IGNITE



Physipole Studios is once again hosting the annual ‘Ignite’ inhouse studio competition, as a chance for current PhysiPole students to display their pole and aerial skills, while representing their PhysiPole studio.



The final will be held on

Friday 23 August & Saturday 24 August 2019

at Thornbury Theatre VIC



Friday 23 August - JUNIORS, AERIALS, GROUPS & MENS
Saturday 24 August - POLE SOLOS



STUDIO HEATS


ALBURY - Sunday 21st July 2019
BALLARAT - Saturday 27th July 2019
BENDIGO - Saturday 27th July 2019
CANBERRA - Friday 26th July 2019
CARLTON - Sunday 21st July 2019
CRAIGIEBURN - Friday 12th July 2019
FAIRFIELD - Saturday 13th July 2019
GLADSTONE - Friday 12th July 2019
GROVEDALE - Saturday 20th July 2019
HERVEY BAY - Sunday 14th July 2019
ROCKHAMPTON - Saturday 13th July 2019
SALISBURY - Sunday 14th July 2019
SOMERTON PARK - Sunday 14th July 2019
TRARALGON - Friday 26th July 2019
WARRNAMBOOL - Friday 19th July 2019
WERRIBEE - Sunday 28th July 2019
YARRAVILLE - Saturday 20th July 2019


(Facebook events are hyperlinked, click on the date to go the event)


COMPETITION RULES & ENTRY


There are 5 divisions:
1. Pole (woman’s solo)
2. Aerials (silks/tissu & hoop)
3. Groups Pole & Aerials
4. Men’s Pole
5. Kids

There are 3 Levels in the Pole and Aerials division:
1. Beginner (Levels 3-6 inclusive)
2. Intermediate (Levels 7-10 inclusive)
3. Advanced & Elite (Pre Elite, Junior Elite, Elite and Teachers)

RULES & REGULATIONS
Eligibility
- You must be a current PhysiPole Studios student and enrolled in a pole or aerial course a term before the time of the heats and finals
- You must be at least 16 years old for divisions other than kids which is from 7-15 years old
- You must enter the correct division according to what level you will be in as of the 24th of August 2018
Entry
- You must fill in all fields of the entry form prior to the preliminary heats. Entries close Saturday 28 July 2018 at 9am.
- You may enter one or more divisions
- The winner of each division will be granted entry into the finals. Performers will travel/fly to the finals at their own expense. Accommodation and costs related to the performer’s stay will also be at their own expense.

Preliminary Heats
- All performers must fill in an entry form found online at www.physipolestudios.com
- Solo Pole (male & female divisions), Hoop and Silks performances must be between 2 – 3 minutes in length.
- Groups performances must between 3 – 4 minutes in length.
- Groups can be mixed levels as the division is open.
- No more than 2 competitors on each pole at any given time throughout the performance.
- Performer’s must not engage with the judges prior to, or on the day of the heats
- No Performance shall make any offensive and/or derogatory references to any religion and/or race.

Finals
- Performers must have placed first in their division in the studio heats. Should the winner of that division be unable or unwilling to compete in the final, the place will be offered to the 1st runner up.
- Solo Pole (male & female divisions), Hoop and Silks performances must be between 2 – 3 minutes in length.
- Groups performances must between 3 – 4 minutes in length.
- Groups can be mixed levels as the division is open.
- No more than 2 competitors on each pole at any given time throughout the performance.
- No more than 2 competitor on the aerial apparatus (hoop & silk/tissu) at any given time throughout the performance.
- Performers must not engage with the judges prior to or on the day of the final.
- The poles used for the solo divisions in the finals will be 45mm stainless X-Poles. There will be two poles – one static (stage right), the second spinning (stage left).
- The poles used for the Groups divisions in the finals will be 45mm stainless X-Poles. There will be two poles and it is to the discretion of the performers as to whether both poles will be spinning or both will be on static (this must be noted on the entry form).
- Aerial hoop & silks heights are able to be set on the day to your desired height
- No Performance shall make any offensive and/or derogatory references to any religion and/or race.

PROPS/COSTUMES
- Performers are permitted to use any props, sets, costuming, additional performers, sound effects, performance apparatus or footwear, provided that:
a) the space allows for it physically;
b) it can be feasibly/theoretically transported on a plane; and
c) it can be set up and completely removed in under 1 minute.
- Any use of the above items should be described in the applicant’s entry.
- The performer may not perform nude or partially nude. G-strings are not permissible. Heels are optional.
- No outfit shall make any offensive and/or derogatory references to any religion and/or race.
- The use of grip aids are permitted.

Entry for the 2019 IGNITE Studio Heats opens on Monday June 3rd, 2019, and will close Friday 21st June, 2019.



ENTRY GUIDELINES:
Step 1: Complete the entry form below, answering all relevant questions:
CLICK HERE TO ENTRY FORM Please contact comps@physipolestudios.com.au if you have any queries.

JUDGING CRITERIA (HEATS & FINALS)


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TERMS & CONDITIONS


DOWNLOAD T&Cs HERE


By submitting an entry into the Ignite competition, you fully understand and agree to all Terms & conditions.

Find the answers to frequently asked questions here, if you are still unsure email comps@physipolestudios.com.au



FAQ's:

Are human props allowed? Human props are allowed as long as they do not touch the pole and are not on the stage any longer than 20 secs, Allowed as long as they can be set up & packed up within 1 minute

What shoes are allowed? This is up to you! You can have bare feet or any shoes that will not damage the poles or aerial equipment.

Can I bring my own aerial lyra or silk? We will provide a 90cm Diameter grip taped lyra and 4m Silk, if you would like to bring your own epuipment please let us know in your entry submission

Am I allowed to put grip on the pole? Can be applied to the pole by the pole cleaners you will be able to issue your preferences either at entry or after your run through on the day of competition

Am I allowed to have my routine filmed or photographed by my family? Professional photos and videos will be taken at the event but your friends and family are allowed to take their own videos and pictures also.

What tricks am I allowed to put in my routine? Must be in syllabus for that apparatus in the correct division you are entering, advanced are able to complete any taught tricks. Variations of Syllabus tricks will be allowed if they still fit that level difficulty, if you are unsure please email

Will other competitors be allowed to have the same song as me?No duplicates of songs will be accepted for heats this will be first in best dressed so make sure to get your entry in early to secure your song. This is harder to control for finals as not everyone from heats will go through to finals so there may be song duplicates at finals. If you enter then decide to change your song make sure to email your new submission but be aware this could be declined if the song has already been chosen.

Will there be food provided/available? You are responsible to make sure you have your own food/snacks, at finals meals will be available for purchase from the venue.

Do I need to organise my own Hair/Make up? This is your responsibility for heats, you can bring your own but we ask that they leave the venue no later than 30 minutes before doors open to the public. Finals we will have a hair and make up artist available for you to utilise at a cost, this will be organised in a closed facebook group for final competitors.