New Valuation For 2018

Exotic Divisions:

  • Final event valuation will focus on sensual movement, refined lines and exotic pole execution*
  • Back up dancers should only accent the performance not be a significant part of the performance.
  • Back up dancers skills will not be included in (increase) the valuation process – however – errors and faults by the back up dancers may count against the valuation process if it interferes with or has impact on the competitor's performance.

*Score sheet will be posted early December
-pending approval by Alethea Austin and NAPDC

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Open divisions Scoring:

1. Within each division, every competitor will choose the "element" they wish to declare for their routine. This includes lyra and doubles divisions.
Viewing the score sheet linked below may help better understand the new valuation process.

2. Elements include:

  • Dramatic/Artistic
  • Exotic/Sensual
  • Gymnastic/Acrobatic

Competitor chooses one of the above elements when they sign up and they receive an additional score from 1-10 on how well they applied that element to their performance. That is translated to a percentage (score of 7 out of 10 = 70%) that is applied to their overall total at the end.

Example using 3 competitors in the intermediate division:

Competitor 1 chooses Exotic/Sensual
Competitor 1 scores 80 points overall…but but receives a score of 8.0 in how well they did in their chosen element
Resulting score will be 64
80 x 80% = 64

Competitor 2 chooses Dramatic/Art
Competitor 2 scores 100 points overall…but but receives a score of 7.0 in how well they did in their chosen element
Resulting score will be 70
100 x 70% = 70

Competitor 3 chooses Gymnastic/Acrobatic
Competitor 3 scores 90 points overall…but receives a score of 7.5 in how well they did in their chosen element
Resulting score will be 67.5
90 x 75% = 67.5

Competitor 2 will be the champion.

***Choice of Elements will apply ONLY to the open divisions

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Pro/Elite Divisions:

New score sheet for 2018

Background Dancer/Dancers and Theme

  • A limited number of International and Midwest Elite will now be allowed back up dancers

     

     

    • Use of back up dancers must be approved by event host
    • Only 3-4 competitors will be allowed use of back up dancer/dancers
    • First-come first served basis with upon approval of theme.
    • May not change song/theme once approved for use of background dancers
    • Back up dancers should only accent the performance not be a significant part of the performance.
    • Back up dancers skills will not be included in (increase) the valuation process – however – errors and faults by the back up dancers may count against the valuation process if it interferes with or has impact on the competitor's performance.
    • At no time should the background dancers be included in a double's pole performance (flyer/base – dual pole tricks)
  • Theme/artistry will have a slightly heavier weight than technicality

     

     

    • Originality of theme/story line as well as Emotion/Audience engagement will each be doubled in the final score.
    • Example: Competitor receives an 8 in theme/story line/unique movment and an 8.5 in emotion/audience engagement/showmanship – Final points will be doubled to 16 and 17 respectively.
  • There will be a slightly higher value placed on Artistry in 2018
  • Props may incorporate more of the performance than they have in the past as long as focus is on pole dancing

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Penalties:

Penalty for Essential Division: Use of inverted or climbing moves, which has been prohibited, will result in deduction of up to 5 points per move or possibly disqualification.

Other Penalties for all divisions

Hard Penalties: (objective and measurable or unanimous by all judges where applicable)

-Finalists who do not comply with deadlines will receive a penalty of one point for each day past the stated deadlines for each item. Each new day will be counted at 12:00am.
-After 5 days late/5 points deduction for any one deadline or 10 points total deductions for late to deadlines finalist will be disqualified.
-Fall – up to 10 points total (not per judge)
-Severe Wardrobe malfunction : display of intimate body parts – may result in full disqualification
-Use of unapproved move may result in between 5 points per judge or full disqualification upon decision of the panel
-Encouraging audience applause – may result in full disqualification
-Intentional use of rigging – may result in full disqualification

Soft Penalties: (Subjective by each judge)
Wardrobe malfunction – up to 5 points per judge
Accidental or deliberate touching or using rigging – 1-2 points per occurrence per judge
Stumble, mis-grip, etc – up to 2 points per occurrence per judge


Judging and Deliberation

  • All judges will have pole dance experience
  • All judges will score all 3 basic elements as well as compulsory components
  • Judges will be shown the final results before they are announced at the competition however, no deliberation of the results will be allowed except in the case of a tie.

After The Competition
Score Cards:

  • Will be emailed within 60 days.
  • Competitors will be informed only of where they placed within their division and qualification for Distinguished Performance Awards if applicable in the email when they receive their scores
  • The decisions of the judges are final.
  • Except in the event where proof of cheating or poor sportsmanship has been proven, there will be no deliberation of the results of the competition after the event. There is no appeals process or arbitration following the competition.

Sample Score SheetClick Here