What if I told you that pole dancing isn’t just for adults? You’d probably say I was crazy. Pole dancing is
for strippers, not for little kids!
Well, I’m here to tell you that’s simply not true. Pole dancing and pole fitness have a long history that
goes back hundreds of years! Even fire poles can still be found in some fire stations today!
There is nothing provocative about pole dancing classes for children. Kristy Craig of Duncan’s Twisted
Grip Dance and Fitness Studio on Vancouver Island says in an interview that, “kids love climbing trees.
They will climb anything.” So if kids love climbing, why not let them give pole dancing a try?
It’s great exercise
Years ago, children could be found spending their free time running around outside. In today’s world,
children are more likely to sit inside and play a game on their tablet device. This is causing many children
to become overweight, which is a huge problem that can cause health issues well into adulthood and
When it comes right down to it, pole dancing is great exercise. It’s great exercise that doesn’t have to
have any sexual components. Children work on building lean muscle mass by spinning, climbing, and
bending around a pole. It’s such a great workout that even young boys sign up for pole dancing classes!
It’s a lot of fun
Sure, pole dancing is a great way to get a little exercise, no matter what your age, but kids wouldn’t be
interested in it if it wasn’t a lot of fun!
As mentioned above, kids love climbing, and what better thing to climb than a pole! After building their
strength, children can learn how to hang from and swing around a pole, a lot like a monkey! Eventually,
routines are set to music, but that music is completely child-friendly, giving the performance the feeling
of a dance recital. That dance recital just happens to utilize a pole.
Make new friends
Making friends is a part of growing up, and there’s no better way to make friends than signing up for a
pole dancing class!
Classes are extremely dynamic and include a lot more than just spinning around a pole. Team building
exercises, aerobics, and games are all integrated into the experience, creating a warm atmosphere
where every child is accepted. And because each child has their own pole, they can be a part of a group
while still having the ability to learn skills independently.
Don’t let other people’s opinions of what they think pole dancing is ruin your child’s chance to get fit,
have fun, and make new friends!