Intermediate 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.

intermediate pole danceSong Length

  • Minimum: 3 minutes 30 seconds
  • Maximum: 4 minutes 30 seconds

Floor Work

  • Minimum: 30 seconds (continuous)

Spinning Pole

  • Minimum: 30 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

  • Invert from climb
  • Shoulder mount in to basic crucifix
  • Shoulder dismount
  • Jade split must be done from a Gemini entry (no hands Jade not allowed)
  • Embrace
  • Iguana mount

Restricted Move Types

  • Any extreme contortion moves. For example Rainbow Marchenko, Cocoon, Spatchcock, etc
  • Any horizontal moves held away from the pole. For example Iron X, Iguana, etc.
  • No armpit or elbow grips (unless otherwise wise stated)
  • No straight edges, ayesha or handsprings.
  • No inverts from spins
  • No drops

If you are unsure of a move please contact us before you send your entry