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Pole Dance To Stay Fit

By Staff

When you hear about pole dance, the first thing comes to your mind is either strip clubs or dance bars. Pole dance was never societal but with the passage of time it has become a part of our society. Experts say that pole dancing can be followed like yoga or aerobics to stay fit.

Melissa Dodson said that she used to practice yoga and pilates two years ago. Now, with pole dance she has experienced the art of staying fit. "It's a real challenge for women in terms of their upper body strength, it''s quite unique," she said, while practicing moves including the superman and fireman's spin," she added.

Also these days in Wellington they hold competitions for pole dance. This shows how is the society promoting and being open to the then forbidden art. Sofia Mc Lean, the event manager said that for pole dance competition participants come even from Queenstown. "New Zealand is really behind the eight-ball, so to speak, when it comes to the understanding and establishment of pole as a true fitness and form of sport," she said.

Dodson added that pole dance was considered to be included in Olympics as well. She said that taking the sport to Olympics will get pole dance a huge recognition. It can fetch pole dance a good platform. No more pole dance will be considered with the X-Factor, rather a legitimate sport.

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Story first published: Monday, June 28, 2010, 17:09 [IST]
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