2020 Timeline

  • Applications Open on the 12th of April 2020 and close on the 12th of August 2020 

  • Judges will be announced on the 1st of June 2020. 

  • Your application form, Video entry and Payments must be submitted by midnight 12th of August 2020.
  • Videos will be judged and shortlisted in August. 
  • Finalists will be announced on the 1st of September 2020.  
  • The Dubai Pole Cup Final will be held on the 12th and 13th of November 2020. 
  • The Dubai Pole Cup Retreat and Workshops will be held on the 15th to the 18th of November 2020 (4 Days) 
  • Dubai Pole Cup Retreat packages can be purchased from the 6th of June 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.

Competition Music and Performance Piece

  • On the day of the final the Amateur and Semi Pro Categories music should be no longer than 3.30minutes

  • On the day of the final the Professional Categories music should be no longer than 4:30minutes

  • On the day of the final the Doubles Categories music should be no longer than 5:30minutes

  • On the day of the final the Juniors Categories music should be no longer than 4.30minutes

  • Qualifying Athletes must email their music to mel@dubaipolecup.com by October 30th 2020.

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

  • Bio Tattoos; Henna tattoos, bodyart, makeup is allowed as long as it does not effect other contestants, areas or rub off on the poles.

  • If the Athlete is not on stage competing then he/she must be covered and dressed appropriately at all times. 

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.


During the Competition the contestants are not allowed to:

  • Use any kind of body balms or lotions that can destroy the equipment (poles) or can make the poles slippery for other contestants' use. Grip must not be applied on the pole. The following products are acceptable : Mighty Grip / Dry Hands / Chalk / Liquid chalk


  • The DPC Stage will be using 2 Competition 4 meter 45mm Chrome X-Poles (static and spinning) 

    *When facing the stage from the audience the LEFT pole is on Static.


  • Props are allowed on the Dubai Pole Cup stage, however any dangerous or hazardous items or liquids that can cause harm to another athlete will not be permitted. 

  • Props should be able to be removed easily on and off stage and a member of the DPC staff should be informed prior to your performance if any dismantling or help is needed with your prop.  


  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each category. 

  • In addition to our 1st 2nd and 3rd places there will be an award for the Best Tricks, Best Entertainer, Best Choreography.  

  • Alongside the DPC 2020 tittles more prizes and awards will be announced in the coming months. 

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