For the third consecutive year the Mother City will play host to – we’re just going to put it out there – THE BEST damn pole dance competition on the national calendar, The Pole Factor 2017!

For those of you who aren’t aware… (have you been living under a rock?!) The Pole Factor is an annual competition that celebrates the athleticism and artistry of pole dance with showcases across four different genres of pole dance including;

  • Pole Acrobat – the sporty side of pole; strength, power, agility and athleticism
  • Pole Artiste – the artistic side of pole; expression, interpretation and movement
  • Pole Provocateur – the exotic side of pole; sensual, heels and flexibility
  • Pole Duets – doubles on the pole; two dancers incorporating any of the three styles above

It’s open to amateur and professional levels, male and female, national and international contestants; and each year promises to be bigger and better than the last.

This year, we’ll see you at the Nassau Centre, Groote Schuur High School in Newlands on Saturday, 2 December from 7PM – diarise the date. Or better yet, get to Quicket and buy your tickets now so you don’t forget. Last year’s tickets were sold out in a flash, resulting in quite a few despondent souls feeling very sorry for themselves indeed, so don’t say we didn’t warn you… the FOMO is real.

Twenty finalists have been announced for 2017 and at the end of the night only eight will walk away with titles. But before we officially announce this year’s finalists here, let’s give one last round of applause to our 2016 champions:

Pole Artiste Amateur – Vanya Keren

Pole Artiste Professional – Hedwig Taylor

Pole Acrobat Professional – Tammy Smith

Pole Provocateur Amateur – Dani van Zyl

Pole Provocateur Professional – Leda Wright

Pole Duets – Sherry Bremner and Chantal Nell

You can go back and watch everyone’s performances on our YouTube channel.

Judges for 2017 will be announced over the next few weeks and, of course, we’re delighted to once again to have X-Pole South Africa and Fria’s Superfoods on board as sponsors.


So, here we go… wishing you guys and gals all the best as our finalists for 2017:

To keep track of The Pole Factor news follow @thepoleproject and @thepolefactor on Facebook, @thepoleproject on Twitter, @thepoleproject on Instagram, #ThePoleFactor #TPF2017 across social media and find our event on Facebook: The Pole Factor 2017


See you there 😊