaging and connecting with an audience.