You know, I often hear of girls who pole dance in different countries mention that one must be at least 16 years old to attend classes and then only with a parent’s permission. Do you think this is fair? Should there be a minimum age and if so, why? Before you decide, watch this beautiful dancer, who is only 10 years old.
I’m interested to see what you all think, as there is usually a lot of controversy concerning this topic.
I personally have no problem with younger people pole dancing because it’s for dance and fitness, the same as ballet or gymnastics or any other sport. I don’t see it as anything sexy unless you, personally, deliberately, decide to dance sexy, and then that’s totally okay because it’s up to you
The only thing I will say though is that pole is a relatively new sport and we don’t know yet what kind of impact it has on us after many years of putting a lot pressure on weird places you don’t usually use. So I think that children who aren’t fully developed yet need to be extra careful they don’t do themselves any lasting damage, just like child ballerinas don’t learn to pointe until after they’ve trained for a long time and their toes and ankles are fully formed.
But that’s just me ^^
A few more pics from my studio competition :)
These are so pretty and graceful! =D
I love the DVD! I bought it after I had a workshop with Cleo and I find it just such a tough workout and great for splits training! I never, ever thought I would have a chance at middle splits and now I’m so close, it’s crazy! And I have an oversplit on my good side for front splits and I’m so nearly there on my bad side, just down to the DVD =)
I am! I got the DVD online from Everything Pole Dancing. They’re UK based so the shipping usually isn’t too hefty and it gets to you pretty quick =)
Thank you, love! I’ve been poling for 2 and a half years now and I try to pole twice a week. I also have a pole at home, but I don’t have much space, so I mostly just play around on it =)
Hanka Venselaar at UKPPC 2013. Thanks to jenova-amaranth for putting me onto this one!
She is just so graceful. Also, the move she does at 0.47 is pretty much the Alex Shchukin Elbow Grip (except maybe backwards). Before she takes her bottom hand off, at least because that is crazy pants :P Love it!
Pole was fantastic today! I had to take a week off thanks to a lovely chest infection but I came back with a vengeance and had a seriously bendy day!
First I did something that I have no idea what it’s called, we just call it the Alex Shchukin Elbow Grip, because the ever-so-lovely, bendy, strong Alex Shchukin invented it. It looks really cool and strong! I didn’t manage to get a picture because I was exhausted by the end, but I’ll get one next week!
And I did a Spatchcock! I’ve been really careful with my middle splits after pulling one of the ligaments in my leg attempting Spatchcock about a year ago, but I did it from the floor today without any pesky behind the knee pain. Progress!
And holy butts, I was SO close to a Rainbow Marchenko. I had the positioning down great (which is a miracle in and of itself because my back flexibility SUCKS) but I just didn’t have the grip on my leg and I couldn’t hold it. But just getting my foot anywhere near my face was a massive achievement and I know I’ll have this down by competition time! Squee!
Spatchcock! Next step: up the pole!
I also need to work on getting my body all the way through and flattening it more, that way I can take my hands off when I do it up the pole and look super awesome.
I’m just so glad I can try this again! I managed to give myself a serious injury last year attempting this one, so I’m being extra careful this time
Bendy Kate winning UKPPC Elite category for the second year running
Bendy Kate is just amazing <3 They don’t call her Bendy for nothing! Can I be that bendy one day, please? =)
Daaaamn, I need to make a pathetic, nowhere near bendy enough attempt at some of these. Maybe I’ll get bendier! =D And I really need to work on my oversplit more!
Oh, HALlie, I missed you. I hope you won’t overheat and die any more! =D
Yes, my PC is called HALlie. She’s an evil femputer. Don’t judge