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Pole Dancing

Do One Thing Everyday That Scares You: Suspend Your Sexuality

Jody Melto | Posted 04.30.2012 | DC
Jody Melto

Jessalyn Medairy's pole-dancing class is part workout and part erotic performance. Sexuality is integral to the class. So is a close shave.

'Pole Story' and the Power of Erotic Dance

Diane Passage | Posted 12.11.2011 | Women
Diane Passage

"The female body has tremendous power, and we are only now beginning to revisit that power, not as something to be ashamed of, but as something to embrace, explore and share."

Pole Dancing For Jesus

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.25.2012 | Religion

Of all the phenomenons to center around pole dancing, Jesus and gospel music certainly aren't what you'd expect. But from churches in Texas, to Yo...

PHOTOS: Denver To Host First International Pole Dance Championship

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.28.2011 | Denver

We always knew Denverites (and Coloradans in general) had a penchant to live on the wild side, but who knew it'd lead to this? The first Internationa...

UK Pole Dancing Class For Young Girls Sparks Outrage

Posted 09.26.2011 | Women

Some parents and local elected officials in northwest England are "outraged" after a fitness group that offers pole dancing lessons to girls as young ...

The 8 Wackiest Workouts

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 09.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The United States has always been branded as a melting pot of various customs and cultures. Apparently this principle also extends to workouts. Long g...

Pole Dancing Steps Into Chinese Spotlight

GlobalPost | Justin Calderon | Posted 08.09.2011 | World

SHANGHAI, China -- Two pairs of girls stand, one in front of the other, staring at their own reflections in the mirror and gyrating in the direction o...

David Moye

Pole Dancing Colombian Women Take To The Streets (PHOTOS) | David Moye | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

Now that pole dancing has moved out of strip clubs and into gyms, it seems only natural that it would end up in the streets. That's what happened r...

Pole Dancing For Fitness

| Sheri L. Thompson | Posted 07.04.2011 | Denver

The lights were dim and I was grateful, knowing it would be difficult for any of the others to ID me outside of these mirrored walls, considering the ...

David Moye

WATCH: Pole Dancing Championship Winner Bumps And Grinds Her Way To Victory | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Pole dancing is on the rise as a form of fitness, but calling it a sport may still be a stretch. Or is it? The women behind the U.S. Pole Danc...

Sexercise Is the New Jazzercise! (VIDEO)

Erin Gibson | Posted 07.03.2011 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

Want to meet hot guys at the gym but too shy to do it while doing butterfly curls in your fun-run tee shirt and raggedy high school Adidas soccer shorts? Here's the solution -- strip pole exercise class.

WATCH: Pole Dancing For Jesus

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

A local Houston Fox affiliate had an interesting report recently on a hot new workout class: Pole Dancing For Jesus. It's a women's only class that...

U.S. Pole Dance Federation Championship 2010

Diane Passage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Diane Passage

With all the recent hype surrounding various pole dance organizations' efforts to get pole dance approved as an Olympic sport, I asked founder Anna Grundstrom if this was a goal for the USPDF.

The S-Pole

Donna Fish | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Donna Fish

With the recent "Marriage Ref" show featuring a couple arguing whether or not to have a 'stripper pole' in the living room, and pole dance classes popping up in suburban malls, you can understand how this situation fell out.

Pole Dancing, Olympic Sport?

Yahoo! Sports | ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Still, pole dancing? In the Olympics? Absolutely, say thousands of pole dancers and the rapidly growing number of international and national federa...

Pole dancing For Haiti and Other Charitable Causes

Diane Passage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Diane Passage

With pretty much everyone in the world giving money to the Haiti relief fund, I was sure that someone was going to organize a pole dance for Haiti event, and yes - it's happening.

Male Pole Dancers Are on the Rise

Diane Passage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Diane Passage

Typical fitness activities are open to males and females to participate, and while pole dance is known as a feminine sport, there are some organizations that are working to make it more male-friendly.

Woman Sues Crunch Over Pole Dancing Class Injury

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A woman says a Manhattan gym left her hanging when she tried a new workout: pole-dancing. Sue Ann Wee filed a lawsuit last week agains...

And The Winner Of The National Pole Dancing Competition Is... (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Last Thursday six of America's greatest poll dancers slid over to Manhattan to compete in the Pole Superstar Competition. The winner of the nationa...

Pole Dance Wipes Out Wedding (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

A cautionary (possibly fake) tale of what happens when you let an inebriated wedding guest gyrate on a tent pole. Long story short: it's not a good id...

World Pole Dancing Competition Includes Men's Category (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The World Pole Dancing Competition in Tokyo brought together women and men--yes, that's right, male pole dancers--from 11 countries, including Brazil,...

Pole Dancing Will Need a Makeover For the Olympics

Diane Passage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Diane Passage

If you are laughing at this idea, then you're probably not familiar with the athletic pole dance competitions that are taking place all over the world.

Miss Pole Dance Argentina 2009: Sexy Or Scary? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The Miss Pole Dance Argentina 2009 competition was held in Bueno Aires on Tuesday, October 20th. 24-year-old Brazilian Rafaela Montenero took home the...

Pole Dancers In Midtown Traffic

The Awl | Choire Sicha | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In a promotion for "The Ultimate Pole Dance Competition" to be held in New York City this October (WHY?), there are pole dancers, working bicycle cart...

Nude Pole Dancing In New York Subway (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Pole dancing in the subway and towing a stripper pole around town. CNN's Jeanne Moos covers the bare essentials. Embedded video from CNN Video...