Categories


On this page you'll find short descriptions of the categories. More specifications you'll find in the sheet rules, regulations & More. We have limited spots available for every category so don't miss out. Full = Full. Applications open February 13th. 

First time on Stage!

Are you a beginning performer and finally found the guts to perform on stage, or with little experience on heels but interested in creating a piece, then this is your category! The focus will be less on technique and more on stage presence. Are you feeling it? Are you having fun? Do you have a grasp of the style you applied on your performance? The 3 styles too choose from are 'sexy seductive', 'Flow & Art' & 'Hard in Heels' (descriptions below).  Despite the style all the First timers will share one category and battle for the title of 'Best First Timer'! 

Sexy Seductive                                  - Seduce us !

Semi - Pro

The Sexy Seductive Semi - Pro category is for all the experienced dancers from minimum intermediate level and up. In this category you'll be judged on technique, eye contact with the audience and seductive skills. You are alowed to strip, but not strip to nudity (you'll find more specifications about what is alowed on stage and what is not in the rules, regulations & more. Read this carefully, violations will result in deductions or even in disqualification). When stripping is part of your act you are allowed to give it some time as long as you built up tension and stay in ( or keep eye-) contact with the audience. You'll be judged on musicality and originality and your confidence level. You have performed or competed before but there is room to grow. You'll be judged mainly on your seductive skills. Examples for this category are stripperstyle, old school poler style and burlesque influences. Floor grinding, twerking and bootyclapping is allowed. Tricks are by choice, and have to fit in the dance. Low flow and floorwork is stronger judged in this category. 

 

Professional/ Advanced

This category is for all the professional dancers, teachers or strippers who dance in front of an audience on a daily basis. Also if you have earned money with your performances in any way you belong in this category. This is for a higher advanced level and you'll be judged on execution that is expected to be nearly flawless. You know how to create a show and you will let us know who you are! You are confident with no doubt and your toes are always pointed. You are alowed to strip, but not strip to nudity (you'll find more specifications about what is alowed on stage and what is not in the rules, regulations & more. Read this carefully, violations will result in deductions or even in disqualification). If stripping is part of your act you do this with great attitude and well incorporated as part of the dance. The stripping itself should not be the main focal point, the movement around it is.  You sway with the music and are confident with your sexuality. You will be judged on sensuality, confidence, eye contact, flexibility and musicality. The way you incorporate tricks should be appropiate, in style, on beat and without interupting the dance. 

Flow & Art                                            - Tell your story !

Semi - Pro

The Exotic Art Semi - Pro category is for the experienced dancer from minimum intermediate level and up. This category is about telling your story. You can take us anywhere you want, fairytales, memories, happy tales or broken hearts. As long as your concept is clear, and does not need to be explained to understood. Besides technique this level is strongly judged on creativity and originality. Also fluidity is more important in this category, make sure you flow and your moves melt into one another. We want to see floorwork, low pole flow and tricks up in the pole come together and be evenly distributed in this category. An example list of tricks will be added in the rules, regulations & more info sheet. 

Professional/ Advanced

This category is for professional dancers or teachers. You should be experienced in choreographing and be able to move fluidly and incorporate harder techniques in your dance while staying in theme. Floorwork, low flow and tricks in the pole come togehter and be well distributed to represent each component. You are able to tell your story and maybe add a few surprise or gasping elements. Take your public to wherever you want, fairytales, memories, happy tales or broken hearts. As long as your concept is clear without further explanation. You'll be judged on originality and creativity and also on the way you are able to move or inspire the audience. An example list of tricks that are appropiated for this level will be added in the rules, regulations & more info sheet. 

Hard in Heels                                         - Party with the crowd !

Semi - Pro

This category is for the experienced dancer from minimum intermediate level and up. This style is fast, hard and full of trickery. Drop to your splits, add upbeat or hardcore music and wake us up. We expect hairflicks and attitude. Work with your face and move the crowd. This category is judged more on technique, amount of well incorporated tricks on the floor and flips in and from the pole. Everything is upbeat but neatly finished. There is no necessary to use the height of the pole in this category, low flow en tricks and originality are mainly judged.  Sloppy feet result in deductions.

Professional/ Advanced

This category is for professional dancers or teachers. You should be an experience performer and be confident building your own party and trying to move the audience with you. his style is fast, hard and full of trickery. Drop to your splits, add upbeat or hardcore music and wake us up. We expect hairflicks and attitude. Work with your face and move the crowd. This category is judged more on technique, amount of well incorporated tricks on the floor and flips in and from the pole. Everything is upbeat but neatly finished. There is no necessary to use the height of the pole in this category, low flow en tricks and originality are mainly judged.  Sloppy feet result in deductions. In the advanced category you will be judged on endurance as well. How well are you able to keep up with the high pace and keep the level of trickery up. Also we expect a certain surprise effect in unexpected (original) drops, flips or kicks. You'll be judged on how well you were able to shock and shake up the audience.

Duo + Group Acts

As a duo or group act you'll be judged on the level you represent as a pair. Main focus will be synchronicity and interplay between the dancers. From this category a first, second and third ranking will be chosen but the styles are mixed. The duo or group chooses by which style they go (see above) and will be judged on how well and original they where able to apply this on their act. We expect to see a cohesive show and do not catch participants of an act waiting for their turn or doing nothing. 

 

Sexy 'n Sympathy queen

Every year we will choose a publics favourite! The audience gets a chance to vote on their favourite contestants and the winner will receive a special prize! Do you want to be nominated as well? Check the box on the application form and be part of this race! 

*Note that the winners (first, runner up and second runner up) of the categories will be excluded from this side contest. 

 

 

Download the Rules, regulations & More info below

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