There are a few essential points that will help you choose competitions in pole dancing.
Determine the amount you are prepared to spend. Based on the budget, infer your readiness to go to another city or country for a competition.
Long travels entail large spending on fare, board and lodging.
- Types of competitions
Check for your category at the championship. Some events are intended exclusively for amateurs or, conversely, professionals.
- Site and pylons
Find out the championship’s venue (a club, entertainment centre, theatre), the size of the scene, the floor coating, type of pylons, their height, fastenings and a distance between them.
Maybe, some of these won’t suit you, for example, a small scene or a podium pylon.
- Referee panel
If you wish to receive an adequate appraisal of your performance, the referee panel should be composed of people whose opinion you trust or those who are well versed in the category they judge.
- Judging system, rules
Read the rules carefully and familiarize yourself with the judging system. Some points may displease you, for example, the mandatory use of two pylons.
Also, it is essential how the participants are evaluated, i.e. the system of evaluation you well understand.
Look for references about the work of the organizer and the events they arrange.
Read about the previous championships and find out if any complaints had been made against the organization, timing and other important points.
- Filming and photography
Find out the championship’s prize fund or what prizes the participants will struggle for.
Note that some competitions entitle to participation without selection in other, larger events or just have a higher status and make you recognizable.
Be attentive in choosing the championship you are going to participate in if you wish to enjoy your performance on the scene.