Dancing School Includes Pole Dancing For Girls Aged 5 through twelve...WHT To Tap Dancing?????

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  1. teehee

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    Pole dancing classes for kids: Outrageous or no big deal?


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    Wondering what activities to sign your kids up for this fall? Well, there’s soccer, dancing, piano, karate. Or hey, how about pole dancing?

    Twisted Grips, a “dance and fitness studio” in the Canadian town of Duncan, BC has added a new class to its schedule this year: Little Spinners. Aimed at grade schoolers, the class so far has four kids aged 5-12 years old enrolled to learn the basics of pole dancing.

    The internet has of course exploded with outrage since news of the junior pole dancing class went viral, but Twisted Grips owner Kristy Craig insists there’s nothing wrong with it: “[It’s] aimed at climbing and holding,” she says. “I’m not teaching them any sexual moves.”

    Ms. Craig adds that she only created the course because there was a demand for it: “My existing students were asking about it for their children. They were saying, ‘My daughter plays on my pole at home all the time, I’d love her to actually learn how to do things properly and not hurt herself.”

    Yes, you read that right. It would seem that there really are moms with stripper poles at home who are concerned that their young daughters just don’t have the proper technique. In the immortal words of Liz Lemon: What the what?

    Now yes, I understand that pole dancing is an artform that is not entirely restricted to strip bars. It’s enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years and is, as Ms. Craig points out, “a fitness and an athletic sport.” There has even been talk of making pole dancing – the fully clothed version, that is – an Olympic sport.

    And while there are many out there who are aghast at the idea of kids pole dancing, there are almost as many who insist it’s no big deal, comparing it to a gymnastics class or aerial silks training. As Tammy Morris, president of the Canadian Pole Fitness Association, says: “[Children] have no association with it or think there is anything wrong or bad about it. That’s an adult putting that on them.”

    Perhaps she has a point, but I still just can’t get on board with this. Because when someone mentions pole dancing my first though isn’t of the 2016 Olympics, it’s of a neon sign flashing “GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS!” I’d guess that I’m not alone in that. It may be a killer workout, but one look at the Twisted Grips’ own course roster – “Sexy Flexy,” “Babes on Bikes, “Bunny Bootcamp” – shows that for now the pole is still all wrapped up in sex.
     
  2. Jayla

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    The depravity of humanity never ceases to effin shock me.
     
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    Why are these people sexualizing children? :facepalm:
     
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    Why in the world would you click on a spoiler tag in an underage girl thread? :no:

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    You know in Florida, this is part of the common core..
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    Billion things for kids to do and learn these days, but pole dancing really?
     
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    Shame on these parents that let the kids go and call it an "art form"..
     
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    Why isn't that owner and all of it's like minded ilk arrested for sexualizing children.............WTF?
     
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    I always love "children have no association with it being sexual, adults do" arguments.

    As if children associate any behaviors as negative until adults impart lessons on them.

    I mean, children don't associate creeper internet predator buying them a plane ticket as sexual either. Adults do because they're fucking adults, not dumbshit kids.
     
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    Unfortunately, I think children know pretty early what a stripper pole is..
     
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    With today's economy. Stripping might be the only job they can get. Start'm young.
    Sarcasim, for those who think I'm serious.
     
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    It's like those kiddie beauty pagents. Moms dress their kids like sexy adults. What are they thinking?
     
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    They grown up hard and fast in Duncan, British Columbia......

    Just think of this as the junior league for pole dancers; they got to learn those skills early in life if they're going be be any good at it.
     
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    Now it makes sense.
     
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