Rise Up

About Rise Up

Rise Up is our newest Aerial Divas competition! Rise Up is the final event showcasing the winners and lucky wildcards from Aerial Addiction. Get ready for an evening of incredible aerial silks and lyra performances from our dedicated Divas students as they perform aerial tricks, splits and drops in a show created to inspire and entertain you.

Rise Up 2022: Dates & details

Location: Pole & Aerial Divas Ringwood 
Date: Saturday 10 September 2022 

Video entries open: Tuesday 12 July 2022 
Video entries close: Sunday 7 August 2022
Finalists announced: Monday 15 August 2022 
Tickets on sale: Monday 22 August 2022 

DIVISIONS

Beginner Lyra

Open to beginners students

Intermediate Lyra

Open to intermediate students

Advanced Lyra

Open to advanced prep & advanced 1 students

Elite Lyra

Open to advanced 2 & advanced 3 students

Beginner Silks

Open to beginners 1 & beginners 2 students

Intermediate Silks

Open to intermediate prep & intermediate 1 students

Advanced Silks

Open to intermediate 2 & intermediate 3 students

Aerial Doubles – Lyra

Open to all levels

Aerial Doubles - Silks

Open to all levels

Aerial Teens (Lyra & Silks)

Open to all levels

Little Lyra

Open to all levels

 

ELIGIBILITY 

BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED / ELITE 

  • Must be an enrolled Aerial Divas student in an 8-week syllabus 'level' course in Term 4 and 5 (level you are in for Term 4).
  • You must be an enrolled student at Pole & Aerial Divas*
  • The highest level you have completed, passed or are enrolled in Term 4 is the level you should enter. E.g. If you are doing Advanced Lyra and Intermediate Lyra you would enter the Advanced category
  • This is an Amateur level competition therefore if you have won a National Competition in the past 3 years you are no eligible. If you are unsure please speak with your studio
  • Cannot have been in the Semi Pro division of Miss Lyra
  • Cannot have been in Rising All Stars or All Stars
  • Desk Divas can enter Rise Up
  • Please be aware that your tricks in Rise Up must be suitable to the level you are competing in. Please clarify with your instructors and coaches. You could have points deducted if you include tricks above your level.

TEENS 

  • Must be aged between 13-17yrs old
  • Must be currently enrolled as a Teen Divas student at the of entry and the event.
  • You must be an enrolled student at Pole & Aerial Divas*
  • Please be aware that your tricks in Rise Up must be suitable to the level you are competing in. Please clarify with your instructors and coaches. You could have points deducted if you include tricks above your level.

LITTLE LYRA  

  • Must be aged between 8-12yrs old
  • Must be currently enrolled as a Little Divas student at the of entry and the event.
  • You must be an enrolled student at Pole & Aerial Divas*
  • Please be aware that your tricks in Rise Up must be suitable to the level you are competing in. Please clarify with your instructors and coaches. You could have points deducted if you include tricks above your level.

DOUBLES 

  • Must be an enrolled Aerial Divas student in an 8-week syllabus 'level' course in Term 4 and 5.
  • Open to any level
  • Have not previously won a national competition
  • Cannot have been in Rising All Stars or All Stars
  • Cannot have been in the Semi Pro division of Miss Lyra
  • Desk Divas can enter Rise Up
  • Eg: An individual dancer in the group may have been competing professionally in solos competitions and that is fine. Please email comps@poledivas.com.au for clarification.

Please note, if you are an instructor at another aerial studio but also adhere to the above criteria you are eligible to enter Rise Up.

 

AWARDS 

  • Little Lyra – 1st place 

  • Teen – 1st place 

  • Beginners – 1st place 

  • Intermediate – 1st place 

  • Advanced – 1st place

  • Elite – 1st, 2nd & 3rd place 

  • Sponsors Choice 

 

VIDEO ENTRIES 

Please enter by completing this form: CLICK HERE TO ENTER

  • Your video entry doesn’t have to be the actual show you will perform at Rise Up 

  • Videos must be one take and not edited  

  • Videos are to be a minimum of 1.5min and maximum duration of 5mins.

  • Video entry fee is $15  and can be paid here: CLICK HERE TO PAY ENTRY FEE

  • Finalists will be announced via email and the Aerial Divas main page. 

 

JUDGING CRITERIA 

BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED / ELITE / TEEN / LITTLE LYRA

  • Tricks technique & execution - 10 points
  • Tricks level of difficulty – 10 points
  • Movement & musicality – 10 points
  • Audience connection/showmanship – 10 points
  • Concept – 10 points

TOTAL OUT OF 50 POINTS

DOUBLES

  • Tricks technique & execution – 10 points
  • Tricks creativity /synchronicity – 10 points
  • Movement & musicality – 10 points
  • Audience connection/showmanship – 10 points
  • Concept – 10 points

TOTAL OUT OF 50 POINTS

 

REQUIREMENTS 

MUSIC 

Music tracks can be a maximum length of:

2.5 minutes for Little Lyra & Teens

2.5 minutes for Beginner & Intermediate

3 minutes for Advanced

3.5 minutes Elite and Doubles

  • Music must not contain excessively explicit language. If you are unsure please have approved by the organisers prior to use.
  • Music can be a mix of tracks
  • Will be on a first entered, first approved basis. If two competitors enter with the same music, whoever submitted their entry first will be able to use the track.

COSTUMING & PROPS 

  • No nudity or partial nudity is permitted. No G-strings are permitted. Clothing may be removed during the performance if the minimum costume requirement is maintained. Points will be deducted if you do not follow the costume requirements.
  • Only props able to be taken on/off stage in under 30 secs by 1 person are allowed. Due to safety & storage issues, all props larger than a chair must be pre-approved, as well as props that require excessive clean up.
  • Human Props: Only 2 human props are permitted. Human props must not touch the aerial apparatus and should be an integral part of your show.

APPARATUS & STAGE SPECIFICATIONS 

  • Heights will be fully adjustable
  • Lyra – both 900mm & 950mm in diameter for all divisions besides Little Lyra.
  • Little Lyra – 850mm in diameter
  • Silks – thicker silk will be used. Rigging height of 5m
  • Stage specifications – TBC
  • All Lyras are tabbed Semi Solid with a 1m strap between the hoop and swivel.

 

SPIRIT OF THE COMPETITION AND SHOWMANSHIP 
Rise Up is an in-house student competition created to give Aerial Divas students the opportunity to challenge themselves, perform on stage, experience the process of creating and perofmring a show, and have fun! We feel strongly about maintaining this purpose, so we ask for all students to enter the competition with this in mind. As competitors we want you to maintain the spirit of community and understand how important it is to be kind and supportive to one another, and importantly yourselves. The judges’ decision is final and anyone found to be bringing the decision or the competition into disrepute may be deemed unable to compete in future events, as would unsportsmanlike bad behavior in the lead up to and on the night of the event.