Beginner Rules

All categories (excluding performance categories) will be judged according to the same criteria. The same rules will apply for both initial entries and for the live finals. High heel shoes are allowed but knee length and thigh length boots will not be allowed as they can sometimes be an unfair advantage. Please note that the inclusion of any restricted move or deviation from the required time restrictions in the category you are competing in will result in point deductions and possibly in disqualification. Please make sure you thoroughly read the competition FAQ as there are further criteria and clarifications listed there. If you have any questions regarding the rules please contact us.

pole dance beginner

Song Length

  • Minimum: 2 minutes 30 seconds
  • Maximum: 3 minutes 30 seconds

Floor Work

  • Minimum: 20 seconds (continuous)

Spinning Pole

  • Minimum: 20 seconds (continuous)


  • Permitted, but please contact us well before the competition so we can clear them with the venue and avoid any disappointment.

Allowed Move Types

  • Basic climb
  • Basic pole sit
  • Basic layout  (hand at the top)
  • Cross knee release
  • Basic invert to inverted crucifix
  • Inverted crucifix to inverted thigh hold
  • Basic headstand/handstand to the pole must dismount to the floor

Any other move types are not allowed, for example:

  • No climb to inverts
  • No spins to inverts
  • No shoulder mounts/dismounts