~ Is this competition open to international competitors?

Yes. Anyone in the world can enter to compete in Dance Filthy USA.

~ Is this a women’s only competition?

No. All genders are welcome to enter.

~ Do I have to use the same song or performance in both online and final round?

No. You can use a different song and do a different performance in the final round.

~ Is there a Doubles or Group Division?

No. We are only offering solo divisions at this time.

~ Can I use a human prop?

Yes you can use a human as a prop.

  • Humans are allowed as a prop, and they may touch the pole, but for no more than 30 seconds.  You will be marked down if they touch it longer. Human props must submit application fee, application and performer paperwork if selected.
  • All human props must be pre approved, provide proper ID, and are required to fill out DFUSA paperwork and pay entry fees to perform.

Performers are permitted to use any props, sets, costuming, additional performers, sound effects, performance apparatus or footwear, provided that:

a. the space allows for it physically;
b. it is of a size that can be easily transported on a plane (so that international competitors are not disadvantaged); and
c. it can be set up and completely removed in under 3 minutes.

If any props are to be used, performers must advise us by email.

~ Can I strip down to pasties and a thong?

Yes, however nudity is prohibited. Any exposure (accidental or otherwise) will receive point deductions and possible disqualification. 

~ Are there any movement/trick requirements for the submission video or final round?

No. There aren’t any specific required moves or tricks. The judges are looking for showmanship, stage presence, artistry, and filthy factor! Tricks are good, but Dance Filthy USA emphasizes more performance based routines.

~ Which Division should I apply for?

Amateurs: If you have never won an amateur competition before or competed in a professional level competition, this is the division for you.

If you have won a smaller amateur competition or competed in a professional level competition, but believe that you should still be allowed to compete in amateur, please email DanceFilthyUSA@Gmail.com with details of the relevant competition and your reasons why you think you should be classed as an amateur. Pole dance instructors are allowed to enter the amateur division if they have never won an amateur comp or competed in a professional level competition.

Semi-Pros: If you have never won a Semi-Pro competition before or have competed in a professional level competition, or if you are an instructor, this is the division for you!

Professionals: If you have won an amateur competition or competed in a professional level competition before, then you must enter the professional division.