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The Pole Room NZ is proud to present Wildfire Amateur Pole Competition 2024, Sunday 17 March, Wellington, New Zealand 

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Wildfire Amateur Pole Competition is a fun, inclusive show that draws upon the incredible pole dance talent found throughout New Zealand. We are looking for entertaining performers to get up on stage and show us their skills. We endeavour to offer something a bit different from other pole competitions run in New Zealand. Think of Wildfire as the little sister to our fabulous long-running competition Pole Inferno!

We will include as many dancers from varied backgrounds and different levels as we can. Emphasis will be placed on new performers and relatively inexperienced performers. If you have performed in student showcases or NZAPP this is the competition for you. It is also suitable for first-time performers. 


Pole fitness students, pole dance teachers, exotic dancers and new performers are all welcome to enter. We welcome all genders. Very experienced performers should enter Pole Inferno instead. 

Doubles and group submissions are welcome and will compete in a separate category.

In 2024 we will be running four categories:

1. Pole Open: Theme 1: "The Future is Here"
2. Pole Open: Theme 2: "Paint Me Baby One More Time"
3. Pole No Inverts: "Pop Hits & Misses"
4. Doubles & Group pole category - All the themes! ("The Future is Here", "Paint Me Baby" & "Pop Hits & Misses")

Wildfire takes place over three shows on Sunday 17th March 2024. Times of the three shows have not been decided yet. Our venue is Te Auaha in central Wellington and is a privately run, ticketed event.

The poles are two X-Stages one set to Static and one set to Spin. (Other pole settings will be available for the group category). The stage is large and very suitable for floorwork.

Winners from the two "Open" and "No Inverts" categories will get automatic entry to Pole Inferno held later in 2024.

More prizes to be announced closer to the date. 

Scroll down for Entry details


Wildfire 2024 Entries open now - Close midnight Saturday 13th January 2024

Date of the competition is Sunday 17th March 2024

Four categories:

1. Pole Open: theme one: "The Future is Here" (Technology) - Dance, flow and audience appeal are paramount. Suitable for pole students and enthusiasts with intermediate and advanced pole skills. There will be a variety of skill levels in this category. This category is themed

Time of show on Sunday 17th March TBC

2. Pole Open: theme two: "Paint Me Baby One more time" (Art and Painting) - Same as above with a different theme

Time of show on Sunday 17th March TBC

3. Pole No Inverts: "Pop Hits & Misses" (Pop Music)

Dance, flow and audience appeal are paramount. Suitable for pole students and enthusiasts with beginner abilities. Pole work is limited to upright moves, climbs and holds (ie, no inverts) - All spins and floorwork allowed. Handstands and headstands allowed. This category is themed

Time of show on Sunday 17th March TBC

4. Doubles & Group pole category

NZ's first group pole division gives groups the opportunity to compete in their own category. The same criteria as Pole Open apply. ie, contestants will display dance ability, flow, originality and pole skills. Groups of 2-8 people will be considered. 

(Theme is a choice of "The Future is Here" "Paint Me Baby One more time" and "Pop Hits & Misses"

Time of show on Sunday 17th March TBC


Please email your entry to

We require:

1. Your name, address and pole studio (if applicable)

2. What category do you want to be in? A short description of what you plan to do. (Give us an idea of your concept)

3. A video of you dancing (Some suitable options are a link to a short YouTube video. A link to your pole Instagram account. Videos of you dancing in a group choroegraphy class. We want to see how you move)

4. Entry fee of $35. We will email you details after you have entered

5. Doubles & Group Pole category - Please enter once as a group, listing all names, concept and links to videos or pole Instagram accounts of each member. If it is a large group and not all members have videos just include as many as you can. Doubles will pay $50 and groups will pay $70 entry fee.

We will announce the successful entrants a few days after the entries close. Entries close at midnight Saturday 13th January 2024

Some advice about entries

We are looking for fresh, new performers with unique and quirky concepts! 

All levels will be considered. We love supporting beginners and there is also plenty of room for higher level polers.

The "No Invert" category is suitable for beginners.

The two "Open" categories are suitable for intermediate and advanced polers: If you want to go upside down - these are the categories for you.

Pole instructors are welcome to apply (very experienced people would be better suited for Pole Inferno.)

A category where experienced pole dancers and instructors could enter is in the group category. A scenario where a very experienced pole dancer or instructor performs in a group routine is welcome.

Please note: We will do our best to fit you into the category you desire, but we might offer you a spot in a different category if appropriate

Please email your entry to


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