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NZAPP Details

Beginner, Intermediate, Expert and Open. 
NZAPP offers something for every level of 
pole dancer out there.

The Competition & Entries

This year the Competition will consist of 4 regional heats - Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch.

The grand final will be held in Chirstchurch. 

Regional Heats will consist of 4 Levels and the winner from each section in the regional heats will go through to the final. 

We will be offering an additional place in the final for the best overall performance of the night at each heat, this will be chosen by the judges on which performance they enjoyed the most, so make them fun no matter what level!

Entries will be accepted up to the day before a heat however we can only fit up to 30 competitors into a single heat, first in first served! Anyone can enter any heat.

Multiple Heats in one Location

Some of our more high demand heat locations may have a morning and afternoon heat if there are enough entries. Each heat will usually consist of 30 competitors but can vary from place to place. Check-in with your local heat organisers if you'd like to find out more.

The Poles

Contestants at all heats and finals will perform on a single, 45mm, X-Stage Lite Pole. It is up to the competitor whether they have the pole on static or spin. 


This is an
X-Stage Lite!

The Application Fee

All competitor entries to NZAPP are required to pay a non-refundable $39 Application Fee.

An entry will only be accepted when the entry form is filled out in full along with payment of the Application Fee. If you cancel your place for any reason, do not show up to your heat or are put on the waitlist and do not gain a spot to compete, NZAPP will still retain your Application Fee to cover administration costs.

Waitlisers often end up competing on the day - so make sure you still work on a routine even if you don't nab a spot straight away.

Payment of the Application Fee does not provide entry into NZAPP events as an audience member. However, all successful applicants will be able to attend any NZAPP event in which they are competing for no additional cost. Unsuccessful applicants will need to purchase a ticket separately in order to attend any NZAPP event as an audience member.


Tickets to watch will be available closer to the event dates.

Entering NZAPP

On the entry page, once entries are open, click the button for the heat you wish to enter. This will take you to an entry form to fill in.

Entrants are only allowed to enter one heat each year, so please make sure you only submit one entry to one heat.

Once you've finished the form and hit 'submit' you'll receive an automated "entry received" confirmation email. This is not a confirmation of your spot in the heats - just letting you know we have received your entry. This email will have the details of the bank account for you to deposit your Application Fee into.

Make sure to use your name as the reference when paying your Application Fee. Entries will only be accepted once the Application Fee has been paid.

You'll receive another email once the heat organisers have sorted through all the entries, this can take some time so don't stress if you don't hear back straight away. If you received the 'entry received' email you are on the list! This second email will be whether you've secured a competitor spot in NZAPP or that you have been placed on the waitlist.

Although we cannot guarantee all waitlisters will gain a spot to compete, Waitlisters often end up still getting to compete. Make sure you still work on a routine for the big day!

Who can enter?

NZAPP is aimed at the amateur performers. You must be 18 years of age on the date of your heat.

While this competition is aimed at amateur pole performers and dancers, we still embrace those who have more experience in the performing world, whether that be performing on stage or teaching. However, to keep in line with our goal of creating a welcoming space for beginner polers, facing the stage for their first few times, we have a category for those with more experience.


You will need to enter Open category if you:

  • Teach a pole, aerials or circus specific class

    • more than one hour per week

    • for more than 6 months in the last 12 months

  • Are a paid performer for any sort of dancing, pole, aerials, circus or equivalent

    • Once a week or more

    • For more than 6 months in the last 12 months


If any of the following appies to you, you are ineligible to enter NZAPP:

  • If you have won first place in a professional competition (but congrats on your win!)

  • If you have competed as a solo competitor in competitions above an amateur level e.g., Pole Legends, Pole Inferno (with exception of Floor and Base), Semi-Pro Rapture Pole Competition, Semi-Pro+ Dynasty Pole Competition, Semi-Pro+ Dynasty Pole Competition or other national/international competitions above an amateur level in the last 4 years. With the exception of Expert/Open NZAPP Finals winners who were invited to compete in Pole Legends.


If you have any queries regarding which level you should enter please contact us and we will be happy to discuss and make sure you get into the right level for you.

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