Groups must be formed by Australian pole schools consisting of between 5-10 participants. They can be male or female or mixed. They can be students or teachers or a combination of both but they must be attending the school at the time of the competition. The school must appoint a head choreographer whom is also a part of the school.
The stage has 5 poles in total. There is a row of three poles at the front and two at the back. Each pole can be changed to spinning or static or a combination of both. You must perform at least one syncronised combo using at least 3 people on 3 poles (one person per pole) for a duration of no less than 30 seconds. This combo forms part of the judging criteria.
There are to be no more than two people on each pole at any one time. To clarify, this means you can have 5 doubles combos happening on each pole at one time, however you cannot have one triple combo at all.
Once your performance starts, all members of the team must be on stage within the first 20 seconds and cannot leave the stage at all until the end. Participants running off stage even for a second will result in disqualification. Your show must be between 3.5 – 4.5 min in duration. Points are awarded for theme, costume, entertainment, syncronicity, choreography, technique and originality among other things. It is the combination of all the elements that will create the wow factor that will crown the champion!
Technical info will be released soon.