Posts tagged "pole dancing"

Emma Watson Pole Dances Like A Pro In “The Bling Ring”

We got a peek of Emma Watson pole dancing in the teaser trailer for “The Bling Ring,” Sofia Coppola’s new movie about the Los Angeles teens, lead by reality star Alexis Neiers, who broke into the homes of celebs like Paris Hilton to steal their fancy toys. We really required more in-depth visuals to truly asse…

Jessica Wakeman / April 15, 2013

Is Pole Dancing A Sport?

As a girl who defined herself as a ballerina from ages three to 21, I’ve had the argument over whether dancing is a sport or art many times over. I don’t care what any guy friend says: it’s both. Hey, you try and make dancing on your toes look effortless!

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Sarah Gray / January 23, 2013

Pole Dancing For Kids?

A Canadian dance studio has announced that they will offer pole dancing classes for children as young as five. You heard that correctly. Pole dancing FOR KIDS. While this may sound totally inappropriate, Kristy Craig of Duncan’s Twisted Grip Dance and Fitness Studio on Vancouver Island insists that there’s nothing untoward about it. “There i…

Ami Angelowicz / September 7, 2012

Pole Dancing Champ Natasha Wang Skeptical Sport Can Vault Into 2016 Olympics

If the International Pole Sports Federation has its way, pole dancing will be an Olympic sport by 2016. But even some of the sport’s top competitors doubt that will happen.
“My stance has always been that while I support the pole community’s efforts to get pole into the Olympics, I don’t think the general public is ready for…

Huffington Post Weird News / July 29, 2012

Lulu, The Plus Size Pole Dancer, Is My Spirit Animal

A spirit animal is supposed to be someone who encapsulates your essence, your soul, your very spirit. When I saw Lulu the Plus Size Pole Dancer, I knew I had found mine. Even though she’s a bigger girl, Lulu took the stage of “America’s Got Talent” in front of millions of viewers and swung herself…

Jessica Wakeman / June 6, 2012

Evening Quickies: Naya Rivera Pole Dancing Video Leaks

Long before she was on “Glee,” 20-year-old Naya Rivera appeared on Spike TV in a pole-dancing segment of “Wild World Of Spike” called “Every Daddy’s Worst Nightmare.” Dressed like a school girl. And flashing her ta-tas. Oh, Naya, I knew I liked you! Watch the NSFW video at the link. [Perez Hilton
The…

Jessica Wakeman / May 18, 2012

8 Stars Who Are Big Fans Of Pole Dancing

We knew that pole dancing had gone mainstream when soccer moms started talking about it, and we all remember when Miley Cyrus took a stab at it during the 2009 Teen Choice Awards. Since then, pole dancing continues to seduce women by the truckload. The latest celebrity to express her love for the pole? Emma

The Frisky / May 14, 2012

Deborah Roach, One-Armed Pole Dancer, Wins International Championship

At last week’s International Pole Championship in Hong Kong, Australia’s Deborah Roach out-maneuvered her competitors to win first place in her division — with the aid of only one arm.
The championships focus on “pole art,” which emphasizes the fitness and creativity components of pole routines, the International Business Times reported. Read more…

Huffington Post Weird News / March 19, 2012

Male Pole Dancer Wows On “America’s Got Talent”

I have a new favorite contestant on “America’s Got Talent,” one who I think rivals Prince Poppycock in grandeur. His name is Steve Retchless and he is a “pole-fessional.” In other words, he’s a pole dancer. “You don’t usually think of males in pole dancing,” said Howie Mandel after his intro. Steven’s response?

Critics Of Toddlers Pole Dancing Are Such A Buzzkill

A pole dancing class for toddlers offered at a dance studio in England is being attacked by critics who say it’s “promoting sexually precocious behavior” in young kids. But I don’t get what everyone is so worked up about. Isn’t climbing up and down and around a stripper pole just another form of exercise? And…

The Stir / June 18, 2011

Danielle Staub Signs A Contract With Scores

There was a moment on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” last year where Danielle Staub takes a few friends to a pole dancing class. The auspice of this activity was that she felt so violated about the release of her sex tape that she needed to do something to feel good again. She played…

Pole Dancing For Jesus Is The New Christian Workout

 

If you thought pole-dancing died when Miley Cyrus got on the pole, you were wrong. The true death knell is Pole Fitness For Jesus, a pole-dancing class for good Christian ladies in the sleepy town of Old Spring Town, Texas. The women in the Pole Fitness For Jesus class strut in high…

Jessica Wakeman / March 22, 2011

How Pole Dancing Changed My Life

I sat on a purple mat wearing black yoga pants and a long-sleeved shirt across from 10 other women whose faces I couldn’t quite make out. The studio was dark, except for a few fake flickering candles lining the walls and two red-lit lamps. I looked around and counted four armchairs and fives poles. What…

Kimberlee Auerbach / July 30, 2010

Pole Dancing School Begins Offering Classes For Elementary School Kids

And now from the “Things Which Sound Like Something On ’30 Rock’ But Are Actually Real” files: The Up Yer Pole pole dancing school in Scotland has begun offering classes for elementary schoolers ages six to 12. Up Yer Pole calls the lessons “pole fit” classes, alleging they are gymnastics classes with no sexual dancing…

Jessica Wakeman / July 28, 2010

Hungarian Pole Dancer Sets World Record To Promote Gender Equality

I think this is real? And not a joke, like the Hungarian version of The Onion or something? According to a Hungarian website, a porn star-turned-exotic dancer named Alma Pirner (aka Ginger Jones) got together with a bunch of other strippers and set a world record for pole dancing by working the brass pole for…

Susannah Breslin / July 13, 2010

“Human Barbie” Mom Teaches Her 7-Year-Old To Pole Dance

This is one of those stories that you hope is just something from an episode of “30 Rock,” but then you’re, like, Ugh, these people really exist:

Sarah Burge, 50, owns a swingers’ sex party club and is known as the “Human Barbie” for her $600,000-worth of plastic surgery treatments. She’s also the mother…

Jessica Wakeman / June 16, 2010

Quickies: Men Are Getting Their Pole Dancing On & Shakira Goes “Waka Waka”

Pole dancing is the newest fitness craze for men?! And this one guy does it quite well. [The Washington Post]
Can men spot fake orgasms? [Em & Lo]
John Mayer says Twitter is over. What do you think? [E! Online]…

Annika Harris / April 27, 2010

Who Knew You Could Pole Dance To Mazzy Star?

Back when I had a boyfriend, sometimes I would get wild and give him lap dances. Usually, the required playlist was filled with poppy tunes like Britney Spears’ “Slave 4 U” or some raunchy old-school Madonna song. Mazzy Star was typically not on that list, though I did enjoy the occasional sweet roll i…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 19, 2010

Girl Talk: My First Pole Dancing Class

I am not sexy.

That could be the takeaway if you’d been a fly on the pole — er, the wall — at my first pole dancing class this weekend. There are a great many talents I have in this world. But strutting sexy and swirling around a pole are not some of…

Jessica Wakeman / April 12, 2010

Pole Dancing And Other Sports That Lobbied To Be Part Of The 2012 Olympics

If you have been scratching your head trying to figure out the finer points of curling, perhaps you’d be more interested in watching Olympic pole dancers compete for the gold? This is not a joke … competitive pole dancers are lobbying for a spot in the 2012 Olympics. Due to rapid national and international growth,…

Ami Angelowicz / February 22, 2010
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