Pole Dancing for Kids

on Aug 09, 2010 @ 04:52 pm

I saw this article recently and I was outraged by it.  I cannot understand why anyone would put their child into a pole-dancing class.  But I wanted to see if I was the only one.  Please have a look at this article and let me know if you agree or disagree.

http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Pole dancing studios offering classes children/3345668/story.html

16 Replies

Horrified! on Aug 09, 2010 @ 08:12 pm

I am appalled and would never allow my child to go to such a class.

Before anyone wants to get on me about being narrow minded, let's break down the claims one by one:

1) "The only Tantra classes [that are] open [to underage children] are Sexy Flexy, Pussycat Dawls and Promiscuous Girls." Catch these names? Not. Harmless. The article mentiones 7-year-old girls taking such classes. 7.

2) ""It's just another form of exercise, and an awesome core workout ... You should see [Kennedy's] little abs -- they're rockin'." Since when should a 7-year-old child's abs be rockin'? Body image no-no.

3) [The owner] "acknowledges that the activity is steeped in sexual history, but nonetheless, thinks any moral panic around its instruction to young people is misplaced." Your child may not know what it's all about but anyone they show off their newfound acrobatics surely will. Is this any different from the oversexed clothing currently being marketed to toddlers? Every dumb@ss knows that's just wrong, no matter where you're from.

Oh goodie, these kids now know how to pull their feet up over their head. That's a marketable skill and certainly will get them much further than soccer team or - heaven forbid - ballet.

No, my child would not be allowed to take these classes. End of story.

pole dancing for kids on Aug 11, 2010 @ 12:14 am

Are you serious?? This is just sick and wrong. Lets let kids be kids and leave stripper dancing for the ho's in the nightclubs up on the pole. And society wonders why kids are so messed up today !!!!!!!

Ali de Bold
Wow, better start 'em early! on Aug 11, 2010 @ 02:33 pm

While pole dancing classes these days are more about exercise than stripping, I do not think this is a good idea for children. What's next??

Disgusted! on Aug 14, 2010 @ 02:27 am

I don't understand this. The lady made the comment that the kids don't associate this with anything sexy but come on their kids their not going to this is about the adults letting this happen. I think this is sad very sad you know kids know a lot more these days than when we were growing up. Alot more!!!

Sad on Aug 19, 2010 @ 08:58 am

I have a 10 yr old sister whom I obviously love to pieces, and to think that girls even YOUNGER than her are being subjected to things like this, and by their parents no less, is just heartbreaking. It definitely sends all of the wrong messages.......it's just so inappropriate! Being more educated about sex at earlier ages than past generations is one thing - but putting your kids into sexually provocative situations is completely out of line. It seems pretty sick to me, like tell me how is this any different than child pornography?

"I challenge anybody who has anything to say about it being a bad thing or a sexual thing or 'How can you let your child do this?' to get up on the pole and try to pull their legs over their head."

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Pole dancing studios offering classes children/3345668/story.html#ixzz0x3WV3gc8

How does that justify anything?! I really question why anyone at all would need to be able to lift their legs over their head for anything other than 'adult' activities (lol).

exactly! on Aug 19, 2010 @ 10:51 am

I'm sure that being able to lift your legs above your head will get you very far in life indeed. Forget Girl Scouts or violin lessons - that's just so 1950s.

I guess that just makes me a prude!

WHAT...You've got to be kidding on Aug 23, 2010 @ 01:26 pm

Their is sooo many more productive activities out there for kids such as sports, swimming, riding lessons, dirt biking, yoga. Why anyone would even think about letting their children do this, is absolutely disgusting.

OMG! on Aug 24, 2010 @ 10:19 am

Why can't we let kids be just kids? The innocence of being a kid is disappearing as the world gets more and more crazy. I agree with what jessicawalsh is saying - really can't we find more productive activities for our kids?


I take pole dance classes on Aug 28, 2010 @ 07:53 pm

And where it is a lot of fun and a really great workout, I don't think this is a good activity for children. It's like sexy yoga/pilates (and I doubt kids these days need to be in touch with their "sexy" side). Why not start them off with children's yoga classes or aerobics?

pole dancing for kids - eeew! on Sep 03, 2010 @ 11:08 am

what?!! that is so yuck....we're happy with our salsa babies and mommy & me yoga classes, thanks:)

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