2020 Timeline

  • Applications Close - 30th June 2020 

  • Athletes announced for qualifiers - 3rd July

  • Athletes prepare and submit their routine for semi Finals - 3rd July - 3rd August

  • Performances reviewed - 4th August - 11th August 

  • Semi Finalists announced (6 Per Category) -  12th August 

  • Athletes prepare and submit routine for Finals - 12th September - 12th September

  • Judges score and select winners per category for the Finals - 13th September - 19th September

  • Finalists announced (2 Per Category) - 20th September

  • Finalists prepare their final submission routine for the Finals - 20th September - 20th October

  • Judges score and select the Winners per category - 21st October - 28th October 

  • Winners Annoucned - 30th October


The Process is Simple

  1. Applications close on the 30 of June 2020.

  2. Qualifiers will be announced on the 3rd of July 2020. 

  3. From the day of announcement, Athletes will have until the 3rd of August 2020 to record their performance routine meeting the video requirements. 

  4. 6 athletes from each group will move forward to the Semi Finals. 

  5. (Judging week will be from the 4th-11th of August for the Semi Final)

  6. The Semi finalists will be announced on the 12th of August 2020 Athletes will again be given another 4 weeks to prepare their piece for the finals. (Until the 12th of September)  

  7. (Judging week will be from the 13th-19th of September for the Finals)

  8. 2 Athletes per category will make it to the finals. The Finalists will be announced on the 20th of September 2020

  9. Finalists will then be allowed another 4 weeks until the 20th of October 2020 to create a their final piece. 

  10.  (Judging week will be from the 21st-28th October for the Winners)

  11. The Winners will be announced on the 30th of October 2020.

Rules and Regulations

  • An application Fee of 200AED pet athlete +5% VAT must be submitted alongside the athletes application form.

  • Application Fee is non Refundable or Transferable. 

  • Your Application does not guarantee you automatic entry to the 2020 DPC. 

  • On the day of the event the Athlete must be 18 years old (unless he/she is in the Junior Category)

  • On the day of the event the Athlete must have an ID document present (Passport, Resident Card, ID card Etc) and his/her own travel and health Insurance to cover any personal incidents. 

  • The Dubai Pole Cup does not take any responsibility or liability for any accidental injuries, loss of any personal belongings and damage to property.

  • The Dubai Pole Cup will not be liable to any expenses incurred by the Athletes participation in the competition unless formally notified.  

  • The Athlete must not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol or take/use any substance that may change their mind consciousness. 

  • The Dubai Pole Cup reserves the right to prohibit any athlete from competing who is not in a physically fit condition. 

  • The Dubai Pole Cup reserves the right to disqualify any athlete who does not comply with their categorical requirements or is seen to be over skilled for their set category. 

  • Any aberration of the rules will result to an immediate disqualification. If an Athlete fails to comply with any of the Dubai Pole Cup's Rules and Regulations and Terms and Conditions the Dubai Pole Cup reserves the right to disqualify the athlete. 

Pre-Submission Video

  • Your video must be of a continuous clip, no cropping changing music or pausing between your routine.

  • Routines must show usage of both Static and Spinning pole.

  • Your video must be clear, recorded live and show you perform at all times.

  • ​Videos will be assessed by a professional judge and Pole Athlete.

  • Videos must be submitted via Youtube 

  • Your video should be titled with DPC2020, Your Category and Full Name, the link should be emailed to mel@dubaipolecup.com by the 12th of August 2020.

  • Amateur submission videos should be no longer than 2.5 minutes 

  • Semi Professional submission videos should not be longer than 3.5 minutes 

  • Professional submission videos should not be longer than 4.5 minutes

  • Doubles submission videos should not be longer than 4.5 minutes

  • Juniors submission videos should not be longer than 3.5 minutes 

  • Note - You must ensure that your submission video portrays your abilities to your fullest extent.

Costume and Performance Regulations

  • Topless, minimal underwear, or any erotic lingerie is forbidden and the athlete will be disqualified.

  • High heeled shoes are forbidden however sports shoes, gymnastics footwear and dance shoes are allowed.

  • During the performance you are not allowed to take off any of your clothes. However taking parts of your costume such as a coat, mask, jacket, skirt is allowed if the contestant remains properly dressed underneath. Any kind of nudity showing breast or intimate body parts will immediately disqualify the contestant.

  • Clothing must not display any logos or other forms of advertising.

  • Latex isn’t allowed to be used in the costume.

  • No gloves or boots allowed

Organizers Rights

Organizers have the right to:
• To record the championship and have all the rights to distribute the material.
• To eliminate videos or photographs which are not suitable as a material.
• The organizers reserve right to change rules & regulations of the competition at any time.
• The Organizer reserve the right to grant special prizes as they see it fit.