The first time someone told me about the new sport of pole dancing, I thought of nearly naked ladies in sleazy bars. But, the sport is now way more than that. There’s even a US Pole Dance Federation and talk of a “test” in the London 2012 Olympics in the goal of making it a true Olympics sport.
And…it’s not just for women anymore. The Wall Street Journal just reported on the annual World Pole Dance finals in Budapest with 7 men competing in the event for the very first time. Check out this video of the men’s event.
There’s a place in the Orlando area that offers pole dancing and chair dancing (do you remember the 1983 Flash Dance movie with Alex Owens?…I loved that movie). No, I haven’t yet tried it (you’ll be the first to know…I wonder how many 50+ ladies have tried??) but I do respect the strength that is needed for the sport. Are any of you pole dancing? Love to hear from you. Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.