I agree, it really annoys me too. I have to say though, none of the polers I have come across (the pro's I mean) have never looked down their nose at strippers, in fact one of them used to be a stripper.
I have had this convo time and time again on MN, have given up now, people will never change their views and I got fed up bashing my head against a wall.
I love poling, couldn't care less what anyone else thinks about it. Looking forwars to my 2 hour session later
if pole fitness can only establish itself as a gymnastic sport by sneering at other women who use it for dance and to earn money then that's a shame
I think I'd probably love it, especially after reading (I think she is called Trucks something) description of it, but even the stupid tribal fusion belly dance thing I do feels a bit ridiculous at times
so anyway is not true that people don't change their minds, mine has changed a lot from dismissing as a 'sport' you do in high heels to learning about Indian pole gymnastics and stuff, nothing to do with 'celebrating sexuality' (which I usually do by having sex)
But I think the people who sneer and look down their nose, sneer and look down their nose at both, pole fitness and pole dancing. At the end of the day it is gymnastics on a pole......end of!
I have been poling for four years and love it more and more, it's a great form of exercise, brilliant for strength and toning, I have made some fantastic friends from it and it gives you so much more confidence.
I love aerial hoop as well but ultimately pole is best
Stone - I love shoulder mount. Is your head back enough?? Are you getting enough oomph when you kick into it. Have you tried the other hand above?? Is easier from normal cup than twisty - now the elbow gtip sm is a bitch, lol. Really pull on your arms and use your abs. I can deadlift it now and aerial it now as well and amazingly enough find it quite easy.
My favourite move is handspring, love it. I like the strength and control work so like the controlled flag.
Had a back breaking session last night, I swear she broke me
Lowcarb - yep I poled for a good few months before i got my own pole so you will make progress just going once a week for a while. Pole is amazing for upper body strength - I was a right weed when I started and now have muscles on my muscles, lol
Yo pole fans. I have 1 hour rehearsal for a show today, routine to Big Spender - old school Hollywood type dance with nods to Bob Fosse choreography then intermediate/advanced workshop Tues night, and 2 hour dress rehearsal Thurs and Fri for Saturday show.
Doing 5 dances and 30 sec solo routine on spinning pole. Loved the last month of dance based classes, then it's back to the strength training to nail shoulder mount and start working up to flag.
Some of the best strongest dancers I know have stripped/come from burlesque or circus performance background. They just love pole and can't do stuff they enjoy in clubs as too tiring/bruising/wasted on punters.
Trucks my pole school took part in a show last year (pole factor) and we did a routine to Burlesque Express, it was great fun.
I am doing a routine for a pole comp so working on my video submission at the moment although I have convinced myself there is no way I am going to get through, will be competing with girls half my age although I am hoping they will be thinking she aint bad for an old girl, lol.
I hate the spinning pole, makes me feel a bit drunk, really had to adapt my routine to moves I can do whilst spinning and not look to pissed when I come off!
I love flag, it's one of my favs..........trying to brass monkey into flag but can't get the hand position right! I am sure shoulder mount is down to technique...takes a while to get your positioning but once you do you nail it every time.