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    Quote Originally Posted by bawang View Post
    i still think its pretty weird john was openly proud of his daughter being pole dancing champion.
    Only because we tend to associate pole dancing with strippers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sanjuro_ronin View Post
    Only because we tend to associate pole dancing with strippers.
    That is where it started in North America. So, people are going to associate it with that.
    Besides, the Male version from India isn't going to bring in the crowds that scantily clad women will.
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    I decided to split this thread

    Here's the new one: Chinese-Pole-Dancing

    Because pole dancing deserves more than just one thread here on the KFM forum.
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    dated but post worthy

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    slightly OT

    POLE-DANCING SIXTH-GRADE TEACHER SUSPENDED AFTER VIDEO LEAKS
    BY EWAN PALMER ON 8/21/18 AT 6:57 AM

    A North Carolina teacher has been suspended after the school district where she worked came across a video of her taking in a pole-dancing class, according to reports.

    Kandice Mason, a teacher at West Hoke County Middle School, said she posted a video of her pole-dancing onto her private Facebook account. The video was somehow then seen by her employers.

    The sixth-grade teacher, who also works part-time as a pole-dancing instructor, said she received news of her suspension while she was preparing for the new school year.

    “I was really excited,” Mason told WSOC. “I had already been given my classroom.”

    Mason, who has a master's in psychology, bachelor's in English and a certificate in phlebotomy, said she pole-dances a form of exercise and to unwind.

    "That's how I stay in shape,” Mason said. “That's how I feel like I can express myself and have time for myself.”

    Mason said the school did not fully disclose why she has been suspended, with administrators only citing a policy that states: “As role models for the school system employees are responsible for their public conduct…even when they are not performing their job duties as employees of the school system,” reports ABC 7.


    A woman performs pole tricks during a Polepeople pole dancing class May 3, 2006 in London, England. Kandice Mason said she was suspended because the school district found out she's a part-time pole dancing instructor.
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    The single mother of two has criticized the school district for punishing her for taking part in a hobby in private.

    "I've worked so hard to try and make sure I can provide for my daughters and our livelihood to have it jeopardized just for doing something that I'm passionate about," said Mason.

    She added she is angry at whoever leaked the private video form her Facebook page to her employers.

    "It wasn't even like it was a parent or student that brought this up. It was someone that was being malicious and pretty much trying to make me out to be a bad person," she said.

    Despite the suspension, Mason said pole-dancing is still something she has “never felt ashamed" of doing.

    “It's just an art for me. I just don't see it as negative," Mason said.

    Hoke County Schools confirmed Mason has been suspended but did not specify why. In a statement, schools representative Donna Thomas said: "Kandice Mason has been suspended with pay pending an investigation."

    Her case could go before the Hoke County School Board, which would have the final on her employment.
    It's really a shame that pole dancing has been so tainted by strippers. It's a remarkable art form and can be very tasteful.
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    Presumptious.

    Pole Dancing isn't even a sport in consideration by the IOC. But it still might beat Wushu.

    VICTORY LAP (DANCE) Pole dancing officially made a sport and could now be included in the OLYMPICS
    Atheltes have to complete drug testing regimes and rigorous training and the sport could be set for the biggest stage in international sport
    Alex Terrell
    17 Oct 2017, 11:26Updated: 4 Feb 2020, 15:17

    POLE DANCING has been officially recognised as a proper sport – and now wants to make it into the OLYMPICS.

    The fitness activity, which has traditionally been associated with strip clubs, could now be set to be unveiled on the biggest stage in international sport.


    A pole dancer performs a trick with one arm holding the pole Credit: AFP

    Campaigner Katie Coates, 41, finally won her 11-year fight after the Global Association of International Sports Federation (GAISF) confirmed the activity would now be classed as a professional sport last week.

    Katie, president of the international pole sports federation (IPSF), is now aiming for it to become a part of the Olympic Games.

    She began the long road to getting pole dancing recognised as a sport in 2006, when she started a petition to get it into the Olympics which attracted more than 10,000 signatures.

    Katie said: "In the early 2000s people started doing it as fitness and taking away the sex stigma, so no high heels and making it accessible for average people.

    "Pole dancing is not like everyone thinks it is, you need to actually watch it to understand.


    International pole dancing has been ratified as an official sport Credit: International Pole Sports Federation


    Campaigner Katie Coates has taken a huge step in her 11-year fight to get pole dancing recognised as a sport Credit: International Pole Sports Federation

    "Competitions started but they were very amateur, with friends of friends doing the judging. My goal initially was to make it more professional.

    "I feel like we have achieved the impossible, everyone told us that we would not be able to get pole dancing recognised as a sport."

    After the success of the petition in 2006, Katie "dropped everything" and began working with the global pole dancing community to turn it into a sport.

    In 2009 the international pole sports federation was officially launched, with Katie as the president, and they held their first world championships in 2012 to coincide with the Olympics.


    A pole dancer clings upside down to the pole Credit: AFP


    Pole dancing has long been associated with gentlemen's clubsCredit: Alamy
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    Strip Down, Rise Up

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    Pole Dancing isn't even a sport in consideration by the IOC. But it still might beat Wushu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bawang View Post
    why would you be proud of your child pole dancing? I don't get it.
    Because It's their dream. And as a father, you need to be proud and respectful of what your daughter/son achieved because It is a lifetime achievement.

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