Category Criteria 

Amateur 

  • Athlete must be 18 years + on competition day. 

  • Athlete is not to be an instructor.

  • Athletes entering this category must have not competed in any semi professional competitions. 

  • Strength restrictions include - No deadlifts, Phoenix's, Iron X's and Fonjis.

  • Flexibility restrictions include - No Russian Splits, spatchcocks, dangerous bridge, rainbow marchencko and flying k.

 

Semi Pro Student (Women)

  • Athlete must be 18 years+ on competition day. 

  • Athletes entering this category must not be an instructor and have not competed in any professional categories in previous competitions.

  • If an Athlete is paid to perform then they must enter the Professional category. 

Semi Pro Instructor (Women) 

  • Athlete must be 18 years+ on competition day.

  • Athletes entering this category must be an instructor and have not competed in any professional categories in previous competitions. 

  • If an Athlete is a professional performer and is paid to perform then they must enter the Professional category.

 

Professional Category (Women)

  • Athlete must be 18 years+ on competition day 

  • Athletes entering this category should have entered and won a Semi Pro/Pro title in previous competitions.

  • If an athlete is paid or has been paid to perform then they must enter this category. 

  • The athlete understands by entering this category that the expectation is of a high level. 

Professional Category (Mens)

  • Athlete must be 18 years+ on competition day 

  • Athletes entering this category should have entered and won a semi pro/pro title in previous competitions.

  • If an athlete is paid or has been paid to perform then they must enter this category 

  • The athlete understands by entering this category that the expectation is of a high level. 

Elite Category (Mixed)

  • Elite Category will be invitation based. 

Doubles Category 

  • Athletes must be 18 years + on competition day 

  • Athletes can be the same or mixed gender 

Junior Category 

  • Juniors must be under 17 years of age

  • Athletes can be of mixed genders

If you have any concerns, questions or are unsure of which category you should enter please do not hesitate to get in contact with us by sending us an email on mel@dubaipolecup.com 


Why does the DPC has no levels compared to other competition?  
At Dubai Pole Cup we view Pole as an art form and do not want to limit our athletes to any tricks, nor restrict them in anyway shape or form on their creativity on stage. 
All athletes will be put into the appropriate categories and at a level best suited to him/her.