Checklist for pole dance competition contestants

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A checklist from Pole in Style for those who are competing in a pole dance competition. Use this list to make sure you bring important items with you.

Must have items:

 Costume
 Competition documents – Forms, ID, insurance
 Music – Check whether you need it on CD or USB
 Grip products – Put your name on them to avoid confusion back stage
 Make up
 Hair styling products & electronics
 Accessories and props for your performance
 Workout clothes to keep you warm while waiting for your turn
 Food and water
 Phone, charger and headphones so you can mentally rehearse while waiting
 Sewing kits and fashion tape to fix your costume in case something goes wrong
 Money in case you need to buy something


Nice-to-have items:

 Back-up costume
 Baby wipes and towels to wipe yourself down in case you get sweaty
 Slippers to wear backstage
 Yoga mat, blocks, rubber bands, foam roller for warm up
 Back stage assistant: someone to help you with hair & makeup and provide you with moral support, if allowed by the organizer
 Books/magazines/tablets so you have something to do while waiting back stage
 Post competition outfit: Some competitions do have an after party afterwards
 Band aids
 Makeup remover, especially if you are going to apply a lot of makeup for your performance
 A bag to put all your stuff in, preferably with lock on it


Download a printable version of this checklist here

Are you preparing for your next pole dance competition? Check out our Pole Dance Competition Prep Guide, which will be launched in 2019. The guide will provide you with useful tips for your next competition, including music, choreography and flow, training program, overcoming stress and anxiety, injury prevention and much more. Pre-order by 30th April 2019 to receive a discount on the guide.

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