Pole Dancing

Pole dancing is a form of performing art, a combination of dancing and gymnastics. It involves dancing sensually with a vertical pole and is often used in strip clubs and gentlemen’s clubs. A similar pole (Chinese poles) is used in cabaret/circus and stage performance in a non-erotic environment, the style and moves are very different.

Advanced pole dancing requires significant strength, flexibility and endurance. In a strip club setting, pole dancing is often performed less gymnastically and combined with stripteaseGo-Go, and/or lap dancing between performers. The dancer(s) may simply hold the pole, or use it to perform more athletic moves such as climbs, spins, and body inversions. Upper body and core strength are important to proficiency, which takes time to develop.

Pole dancing is now regarded as a recognized form of exercise and can be used as both an aerobic and anaerobic workout. Recognized schools and qualifications are being developed as pole dancing increases in popularity, with the overall sex appeal toned down.


When I was younger I’d occasionally drop by a strip club. They had a pole on stage but the girls just used it as something to lean on. I don’t remember any of them doing any thing athletic.

Not that I cared. I wasn’t looking for vertical gymnastics. I was looking for exposed flesh. I wanted the overall sex appeal toned up, up, up.

In honor of those days before pole dancing became a respectable, wholesome form of exercise, when it was deliciously sleazy and performed by women whose idea of exercise was bending down to look at your between their legs, I give you the Flickr Gallery:

Pole Dancing

anyone can see the gallery, only flickr members with safe search off can see these photos, Join Flickr free.

A few pics too slippery for the gallery: fence, bamboo, telephone, may, and power

Flickr Group: Stripper Poles

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