From aquatics to relays to field sports to on-track races, the Olympics has the ABC of sports in its assembly but is it soon to have a P as well? Olympics may be on the road to become a little more swanky!
The professional pole dancers are now stressing on making their passion get a ticket to Olympics for good. Usually pole dancing is associated with strippers and sleazy acts done for personal and public pleasures however this is not all true, the dancers argue.
A professional pole dancer, Becca Butcher, says that it is not as easy as it is assumed to be. There is flexibility, precision, time administration and so many more aspects involved in this delicate and daring activity. Now days pole dancing is also being incorporated in gyms and work out stations as it becomes a growing and fascinating trend amongst the public.
There are several women who joined pole dancing as a passion or a try-out hobby but have now left their jobs to take it full time. Natasha Wang worked as a PR for ten years but her life now revolves around poles instead of people!
Due to the increasing attraction, there is a high demand of including this into the Olympics.
The president of the International Pole Support Foundation, yes they have that, Tim Trautman says: “The biggest challenge is going to be the stereotyping that we have to deal with. And you know, quite frankly everyone thinks pole fitness and pole sport and everything came out of strip clubs but it started long before then”.
He also added that there will need to be some changes amended such as taking out the high heels as well as the eroticism in the dance to make it more public and family friendly. There are thousands of participants who are involved with several pole dancing competitions that are becoming a growing charm. And not just the women but the males are also starting to experiment with this new art in the gyms and weekly programs.
There’s going to be a whole perception makeover needed for such a bold sport to go “public”.
Looks like this exotic dance is all in full swing to prove that it isn’t just limited to bars and clubs.