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Pole Dancing For Little Girls
Showbiz: it always pays to start early. An exercise studio in British Columbia wants to help children get that leg up—literally. Twisted Grip Dance and Fitness is offering a class called “Little Spinners” that teaches little girls and boys how to pole dance. Predictably, controversy followed.
Owner Kristy Craig insists the class is about fitness. She’s not about teaching the children any “sexual moves.” But she concedes that that the class draws from the adult classes with names like Sexy Flexy, Pole Fit and Bunny Bootcamp. She says that the classes will focus on “climbing and holding,” and while it takes strength to perform those skills—no one is denying that strippers are in great shape—Sexy Flexy wasn’t designed for kids.
Although the class doesn’t start until September 22, four children (three girls, one boy) ranging in age from 5 through 12 have already signed up. Critics are worried that separating “pole fitness” from stripping is next to impossible, which might leave these youngsters vulnerable to bullying or, worse, becoming strippers in later life. After all, if you’ve been able to do an Inverted Crucifix since you were 5…
Maybe these guys got the memo that Canada has to expand its own stripper talent base now that they’re not letting foreigners in to do it.