Monday, July 30, 2012

July posts for The Pole Dancing Shop

Here are my contributions to for July:

Discussing Categories of Pole Dance

There has been a push by some to take the "sexy" out of pole and create a fitness or tricks based style of vertical gymnastics in order to get our sport into the Olympics.  That got us at The Pole Dancing Shop talking about different styles of pole dance.  For the purpose of this blog, we are going to talk about these styles: Pole Fitness/Sport, Pole Dance/Artistic, Pole Erotic and Pole Exotic.  Please understand these are only opinions.  We understand this may be a hot button issue and welcome comments from all sides.  But please remember to keep it respectful because we are all beautiful pole dancers and we should support each other's styles!

Read the rest of the story HERE.

World Pole Sport Championships - London 2012

On July 19th and 20th, just days before the 2012 Summer Olympics were scheduled to open, the International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) hosted the World Pole Sports Championship in London.  The goal of the competition was to lay the groundwork to eventually get pole fitness into the Olympics: "Far from being just about pole dancing, pole sports or 'vertical gymnastics,' requires strength, athleticism, creativity, and grace.  And pole sports athletes across the world are ready to get their sport recognized by the greatest sporting event in the world, the Olympic Games."

Read the rest of the story HERE.

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