Competition Team

Established in 2012, The Vertitude has prided itself in our ability to support our athletes in all their performance needs.

2019 Vertitude Summer Competition Team Coming Soon

The cost to join the Competition Team is a one-time enrollment fee of $TBD thru 6/10/19

If you have a current Vertitude Membership at the time of purchase you’ll receive the following discount on your comp team enrollment:
Basic Member       - $60 off the enrollment (in addition to your membership)*
Standard Member   - $80 off the enrollment (in addition to your membership)*
Platinum Member - $160 off the enrollment (in addition to your membership)*

Visit PRICING to learn about our memberships.

Please note: The cost of Competition Team does not include PSO US Nationals Pole registration fee or any other competition registration fee. Please visit to register for PSO US Nationals.


What You Get:

  • Unlimited Open Pole sessions from the day you sign up until the day of the competition. We have dozens of regularly scheduled open poles sessions weekly. If you sign up early, you'll get more than 2 months of included open pole!!!

  • Special Single or two person Open Pole sessions exclusive to Comp Team members only.

  • 2hr dedicated weekly practice time with your teammates and coaches Sun afternoons from 3:30pm-5:30pm.

  • A Mock Competition w/ Judges Round Table featuring actual current / former PSO Judges, who will give you feedback and scores just like you'll get on competition day.

  • Professional Audio Editing service for your comp team music.

  • 25% Discount on Grip Aids and Vertitude branded apparel.

  • Discounts on Private Sessions with Comp Team Coaches and participating Vertitude Instructors.

  • A welcome packet chock full of preparational materials, information, and a calendar that maps out exactly where you should be in your training as well as other important competition deadlines. (Delivered to you via e-mail)

  • The encouragement and support of your fellow polers!

  • All of the twerking!

What we expect of you:

  • You MUST be registered for PSO US Nationals or another approved spring competition before their sign up deadline.

  • List The Vertitude as your affiliated studio for the competition (You MAY represent another studio in addition to The Vertitude. PSO allows up to two studio affiliations. However, you must list The Vertitude FIRST.)

  • Attend required practice times and abide by the general deadlines set in place by your coaches / PSO / competition committee.

  • Wear a Vertitude branded item (such as a warm-up jacket) during awards ceremonies and at any time that you are a spectator.

  • Always support your fellow competitors.

  • Play nice. Be a good sport.

  • Tag The Vertitude in all social media announcements regarding the competition and any rehearsal/class photos or videos.

  • Maintain your current or higher membership level if you received a discount on your competition team fee*.

Important dates:

TODAY : Enroll and begin using your Unlimited Open Pole Sessions. Questions? email
Jun 10 : PSO & Comp Team registration deadline
Jun 17 : Official Comp Team coached sessions begin / informative session
July 14 : Informal peer run-through
July 28: Mock Competition & Judges Round Table
Aug 8 : Final Dress Rehearsals
Aug 10-11: US National Pole Championships (SF)

Other specific competition deadlines and coach suggested deadlines will be outlined in your competitor's packet calendar.

*If membership level is not maintained, the discount will be charged back. 

Questions? Email

I never imagined I would advance so fast, but with national champion instructors and all the support you could wish for, I was able to accomplish much more than I dreamed ... The training process, with all of the ups and downs, made me love my pole family that much more and it brought me to a whole new level of respect for those who do put themselves out there for others to watch.
— Alisa RQ, 2015 Pacific Pole L4 Dramatic Champion

Team spirit

Available during peak regional competitions, Competition Team allows competitors to receive the support, encouragement, and valuable feedback whenever they need. Our weekly feedback sessions with staff contribute to both individual development as well as fostering camaraderie. 

World Class Coaching

Our competitors have access to elite instruction, to coaches and choreographers, open training hours, and the support of our in-house staff of nationally recognized champions and performers. 

We provide all level of athletes and performers opportunities to pursue their passion for dance. 
Whether your aim is to experience your first on stage performance, supplement your practice with more hands-on training, or medal in competition, we can help you get there. 


We boast over 3000 square feet of training space – complete with professional rigging and performance grade apparatuses. Furthermore, there is ample floor space and lighting controls available to simulate your stage. The studio is also available for open booking. Contact info@thevertitude for rates and availability.

The Vertitude L.A. Competition Team History


  • US National Pole Championships - San Francisco, CA

  • Pacific Pole Championships - Los Angeles, CA

  • Golden Gate Pole Championships - San Francisco, CA


  • US National Pole Championships - North Hollywood, CA

  • Pole Theater USA - Atlanta, Georgia

  • Pacific Pole Championships - Los Angeles, CA

  • Golden Gate Pole Championships - San Francisco, CA


  • Northwest Pole Championships - Seattle, WA

  • US National Pole Championships - North Hollywood, CA

  • Pacific Pole Championships - Los Angeles, CA


  • US National Pole Championships - Seattle, CA

  • National Aerial Pole Art Championships - Los Angeles, CA

  • Pacific Pole Championships - Los Angeles, CA


  • US National Pole Championships - Redondo Beach, CA

  • National Aerial Pole Art Championships - Los Angeles, CA

  • Pole Theatre USA - Denver, CO

  • Pacific Pole Championships - Los Angeles, CA


  • California Pole Dance Championships - Los Angeles, CA

  • National Aerial Pole Art Championships - Los Angeles, CA

  • SuperShag Pole Fitness Championships - Boston, MA

  • Pacific Pole Championships - Los Angeles, CA


  • US National Pole Championships - Las Vegas, NV

  • Pacific Pole Championships - Los Angeles, CA


  • 2012 Pacific Pole Championships - Los Angeles, CA