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The event on 7/29/2023 will fundraise for Greenlight Project Seattle and the Positive Spin Pole Dance Fitness Scholarship Fund
Pole for Justice is open to all levels! The event will be a festive pole community event, focusing more on giving participants a place to showcase their art, and less on competition. All performers will receive a goodie bag and customized award for helping support our cause!
We're limiting this show to 30 participants. Registration fees also contribute to our fundraising efforts, and are on a limited sliding scale, so contribute what you can!
Cost: Sliding scale $35-$150 to register to perform!
Length: Pieces should be between 1-4 minutes.
Music: There are no music restrictions. Please do not use music with the n-word in it if you are not part of the black community, though we will not be policing your belonging in that group. Please submit your music by January 1st.
Content & Attire: This event is 18+ so feel free to express yourself! Lick the pole, flip the bird, strip off your shirt, jerk off your shoe, or keep it more PG, it's all welcome here!
The venue will not be serving alcohol, so we can free the nipples! There are no requirements for top coverage. Bottoms need to cover genitals and your butt hole and be a minimum of a g-string. You will not be punished for any accidental slips, though we appreciate your efforts to prevent them in the first place!
Please avoid appropriative content, though we will not be policing anyone's belonging to any race, ethnicity, or marginalized groups. Avoid problematic symbolism, unless used for commentary purposes.
Don't be a dick, ok? (Then again, you can dress as a giant penis if you want to...)
The SPLASH ZONE: You are welcome to physically interact with and dance on audience members in the front row, deemed the Splash Zone! They have purchased more expensive tickets and would love the attention. This is completely optional for the performers, so only do so if you're excited about it!
The Venue & Stage: The venue is the Erickson Theatre Off Broadway in Capitol Hill, Seattle. We're expecting a full house with 141 audience members and 30 performances! There are multiple changing rooms, each with a shower, bathroom, and lit mirrors. There is also a green room where performers can warm up on an X-Stage and watch the show on the stage monitor TV.
The stage area is over 30ft wide and over 20ft deep, but there will be a truss system in place to support the mounted pole. The area inside this truss will be ~16ft wide and 12ft deep. Please do not climb on the truss system though you can lean on it or sit on the portions on the ground level. The stage can be entered at the back from either side.
The Pole: The pole will be a stainless steel, 12ft mounted X-Pole with the modern spin/static X-Lock. Let us know which mode you would like the pole to start on. You may change it during your routine if you want. The pole will be cleaned between performances.
Lights: There will be a music and lights manager, so you can have some control of your lighting arrangement. We will reach out with further options after registration.
The Finale: We ask all performers to stay in costume until the end of the event. For the finale, we'll play music and all the performers will emerge from the wings of the stage, dancing, rolling, walking, and any other form of movement onto the stage. You can stay on the floor, take a turn on the pole, or dance on the Splash Zone. Then everyone can take a bow together and receive their awards and goodie bags!
Photo/Video: You have the option to add on photo, video, or combo package to your registration. For photos, you'll receive 10 professionally shot images from your performance. For video, you'll receive a video of your performance. The combo package offers a discount compared to purchasing them independently. You can purchase photo/video once we have confirmed our photographer and videographer.
Schedule: The show is expected to run for 3 hours, from 6:30-9:30pm, with an intermission. Performers are expected to arrive by 5pm to familiarize themselves with the venue and receive a briefing from the organizer. Performers can arrive as early as 4:15. The performance order will be released 1 week before the event.
Safety: You are responsible for your own safety. Pole for Justice and Positive Spin cannot be held liable for any injury or damage that occurs during or in preparation for this event. Please stick to skills that you've practiced and are confident in. We will have a volunteer who is CPR/FirstAid/AED certified and present in the wings for the duration of the performances. An AED will be present on site.
Privacy: This event will be live and in-person! To protect your privacy, if you provide a stage name, we will only refer to you by that name during the event. We will get your direct permission before tagging you in any media.