Pole dancing classes …for kids

A few months ago I posted an article on a pole dancing kit that was being sold in the children’s section of Tesco, a British Department Store. Parents were outraged and flooded the store with complaints. I cannot imagine that many people will be lining up to register their daughters for “pole dancing” classes. This woman is trying anyway.

A Fitness instructor in Choppington, Northumberland is trying to launch pole dancing classes – for children as young as 11.

Laraine Riddell wants to teach boys and girls to spin up and down on the poles, reports Metro.

The 38-year-old, who also teaches adults to pole dance, believes there is nothing sexual about children learning the moves.

These involve lifting and resistance work which builds youngsters’ muscles, she explained.

“It has nothing to do with what you see in strip clubs,” said Ms Riddell. “It is a way of getting fit and having fun.”

Kidscape director Michele Elliott said: “Pole dancing is an activity where women on stage are given money which is stuck in their underwear. To teach 12-year-old girls pole dancing is out of order.

“I am sure pole dancing is good exercise – but so is stripping. Strippers have great bodies. By all means give the kids exercise, but just skip the poles.”

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Lisa Arneill

Mom of 2 boys and founder of GrowingYourBaby.com and World Traveled Family. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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