|Some of the new rules for sanitizing pole are against|
This prop is "unnecessary"... or is it?
MPDA2013 (c) _dChris
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Where does it stop? Do we label our moves in cryptic letters and numbers? Do we limit what costuming, stories, and props pole dancers can use? There comes a point when suddenly you're cutting past the sexy and into the art. If you love the art in pole--the meaningful choreography, the emotion, the expression--that must give you pause. There is a reason we are pole dancers and not gymnasts. Gymnasts do not tell stories and weave dance tapestries out of many disciplines even if they still do produce amazing feats of strength and flexibility.
Pole has always been a community that stands together. Sometimes we might even be a little too close knit. Post to a pole forum about being misunderstood as a "stripper" and you will quickly find an outpouring of support. Those of us with pole friends on social media are never undefended from the callous commentary of supposedly well meaning friends and family. Why should it matter if I love to workout sexy but dance to classical music? I will still stand up for my friends that dance sexy.
|I dare anyone who would call this anything but a sport or athletic to take a step in these heels.|
Pole Waxers University (c) Robin Olson. CC Attribution 2.0 License
It is no easy feat, either. I may never learn to make sultry body waves because it just does not come naturally. Anyone who has something negative to say about my friends who dance in eight-inch heels with chunky platforms should try it. One of the many reasons I do not favor platforms is that I fall off. It takes a tremendous amount of body awareness and balance. If that sounds suspiciously like qualities a ballerina would have it's because it is! The sexy side is one of many valuable, beautiful elements of pole as we love it. As far as I'm concerned it should stay right where it is.