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Hot Topic Tuesday: Are Kids’ Pole Dancing Classes OK or Too Risque?

Written on September 11, 2012 at 11:50 am , by

Don't try this at home?

If Toddlers and Tiaras makes you uncomfortable, wait until you read this. A dance and fitness studio in Canada has announced that it is offering pole dancing classes for kids. Duncan’s Twisted Grip Dance and Fitness Studio on Vancouver Island in British Columbia says that these Little Spinners classes are about fitness, not sexuality, and that kids’ sessions will not involve provocative moves.

While we’ll admit that pole dancing is one heck of a workout (and a fun one, too!) and that kids today do need to get more exercise, we’re not sure if we want girls (and boys) as young as 5 learning dances that originally had sexual connotations. What happened to the good old jungle gym or soccer camp?

Tell us: What do you think? Is Little Spinners a good idea, or should the pole be limited to adults only?