Pole Dancing: The New Pilates?

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5 Responses

  1. Patrick S. O'Donnell says:

    With a daughter in college I can say that I hope you’re NOT wrong. There must be some connection here between the ubiquitousness of pole dancing in strip clubs as background shots or worked into the story lines of so many movies and tv shows. (Some) women have clearly internalized this image as something essential to what men ardently desire and fantasize about and of course there’s the (apparent) widespread belief that fantasies are to be acted out, not sublimated….

  2. Joel says:

    I’m trying to figure out where the “new” comes from – I’ve had female friends taking these sort of classes for close to ten years. They all say the same thing: it’s a lot of fun; it’s a bit risque (which is part of the fun) along the lines of latin dancing; and it’s a great way to get in shape. All of the women I know who have done it have cited the difference between the fun in the dance workout (compared to aerobics) as the main reason they want to do it.

  3. Nate Oman says:

    Call me a puritan, but I hope that my daughter gets into soccer…

  4. There isn’t a single form of dance that is not meant to draw attention to the form and movement of the body. As Joel pointed out, Latin dance, among others is sensual.

    For those of you who don’t understanD – it’s very simple. It’s fun. Just as fun as any form of dance or sport.

    Some women do it to get in shape, some because they actually LIKE the sensual aspect of it and women ARE free to enjoy sensuality for the pleasure it gives themselves and are not all naive enough to believe that their only purpose is in satisfying men. Sometimes we really do enjoy sex too!

    Based on the cheers and laughter in my classes, which do not have men present to watch like some strip club, they are doing this for themselves and because it’s fun!

    Put your teenage daughters in soccer…but allow adult women to make their decisions and choose how to spend their time and money.

  5. Tammy Cannon says:

    Pole dancing is a great way to keep fit its fun, its a little sexy,and alot of work as a married woman i think its good for a woman to be confident and to know she can be sexy for her husband. could possibly be the solution for so much cheating