Hoop Icon Competition

HOOP ICON MOVE LISTS WILL BE HERE BY
1ST MARCH 2019 !

Attend our workshops to learn the Hoop Icons!
Or you can learn from our Hoop Icon Move Lists.

Sandton Convention Centre, Maude Street, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Saturday 18th May 2019.
Event time is to be confirmed.

‘Organiser(s)’ refer to the organiser(s) of Pole & Aerial at Arnold Classic Africa 2019.

‘Competitor(s)’ refer to those entering this competition.
‘Hoop or Aerial Hoop’ may be used interchangeably with ‘Lyra or Aerial Lyra’, as Aerial Lyra is another name for the Aerial Hoop.

Competitor Entry Information

Entry fee varies according to when you enter by.
Hoop Icon Entry Deadlines and Payments:
No video entry is required for Hoop Icon.

Early bird entries and payment due by 26th April 2019 – R200

Final entries and payment due by 6th May 2019 – R250

What is Hoop Icon?
It is a new Aerial Hoop/Lyra competition which is taking place within one of the main exhibition halls at Arnold Classic Africa. During this event each competitor will be asked by the judges to perform static Hoop poses from the Hoop Icon Moves List of their specific level. To score highly, the competitor must perform the Hoop moves to set requirements. Competitors will enter the division(s) most suited to their level and learn specific moves provided by the organisers. Competitors will be judged by experienced judges.

Who can take part in Hoop Icon?
Solo presentations only.
Girls, Boys, Women and Men.
The age range for Hoop Icon is:
7 years old – 50+

Hoop Icon Levels/Divisions Include:

Beginner
There are 10 beginner level Hoop moves on the Hoop Icon beginner moves list.

Intermediate
There are 15 intermediate level Hoop moves on the HoopIcon intermediate moves list.

How do I know which Hoop Icon division to enter?
Please look at the Hoop Icon moves lists. You need to be able to perform the moves on the list of your chosen division(s) in order to be successful.
Do check the written requirements carefully because there is lenience/tolerance within the move descriptions. This helps for example, if you cannot do a full split, you can still achieve a ‘splits’ move if you can reach a certain range, or you can still achieve 3 out of 4 marks for a move by satisfying all of the other requirements.
Remember, do not only look at the photo, also read the requirements. You will see this information in the ‘moves lists’.

What happens during Hoop Icon?
Beginner competition information:
Beginner division competitors will be called up on to stage as a group. If the groups are large, they will be subdivided into age groups. Beginner division competitors will compete in two Hoop Icon rounds.
During each round beginner competitors will be asked to perform three moves from the Hoop Icon beginner move list. Each move is chosen at random by the judges.Beginner competitors have the choice to switch out one of their moves on only one occasion during the whole event. The judges will select the replacement move that must be performed.
Each move has to be performed for the audience and judges.
The judges are looking for specific criteria in order to score each movement.
Beginner competitors may have up to 15 seconds to perform each move, and they can only execute the move fully once at which time they will be judged.
There are two rounds of three moves in the Hoop Icon beginner competition. This means that each beginner level competitor will perform six moves from the set list of ten moves.
Photographs of the moves can be shown to the competitor to remind them of the move required.
It does not matter how a competitor gets into a move. They may use any entry they choose, as long as they hold the move for 3 seconds and meet as many of the other move requirements as possible.

Intermediate competition information:
Intermediate division competitors will be called up on to stage as a group. If the groups are large, they will be subdivided into age groups. Intermediate division competitors will compete in three Hoop Icon rounds.
During each round intermediate competitors will be asked to perform three moves from the Hoop Icon intermediate move list. Each move is chosen at random by the judges.Intermediate competitors have the choice to switch out one of their moves on only one occasion during the whole event. The judges will select the replacement move that must be performed.
Each move has to be performed for the audience and judges.
The judges are looking for specific criteria in order to score each movement.
Intermediate competitors may have up to 15 seconds to perform each move, and they can only execute the move fully once at which time they will be judged.
There are three rounds of three moves in the Hoop Icon intermediate competition. This means that each intermediate level competitor will perform nine moves from the set list of fifteen moves.
Photographs of the moves can be shown to the competitor to remind them of the move required.
It does not matter how a competitor gets into a move. They may use any entry they choose, as long as they hold the move for 3 seconds and meet as many of the other move requirements as possible.

Can I enter from another country?
Yes, both local and international competitors are invited to take part. International competitors are responsible for their own visa, travel and accommodation requirements. We can offer guidance on where to stay in the area.

Does is matter which studio I train at and what if I do not belong to a studio?
Everyone is welcome to enter on behalf of themselves or any studio! If you want to come and advertise your studio at the event please talk to the organisers.

What is required to enter Hoop Icon?
Entry form, payment, ID copy or passport copy, parental consent if under 18. No video entry is needed for Hoop Icon.

Can I enter more than one division at Hoop Icon?
Yes you can enter more than one division if you choose to and you are able to do the moves. This competition is about personal improvement, you are awarded individually based on your achievement and not against other competitors in the event. Each entry will require a new entry form and payment.

Equipment and Stage
Hoop Icon will take place at the Pole & Aerial stage at Arnold Classic Africa. The Hoop/Lyra will be a single tab, powder coated, 32cm diameter metal tube, 90cm diameter Hoop/Lyra size. There will be at least 3m clearance all around the Hoop/Lyra.

Do I need to bring music for Hoop Icon?
No you do not. The organisers may play background music only.

What costume/clothing should I wear?
Competitors should wear a sporting costume that is suitable for aerial Hoop.
Shorts or leggings may be worn. Competitors must perform barefoot or competitors may wear ankle guards if approved by the organisers. Competitors must fully cover their groin, gluteal folds, breasts and cleavage (excluding male competitors who may perform topless).
Make-up and costume must be age appropriate for competitors under 18.
No rings are to be worn by competitors at any time while performing or competing.No jewellery is to be worn by competitors at any time while performing or competing.
Hoop Icon competitors are not judged on their costume, but may be excluded if their costume is deemed to be inappropriate.
If you have any concerns about your costume, please contact an organiser for prior approval.

Photography/Filming
Competitors agree to be filmed throughout the competition at the venue before, during and after competing and at any time they perform or rehearse on stage.
All photography and footage remains the property of Arnold Classic Africa and the organisers.
Competitors agree that all photography and footage can be used by Arnold Classic and the organisers for promotional, advertising and commercial purposes.
Individual competitor photos may be available for sale after the event. The photographer will contact the competitors individually.

Grip Aids and Grip Enhancers

We recommend Infinity Grip

The following products are acceptable:
Chalk based grips like liquid chalk, powder chalk, Infinity Grip, Dry Hands, Mighty Grip etc.
Gloves may be worn.
Grip enhancers that leave a residue on the Hoop that cannot be easily cleaned off may not be used.
Competitors may re-apply grip aids and/or use a towel to wipe the pole/their hands in between performing moves, if they can do so within the allotted time-frame (15 seconds per move).

Leading up to the Finals

All final competitors will receive communications directly from the organisers in the run up to the event. This will include MC information deadlines, schedules, event details, entering the exhibition and other necessary information.

Hoop Icon Judging

Judges will award competitors from 1-4 points per Hoop Icon move.
Judges and organisers have the right to stop a presentation at any time due to breach of Rules and Regulations, health and safety concerns or for any other reason.
In the interest of fairness, at least two judges will judge each Hoop Icon competitor.
Whenever possible judges will not judge their own students, friends or family members.
The judges’ decision is final and may not be entered into.Judges and competitors may not be in contact before or during the event.
Any queries must be directed to the organisers or the person assigned by organisers.
Competitors may request to receive a copy of their scorecards after the competition.
The overall results may be made public at the discretion of the organisers.

Example Scorecard for one Hoop Icon Move

(Image credit Spin City)
This is just an example. Please see Hoop Icon Move Lists for final moves.
Delilah 2 (Beginner Hoop Icon)  MAX.
POINTS
Contact points are; hook of one knee including upper calf
and lower thigh area, and the opposite hand. 
1 point 
Both legs are bent and both feet are pointed.  1 point 
Body is inverted (head is below the level of the hips) 1 point 
Back is arched, opposite hand holds outside ankle or foot
behind the back. 
1 point 
Held for 3 seconds  Compulsory
TOTAL POINTS

How many winners will there be and what are the prizes?
In this competition scores are awarded by percentage once a competitor’s scores have been tallied.
86%-100% = Gold Award & Arnold Classic Africa 2019 Medal.
70%-85% = Silver Award Arnold Classic Africa 2019 Medal.
60%-69% = Bronze Award Arnold Classic Africa 2019 Medal.
Less than 60% = Certificate of participation.

Competitor Rules and Regulations
The following Rules and Regulations form part of the agreement entered into by all competitors taking part in Hoop Icon.
Any breach of Rules and Regulations results in competitor disqualification.
Competitors under 18 years old must be chaperoned by a parent or guardian who must pay for their own entry to the exhibition.
The competitor must submit a copy of a valid ID document/ Passport upon entry.
Payments for Hoop Icon entry must be received by the deadline in order to enter the competition.
Drugs and alcohol are prohibited before and during the competition and at the prize-giving ceremony.
Nudity and sexually explicit actions are prohibited during performances and at all times during the event.
Respectful treatment of other competitors, judges, organisers, venue staff, helpers and spectators is expected at all times.Medals will be awarded at the end of the event at prize-giving. All competitors must be present at prize-giving in their competition clothing.
All competitors must be available for photos and media at the event. All competitors must be willing to represent the the competition and all affiliated parties/sponsors in a positive light before, during and after the competition.
All competitors must observe Costume and Grip Aid Rules.
The judges’ decision is final and may not be entered into.
Competitors may not be knowingly pregnant on the day of competition. Competitors must show up on time. If late, participation may be refused.
No refunds for entry fees are given under any circumstances.

Rights of the Organisers
Organisers reserve the right to:
Record the competition and distribute the material.
Eliminate videos or photographs that are unsuitable for publication.
Change the judging criteria and division information.
Change the Rules and Regulations. Changes made to Rules and Regulations can be made up until one week before the competition. Written notice must be provided to the competitors to inform them of the changes.
The organisers do not take responsibility for any loss, damages or injury to the competitors when training for the competition, or on the day of the competition.

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