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

Jessica Wakeman | April 15, 2013 - 11:40 am

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…

Sarah Gray | January 23, 2013 - 2:20 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | September 7, 2012 - 2:40 pm

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…

Huffington Post Weird News | July 29, 2012 - 3:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 6, 2012 - 1:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 18, 2012 - 6:00 pm

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…

The Frisky | May 14, 2012 - 9:00 am

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…

Huffington Post Weird News | March 19, 2012 - 5:50 pm

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…

Kate Torgovnick/ | June 24, 2011 - 4:20 pm

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…

The Stir | June 18, 2011 - 4:30 pm

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…

Kate Torgovnick/ | May 17, 2011 - 1:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 22, 2011 - 1:20 pm

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,…

Kimberlee Auerbach | July 30, 2010 - 1:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 28, 2010 - 11:30 am

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…

Susannah Breslin | July 13, 2010 - 1:10 pm

“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,…

Jessica Wakeman | June 16, 2010 - 4:20 pm

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

Annika Harris | April 27, 2010 - 9:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 19, 2010 - 5:10 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2010 - 3:00 pm

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?

Ami Angelowicz | February 22, 2010 - 7:00 pm