Risqué Amateur Pole Competition

Risqué Amateur Pole Competition will return in October 2021. Watch this space!


Competitor Information

Risqué is classified as a social amateur competition. Entry is open to anyone aged over 18 years, both female and male. There are four divisions – Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Elite.

· Performers must be currently enrolled in a beginner, pre intermediate or equivalent class
· No upside down pole tricks.

· Performers must be currently enrolled in an intermediate or equivalent class.
· No Handsprings/ static Vs.

· Performer must be currently enrolled in an advanced or equivalent class.
· Performers can NOT have previously placed in a social amateur pole competition.

· Performer must be currently enrolled in an advanced or equivalent class.
· Performers can have previously placed in an social amateur pole competition.

If you are unsure which division you are eligible for, please contact us directly to discuss.

All competitors are required to submit a video entry upon application.

Video Entry Guidelines:
1. Videos will be judged on the first 3 minutes only.
2. Video submissions will be judged on performance, pole skill and dance.
3. Videos must be on YouTube or Vimeo formats.
4. Videos must be one take with no editing.
5. The video must be a solo of you and no other performers.
6. Its strongly recommend that the video demonstrates ‘sexy pole dancing’ in heels. So that the judges can see you can perform a ‘Risqué’ style show for an audience.
7. The video does not have to be your show for the competition.

Entries closed 4th August 2019 11:59pm


Show Details

1. Performers must arrive at the venue at their allocated time on the day for rehearsals. The show will commence at 3:30pm sharp, All performers must be at the venue no later than 2pm.
2. There is three (3) 2.7m 38mm brass Pussycat spinning poles on the stage.
3. The performer must enter one (1) of four (4) divisions: beginner, intermediate, advanced or elite. There will be thirty (30) competitor spots available.
4. The performer must be at least 18 years of age.
5. Performers must not consume alcohol or any prohibited substance prior to performing.
6. Performances must be under the allocated time allowed for each level, beginners 2.5 minutes, intermediate 3 minutes and advanced and elite 3.5 minutes. All performances that exceed time limits will have their music cut on the night.
7. The performer must be amateur as per the social amateur guidelines.
8. Performers must not have previously competed in a national professional competition.
9. The Organiser may contact your studio to confirm your enrolled pole class level.
10. If the performer has placed in any previous amateur pole dancing competitions they must enter the Elite division.
11. Performers must be in costume for the final awards.
12. Photography and filming is permitted and highly encouraged. Performers may post their full performances publicly after the event is over.
13. Performers are aware that they will be photographed or videoed during their performance.
14. The performer acknowledges that photos or video may be published by the Organisers.
15. The performer releases all rights or claims over any photos or videos, and acknowledges that such material is the property of and can be used by the Organisers for promotional or other uses, without compensation to the performer.
16. There will be three (3) judges. Performers must not communicate with the members of the judging panel before or during the competition.

Props and Costume
1. Performers are permitted to use any props and additional performers provided that:
a. the space allows for it physically;
b. it is of a size that can be easily transported on a plane (so that interstate competitors are not disadvantaged);
c. it can be set up and removed in under three (3) minutes; and
d. additional performers have a paid ticket for the show.
2. If any props are to be used, performers must advise us on application or via email by September 30th, no props will be approved after this date.
3. Performers are allowed to remove items of costume, down to g-string and pasties.
4. Heels MUST be worn. Boots are permitted. Barefoot and runners are not permitted.

Judging Criteria

Performers will be judged on four (4) of the following categories:

1. Costume and theme: ​
Refers to the performers originality and creativity they put into their costume, props and theme. The costume must tie back into the theme of the performance. The theme must carry through the whole show and be relevant to the performance. 10 Points

2. Pole skill and technique: ​
Refers to the performer’s control and skillful execution of tricks and technique. Performers must be able to perform tricks and combinations with fluidity, control and full extension. Technique is emphasized over difficulty of tricks. 10 Points

3. Floor work and dance: ​
Refers to the performer’s ability to incorporate sensual movements of dance and floorwork into their performance and to move seamlessly between the poles and around the stage. The performer must cover the whole stage. 10 Points

4. Risque element and stage presence: ​
Refers to the performer’s ability to engage and entertain the audience through creativity, entertainment and originality. The performer needs to be comfortable in their own skin and not afraid to express their sensual side through pole dance. Risque element is all about shocking the audience in a sexually suggestive way but non vulgar. 10 Points

Awards and Titles
There will be a overall title given in each division, The performer in each division with the highest score will be awarded the winner of their level.
· Miss Risqué Beginner Winner
· Miss Risqué Intermediate Winner
· Miss Risqué Advanced Winner
· Miss Risqué Elite Winner

In addition to the division winners – the performer with the highest score in each category will be awarded the category winner. There will also be two (2) sponsor’s choice awards.
· Miss Showgirl (Costume and theme category)
· Miss Floorwhore (Floor work and dance category)
· Miss Technique (Pole skill and technique category)
· Miss Crowd Pleaser (Risque factor and stage presence)
· Miss Sensuality (Sponsor’s choice)
· Miss Flexi (Sponsor’s choice)
· Miss Bootylicious (Sponsor’s choice)
· Miss Congeniality (Organiser’s choice)