Pole dancing is getting popular in the US, Europe as well as Australia. Some marketing gurus have called pole dancing class as “fitness with a vertical pole” to get rid of the negative public’s perception towards the class. Similar with yoga classes, some studios are targeting parents to send their kids to pole dancing class for kids. The interesting question here is – If you have daughters, will you allow them to join the class, even the instructors insist that no sexual moves are taught?
I am not a parent yet, so it may be unfair for me to say that parents who stop kids from joining pole dancing are bad. It is sometimes important to set a boundary. Let’s admit that kids are inquisitive. They are curious about new things. They may explore more. Kids like to play. Kids like to dance too. Be it ballet, belly dance or even pole dancing.
Before jumping into decision, if we let the kids learn belly dance and yoga, why not pole dancing? Belly dance and yoga are not so sexual? Look at the revealing clothes worn by belly dancer and imagine the doggie lookalike pose used in yoga, you get the ideas? Ahem.
May be, adults are the one who think this way by seeing sex in daily position. For kids, what they want is to have fun. Kids will not know the bad perception associated with pole dancing. They probably think that it is a fireman’s pole.
Some may argue that we may be able to stop the kids from doing what they not supposed to do at young age, but when they grow up and want to be stripper, they will be the one who decide whether they take the class or not. Therefore, the pole will not decide one’s career or lead to promiscuity. It is a person’s personality. True enough, but I am still not totally convinced with pole dancing for kids.
If I were a father, will I allow my daughter, aged less than 12, to join a pole dancing class? Probably agreeing to let her take the class, I will encourage her to consider other fitness classes. I do not deny the fact that pole dancing build good upper body strength and flexibility, but I rather get her joining outdoor games. I just feel not the right thing to do by sending a message to my girl that it is fine to dance with arousing position. Britney Spear and Beyonce dance moves in the concert have already confused many teenage girls. We do not need another pole dancing class.
What say you?
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